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50+ Unique Dog Names From Movies With References

James Livingood has been a dog sitter for several years. He has written numerous articles and a book about the topic because he loves dogs.

Dog Names from Movies

Dog Names from Movies

Dog Names Inspired by Movies

Everyone loves going to the movies, so it makes sense to name your dog after your favorite movie or movie character. Not only does this show that you are a fan, but it helps you remember that wonderful piece of cinema long after the credits roll. There are several tips and tricks included in this article to help you name your dog after movies, and there is a video as well. Hopefully, these dog names will inspire your movie creativity.




This sled pooch makes a perilous voyage to bring back a remedy for a savage pandemic in Alaska.


Best in Show

Beatrice is a Weimaraner contending in this satire.



An irksome Saint Bernard brings disorder wherever he goes in this family film.



A stray canine goes set for spare two captured youngsters.



An energetic circus pooch becomes a close acquaintance with a young man and encourages him fit in with different children.



This activity star American white shepherd goes on a voyage to spare a companion he believes to be in threat.


Call of the Wild

This pet is stolen from his home and taken to the Yukon to fill in as a sled hound.


Air Bud

A stray brilliant retriever meets a kid who finds the canine's astonishing ability playing b-ball!


Best in Show

This poodle contends in a dog show in this funny parody.


Homeward Bound

An American bulldog collaborates with a brilliant retriever and Himalayan feline to discover their way back home.


All Dogs Go to Heaven

This German shepherd blend comes back from the dead to discover his executioner.


The Fox and the Hound

A cartoon film about a dog that gets to know a youthful fox



A raging Saint Bernard threatens a community.


Oliver and Company

A joyful, charismatic mongrel with a blend of terrier in him.



Talking hound from Disney motion picture


Harry Potter series

Hagrid's Neapolitan mastiff in the Harry Potter show.


Iron Will

Gus is the lead sled hound in this film about a difficult crosscountry dogsled race.


A Dog's Tale

This tragic story pursues an Akita as it hangs tight every day for the arrival of its dead owner.

Hercules (or Beast)

The Sandlot

Terrifying canine nearby


Turner and Hooch

The canine of a dead man is received by a criminologist to help with a homicide examination.


Best in Show

This loveable dog vies for the title Best in Show in this parody.


Lady and the Tramp

A sentimental story between a high-class cocker spaniel and a road keen mutt.

Lady and Tramp

Lady and the Tramp

Two fundamental character hounds from Disney film



This film pursues the account of a collie and her numerous capers.


Marley and Me

A contacting film about an irksome yet cherished yellow lab and his family.



A blundering Great Dane causes steady wickedness when his family moves to another area.


The Grinch

The Grinch's principle sidekick

Miss Agnes

Best in Show

Miss Agnes is a high-class shih tzu contending in a dog show in this parody.


Peter Pan

Old defender hound



Odie the canine is Garfield's silly sidekick.

Old Dan and Little Ann

Where the Red Fern Grows

1961 childrens novel about a kid who purchases and trains two Redbone Coonhound chasing dogs.

Old Yeller

Old Yeller

A young man and his adored yellow Labrador.


The Adventures of Milo and Otis

A pug embarks with his darling companion Milo the feline.


Year of the Dog

A film about a lady adapting to the loss of her pet beagle.


The Little Rascals

Canine with dark ring over his eye


101 Dalmatians

Pongo is the dad dalmatian searching for his stolen little guys in this enlivened film.


101 Dalmatians

Purdy is the mother dalmatian searching for her stolen little guys in this enlivened film.


Top Dog

Collaborates with a cop in this movie flick.


Scooby Doo

This wacky Great Dane leaves on a lot of voyages with his proprietor Shaggy.


Homeward Bound

A brilliant retriever collaborates with an American bulldog and a Himalayan feline to discover their way back home.


Snow Buddies

Shasta is a Siberian imposing young doggie in this Air Bud continuation.



A beagle is spared by a young man in this work of art.


My Dog Skip

A Jack Russell terrier becomes a close acquaintence with a young man and causes him fit in.


Charlie Brown

Snoopy the beagle is Charlie Brown's canine.


Wizard of Oz

Dorothy's cairn terrier joins her on a trip down the yellow block street.


Best in Show

Winky is a Norwich terrier going after the Best in Show title in this satire.


Because of Winn-Dixie

This underhanded blended breed pooch enables a young lady to make new companions.


A Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington's hound

4 Tips for Naming Your Dog After Movies

There are many ideas on how to name your dog after a movie. You could name it after a character, the actor/actress, the movie title, or even a scene from the movie. Some people even name their dogs after a phrase or dialog exchange in a movie. However you decide to name your dog, here are four tips to think about.

Tip 1: Timeless Movies

One of the best ways to name a dog is to name them after a timeless movie. If it is likely that a movie will stay relevant, then it is likely that others will know the name long into the future. On the flip side, a movie that is five years old may be quickly forgotten. Naming your dog after a timeless movie helps keep the name fresh.

Tip 2: Shy Away From Common Remakes

Some movies get a fresh “re-boot” every couple of years. It is best to stay away from these movies as that can lead to bad “re-boots.” That can be a problem because then others think you named your dog after the newer, worse movie instead of the older classic.

Tip 3: Movie Opinions Can Be Tainted

Some movies have extra controversy surrounding them. While you may love the movie, others may have strong opinions otherwise. It is best to stay away from controversially difficult films as that can alienate you (and your dog) from others. Instead, look towards movies that have general acclaim for their construction.

Tip 4: Beware of Sequels

Just like re-boots, sequels can kill a movie series. It may be best to avoid movies that commonly get sequels. This is to avoid having a problem where the name becomes worse over time. Another thought is to name after a set of sequels has already been completed (and they are of high enough quality).

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