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Have you named your sourdough starter? I’ve put together the biggest list of names for your sourdough starter on the internet! There are over 101 names on the list and it’s growing! Seriously, there is so much choice.

I’d love to know what you’ve called your sourdough starter? Make sure you leave a comment to let us know what you’ve decided on!

Best Sourdough Starter Names

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve recently created your first sourdough starter. Or perhaps you’ve been gifted one from a friend?

However you’ve become a “sourdough parent”, chances are you’ll want to name your new bubbly best friend! It’s a great way to add an element of fun to your sourdough journey.

Plus, you’ll be feeding your starter twice a day for a considerable amount of time – you may as well make it fun, right?

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I’ve put together a huge list of sourdough starter names – the biggest list you’ll find anywhere! There’s sure to be the perfect name for your sourdough starter here.

Maybe you’ve called your starter something that’s not on the list? I’d love to hear it so make sure you comment below.

101 Sourdough Starter Names – The Biggest List Ever!

Celebrity Sourdough Names

  1. Bread Sheeran
  2. Shannon Dougherty
  3. Bridget Bar-dough
  4. Clint Yeastwood
  5. Carrie Breadshaw
  6. Adam Levain
  7. Avril Levain
  8. Breadney Spears
  9. Sheena Yeaston
  10. Ryean Seecrust
  11. Emilio Yeastevez
  12. Yeast Witherspoon
  13. Ringo Starter
  14. Doughy Parton
  15. Ayeasta Franklin
  16. Rise-a Minelli
  17. Breadie White
  18. Ryean Reynolds
  19. Danny Doughvito
  20. Bread Pitt
  21. Breadie Mercury
  22. Engelbert Pumpernickel
  23. Leonardough Di Caprio
  24. Yeastie Boys
  25. Sir Rise A Lot
  26. Winona Ryeder
  27. Puff Daddy
  28. Wheatney Houston
  29. Maddoughna
  30. Dough Jay Kaloaf
  31. Bun Jovi
  32. Jennifer Doughpez (J Dough)
  33. Yeast 17
  34. Breadstreet Boys
  35. Jason Doughrulo
  36. Eddy Breader
  37. Bread Zepplin
Best Sourdough Starter Names - Over 80+ starter names including celebrity sourdough starter names

Historical Sourdough Names

  1. Thomas Breadison
  2. Thomas Loaferson
  3. Edgar Allan Dough
  4. Leonardough Da Vinci
  5. Vincent Van Dough
  6. Isaac Gluten
  7. Albert Ryenstein
  8. Alexander Hamilton (Rise Up)
  9. Dough Biden
  10. Sourdough Doughmingo

Classical Sourdough Names

  1. Elvis
  2. Patience
  3. Mabel
  4. Hope
  5. Myrtle
  6. Milton
  7. Ruby
  8. Betty
  9. Blanche
  10. Bob
  11. Oscar
  12. Nancy
  13. Boris
  14. Rose (because it rises)
  15. Frannie (like San Francisco)

Corona Sourdough Names

  1. Quarantina
  2. Corona
  3. Rona
  4. Doughvid-19
  5. Covina

TV/Movie Character Sourdough Names

  1. Doughy Tribiani
  2. Will Wheaton
  3. Leonard Hoffbreader
  4. Albus Dumbledough
  5. Hermione Grain-ger
  6. Madoughlorean
  7. Judge Bread
  8. The Minions
  9. The Child
  10. Frodough Breadins
  11. Optimus Rise
  12. Little Bread Rising Hood
  13. Gremlins
  14. Bread Watch
  15. The GodFlour
  16. Days of Our Loaves
  17. 3CP-Dough
  18. Wicked Witch of the Yeast

Play on Words

  1. Doughlene
  2. Weirdough
  3. Fernandough
  4. Theodough
  5. Doughlores
  6. Doughbert
  7. Dough Rye Me
  8. John Dough
  9. Jane Dough
  10. Eduardough

Other Starter Name Ideas

  1. Kneady
  2. Dimples
  3. Bubbles
  4. Puffy
  5. Malferment
  6. Rise One
  7. Sour Pants
  8. Phoenix

Other Ideas for Naming Your Sourdough Starter

If none of the above take your fancy, there are lots of other ways you could name your sourdough starter. Here are a few ideas:

  • Are you using a certain jar to grow your starter (ie pasta, coffee, salsa etc). Name your starter after what was in the jar originally. For example Tostitos Joe or Napolitana.
  • Name your sourdough starter after your favorite place in the world.
  • Name your sourdough starter after the place you live (can be town, street, locality etc) – since the local yeast is what makes it unique.
  • Name your starter to remember someone special or someone who perhaps gave you your sourdough starter.

Why Name Your Sourdough Starter?

Many people view their sourdough starter as simply a tool for making sourdough bread. But for many sourdough bakers it’s so much more – so why shouldn’t it have a name?

Your sourdough starter is actually a living collection of yeast and bacteria. It needs regular feeding and maintenance. It’s just like having a pet really. And in fact, many sourdough bakers say their sourdough starter has its own unique personality.

This living element is what propels many people to name their scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). It endears their sourdough starter and creates a familiar culture around the daily ritual of feeding.

Do you have a reason for naming your starter? I’d love to know, make sure you comment below.

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