Last Updated on February 15, 2023
Film is a huge part of everyone’s lives. Whether it’s a movie, TV show, or some other form of pop culture. There are plenty of dogs in these movies as well.
What better way to name your dog than after a movie character or actor?
Here’s a master list of 392 dog names from movies you can choose for your new pup.
How do you pick the right name for your dog?
Picking a name for your dog is a fun process. When choosing the right name, try to think of something they’ll respond to.
Dogs tend to reply to words with certain sounds, and that will make it easier for them to remember that you’re talking to them.
Additionally, you’ll want to choose a simple pronounce name but doesn’t sound too similar or rhyme with another pet’s name or even a typical command.
Otherwise, that may confuse your pooch during training.
This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your pet names, though.
You also want to choose a name that’s special to you. If that means naming your dog after someone from the movies, then so be it.
Before bringing your forever friend home, have a couple of different pet names in mind. You can then test them out with your pooch and see which one they respond to. Sometimes, they name themselves!
If you’re having trouble coming up with some names, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Luckily, there are many names to choose from.
Famous dog names from movies
Who would forget famous names from box-office movies? From Disney movies or live-action movies such as Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings!
Even if you haven’t seen the movie, these names probably sound familiar:
- Boba Fett
- Hairy Pawter
- Honey Bunny
- Jabba the Mutt
- Odie (Garfield)
- Stitch (Lilo and Stitch)
- Winnie the Poodle
Movie character dog names
If none of those names seemed to jump out at you for your pooch, let’s check out some of these dog names from movies A to Z.
- (Miss) Anges
- Agent Eleven
- Buck (Call of the Wild)
- El Diablo
- Frank (the Pug)
- Jerry Lee
- Old Jack
- Otis (The Adventures of Milo and Otis)
- Reno (Top Dog)
- Slink (Dachshund in Toy Story)
- Trusty (Lady and the Tramp)
If you have a female dog and want to narrow your search further, here’s a brief list of female character dog names.
- Leia (Star Wars)
- Nala (The Lion King)
Of course, we can’t forget about the boys. Here are some male character dog names to try on for size if you have a male dog.
Best dog names from movies
Many movies have dogs in them, whether they’re the protagonist’s furry friend or they’re the star of the show. Think about your favorite movie, and you may be able to pull some names from that.
If not, here are some of the best dog names from movies.
- Fang (Mastiff from Harry Potter)
Movie star dog names
You don’t need to name your dog after a movie or TV show character either. You can also look at the names of your favorite actors and actresses.
First up, here are some popular female movie star dog names.
- Anne (Hathaway)
- Audrey (Hepburn)
- Bette (Davos)
- Cate (Blanchett)
- Charlize (Theron)
- Cicely (Tyson)
- Emma (Thompson)
- Glenn (Close)
- Grace (Kelly)
- Greta (Garbo)
- Halle (Berry)
- Helen (Mirren)
- Ingrid (Bergman)
- Jane (Fonda)
- Jodie (Foster)
- Joan (Crawford)
- Judy (Garland)
- Kate (Winslet)
- Keira (Knightley)
- Liv (Tyler)
- Mae (West)
- Meryl (Streep)
- Nicole (Kidman)
- Rita (Hayworth)
- Ruby (Dee)
- Sally (Field)
- Sandra (Bullock)
- Susan (Sarandon)
- Viola (Davis)
- Whitney (Huston)
And here are some of the most popular male movie star dog names.
- Al (Pacino)
- Alan (Rickman)
- Bill (Murray)
- Brad (Pitt)
- Cary (Grant)
- Clint (Eastwood)
- Denzel (Washington)
- Don (Cheadle)
- Dustin (Hoffman)
- Heath (Ledger)
- Hugh (Jackman)
- Ian (McKellen)
- Jack (Nicholson)
- Jamie (Foxx)
- Jeff (Bridges)
- Jim (Carrey)
- Johnny (Depp)
- Kirk (Douglas)
- Liam (Neeson)
- Marlon (Brando)
- Mel (Gibson)
- Morgan (Freeman)
- Robin (Williams)
- Samuel (L. Jackson)
- Sean (Connery)
- Sidney (Poitier)
- Steve (McQueen)
- Tom (Hanks)
- Tommy (Lee Jones)
- Will (Smith)
Famous dog names from books, comics, cartoons, and pop culture
Dog names don’t need to be limited to just movies, either. Many awesome characters name your doggo after from various pop cultures such as books, comics, and cartoons.
Famous dog names from TV
First, let’s look at some dog names from other TV shows and cartoons.
- Beethoven (St. Bernard from Beethoven)
- Buddy (Air Bud)
- Chance (Homeward Bound)
- Comet (Golden Retriever from Full House)
- Eddie Crane
- Einstein (Back to the Future)
- Hooch (Turner and Hooch)
- Lady (Cocker Spaniel from Lady and the Tramp)
- Marley (Labrador Retriever from Marley and Me)
- Old Yeller
- Pit Bull
- Pongo (101 Dalmatians)
- Rin Tin Tin
- Scooby-Doo (Great Dane from Scooby-Doo)
- Shiloh (Beagle from Shiloh)
- Skip (Jack Russell Terrier from My Dog Skip)
- Snoopy (Peanuts)
- Toto (The Wizard of OZ)
- Zero (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
Famous dog names from literature and comics
If none of the names from various films and TV shows don’t seem to stick out to you, here’s a quick list of dog names from literature and comics.
- Ghost (Game of Thrones)
Famous dog names from history and the real world
You can also choose a dog name based on a real dog from history. There’s no better way to honor a dog from the past in the real world than naming your dog after them.
Check out these amazing dog names from history.
- Chaser (Border Collie with largest tested memory)
- Lady Greyhound
- Miss Beazley
- Spot Fetcher
- Tinkerbell (Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua)
- Trakr (German Shepherd rescue dog from 9/11 World Trade Center)
Names of famous dogs on the internet
Before we finish this list, let’s look at some honorable mentions from the internet.
Many famous dogs on the internet use various social media because who doesn’t love looking at pictures of dogs?
Below is a quick list of some famous dogs on the internet that might inspire some dog names for you for different dog breeds.
- Digby van Winkle
- Doug the Pug
- Jiff Pom
- Lentil the French Bulldog
- Sir Charles Barkley
What dog name from the movies should I call my dog?
Did any of these dog names from movies jump out at you? Which ones were your favorites?
We hope this list gave you some new great name ideas on what to name your new dog.
Which dog name from the movies are you going to name your furry friend? Let us know in the comments below!
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