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 (DBlade 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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