50 Planes Inspired Dog Names

By Kim •  Updated: 02/14/21 •  8 min read
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Are you a pilot or someone who has a strong interest in all things to do with aviation? Are you looking for a name for your dog? Then you’ve come to the right place!

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It can be difficult to find inspiration for your dog’s name. Many people choose their dog’s personality or characteristics to find a name, but these can sometimes lead to names that are too common. The goal is to find a name that is both unique and is a good fit for your dog.

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For this reason, it’s sometimes a good idea to consider dog names that come from other sources. In this case, our list of dog names in this article are inspired by aviation!

Let’s get started!

1). Mig: this name comes from the Mig-21, which is a plane flown by many countries around the world. This plane is powered by a Tumansky turbojet with 12,650 pounds of thrust, with a top speed of over Mach 2.0.

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2). Waco: this name comes from a plane called the Waco 10, which was popular back in 1927. This was a three-place biplane that was made of a steel tube and fabric. It was powered with a small engine to start with, but later saw engines up to 300 hp mounted on its frame.

3). Ercoupe: this was a plane flown in the mid-1930s and was so safe that almost anyone could fly it. This plane cruised at about 85 mph and had metal construction, excellent visibility, and tricycle landing gear.

4). Libby: this name is inspired by the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, which flew in the late 1930s. This airplane was made of all-metal and had reduce drag during combat. It was also equipped by roller shutter bomb-bay doors and tricycle landing gear.

5). Mitsy: this name is inspired by the Mitsubishi Zero, which was flown by Japan in WWII. It was a strong dogfighter, lightweight and very agile.

6). Eclipse: this name is inspired by the Eclipse 500, which was a jet that was considered the ultimate dream of every private pilot to fly. It had six seats and weighed about 6,000. It could climb to about 41,000 feet and cruise at 370 knots.

7). Lance: this name comes from the Lancair Columbia/Cessna Corvalis. This was a plane that was based on a homebuilt Lancair ES.

8). Lusy: this name is inspired by the Luscombe Silvaire, which was produced in the 1930s. This was an all-metal monocoque design. It had responsive controls and was known as a great plane for proficient pilots.

9). Diamond: this name comes from the Diamond DA40 Diamonstar, which had a four-cylinder engine and seats that could withstand a 26 G impact.

10). Pilatus: comes from the name of the Pilatus PC-12, which was a Swiss plane with a pressurized turboprop single engine. It’s still a popular plane today.

11). Hawk: this name comes from the Hawker Beechcraft Premier 1, which was the only composite fuselage business jet the world’s fastest single-pilot plane. It could reach speeds of 0.80 Mach.

12). Blackbird: this name comes from the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, which was made in the 1950s and was a reconnaissance plane. This plane could fly higher and faster so that missiles weren’t able to reach it.

13). Bleriot XL: was created in 1908 by a Frenchman named Louis Bleriot. This was a mono-wing plane constructed from wood and fabric. It had a wooden propeller and was the first plane to complete a flight across the English Channel in only 36 minutes in 1909.

14). Piper: this name comes from the Piper Aztec, which was first made in 1958 and was a great hit with pilots. It was a tough twin-engine plane that may not have been fast but could carry a heavy load.

15). Dassault: this name is inspired by the Dassault Falcon 7X, which had three engines and a roomy cabin. This plane first came out in 2005 and is still popular today.

16). Robin: this name doesn’t come from a plane, but from a helicopter by the name of the Robinson R22. This aircraft was made by Robinson Helicopters. It had a reasonable purchase price and a low operating cost. It was able to carry two people and had a two-blade design.

17). Vari: this name comes from the Vari-Eze, which is a homebuilt plane. The engine is cheap, and the plane can seat two.

18). Baron: is inspired by a plane called the Beech Baron. This was built in the 1960s and had twin engine.

19). Piaggio: this name comes from the Piaggio P.180 Avanti. This was a turboprop plane made between Piaggio (Italy) and Learjet. While the plane didn’t receive certification right away in the US and Europe, it eventually was certified and became a bit hit.

20). Beaver: is inspired by the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, which was an airplane favored by bush pilots. It could seat up to 7 and had a rugged built.

21). Embraer: this name comes from the Embraer Phenom 100. This was a private jet that had some success with regional airlines.

22). Albatross: was the name of the Gossamer Albatross. This was the first human-powered plane to cross the English Channel.

23). Concorde: was a supersonic airliner. Its maximum speed was Mach 2.04 and it could seat up to 128 passengers.

24). Raptor: this name comes from the F-22 Raptor, which is considered to be one of the best fighter jets currently flying.

25). Osprey: this name comes from the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, which is able to take off and land like a helicopter—vertically.

26). Goose: this was the name of the plane known as the Spruce Goose or the Hughes H-4 Hercules.

27). Solar: this is inspired by the Solar Impulse, which is a Swiss long-range solar-powered aircraft. This is an experimental plane, which has flown around the world promoting clean energy.

28). Electra: is the name of the Lockheed Model 10 Electra, which was the plane flown by Amelia Earhart when she flew around the world. Her flight went 22,000 miles before it ultimately disappeared.

29). Star: comes from the plane called the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star, which was the country’s first turbojet aircraft used for combat.

30). Cub: this is a name that comes from the Piper J-3 Cub, which was used to train most of the pilots in WWII.

31). Spirit: this name comes from the plane called the Spirit of St. Louis, which was flown by Charles Lindberg on his first non-stop solo transatlantic flight from Long Island, NY to Paris, France.

32). Cessna: is the name of the Cessna Aircraft Company, which makes the most plane in the general aviation industry.

33). Varieze: this name comes from the Rutan VariEze, which was a popular homebuilt plane.

34). Hurricane: comes from a plane named the Hawker Hurricane, which was one of the two most important planes to fly in WWII.

35). Mirage: this name is inspired by the Dassault-Breguet Mirage, which was used in smaller militaries during the 1960s. It was inexpensive to build and was a tough plane.

36). Belle: comes from the name of the Memphis Belle, which was one of the most successful bombers in WWII.

37). Vinfiz: is the name of the VinFiz, which was a Wright-style plane that was a modified bi-plane. It was the first plane to ever fly from coast to coast.

38). Guppy: is the name of a cargo plane, the Pregnant Guppy, built to transport materials for NASA.

39). Bede: comes from the airplane called the Bede BD-5J, which was used in the James Bond film Octopussy.

40). Harrier: this name comes from the BAE AV-8B Harrier II, one of the most successful jets in modern times. This plane is made by McDonnell Douglas (which is now Boeing) and is a single-engine attack plane. It can take off and land vertically.

41). Spitfire: comes from the name of the Supermarine Spitfire, which helped save the UK during the Battle of Britain.

42). Cardinal: is the name of the Cessna Cardinal. This plane offers great visibility, easy entry doors, and is though to be one of the most beautiful Cessna planes ever.

43). Aeronca: this name comes from the Areonca Champ, which was first built back in the 1940s. This was another trainer plane during WWII.

44). Cherokee: is the name of the Piper Cherokee Six. This plane offer seats for six.

45). Mustang: is the name of the Cessna Mustang, which has been a big hit in the 2000s.

46). Corsair: is the name of the Vought F4U Corsair, which was a single-seat plane meant for carrier duty during WWII.

47). Curtiss: this name comes from the Curtiss Model D, which came along about 6 years after the Wright Brothers’ flight.

48). Mali: this name is inspired by the Piper Malibu, which came out in the early 1980s.

49). Mooney: this is the name of the Mooney 201, which was first introduced in 1977.

50). Kit: this name is inspired by the Kitfox, which came out in the early 1980s and was a homebuilt airplane kit that was extremely popular.

There you have it! We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about all these planes and that you’ve found just the right name for your dog!

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Kim

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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