50 Pirate Dog Names

By Tom •  Updated: 02/18/21 •  8 min read
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Have you just adopted a dog and need to find a great name for them? Do you love all things to do with pirates? Do you enjoy The Pirates of the Caribbean movies? Then you’ve come to the right place!

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It can sometimes be challenging to find just the right name for your dog. You want a name that’s unique and fits your dog. When you’ve run out of name ideas or inspiration for a name, you wonder just what to name for you canine companion.

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Well, we’ve done some research for you and have come up with dog names inspired by pirates!

OK, now let’s get on to that list of pirate names for dogs we promised!

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Here are some great pirate themed dog names for boy dogs!

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1). Anicetus: was a leader of an unsuccessful anti-Roman uprising in Pontus in 69 AD. Pirates go back a long time. They’ve existed since ancient times! This would be a great name for a large dog, who’s very strong.

2). Giorgio: this name comes from Giorgio Adorno, who was a Knight of Malta who sailed in the Mediterranean.

3). James: this name is inspired by the pirate James Alday, who was an English privateer. He was responsible for raiding Spanish ports with James Logan and William Cooke.

4). William: this name comes from the pirate William Aleyn, who was an English pirate. He sailed in the Thames and English Channel.

5). Billy: comes from the pirate named Billy Bones. He was a fictional pirate in the book Treasure Island.

6). Hook: this is the name of the pirate villain from the book and movie Peter Pan. He was always running away from the crocodile.

7). Roger: this name is inspired by the Jolly Roger, which was the name of the pirate flag that was black and had a skull and crossbones on it.

8). Nemo: comes from the name of Captain Nemo, who was the pirate in the book and movie Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

9). Sparrow: if you love the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, then you’ll know this is the name of the pirate played by Johnny Depp.

10). Blackbeard: is the name of one of the most-feared pirates ever.

11). Crabbe: this name is inspired by John Crabbe, who was a Flemish pirate.

12). Sea Wolf: this was a term that was used for pirates.

13). Davy: is the name of the pirate Davy Jones.

14). Barnim: this name is inspired by Barnim VI, Duke of Pomerania. He was a duke who supported privateers in the Baltic sea. He would eventually go on pirate raids, too.

15). Baldassare: is inspired by the pirate Baldassare Cossa, who was Antipope during the Western Schism. He was accused of piracy, amongst many other things.

16). Pier: this name is inspired by the pirate Pier Gerlofs Donia, who was a Dutch pirate. He was known as “Grutte Pier” (big Pier) because he was very tall. He was a freedom fighter, pirate, folk hero and more.

17). Eric: this name comes from the pirate Eric of Pomerania. He was a king of Nordic Kalmar Union and was busy supporting piracy against almost everyone—friends and enemies.

18). Alv: this name comes from the pirate Alv Erlingsson, who was a pirate and a favorite of the queen; however, he committed many acts of piracy all through his life.

19). Eustace: this name comes from the pirate Eustace the Monk, who was a mercenary for France and England.

20). Jean: comes from the pirate named Jean Fleury, who was a French privateer and naval offices under Jean Ango. He managed to take three Spanish ships that were carrying Aztec gold from Mexico to Spain in 1523.

Pirates of the Caribbean Dog Names

Here are some pirate names from the famous pirate movie series we all know and love!

21) Jack: this name comes from the fictional pirate in the movies—Jack Sparrow. He’s a likeable character who tends to get into and out of trouble.

22). Weatherby: this is the name of the Elizabeth’s father.

23). Will: was the name of the son of Bootstrap Bill, and he was Elizabeth’s true love.

24). Turner: this Will’s last name.

25). Cooper: this is the name of the person who made wooden barrels on the ship.

26). Beckett: this is the name of the governor from the East India Trade Company.

27). Norrington: this is the name of the lieutenant who was on the shop when Elizabeth was a young girl. He eventually falls in love with her after he meets her again as a grown woman.

28). Kraken: this was the name of the horrible sea monster that was monstrous in size and able to take down an entire ship.

29). Ferdinand: was the name of the king of Spain at the time the movie takes place.

30). Swann: was Elizabeth’s last name.

Here are some pirate related dog names that may be a good fit for your canine companion!

31). Samuel: this name comes from the pirate Samuel Axe, who was an English privateer working for the Dutch. He served with the English forces in the Dutch Revolt against Hapsburg rule.

32). Jean: is the name of the pirate Jean Bontemps. He was active in the Caribbean Sea, where he attacked Cartagena, Rio de Hacha and other places.

33). Jan: this is the name of the pirate Jan de Boff, who was on the Dunkirker, which was in service to the Habsburgs. He served during the Dutch Revolt.

34). Rock: is the name of the pirate Rock Brasiliano, who was active in the Caribbean and captain of pirates in Jamaica. He was known for his extreme cruelty, anger, and sadism.

35). Nathaniel: this name comes from the pirate Nathaniel Butler, who was not a very successful pirate. However, he later became colonial governor of Bermuda.

36). Cavendish: this is the name of the pirate Thomas Cavendish, who was the first man to circumnavigate the world. He also raided Spanish towns and ships he came across in the New World.

37). Simon: is the name of the pirate Simon Danziker, who was a Dutch corsair and privateer who later was based in Algiers and Tunis.

38). Francis: is the name of the famous Sir Francis Drake, who was an Elizabethan corsair and a hero in England, though he was considered a pirate in Spain.

39). Hawkins: is the name of the pirate Sir John Hawkins, who was an Elizabethan corsair. His work in ship design was helpful during the threat of the Spanish Armada.

40). Zheng: is the name of the pirate Zheng Jing, who was a Chinese pirate and warlord.

41). Peter: was the name of the pirate Peter Love, who was an English pirate who worked from a base in the Outer Hebrides. He was most active around Scotland and Ireland.

42). Henry: was the name of the pirate Sir Henry Mainwaring, who was an English privateer and pirate hunter. It was his pirate fleet that nearly broke the peace between the England and Spain after the Anglo-Spanish War.

43). Olivier: was the name of the pirate Olivier van Noort, who was not a very successful pirate.

44). Nutt: was the last name of the pirate John Nutt, who was an English pirate who worked around Newfoundland.

45). Rous: was the last name of the pirate William Rous, who was a Dutch corsair and privateer. He was based on Providence Island and was involved in privateering for the Providence Island Company. Later, he became commander of Ft. Henry.

46). Matsura: was the name of the pirate Matusura Takanobu, who was a Japanese feudal lord of Kyushu. He was also one of the first lords to trade with the Europeans.

47). Dirck: was the name of the pirate Dirck Simonszoon van Utigeest. He was a Dutch corsair who brough back over 12 Portuguese and Spanish prizes.

48). Charlotte: was the name of the woman pirate Charlotte de Berry. She started out serving on another ship, but later commanded her own ship. Historians aren’t certain if she’s a fictional or real character.

49). Lancelot: was the name of the pirate Lancelot Blackburne, who was an English clergyman. He later became Archbishop of York and a probably pirate.

50). Dampier: was the name of the pirate William Dampier, who was the first person to ever circumnavigate the world three times.

What is a Pirate?

In many stories, legends, and even throughout history, pirates have been seen as robbers who travel on the water. While many people have though pirates sailed ships only to rob and steal other ships, there’s another side you may not realize. In stories and in real-life, pirates also made attacks on coastal cities and towns.

Pirates were usually involved in illegal activities of some kind such as smuggling, or they may have been in the slave trade. And there have been many famous pirates including Blackbeard who was said to have 14 wives. And there were woman pirates, which is usually a surprise to many people.

A couple of famous women pirates were Mary Read and Anne Bonny. These two dressed as men and fought like them, too.

You’ll see pirates in all types of movies and TV shows. Usually they are seen as glamorous and are romanticized. However, pirates really had a hard life, which was pretty violent and short. They were usually hung or otherwise killed if caught.

There you have it! We hope you’ve enjoyed this article and that you’ve found the perfect pirate name for your dog!

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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