The Best Pop Culture Pet Names

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
    761 votes
  • Nala
    759 votes
    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.
  • Gizmo
    727 votes
    Gizmo is a fictional character from the 1984 horror comedy film Gremlins.
  • Simba
    654 votes
    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 sequels The ...more