170+ Game of Thrones Dog Names

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Game of Thrones is one of the most popular television series of all time (it even has a whopping 9.2 on IMDB). Not only is it full of plot twists, beheadings, battles, and dragons – it’s also a big inspiration for our furry friends’ names. Of course, Ghost is the best good boy and one of the most popular Game of Thrones dog names, but there really are so many to choose from.

Anyone who has watched Game of Thrones knows it’s not always easy to keep up with the characters and the locations. Is it Varys or Viserys who’s the king? Or are they the eunuch? It can get complicated. 

This is why we’ve listed out every possible doggy Game of Thrones name for you to choose from. From the classic dire wolves to the lesser-known locations – we’ve got them all covered.

And a quick tip? Before choosing your pup’s name remember you need to call it in the dog park. That really can make all the difference.

Spoilert alert!

Just in case you don’t have instagram, the internet, or friends watching GOT you might want to (quickly) reconsider going through all these names. There are a few spoilers!

Dire Wolf Names

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Of course, we’re going to start off with the actual dogs in the series. And yes, they were dogs and not wolves.

Northern Inuit Dogs were used in the filming of Game of Thrones and each puppy was adopted by one of the Stark children. Although ideal for large breeds such as German Shepherds or Huskies, we think these names are great for almost any dog. Just maybe don’t call your Xolo ‘Shaggydog’.

GhostJon's dire wolf
Grey WindRob's dire wolf
LadySansa's dire wolf
NymeriaArya's dire wolf
ShaggydogRickon's dire wolf
SummerBran's dire wolf

Game of Thrones Dog Names Inspired By Male Characters

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There’s such a variety in the names chosen by George R. R. Martin. Everything from Jon and Robert to the Night King and Hot Pie (we also didn’t realize his name was actually Hot Pie). Here are some of the well-loved characters to call your pooch!

BenjenThe first ranger of the Night’s Watch (perfect for a Doberman)
BranFourth Stark child and the current Three-Eyed Raven
BronnTyrion Lannister’s loyal bodyguard
DaarioEnforcer and advisor to Daenerys Targaryen
DavosKnight to Stannis Baratheon
DickonWe’re going to suggest you don’t shout that across the park
EuronOne of the most-feared pirates of the Ironborn
GendryUnacknowledged bastard of King Robert Baratheon and skilled blacksmith
Grey WormMight be an odd name for a dog but he’s a favorite of the Mother of Dragons
HodorLoyal servant to House Stark. Perfect name for an Old English Sheepdog
Hot Pie‘Sit, Hot Pie. Roll over, Hot Pie.’ Can you imagine it?
JaimeEldest son of Tywin Lannister also known as the Kingslayer
JaqenOne of the faceless men of Braavos, trainer of Arya Stark
JeorLord Commander of the Night’s Watch
JoffreyNo good boy deserves that name
JonAll good boys deserve that name
JorahLord from Westeros and advisor to Daenerys Targaryen
KhalLeader of the Dothraki Khalasar
LittlefingerCunning and manipulative, Littlefinger was Master of Coin for King Robert Baratheon
ManceMance Rayder, leader of the Free Folk and King Beyond the Wall
Ned/EddardHead of House Stark. Perfect for a loyal doggo
OberynGreat fighter from House Martell
PetyrThe manipulator Petyr Baelish aka Littlefinger
PycelleGrand Maester Pycelle. Great for a wise old pup
QyburnUnethical former Maester who becomes Hand of the Queen to Cersei
RamsayWho can forget the Battle of the Bastards? Not us. A risky name for any loveable pup!
Red ViperThe nickname for Oberyn Martell. Maybe for an Irish Setter?
ReekAka Theon Greyjoy. Probably not a good idea to call your pup Reek
RenlyYoungest Baratheon brother to inherit the throne after Joffrey
RickonYoungest of the Stark sons. And another reason you shouldn’t name your dog Ramsay
RobbKing of the North! Out of respect, not a name for any red doggos
RobertKing Robert Baratheon, ruler of the Seven Kingdoms
RooseLord Roose Bolton. A very cute name for a new dog!
SamwellSteward of the Night’s Watch and John Snow’s best friend. This could be a great male Game of Thrones name for a Pug!
SparrowNewly appointed High Septon and leader of the very religious sect ‘the Sparrows’. A good name for a sighthound!
StannisLord of Dragonstone and the middle Baratheon brother
The HoundThe winner when it comes to Game of Thrones dog names
TheonTheon Greyjoy, heir to the Iron Islands. A good choice for a water-loving pup like a Golden Retriever!
TommenThe younger brother of Joffrey Baratheon
TormundA famous character amongst the Free Folk who becomes Jon Snow’s friend 
TyrionOh Tyrion Lannister. Younger brother to Cersei and Jamie Lannister, Tyrion is a great choice for any wise dog
TywinHead of House Lannister, Tywin is one of the main characters of Game of Thrones until he was killed on the toilet by Tyrion!
VarysA eunuch and the Master of Whispers. A good choice for any… neutered pups!
ViserysViserys of House Targaryen, older brother to Daenerys Targaryen

Game of Thrones Dog Names Inspired by Female Characters

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Mother of Dragons, Queens, Faceless (Wo)men – there are a number of popular Game of Thrones female characters to go for. Which will you choose for your new dog? 

BrienneBrienne of Tarth is a great character and a beautiful name for a blonde and strong pup!
CatelynWife and key advisor to Ned Stark, she’s also mother to all the Stark children and a wise character
CerseiQueen of the Seven Kingdoms, Cersei is a powerful and iconic Game of Thrones character
CraneAn actress in Izembaro’s traveling theater company
EllariaWhat a beautiful name for a Labradoodle puppy. Ellaria is the lover of Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne
GillyA free folk and the pregnant lover of Samwell Tarly
LysaDaughter of Hoster Tully and married to Jon Arryn
MargaeryWife of Joffrey Baratheon and Queen Consort and eventually killed by Cersei Lannister
MeeraBoth Meera and her brother Jojen help Bran and believe he is important in the upcoming war
MelisandreThe perfect name for a Rhodesian Ridgeback. Melisandre, aka the Red Priestess
MissandeiFormer slave and handmaiden to Daenerys
MyrcellaThe only daughter of Robert Baratheon and Queen Cersei (although her father is actually Jaime Lannister)
ObaraAn incredible warrior, Obara is the eldest daughter of Prince Oberyn Martell
OlennaThe wise matriarch of House Tyrell and grandmother to Margaery
OshaFormer Free Folk, Osha became a loyal servant and fighter for House Stark
SansaOne of the most famous Game of Thrones characters, Sansa is already a popular dog and child name!
Septa UnellaCan you really imagine calling that out at the park?
ShaeThe beautiful lover of Tyrion Lannister
TalisaWife of the King of the North, Robb Stark. Again, not a name for a red dog breed.
TyeneOne of the Sand Snakes in Dorne
YaraThe Ironborn Queen and older sister to Theon Greyjoy
YgritteWarrior of the Free Folk (wildlings) and Jon Snow’s lover (and wife in real life!)

Game of Thrones Dragon Names

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You can't think of Game of Thrones without thinking about dragons. Especially the notable pets of Daenerys. Names that are good enough for her scaly best friends are good enough for your furry ones. You might need to practice the pronunciation of a few first!

ArchoneiThe dragon whose skull is in the Red Keep in King’s Landing
ArraxDragon ridden by Lucerys Velaryon and was the first to die during the Dance of the Dragons
BalerionNicknamed Black Dread, Balerion was a forceful dragon of House Targaryen
CannibalNot the best name if you want your dog to make friends
CaraxesAlso known as Blood Worm, this dragon was the first to be ridden by Prince Aemon Targaryen
DreamfyreA beautiful, female, blue dragon – perfect for a blue pup!
DrogonOne of Daenerys’s three dragons, named after her late husband Drogo
EssoviusAnother dragon whose skull is in the Red Keep in King’s Landing
GhiscarAnother dragon in the Red Keep – who knew there were so many!
MeleysThe Red Queen Dragon ridden by Princess Alyssa Targaryen
MeraxesA she-dragon ridden by Rhaenys
MoondancerA very quick and thin dragon. Maybe for a Whippet?
MorghulA very young dragon that was never ridden
QuicksilverA female dragon ridden by King Aenys Targaryen and his son, Aegon Targaryen
RhaegalAnother of Daenerys’s three dragons named after her eldest brother, Rhaegal
SeasmokeDon’t tell me that’s not a great name for a Silver Lab
SheepstealerAnd that for a Border Collie
ShrykosA dragon born from an egg placed in Prince Jaehaerys Targaryen’s crib
SilverwingA beautiful, silver female dragon of the Targaryen family. Perfect for a gray dog breed
StormcloudThese dragons have some amazing dog names! Stormcloud was born from an egg in the crib of Prince Aegon Targaryen
SunfyreSunfyre is said to be the most impressive Dragon of all with golden scales and pink wings!
SyraxHer name is inspired by the goddess of Valyria and she was only ridden by Rhaenyra Targaryen
TerraxThe dragon of Jaenara Belaerys. It’s said she flew her dragon further south than any other!
UrraxOne of the first ever dragons
ValryonOne of the Pre-Doom Valyrian dragons whose skull is also in the Red Keep
VermaxA dragon ridden by Jacaerys Velaryon who really doesn’t like snow or ice. Not a name for a Husky!
VermithorA dragon with bronze scales and wings – a good choice for a Vizsla!
VermithraxAnother dragon in the Red Keep at King’s Landing
VhagarKnown as the Queen of all Dragons
ViserionThe third of Daenerys’s three dragons and named after her elder brother

Dog Names Inspired by Places In The Game of Thrones Universe

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It’s not just the people, dire wolf puppies, and dragons that have great names in Game of Thrones. The cities, landmarks, and houses do too. Whilst it’s maybe not super common to name a dog after a location, we think you’ll agree that some of these are just beautiful! 

AshemarkAshemark is the main castle in the hilly Westerlands and home to House Marbrand
AsshaiAsshai is far away from the free cities and is in the southeast of the continent Essos
AstaporAka the Red City, a famous port city in the city-states of Slaver’s Bay
BraavosBraavos is one of the richest and most powerful free cities in Westeros
CasterlyCasterly Rock is the home of the Lannister family. It’s a castle built into a rock full of caves and tunnels
DorneDorne is the southernmost kingdom of the Seven Kingdoms in the continent of Westeros
DragonstoneThe castle is on top of the island in Blackwater Bay. A great name for a guard dog!
DreadfortA northern castle and the home of House Bolton
EssosA huge area of land to the east of Westeros
EyrieThe Eyrie is an impressive castle in the Vale of Arryn and home to House Arryn
HarrenhalThe largest castle in all of Westeros!
HighgardenA slightly odd name to call at the dog park, but it is the castle and home of House Tyrell
HightowerAn even odder name to call your pup!
KarholdThe castle of House Karstark in the north
LysA city which covers several islands close to Essos
MeereenThe most important city in Slaver’s Bay
MyrA huge seaport city and one of the Free Cities
NorvosAnother of the Free Cities east of Westeros
PentosOne of the very rich Free Cities and home to the Pentoshi people
QarthA large trading city south of Essos
QohorOne of the Free Cities Daenerys visits with Khal Drogo
RiverrunIdeal for a Poodle, Lab, Newfoundland… or any other water-loving breed
SeagardAlso a great one for dogs that love beach days!
SunspearThe Capital of Dorne and home to House Nymeros
TarthAn Island in the narrow sea made most famous because of Brienne of Tarth
TyroshA harbor city and one of the Free Cities
ValyriaValyria used to be the capital of a great empire but is now a ruined city
VolantisThe oldest Free City
WesterosA large continent separated from Essos by the Narrow Sea. A lot of Game of Thrones happens in Westeros and King’s Landing is the capital
WinterfellCapital of the Kingdom of the North and home to the Stark family
YunkaiAka the Yellow City is one of the cities of Slaver’s Bay

Dog Names Inspired By Words

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If you’ve watched all eight seasons of Game of Thrones, you’ll know that there are a lot of unusual words used throughout. Whilst they can get a little confusing, some of them are beautiful names for dogs too!

CrowThe three-eyed crow is a mythical character that lives beyond the wall and appears in Bran’s dreams. Maybe a good option for a black pup!
Dire wolfSymbol of the Stark family, each child adopts a cute dire wolf puppy
DothrakiA group of nomadic horse warriors. Khaleesi rules them
GreyscaleA fatal skin disease. Not something you want to call your adorable dog!
KhaleesiThe name given to Daenerys when she rules the Dothraki. It means Queen
MaesterMaesters are advisors to lords
(Milk of the) PoppyPoppy is a nice name for a pup. Milk of the Poppy is a bit of a mouthful and an anesthetic
R'hllorTry shouting that one! He is the Lord of Light, though
RavenThese big black birds are used to send messages in Game of Thrones
SellswordA type of mercenary who has no allegiance to a lord or house
SeptonHead of the faith of the Seven Kingdoms
TurncloakA disloyal person. Not the name for your beautiful, loyal best friend!

House of the Dragon Dog Names

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In August 2022, Game of Thrones fans finally got what they were waiting for – the first episode of House of the Dragon, a prequel to Game of Thrones. As you’d expect, there are plenty of dragons, characters, and places that would make great doggie names!

AegonThe sixth King of the Andals and the first son of Viserys TargaryenMale
AemmaKing Viserys’ first wife and mother to RhaenyraFemale
AemondAemond is the brother of Aegon and only has one eyeMale
CorlysAka Lord of Tides, Sea Snake, and Master of DriftmarkMale
CristonLord Commander of the Kingsguard for Viserys TargaryenMale
DaemonBrother to Viserys Targaryen, he ends up marrying his niece, Rhaenyra TargaryenMale
Harwin “Breakbones”A great name for a dog, right? He’s also known to be the strongest man in the Seven KingdomsMale
JaceHis full name is Jacaerys Velaryon and is Rhaenyra Targaryen’s first sonMale
JasonJason is a member of the Lannister familyMale
LaenorSon of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen (not to be confused with Rhaenyra Targaren)!Male
LarysHe’s the guy with Alicent’s feet. Enough saidMale
LucerysThe second son of Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor VelaryonMale
LymanMaster of Coin to King ViserysMale
LyonelThe head of House StrongMale
MellosMellos the MastiffMale
OttoFather of Alicent Hightower and Hand of the King to ViserysMale
TylandTwin to Jason Lannister, he’s also a knight of House LannisterMale
VaemondThe younger brother of Corlys Velaryon and a knight of the houseMale
ViserysViserys is the fifth King of the TargaryensMale
AlicentAlicent Hightower is the daughter of Otto Hightower and wife of Viserys Targaryen. She’s also Rhaenyra’s childhood best friendFemale
BaelaThe oldest daughter of Laena Valaryon and Daemon TargaryenFemale
HelaenaThe only daughter of Alicent and Viserys. In true Targaryen fashion, she also ends up marrying her brotherFemale
LaenaDaughter of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen. She rode the dragon VhagarFemale
MysariaMistress of Daemon Targaryen and Mistress of Whispers to Queen RhaenyraFemale
RhaenyraThe only surviving daughter of King Viserys and his first wife, AemmaFemale
RhaenysThe Queen Who Never WasFemale

How to Choose The Best Game of Thrones Dog Name?

Choosing the right name for your doggo isn’t easy – but it is important. However, the most important thing is that you like the name and it suits your pup. A couple of things to take into consideration or that may help are:

  • Sex of Your Dog. That’s actually not even that important – but it may be to some owners. We’re all for mixing it up and calling your girl dog Viserys. Why not?
  • What They Look Like. Do you have a beautiful, fair-haired puppy? Then a Targaryen name might suit them really well! Likewise, if you’ve got a bit of a scruffy (but still beautiful) dog, why not go for a Wildling? We also think everyone with a black Poodle should name them Jon.
  • What They Act Like. Do you have a water lover? A princess? Or a joker? Naming them after a similar character could be a good idea!
  • Can You Pronounce It? It’s you who’s going to be saying it multiple times a day. And we’re still not 100% sure how you say Ghiscar, Ygritte, or Rhaenys.
  • What’s Your Favorite? When in doubt, go for your favorite character! Tyrion it is, then!

There are so many great Game of Thrones dog names for you to choose from. Which would you call your pup?

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