Great Dog Names From Star Trek: May Your Puppy Live Long and Prosper

Dog Names From Star Trek  by Janice Jones   

Updated 04-13-2023

You don't need to be a Trekkie to love the names that have come from the long standing Star Trek Series that included both movies and iconic television series. 

Both movies and TV series have created a legacy that spans generations encouraging viewers to visualize a life  where no man has gone before.

Wiki image of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek

Long Standing and Still Hugely Popular

When I named two of my first dogs, Geordi and Tasha, I had no idea people would still fall in love with dog names based on Star Trek.

What I found amazing was the number of television series, movies and animated shows that follow the Star Trek theme.  An entire industry has grown up around the Star Trek franchise.

Star Trek

Just in case you have forgotten some of the movies or TV series, I've added them here.

The Original Series 1966–1969 TV series
Star Trek: The Animated Series 1973–1974 (TV series)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 (Movie)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 (Movie)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 (Movie)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 (Movie)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 (Movie)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 (Movie)
Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987–1994 TV (Movie)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1993–1999 TV (Movie)
Star Trek Generations 1994 (Movie)
Star Trek: Voyager 1995–2001 (TV series)
Star Trek: First Contact 1996 (Movie)
Star Trek: Insurrection 1998 (Movie)
Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 (Movie)
Star Trek: Enterprise 2001–2005 (TV Series)
Star Trek (2009) 2009 (Movie)
Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 (Movie)
Star Trek Beyond 2016 (Movie)
Star Trek: Discovery 2017–present (TV series)
Star Trek: Short Treks 2018–2020 (TV series)
Star Trek: Picard 2020–present (TV series)
Star Trek: Lower Decks 2020–present ((TV series)
Star Trek: Prodigy 2021–present (TV series)
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 2022–present (TV series)

Finding the Best Dog Names From Star Trek

It's not hard to find names, but what makes the best name for your dog?

  • Is it your favorite character?
  • Is it one that rolls well over your tongue?
  • Is it short and sweet?
  • Does your dog remind you of a particular character?
  • All of the above?

Female Dog Names From Star Trek Characters

Airiam - Lt. Commander and Science Officer of USS Discovery

Ayala - Helmsman, security and former Maquis on the USS Voyager

Alynna - Alynna Nechayev, the admiral of Starfleet

Ash - Ash Tyler the Chief Security in Star Trek (Discovery)

B'Elanna - B'Elanna Torres a human and Klingon hybrid lieutenant and former Maquis

Beverly - Beverly Crusher, the Doctor onboard the Enterprise;  Either Bev, Beverly or Crusher might work

Chell - the Engineering Officer in Voyager

Deanna - Deanna Troi, the ship's counselor 

Degra - Xindi scientist in Enterprise

Evek - a Cardassian in Deep Space Nine

Gabrielle - Gabby for short,  Intelligence Operative and Astrophysicist

Guinan -Whoopi Goldberg's character on The Next Generation

Hoshi (Japanese origin) - The Com Officer on the  

Janeway - Captain of the Voyager (Voyager)

Jadzia - Jadzia Dax, A Joined Trill and officer (Deep Space Nine) Either Jadzia or Dax would be a good name

Kasidy - Kasidy Yates is a freighter captain and friend to Captain Sisko  (Deep Space 9)

Keiko (Japanese origin)  wife of Miles O'Brien, botanist and school teacher (Deep Space Nine) 

Kes - Medic in the USS Star Trek Voyager

Keyla - Keyla Detmer, the Helmsman in Discovery

Kira - Kira Nerys, a Bajoran in DS9. Either Kira or Nerys would make a great dog name

Kimara - a Romulan Representative and  Senator in (Deep Space Nine)

Leeta - a Bajoran on Deep Space 9

Li - Li Nalas, the Bajoran Liaison Officer in DS9

Lwaxana - Betazoid and mother of Dianna Troi

Molly - Molly O'Brien, the daughter of  Miles and Keiko O'Brien on the Enterprise (already a popular dog name)

Mora - Mora Pol, a Bajoran scientist in Star Trek: Deep Space 9

Ro - Bajorian and helmsman on The Next Generation

Sela - Romulan officer in Star Trek: The Next Generation. 

Seska - a Cardassian in Voyager

Soji - Soji Asha, a Romulan Anthropologist in the Reclamation Site

Tal - Tal Celes, a Bajoran crewman on the USS Voyager.

Tasha - Natasha Yar, the chief of security before Worf

T'Pol - the first Vulcan Starfleet officer (Enterprise)

Uhura - Nyota Uhura is the Communications Officer in the original Star Trek Series

Male Dog Names From Star Trek characters

Alexander - the son of the Klingon, Worf and a member of the House of Mogh

Azan - a civilian passenger in the USS Voyager

Bashir - Doctor Julian Bashir, the chief medical officer on Deep Space Nine

Bareil - a Bajoran Religious Leader (Deep Space Nine)

Bones - nickname for Dr Leonard McCoy (Original Star Trek

Boothby - the civilian groundskeeper at Starfleet Academy (Star Trek, The Next Generation)

Boimler - Ensign on the USS Cerritos

Brunt - a Civilian resident on Ferengi

Bryce - a Lieutenant in USS Discovery

Chakotay - First officer and former Maquis on the USS Voyager

Christopher - (Chris for short) Christopher Pike, the first captain of Enterprise

Data - the sentient A.I. and Chief Operations Office Star Trek, The Next Generation

Doctor - the sarcastic medical hologram

Dolim - the Xindi-Reptilian Commander of the Xindi Council

Dukat - Religious Cardassia Leader

Elim - Elim Garak, a Cardassian in Star Trek: Deep Space 9

Elnor - Romulin Starfleet Cadet on the

Ezri - Ezri Dax, a Trill Counselor in DS9

Evek - Cardassian Commanding Officer of CMS Vetar

Geordi LaForge - chief engineer in the Star Trek: Next Generation

Harry - Harry Kim, the ensign and friend of Paris (Enterprise)

Hikaru or Sulu (Japanese origin) - captain of the Excelsior and starred in the original Star Trek Series

Jake - son of Captain Sisko in Deep Space Nine

Jet - Jet Reno is the chief engineer of the USS Hiawatha (Discovery)

Jean-Luc - Jean Luc Picard (any of those names would make a great dog name - the commanding officer, a diplomat, and a scholar. (Next Generation)

Jonathan - Jonathan Archer (Jon or Archer both make great dog names)

Julian - Julian Bashir; Chief Medical Officer of Deep Space Nine. Bashir would also make a great dog name.

Khan - a human that controlled the earth during the "Eugenics Wars" shows up in a number of TV series and movies including the Wrath of Khan 

Kirk - James Kirk, the original Captain of the Enterprise

McCoy - the doctor, in the original series

Miles - Miles O'Brien the chief engineer in the Next Generation and then Deep Space Nine

Mudd - human smuggler that shows up in various settings (TOS, TAS, DSC, ST)

Neelix - Talaxian and Chef on USS Voyager

Nog - Feringi cadet and ensign and nephew to Quark (Deep Space Nine)

Odo - Shape-shifter and chief of security on Deep Space 9

Pavel - Pavel Chekov one of the members of the original Enterprise crew. (Chekov also works as a dog name)

Phlox - a medical officer.

Q - a character from the Continuium that shows up in several Star Trek series (DS9, TNG, Voyager and Picard)

Quark - Ferengi and Bar Owner on Deep Space Nine

Reginald - Reginald Barclay, Reggie for Short, an Engineering Officer in the Enterprise

Riker - Number One officer of the Enterprise (Next Generation)

Rom - the Ferengi, is Quark’s younger brother in Star Trek: Deep Space 9

Sarek - Spock's Father in various movies and TV series.

Scotty - engineer of the Enterprise. A great dog name but don't try to use it to register your Scottish Terrier with AKC.

Sisko - Benjamin Sisko, the commander of Deep Space Nine

Spock - The Vulcan and science officer of Enterprise. (The original Star Trek series and in many subsequent movies.

Soval - the Vulcan ambassador to Earth in Star Trek: Enterprise.

Spot - Data's pet cat in the Next Generation and some films

Travis - Travis Mayweather, navigator and helmsman on the Enterprise

Trip - nickname of Charles Tucker III, the right-hand man of Archer.

Tuvok - Vulcan friend of Captain Janeway l

Wesley - Wes for short, Wesley Crusher

Worf - Klingon lieutenant on TNG and DS9

Zek - a Ferengi in Deep Space 9

Dog Names From Star Trek Vocabulary

Warp (warp speed - a great name for a fast dog)

Beam (beam me up); a dog that likes to be on your lap

Cloak (cloaking device) a dog that likes to hide

Phaser - a guard dog?

Tribble - a super cute furry dog

Logic - a highly intelligent dog

Commander, Ensign, Lieutenant, Major: top dogs

Dabo - Frengi game played at Quark's bar;  Dabo Girl for a female dog

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta (Quadrants)

Dog Names From Star Trek Alien Species and Worlds



Romulan (Romulus)







Bajor (Bagoran)



Remus (Reman)


Benzite (Benzar)

Xindi (Xindus)

Risa (vacation destination) - a very playful puppy

Tellar (Tellarites)


Pollux IV (Pollux for short)

What Dog Names From Star Trek Did I Forget?

There is so much vocabulary, so many main characters and guest stars, and alien worlds associated with Star Trek that I am absolutely sure I have forgotten some.  Can you help?

If you are a Trekkie, please take a moment to contact me with your ideas and I will gladly add your suggestions as soon as possible.  Thanks for your help.

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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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