Famous Dog Names - Page 6

Updated: May 15, 2024

Welcome to a unique collection of noteworthy names, borrowed from the world's most admired and celebrated canines. This page is dedicated to those special four-legged friends who have left their paw prints, not just in their owners' lives, but also on the canvas of popular culture, literature, films, history, and beyond.

From the brave and adventurous to the faithful and loyal, these dogs have captured our hearts and imaginations over the years. They have made us laugh with their antics, warmed our hearts with their stories, and inspired us with their courage. Whether it's through television, movies, books, or real-life heroic tales, these beloved dogs have managed to fetch themselves a place in our collective memories.

As you navigate through this collection, you'll rediscover famous tail-waggers that you've grown to adore, and perhaps stumble upon some that you've yet to meet. Each name carries a story, a legacy, and a testament to the incredible bond between humans and dogs. So whether you're seeking inspiration for your new pup's name or simply a dog lover looking to explore, you're in the perfect place.

Name Reason to Choose
Strider This name from "The Lord of the Rings" is often given to dogs that are loyal and adventurous, as well as those that have a brave personality
Tawny This name from the book "Shiloh" is often given to dogs that are loyal and gentle, as well as those that have a sensitive personality
Tinkerbell This name from "Peter Pan" is often given to dogs that are small and delicate, as well as those that have a dainty personality
Tito This name from "Oliver and Company" is often given to dogs that are energetic and outgoing, as well as those that have a lively personality
Tock This name from the book "The Phantom Tollbooth" is often given to dogs that are punctual and precise, as well as those that have a conscientious personality
Togo This Siberian Husky from the true story of a life-saving dog sled team is often given to dogs that are brave and strong, as well as those that have a adventurous personality
Toto This name from "The Wizard of Oz" is often given to dogs that are loyal and adventurous, as well as those that have a brave personality
Tramp This name from "Lady and the Tramp" is often given to dogs that are adventurous and carefree, as well as those that have a free-spirited personality
Tug This name often given to dogs who love to play tug-of-war or fetch, as it represents their playful nature
Underdog This name from the TV show and movie is often given to dogs that are brave and heroic, as well as those that have a determined personality
Winn-Dixie This name from the book is often given to dogs that are friendly and social, as well as those that have a gregarious personality
Winston This name from the movie "Ghostbusters" is often given to dogs that are intelligent and curious, as well as those that have a mischievous streak
Wishbone This name from the TV show is often given to dogs that are intelligent and curious, as well as those that have a creative personality
Yeller This name from the book and movie "Old Yeller" is often given to dogs that are loyal and protective, as well as those that have a strong personality
Yogi This name from "Yogi Bear" is often given to dogs that are adventurous and curious, as well as those that have a free-spirited personality
Zero This name from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is often given to dogs that are unique and quirky, as well as those that have a creative personality
Zeus This name from Greek mythology is often given to dogs that are strong and powerful, as well as those that have a regal personality
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Historical Dog Names

These are names of dogs that have made significant impacts in history, providing a sense of nostalgia and significance.
Name Description
Balto Led his sled team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, Alaska, to deliver diphtheria antitoxin
Bamse World War II Norwegian mascot dog known for his courage
Barry Famous St. Bernard rescue dog from Switzerland
Boatswain Newfoundland dog owned by Lord Byron, the famous poet wrote an epitaph to him
Bobbie Travelled 2,551 miles to return to his home in Oregon after he was lost in Indiana
Brownie Unofficial town dog of Daytona Beach, Florida in the 1940s and 1950s
Buddy The first seeing eye dog in the United States
Checkers Dog of Richard Nixon, mentioned in his famous 'Checkers' speech
Fala Scottish Terrier of U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt and the only presidential pet to be memorialized in a statue
Gander Canadian war dog who was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in World War II
Hachiko Known for his unparalleled loyalty by waiting for his deceased owner at a train station in Japan for nearly a decade
Him and Her Pair of Beagles owned by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson
Horand The first German Shepherd Dog and the genetic basis for modern German Shepherds
Jofi Chow Chow mix owned by Sigmund Freud, often present during his therapy sessions
Judy English Pointer, World War II mascot, and prisoner of war
King Buck Famous Labrador Retriever and the only dog to appear on a United States Federal Duck Stamp
Laika The first animal to orbit Earth, sent to space by the Soviet Union in 1957
Lassie Star of a popular television show in the 1950s and 1960s, saving the day in every episode
Patsy Ann Deaf Bull Terrier known for greeting ships in Juneau, Alaska in the 1930's
Pickles Discovered the stolen Jules Rimet Trophy (World Cup) in 1966
Rin Tin Tin Rescued during World War I and went on to become a star in Hollywood films
Seaman Accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition across the United States
Strongheart One of the earliest canine film stars
Swansea Jack Famous for rescuing people from drowning in Swansea, Wales
Togo Led the longest and most hazardous stretch of the 1925 serum run to Nome

Movie Dog Names

These are names of dogs featured in popular movies, making them easily recognizable and memorable.
Name Description
Astro This Great Dane was a character in 'The Jetsons'
Beethoven This Saint Bernard was the main character in a comedy movie
Bolt This White Shepherd was the main character in a movie of the same name
Bruno This Bloodhound was a character in Disney's 'Cinderella'
Buddy As the star of 'Air Bud', this Golden Retriever played basketball
Chance Featured in 'Homeward Bound', this American Bulldog was known for his mischievousness
Cujo This Saint Bernard was the main character in a Stephen King novel turned movie
Dodger This Terrier mix was a character in 'Oliver & Company'
Duke This Mutt was a character in 'The Secret Life of Pets'
Gidget This Pomeranian was a character in 'The Secret Life of Pets'
Hooch This Dogue de Bordeaux became famous from the comedy film, 'Turner & Hooch'
Lady She stars in Disney's 'Lady and the Tramp'
Lassie This Rough Collie was a star in a movie with the same name
Marley Featured in 'Marley & Me', this Labrador Retriever won everyone's heart
Max This Jack Russell Terrier was a character in 'The Secret Life of Pets'
Nana This Newfoundland was the family pet in 'Peter Pan'
Old yeller This Labrador Retriever/Mastiff mix was the main character in a movie of the same name
Perdita She was Pongo's mate in '101 Dalmatians'
Pongo This Dalmatian was a protagonist in '101 Dalmatians'
Rin Tin Tin This German Shepherd was a famous movie star in the 1920s and 1930s
Shadow This Golden Retriever was one of the main characters in 'Homeward Bound'
Slink This Dachshund was one of the characters in 'Toy Story'
Spike This Mastiff was the star of 'Tom and Jerry'
Toto This Cairn Terrier was Dorothy's companion in 'The Wizard of Oz'
Tramp He is the other half of the famous duo in Disney's 'Lady and the Tramp'

Celebrity Dog Names

These are names of dogs owned by famous celebrities, which can be unique and interesting.
Name Description
Asia Lady Gaga's French Bulldog, who has appeared in several of her music videos
Bear Liam Hemsworth's adopted dog, often seen with him hiking
Bo The Obama family's Portuguese Water Dog, who lived in the White House during Barack Obama's presidency
Buddy Famed as Demi Lovato's beloved pet, who was tragically killed by a coyote
Chaplin Jessica Chastain's three-legged rescue dog, who often accompanies her on the red carpet
Daisy Jessica Simpson's Maltipoo, who was unfortunately taken by a coyote
Elvis Nick Jonas's Golden Retriever, who has been seen on the red carpet
Flossie Drew Barrymore's dog, who saved her from a house fire
Floyd Miley Cyrus's Alaskan Klee Kai, who sadly passed away in 2014
Gabbana Khloe Kardashian's dog, who she referred to as her first child
Gary Carrie Fisher's French Bulldog, who accompanied her to many public events
Koji Another of Lady Gaga's French Bulldogs, who was stolen and later recovered
Lucky Britney Spears's dog, often seen with her during her early career
Matzoball Andy Cohen's dog, who often appears on Watch What Happens Live
Meatball Adam Sandler's Bulldog, who was the ring bearer at his wedding
Mighty Orlando Bloom's dog, who sadly went missing in 2020
Mona Selena Gomez's dog, who often appears in her Instagram posts
Norman Kylie Jenner's Italian Greyhound, who has his own massive following on social media
Oliver Jennifer Lawrence's dog, who often accompanies her on set
Pippa Owned by Reese Witherspoon, this French bulldog is often featured on her Instagram
Puddy Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Bulldog, who passed away in 2018
Sunny This Portuguese Water Dog also lived in the White House with the Obamas
Tinkerbell This was Paris Hilton's famous Chihuahua, often seen with her on reality shows
Winston Gwen Stefani's Pomeranian, who has his own Instagram account
Ziggy An English Bulldog owned by David and Victoria Beckham

Cartoon Dog Names

A list a famous name ideas coming from cartoon dogs.
Name Description
Astro The Jetsons' loyal family dog, he was known for his energetic antics and love for his owners
Blue This animated dog was the star of the children's show Blue's Clues, helping kids learn through play and exploration
Brian The Griffin family's talking dog in Family Guy, he often provided comedic relief and sarcastic commentary
Clifford the Big Red Dog This lovable and gigantic dog was a children's book character who later became a TV star
Droopy This basset hound, known for his slow drawl and lethargic demeanor, always managed to outsmart his opponents
Dug A lovable and loyal Golden Retriever in the movie Up, he stole viewers' hearts with his goofy personality
Duke Max's friend and mentor in The Secret Life of Pets, this fluffy Newfoundland dog always had a wise word to share
Fang Hagrid's loyal and fierce boarhound in the Harry Potter series, he often protected his master and friends
Goliath Davey's faithful companion in Davey and Goliath, this talking dog often provided moral guidance and support
Goofy This anthropomorphic dog, known for his clumsy antics, was a beloved character in Disney cartoons
Gromit Wallace's faithful dog in the Wallace and Gromit series, he often saved the day with his intelligence and loyalty
Huckleberry Hound This laid-back blue dog was a classic cartoon character, known for his Southern drawl
Krypto Superman's loyal canine companion, he had powers like flight and super strength
Lady A pampered Cocker Spaniel who fell in love with a stray dog in Disney's Lady and the Tramp
Marmaduke This lovable Great Dane always seemed to get into trouble but had a heart of gold
McGruff the Crime Dog This cartoon character helped teach children about crime prevention and safety
Odie Garfield's loyal and sometimes dim-witted sidekick, this beagle was always up for an adventure
Pluto A loyal companion to Mickey Mouse, this happy-go-lucky dog always had a wagging tail
Ren This neurotic Chihuahua in Ren and Stimpy often found himself in bizarre and humorous situations
Santas Little Helper The Simpson family's beloved greyhound, he was rescued from the dog track and became a loyal companion
Scooby-Doo This Great Dane helped solve mysteries with his friends in the Mystery Machine
Stimpy Ren's dim-witted but lovable sidekick in Ren and Stimpy, he often provided comic relief
Tramp The streetwise and charming stray dog who won Lady's heart in Lady and the Tramp
Underdog This superhero dog, always ready to save the day, was a classic cartoon character

US President Dog Names

A list of famous name ideas coming from the pets of US Presidents.
Name Description
Barney George W. Bush's Scottish Terrier was known for his antics in the White House
Bo Barack Obama's Portuguese Water Dog was chosen because it is hypoallergenic and Malia Obama has allergies
Buddy Bill Clinton's Chocolate Labrador Retriever, a lively companion during his presidency
Charlie John F. Kennedy's Welsh Terrier accompanied the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Checkers Richard Nixon mentioned this Cocker Spaniel in his famous speech to save his political career
Clipper John F. Kennedy's German Shepherd was a loyal and protective addition to the family
Drunkard Another of George Washington's American Foxhounds, named for his playful and unpredictable nature
Fala Franklin D. Roosevelt's Scottish Terrier, a faithful companion who even attended his master's meetings
Fido Abraham Lincoln's dog, a mixed-breed who was tragically killed after his master's assassination
Him & Her Lyndon B. Johnson's Beagles, famous for an incident where LBJ picked one up by the ears
King Timahoe This Irish Setter belonged to Richard Nixon and was named after a village in Ireland
Laddie Boy Warren G. Harding's Airedale Terrier, who attended meetings and was dubbed "First Dog."
Millie George H.W. Bush's English Springer Spaniel, who even had a book written about her experiences
Miss Beazley This Scottish Terrier joined Barney as a birthday gift for Laura Bush from her husband
Pasha Another of Nixon's dogs, this Terrier brought diversity and energy to the White House
Prudence Prim Woodrow Wilson's Old English Sheepdog, who was known for her protective instincts
Pushinka A gift from Soviet Premier Khrushchev, John F. Kennedy's Russian dog was a symbol of friendship
Ranger Millie's son, an English Springer Spaniel, served as an energetic and loving companion
Rob Roy Calvin Coolidge's white Collie, a regal and well-mannered companion
Shannon This Irish Cocker Spaniel, also owned by JFK, was known for her playful and friendly nature
Socks A stray cat that was adopted by the Clintons, Socks became an unlikely companion to Buddy
Sunny The Obamas added this playful Portuguese Water Dog to the family as a companion for Bo
Sweet Lips George Washington's American Foxhound, bred for hunting on his Mount Vernon estate
Vicky Richard Nixon's Poodle was a great companion and provided comfort during his presidency
Yuki A mixed-breed dog, Yuki was rescued by Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter Luci at a Texas gas station
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