Best Pet Names from Movies and TV!

No matter what name you choose, welcoming a new dog into your life is sure to bring you lots of joy and laughter for years to come. Over the years, television and movies have given us many interesting canine characters to enjoy. Would you name your new dog after one of these memorable stars?

While some of these names may not seem funny on their own, given to the right breed, they could become pure comedy. Although you may not want to poke fun at your new pal, something that you find amusing could help you create a unique name for your male or female canine.

Something to consider…

Sources for coming up with the perfect name can also come from the physical attributes of your dog. You may want to consider their breed, body size or shape, coat markings, or even their personality to help hone in on the perfect name. Another thing to consider would be something you personally love, or a relationship you have to a humorous story.

Let’s get to the list then, shall we? I’ve compiled names of some of the most popular dogs from television and movies. Perhaps one of these might be a perfect fit for your new puppy!

Dogs from movies and television

  • Astro (The Jetsons)
  • Baxter (Anchorman)
  • Beethoven (Beethoven)
  • Benji (Benji)
  • Blue (Blue’s Clues)
  • Bolt (Bolt)
  • Brian (Family Guy)
  • Brinkley (You’ve Got Mail)
  • Bruiser (Legally Blonde)
  • Chopper (Stand By Me)
  • Comet (Full House)
  • Copper (The Fox and The Hound)
  • Cujo (Cujo)
  • Daisy (John Wick)
  • Dino (The Flintstones)
  • Dug (Up)
  • Einstein (Back to the Future)
  • Frank (Men in Black)
  • Gromit (Wallace & Gromit)
  • Hooch (Turner & Hooch)
  • Lady (Lady & the Tramp)
  • Lassie (Lassie)
  • Milo (The Mask)
  • Nanook (The Lost Boys)
  • Odie (Garfield)
  • Otis (The Adventures of Milo & Otis)
  • Perdita (101 Dalmations)
  • Petey (Little Rascals)
  • Pluto (Disney)
  • Pongo (101 Dalmations)
  • Poochie (The Simpsons)
  • Rin Tin Tin (Rin Tin Tin)
  • Rowlf (The Muppets)
  • Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo)
  • Skipper (My Dog Skip)
  • Slink (Toy Story)
  • Snoopy (Peanuts)
  • Snots (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)
  • Sparky (Frankenweenie)
  • Speck (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure)
  • Spike (The Rugrats)
  • Spuds (80’s Commercial Spokes-dog)
  • Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)

It can be hard to keep up with the latest pet trends, so taking a look back on some of the popular classics may be a good choice. I wish you good luck on trying to match the perfect name to your special canine companion. Hopefully this accumulation of classics will help!

As always, let me know what you think. Is your pets name on this list? Drop a comment if it is, or you can think of a favorite of yours that I missed.


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