300 Brilliant Cartoon Dog Names for your Pooch

Last Updated on April 20, 2023

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! 

a cute Chihuahua with toy car
A Chihuahua posing with Winnie The Pooh in a car

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.

The two fictitious brothers have also inspired many doggo names, such as Loki the Corgi, but none as famous as Loki the wolfdog. 

Best Cartoon Dog Names

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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
3. Dogbert Dilbert
4. K9 Marvin the Martian
5. Muttley  Wacky Races
6. Scrappy-Doo Scooby-Doo: The Movie
7. Scud Toy Story
8. Spike Rugrats
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
1. Beethoven Beethoven
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
9. Snoopy Snoopy
10. Scooby-Doo Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

Dog Names from Classic Cartoons

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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
  • Pickles
  • Jasper
  • Mr. Peanut Butter
  • Ren
  • Santa’s Little Helper
  • Sharky
  • Snuffles Snowball 
  • Spunky
  • Vinny

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.

  • Bitzer 
  • Big Dog
  • Dixie
  • Huckleberry Hound
  • Jenna
  • Nikki
  • Pal
  • Scamp
  • Sylvie
  • Spunky

Cool Cartoon Dog Names

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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.

  1. Annette 
  2. Belladonna
  3. Courage 
  4. Collette 
  5. Danielle 
  6. Dodger 
  7. Jake 
  8. Lucky 
  9. Tracker
  10. Zero

Funny Cartoon Dog Names

What do you think of tongue-in-cheek names like Deputy Dawg? Love it? Check these out:

  1. Charlie Barkin
  2. Dr. Valentine
  3. Dobermann
  4. Droopy
  5. Ladybird 
  6. Mr. Peabody
  7. Pork Chop
  8. Pooka 
  9. Pudgy
  10. Roxie McTerrier

Unique Cartoon Dog Names

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Here are some names that are super underrated but also can make a pretty strong impression.

  1. Gromit 
  2. Goddard 
  3. Hector 
  4. Luiz 
  5. Martha 
  6. Ozzie 
  7. Percy 
  8. Topaz
  9. Vera
  10. Zwei

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.

  1. Akamaru
  2. Bandit
  3. Buster 
  4. Jock
  5. Krypto
  6. Max 
  7. Rex
  8. Rocket
  9. Steel
  10. Tyke

More Cartoon Dog Names

Looking for something with a little more oomph? Here are more cartoon characters for you to choose from! 

  1. Ace Hart Private Eye Dog
  2. Beck
  3. Billy Beagle
  4. Black Hayate
  5. Brandy Harrington
  6. Braveheart
  7. Choppy
  8. Dashi
  9. Digger
  10. Ein
  11. Fetch
  12. Foofur
  13. Gecko
  14. Goliath
  15. Happy Walter Higginbottom
  16. Hong Kong Phooey
  17. Jitters
  18. Lomax
  19. Ma-Mutt
  20. Merlin
  21. Milo
  22. Naga
  23. Ninja
  24. Pazuzu
  25. Poochini
  26. Raggedy Dog
  27. Rhubarb
  28. Shadow
  29. Tagg
  30. Tyrone

Best Male and Female Cartoon Dog Names inspired by Cartoon Characters 

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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 😉

  1. Angel
  2. Belle
  3. Disco
  4. Ellie
  5. Gidget
  6. Iggy
  7. Laddie
  8. Sasha
  9. Sapphire
  10. Stella

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.

  1. Blitz
  2. Charlie Dog
  3. Dewey
  4. DeSoto
  5. Einstein
  6. Freckles
  7. Hunter
  8. Jake
  9. Killer
  10. Sam Sheepdog

Dog Names Inspired by Non-Canine Cartoon Characters 

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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
1. Aang Avatar
2. Aiko Kubo and the Two Strings
3. Archie Archie
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
10. Betty Archie
11. Bender Futurama
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
22. Shaggy Scooby-Doo
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!

  1. Captain America 
  2. Garfield
  3. Grinch
  4. Ginger
  5. Lorax
  6. Mutt
  7. Tigger
  8. Rapunzel
  9. Wonder Woman
  10. Woody

Dog Names Inspired by Characters from Favorite TV Shows

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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
1. Ash Pokémon
2. Alvin Alvin and the Chipmunks
3. Barney Flintstones
4. Blossom The Powerpuff Girls
5. Brooklyn Gargoyles
6. Cheer Bear Care Bear
7. Chuckie Rugrats
8. Doug Doug
9. Daphne Scooby-Doo
10. Dot Animaniacs
11. Elmer Looney Tunes
12. Ferb Phineas and Ferb
13. Fraggle Fraggle Rock
14. King Bob Recess
15. Leela Futurama
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
25. Wilma Scooby-Doo

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?

a Pomeranian wearing a red costume
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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 😛 

Further Reading: Try these fun names on for size!

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