101 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, the interwebs, and more!

Famous Dog Names From Movies

  • Baxter (_Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy_)
  • Beethoven (_Beethoven_)
  • Benji (_Benji_)
  • Bolt (_Bolt_)
  • Brinkley (_You've Got Mail_)
100 famous dog names inspired by movies, TV, pop culture, the internet, and more
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  • Bruiser (_Legally Blonde_)
  • Buddy (_Air Bud_)
  • Chopper (_Stand By Me_)
  • Cujo (_Cujo_)
  • Daisy (_John Wick_)
  • Chance and Shadow (_Homeward Bound_)
  • Charlie B. Barkin (_All Dogs Go To Heaven_)
  • Copper (_The Fox And The Hound_)
  • Dug (_Up_)
  • Einstein (_Back To The Future_)
  • Elvis (_Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead_)
  • Fly & Rex (_Babe_)
  • Frank the pug (_Men In Black_)
  • Hercules (_The Sandlot_)
  • Hooch (_Turner & Hooch_)
  • Hosehead (_Strange Brew_)
  • Jock & Trusty (_Lady And The Tramp_)
  • Lady (_Lady And The Tramp_)
  • Marley (_Marley And Me_)
  • 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_)
  • Puffy (_There's Something About Mary_)
  • Quark (_Honey, I Shrunk The Kids_)
  • Rin Tin Tin / Rinty
  • Sirius Black a.k.a. Padfoot a.k.a. Snuffles (_Harry Potter_)
  • Skipper (_My Dog Skip_)
  • Slink (_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_)
  • Whiskey (D_Blade Runner 2049_) **
  • Zero (_The Nightmare Before Christmas_)

Famous Dog Names From TV

  • Astro (_The Jetsons_)
  • Blue (_Blue's Clues_)
  • Brian (_Family Guy_)
  • Dino (_The Flintstones_) *
  • Comet (_Full House_)

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  • Lassie (_Lassie_)
  • Mister Peabody (_The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle And Friends_)
  • Petey (_Little Rascals_)
  • Poochie (_The Simpsons_)
  • Ren Höek (_The Ren & Stimpy Show_)
  • Santa's Little Helper (_The Simpsons_)
  • Scooby-Doo (_Scooby-Doo_)
  • Spike (_Rugrats_)
  • 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, Cartoons, And Pop Culture

  • Clifford (_Clifford the Big Red Dog_)
  • Gromit (_Wallace And Gromit_)
  • Marmaduke (_Marmaduke_)
  • Max (_How The Grinch Stole Christmas!_)

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  • Mr. Peanutbutter (_BoJack Horseman_)
  • Odie (_Garfield_)
  • Pluto (Disney)
  • Rowlf (The Muppets)
  • Snoopy (_Peanuts_)
  • Spuds MacKenzie (80s spokesdog)
  • Snowy (_TinTin_)

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)

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  • 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)

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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)
  • 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 (fight me or something)

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