60 Pet Names from Movies

Naming your cat or dog can be challenging. Luckily, we're here to help! These 60 popular pet names from movies are perfect solutions when trying to choose a name for your dog or cat.

Shiloh, Lassie, Garfield ... you've seen the movies, so why not name your beloved pet after one of them? From heroic tales of dogs finding their way home to magical cats full of mischief, these dog and cat names are great for any pet. (We've also thrown in a few special names -- think lions, wolves, even a raccoon -- for those pets that exceed their everyday talents.)

Dog Names

  • Balto
    Movie: Balto
    Based on a true story, this sled dog makes a dangerous journey to bring back a cure for a deadly epidemic in Alaska.
  • Beatrice
    Movie: Best in Show
    Beatrice is a Weimaraner competing in a prestigious dog show in this comedy.
  • Beethoven
    Movie: Beethoven
    A troublesome Saint Bernard brings chaos wherever he goes in this family film.
  • Benji
    Movie: Benji
    A stray dog goes on a mission to save two kidnapped children.
  • Bingo
    Movie: Bingo
    A lively circus dog befriends a young boy and helps him fit in with the other kids.
  • Bolt
    Movie: Bolt
    This action-star American white shepherd goes on a journey to save a friend he believes to be in danger.
  • Buddy
    Movie: Air Bud
    A stray golden retriever meets a boy who discovers the dog's amazing talent -- playing basketball!
  • Buck
    Movie: Call of the Wild
    Half Saint Bernard, half sheepdog, this pet is stolen from his home and taken to the Yukon to work as a sled dog.
  • Butch
    Movie: Best in Show
    This poodle competes in a dog show in this hilarious comedy.
  • Chance
    Movie: Homeward Bound
    An American bulldog teams up with a golden retriever and Himalayan cat to find their way back home.
  • Charlie
    Movie: All Dogs Go to Heaven
    This German shepherd mix returns from the dead to find his killer.
  • Copper
    Movie: The Fox and the Hound
    An animated film about a hound that befriends a young fox, unbeknownst to the fact that they will be forced to be enemies later in life.
  • Cujo
    Movie: Cujo
    Based on Steven King's novel, a rabid Saint Bernard terrorizes a small town.
  • Fang
    Movie: Harry Potter series
    Hagrid's Neapolitan mastiff in the Harry Potter series.
  • Gus
    Movie: Iron Will
    Gus is the lead sled dog in this movie about a challenging cross-country dogsled race.
  • Hachi/Hachiko
    Movie: Hachi: A Dog's Tale
    This tearjerking tale follows an Akita as it waits each day for the return of its deceased owner.
  • Hooch
    Movie: Turner and Hooch
    The dog of a deceased man is adopted by a detective to help with a murder investigation. (Hooch is a Dogue de Bordeaux, a rare French dog breed.)
  • Hubert
    Movie: Best in Show
    This loveable bloodhound competes for the title Best in Show in this comedy.
  • Lady
    Movie: Lady and the Tramp
    A romantic tale between a high-class cocker spaniel and a street-smart mutt.
  • Lassie
    Movie: Lassie
    This film follows the story of a rough collie and her many escapades.
  • Marley
    Movie: Marley and Me
    A touching film about a troublesome -- but loved -- yellow lab and his family.
  • Marmaduke
    Movie: Marmaduke
    A bumbling Great Dane causes constant mischief when his family moves to a new neighborhood.
  • Miss Agnes
    Movie: Best in Show
    Miss Agnes is a high-class shih tzu competing in a dog show in this comedy.
  • Old Yeller
    Movie: Old Yeller
    This classic follows a young boy and his beloved yellow Labrador.
  • Pencil
    Movie: Year of the Dog
    A film about a woman coping with the loss of her pet beagle.
  • Pongo
    Movie: 101 Dalmatians
    Pongo is the father dalmatian looking for his stolen pups in this animated film.
  • Purdy
    Movie: 101 Dalmatians
    Purdy is the mother dalmatian looking for her stolen pups in this animated film.
  • Odie
    Movie: Garfield
    Odie the dog is Garfield's goofy sidekick.
  • Otis
    Movie: The Adventures of Milo and Otis
    A pug embarks on a mission to find his beloved friend, Milo the cat.
  • Reno
    Movie: Top Dog
    Reno, a briard, teams up with a cop in this action flick.
  • Rosebud
    Movie: Air Buddies
    A sequel to Air Bud, Rosebud is one of the puppies in this cute film.
  • Scooby
    Movie: Scooby Doo
    This wacky Great Dane embarks on plenty of journeys with his owner, Shaggy, and the rest of the gang.
  • Shadow
    Movie: Homeward Bound
    A golden retriever teams up with an American bulldog and a Himalayan cat to find their way back home.
  • Skip
    Movie: My Dog Skip
    A Jack Russell terrier befriends a young boy and helps him fit in.
  • Snoopy
    Movie: Charlie Brown movies
    Snoopy the beagle is Charlie Brown's dog.
  • Toto
    Movie: Wizard of Oz
    Dorothy's cairn terrier, Toto, joins her on a journey down the yellow brick road.
  • Shasta
    Movie: Snow Buddies
    Shasta is a Siberian husky puppy in this Air Bud sequel.
  • Shiloh
    Movie: Shiloh
    A beagle is saved by a young boy in this classic.
  • Winky
    Movie: Best in Show
    Winky is a Norwich terrier competing for the Best in Show title in this comedy.
  • Winn-Dixie
    Movie: Because of Winn-Dixie
    This mischievous mixed-breed dog helps a young girl make new friends.

Cat Names

  • Aslan
    Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia
    This powerful lion is present in The Chronicles of Narnia series.
  • Berlioz
    Movie: The Aristocats
    This little black kitten is the youngest in the litter.
  • Cheshire
    Movie: Alice in Wonderland
    The Cheshire cat is a grinning character in this classic film.
  • Duchess
    Movie: The Aristocats
    The mother of three kittens, Duchess is an all-white cat.
  • Felix
    Movie: Felix the Cat
    This silly cartoon cat first came to fame during the silent film era.
  • Garfield
    Movie: Garfield
    This famous orange cat stars in the Garfield cartoons.
  • Marie
    Movie: The Aristocats
    The all-white kitten in the animated film.
  • Meeko
    Movie: Pocahontas
    Meeko, a playful raccoon, is the friend of Pocahontas in this Disney classic.
  • Milo
    Movie: Milo and Otis
    This young cat embarks on a journey to reunite with his friend, a pug named Otis.
  • Mr. Bigglesworth
    Movie: Austin Powers
    This hairless cat is Dr. Evil's pet in this comedy.
  • Nala
    Movie: The Lion King
    Nala is a young lion and Simba's love interest in this animated movie.
  • Nermal
    Movie: Garfield
    Nermal, a small gray tabby cat, is an annoyance to Garfield.
  • Oliver
    Movie: Oliver and Company
    A young kitten teams up with a gang of dogs in this animated film.
  • Sassy
    Movie: Homeward Bound
    This Himalayan cat embarks on an adventure with two dogs to find their way back home.
  • Simba
    Movie: The Lion King
    This little lion inherits the kingdom in this Disney classic.
  • Snowbell
    Movie: Stuart Little
    This Persian torments Stuart Little, a mouse, in this fun film.
  • Mr. Tinkles
    Movie: Cats and Dogs
    An evil Persian, Mr. Tinkles, hopes to conquer the world in this furball-filled comedy.
  • Thomas
    Movie: The Aristocats
    Thomas is an orange alley cat that helps Duchess and her kittens.
  • Toulouse
    Movie: The Aristocats
    The orange kitten in the animated movie.
  • Tom
    Movie: Tom and Jerry: The Movie
    A cartoon cat embarks on adventures with his friend, a mouse.


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