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Introduction

So, the first description that comes to your mind when you try to describe yourself and your interests is cinephile, and your friends have been teasing you that you must have grown up inside a Blockbuster video rental shop since you can’t stop comparing the things that happen to you in real life with scenes and characters from movies. If this is the case then you’ll surely name your dog appropriately and make an eternal homage to The Seventh Art. Be it your favorite movie, TV series, or your favorite cinema dog, this is a perfect way to make your new canine friend the most stellar dog in the park.

Movie Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture

Movie Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Whether you’ve decided to bring in a tiny Maltese or a Rottweiler to your home, there’s that one name that fits almost all breeds, and it owes this to the reputation of the movie it is inspired with. The first time you see your dog run up a huge flight of stairs and imagine him getting ready to rumble, the name search is over, as you can immediately start calling your little fighter Rocky. This name is so iconic and so immersed in the collective unconsciousness that it can easily be appropriate for a large variety of dogs – so long as the dog is determined and energetic as Rocky Balboa.

Another classic dog name popularized by its movie namesake must be Buddy, the Golden Retriever from the Air Bud movie franchise. This super talented, loyal and adorable dog has qualities that all dogs possess to some extent, and that’s probably the reason why it has become so popular. Your best buddy should be named Buddy for a reason. However, this name best fits Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers, but we could easily imagine a Saint Bernard or any such benevolent breed that could honor the name perfectly.

Male Movie Inspired Dog Names

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Toto
Dorothy’s best friend in the Wizard of Oz
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Clint
For all of the Clint Eastwood fans out there
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Charlie
The master of comedy himself, Charlie Chaplin
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Beethoven
Saint Bernard from the movie Beethoven
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Einstein
Not Albert, but the dog from Back to the Future
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Kane
Citizen Kane, known as one of the best movies in the history of cinema
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Maximus
Or Max, if you love the movie Gladiator
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Hooch
Starring next to Tom Hanks in a movie Turner and Hooch
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Uggie
Jack Russell Terrier from the Academy Award winning film The Artist
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Oscar
Academy Awards’ figurine as the highest appraisal in the industry
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Stanley
Famed director Stanley Kubrick, director of Odyssey 2001
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Elia
Famous director Elia Kazan definitely deserves this
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Marley
The adorable Marley & Me movie can be your inspiration
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Rambo
Film series starring Sylvester Stallone
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Leo
After Leonardo DiCaprio
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Pluto
Mickey Mouse’s faithful friend
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Tony
Protagonist of Scarface, Tony Montana
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Dug
If you liked the movie Up, then Dug the Dog should be your inspiration
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John
If you’re into Westerns, then honor John Wayne
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Bolt
Do not forget the Pixar animated American Shepherd Dog
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Clark
Don’t forget Clark Gable either
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Slink
If you’re a fan of Toy Story and Dachshunds
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Travolta
Famous star of musicals, John Travolta
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Marlon
The iconic Godfather
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Forrest
Run, Forrest, Run!
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Pongo
Father of the 101 Dalmatians
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Alfred
The father of directing, Alfred Hitchcock himself
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Deniro
The great actor Robert De Niro
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Quentin
Honor the great director Tarantino

Female Movie Inspired Dog Names

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Amelie
Famous French movie Amelie
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Ingrid
Star of Casablanca, Ingrid Bergman
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Lassie
Especially if you own a Rough Collie
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Baby
From the classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
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Jane
From What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
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Bette
Bette Davis, the star of the Golden Era of Hollywood
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Marilyn
Marilyn Monroe, the famous blonde actress, a Hollywood icon
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Perdita
The mother of the 101 Dalmatians
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Angelina
If you like the actress Angelina Jolie
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Gilda
The famous 1946 American film noir Gilda
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Audrey
The beautiful and elegant Audrey Hepburn
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Daphne
A Poodle from the movie Look Who’s Talking Now?
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Marlene
The first German actress to succeed in Hollywood, Marlene Dietrich
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Ava
Ava Gardner, another star of the Classic Hollywood Cinema
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Missy
Beethoven’s partner from the movie Beethoven
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Dinah
Pluto’s partner
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Georgette
A Poodle from the animated movie Oliver & the Company
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Nana
The nanny-dog from Peter Pan
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Meryl
Meryl Streep, the most awarded actress in Hollywood history
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Julia
Julia Roberts, famous for her big smile
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Scarlett
Scarlett Johansson, one of the most famous actresses of our times
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Rita
Rita Hayworth, a huge Hollywood star of the 40’s
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Dorothy
Dorothy was Toto’s companion in the Wizard of Oz
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Pooka
Anastasia’s dog from the animated movie Anastasia
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Grace
Another Hollywood beauty, Grace Kelly
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Sophia
Sophia Coppola is one of the few successful female directors in the industry
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Brigitte
Apart from being a great actress, Brigitte Bardot is also a well-known fighter for animal rights
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Monica
One of the most beautiful women in the world, the actress Monica Bellucci
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Lauren
Lauren Bacall is yet another famous Hollywood actress of the Classic Era
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Michelle
Beautiful Scarface star, Michelle Pfeiffer

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