Intelligent Dog Names

Got an intelligent breed or just an all-out smarty pants for a dog? Name them something smart to reflect their dazzling intelligence.

Intelligent Dog Names

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Intelligent Dog Names For Boys

  • Refers to the famous scientist, albert einstein
  • Author of Little Women.
  • Alexander bell invented telephone.
  • Smart science fiction author.
  • Head of the Fed.
  • Science writer.
  • Chess genius.
  • Dweller near the wood fort
  • Character from inspector gadget.
  • Wise, all-knowing
  • The freek titan of intelligence.
  • Wise counsel in german.
  • Mathematician, inventor and genius.
  • Dear Friend
  • Richard Dawkins, sociobiologist.
  • Right-handed, skilled
  • Character from Rocky movies.
  • Dr. Doogie Howser.
  • A well known evil genius.
  • What bright kids were nicknamed.
  • German physicist and scientist
  • Smartest chess player of all time.
  • Alexander Fleming, invented penicillin.
  • Politician.
  • Psychologist and one smart dude.
  • Wise and learned.
  • Oath, pledge
  • Italian physicist and astronomer.
  • Barriers
  • A protective spirit
  • HAL
    Super computer.
  • Evil genius.
  • Short for Stephen Hawking.
  • Skillful and intelligent in Muslim.
  • Sherlock Holmes, detective.
  • Howser's a smart title for bowser.
  • Wise man
  • IQ
    Abbreviation for intelligence quotient.
  • A great choice for your iDog from Steve Jobs.
  • Garry Kasparov, a successful chess player.
  • Discovered the motion of planets.
  • After Leonardo daVinci.
  • After Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • Clever in Filipino.
  • A society for geniuses.
  • Character from Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon
  • Jimmy neutron, boy genius.
  • Fig newton
  • US astronaut.
  • Intelligent on Swedish.
  • A procedural programming language.
  • Prestigious school.
  • A master at a young age.
  • Professor x in marvel's x-men.
  • As in Quentin Tarantino.
  • Wise protector.
  • Of Rubik's cube fame.
  • Inventor of the Polio vaccine.
  • As in sargent.
  • Knowledged in a specialized field.
  • Specialist in a branch of study.
  • Piano smartie from the Peanut cartoons.
  • Screech Powers, Saved by the Bell.
  • Small, round chocolate candy; colloquial for an intelligent person.
  • A man of Gondor
  • Spirit in Japanese.
  • Refers to the curious scientist
  • British Prime Minister.
  • Steven urkel a character on the sitcom family matters.
  • Sherlock holmes smart sidekick.
  • Genius or to move with a rush and a sound.
  • After Wright Brothers.
  • Intelligent in Turkish.

Intelligent Dog Names meaning Intelligence For Boys

Crafty Dog Names For Boys

  • Jimmy neutron, boy genius.
  • Italian physicist and astronomer.
  • US astronaut.
  • Barriers
  • treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin
  • The freek titan of intelligence.
  • Character from Rocky movies.
  • Steven urkel a character on the sitcom family matters.
  • Refers to the television sleuth.
  • Alexander Fleming, invented penicillin.
  • Character from Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon
  • Piano smartie from the Peanut cartoons.

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Our guide to the best intelligent dog names

Dogs are pretty damn smart. It’s one thing to learn a wide variety of tasks and commands, and understand human communication. But dogs excel over other species in the way they’re able to understand and interpret human emotions, and even assist people with disabilities.

Studies have shown that dogs have cognitive abilities similar to those of a 2-year-old child, and some breeds are considered to be more intelligent than others. One of the most magical things about having a dog is just marveling at their intelligence. And if you have a Golden Retriever, Border Collie or another smartass breed, one of these intelligent dog names might be just too good to resist.

For boys, Albert is a great place to start. Human names are fashionable for dogs at the moment, and this one blends traditional charm with scientific significance. It, of course, refers to the great Albert Einstein, the famous German scientist who was believed to have an IQ of around 160! Another old-fashioned name that works so well for boys dogs is Watson. It’s a cute homage to Sherlock Holmes’ intelligent sidekick, and works for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

If you want something a bit more unusual, we really like Rubik. It refers to one of the smartest toys out there – the Rubik’s cube.

Intelligent Dog Names: Stats


As of March 2023, intelligent dog names seem increasingly popular with new puppy owners. Our stats show that they are more fashionable than they were six months ago.

Dexter is the most popular name, having received more likes than any other in this list of intelligent dog names for boy dogs.

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Comments (1)

Elah (Oregon, United States) - 11-29-2022
My older half sisters new service dog in training is part pitbull and she's still just a puppy she adopted her from the humanes society and man she reminds me a lot of my older half sisters senior pitbull mix who was never a service dog but was always a total sweetheart as well but unfortunately old age got to her and she also got an untreatable brain tumor wich caused her to loose her eyesight and bump into everything and everyone and go potty every couple of minutes with her owners assistance thankfully we got to say our goodbyes the day before she went to the vet to be put down ironically the night before she went to the vet to be put down i actually had a nightmare where she went to the vet to be put down it's literally like my own nightmare predicted what was going to happen in the morning our dreams can be so cruel... except my dreams are cruel to me all the time all my dreams are nightmares i never have good dreams ever and it's not even my fault! my nightmares also cause me to have seizures i only have them when i dream but i am seeing a doctor about that though.

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