Star Wars inspired pet names

Get ready to be inspired by the galaxy far, far away…

29th April 2022

Figures were last updated April 2022.

Whether you've just adopted a pooch who needs a name as strong as its Force or you have a feline friend who’s just out of this world, we have the names you’re looking for! Get ready to be inspired by the galaxy far, far away…

Jedi dog names

The Jedi were guardians of peace and justice in the Galactic Republic which makes them the good guys. The force is strong with the names you’ll find below!


A great name for those Chosen Pets that might be a little mysterious and have a unique destiny to fill. Although, let’s hope they’re not seduced by the dark side of the Force…


Finn (aka FN-2187) is a stormtrooper turned rebel, and an ever-loyal friend. You might be hesitant to name your pet after a soldier who served the First Order (aka the bad guys), but we promise he’s now a good guy whose heroics make Finn a great choice for both cats and dogs.

Did you know?

22% of our Star Wars fans have named their cat or dog Finn, making it one of the franchise’s most popular names amongst Animal Friends Insurance (AFI) customers.


Might not be Jedi… yet. But he’s definitely on the right side of the Force. A name for those smaller cats and dogs who love to eat just about anything they can get their paws on.

Han Solo

Or just Han. Or maybe even just Solo. Known as the rogue of the skies, pilot of the Millennium Falcon, and husband of Princess Leia, it’s hard to find a better name for those mischievous pets who always find time to cuddle.


One of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known, Luke was able to lift the Emperor’s grip on his father and free him from the Dark Side of the Force. A perfect name for those fans who want to keep their love for all things Star Wars a secret or are looking for a little subtilty.


Obi Wan Kenobi is a powerful and legendary Jedi Master who spent time as an outcast, an outlaw, a powerful general, a student, a teacher and a friend. A perfect all-rounder name for those all-rounder pets.

Did you know?

Of all the Star Wars pets we protect, 14% are named after this trusted mentor!


Stubborn, headstrong, and loyal… does that sound like your feline friend or canine companion? If so, you might want to name them after Rey Skywalker. A former scavenger turned Jedi, Rey would make the perfect name for those scrappier pets.


A firm favourite amongst our Star Wars loving customers, this name that might suit those pets who are old souls at heart but still love being goofy at times. Do or do not. There is no try.

A dog with illustrated Yoda ears

Dark Side and Sith dog names

You’ve guessed it… these guys are not so good, but they do have some great names for those cheeky cats or playful pups.


Sidious. Maul. Karnage. Bane. Ramage. Vader. “Darth" was a title borne by the Sith Lords and is thought to roughly translate to "Dark Lord”. A name for those naughtier pets, perhaps?


The son of Princess Leia and Han Solo, Kylo is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Be warned: if you end up choosing this name your pet might be prone to destroying things.

Other Star Wars names

If you’re still not sure what to call your cat or dog, here are some of the other popular Star Wars names from the amazing pets we insure:


Known as Chewie to his closest friends, Chewbacca was a Wookiee warrior, smuggler, mechanic, pilot, and resistance fighter. The perfect name for hairier pets!

Did you know?

Nearly 10% of AFI Star Wars fans named their feline friend or canine companion Chewie, making it the fourth most popular name inspired by the pop-culture phenomenon. May the fourth be with pets of this name!


Jango Fett was once known as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy, you might like this name for those calm and crafty pets who always seem up to no good but know exactly what they’re doing.


Despite betraying Han and the Rebels by handing them over to Darth Vader, he does so in exchange for the promise of protection for his city and his people. Lando does end up seeing the error of his ways and is forgiven in the long run. Lando is a perfect reminder that no cat or dog is perfect!


Padmé Amidala was a courageous leader, serving as Queen and then Senator of Naboo. A fan of swimming when she was younger, this might be a good name for those pets who like water, are a little stubborn, ambitious, very determined and easily adaptable.


With roguish good looks and a heroic personality Poe is a name that would suit many cats and dogs who love adventures but stay close to those they love.

The most popular Star Wars names for pets

It is difficult to know exactly how popular the name you choose might be amongst other pet owners but to help give you a bit more insight, here are our customers’ top 10 Star Wars-inspired pet names:

  1. Yoda
  2. Finn
  3. Obi
  4. Chewie
  5. Kylo
  6. Rey
  7. Chewbacca
  8. Solo
  9. Jango
  10. Princess Leia

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