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Emily P. Contributor

Here's another stellar dog name that's bound to be tempting for a new puppy owner.

Rocket might just be perfect for a high-energy, fast-paced furry friend. It's a nod to pop culture icons like Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy

Plus, it's a playful homage to the speed and agility of our four-legged friends. Since nothing reaches the stratosphere faster than a Golden Retriever released into the back yard after being stuck inside for eight hours.

Etymologically, 'Rocket' means 'to soar', so it's ideal for pups with a spring in their step that just LOVE to play fetch. Does that sound familiar?

Probably. There's no doubt in my mind: if you can just feel your new puppy's personality is ready to blast off, Rocket is the way to go.

Traits associated with the name Rocket:

Dogs named Rocket tend to be loving, loyal, good-natured, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, intelligence, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Rocket?

It suggests that you are creative and have a sense of adventure. You may also have an affinity for science and technology.

Is Rocket a good dog name?

Rocket has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Rocket isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Rocket is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Rocket was, in the past month, the 223rd most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Rocket is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Rocket was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Rocket's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Rocket is most adored in Kentucky, Oklahoma and Utah.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Iowa, Alabama and New Jersey.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Rocket.

Most popular breeds named Rocket:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Chihuahua
  5. Dachshund

Famous dogs named Rocket:

  • comics icon A dog named Rocket appeared in the comic book Chacha Chaudhary by Pran Kumar Sharma.
  • television icon A dog named Rocket featured in the television show Shimmer and Shine.

Rocket is found in these categories:

nerdy dog names

References space exploration, appealing to science and technology enthusiasts.

celestial dog names

Blasts into space, soaring among stars, planets, and other heavenly bodies!

playful dog names

The association with speed, energy, and excitement evokes a sense of playfulness.

sassy dog names

Fast, fiery, and full of energy, just like a soaring rocket!

superhero dog names

Named after a speedy, powerful spacecraft, embodying strength and adventure.

Dog names like Rocket:

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Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
Always slow-moving.
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Rocket dog name meaning

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Jax Black (Queensland, Australia)
I have a 15 month old 70% Dingo and 30% Jack Russell cross named Rocket she can run at 60 klm per hour. I’m from Australia 🇦🇺
February 10, 2024

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jo momma (Massachusetts, United States)
my sister always puts on her christmas list “a real dog” 😂
November 25, 2022

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