132 Pet Names From 1980s Sitcoms

Celebrate the decade of decadence by naming your next four-legged family member after a character from your favorite 1980s sitcom. Our totally rad top picks are below, followed by our longer list of nominees.

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And the winners are:

1 - Norm (Cheers. For an affable, portly pet.)

2 - Woody (Cheers. For a pet who's a bit slow on the uptake.)

3 - Blanche (The Golden Girls. Perhaps for a cat or pup that appears to favor people of the male persuasion!)

4 - Tootie (The Facts of Life. For a nosy pet. Extra Points if you can teach your critter how to skate!)

5 - Webster (Webster. For a miniature breed.)

6 - Bull (Night Court. For a Great Dane or any other large breed.)

7 - Fresh Prince (a.k.a Will, Fresh Prince of Bel Air)

8 - Punky (Punky Brewster, perfect for a spunky little female pooch)

9 - Belvedere (Mr. Belvedere. For an aloof pet.)

10 - ALF (ALF - perfect for a dog with a penchant for bothering cats)

Pet names inspired the cast from Cheers.

  • Norm
  • Woody
  • Sam
  • Diane
  • Carla
  • Cliff
  • Frasier
  • Rebecca

Names for your pet inspired by The Golden Girls.

  • Blanche
  • Dorothy
  • Rose
  • Sophia
  • Stan
  • Dreyfuss

Pet names inspired by characters from The Facts of Life.

  • Tootie
  • Blair
  • Jo
  • Edna
  • Natalie

Give your pet the perfect name inspired by the cast of Webster.

  • Webster
  • George
  • Katherine
  • Jerry
  • Bill
  • Cassie
  • Uncle Phillip

Totally rad pet names inspired by characters from Night Court.

  • Bull
  • Harry
  • Roz
  • Reinhold
  • Selma
  • Flo
  • Lana
  • Mac
  • Art
  • Bernie

The cast of Punky Brewster may have the pet name you're looking for.

  • Punky
  • Henry
  • Betty
  • Cherie
  • Mike
  • Brandon
  • Margaux

Look to Mr. Belvedere for the best '80s pet names.

  • Belvedere
  • Marsha
  • Kevin
  • Heather
  • Wesley
  • George
  • Miles
  • Angela
  • Burt
  • Carl
  • Wendy

Out of this world names for pets based on characters from ALF.

  • ALF
  • Willie
  • Kate
  • Lynn
  • Brian

Names from the cast of Three's Company could be the handle your pet needs!

  • Jack
  • Janet
  • Chrissy
  • Cindy
  • Terri
  • Larry
  • Stanley
  • Ralph
  • Lana

Scholarly pet names from the cast of Square Pegs.

  • Muffy
  • Patty
  • Lauren
  • Johnny
  • Marshall
  • Jennifer
  • LaDonna
  • Vinnie

Pet names inspired by the cast of Family Ties could be perfect for your newest family member.

  • Alex
  • Mallory
  • Elyse
  • Skippy
  • Steven
  • Jennifer
  • Andy

The cast of Bosom Buddies may reveal your best friend's new name.

  • Kip
  • Buffy
  • Henry
  • Hildegard
  • Amy
  • Ruth
  • Sonny
  • Isabelle
  • Lilly

Watcha talkin' 'bout, pet names? Try one from Diff'rent Strokes.

  • Arnold
  • Willis
  • Phillip
  • Kimberly
  • Edna
  • Adelaide
  • Charlene
  • Sophia
  • Dudley

Vintage pet names from the cast of Silver Spoons.

  • Ricky
  • Dexter
  • Alfonso
  • Leonard
  • Kate
  • Edward
  • Derek
  • J.T.
  • Freddy

Give your pet a very '80s name from the cast of Too Close For Comfort.

  • Monroe
  • Henry
  • Muriel
  • Jackie
  • Sara
  • Arthur
  • April
  • Iris
  • Hope

Pet names inspired by the cast of WKRP In Cincinnati.

  • Dr. Johnny Fever
  • Big Guy
  • Les Nessman
  • Venus Flytrap
  • Bailey
  • Herb

Give you pet a name from a character on Benson.

  • Benson
  • Eugene
  • Katie
  • Gretchen
  • Marcy
  • Denise
  • Rose

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

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