The Ultimate List of Dog Names Based on Star Wars

Dog Names Based on Star Wars, by Janice Jones  |Published 12-12-2022

Does this sound like you?  You've seen every Star Wars movie, read the books and comics, know every movie character invented by the franchise started by George Lucas and have watched reruns of both live-action and animated series and now you are getting a new puppy that needs a name.

OK, so I'll admit, I love Star Wars and remember seeing the very first Star Wars as a very young person on the day it was released to theaters. (OK, so I am totally dating myself). 

I was amazed that puppy buyers started telling me they want to name their puppy, Chewbacca, Chewie for short, or Vadar for that sweet innocent black puppy who is less than 2 pounds. 

These puppy buyers (Shih Tzu breed) who convinced me that their puppy looked just like an Ewok are the inspiration for this post.

Before I give you my list, I want to introduce, Obi Wan Tzu Nobi and Princess Leia, my own Star Wars dogs.

Two Shih Tzu dogs named Obi and Leia

Star Wars Characters Based on All  Movies

Star Wars, a world wide pop-culture phenomenon includes much more than movies.  Television series, video games, novels, comic books, and even theme park attractions are all part of this fictional universe. I have looked at all of these when compiling this list.  

No, it is not a complete list of characters, just names that sound like they should be a dog name.

A Trip Down the Star Wars "Memory Lane"

There was the original, the Prequel, the Sequel, and some miscellaneous anthology and animated films all of which were used to compile this list of great dog names based on Star Wars. 

To be exact, these are the films searched for this list: (In chronological order)

Star Wars (1977) 1st of the original trilogy

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back  (1980) 2nd of the original trilogy

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) 3rd of the original trilogy

Star Wars: The Phanton Menance (1999) 1st of the Prequel trilogy

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002) 2nd of the Prequel trilogy

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith  (2005) 3rd of the prequel trilogy

Star Wars: The Force Awakens  (2015) 1st of the sequel

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) 2nd of the sequel

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019) 3rd of the sequel

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

The Clone Wars (2008)  (Animated Film)

Star Wars: A New Hope

The Clone Wars (2008)

References:  Wikipedia

There were numerous Star Wars Novels and video games written.

Girl Dog Names Based on Star Wars Characters

Some Star Wars Characters tend to have long names which some feel would not be appropriate for a dog.  This is up to you. 

I personally like shorter names, but there is no reason why you can't shorten them.  For example you could name your dog Ahsoka Tano and call her Tano for short.  Amidala could be Dala for short.

Ahsoka– (Ahsoka Tano) Female Jedi 

Amidala – (Queen Amidala) Senator & leader from the prequels, love interest of Anakin Skywalker

Amilyn – (Amilyn Holdo) Vice Admiral in the resistance & friend of Princess Leia

Aphra – (Doctor Aphra) Female archaeologist recruited by
Darth Vader in the Vader comic series

Barriss – (Barriss Offee) Jedi apprentice of Luminara Unduli

Beru – Luke Skywalker’s aunt & parent

Cara – Cara Dune, mercenary from the Mandalorian

Hera – pilot from the Rebels 

Holdo - Leader of the Resistance old comrade-in-arms of General Leia Organa.

Jannah – former Stormtrooper who aids the resistance

Jyn – (Jyn Erso) The daughter of the man who made the Death Star possible, Female soldier who helped steal the Death Star plans

Leia – (Princess Leia) Daughter of Anakin Skywalker who became an Alliance General

Mara – (Mara Jade) From the series of Thrawn Novels. 

Maz – collector & businesswoman

Omega – Clone medical assistant from The Bad Batch

Padme – Politician, Queen of Naboo, wife of Anakin Skywalker and mother to Luke and Leia

Phasma – Captain in the First Order

Qi’ra – Grew up on the streets with Han Solo.

Rey – Force prodigy & hero of the new trilogy

Rose – Resistance maintenance worker turned fighter

Sabine – Female warrior from Rebels

Traya – Female Sith Lord who was formerly a Jedi

Zorii – A spice-smuggler in The Rise of Skywalker.

Boy Dog Names Based on Star Wars Characters

Almec - Mandalorian politician in The Clone Wars.

BB-8, or BB for short - Tiny ball droid who helped the Resistance

Biggs - Biggs Darklighter -Alliance pilot

Boba - Bounty hunter

Bureau - from The Mandalorian

Cad - bounty hunter in the Clone Wars

Chopper - Droid from Star Wars Rebel

Cody – Clone marshal commander

Darth Vader or Vader - the Jedi knight who went to the dark side

Dooku – Sith Lord & apprentice to Darth Sidious

Echo – One of the clone troopers in The Bad Batch

Embo – Clone Wars bounty hunter who uses his hat as a boomerang

Ewok – Furry creature from Endor

Ezra – Jedi Padawan from the Star Wars Rebels 

Finn – Former stormtrooper who defected to the Resistance

Galen - The scientist who worked on the Death Star’s weapons system but allowed it to be destroyed.

Gideon – Moff Gideon, former officer of the Imperial Security

Greedo – Bounty hunter who was shot by Han Solo

Grogu - better know as Baby Yoda

Han Solo – Scoundrel, smuggler, pilot & eventual Alliance leader

Holdo - Vice Admiral & Purple-haired leader who took command of the Resistance while Leia was unconscious.

Hondo – (Hondo Ohnaka) Leader of space pirates from The Clone Wars & Rebels

Hunter – One of the clone troopers in The Bad Batch

Hux – General of the First Order. Used Starkiller Base to destroy the Republic.

Jabba – (Jabba the Hutt) A gangster and boss

Jango – (Jango Fett) bounty hunter

Jar Jar – Gungan from Naboo 

Kenobi – (Obi-Wan Kenobi) Jedi who trained Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker

Kit – Jedi Knight alien

Kylo – (Kylo Ren) Son of Han Solo & Leia who defected to the dark side

Lando – Lando Smuggler, gambler who ran Cloud City

Lars - a farmer and uncle of Luke Skywalker

Luke – (Luke Skywalker) Son of Anakin Skywalker and Jedi who destroyed the Death Star

Mando – Short for Mandalorian, main character in the Disney TV show.

Maul – (Darth Maul) Sith Lord  

Maz - Owner of a tavern and source of insider information 

Obi – (Obi-Wan Kenobi) Jedi who trained Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker

Poe – (Poe Dameron) pilot in the resistance

Rako – Rako Hardeen, a bounty hunter from the Clone Wars 

Ren – (Kylo Ren) Son of Han Solo & Leia who defected to the dark side

Rex – Clone trooper captain

Scion – (Darth Scion) Sith Lord & member of the Sith Triumvirate

Skywalker – Family name of Luke & Anakin

Snoke – (Supreme Leader Snoke) Leader of the First Order 

Tarkin – Grand Moff Tarkin, a leader of the empire

Teebo – Ewok leader from Return of the Jedi

Tion -The port administrator of Pau City

Trooper – Empire soldier

Vader – (Darth Vader) Sith Lord & former Jedi. Luke Skywalker’s father

Wald - one of Anakin's playmates who grew up with the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO

Wedge – Pilot who flew with Luke Skywalker for the Rebellion

Wicket – Ewok scout & warrior

Windu – (Mace Windu) Jedi Knight 

Yoda – Wise Jedi Master who trained Luke Skywalker

Zeb –  rebel from the Star Wars Rebels series

More Dog Names Based on Star Wars Moons and Planets

Two Shih Tzu dogs named Darth Vader and LandoThese two handsome guys are Vader and Lando from Ohio, USA

Abafar - a desert planet in the Clone Wars

Agamar - a rocky planet, home of droids from the Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels

Alderaan - home planet of Princess Leia

Bespin - a gas planet featured in the Empire Strikes Back

Cato - The site of battles throughout the Clone Wars

Crait - featured in a book, Leia, Princess of Alderaan, it is the location of an early Rebel Alliance outpost

Corellia - home world of Hans Solo

Dagobah – Swamp planet and Yoda’s residence after the fall of the Jedi

Eadu - Rocky, mountainous planet, home to an Imperial weapons research facility in Rogue One

Eisley – Mos Eisley a spaceport on Tatooine

Endor – Forest moon of the Ewoks

Hoth - Ice Planet and area for the rebel alliance, in the Empire Strikes Back

Jakku – Desert planet & Rey’s home planet

Kef Bir - Kef for short, a moon of Endor and the location of some of the wreckage of the second Death Star after it was destroyed in Return of the Jedi

Lego - from The Phantom Menace, 

Mandalore - homeworld of the Mandalorians

Naboo - in the The Phantom Menace, home planet of the Gungans, and Padmé Amidala.

Yavin - gas planet in original Star Wars

Great Dog Names Based on Star Wars Vocabulary and Characters

C3PO - No need for any introductions to an Star Wars' Fan. a droid fluent in millions of languages

R2-D2 - Artoo - Perhaps the most loved robot of all times.

Ewok - those cute little furred bipeds native to the moon of Endor. 

Clone - as in The Clone Wars

Jawa -Those sentient one-meter tall furry humanoids native to the Outer Rim desert world of Tatooine.

Tauntaun - The species of non-sentient lizards native to Hoth.

Wookie - like Chewbacca

Walker - as in Skywalker

Trooper as in Storm Trooper

Padawan - Paddy for short?

Mandalorian - Mando for short?

Ewok – Cute furry creature from Endor

Falcon – The Millennium Falcon is Han Solo’s famous ship

George - or Lucas - the originator of Star Wars

Jawa – Culture settled on Tatooine, known as scavengers

Jedi – The order focused on mastering & training in the force

Porg – Cute bird from the planet Ahch-T0 where Luke took up exile

Rebel – Fighters against the Empire

Wampa – White abominable-snowman creature from Hoth

Wookie – Hairy warrior species which included Chewbacca

Star Wars Dog Costumes

Star Wars Dog Names Based On Real Actors/Actresses' Names

You may think that the first names of these stars may be best served as great Star Wars Dog Names, but think again.  Sometimes it is the last name that makes the better name.  Or, perhaps you like the middle name best as in James Earl Jones.

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

Harrison Ford as Han Solo

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa

Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin, Commander of the Death Star

Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi

Anthony Daniels as C-3PO

Kenny Baker as R2-D2

Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca

David Prowse as Darth Vader

James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader

Director/writer George Lucas

Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian

Frank Oz (puppeteer/voice) as Yoda

Sebastian Shaw as Anakin Skywalker

Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker

Star Wars Costumes

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About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, beagles, English bulldogs, carin terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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