Finding Dory Inspired Dog Names

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When looking for a dog name that is inspired by the children’s movie, "Finding Dory”, it is not that hard of a task to do and will be in fact, fun!  There are a variety of names in this theme that would fit just about any dog breed.  Cute titles for pets of any kind are often interchangeable and suit all temperaments and sizes. When thinking "Finding Dory", the Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese and Pekingese come to mind since these dogs are very popular and fit the theme well. The character of these little breeds are full of spunk and spark, just like Dory and other characters within the movie.

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Finding Dory Inspired Dog Name Considerations

The names of the characters in Finding Dory are very cute names that will suit any breed of dog.  The most popular type of canine for these names are the tinier canines, most likely because the original characters are small. However, this does not mean that larger breeds will not suit monikers from movies like Finding Dory.

Many celebrities have chosen to name their dogs with names similar to those in the movie, Finding Dory.  The selection you make when giving your dog a name from a children's movie or book should be that of a short and easy to remember title for the dog.  One syllable names are perfect, as is a two syllable name like Charlie, because your puppy will be able to pick up on the fact and recognize after time that this is their name. Charlie is a suitable name for a male or female pup.

Regardless of which character you like the most, it’s important to keep the personality of your dog in mind when choosing a name. If they are a more flighty breed, then a name like Dory would be great. On the other hand, if they are more of a serious and moody dog, then a name like Hank would suit them well.

Male Finding Dory Inspired Dog Names

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Anchor
This is the name for a vegetarian hammerhead shark; Marlin and Dory meet him while in search of Nemo
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Andrew
Named after Andrew Stanton, who voiced one of the seagulls who made a cameo and the director of the movie
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Angus
Named after the co-director of the Finding Dory movie
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Aaron
Named after Aaron Fors, who voiced one of the seagulls
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Bailey
Beluga whale at the Marine Life Institute; he is a dramatic, intelligent, funny, and helpful character
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Bloat
This is the name of the Pufferfish that lived in the aquarium that was in the dentist office
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Bob
Named after Bob Peterson, who voiced one of the Seagulls who made a cameo
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Bruce
A great white shark; he is the leader of the “fish friendly” Shark support group; he is indirectly mentioned in the Finding Dory movie
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Bubbles
A yellow tang fish
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Carl
One of the Marine Life Institute delivery truck drivers
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Charlie
Dory’s father, a very happy and silly character who’s always cracking jokes or creating fun rhymes
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Chase
Named after the song “Squid Chase” in the movie
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Chum
A Mako shark that Marlin and Dory met while looking for Nemo; he is mentioned in the Finding Dory movie
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Crush
A sea turtle Marlin and Dory met while looking for Nemo
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Fluke
He is a sea lion that spends most of his time on a rock outside the Marine life institute with Rudder
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Gerald
Another sea lion, living outside the Marine life institute
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Gill
A Moorish Idol, always dreaming of escaping the aquarium at the dentist office.
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Gurgle
A royal gramma fish, who lives in the dentist’s aquarium until he escapes
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Hank
An octopus missing a tentacle, living at the Marine Life Institute who helped Dory to find her parents
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Jacques
A cleaner shrimp that also lived in the dentist’s aquarium
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Joker
Named after the song “Joker at Work” in the movie
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Marlin
Nemo’s father is a clownfish; he traveled all the way to the Great Barrier Reef to rescue Nemo
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Nemo
Also a clownfish; he is the son of Marlin and Coral and a wonderful friend to Dory
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Ray
He is Nemo’s teacher; Mr. Ray, he is a blue and white spotted eagle stingray
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Rudder
Another sea lion that spends most of his time on a rock with Fluke.
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Sheldon
A classmate of Nemo’s that is a seahorse
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Squirt
A sea turtle that is the cousin of Crush
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Stan
A kelp bass in Finding Dory
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Tad
One of Nemo’s classmates
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Tommy
One of the delivery truck drivers for the Marine Life Institute
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Morro
Named after Morro Bay

Female Finding Dory Inspired Dog Names

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Aqua
Named after the Aqarium that Hank wants to live in as well as the general ocean water
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Becky
A loon in the movie, who is very helpful, loyal, kooky, and offbeat at times
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Cali
Named after the California Current which Dory takes in the movie
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Coral
Nemo’s mother, the wife of Marlin ,killed when attacked by a barracuda
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Darla
The niece of the dentist who captured Nemo and who often accidentally kills the fish she is given; she makes a cameo in the Finding Dory movie
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Deb
A striped damselfish; she often thinks her reflection is her sister Flo
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Destiny
A whale who is Dory’s friend; she lived in the Marine Life Institute and now has become a part of Dory’s extended family in the Great Barrier Reef
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Dory
A blue tang fish with short-term memory loss, the daughter of Jenny and Charlie
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Flo
Deb’s reflection, she often thinks is her sister
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Jenny
Dory’s mother and the wife of Charlie; she lived in the Marine Life Institute, later moving to the Great Barrier Reef with Dory
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Jewel
After the song “Jewel of Morro Bay” in the movie
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Journey
In homage to the journey that Dory takes through the movie
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Kate
Named after Kate McKinnon, who played Stan’s wife
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Kathy
A chicken fish in Finding Dory
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Loony
After the song “Loon Tune” in the movie
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Lucia
After the actress who played the teenage version of Dory
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Mare
Meaning sea in Latin
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Marina
Named after the Marine Life Institute
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Moana
Meaning ocean in Maori, reflects the movie being set in the wide ocean
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Peach
A starfish living in the dentist’s aquarium
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Pearl
A pink Flapjack octopus who also lives in the Great Barrier Reef and is a classmate of Nemo’s
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Pixie
Named after Pixar Animation Studios, the Production company behind Finding Dory
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Rebecca
The song “Rebecca Darling"
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Sharky
After the various sharks that Dory encounters, some nice and others not so
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Sigourney
As in Sigourney Weaver who was the voice of the Marine Life Institutes P.A. system
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Sloane
Named after the actress who voiced the younger version of Dory
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Tang
Named after Dory, who is a Regal Blue Tang
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Vann
Meaning water in Norwegian
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Ellen
For Ellen Degeneres, the wonderful voice of Dory

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