50 Dog Names Meaning Adventurous

Reviewed By Kim •  Updated: 02/10/21 •  8 min read
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Do you love adventures? Do you love sharing adventures with your dog? Are you looking for a unique name for your dog? Then you’ve come to the right place!

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We’ve put together a list of dog names that have the ring of adventure about them! In our research, we looked high and low for some of the most adventurous name around! Let’s get started!

Boy Dog Names that Mean Adventurous

Here are some great names for boy dogs that mean adventures!

1). Marco: is the first name of the Venetian merchant, explorer and writer who traveled all over Asia, along the Silk Road between 1271 and 1295. His name was Marco Polo.

2). Robert: this name comes from Robert Edwin Peary, Sr, who was an American explorer and US Navy Officer who made several trips to the Arctic in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He reached the geographic North Pole on April 6, 1909.

3). Edmund (Hillary): was a New Zealand mountain climber, explorer, and philanthropist. He and a Sherpa were the first to reach the top of Mount Everest.

4). Ernest (Shackleton): was an Irish Antarctic explorer who led three expeditions to Antarctica. This might be a great name for dogs that love to play in the snow!

5). Thor (Heyerdahl): was a Norwegian explorer who is most famous for his Kon-Tiki expedition back in 1945. Here’s a name for a dog who really loves the water and/or taking long trips!

6). Bear (Grylls): is a British former SAS serviceman, survival instructor and honorary lieutenant-colonel, who is also an adventurer, writer, TV presenter and businessman. He’s been on several adventures and is most famous for his TV series Man vs Wild (2006-2011).

7). Steve (Irwin): his nickname was the “Crocodile Hunter,” and he was an Australian zookeeper, TV personality, wildlife expert, environmentalist, and conservationist. He had many adventures with animals over the years and was very loved by his audience.

8). Ibn Battuta: was a Muslim Berber-Moroccan scholar and explorer who had many travels around the world. His first trip was back in 1325-1332, where he visited North Africa, Iraq, Persia, and more.

9). George (Aylwin Hogg): was a famous British adventurer who traveled in China. He also worked to establish the Shandan Bailie School in Shaanxi, China.

10). Zachary (Sunderland): was the first American sailor who sailed solo around the world at the age of 18. His trip took 13 months and 1 day.

11). Amerigo (Vespucci): is the name of an Italian merchant, explorer, and navigator from Florence, Italy. It was his name that was used to name the Americas (North & South America).

12). Christopher (Columbus): was another Italian explorer and navigator. He was able to complete 4 voyages across the Atlantic and opened the Americas to exploration by European countries.

13). Vasco (de Gama): he was a Portuguese explorer and was the first European to reach India by sea all the way from Europe. His voyage connected the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

14). John (Cabot): was an Italian navigator and explorer who was commissioned by Henry VII of England. His trip was one of the earliest recorded explorations of North America after the Norse.

15). James (Cook): was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy. He is credited with creating the first detailed map of Newfoundland, and for making three major voyages to the Pacific Ocean.

16). Meriwether (Lewis): was an American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator who is famous for the Lewis & Clark Expedition, with William Clark.

17). William (Clark): was an American explorers, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. He was part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition with Lewis.

18). Neil (Armstrong): was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer, as well as the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot and university professor.

19). Francis (Drake): was an English sea captain, privateer, naval officer, and explorer. He is famous for his circumnavigation of the world in a single trip, which lasted from 1577 to 1580.

20). Daniel (Boone): was an American pioneer, explorer, woodsman, and frontiersman who is considered to be one of the greatest folk heroes of the U.S.

21). Hernan (Cortes): was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition to the Aztec Empire, and is credited with bringing about this empire’s demise in Mexico.

22). Juan (Ponce de Leon): was a Spanish explorer and Conquistador who led the first European expedition to Florida.

23). Leif (Erickson): was a Norse explorer from Iceland, and he is credited as being the first European to have set foot on North America.

24). Buzz (Aldrin): is a former American astronaut, engineer and fighter pilot. He made three space walks as pilot of the 1966 Gemini 12 mission. He was also the module pilot on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission and was one of the first two people to land on the moon.

25). Samuel (de Champlain): was a French colonist, solider, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat and chronicler. He made about 21 to 29 trips across the Atlantic Ocean and is the founder of Quebec in 1608.

Girl Dog Names that Mean Adventurous

Now here are some memorable girl dog names that have a lot to do with adventures!

26). Amelia (Earhart): was the first woman pioneer Aviator and author. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

27). Nellie (Bly): was an American journalist, industrialist, inventor, and charity worker. This was her author name. Her true name was Elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman.

28). Bessie (Coleman): was an early American civil aviator, and she was the first African American woman and the first Native American woman to hold a pilot’s license.

29). Hanna (McKeand): is a polar guide and expeditioner, who holds the Guinness World Record for her travels.

30). Cecilie (Skog): is a Norwegian adventurer. She has summited Mt. Everest and climbed K2. And in 2010, she finished the first unassisted and unsupported crossing of Antarctica.

31). Laura (Dekker): is a Dutch sailor, born in New Zealand, who in 2009 planned to be the youngest person to circumnavigate the world solo. She was successful in 2010 when she sailed her ketch name Guppy.

32). Diana (Nyad): is an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and long-distance swimmer. Back in 1979 for swimming from North Bimini, the Bahamas, to Juno Beach, Florida. This was a trip of 102 mi (164 km).

33). Jeanne (Bare): was a member of Antoine de Bougainville’s colonial expedition on the ships La Boudeuse & Etoile in 1766 to 1769. She is the first woman to have completed a voyage of circumnavigation around the world.

34). Isabella (Bird): was a British explorer, writer, photographer, and naturalist in the 19th century. She was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. This was in honor of all her world trips. She traveled mostly alone at a time when that was not considered a safe activity for women.

35). Renata (Chlumska): is an adventurer and mountain climber. She has Czech parents, and Swedish and Czech citizenship. She is famous for being the first Swedish woman to climb Mt. Everest.

36). Octavie (Courdreau): was a French explorer and author of several books about French Guiana and northern Brazil.

37). Sophia (Danenberg): is an American mountain climber and is famous for being the first African American to have reached the summit of Mt. Everest.

38). Sally (Ride): was an American astronaut and physicist. She’s famous for being the first American woman in space back in 1983.

39). Sacagawea: was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped guide the Lewis & Clark Expedition at the age of 16.

40). Sarah (Winnemucca): was a Norther Paiute author, activist and educator. She was one of the first of her community to pursue friendly relations with the Anglo-American settlers to her homeland.

41). Dian (Fossey): was an American primatologist and conservationist who was famous for her studies of mountain gorillas.

42). Annie (Oakley): was an American sharpshooter who was a star in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

43). Adeline (van Buren): with her sister, rode 5,500 miles in 60 days across the United States on a motorcycle.

44). Augusta (van Buren): she and her sister (Adeline) were famous for riding a motorcycle across the US in 60 days and 5,500 miles.

45). Shasta: is a volcanic peak which is situated at the southern end of the Cascade Range in California. This peak stands at an elevation of 14,179 feet.

46). Junko (Tabei): was a Japanese mountaineer, author, and teacher. She was the first woman to summit Mt. Everest.

47). Robyn (Davidson): is an Australian writer who did a 1700-mile trek across the deserts of Western Australia using camels.

48). Harriet (Chalmers Adams): was an American explorer and photographer who traveled to South America, Asian and the South Pacific in the early 20th century.

49). Felicity (Aston): is an English explorer and former climate scientist. In 2012, she became the first person to ski across the Antarctic landmass using only her own power (muscles), and the first woman to cross the Antarctic alone.

50). Ann (Bancroft): is an American author, teacher, adventurer and public speaker. She is credited as being the first woman to have successfully finished a number of expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic.

We hope you’ve had fun learning about some of the world’s famous adventurers! And we hope you’ve been able to find the perfect name for your dog!

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Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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