So you got yourself a little furry friend, but don’t know what to name them? Well, if you are an avid movie fan, then you have come to the right place! We’ve gathered here a very unique list of dog names from movies. It’s a mixed bag of things, so you will find your perfect fit for sure!
Let’s see those names!
Famous Dog Names From Movies
Of course, let’s begin by mentioning the most famous dog names from movies. These are the classic, and if you love classics – well, then you are in for a treat!
- Beethoven – a St. Bernard dog from Beethoven movie
- Benji – from the 1974 movie Benji
- Blanche – from A Streetcar Named Desire
- Rhett – from It’s a Wonderful life
- Bolt – From the animated movie Bolt
- Clifford – from the ‘Clifford’s Really Big Movie’
- Einstein – from Back to the Future
- Fly – from Babe
- Wednesday – from The Addams Family
- Old Yeller – from Old Yeller
- Thelma – from Thelma and Louise
- Petey – from ‘The Little Rascals’
- Pitty, Peat or Pete – after the unnamed pit bull from John Wick
- Rin Tin Tin – after the movie ‘The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin’
- Samantha – from ‘I Am Legend’
- Scarlett – from Gone With the Wind
- Vito – from The Godfather
- Slinky – from the Toy Story movies
- Eddie Crane (or Eddie or Crane) – from the movie ‘Frasier’
New Movies Featuring Pets
You just can’t pass up watching new animated movies which feature pets? We hear you! We are here for them too. So let’s see some brand new animated movies. Maybe some pet names from them are just what you were hoping to find.
DC League of Super-Pets
Paws of Fury
The Queen’s Corgi
Classic Dog Names From Animated Movies
Here are some classic names that we can’t go without mentioning. So let’s take a deep dive.
You can’t go more classic than 101 Dalmatians. Here are the most popular names from the 101 Dalmatians movies.
- Little Dipper
Lady and the Tramp
- Mr Busy
The Fox and the Hound (The Fox and the Hound 2)
Tapping into our childhood to find a name for our companion isn’t a bad idea at all! So here are some names from The Fox and the Hound.
Oliver and Company
Oliver and Company is yet another child classic worth tapping into.
- De Soto
Of course we can’t ignore the following movies and names from them!
Ice age movies
Brother Bear Movies
Every movie has interesting characters. The bonus side? They have many perfect names to offer!
- Scud – from Toy Story
- Slinky – from Toy Story
- Bruno – Cinderella
- Toby – The Great Mouse Detective
- Goofy – Mickey Mouse
- Doppler – Treasure Planet
- Footstool – Beauty and the Beast
- Gothel – Tangled
- Max – The Little Mermaid
- Nana – Peter Pan
- Percy – Pochacontas
- Pluto – The Prince and the Pauper
- Rusty – Home on the Range
- Lafayette – from The Aristocats
- Napoleon – from The Aristocats
- Scooby – from ‘Scooby Doo Where Are You’
- Snoopy – from ‘Snoopy, Come Home!’
- Winn-Dixie – from ‘Because of Winn-Dixie’
- Marty – from Back to the Future
- Petey – from The Little Rascals
- Zero – from Nightmare Before Christmas
- Holly – from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- Uggie – from ‘The Artist’
- Bruiser – from ‘Legally Blonde’
- Tyler – from The Fight Club
- Buddy – from ‘Air Bud’
- Hooch – from ‘Turner & Hooch’
- Lassie – from ‘Lassie Come Home’
- The Beast – from ‘The Sandlot’
- Balto – from ‘Balto’
- Baxter – from ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
- Dug – from ‘Up’
- Marley – from ‘Marley & Me’
- Milo- from ‘The Mask’
- Shiloh – from ‘Saving Shiloh’
- Shadow – from ‘Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey’
- Skip – from ‘My Dog Skip’
- Toto – from ‘The Wizard of Oz’
- Lizzy – from Pride and Prejudice
- Comet – from ‘Full House’
- Sandy – from ‘Annie’
- Max – from ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’
Best in Show
These names from the Best in Show movie would flatter any pup!
Dog names from the Star Wars Movies
Star Wars is just the franchise to look at when it comes to picking perfect dog names from movies. So, let’s take a look!
Dog names from ‘Best movies of all time’
There is no such thing as a critically acclaimed movie. Or, in other words, a best movie of all time. So let’s see from which movies you can take a perfect name for your dog.
A Space Odyssey
Raiders of the Lost Arc
Singing in the Rain
The Shawshank Redemption
The Pirates of the Caribbean
Comic Book Based names
Marvel or DC Comics. That is a fiery debate. But, when it comes to pup names, they both have some brilliant options.
- Silver (after Silver Surfer)
- Emma (after Emma forest)
- Wonder (after Wonder woman)
Names inspired by going to the movies
Of course, you can always be original and give your dog a name derived from movie buzz words like:
That’s it! That concludes our list of perfect dog names from movies! If you want more inspiration, head over to our other articles, for example a list of the best Disney dog names, Paw Patrol dog names, or, why not, dog names inspired by food!