Culture The Best Pop Culture Pet Names  

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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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Bambi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Adolescent Bambi is a fictional character from the 1942 animated feature film Bambi.
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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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Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Pluto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
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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Yoda is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Hedwig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
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Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Groot is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Loki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Loki is a fictional character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor. He is based on the being of the same name from ...more
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Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Garfield is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Taz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Taz, the Tasmanian Devil, is an animated cartoon character featured in the Warner Bros. "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies" series of cartoons. Though the character appeared ...more
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Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Thor is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Nymeria is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Nymeria
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Goose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Goose
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Angel is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt for the American fantasy television programs Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series Angel. He is played by ...more
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T'challa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
T'challa
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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Shrek is a fictional ogre character created by American author William Steig, who appears as the main protagonist in the book of the same name, and in eponymous films by DreamWorks Animation. He ...more
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Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan, later Leia Organa Solo, and born Leia Amidala Skywalker, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by the actress Carrie Fisher. The ...more
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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Black Panther is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Jack Kirby, first ...more