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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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Nala is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Meeko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
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Simba is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Gizmo is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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Garfield is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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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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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Loki is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Hedwig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
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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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Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Sebastian
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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Goose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Goose
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Yoda is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Thor is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Scooby-Doo
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Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated ...more
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Drogon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Drogon
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Nymeria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Nymeria
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Paddington Bear is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Culture Pet Names
Paddington Bear is a fictional character in children's literature. He first appeared on 13 October 1958, and was illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. The friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru—with ...more