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Introduction

If you’re looking to give your dog a classic arcade game name, you probably grew up in the 80s and 90s glued to a color-limited screen with a joystick in one hand, buttons under the other and heavy pockets full of quarters. Either that, or you’re a die-hard gamer with a taste for nostalgia. Either way, giving your dog a classic arcade game name is surely one of the quickest and best ways to tie together two of your favorite things — one that keeps you plopped on the couch indoors and one that keeps you on your toes outdoors. 

Arcade Game Dog Names in Pop Culture

Arcade Game Dog Name Considerations

There are undoubtedly a lot of things to consider when coming up with a suitable name for your canine companion, especially when related to the world of arcade games. Then again, that also means there are an absolute ton of options when trying to come up with something clever and personal. 

Looks are a great place to start and you can easily use them to generate some ideas. For instance, if your dog happens to have fluffy neck fur and a different colored mask on their face, maybe Ralph, after Ralph from Rampage, would be a good choice. If you have a dog that is large, brown, and muscular with a well-defined face, maybe Kong is a better option. 

Personality leaves a lot of room to work with too, if not more so. Say, for instance, you have a Blue Heeler who is a bit shy but loves to chase people around, Inky would be a perfect fit. Maybe you have a dog that tends to destroy things, then Lizzie, after the ultra-destructive giant lizard from Rampage, would be a solid choice. 

There are loads of options to choose from, including anecdotes from their early days or even yours for that matter, so don’t be afraid to get creative and revisit some classic memories and classic games to generate some ideas. 

Male Arcade Game Dog Names

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Smash
After the classic arcade game, Smash TV
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Cobros
After Die Cobros, a boss in Smash TV
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Ugg
The purple pig/demon/dragon from Q*bert
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Slick
The green fireball guy with sunglasses from Q*bert
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Blubba
After Baron von Blubba, the ghost skeleton whale from Bubble Bobble
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Baron
Refers to Baron von Blubba, from Bubble Bobble
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Bub
One of the main characters of Bubble Bobble
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Cormano
The sombrero-wearing stereotype from Sunset Riders
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Tempest
After the classic arcade game Tempest
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Dirk
The hero and protagonist of Dragon's Lair
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George
The giant gorilla from Rampage
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Ralph
The giant wolf from Rampage
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Gomeramos
Gomeramos King, the final boss of Contra
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Rizer
Bill Rizer, main character in Contra
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Joust
After the arcade classic game, Joust
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Merlin
The name of the Wizard from the first Gauntlet arcade game
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Thor
The name of the Warrior from the first Gauntlet arcade game
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Slug
After the arcade side-scroller Metal Slug
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Taizo
The protagonist of the Dig Dug series
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Dug
After the digging-based arcade game Dig Dug, also a play on the name Doug
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Colossus
After Colossus, one of the X-Men characters from the arcade game
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Defender
After the arcade classic game, Defender
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Centipede
After the arcade classic, Centipede
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Jax
After half-man, half-cyborg Jax Briggs from Mortal Kombat
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Bison
After M. Bison of Street Fighter II
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Hadoken
The name of Ryu's attack from Street Fighter II
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Kong
After the arcade classic Donkey Kong
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Invader
After the arcade classic, Space Invaders
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Clyde
The orange ghost from Pac-Man
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Pacman
From the arcade classic Pac-Man

Female Arcade Game Dog Names

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Emcee
After Evil M.C. from Smash TV
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Coily
The enemy snake from Q*bert
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Pepper
Peter Pepper, the main character of Burgertime
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Daphne
The princess from Dragon's Lair
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Lizzie
The giant lizard from Rampage
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Java
After Emperor Demon Dragon God Java from Contra
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Contra
After the epic side-scroller arcade game, Contra
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Questor
The Elf from the first Gauntlet arcade game
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Thyra
The name of the Valkyrie from the first Gauntlet arcade game
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Fio
After Fio Germi, a main character in Metal Slug
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Eri
After Eri Kasamoto, a main character in Metal Slug
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Tarma
After Tarma Roving, a main character from Metal Slug
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Rossi
Marco Rossi is the main character in Metal Slug
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Pooka
An enemy from Dig Dug
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Dig
After the digging-based arcade game Dig Dug
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Asteroid
After the classic space-themed shooting game Asteroid
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Dazzler
Dazzler was one of the X-Men characters from the arcade game
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Frog
After the frog from Frogger
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Leebros
A play on the Lee Brothers, the protagonists of Double Dragon
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Sheeva
After Sheeva, the multi-armed woman from Mortal Kombat
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Briggs
As in Jax Briggs from Mortal Kombat
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Jade
After Jade from Mortal Kombat
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Jam
After the NBA classic arcade game NBA Jam
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Akuma
After the beast of a man, Akuma from Street Fighter II
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Cammy
After the character Cammy from Street Fighter II
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Galaxian
The space-themed predecessor to Galaga
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Galaga
After the space-themed arcade game Galaga
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Inky
The blue ghost from Pac-Man
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Pinky
The pink ghost from Pac-Man
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Blinky
The red ghost from Pac-Man

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