Dog Names Inspired by TV Shows

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When trying to come up with a name for a new canine companion, your favorite television shows are a great place to look for inspiration. Whether you name your pup after a famous doggy character or you name him or her after one of your favorite human characters or even the show itself, the small screen is the perfect place to find a name that suits your pet as well as your personal interests. TV-themed dog names can be as unique or as common as you would like. If you are thinking about coming up with a dog name after a TV show, here are a few ideas to get you started. 

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Inspired by TV Shows Dog Name Considerations

Choosing the right name for your dog is a big job. Naming your beloved canine companion is much like naming your child, and choosing the right moniker is important. The name you choose will stick with your pet from 10 to 15 years or longer, so you need to choose one that will make sense for years to come. When using a TV show for inspiration, think about your favorite shows and characters and why they are your favorites. Are there certain traits that you like? Does your dog share those traits? Think about any negative connotations the character or show may have. If there is a chance the name could be seen as offensive, you may want to choose a different one. Remember that the name you select will be the one you have to give the vet, groomer, etc., so it’s best to choose something non-offensive. With that in mind, keep reading to discover some possible TV-inspired dog names. 

Male Dog Names Inspired by TV Shows

Votes Name Vote
10
Jim
From "The Office"
7
Hawkeye
The wonderful character in "MASH"
6
Gyver
For the legendary TV character, MacGyver
6
Dawson
From "Dawson's Creek"
6
Shep
For Dr. Shepherd in "Grey's Anatomy"
5
Walker
From "Walker, Texas Ranger"
5
Rin Tin Tin
From the classic TV series, "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin"
5
Dexter
From "Dexter" or the animated series "Dexter's Laboratory"
4
Kelso
For Ashton Kutcher's character in "That 70's Show"
4
Joey
Perfect for a "Friends" lover's canine companion
3
Kramer
From "Seinfeld"
3
Petey
The Pit Bull in the classic "Little Rascals"
3
Comet
The lovable Golden Retriever in "Full House"
3
Scooby
For the iconic canine in the "Scooby Doo" franchise
3
Chandler
From "Friends"
2
Shaggy
Scooby Doo's human best friend
2
Burke
For Dr. Burke in "Grey's Anatomy"
2
Anarchy
For "Sons of Anarchy"
1
Trek
From "Star Trek", a great name for an active dog
1
Jack
From "Sons of Anarchy"
1
Eddie
For the lovable Jack Russell Terrier in "Frasier"
0
Dwight
From "The Office", suits an inquisitive dog
0
Wiley
For "Looney Toons" character Wile E. Coyote
0
Prince
For the 90's classic "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
-1
Brian
For "Family Guy"'s Brian Griffin
-1
Archie
For "Riverdale"'s Archie Andrews
-2
George
From "Seinfeld"
-2
Astro
For the futuristic canine in "The Jetsons" cartoon
-2
Walt
For Walker White in "Breaking Bad"
-3
Snoopy
For the iconic Beagle in the "Peanuts" TV specials

Female Dog Names Inspired by TV Shows

Votes Name Vote
6
Lilly
From "Cold Case"
6
Gidget
The Chihuahua who rose to stardom as the Taco Bell Dog in commercials
5
Penny
Character in "The Big Bang Theory", may suit a little Dachshund
5
Miley
For Miley Cyrus; star of "Hannah Montana"
5
Ladybird
For the dog in the animated series "King of the Hill"
5
Goldie
For the "Golden Girls"
5
Lassie
For the famed Rough Collie from TV, movies and more
4
Rose
From "Dr. Who", for an elegant canine
4
Aria
From "Pretty Little Liars"
4
Ellen
For daytime TV host Ellen Degeneres
4
Dharma
From "Dharma & Greg"
3
Lucy
From the classic "I Love Lucy" series
3
Priya
Character in "The Big Bang Theory"
3
Mischa
For "The O.C." actress Mischa Barton
3
Betty
For "Ugly Betty" or Betty in "Riverdale"
2
Waverly
For "The Wizards of Waverly Place"
2
Samantha
From the classic series "Bewitched"
2
Meredith
As in the lead character in "Grey's Anatomy"
1
Emma
From "Once Upon a Time"
1
Grace
For "Will & Grace"
1
Abby
For the character in "NCIS"
1
Buffy
For "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
0
Finoa
From "Shameless"
0
Monica
From "Friends"
0
Galactica
For "Battlestar Galactica" and a fitting name for a busy pooch
-1
Zoey
From "Zoey 101", is fitting for a super friendly dog
-1
Dolly
For the TV show "Dollhouse"
-1
Angel
For the TV show of the same name
-1
Blue
From "Blue's Clues"; did you know Blue was a female?
-2
Jessica
For Jessica Fletcher in "Murder, She Wrote"

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