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100 Disney dog names: Ultimate list of Disney-inspired names

By Justine Seraphin Country Manager

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Finding the perfect name for your puppy is very important: you’ll be calling it every day for the next 10-20 years! But if you’re a Disney fan, it shouldn’t be too hard to find a great name!

Naming a dog needs to be a well thought-through decision made by the whole family. It needs to be a name that everyone is happy with, including your pooch himself! Indeed, it’s the word you’ll use to get his attention in a multitude of situations, so you need to be sure it’s a name that sticks!

We’ve put together a list of the best Disney dog movies below - along with the top character names of course! If there are too many for you to choose from, try to think about your dog’s personality, breed, or even physical appearance. Don’t worry, we’ve shortened the longer character names in our list to nicknames that dogs would understand better! Could one of them be the one for your canine pal?

Disney Dog Movies: Find inspiration for unique dog names

Everybody has seen Disney movies and probably has a favourite character they would like to name their dog after. But if you wish to discover a lot more Disney character names check out this list.

Boy Disney characters: The Fox and the Hound

The 1981 Disney animated classic tells the story of an unlikely friendship: yep, you guessed it - between a fox and a hound! When they’re young, the two innocently play together and develop a very close bond. But as they grow, the hound is taught to hunt animals like his fox friend. What the movie teaches us, though, is that true friendship is stronger than anything! The following names are great for Scent Hounds, Pointers, and dogs like Shiba-Inus who resemble foxes:

  • Tod (Fox)
  • Copper (Hound)
  • Chief (Hunting dog)
  • Vixey (Fox)
  • Boomer (Bird)
  • Dinky (Bird)

Disney pet names: 101 Dalmatians

Whichever one is your favourite - the 1996 live-action film or the 1961 animated classic - the timeless story is all the same. A cruel fashionista dreams of collecting Dalmatians to make a one-of-a-kind spotted fur coat. Her plan is well under way when two Londonian Dalmatians set out to rescue the pups that she stole from them. In the end, the dogs come home to their owners with 99 puppies, bringing the total to 101 Dalmatians - talk about a full house! The following names are great for this beautiful, energetic breed:

  • Pongo
  • Perdy (short for Perdita)
  • Patch
  • Lucky
  • Rolly
  • Dipstick

Oliver & Company

The 1988 Disney animated classic tells the story of a stray kitten who finds himself torn between two worlds: a comfortable, lavish life with a little girl who lovingly took him in, or an exciting New York City life with a gang of streetwise dogs he befriended. In the end, we learn that you can certainly keep all your friends in your life - even if they’re different! The following names are great ideas for rescue dogs who are getting a second chance at life:

  • Olly (short for Oliver, the ginger cat)
  • Dodger (Mutt)

Lady and the Tramp dog names

The 1955 animated classic is a romance between a stray dog and a pampered purebred pet. The two break barriers between worlds, and despite the disparity between them, love prevails: they end up living together and founding a family in the warmth of their owners’ home. The following names are great for the most pampered of pooches:

Popular Disney name themes for a male and a female dog

As the great Walt Disney said himself, : “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing...that it was all started by a mouse.” That’s right - Mickey’s the one who started it all by making his first appearance in ‘Steamboat Willie’ in 1928. Plus, even though many of the characters who were created shortly after him were other anthropomorphic animal characters, we all know who Mickey’s best friend is - that’s right - a dog! The following names are great for dogs whose parents are hard-core Disney movies fans:

  • Mickey (Mouse)
  • Minnie (Mouse)
  • Donald (Duck)
  • Daisy (Duck)
  • Goofy (Dog)
  • Pluto (Dog)

Female dog names: Disney Princesses

We all know and love them - they’re brave, they’re beautiful, and...they’ve got amazing singing voices! From Snow White created in 1938, to Elsa and Anna making their debut in 2013 - there’s an immense variety of names to choose from in this category! The following names are perfect for dogs who deserve a royal title!

  • Snow (short for Snow White)
  • Ella (short for Cinderella)
  • Rory (short for Aurora)
  • Ari (short for Ariel)
  • Belle
  • Jazz (short for Jasmine)

Other great Disney animal characters' name ideas:

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Here’s a list of many more Disney names for those of you who need more inspiration!

  • Merlin (The Sword in the Stone)
  • Basil (The Great Mouse Detective)
  • Nana (Peter Pan)
  • Tink (short for Tinkerbell, from Peter Pan)
  • Simba (The Lion King)
  • Nala (The Lion King)
  • Scar (The Lion King)
  • Zazu (The Lion King)
  • Stitch (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Lilo (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Nemo (Finding Nemo)
  • Dory (Finding Nemo)
  • Marlin (Finding Nemo)
  • Robin (Robin Hood)
  • Naveen (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Abu (Aladdin)
  • Genie (Aladdin)
  • Rajah (Aladdin)
  • Baloo (The Jungle Book)
  • Mowgli (The Jungle Book)
  • Cricket (short for Jiminy Cricket, from Pinocchio)
  • Dug (Up)
  • Flora (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Kronk (The Emperor’s New Groove)
  • Mulan (Mulan)
  • Mushu (Mulan)
  • Olaf (Frozen)
  • Percy (Pocahontas)
  • Meeko (Pocahontas)
  • Toulouse (The Aristocats)
  • Duchess (The Aristocats)
  • Winnie (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Piglet (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Woody (Toy Story)
  • Buzz (Toy Story)
  • Bullseye (Toy Story II)
  • Coco (Coco)
  • Hank (Finding Dory)
  • Jack-Jack (The Incredibles)
  • Joy (Inside Out)
  • Boo (Monsters, Inc.)
  • Remy (Ratatouille)
  • Wall-E (Wall-E)
  • Bolt (Bolt)
  • Pascal (Tangled)
  • Pua (Moana)
  • Max (The Little Mermaid)
  • Flounder (The Little Mermaid)
  • Milo (Atlantis)
  • Bambi (Bambi)
  • Thumper (Bambi)
  • Mochi (Big Hero 6)
  • Dinah (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Angel (Lady and the Tramp II)
  • Zero (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Meg (short for Megara, from Hercules)
  • Herc (short for Hercules, from Hercules)
  • Hades (Hercules)
  • Tarzan (Tarzan)
  • Bert (Mary Poppins)
  • Bruno (Cinderella)
  • Gus (Cinderella)
  • Penny (The Rescuers)
  • Wendy (Peter Pan)

Naming a dog

As a general rule, it’s recommended that you choose a name that is only 1 or 2 syllables long (quick, short sounds are easier for dogs to pick up on), and that the name doesn’t resemble any other word you may often use around him (e.g. sit or stay).

Are you struggling to find the perfect name for your dog? Follow these tips and you'll find it easier to find a name for your dog

What are some cool names for dogs?

As long as you keep these simple tips in mind, the creativity is all up to you! You can name your dog whatever you want - after your favourite pastry, colour, or even city! But, if you’re a Disney fanatic, then no doubt you’ll have your favourite childhood movies in mind when naming your pooch! And what better inspiration than actual canine characters from Disney classics to influence your choice?

What are the dogs names in Disney movies?

We all love dogs right? So, when we get to see one in a Disney movie, we get overly excited. Not only are Disney dogs cute, loyal and amusing, but they can also talk! Let's quick off this article with a list of all the dogs you will find in Disney movies. And who knows, these dog names might help you find some inspiration for your pooch.

  • Goofy (Mickey & Friends)
  • Pluto (Mickey & Friends)
  • Pongo (101 Dalmatians)
  • Perdita (101 Dalmatians)
  • Danny (101 Dalmatians)
  • Patch (101 Dalmatians)
  • Colonel (101 Dalmatians)
  • Lucky (101 Dalmatians)
  • Penny (101 Dalmatians)
  • Freckles (101 Dalmatians)
  • Rolly (101 Dalmatians)
  • Towser (101 Dalmatians)
  • Thunderbold (101 Dalmatians)
  • Max (The Little Mermaid)
  • Bolt (Bolt)
  • Percy (Pocahontas)
  • Napoleon (The Aristocats)
  • Lafayette (The Aristocats)
  • Stella (The Princess and the frog)
  • Nana (Peter Pan)
  • Stitch (Lilo and Stich, he is sort of a dog)
  • Tramp (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Lady (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Scamp (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Annette (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Collette (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Danielle (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Trusty (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Jack (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Pedro (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Boris (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Pes (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Bull (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Toughy (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Bruno (Cinderella)
  • Dodger (Oliver and company)
  • Tito (Oliver and company)
  • Einstein (Oliver and company)
  • Francis (Oliver and company)
  • Roscoe (Oliver and company)
  • Desoto (Oliver and company)
  • Georgette (Oliver and company)
  • Rita (Oliver and company)
  • Copper (The Fox and the Hound)
  • Chief (The Fox and the Hound)

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