Picture of a dog in a Chewbacca costume

You’ve got a new dog, and you’re both strong with The Force, so you need a Star Wars name. Depending on your dog’s breed, appearance, and behavior, you have many possibilities for Star Wars names, even if your pooch grows up to be a Sith lord. 

Star Wars Dog Names

Star Wars is a multimedia franchise that spans many movies and countless TV shows released since its beginnings in 1977, when it reignited the interest in space adventures. With many good, bad, and grey-area characters, you’ve got plenty of  Star Wars dog names to choose from. And given that 70 million US households own a dog and more than 1 in 3 internet users in North America identify as Star Wars fans, it’s a good thing to have lots of options.

Star Wars Names for Male Dogs

If you’ve got a male pooch joining your family, consider some of the following names.

From the Original Trilogy

Where it all started, Episodes IV, V, and VI give us some terrific choices.

Dog Names for Large, Imposing Dogs

  • Chewbacca fits any big, lumbering dog.
  • Vader would be great for a guard dog.
  • General Veers
  • Emperor Palpatine for your regal, potentially evil pup.
  • Jabba works especially if you have a big dog breed.

There’s also Darth and Fett.

Dog Names for Sweet Boys and Scoundrels 

  • Luke is the hero.
  • Han is a scoundrel.
  • Obi-Wan may be wise, but in earlier times, he was rash, kind of like a puppy.
  • Yoda befits a small big-eared dog.
  • Admiral Ackbar gave us, “It’s a trap!”

Also, consider:

  • Solo
  • Skywalker
  • Lando
  • Greedo
  • Wedge
  • Porkins
  • Uncle Owen
  • Boba
  • Wicket

Dog Names From the Prequels

Bad guys outnumber the good guys, so here are some of the coolest names of nefarious ne’er-do-wells:

  • Maul is one of the coolest characters in Star Wars.
  • Dooku
  • Count
  • Jango
  • Grievous
  • Watto

Since most of us root for the good guys, consider these names:

  • Anakin meant well even as he turned to the Dark Side.
  • Mace was a noble Jedi with a distinctive lightsaber.
  • Jar-Jar

Other good guy names seem like they’d be fun to shout out at the dog park.

  • Windu
  • Qui-Gon
  • Kitt Fisto 

Dog Names From Other Projects

  • Poe brought good looks and a smart mouth to Star Wars.
  • Finn befits the most loyal of dogs.
  • Grogu is Baby Yoda’s real name. Everyone loves that little guy.

And don’t forget:

  • Kylo
  • Dameron
  • Mando
  • Din
  • Djarin
  • Cody
  • Ezra
  • Chopper
  • Cad Bane
  • Thrawn

Star Wars Names for Female Dogs

With its share of royal women, Star Wars gives us a broad spectrum of good and bad ladies with great names.

From the Original Trilogy

  • Leia was our first brush with a princess.
  • Aunt Beru raised the orphaned Luke.

The Prequels

More Star Wars female dog names here, including more royalty.

  • Padme was a queen and gave birth to Luke and Leia.
  • Shmi was Anakin’s mom.

And think of:

  • Amidala
  • Luminara
  • Shaak-Ti
  • Zam

Other Projects

  • Rey was scrappy.
  • Ahsoka was an annoying kid who grew up to become wise and strong.
  • Peli offers comic relief in “The Mandalorian.”
  • Jyn saved the Rebellion at the cost of her own life.

Some deep-cut Star Wars female dog names make great choices, too.

  • Phasma
  • Rose
  • Tico
  • Asajj
  • Sabine
  • Hera
  • Zannah


Or maybe you want to go with a cutesy droid name, some of which are more familiar than others.

  • R2
  • R4
  • R5
  • 3PO
  • D-0
  • K-2
  • Gonk
  • Lobot

Wrapping Up

With literally thousands of named characters, droids, creatures, and even planets, your choices for dog names from Star Wars are almost infinite. Show your Star Wars love.

If you’re looking for more ideas on what to name your dog, we have a series of comprehensive lists you may find helpful: