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The Best Pop Culture Pet Names 

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Updated May 7, 2020 24.7k votes 1.7k voters 72k views 124 items

List Rules Vote up the cutest names for your fluffy friend. Names must come from movies, TV, celebrities, music, video games, sports, or anything else in the popular zeitgeist in recent memory.

Looking for a cute pop culture pet name for a new cat, dog, or even bird? Naming a pet is no easy decision, but this list of nerdy animal names is here to help. From classics like Garfield, to Harry Potter inspired names like Dobby and Mrs. Norris, there's something for any pet personality.

It's not all fictional character names for pets though - here you'll also find celebrity inspired pet names that are great for fluffy friends. "Stop scratching the couch, Miley Cyrus!" "Beyonce, sit!" Try it out and see what fits for your new cat or dog. Or, if you already have a pet with a hilarious pop culture reference as a first name, add it to the list so others can have plenty of options.

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Meeko is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
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Nala is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Nala is the deuteragonist of the Lion King franchise. She is Simba's wife, Kopa and Kiara's mother, Sarafina's daughter, and the Queen of Pride Rock. She is voiced by Moira Kelly.
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Gizmo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Gizmo is a fictional character from the 1984 horror comedy film Gremlins.
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Simba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Simba is a fictional character who appears in The Lion King franchise. Introduced in Disney Animation's 32nd animated feature film The Lion King, the character subsequently appears in its ...more
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Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Yoshi or, once romanized as Yossy, full name T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas, Plural: Yoshis, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. He debuted in ...more
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Dobby the House Elf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Dobby is a house-elf, who, unlike most other house-elves, wanted to be freed. He has three fingers and one opposable thumb. Dobby was the abused and tormented slave of the Malfoys before the ...more
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Bambi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Bambi
Adolescent Bambi is a fictional character from the 1942 animated feature film Bambi.
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Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Loki is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber and penciller Jack Kirby, a version of the character ...more
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Taz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Tasmanian Devil , commonly referred to as Taz, is an animated cartoon character featured in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. Though the character appeared in ...more
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Goose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Goose
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Garfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Garfield is a fictional character and the title protagonist from the comic strip Garfield created by Jim Davis. The comic strip centers on Garfield and portrays him to be a lazy, fat and cynical ...more
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Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Chewbacca, or "Chewie," is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Chewbacca belongs to the Wookiee species, who are tall, hirsute bipeds native to the planet of Kashyyyk. ...more
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Yoda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Yoda is a fictional character from the film Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.
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Groot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Groot is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Dick Ayers, the character first appeared in Tales to Astonish #13. An ...more
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Pluto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Pluto
Pluto, also called Pluto the Pup, is a cartoon character created in 1930 by Walt Disney Productions. He is a yellow orange-color, medium-sized, short-haired dog with black ears. Unlike most ...more
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Lady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Down in Florida added Lady
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Thor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Thor is a fictional superhero that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of ...more
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Po is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Down in Florida added Po
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Nymeria is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Nymeria
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Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Sebastian is an animated crab in Disney's The Little Mermaid film franchise. He is a red crab from the Caribbean island of Jamaica and a servant of King Triton. Apart from his role in the film ...more
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Tramp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Down in Florida added Tramp
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Pippin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Down in Florida added Pippin
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Bolt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Down in Florida added
Bolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When he is ripped from his world of fantasy, and action by his own doing. His own obsession with his owner ...more
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Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Pikachu are a fictional species of Pokémon. Pokémon are fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of comic books, animated movies and television shows, video games, and ...more
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Aurora is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Down in Florida added Aurora