77 Best Grateful Dead Dog Names (Curated & Ranked) + Generator

Grateful Dead fan's dog wearing tie dye and glasses

Grateful Dead has captured the attention of legions of fans since its formation in 1965[1] with its unique fusion of rock, folk, jazz, and countercultural appeal.

The group’s devoted fans — known as “Deadheads” — were known to follow the group on tour, with the Dead promising a unique show every night.

They played a different song set at each concert, leaving the audience in anticipation for what they’d hear next.[2]

Even if they couldn’t get into the show, masses of fans would show up at each venue, gathering in the parking lot to share food, buy shirts and other merchandise, and try to snag spare tickets.[2]

Many Deadheads continue to show up for concerts of related acts and cover bands.

They often name their cars, guitars, social media and gaming accounts, children, and pets after the Dead, too.[3]

Below, we have more than 70 Grateful Dead dog names, plus tips to help you choose the perfect moniker for your furry friend.

Grateful Dead Dog Names

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    Stella

    inspired by the song “Stella Blue”

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    Iko

    inspired by the song “Iko Iko”

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    Althea

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    Cassidy

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    Ripple

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    Terri Garcia

    for a terrier; inspired by Jerry Garcia

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    Sugar Magnolia

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    August West

    inspired by the song “Wharf Rat”

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    Stella Blue

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    Bobby McGee

    inspired by the song “Me and Bobby McGee”

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    Sugaree

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    Weir

    after guitarist Bob Weir

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    Mr. Charlie

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    Esau

    inspired by the song “My Brother Esau”

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    Casey Jones

    inspired by the song “Ballad of Casey Jones”

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    Cosmic Charlie

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    Rose

    inspired by the song “Ramble on Rose”

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    Sunshine

    inspired by the song “Sunshine Daydream”

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    Dupree

    inspired by the song “Dupree’s Diamond Blues”

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    Black Peter

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    Lucy

    inspired by the song “Loose Lucy”

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    Franklin

    inspired by the song “Franklin’s Tower”

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    Sage

    inspired by the song “Sage and Spirit”

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    Picasso

    inspired by the song “Picasso Moon”

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    St. Stephen

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    Rosalie

    inspired by the song “Rosalie McFall”

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    Muddy

    inspired by the song “Black Muddy River”

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    Rooster

    inspired by the song “Little Red Rooster”

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    Katie Mae

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    American Beauty

    after the 1970 Grateful Dead album; “A.B.” for short

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    Delilah

    inspired by the song “Samson and Delilah”

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    Reuben

    inspired by the song “Reuben and Cherise”

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    Uncle John

    inspired by the song “Uncle John’s Band”

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    Bertha

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    Garcia

    after vocalist/guitarist Jerry Garcia

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    Corrina

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    Boss Man

    inspired by the song “Big Boss Man”

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    Clementine

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    Jerry

    after vocalist/guitarist Jerry Garcia

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    Pigpen

    after multi-instrumentalist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan

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    Tennessee Jed

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    Peggy-O

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    Blues

    after the 1975 album “Blues for Allah”

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    Liberty

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    Samson

    inspired by the song “Samson and Delilah”

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    Hart

    after drummer Mickey Hart

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    Jack Straw

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    Mars

    inspired by the 1974 album “From the Mars Hotel”

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    Prophet

    inspired by the song “Estimated Prophet”

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    Stagger Lee

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    Anthem

    inspired by the 1968 album “Anthem of the Sun”

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    Pearly Baker

    inspired by the song “Wharf Rat”

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    Catfish John

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    Bonnie Lee

    inspired by the song “Wharf Rat”

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    Cream Puff

    inspired by the song “Cream Puff War”

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    Rosemary

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    Dew

    inspired by the song “Morning Dew”

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    Solomon

    inspired by the song “King Solomon’s Marbles”

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    Sailor

    inspired by the song “Lost Sailor”

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    Viola Lee

    inspired by the song “Viola Lee Blues”

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    Wharf Rat

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    Constanten

    after keyboardist Tom Constanten

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    Boogie

    inspired by the song “New Speedway Boogie”

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    Cherise

    inspired by the song “Reuben and Cherise”

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    Jimmy

    inspired by the song “Row Jimmy”

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    Johnny B. Goode

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    Gray

    inspired by the song “Touch of Gray”

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    Terrapin

    inspired by the 1977 album “Terrapin Station”

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    Dire Wolf

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    Mindbender

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    Alice D. Millionaire

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    China Doll

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    Passenger

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    River

    inspired by the song “Big River”

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    Candyman

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    Lesh

    after bass guitarist/vocalist Phil Lesh

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    Chino

    reference to a lyric from “Friend of the Devil”

Grateful Dead Dog Name Generator

How to Choose the Perfect Grateful Dead Dog Name

Choosing a great name for your dog means choosing something that suits your tastes, your dog’s personality… and your love for the Grateful Dead.

Keep these tips in mind to whittle down your options and find the perfect Grateful Dead-inspired dog name for your pup:

  • Make a list of your favorite songs. It might be hard to narrow your list down to just a few, but your favorite songs are a very easy starting point for finding the perfect name. You can get inspiration from the song’s title, a specific lyric, or even a name mentioned within the song (as there are many throughout GD’s discography)!
  • Consider the dog’s looks and personality. A name like “Muddy” might be perfect for a chocolate lab or a dog that loves to play in the dirt, while “Stella Blue” might be perfect for an anxious rescue pup — your “broken angel.”
  • Get inspiration from the members of the band. Each member’s name opens up a world of options. From Jerry Garcia alone, you can create at least six names — Jerry, Garcia, Jerry Garcia, Jerome, Captain Trips, and even Father Christmas (a name once bestowed upon him by Sting).[4]

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