25 Travel-Inspired Pet Names

Celebrate your love of travel with these adorable dog and cat names.

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beautiful british long hair kittens in a bag

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Adopting a new pet this summer? We've rounded up our favorite travel-themed pet names, from old-school nautical terms to crunchy nature words to Travel Channel staffers' own pet names. If you're looking for inspiration, check out these ideas.


Inspired by boat travel, Captain is such a funny name for tiny dogs like pugs and mini schnauzers. Just imagine yelling "Captain" from across the dog park.


Seriously, nautical names are the best.


One of our video producers named her golden retriever Atlas, and it's basically the best travel-inspired name. It’s also fitting name since Atlas can’t sit still and is always on the move.


If you’re a big National Parks fan, Ranger is the ultimate pet name. Another one of our video producers named her Australian shepherd Ranger, and he’s become best friends with Atlas.


I knew a guy in college who took in a kitten off the street and named her Rambles. She was 100-percent feral, incredibly mean and would literally scale the walls, so the name was perfect.


For the nature lover who wants to Instagram every fjord on the planet, this cute, femme name would be great for your cat or dog.


One of our managing editors named her cat Scout, and it’s very fitting since she’s the second furbaby in the home and a great sidekick for their first cat.

Don't forget the dog! He's also ready to travel!


Don't forget the dog! He's also ready to travel!

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If you love to geek out on space and have every NASA center on your bucket list, this low-key fan word sounds like a normal dog name, but you’ll know it’s inspired by the Mars rover.


This classic name usually gets assigned to black cats at the shelter, but it could also be a cute name for any pet if the owner loves stargazing.


For all the art history and museum nerds, this one’s for you. We’re imagining a grumpy, anti-social cat hiding in the corner for this name.


Another great nature- or space-inspired name, Luna would be perfect for a sweet pitbull girl.


For trail...blazer. We know. That one's ruff.


If you love hiking backcountry, this is a great name for a male dog.


Not the cooler. The legend. Just imagine writing down “Yeti” on the vet registration form for your toy poodle. It’s sure to bring a smile.


Rider is the perfect name if you’re planning tons of camper van trips with your new pup.

peterbald and blue british shorthair cat, blue background


peterbald and blue british shorthair cat, blue background

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This is perfect for a beautiful cat who rarely comes out to snuggle, yet when she does it feels like a miracle.


Obsessed with maps? Try Rose, short for the Compass Rose.


Another great map-inspired name, Meridian is a unique, unisex name that’s adorable for dogs or cats.


For the train romantics, Conductor is a pretty adorable choice. And, of course, you’ll need to buy a matching outfit.


One of our managing editors named her rescue pup Miles. It’s the perfect name if you love to road trip.


Another road trip-inspired name, Wheeler is more unisex and would fit a cat or a dog.


For cats with white fur on their paws (that looks like they have on hiker socks), this is an obvious and mandatory choice.


If you love fire pits and plan on taking your new pup camping outdoors, it doesn’t get cuter than Ember.


For the avid snorkeler or diver, Coral is a great choice for a female cat or dog.


If your entire Instagram feed is wanderlust quotes, Romy is the perfect pet name for your cat or dog.

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