Smart-sounding Dog Names for your Little Genius Puppy

The domestic dogs are the geniuses other than humans when it comes to intelligence, they are fluent in body language and they can be easily trained.

Border collie is the smartest dog breed for their extraordinary intelligence and high energy. They have an intense connection with humans, making them ideal work and home companions.

Almost everyone thinks that his puppy is a genius, smart pups deserve smart dog names because names do deliver a first impression, so why not giving him a smart dog name?

Some names just sound smart. We have lots of naming suggestions that are used when describing someone who is smart, as well as some rather interesting names after people who have a high I.Q.

Names after Smart Thinkers and Artists

Naming your puppy after one of the top thinkers is a cool idea; it may be just the nudge in the right direction to open his true potential. 

Alert Einstein is undoubtedly smartest people in history; he is the embodiment of intelligence. 

Marie Curie may be first on the list of great prize-winning women of our time.

Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle are all famous Greek philosophers.

Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement.

Charles Darwin was the man behind the theory of natural selection and how it applied to evolution.

George Lucas was the creator of much-loved films such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, and so much more during the Italian Renaissance.

Martin Luther King was a highly-regarded civil rights activist in the U.S. whose legend inspires and lives on to this day.

Milo Aukerman is not only a singer and songwriter but also a research biochemist.

Nikola Tesla was an amazing inventor, engineer and physicist who are best known for his contributions to the modern alternating current electrical system.

Samuel Clemens is one of America's best-loved authors.

Thomas Edison, also known as The Wizard of Menlo Park, invented many things that we take for granted, such as the light bulb.

More famous artists and thinkers include:

Alcott: Author of Little Women and 270 other books

Alex: Alexander Bell invented telephone

Amelia: Amelia Earhart, 1st woman to fly across Atlantic Ocean

Asimov: Isaac Asimov, smart science fiction author

Bernanke: Ben Bernanke head of the Fed, liberal printer of money

Biggs: John Biggs, science writer

Bobby: Bobby Fischer, chess genius who was rather a recluse

Bradbury: Ray Bradbury, famous author. He'd like this smart pup choice

Dawkins: Richard Dawkins, sociobiologist

Dell: Michael Dell, inventor of Dell Computers

Faraday: Michael Faraday, physicist and all around nice guy

Fischer: Bobby Fischer, the smartest chess player of all time

Fleming: Alexander Fleming, invented penicillin

Franklin: Ben Franklin politician, and quite the ladies man

Freud: Sigmund Freud, psychologist and one smart dude

Galileo: After the bearded Italian physicist and astronomer

Gates: Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, richest man in the world

Hannibal: Hannibal Lechter, evil genius didn't like being restrained

Hawk: Short for Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist

Hillary: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State

Kasparov: Garry Kasparov, a successful chess player

Kepler: Johannes Kepler, discovered the motion of planets

Kofi: Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, peacemaker

Thatcher: Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister aka Iron Lady

Salk: Jonas Salk, scientist. Inventor of the Polio vaccine

Quentin: Quentin Tarantino, movie director with IQ of 160

Roslin: President Laura Roslin, Battlestar Galactica

Jobs: Steve Jobs was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.

Names after Famous Universities

Oxford: the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Cornell: an American private Ivy League research university.

Stanford: a private research university in Stanford.

Duke: a private research university located in Durham

Penn: an American private Ivy League research university

Princeton: a private Ivy League research university in Princeton

Berkeley: a public research university located in Berkeley

Names from Smart Characters in the Movies

Brain: Penny's faithful pet dog in the animated television series Inspector Gadget

Hal: Hal 9000 the super computer from 2001 A Space Odyssey

Holmes: Sherlock Holmes, detective. He loves spying on the cat

Lisa: Lisa Simpson, the smart Simpson

Mr. Peabody: Genius canine from Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon

Neutron: Jimmy Neutron, boy genius

Schroder: Piano smarty from the Peanut cartoons

Screech: Screech Powers, Saved by the Bell

Urkel: Steve Urkel, brainy character from Family Matters

Watson: Sherlock Holmes smart sidekick

Names Mean Smart or Intelligent

Mensa: The name of the society for those with a high IQ

Professor: For the pup so smart it could teach at a university

Savant: The dog with detailed knowledge in a specialized field

Sage: Means has wisdom, for dog that won't fight with Pit Bulls

Savvy: Means being smart and shrewd

Scholar: If your pal attended school, it would get straight A's

Genius: A smart dog name for the highly intelligent pup

IQ: Abbreviation for intelligence quotient

Wisdom: Means having the common sense to avoid bigger dogs

Witty: Having an intelligent sense of humor

Whiz: A name for a bright person and a great smart dog name

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