Animal Crossing Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

One of the most wholesome game series out there, Animal Crossing has earned a cult following the world over. The premise is pretty much the same in every game. Create and decorate your town, home, campsite, or island, depending on which title you’re playing. Spend your days fishing, landscaping, shopping, catching bugs, and collecting fossils. Explore exotic islands, dance the night away at Club LOL, or sip your favorite coffee at The Roost cafe.

Animal Crossing provides the “pawfect” escape from the real world. You’re free to kick back, relax with your fellow villagers, and live your virtual life at your own pace. All of the villagers in Animal Crossing are modeled after real animals. Ducks, elephants, bears, tigers, dogs — you name it, Animal Crossing almost certainly has it.

You might be somewhat surprised to learn that such a chill game has an extremely dedicated fanbase. (Which you’ll discover when you scroll down to the Animal Crossing inspired names for girl dogs.) Search the internet for Animal Crossing ideas and you’ll discover some delightfully elaborate layouts.

Now, without further ado, let’s dig into some of the most popular Animal Crossing inspired dog names! Starting with one you might recognize from another world-famous franchise.

Animal Crossing Dog Names in Pop Culture

Animal Crossing Dog Name Considerations

How do you go about choosing the right Animal Crossing dog name for your fur-baby? Because Animal Crossing’s villagers have a wide range of personalities, the following names are well-suited to just about any dog. Whether your woofer is athletic, lazy, cranky, peppy, snooty, or somewhere in between, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect name for your pup in this round-up!

Some of our favorite Animal Crossing dog names are a great fit for small breeds, like Winnie and Bitty. Other names, like Shep and Goldie, pay tribute to some of the world’s most beloved dog breeds.

Your pup’s personality is a great place to start when choosing a name. Got a clumsy canine? Dizzy is a doggone good choice. Got a headstrong hound? Chief is an apt name. Got a miracle mutt? Lucky is a fantastic fit for a dog whose life has been a little “ruff”.

Keep reading for more Animal Crossing inspired dog names for boys and girls alike.

Male Animal Crossing Dog Names

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Marshal
Cool, laidback, and friendly with all the other residents, Marshal is one of the most “pawpular” villagers among fans.
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Lucky
Rocking a full-body cast and an upbeat attitude, Lucky is truly “furtunate” to be alive! (Which makes this a great name for an accident-prone pupper.)
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Bones
The perfect name for a hungry Husky, this lazy dog villager is always eating snacks. Or talking about eating snacks.
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Bam
A sporty, competitive villager, Bam is an excellent name for athletic canines who love showing off their agility and dock diving skills.
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Beau
This lazy deer villager “pawsitively” loves spending time in the great outdoors. And his name also means “handsome” in French!
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Chief
A fitting name for a headstrong hound with an alpha complex.
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Roscoe
Grumpy dogs are a lot like Roscoe, a horse villager whose catchphrase is “nay”.
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Apollo
Thought to be named after the Apollo 11 spacecraft, this cranky yet confident eagle thinks he rules the roost.
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Walker
Although he’s modeled after a Border Collie, Walker’s temperament is a stark contrast. (He likes to eat and nap.)
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Shep
Shep is (you guessed it!) a sheepdog. His catchphrase is “baa man” — how cute is that?
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Tex
Tex the penguin’s favorite hobby is sprinting. Have you ever seen a penguin sprint? Neither have we.
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Zell
A shortened form of gazelle, this is a “grrreat” name for a dog built like a deer.
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Leopold
Regal and elegant, Leopold is a dapper name for a dapper dog. Plus, it can be shortened to Leo.
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Anchovy
This bird might have a lazy personality, but his “ultimutt” goal is becoming an explorer.
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Dizzy
The perfect name for the canine klutz in your life.
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Ozzie
Heavy metal hounds will love sharing a name with the Prince of Darkness. And the cute koala villager.
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Doc
This rabbit villager’s name is thought to be inspired by one of the most famous cartoon rabbits out there: Bugs Bunny.
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Hugh
Hugh the pig’s skill is “eating quickly” — and we’ll bet the same is true for your woofer!
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Moe
Okay, so this cat’s name might come from the “meow” sound. But what your pooch doesn’t know won’t hurt them.
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Sherb
This lovable goat has stolen the hearts of hundreds of fans. (And we’re sure your dog has done the same!)
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Tank
Is there a more fitting name for big, brawny breeds than Tank?
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Tucker
A firm favorite dog name among pet parents. Although the Animal Crossing villager is a boar.
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Scoot
A truly unique name for a truly unique pupper.
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Moose
Sounds like the perfect name for a gentle giant, right? Except Moose is actually a mouse in the games. Classic misdirection.
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Mac
Although he’s a bulldog in the games, Mac is a “woofderful” name for any breed!
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Boots
A versatile Animal Crossing inspired dog name with plenty of nickname potential.
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Keaton
Can you guess the inspiration behind this bird villager's name? We'll give you a hint: he played the main character in the film Birdman.
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Henry
This lazy villager loves sleeping in, making it a “pawesome” name for dogs who love their beauty sleep.
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Huck
Name your doggo after this cute froggo! His special skill is “clearing his plate”.
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Al
An iconic name that’s reminiscent of famous musicians and actors, like Al Green and Al Pacino.

Female Animal Crossing Dog Names

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Poppy
Friendly yet introverted, Poppy starts her days off on the right paw by waking up bright and early.
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Rosie
Okay, so Rosie is technically a cat villager. But your doggo doesn’t need to know that.
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Cherry
A sweet name for a dog who’s protective and caring, just like the villager.
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Bea
Can you guess which breed inspired this cute name? (Hint: it’s the Beagle!)
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Tia
This elephant villager resembles a pot of tea, making it a great name “fur” sophisticated canines.
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Chai
Balancing a cup on her head without spilling a drop, Chai is pretty doggone talented! (She probably knows every trick in the training manual.)
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Molly
Cute as a button, this little duck provides the perfect name inspiration for a sweet small breed.
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Audie
This peach-colored wolf villager was named after an 88-year-old fan who logged over 3,500 hours of gameplay in New Leaf!
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Savannah
A bubbly zebra villager, Savannah has a “pawsitive” outlook on life. Her quote in New Leaf is, “Keep your chin up!”
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Willow
This unusual dog name has a nice ring to it. (Even if Willow the villager is technically a sheep.)
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Midge
A colorful bird with an insightful quote: “When the world gets cold, just fly south.”
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Mitzi
The cover girl of the original Animal Crossing Gamecube title, Mitzi is a “furrific” name for a four-legged fashionista.
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Olive
A simple, sweet name, just like the cuddly bear villager.
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Lolly
Just as her name suggests, this cute cat loves candy!
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Kiki
Fans of Studio Ghibli films will find twice the meaning in this adorable dog name.
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Ellie
“Wee one” is this elephant villager’s catchphrase, making this a fitting name for a petite pup.
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Daisy
A classic name for girl dogs, including one of Animal Crossing’s most beloved villagers.
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Coco
This rabbit villager aspires to be an astronaut, just like Laika, the first dog in space.
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Stella
A doggone cute name for your feminine fur-baby.
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Ruby
Fun fact: Ruby’s character is inspired by the “moon rabbit”, a creature from Asian folklore.
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Blaire
An Animal Crossing inspired girl dog name for pet parents looking for something a little different.
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Cleo
A chic name for a chic horse villager (and a chic canine!).
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Bitty
Bitty might be a hippo, but her name is the perfect fit for your itty bitty fur-baby.
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Diva
What better name for a sassy Sheltie?
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Bella
A rock-n-roll villager, this mouse takes her name from the Italian word for “beautiful”.
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Bubbles
This name is a two-for-one for fans of The Powerpuff Girls.
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Winnie
A charming name for a Dachsund. Winnie the weenie dog — just adorbs.
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Nibbles
This happy-go-lucky squirrel has boundless energy and dreams of super-stardom.
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Pippy
Pippy is a peppy villager. Who would’ve guessed?
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Tutu
A darling name for your barktastic ballerina.

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