There’s a special place in everyone’s heart for cartoons they grew up watching and the cartoons that helped shape who they are, so why not give your new pet a cartoon dog name?
Whether you have a Labrador Retriever or a mutt, here are 300 names from your favorite tv series or comic strip!
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How do you pick the right Cartoon-Inspired name for your dog?
When it comes to picking out names, there’s no such thing as right or wrong. But it’ll be great if you stay away from names that can easily be mistaken for commands.
Also, don’t pick any names you aren’t comfortable saying out loud. Don’t forget that you’ll have to say your dog’s name for many years to come.
Another tip is to keep it short and sweet so that it won’t be a mouthful unless you plan to shorten your dog’s name into a cute nickname.
What’s in a Name: Who’s the Most Famous Dog with a Cartoon-Inspired Name?
Charlie Brown is Snoopy’s owner, but it also makes for a great name for a dog like Charlie the Golden Retriever!
While you probably wouldn’t think of naming your Pug Doug, it’s a cool little rhyme that pays homage to Nickelodeon’s first Nicktoon.
Marnie is not a widely popular cartoon character, but the 2014 anime is an award-winning feature cartoon and Marnie the dog’s namesake, a lovable Shih Tzu.
Marvel’s cinematic universe may have popularized Loki but he, and his brother Thor, both originated from Marvel comics.
Best Cartoon Dog Names
Let’s take a look at the top ten most iconic doggie cartoon characters to grace our screens! Here we have the top ten characters from Disney to Hanna-Barbera.
|Top Cartoon Dog Names||Doggy Cartoon Characters|
|1. Balto||Siberian Husky from Balto|
|2. Bolt||White German Shepherd from Bolt|
|3. Chief||Irish Wolfhound from The Fox and the Hound|
|4. Dug||Golden Retriever from Up|
|5. Goofy||Coonhound from Disney|
|6. Little Brother||Jack Russell Terrier from Mulan|
|7. Max||Jack Russell Terrier from The Secret Life of Pets|
|8. Nana||St. Bernard from Peter Pan|
|9. Pluto||Mickey Mouse’s dog|
|10. Jock||Scottish Terrier from Lady and the Tramp|
If you’re more invested in the House of Mouse, check out our list of Disney dog names!
Top Dog Names from Cartoons
Or maybe you’re looking for something less mainstream. Here are 10 often overlooked doggos from animated films!
|Top Cartoon Dog Names||Animated Films|
|1. Augie Doggie||The Quick Draw McGraw Show|
|2. Brain||Inspector Gadget|
|4. K9||Marvin the Martian|
|5. Muttley||Wacky Races|
|6. Scrappy-Doo||Scooby-Doo: The Movie|
|7. Scud||Toy Story|
|9. Shoeshine Boy||Underdog|
|10. Trusty||Lady and the Tramp|
The Most Memorable Cartoon Dog Names of All Time
Over the years, we’ve had some key dog characters that have stuck with us. Here are the top ten unforgettable characters:
|Dog Characters||Popular Cartoon Shows|
|2. Big Dog||2 Stupid Dogs|
|3. Courage||Courage the Cowardly Dog|
|4. Dynomutt||Dog Wonder|
|5. Fifi||Minnie Mouse’s dog|
|6. Hector||Looney Toons|
|7. Hot Dog||Archie|
|8. Nana||Peter Pan|
|10. Scooby-Doo||Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?|
Dog Names from Classic Cartoons
Some classical dog names for those looking for something special yet not too “out there”.
|Top Classical Dog Names||Classic Cartoons|
|1. Astro||Great Dane from The Jetsons|
|2. Blue||Blue Spotted Dog from Blue’s Clues|
|3. Bruno||Bloodhound from Cinderella|
|4. Copper||Bloodhound from The Fox and the Hound|
|5. Clifford||Giant Red Labrador from The Big Red Dog|
|6. Lady||Cocker Spaniel from Lady and the Tramp|
|7. Marmaduke||Great Dane from Marmaduke|
|8. Odie||Dachshund mix from Garfield|
|9. Perdita||Dalmatian from 101 Dalmatians|
|10. Pongo||Dalmatian from 101 Dalmatians|
Dog Names from Modern-Day Cartoons
Dogs will continue to star in animated films and cartoons for as long as they remain man’s best friend! Take a peek at the latest additions in the 21st century 😊
PAW Patrol Dog Names
Wouldn’t it be cool if your pet dog had a superpower? Name your pup after the stars of Paw Patrol:
|Dog Names||Modern-Day Cartoons|
|1. Marshall||Fire starter|
|2. Chase||Super speed|
|3. Rubble||Super strength|
|4. Rocky||Ability to create green energy tools|
|5. Zuma||Ability to control water|
|6. Skye||Ability to manipulate air|
|7. Everest||Ability to create and control ice|
|8. Ella||Ability to grow into a giant|
|9. Tuck||Ability to shrink|
|10. Apollo||Ability to fly|
Dog Names from Adults-Only Cartoons
Feeling inspired by Family Guy or Ren & Stimpy? These names may not sound terribly sophisticated, but they might appeal to your adult humor.
- Brian Griffin
- Mr. Peanut Butter
- Santa’s Little Helper
- Snuffles Snowball
Cute Cartoon Dog Names
We think that some names are just cuter than others, either because of its namesake or simply due to the way it is pronounced.
- Big Dog
- Huckleberry Hound
Cool Cartoon Dog Names
Here are ten of the coolest doggie characters we’ve come across! Three of them come from Lady and the Tramp 2 for being classic and timeless.
Funny Cartoon Dog Names
What do you think of tongue-in-cheek names like Deputy Dawg? Love it? Check these out:
- Charlie Barkin
- Dr. Valentine
- Mr. Peabody
- Pork Chop
- Roxie McTerrier
Unique Cartoon Dog Names
Here are some names that are super underrated but also can make a pretty strong impression.
Tough Cartoon Dog Names
Whether you’re taking inspiration from Naruto or All Dogs Go To Heaven, some names sound as tough as the characters.
More Cartoon Dog Names
Looking for something with a little more oomph? Here are more cartoon characters for you to choose from!
- Ace Hart Private Eye Dog
- Billy Beagle
- Black Hayate
- Brandy Harrington
- Happy Walter Higginbottom
- Hong Kong Phooey
- Raggedy Dog
Best Male and Female Cartoon Dog Names inspired by Cartoon Characters
If you want to name your pup based on his or her gender, we’ve compiled a list of more feminine and masculine names for your convenience.
Female Dog Names Inspired by Cartoon Characters
We’ve got some pretty, girly, and whimsical names on this list for your new female friend 😉
Male Dog Names Inspired by Cartoon Characters
Take a look at our names which are well-suited for masculine breeds like the Bulldog, all the way down to sharp and agile hunting dogs.
- Charlie Dog
- Sam Sheepdog
Dog Names Inspired by Non-Canine Cartoon Characters
Just because a cartoon character isn’t a dog doesn’t mean you can’t cop their name for your own.
Flynn from Tangled or Casper from Casper the Friendly Ghost all make fun and interesting names! Here are a few more that you can consider for your furry sidekick.
|Non-Canine Cartoon Characters||TV Shows|
|2. Aiko||Kubo and the Two Strings|
|4. April||Ninja Turtles|
|5. Astrid||How To Train Your Dragon|
|6. Bamm Bamm||Flintstones|
|7. Barney||Barney and Friends|
|8. Beast||Beauty and the Beast|
|9. Bert||Sesame Street|
|12. Bosko||Toy Story|
|13. Chip||Chip and Dale|
|14. Cosmo||The Fairly Odd Parents|
|15. Dixie||Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks|
|16. Donald||Mickey Mouse and Friends|
|17. Ed||Ed, Edd, Eddy|
|18. Maggie||The Simpsons|
|19. Bart||The Simpsons|
|20. Pixie||Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks|
|21. Rocky||The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends|
|23. Simba||The Lion King|
|24. Wendy||Peter Pan|
|25. Wiley||Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner|
Cartoon Dog Names Based on Appearance
When choosing a name for your dog, you can also look at the breed’s attributes. For instance, you don’t have to name your Chihuahua after a cartoon one!
You could focus on appearance and call her Tinkerbell after Peter Pan’s tiny companion.
If she’s a white dog, Snowy or Snow White could be a fitting name too!
- Captain America
- Wonder Woman
Dog Names Inspired by Characters from Favorite TV Shows
What’s your favorite all-time cartoon series? There’s no reason you can’t name your pup after your favorite character. Check out 25 of our favorites:
|Cartoon Characters||TV Shows|
|2. Alvin||Alvin and the Chipmunks|
|4. Blossom||The Powerpuff Girls|
|6. Cheer Bear||Care Bear|
|11. Elmer||Looney Tunes|
|12. Ferb||Phineas and Ferb|
|13. Fraggle||Fraggle Rock|
|14. King Bob||Recess|
|16. Nefertina||Mummies Alive!|
|17. Orko||He-Man and the Masters of the Universe|
|18. Olive||Popeye the Sailor|
|19. Pinkie||My Little Pony|
|20. Player||Where in The World is Carmen Sandiego|
|21. Rocko||Rocko’s Modern Life|
|22. Sylvester||Looney Toons|
|23. Tails||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|24. Waddles||Gravity Falls|
More Dog Names Inspired by Non-Canine Cartoon Characters
Inspiration comes from everywhere! Here are some more names that will hopefully inspire your pal’s new name.
|Cartoon Characters||TV Shows||Cartoon Characters||TV Shows|
|1. Calvin||Calvin and Hobbs||41. Lacey||Doonesbury|
|2. Cera||Land Before Time||42. Larry||Spongebob|
|3. Charlie||Peanuts||43. Linus||Peanuts|
|4. Chomper||Land Before Time||44. Littlefoot||Land Before Time|
|5. Claude||Looney Tunes||45. Luk||Balto|
|6. Cookie||Sesame Street||46. Marvin||Looney Tunes|
|7. Crysta||Fern Gully||47. Merlin||Quest for Camelot|
|8. Daffy||Looney Tunes||48. Mokey||Fraggle Rock|
|9. Daphne||Scooby-Doo||49. Moses||Prince of Egypt|
|10. Dave||Alvin and the Chipmunks||50. Nemo||Finding Nemo|
|11. Dennis||Dennis the Menace||51. Noah||Happy Feet|
|12. Duckie||Land Before Time||52. Oscar||Sesame Street|
|13. Piglet||Winnie the Pooh||53. Otto||Beetle Bailey|
|14. Earl||Iron Giant||54. Ozzy||Land Before Time|
|15. Edgar||Aristocats||55. Patty||Peanuts|
|16. Elmo||Sesame Street||56. Patrick Star||Spongebob|
|17. Etta||Land Before Time||57. Pebbles||Flintstones|
|18. Felix||Felix the Cat||58. Petrie||Land Before Time|
|19. Fergie||Jetsons||59. Pips||FernGully|
|20. Fern||Charlotte’s Web||60. Ramon||Happy Feet|
|21. Fievel||American Tail||61. Presley||Mr. Magoo|
|22. Fletcher||Chicken Run||62. Ramon||Happy Feet|
|23. Flip||Little Nemo||63. Ramses||Prince of Egypt|
|24. Floyd||Iron Giant||64. Rizzo||The Muppets|
|25. Fozzie||Muppets||65. Roland||Doonsbury|
|26. Fred||Flintstones||66. Rosie||Prince of Egypt|
|27. Garnett||Quest for Camelot||67. Rub||The Land Before Time|
|28. Gary||Spongebob||68. Snoopy||Peanuts|
|29. George||Jetsons||69. Sumo||Mother Goose and Grimm|
|30. Gonzo||Muppets||70. Sally Brown||Peanuts|
|31. Griffin||Quest for Camelot||71. Tanya||American Tail|
|32. Grimm||Mother Goose and Grimm||72. Velma||Scooby Doo|
|33. Grover||Sesame Street||73. Violet||Peanuts|
|34. Gussie||Australian Trail||74. Waggs||Once Upon a Forest|
|35. Henry||Charlotte’s Web||75. Waldo||Mr. Magoo|
|36. Home||The Simpsons||76. Weaver||Antz|
|37. Johnny||Johnny Bravo||77. Wembley||Fraggle Rock|
|38. Kayley||Quest for Camelot||78. Wilber||Charlotte’s Web|
|39. Kent||Iron Giants||79. Winnie||Winnie the Pooh|
|40. Kermit||Muppets||80. Woodstock||Peanuts|
What Cartoon-Inspired name should I call my dog?
Should you call your Great Dane, Marmaduke, or your Cocker Spaniel, Lady? It’s entirely up to you!
This is your chance to name your best friend and you can name him for your favorite cartoon series or favorite superhero.
Just remember to test out the name before you christen him forever.
It’s probably not the best idea to name your family dog something rude unless it doesn’t embarrass you to shout that name in public 😛