50+ Unique Dog Names From Movies With References

Updated on June 5, 2019
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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
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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 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.

Name
Movie
Description
Balto
Balto
this sled pooch makes a perilous voyage to bring back a remedy for a savage pandemic in Alaska.
Beatrice
Best in Show
Beatrice is a Weimaraner contending in this satire.
Beethoven
Beethoven
An irksome Saint Bernard brings disorder wherever he goes in this family film.
Benji
Benji
A stray canine goes set for spare two captured youngsters.
Bingo
Bingo
An energetic circus pooch becomes a close acquaintence with a young man and encourages him fit in with different children.
Bolt
Bolt
This activity star American white shepherd goes on a voyage to spare a companion he believes to be in threat.
Buck
Call of the Wild
this pet is stolen from his home and taken to the Yukon to fill in as a sled hound.
Buddy
Air Bud
A stray brilliant retriever meets a kid who finds the canine's astonishing ability playing b-ball!
Butch
Best in Show
This poodle contends in a dog show in this funny parody.
Chance
Homeward Bound
An American bulldog collaborates with a brilliant retriever and Himalayan feline to discover their way back home.
Charlie
All Dogs Go to Heaven
This German shepherd blend comes back from the dead to discover his executioner.
Copper
The Fox and the Hound
A cartoon film about a dog that gets to know a youthful fox
Cujo
Cujo
a raging Saint Bernard threatens a community.
Dodger
Oliver and Company
a joyful, charismaticmongrel with a blend of terrier in him.
Dug
Up
Talking hound from Disney motion picture
Fang
Harry Potter series
Hagrid's Neapolitan mastiff in the Harry Potter show.
Gus
Iron Will
Gus is the lead sled hound in this film about a difficult crosscountry dogsled race.
Hachi
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
Hooch
Turner and Hooch
The canine of a dead man is received by a criminologist to help with a homicide examination.
Hubert
Best in Show
This loveable dog vies for the title Best in Show in this parody.
Lady
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
Lassie
Lassie
This film pursues the account of a collie and her numerous capers.
Marley
Marley and Me
A contacting film about an irksome -yet cherished- yellow lab and his family.
Marmaduke
Marmaduke
A blundering Great Dane causes steady wickedness when his family moves to another area.
Max
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.
Nana
Peter Pan
Old defender hound
Odie
Garfield
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.
Otis
The Adventures of Milo and Otis
A pug embarks with his darling companion Milo the feline.
Pencil
Year of the Dog
A film about a lady adapting to the loss of her pet beagle.
Petey
The Little Rascals
Canine with dark ring over his eye
Pongo
101 Dalmatians
Pongo is the dad dalmatian searching for his stolen little guys in this enlivened film.
Purdy
101 Dalmatians
Purdy is the mother dalmatian searching for her stolen little guys in this enlivened film.
Reno
Top Dog
collaborates with a cop in this movie flick.
Scooby
Scooby Doo
This wacky Great Dane leaves on a lot of voyages with his proprietor Shaggy.
Shadow
Homeward Bound
A brilliant retriever collaborates with an American bulldog and a Himalayan feline to discover their way back home.
Shasta
Snow Buddies
Shasta is a Siberian imposing young doggie in this Air Bud continuation.
Shiloh
Shiloh
A beagle is spared by a young man in this work of art.
Skip
My Dog Skip
A Jack Russell terrier becomes a close acquaintence with a young man and causes him fit in.
Snoopy
Charlie Brown
Snoopy the beagle is Charlie Brown's canine.
Toto
Wizard of Oz
Dorothy's cairn terrier joins her on a trip down the yellow block street.
Winky
Best in Show
Winky is a Norwich terrier going after the Best in Show title in this satire.
Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie
This underhanded blended breed pooch enables a young lady to make new companions.
Zero
A Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellingtons hound

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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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