28 Funny Female Dog Names Inspired by Movie Characters

Updated on July 7, 2019
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Choosing the perfect name for your pup is important to get right!

Maybe she's a Clementine?
Maybe she's a Clementine? | Source

If your puppy is a girl, let’s focus on some female movie characters that you could name her after. These days, many lead roles in blockbusters are for males; however, there are still a number of legendary heroines in film. Whether it’s a female warrior in an action flick, a princess in an animated film, or a singing starlet in a musical, there are various possible names to put on your puppy’s collar.

The 28 funny female dog names are divided into the following categories:

  • Action/Sci-Fi
  • Animated Films
  • Musicals
  • Other Film Genres

Names From Action and Sci-Fi Flicks

  • Sara Connor (The Terminator) – For courageous pups who start off weak but become strong after overcoming an attack of cybergenetic puppy Terminators.
  • Ripley (Alien series) – For tough terriers who are never fazed by hissing cats.
  • Newt (The little girl in Aliens) – Reserved for smaller breeds who tend to hide under the bed.
  • Princess Leia (Star Wars) – For posh puppies that like to curl their fur in elaborate hair buns.
  • Buffy ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") – If you want to protect the backyard from big bloodhounds.
  • Hermione (Harry Potter series) – For bookish Beagles with magic wands that can turn anything they touch into dog biscuits.
  • Miss Moneypenny (James Bond) – Likely the most appropriate female name, other than the “Bond Girls,” reserved for James Bond fanatics.
  • The Bride (Kill Bill) – If your Collie has a fetish for yellow spandex and sword-shaped doggy snacks.

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Names From Animated Films

  • Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) – If you mistook your Schnauzer for a furry bunny or scampering hare.
  • Lady (Lady and the Tramp) – Ideal for pretty Cocker Spaniels with a boyfriend on their tail.
  • She-Ra (He-Man) – For powerful princess pups that ride for the honor of Greyskull.
  • Betty Rubble ("The Flintstones") – For black-haired hounds with a longing for the Stone Age.
  • Belle (Beauty and the Beast) – appropriate for a prettier puppy accompanying a Great Dane
  • Rapunzel – For Komondors with excessively long hair and impressive shedding habits.

"Lady" was a Cocker Spaniel
"Lady" was a Cocker Spaniel | Source

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Names From Musicals

  • Amelie – Commonly selected for French Bulldogs with angelic barks.
  • Annie – For adorable Dachshunds that are always betting their bottom dollar that the sun will come out tomorrow.
  • Mary Poppins – For young puppies who chew on umbrellas.
  • Scarlett O’Hara (Gone with the Wind) – Vivacious Papillons who enjoy occasional bouts of flatulence.
  • Dorothy Gale (The Wizard of Oz) – Ideal for Golden Retrievers who tend to agree that there really is no place like home.
  • Miss Gulch (The Wizard of Oz) – Appropriate for ill-tempered dogs that gnaw on brooms and obsess over getting little dogs, too.

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Names From Other Film Genres

  • Clarice Starling (Silence of the Lambs) – If you expect to say “Hello Clarice” to greet your dog on a frequent basis.
  • Clementine (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) – For puppies with purple hair dye and salivate over other fur styling products.
  • Nurse Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) – A proper name for possessive dogs taking medication.
  • Scully ("X-Files") – The other dog must be named Mulder, or it just wouldn’t be acceptable.
  • Maude (Harold and Maude) – For older dogs that like to rock the cradle.
  • Juno – Quirky Beagles with a few extra pups in the litter.
  • Joan of Arc – For French puppies destined to be iconic revolutionaries of dog chow.
  • Lassie – Why not name your Collie after the most famous dog in the world?

"Lassie" was a Collie
"Lassie" was a Collie | Source

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Good Luck Choosing the Perfect Name!

So, there you have it—the official collection of 28 funny female dog names inspired by famous movie characters to choose from. Remember to vote for your favorite name in each section before you go. For more ideas about what to name your dog, check out the video below. Please leave your feedback in the comments section and contribute to our the discussion about funny female dog names inspired by movie characters.

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    • Glenna Wheatley profile image

      Glenna Wheatley 

      5 months ago from Fort Worth, Texas, USA

      Tara, my first female dog. She was as black as tar.

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      Lola Clementine 

      22 months ago

      I thought they were fancy, funny and unique names for dogs.

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      4 years ago from Australia

      A fun read and very cute topic!

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      Brenda Thornlow 

      6 years ago from New York

      Great name ideas! Love this pics, too!


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