Famous Dog Names

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Dogs have made their way through pop culture over the years, in headlines, television, movies, books, and more. Whether you need some name inspiration for your new furry friend or want to enjoy some nostalgic trivia, here’s a list of some famous dog names from A to Z.

Astro
Astro, a Great Dane, was the family dog of the cartoon The Jetsons.

Balto
Did you know? The animated movie of the same name was based on a true story of that Siberian Husky.

Beethoven
This St. Bernard appeared in a movie series of the same name. Two of his movie pups were named Mozart and Tchaikovsky!

Bingo
The Cracker Jack sailor’s sidekick was named Bingo!

Blue
The cartoon star of the children’s show Blue’s Clues.

Chance
Although a Labrador Retriever in the book, the dog was portrayed as an American Bulldog in the movie Homeward Bound.

Clifford

This big red cartoon dog stars in a book and children’s television series.

Comet

The famous Tanner family’s Golden Retriever on the show Full House.

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Dogbert
The sidekick featured in the Dilbert comics.

Dug
The adorable dog from the animated movie Up.

Eddie
The well-trained Jack Russell Terrier from the television show Frazer.

Fang
Hagrid’s Neapolitan Mastiff in the Harry Potter books and movie series.

Fido
President Abraham Lincoln’s dog, breed unknown.

Gibson

Gibson the Great Dane is Guinness World Record certified as the tallest living dog.

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Goofy
Did you know? This famous Walt Disney Studios character was originally known as Dippy Dawg.

Gromit
This clay-mation dog created by Nick Park appeared in three animated Wallace and Gromit movies.

Happy
This terrier mix was the pet of the family in the television show 7th Heaven.

Hooch
The Dogue de Bordeaux sidekick of the movie Turner and Hooch, starring Tom Hanks.

Hotdog
The pet of Archie comics’ Jughead.

Jo-Fi
Sigmund Freud’s pet Chow Chow sat with him during therapy sessions.

Krypto
Appeared in several Superman comics.

Ladadog

The Bearded Collie featured in the television show Please Don’t Eat the Daisies.
 

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Lady
The lovable Cocker Spaniel in the animated Disney movie Lady and the Tramp.

Lady Greyhound
The Greyhound Lines bus company brought their logo to life with this Greyhound in the 1950s and 1960s.

Lassie
One of the most famous dogs of all time, this Collie was the star of a movie and television series from the fifties to seventies.

Marley
This Labrador Retriever was owned and written about in the book Marley and Me--which inspired the 2008 movie--by journalist John Grogan.

Marmaduke
Marmaduke, a Great Dane, stars in a comic strip of the same name.

Max
The dog of the Grinch in both movie and book versions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

McGruff
This cartoon Bloodhound is the mascot of the National Crime Prevention Council, often seen wearing a trench coat.

Nana

The pet Newfoundland and nanny dog for the children of the family in Peter Pan.
 

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Odie
The yellow dog stars alongside the famous orange cat in the Garfield comic and animated television series.

Old Yeller
The dog featured in the book and movie of the same name.

Otis
This Pug was featured in the movie The Adventures of Milo and Otis.

Patch, Penny, Perdita, and Pongo
Some of the Dalmatians in the animated Disney movie One Hundred and One Dalmatians, based on the book titled The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Pickles
Breed unknown but probably part Collie, this dog discovered the stolen FIFA World Cup trophy in 1966.

Pluto
Another famous Walt Disney Studios cartoon, pet of Mickey Mouse.

Puffy
The Border Terrier in the movie There’s Something About Mary.

Rin Tin Tin

Star of the movie and television series of the same name, Rin Tin Tin was a German Shepherd Dog.
 

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Rover
This Labrador Retriever was featured in the Red and Rover comic strip. Also the name of the Collie in a 1905 movie titled Rescued by Rover. This Rover was the first ever dog to be featured in a film!

Sandy
Sandy, an Airedale Terrier, starred in Little Orphan Annie comics, radio shows, Broadway shows, and the 1982 movie.

Santa’s Little Helper
The pet dog of the family in the animated series The Simpsons.

Scooby-Doo
The famous Great Dane of the animated series and movies of the same name.

Shadow
Another dog in the movie Homeward Bound, Shadow is a Golden Retriever.

Shiloh

Star of the 1997 movie of the same name, was played by a Beagle.
 

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Sinbad
This mixed breed served as the mascot of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Snoopy
The iconic black and white Beagle of the Peanuts comic, television show, and movies.

Snuppy
This Afghan Hound was the first dog to ever be cloned, created from a cell from an ear of an adult dog of the same breed.

Strongheart
Another German Shepherd Dog actor, Strongheart starred in several films and is credited as one of the first canine actors.

Toto
The famous Cairn Terrier starred in alongside Judy Garland in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Trakr
This German Shepherd Dog holds the credit of rescuing the last survivor of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

Verdell

The Brussels Griffon that stole the show in the movie As Good As It Gets.

Winn Dixie

Berger Picard and the main character of the book and movie Because of Winn Dixie.
 

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Wishbone
This Jack Russell Terrier was the star of the children’s television show Wishbone.

Yellow
The name of the Labrador Retriever in the 1994 movie Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog.

Zorba
This Mastiff holds a Guinness World Record for being the longest and heaviest dog, at 343 pounds and 8’3” long!

 

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