Dog Names From Star Trek by Janice Jones
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.
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.
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)
It's not hard to find names, but what makes the best name for your dog?
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
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
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)
Risa (vacation destination) - a very playful puppy
Pollux IV (Pollux for short)
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.