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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