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The Best Pop Culture Pet Names

Updated May 7, 2020 35.4k votes 1.9k voters 82.8k views114 items

List RulesVote 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 the deuteragonist of the Lion King franchise. She is Simba's wife, Kopa and Kiara's...  more
  • Meeko2
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  • Gizmo3
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    Gizmo is a fictional character from the 1984 horror comedy film Gremlins....  more
  • Simba4
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    Simba is a fictional character who appears in The Lion King franchise. Introduced in Disney...  more
  • Yoshi5
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    Yoshi or, once romanized as Yossy, full name T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas, Plural: Yoshis, is a...  more
  • Dobby6
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    Dobby is a house-elf, who, unlike most other house-elves, wanted to be freed. He has three...  more
  • Bambi7
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    Bambi

    Adolescent Bambi is a fictional character from the 1942 animated feature film Bambi....  more
  • Lady8
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    Lady

  • Loki9
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    Loki is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics....  more
  • Yoda10
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    Yoda is a fictional character from the film Star Tours: The Adventures Continue....  more
  • Goose11
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    Goose

  • Taz12
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    Tasmanian Devil , commonly referred to as Taz, is an animated cartoon character featured in...  more
  • Chewbacca13
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    Chewbacca, or "Chewie," is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Chewbacca belongs...  more
  • Garfield14
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    Garfield is a fictional character and the title protagonist from the comic strip Garfield...  more
  • Pluto15
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    Pluto

    Pluto, also called Pluto the Pup, is a cartoon character created in 1930 by Walt Disney...  more
  • Groot16
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    Groot is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created...  more
  • Po17
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    Po

  • Tramp18
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    Tramp

  • Bolt19
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    Bolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When...  more
  • Nymeria20
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    Nymeria

  • Aurora21
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    Aurora

  • Thor22
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    Thor is a fictional superhero that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics....  more
  • Pippin23
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    Pippin

  • Sebastian24
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    Sebastian is an animated crab in Disney's The Little Mermaid film franchise. He is a red crab...  more
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