Best Movie and Entertainment Names for Dogs

Picture of a movie star dog

So much of our culture today is devoted to entertainment that it’s not surprising many people like to name their pets after great movies, actors, and other entertainers. Is there a film that you know by heart? Can’t wait for the latest release from your favorite singer? Or, maybe you are a huge fan of some of the old Hollywood stars. Whatever the case, we’ve got some terrific names for you to consider for your pet.

Famous dogs from the movies

With a big nod to Disney for many of these names, here are some of the most famous dog names from films 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)
  • Buddy (Air Bud)
  • Chance and Shadow (Homeward Bound)
  • Charlie B. Barkin (All Dogs Go To Heaven)
  • Chopper (Stand By Me)
  • Clifford (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
  • Comet (Full House)
  • Copper (The Fox And The Hound)
  • Cujo (Cujo)
  • Daisy (John Wick)
  • Dino (The Flintstones)
  • 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)
  • Gromit (Wallace And Gromit)
  • Hercules (The Sandlot)
  • Hooch (Turner & Hooch)
  • Hosehead (Strange Brew)
  • Jock & Trusty (Lady And The Tramp)
  • Lady (Lady And The Tramp)
  • Lassie (Lassie)
  • Marley (Marley And Me)
  • Marmaduke (Marmaduke)
  • Max (How The Grinch Stole Christmas!)
  • Max / Wolfie (The Terminator & Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
  • Milo (The Mask)
  • Miss Agnes (Best In Show)
  • Mister Peabody (The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle And Friends)
  • Mother Teresa (Must Love Dogs)
  • Peanutbutter (BoJack Horseman)
  • Nanook (The Lost Boys)
  • Odie (Garfield)
  • Otis (The Adventures of Milo and Otis)
  • Perdita & Pongo (One Hundred And One Dalmatians)
  • Petey (Little Rascals)
  • Pluto (Disney)
  • Poochie (The Simpsons)
  • Puffy (There’s Something About Mary)
  • Quark (Honey, I Shrunk The Kids)
  • Ren Höek (The Ren & Stimpy Show)
  • Rin Tin Tin / Rinty (Rin Tin Tin)
  • Rowlf (The Muppets)
  • Santa’s Little Helper (The Simpsons)
  • Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo)
  • Sirius Black a.k.a. Padfoot a.k.a. Snuffles (Harry Potter)
  • Skipper (My Dog Skip)
  • Slink (Toy Story)
  • Snoopy (Peanuts)
  • Snots (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)
  • Snowy (TinTin)
  • Sparky (Frankenweenie)
  • Speck (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure)
  • Spike (Rugrats)
  • Spuds MacKenzie (80s spokesdog)
  • Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Toto (The Wizard Of Oz)
  • 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)
  • Uggie (The Artist)
  • Whiskey (Blade Runner 2049)
  • Zero (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Celebrities and their dogs

Dog in a shirt wearing sunglasses

Just like everyone else, celebrities love their dogs. Here are some celebrities and the names of their pets  if you’re looking for inspiration.

  • 50 Cent – Oprah Winfree
    (Miniature Schnauzer)
  • Adam Sandler – Matzoball and Meatball
    (both Bulldogs)
  • Adele – Louie
  • Anne Hathaway – Esmerelda
  • Barack Obama – Bo and Sunny
    (both Portuguese Water Dogs)
  • Blake Lively – Penny
    (Maltese-Toy Poodle)
  • Britney Spears – Lucky
  • Charlize Theron – Tucker
    (mixed breed)
  • Christina Ricci – Sheriff
    (Miniature Pinscher)
  • Debra Messing – Henry
    (mixed breed)
  • Demi Moore – Vida
  • Drew Barrymore – Flossie
    (Chow Chow-Labrador mix)
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – Brutus
    (French Bulldog)
  • Eva Longoria – Jinxy and Oprah
    (Maltese and Pug, respectively)
  • Fergie (with Josh Duhamel) – Meatloaf and Zoe
    (both Dachshunds)
  • Gwen Stefani – Winston
  • Heidi Klum – Max, Freddie, and Simba
    (two German Shepherds and a Pomeranian)
  • Hilary Duff – Lola
  • Hugh Jackman – Mocha
    (French Bulldog)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal  – Atticus
    (German Shepherd)
  • Jennifer Aniston – Norman
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt – Mona
  • Jessica Alba – Sid
  • Jessica Biel – Tina
    (Pit Bull)
  • Jessica Simpson – Daisy
    (Maltese-Toy Poodle)
  • Jim Carrey – George
    (Great Dane)
  • John Legend – Puddy
    (English Bulldog)
  • Justin Bieber – Sammy
  • Kate Middleton and Prince William – Lupo
    (Black English Cocker Spaniel)
  • Kelly Osbourne – Noodles
  • Khloe Kardashian – Gabbana
  • Kylie Jenner – Norman
    (Italian Greyhound)
  • Lady Gaga – Asia
    (French Bulldog)
  • Martha Stewart – Francesca, Sharky, and Ghenghis Khan 
    (French Bulldogs and a Chow Chow)
  • Matthew McConaughey – Foxy
    (Australian Cattle Dog)
  • Miley Cyrus – Emu, Mate, and Sophie 
    (Shetland Sheepdog, German Shepherd, Maltese-Toy Poodle, respectively)
  • Nicole Richie – Honeychild
    (Shih Tzu)
  • Oprah – Lauren and Sadie 
    (English Springer Spaniel and Cocker Spaniel, respectively)
  • Orlando Bloom – Sidi
    (Saluki mix)
  • Paris Hilton – Bambi and Tinkerbell
    (both Chihuahuas)
  • Pink – Elvis
  • Rachael Ray – Isaboo
    (Pit Bull)
  • Ryan Reynolds – Baxter
    (Labrador mix)
  • Sandra Bullock – Poppy and Ruby
    (both Chihuahuas)
  • Selena Gomez – Baylor
    (Siberian Husky mix)
  • Tori Spelling – Mimi LaRue
  • Victoria Beckham – Scarlet
    (French Bulldog)
  • Will Smith – Indo
  • Zoey Deschanel – Dot and Zelda
    (both mixed breeds)

If you have a favorite movie, favorite actor, or favorite singer, think about giving your dog a name that reminds you of why you like the film or performer. Or, choose a name from one of the dog films mentioned  here. Disney, alone, has produced dozens of wonderful films with great dog stars. There’s no shortage of fun names from the entertainment world for pets.



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