Smart Dog Names
Intelligent Naming Ideas For Smart Dogs

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This smart dog names page is dedicated to the pup out there that if it were human would easily be admitted to Yale or Harvard, get A’s on all tests, and graduate with doggie honors as well!

No, this pooch might not excel in quantum psychics or even be good at calculus, but will show other signs of high intellect.

Intelligent Beagle hoping for a smart dog name

Things Like...

-It’s easily trained and picks up readily on commands

-Is happy to help your kids with their homework

-Is smart enough to disappear when you give your kids their chore list

-Doesn’t bark at the mailman as it’s figured out it does no good

-Is the go-to family member when figuring out your televisions remote

So recognizing that smart pups deserve smart dog names, what you’ll find below are a collection of naming suggestions after common terms that are used when describing someone who is smart, as well as some rather interesting names after people who have a high I.Q.

Male & Female
Names For Smart Dogs

Agent 86: Maxwell Smart, his last name says it all

Albert: Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist

Alcott: Author of Little Women and 270 other books

Alex: Alexander Bell invented telephone

Amelia: Amelia Earhart, 1st woman to fly across Atlantic Ocean

Asimov: Isaac Asimov, smart science fiction author

Bernanke: Ben Bernanke head of the Fed, liberal printer of money

Biggs: John Biggs, science writer

Bobby: Bobby Fischer, chess genius who was rather a recluse

Boxer surfing the internet

Bradbury: Ray Bradbury, famous author. He'd like this smart pup choice

Brain: Title of Penny’s dog in Inspector Gadget

Brainy: This smart pup has good looks AND brains

Curie: Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize

Da Vinci: Leonardo daVinci, mathematician, inventor...a genius!

Darwin: Charles Darwin, developed the theory of evolution

Dawkins: Richard Dawkins, sociobiologist

Dell: Michael Dell, inventor of Dell Computers

Dexter Smarty pants cartoon character

Dolph: Dolph Lundgren boxer in the Rocky movies, IQ of 160

Doogie: Dr. Doogie Howser, why not Doogie for your doggie?

Dr. No: Name of a well known evil genius

Egghead: What bright kids in school were nicknamed

Einstein: Albert Einstein, physicist known for Theory of Relativity

Faraday: Michael Faraday, physicist and all around nice guy

Fischer: Bobby Fischer, the smartest chess player of all time

Fleming: Alexander Fleming, invented penicillin

Franklin: Ben Franklin politician, and quite the ladies man

Freud: Sigmund Freud, psychologist and one smart dude

Galileo: After the bearded Italian physicist and astronomer

Gates: Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, richest man in the world

Genius: A smart dog name for the highly intelligent pup

Hal: Hal 9000 the super computer from 2001 A Space Odyssey

Hannibal: Hannibal Lechter, evil genius didn't like being restrained

Hawk: Short for Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist

Hillary: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State

Dog genius

Holmes: Sherlock Holmes, detective. He loves spying on the cat

Howser: Doogie Howser, M.D. Howser’s a smart title for bowser

IQ: Abbreviation for intelligence quotient

Jobs: A great name choice for your iDog

Kasparov: Garry Kasparov, a successful chess player

Kepler: Johannes Kepler, discovered the motion of planets

Kofi: Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, peacemaker

Leonardo: Leonardo daVinci, mathematician and inventor

Lisa: Lisa Simpson, the smart Simpson

Ludwig: Ludwig van Beethoven, amazing composer of music

Mensa: The name of the society for those with a high IQ

Mr.Peabody: Genius canine from Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon

Neutron: Jimmy Neutron, boy genius

Newton: Isaac Newton, genius in optics, math, and a good cookie

Novella: Steven Novella, smart neurologist

Ochoa: Ellen Ochoa, US astronaut with over 500 hours in space

Oprah: Oprah Winfrey, actress and talk show host

Pascal: French mathematician and philosopher

Princeton: Prestigious school, for the dog on an unlimited budget

Prodigy: One who masters potty training at a young age

Professor: For the pup so smart it could teach at a university

Quentin: Quentin Tarantino, movie director with IQ of 160

Roslin: President Laura Roslin, Battlestar Galactica

Rubik: Of Rubik's cube fame, for genius pup that's hard to figure

Sage: Means has wisdom, for dog who won’t fight with Pit Bulls

Salk: Jonas Salk, scientist. Inventor of the Polio vaccine

Savant: The dog with detailed knowledge in a specialized field

Savvy: Means being smart and shrewd

Scholar: If your pal attended school, it would get straight A’s

Schroder: Piano smartie from the Peanut cartoons

Screech: Screech Powers, Saved by the Bell

Tesla: Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest electrical engineers

Thatcher: Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister aka Iron Lady

Urkel: Steve Urkel, brainy character from Family Matters

Watson: Sherlock Holmes smart sidekick

Witty: Having an intelligent sense of humor

Whiz: A name for a bright person and a great smart dog name

Wisdom: Means having the common sense to avoid bigger dogs

Wright: After Wright Brothers, polar opposite of brother Wrong

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