183 Famous Dog Names From Pop Culture

If you're obsessed with pop culture, not just any old name will do for your new dog or puppy.

No, you'll need something special and distinctive, something that says as much about your good, discerning tastes as it does about his or her doggy temperament.

If that sounds like you, you've come to the right place, because assembled below are 101 names plucked from across the pop culture spectrum: movies, TV, cartoons, comics, books, the internet, and more!

Famous dog names from movies

  • Asta (The Thin Man)
  • Baby (Clean Slate)
  • Barney (Gremlins)
  • Baxter (Anchorman)
  • Beau (Iron Will)
  • Beatrice (Best In Show)
  • Beethoven ( Beethoven )
  • Benji ( Benji )
  • Bingo (Bingo)
  • Bolt ( Bolt )
  • Boomer (Independence Day)
  • Brinkley ( You've Got Mail )
183 famous dog names inspired by movies, TV, pop culture, the internet, and more
Bolt (2008)
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  • Bruiser ( Legally Blonde )
  • Buckley (The Royal Tenenbaums)
  • Buddy ( Air Bud )
  • Chopper( Stand By Me )
  • Cosmo (Guardians Of The Galaxy)
  • Cujo ( Cujo )
  • Chance and Shadow ( Homeward Bound )
  • Charlie B. Barkin( All Dogs Go To Heaven )
  • Clue (The Adventures Of Mary-Kate And Ashley)
  • Copper ( The Fox And The Hound )
  • Daisy (John Wick)
  • Daisy (Snatch)
  • Daphne (Look Who's Talking Now)
  • Dug ( Up )
  • Einstein ( Back To The Future )
  • Elvis ( Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead )
  • Fang (Harry Potter)
  • Flealick (Babe: Pig In The City)
  • Flike (Umberto D)
  • Fluke (Fluke)
  • Fly & Rex ( Babe )
  • Frank the pug( Men In Black )
  • Fred (Smokey & The Bandit)
  • Hachi (A Dog's Tale)
  • Hercules ( The Sandlot )
  • Hooch ( Turner & Hooch )
  • Hosehead ( Strange Brew )
  • Jack (The Artist)
  • Jerry Lee (K-9)
  • Jock & Trusty( Lady And The Tramp )
  • Killer (Half Baked)
  • Lady ( Lady And The Tramp )
  • Lolabelle (Heart Of A Dog)
  • Marley ( Marley And Me )
  • Matisse (Down and Out in Beverly Hills)
  • Max / Wolfie ( The Terminator & Terminator 2: Judgement Day )
  • Milo ( The Mask )
  • Miss Agnes ( Best In Show )
  • Mother Teresa( Must Love Dogs )
  • Nanook ( The Lost Boys )
  • Otis ( The Adventures of Milo and Otis )
  • Perdita & Pongo ( One Hundred And One Dalmatians )
  • Pippin (Jaws)
  • Pixie (The Danish Girl)
  • Pizza (X-Men: Apocalypse)
  • Pops (The Secret Life of Pets)
  • Puffy ( There's Something About Mary )
  • Quark ( Honey, I Shrunk The Kids )
  • Reno (Top Dog)
  • Rhapsody In White (Best In Show)
  • Rimshot (Ernest Goes To Jail)
  • Rin Tin Tin / Rinty ( Rin Tin Tin )
  • Rocco (The Drop)
  • Rocks (Look Who's Talking Now)
  • Samantha (I Am Legend)
  • Sandy (Annie)
  • Scraps (A Dog's Life)
  • Shiloh (Saving Shiloh)
  • Sirius Black a.k.a. Padfoot a.k.a. Snuffles ( Harry Potter )
  • Skipper ( My Dog Skip )
  • Slinky ( Toy Story )
  • Sparky ( Frankenweenie )
  • Speck (Pee-wee's Big Adventure)
  • Snots (National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation)
  • Stitch ( Lilo & Stitch )
  • Toto ( The Wizard Of Oz )
  • Uggie ( The Artist )
  • Verdell (As Good As It Gets)
  • Whiskey ( Blade Runner 2049 ) **
  • Wilby (The Shaggy Dog)
  • William (Patton)
  • Winky (Best in Show)
  • Winn-Dixie (Because Of Winn-Dixie)
  • Zero ( The Nightmare Before Christmas )
  • Zochor (The Cave of the Yellow Dog)
  • Zowie (Pet Sematary II)

Famous dog names from TV

  • Arlo (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Astro (The Jetsons)
  • Backup (Veronica Mars)
  • Bandit (Little House On The Prairie)
  • Bear (Person Of Interest)
  • Bismarck (Checkmate)
  • Blacktoe (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Blue ( Blue's Clues )
  • Brian ( Family Guy )
  • Bullet (The Roy Rogers Show)
  • Cinnamon (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Claude (The Beverly Hillbillies)
  • Coco (The Donna Reed Show)
  • Comet ( Full House )
  • Dino ( The Flintstones ) *
  • Eddie Crane (Fraiser)
  • Fang (Get Smart)
  • Flash (The Dukes Of Hazzard)
  • Freeway (Hart To Hart)
  • Lassie (Lassie)
  • Maximillion (The Bionic Woman)
  • Mister Peabody ( The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle And Friends )
  • Petey ( Little Rascals )
  • Poochie ( The Simpsons )
  • Queequeg (The X-Files)
  • Ren Höek (The Ren & Stimpy Show)
  • Rollo (Outlander)
  • Santa's Little Helper ( The Simpsons )
  • Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo)
  • Spike ( Rugrats )
  • Tiger (The Brady Bunch)
  • Ubu Roi (Mascot for Ubu Productions and known to fans of shows like Family Ties as the "Sit, Ubu, sit" dog that appears at the end of the credits)

Famous dog names from books, comics, cartoons and pop culture

  • Binky Barnes (Arthur)
  • Brain (Inspector Gadget)
  • Buck (Call Of The Wild)
  • Buttons (Animaniacs)
  • Choppy (The Yogi Bear Show)
  • Clifford (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
  • Dollar (Richie Rich)
  • Fifi (Rugrats)
  • Fumbles (Where's Huddles?)
  • Goliath (Samson And Goliath)
  • Goddard (The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius)
  • Gromit ( Wallace And Gromit )
  • Jelly Roll (Jibber Jabber)
  • Jollop (Engie Benjy)
  • Krypto (Krypto The Superdog)
  • Marmaduke ( Marmaduke )
  • Mr. Peanutbutter (BoJack Horseman)
  • Lockjaw (The Fantastic Four)
  • Lomax (Lomax, The Hound Of Music)
  • Max (How The Grinch Stole Christm__as!)
  • McBarker (What's New Mr. Magoo)
  • Mr. Peanutbutter ( BoJack Horseman )
  • Mumbly (The Mumbly Cartoon Show)
  • Odie ( Garfield )
  • Pluto (Disney)
  • Rowlf (The Muppets)
  • Rump (DinoSquad)
  • Seymour (Futurama)
  • Snert (Haggar The Horrible)
  • Snoopy (Peanuts)
  • Spuds MacKenzie (80s spokesdog)
  • Snowy (TinTin)
  • Streak (Green Lantern)
  • T-Bone (Clifford The Big Red Dog)
  • What-A-Mess (What-A-Mess)
  • Yukk! (Mighty Man)

Famous dog names from the internet

  • Bodhi the Menswear Dog (322,000+ followers on Instagram)
  • Boo (17,100,000+ followers on Facebook)
  • Carrie Fisher's dog, Gary (155,000+ followers on Instagram)
  • Digby Van Winkle (271,000+ followers on Instagram)
  • Doug the Pug (2,900,000+ followers on Instagram)
  • Jiff Pom (6,700,000+ followers on Instagram)
  • Lentil the French bulldog (145,000+ followers on Facebook)
  • Manny the Frenchie (1,800,000+ followers on Facebook)
  • Mark Zuckerberg's dog, Beast (2,700,000+ followers on Facebook)
  • Marnie (2,100,000+ followers on Instagram)
  • Maru the Shiba Inu (2,600,000+ followers on Instagram)
  • Maymo (161,000+ followers on Instagram)
  • Mishka the talking husky (1,000,000+ followers on Facebook)
  • Sir Charles Barkley (481,000+ followers on Instagram)
  • Tuna (1,900,000+ followers on Instagram)

Famous dog names from history and the real world

  • Balto (Husky that helped deliver medicine to Nome, Alaska, that prevented an outbreak of disease)
  • Bo and Sunny (President Obama's dogs)
  • Bullseye (Target's official mascot)
  • Checkers (President Nixon's dog)
  • Chips (most decorated dog of World War II)
  • Dinky (chihuahua for Taco Bell)
  • Hachikō (Japanese Akita Inu famed for meeting his owner at the train station every day after work)
  • Hank (adopted stray that became the unofficial mascot for the Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Laika (Soviet space dog)
  • Nipper (RCA logo dog)
  • Peritas (Alexander the Great's favorite dog)
  • Tinkerbell (Paris Hilton's chihuahua and favorite fashion accessory)
  • = Technically not a dog, but certainly doglike

** = Technically nameless, but the pup laps up whiskey when offered so here we are.

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Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?

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