Deciding on a name for your puppy or rescue dog isn’t easy but you know that you want it to be special, unique, and distinctive.
When you tell anyone your dog’s name you want to hear people say “wow, that’s such a cool name.” And what could be cooler than giving your dog a name from your favorite movie or show?
You can also opt to name your dog after one of the most famous dogs that have been starred in iconic films.
Movie names are great to match your pup’s personality with one of the actors. Is your dog independently spirited or totally goofy? Is he a leader or a smart mind?
Also, think about your dog’s appearance when choosing a name. What would be the best match for a muscular, strong dog or an elegant, athletic one?
Even before getting the dog, use his potential name in as much conversations as possible to see if it has a great ring to it.
You should be obsessed with your movie name decision and it should be so unique that no dog in your household or in your circle of friends has a similar sound to it to avoid confusion.
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Movie Dog Names for Females
Agnes (One Life to Live) Angelica Akira Annie Alice (Alice in Wonderland) Ariadne (Inception) Allie (Kate & Allie) Ariel Ally (Ally McBeal) Arwen (The Lord of the Rings) Amelie (Amelie) Astrid (How to Train Your Dragon) Amy (Judging Amy) Audrey Angel (Touched by an Angel) Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
Baby (Clean Slate) Bonnie Bambi Boo (Monsters Inc) Beatrice (Best In Show) Bree (Desperate Housewives) Belle (Beauty and the Beast) Brenda (The Closer) Berta (Two and a Half Men) Brooklyn (Living Single) Betty (Ugly Betty) Buffy Blondie (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly) Bunny Blue ( Blue’s Clues ) Buttercup (The Princess Bride)
Carly (iCarly) Clarice (Silence of the Lambs) Carrie Claude (The Beverly Hillbillies) Charlotte Clementine (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) Chloe (Beverly Hills Chihuahua) Cleopatra Christine (The New Adventures of Old Christine) Cloe Cinderella (Cinderella) Coco (The Donna Reed Show) Cinnamon (The Big Bang Theory) Comet ( Full House ) Claire (The Breakfast Club) Cosette (Les Miserables)
Daisy (Snatch) Diva Daphne (Look Who’s Talking Now) Dixie (Designing Women) Darla (The Little Rascals) Dolly (TV show Dollhouse) Dear (Yes, Dear) Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz) Denise Huxtable (A Different World) Dory (Finding Nemo) Diane (Cheers) Duchess (The Aristocats)
Effie Emily Elektra (Daredevil) Emma Elf Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings) Ella Erica (All My Children) Elsa (Frozen) Eva Elsie (St. Elsewhere) Eve (WALL-E)
Farrah Fleur (Harry Potter) Fauna Flora Felicity Freckles (The 101 Dalmatians) Fiona (Shrek) Frida
Gabrielle (Desperate Housewives) Hannah (Hannah Montana) Galactica (Battlestar Galactica) Harper Gigi Haven Ginny (Harry Potter) Heidi (Heidi) Girl (Gossip Girl) Hermione (Harry Potter) Goldie (The Golden Girls) Honey Bunny (Pulp Fiction) Grace (Grace Under Fire) Hope (Chicago Hope)
Ilsa (Casablanca) Kim (Third Watch) Jane (Tarzan) Lady ( Lady And The Tramp ) Jasmine (Aladdin) Lassie (Lassie) Jessica (Sex and the City) Leia (Star Wars) Jewel (The 101 Dalmatians) Lena Jude Lolabelle (Heart Of A Dog) Judy (Zootropolis) Lolita (Lolita) Kate (Kate & Allie) Lucy Lu Katniss (The Hunger Games) Luna (Harry Potter)
Madeline Miss Havisham Madonna Missy Maria Moana (Moana) Marilyn Molly (Ghost) Marla (Fight Club) Monica (Friends) Mary (There’s Something About Mary) Moonie (Moonlighting) Matilda (Leon) Mother Teresa( Must Love Dogs ) Melrose (Melrose Place) Mouse Merida Mozzie (White Collar) Mia (Pulp Fiction) Muppet Miami (Miami Vice) Murphy (Murphy Brown) Minnie Myrtle Miss Agnes ( Best In Show ) Mystique
Nala (The Lion King) Octavia Nana Olive Nanny (The Nanny) Olivia (The Great Mouse Detective) Nermal (Garfield) Ophelia Nora (Brothers & Sisters) Oracle
Paris Pocahontas (Pocahontas) Penny (The 101 Dalmatians) Porg Perdita (The 101 Dalmatians) Precious Phoebe (Friends) Princess Pippin (Jaws) Providence Pixie (The Danish Girl) Puffy (There’s Something About Mary)
Queen Rita (Groundhog Day) Reba Rogue Rey (Star Wars) Rose Ridley Roxanne Ripley (Alien) Roxy
Samantha (I Am Legend) Summer Sandy (Annie) Susan (Desperate Housewives) Sarah (Terminator) Tiffany (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) Scarlett (Gone with the Wind) Tinkerbell (Peter Pan) Star Tootsie Starlet Tori (Victorious) Stella Trinity (The Matrix)
Uhura Whoopi Ursula Winn-Dixie (Because Of Winn-Dixie) Verdell (As Good As It Gets) Zelda Veronica (Veronica Mars) Zoey (Zoey 101) Wanda (A Fish Called Wanda) Zowie (Pet Sematary II)
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Ace (Ace Ventura) Aragorn (Lord of the Rings) Ackbar (Star Wars) Argos Adam Chandler (All My Children) Arlo (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) Aladdin (Aladdin) Ash (Pokémon) Alan (Two and a Half Men) Ashton (A Summer Story) Alfred (The Dark Knight) Asta (The Thin Man) Alvin (Alvin and the Chipmunks) Astro (The Jetsons) Ambrosius (Labyrinth) Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird) Anaki (Brother) Avatar (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Backup (Veronica Mars) Blacktoe (Star Trek: The Next Generation) Bad (Breaking Bad) Boba Fett (Star Wars) Bajor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Bolt (Bolt) Baloo (Mowgli) Bond (James Bond) Bandit (Little House On The Prairie) Bones Barney (Gremlins) Boomer (Independence Day) Batman (Batman) Brandy (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood) Bauer (The Guiding Light) Brian (Family Guy) Baxter (Anchorman) Brinkley (You’ve Got Mail ) Bear (Person Of Interest) Bronson Beau (Iron Will) Bruiser (Legally Blonde) Becker Bruno Beethoven ( Beethoven ) Brutus (Asterix at the Olympic Games) Belvedere (Mr. Belvedere) Buckley (The Royal Tenenbaums) Benji (Benji) Buddy (Air Bud) Bernie (Jack Black) Bullet (The Roy Rogers Show) Bilbo (Hobbit) Bullseye (Daredevil) Bingo (Bingo) Butch (Dog Pound) Bismarck (Checkmate) Buzz (Toy Story)
Carlito (Al Pacino) Clue (The Adventures Of Mary-Kate And Ashley) Chance (Homeward Bound) Conan (The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien) Charlie (All Dogs Go To Heaven) Cooper (The Guiding Light) Checkov (Star Trek) Copernicus (Copernicus) Chewie (Star Wars) Copper (The Fox And The Hound) Chopper (Stand By Me) Cosmo (Guardians Of The Galaxy) Chuck Norris (The Way of the Dragon) Cujo (Cujo) Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) Cylon (Battlestar Galactica) Clifford (Clifford’s Really Big Movie) Cypher Clint (Dirty Harry) Cyrano (Cyrano de Bergerac)
Darth Vader (Star Wars) Dug (Up) Data (Star Trek) Dynamite (Napoleon Dynamite) David (The Late Show with David Letterman) Eddie Crane (Fraiser) Dawson (Dawson’s Creek) Einstein (Back To The Future) Digby (Diby the Biggest Dog In the World) Elf Dino (The Flintstones) Ellis (The Shawshank Redemption) Dodger (Oliver and Company) Elvis (Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead) Dozer (The Matrix) Ender (Ender’s Game) Dude (The Big Lebowski) Ewok
Falcor (Nervending Story) Fly & Rex (Babe) Fang (Harry Potter) Flynn (Tangled) Ferris (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) Forrest (Forrest Gump) Finn (Star Wars) Frank the pug( Men In Black ) Flash (The Dukes Of Hazzard) Fred (Smokey & The Bandit) Flealick (Babe: Pig In The City) Freddy (A Nightmare on Elm Street) Flike (Umberto D) Freeway (Hart To Hart) Fluke (Fluke) Frodo (Hobbit)
Gandalf (Hobbit) Gonzo Garth (Wayne’s World) Goose (Top Gun) Gatsby (The Great Gatsby) Gromit (Wallace and Gromit) Geiger (The Big Sleep) Gru (Minions) Ghost Gulliver Gizmo (Gremlins) Gus (Iron Will)
Hachi (A Dog’s Tale) Hercules (The Sandlot) Hamlet Hero Han Solo (Star Wars) Hiccup (How to Train Your Dragon) Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter) Hobbit Hansel (Hansel & Gretel) Hooch (Turner & Hooch) Harry (Harry Potter) Hosehead (Strange Brew) Harvey Hyde Herbie Indiana (Indiana Jones)
Jabba (Star Wars) Jules (Pulp Fiction) Jack (The Shining) Keanu Jango Keaton Jasper Kenobi (Star Wars) Jawa Kerouac Jeckyll Kevin (Home Alone) Jedi (Star Wars) Khan Jerry Lee (K-9) Killer (Half Baked) Jock & Trusty (Lady And The Tramp) Kip (Napoleon Dynamite)
Lad Matisse (Down and Out in Beverly Hills) Lancelot (First Knight) Maverick Lando Max (Terminator) Legolas (The Lord of the Rings) Maximillion (The Bionic Woman) Lincoln Maximus Logan (Wolverine) McFly (Back to the Future) Lucky Meeko Lucky (The 101 Dalmatians) Merlin Luke (Star Wars) Milo (The Mask) Marley ( Marley And Me ) Mister Peabody (The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle And Friends ) Marlowe Morpheus Marmaduke (Marmaduke) Mowgli (The Jungle Book)
Nanook (The Lost Boys) Obi-Wan (Star Wars) Napoleon Odie (Garfield) Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia) Olaf (Frozen) Nemo (Finding Nemo) Old Yeller Neo (The Matrix) Oliver Nero Othello Nick (Zootropolis) Otis (The Adventures of Milo and Otis)
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Padfoot (Harry Potter) Pongo (The 101 Dalmatians) Patch (The 101 Dalmatians) Poochie ( The Simpsons ) Pedro (Lady and the Tramp) Pops (The Secret Life of Pets) Pencil (Year of the Dog) Porg Petey ( Little Rascals ) Puck Picard Quark (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids) Pippin (The Lord of the Rings) Queequeg (The X-Files) Pizza (X-Men: Apocalypse) Quentin Pluto Quixote
Rambo (John Rambo) Riggs Redford Rimshot (Ernest Goes To Jail) Ren Höek (The Ren & Stimpy Show) Rin Tin Tin / Rinty (Rin Tin Tin) Reno (Top Dog) Ripley (Alien) Rhapsody (Best In Show) Rocco (The Drop) Rhett Rocks (Look Who’s Talking Now) Rick (Blade Runner) Rocky Ricky Rollo (Outlander) Ridley Rudy
Sam (Lethal Weapon) Smokey Santa’s Little Helper (The Simpsons) Snape (Harry Potter) Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo) Snots (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation) Scottie (Star Trek) Snuffles (Harry Potter) Scraps (A Dog’s Life) Sparky (Frankenweenie) Seuss Speck (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure) Shadow Spike (Rugrats) Shasta (Snow Budies) Spock (Star Trek) Sherlock Spot Shiloh (Saving Shiloh) Stinky Simba (The Lion King) Stitch ( Lilo & Stitch ) Sirius Black/ Padfoot/ Snuffles (Harry Potter) Sully (Monsters Inc) Skip (My Dog Skip) Sulu Skywalker (Star Wars) Switch Slinky ( Toy Story ) Sylvester
Tango Toto (The Wizard of Oz) Tank Tron Tarzan (Tarzan) Uggie (The Artist) Tiberius Underdog (Underdog) Tiger (The Brady Bunch) Vincent Tony Stark (Iron Man) Vito (The Godfather)
Wallace Winky (Best in Show) Wayne Winnie (Winnie the Pooh) Wedge Wolf Whiskey (Blade Runner 2049) Wolfie (The Terminator) Wicket Yoda (Star Wars) Wilby (The Shaggy Dog) Zero (The Nightmare Before Christmas) William (Patton) Zochor (The Cave of the Yellow Dog) Famous Dogs in Movies
There are definitely a lot of dogs starred in movies that have stolen our hearts. There is something about these amazing animals and their emotional performances that just sticks with us.
Although some of these dogs are animated, they still played important roles in iconic movies that have been enjoyed by adults and children for centuries.
Asta – The Thin Man Astro – The Jetsons Balto – Balto Baxter – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Beethoven – Beethoven Benjean – Oh! Heavenly Dog Benji – Benji Bolt – Bolt Brandy – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Bruiser – Legally Blonde Buddy – Air Bud Cheddar – Brooklyn Nine-Nine Clifford – Clifford’s Really Big Movie Clue – The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley Comet – Full House Dino – The Flintstones Dug – Up Eddie Crane – Frasier Einstein – Back To The Future Fly – Babe Frank – Men in Black Hercules – The Sandlot Hooch – Turner & Hooch Hubert – Best in Show Lady and Tramp – Lady and the Tramp Lassie – Lassie Come Home Marley – Marley & Me Max – How the Grinch Stole Christmas Milo – The Mask Old Yeller – Old Yeller Padfoot – Harry Potter Pete – Our Gang Petey – The Little Rascals Perdita and her puppies – 101 Dalmatians Pit Bull – John Wick Pluto – The Chain Gang Porkchop – Doug Rex – Megan Leavey Rin Tin Tin – The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Rocco – The Drop Samantha – I Am Legend Sandy – Annie Santa’s Little Helper – The Simpsons Scooby-Doo – Scooby-Doo Where Are You? Shadow – Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Shaggy – The Shaggy Dog Shiloh – Saving Shiloh Skip – My Dog Skip Slinky – Toy Story Snoopy – Snoopy, Come Home! Snoopy – Peanuts Spike – Rugrats Tock – Phantom Tollbooth Toto – The Wizard of Oz Uggie – The Artist Winn-Dixie – Because of Winn-Dixie Wishbone – Wishbone Zero – The Nightmare Before Christmas
Photo by Igor Chus on Shutterstock Marvel Dog Names
Are you a fan of the Marvel universe? Dogs are literally everyday heroes. They will get you through bad times and can sniff out danger and real life villains.
You can either name your puppy after you favorite character or decide on a name that fits your dog’s personality best.
Abe Adrian Att-Lass Ayesha Ayo Beast Ben Betty Black Panther Black Widow Brock Bron-Char Bruce Bucky Cap Captain America Carol Cassie Christine Cyclops Deadpool Doctor Wu Dogtor Octopus Dr. Strange Drax Ego Emil Falcon Flash Thompson Flerkin Frigga Fury Gamora Goose Grandmaster Groot Hank Happy Happy Hogan Hawkeye Heimdall Hela Hogan Hope Hulk Iron Man Jane Jarvis Juggernaut Killmonger Kitty Pryde Korath Korg Kraglin Kurt Limbani Liz Logan Loki Lucian Luis M’baku Maggie Magneto Malekith Mantis Mar-Vell Mary Jane May Maya Meredith Minn-Erva Mordo Mysterio Mystique Nakia Nakio Natasha Nebula Ned Nicodemus Norex Odin Okoye Parker Paxton Peg Carter Peggy Pepper Peter Phil Professor X Quicksilver Ramonda Rhodey Rocket Rogue Ronan Ross Sabretooth Sam Savin Scarlet Scott Shuri Sif Skurge Soh-Larr Sol Sonny Spider-Man Stakar Stan Lee Stanley Star Lord Star-Lord Stark Steve Storm T’Chaka T’Challa Talos Thanos Thor Tony Topaz Ultron Ulysses Valkyrie Vanko Vers Viper Vision Vulture W’Kabi Wanda Wendy Whiplash Wolverine Wong Yinsen Yondu Zemo Zuri John Wick Dog Name
There is more than one dog that played an important role in the John Wick movies. First, we have the cute Beagle puppy that was only 8 months old when he took on the role.
In the movie, he was called Daisy although his real name was Andy. He is the only dog that was specifically bought for the film from a breeder.
After Daisy’s devastating death, Wick saves a male Pitbull from being put down and leaves him nameless.
If you have watched John Wick Chapter 3 you will definitely remember the two iconic Belgian Malinois.
But there were actually more than two dogs walking at the sides of Halle Berry. Five dogs were switched for different stunts and parts of the movie.
The dog’s names are Tai, Sam 7, Santana, Ikar, and Boyca and they were all handled and trained by the actress alone.
Dog Names From Disney Movies
When I hear Disney I immediately connect it with my childhood that has been enriched by a lot of these wholesome and funny stories.
As an adult, I love rewatching them and each character is so unique that you will definitely find a personality that fits your magical pup best.
Abu Aladdin Alice Anna Annette Archie Ariel Arthur Audrey Aurora Avalon Bagheera Baloo Basil Beast Belle Berlioz Bert Big Poppa Bing Bong Bob Bolt Boo Boo Boo Chicken Bruno Butch Butchy Buzz Captain Hook Carlos Celia Charming Cheechee Cheetah Girl Chief Chip Chips Cinderella Clarabelle Cobra Bubbles Cogsworth Col. Mikkelson Collette Colonel Copper Cruella De Vil Daisy Dante Dean Dinah Dixie Dizzy Tremaine Doc Dodger Donald Donna Cabonna Dory Dottie McStuffins Dr. Facilier Duchess Duey Dug Duke Edgar Elsa Eric Esmeralda Eudora Evie Eyeore Fairy Godmother Ferdinand Fifi Fifteen Cent Fiore Flit Flounder Flynn Flynn Ryder Francis Francobollo Garibaldi Freckles Frollo Frozone Gaston General Magnus Kane Genie Georgette Giggles Gil Goofy Gothel Gus Hades Hamm Harper Finkle Harry Hook Hercules Hewey Hiro Hook Hot Dog Izzy Daniels Jafar Jane Jaq Jasmine Jay Jenny Jesse Jiminy Jock John Smith Joy Judy Kaa Kala Kenny Ortega Kim Possible Kristoff Kronk Lady Lafayette Lance Sterling Li Shang Lilo Little John Lonnie Louie Lucky Ludwig Von Drake Lugnut Mal Maleficent Maria Marie Marlin Marnie Piper Mary Mater Maui Maurice Max Maximus Medusa Meeko Meeska Mooska Megara Merida Mickey Mike Minnie Missy Mitchie Moana Mogli Montoya Mother Gothel Mowgli Ms. Darbus Mufasa Mulan Mushu Nala Nana Napoleon Naveen Nemo Nick Olaf Oliver Oozma Pacha Pascal Patch Peg-Leg Pete Pegasus Penny Proud Percy Perdita Pete Peter Pan Phil Phillip Piglet Pinocchio Pluto Pocahontas Pongo Poppy Blu Prince Pumbaa Quasimodo Rafiki Rajah Ralph Randall Rapunzel Rascal Ratcliffe Ratigan Remy Rita Robin Hood Rolly Ron Stoppable Rosalinda Roscoe Dellums Rose Rosebud Roz Scamp Scar Scuttle Sebastian Sequoia Jones Sharpay Shere Khan Simba Slink Slinky Dog Snow White Sparky Spot Squeaky Squirmy Stella Stitch Stromboli Sullivan Sully Sven Tarzan Teddy Duncan Terri Terry Thomas O’Malley Thumper Tiana Timon Tink Tinker Bell Tito Toby Toodles Toulouse Tramp Triton Trixie Carter Uma Ursula Vanellope Wendy Wendy Wu Winnie Wizard Kelly Wizzer Woody Woozle Yzma
Horror Movie Dog Names
I, personally, love watching horror movies for their great suspense and frightening nature.
If you are also fright-obsessed or just enjoy watching thrillers maybe even with your pup, why not give him a spooky name that reminds you of one of your favortie hobbies.
The following names including dogs that have been featured in scary movies but also many iconic characters that have influenced this genre significantly.
Alfred Alice Amity Annabelle Annie Armitage Asami Ash Babadook Barbara Barnabad Barney Bates Beast Beauty Bella Beverly Bill Blade Blood Boris Brandon Brody Bronson Brundle Bub Buck Buffy Bugsy Busan Caliban Caligari Campbell Carrie César Cesare Charlie Chips Chopper Christine Chucky Church Clara Clarice Claude Clive Copper Craven Crystal Cujo Curtis Cushing Dale Damien Danny Darcy Dario Darla David Dekker Denbrough Dewey Dick Dixie Dorothy Dourif Dracula Eccles Ed Eli Ellen Elsa Elvira Faust Frank Frank Frankenstein Freddy Gale Ghostface Goblin Gordon Gorgon Grandpa Guy Hammer Hannibal Heather Helsing Hendershot Henry Herbert Hyde Imhotep It Jack Jason Jaws Jeff Jekyll Jennifer Jenny Jigsaw Jonesy Judy Kane Karloff Karras Kibner Kraken Kristy Kronos Krueger Krug Laura Laurie Leatherface Lecter Lillian Lon Loomis Lorraine Lurch Madeleine Margaret Marion Martin Max May Melanie Michael Michel Mina Minnie Mrs. Danvers Myers Nancy Nanook Norma Bates Norman Nosferatu Ofelia Orlok Pam Pamela Patrick Pazuzu Pennywise Pete Peter Phibes Pinhead Precious Prince Pynchot Quint Raimi Rasputin Rebecca Red Regan Renai Ripley Romero Rosemary Sadako Sadie Salem Samantha Samara Samuel Savini Scottie Shaun Sidney Silver Sparky Stevie Stoker Sydney The Thing Theo Thomasin Thorn Tiffany Tobe Tod Tony Van Vanessa Victor Vincent Vinz Wendy Wes William Xeno Zuul
Disclaimer: This blog post does not substitute veterinary attention and does not intend to do so. I am not a veterinarian or pet nutrionist. If your dog shows any sign of illness, call your vet.