Cartoon Dog Names

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Introduction

Cartoons are nostalgic for many people who remember, with a fondness, the fun and fancy-free Saturday mornings of their childhood.  Families with children have a fair amount of modern-day cartoons playing at any given time of the week as well.  When families choose to bring a dog into their home, many people want their new dog's name to reflect those happy, nostalgic times by giving the family dog a cartoon name.  Additionally, many cartoon names are chosen because a family's children are called upon to help with the naming of the new dog; and kids love cartoons.

Cartoon Dog Names in Pop Culture

Snoopy in pop culture

Cartoon Dog Name Considerations

Naming your dog after a cartoon character or choosing a cartoon show inspired name does not come with many considerations.  However, some considerations should be made for the breed, size, and color of your dog.  For example, if you adopt a Great Dane you may want to consider Astro, Marmaduke, or Scooby.  All three of these dogs are famous cartoon Great Danes.  If you want to go with a non-cartoon dog cartoon character name, consider the characteristics of your dog and try to find a name that fits.  Greyhounds are well-known for the speed and fleet abilities so choosing the name Flash, after Flash Gordon, makes sense.  Smaller white dogs, such as the American Eskimo or the Maltese are perfect fits for Snow, as in Snow White.  

Children will often choose the name of their favorite characters when you have them name the new addition to the family.  Popular Disney princesses such as Elsa, Anna, Moana, and Belle are very popular with little girls.  Boys might choose Blaze or Ninjago for their new dog's name.  Consider that your children might also choose a name that does not fit the size, breed, or color of your dog to a tee.  However, you should also remember that you're allowing your children to develop a meaningful bond and learn responsibility through the naming and caring for the family's new dog.        

Male Cartoon Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
19
Copper
The Hound dog from the Fox and the Hound
18
Pongo
The father Dalmatian in 101 Dalmatians
17
Snoopy
An Ace pilot and world-famous writing Beagle from Peanuts
14
Stitch
The alien companion to Lilo
13
Clifford
Clifford is a big red dog
12
Augie
An old Hanna-Barbera cartoon dog
11
Bolt
A Disney dog with superpowers
11
Abu
Aladdin's monkey side kick
11
Blaze
A cartoon Monster Truck
9
Scooby
One of the most recognized Great Danes in history
9
Casper
A friendly ghost and perfect name for a white dog
9
Ranger
A reference to Ranger Smith from The Yogi Bear Show
7
Thumper
Bambi's best friend
6
Beast
The princess from Beauty and the Beast
6
Dodger
A scrappy stray from Oliver and Company
6
Daffy
A reference to Daffy Duck
6
Flash
A reference to Flash Gordon
5
LIttlefoot
The long neck dinosaur from The Land Before Time
4
Nemo
An adventurous little clown fish who gets lost
4
Buzz
"To infinity and beyond" with Buzz
4
Brian
An intelligent, English speaking, opera-loving white Labrador
4
Odie
Garfield's not so bright dog brother
4
Marvin
The Martian and Pug-like in appearance
4
Magoo
Mr. Magoo doesn't see very well
3
Astro
The Jetson's Great Dane
0
Mogli
A fearless boy living in the jungle
0
Spike
A gentle giant from The Land Before Time
-1
Marmaduke
A famous comic strip Great Dane
-4
Droopy
An MGM Hound from the 1940s with a droopy face
-9
Ninjago
A Lego cartoon show favored by little boys

Female Cartoon Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
16
Ariel
The youngest mermaid princess of King Triton
14
Jasmine
The princess in Disney's Aladdin
13
Lilo
A young orphaned girl living on Kauai, Hawaii
12
Dixie
A beautiful "Singing Stray Dog" from the Fox and the Hound 2
11
Nala
The love interest of Simba in The Lion King
10
Belle
A French girl turned princess
10
Snow
A reference to Disney's princess, Snow White
9
Penny
A cute shy girl from The Rescuers
9
Lady
A refined Cocker Spaniel from Lady and the Tramp
8
Alice
Alice from Alice in Wonderland
7
Tas
Short for the Tasmanian Devil
6
Merida
A Scottish princess
5
Babs
A chicken from Chicken Run
5
Moana
A fierce Disney princess who sets out to save her people
4
Lucy
A Peanuts character and child therapist
4
Poppy
A reference to Princess Poppy from Trolls
3
Tiana
The princess from the Princess and the Frog
3
Fern
A reference to Fern Gully
3
Wilma
Fred Flintstone's wife
2
Elsa
The ice queen in Frozen
2
Crysta
A fairy saving the rain forest in Fern Gully
2
Astrid
A princess on the cartoon show, Sofia the First
1
Anna
Elsa's younger princess sister in Frozen
1
Fergie
An alien creature Elroy Jetson brings home
0
Dutchess
A cat's name in Aristocats but good for a dog too
0
Dale
Chip's best friend
-2
Nana
The guardian dog of the Darling children in Peter Pan
-2
Velma
The smart one in the Scooby Doo troupe
-3
Peabody
A reference to Mr. Peabody
-5
Cinderella
A Disney princess with tiny feet

Dogs with Cartoon Names

Jasmine's name story for Cartoon Dog Names
Jasmine
Female
Australian Shepherd
Seattle, WA
Personality
Inquisitive
Curious
Smart
Intelligent

Jasmine got her name during a compromise between my daughter and I. My daughter is a Disney fanatic and I’m a gardener who regularly saw our puppy rummaging through our Jasmine shrubs in the backyard. The name stuck and is a perfect fit! Jasmine’s half princess and half outdoorsy naturalist. She has both beauty, smarts and loves to smell every scent at her disposal in the backyard.

Raven's name story for Cartoon Dog Names
Raven
Female
Boston Terrier
Redlands, CA
Personality
Loves people, has lots of ener

I’m riverdale Archie was describing Veronica’s “raven” hair

Ranger's name story for Cartoon Dog Names
Ranger
Male
Labrador Retriever
Perth, NY
Personality
Protective
Loving
Brave
Playful
Loyal

Ranger was a black Labrador Retriever that we got as a seven week old puppy. At first I wanted to call him Shadow after the dog from Homeward Bound but then I suggested Ranger. Ranger was the name of a character from a 90’s cartoon and novel called The Animals Of Farthing Wood. The son of Scarface, he was a fox cub and, in the cartoon, a silver-coloured fox or “Blue Fox” as they were known. I then said that we should get a female Golden Retriever and name her Charmer, after the red fox in the series that becomes Ranger’s mate! (Didn’t happen). Living out on semi-rural property since he was 4, Ranger certainly got the chance to be a real ranger!