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Introduction

Popular culture, or more commonly referred to as pop culture, generally refers to a set of beliefs, things or trends that were pervasive and majorly talked about in the society during a certain period of time. It may also refer to any feelings or activities that were brought about by these said dominant objects. Some of the most customary categories of pop culture include entertainment (film, television, music and games), politics, fashion, sports, technology, current events and slang terms. Given the wide scope of pop culture, it’s no surprise that a lot of pet owners turn to pop culture references as inspiration for a name for their new dog.

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Pop Culture Dog Name Considerations

“With great power comes great responsibility”, says Uncle Ben from the Spider-Man movie. This quote applies to a lot of things, even to something as simple as naming a new dog. While this task seems trivial, it is actually a lot of pressure on you as a pet owner. On one hand, you do not want to settle for a common, everyday name for your special pooch. On the other hand, you would not want to go overboard and choose a name that is too long and complicated for both you and your dog.

When lacking inspiration, you may consider turning to pop culture for some name ideas for your dog. The range of pop culture is so wide that you can surely find a name that you feel is right for your pup. One of the easiest ways to filter through the seemingly endless list of pop culture names is to pick out your personal favorites. For instance, if you are a fan of the television series Game of Thrones, you may focus on that and choose any name from the show that stands out. Examples of such names include “Tyrion” or “Daenerys”. Or if you are a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, you may name your pup “Kobe” or “Shaq”, after the famous former Lakers.

Pop culture covers everything from films, sports, music, politics, history, television, fashion and a whole lot more. With all these options, you will surely find a name that is fitting for your dog.

Male Pop Culture Dog Names

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Yoda
A character from the Star Wars franchise
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Snoop Dogg
A famous rapper; funny name for your dog
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Jax
The leading character in the show “Sons of Anarchy”
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Neo
The leading character from the film “The Matrix”
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Mozart
After famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Jon Snow
A major character in the television show “Game of Thrones”; funny name for a white dog
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Vader
After “Darth Vader”, a character in the Star Wars franchise; good for black dogs
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Shaq
After NBA player Shaquille O’Neal; good for big dogs
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Freddie
From Queen frontman Freddie Mercury
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Harry
From literature character Harry Potter
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Clark
After Clark Kent, a comic book character
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Hamilton
After the famous Broadway musical of the same name
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Maximus
The lead character in the film “Gladiator”
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Frodo
From the Lord of the Rings franchise; good for small dogs
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Kane
From the film “Citizen Kane”
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Stitch
From the animated film “Lilo & Stitch”
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Cullen
From the “Twilight” book characters
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Humphrey
From famous actor Humphrey Bogart
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Knox
The name of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s child
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Forrest
The main character from the film “Forrest Gump”
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Drogo
From “Khal Drogo”, a character in the “Game of Thrones” show
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Finn
A character from the animated show “Adventure Time”
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Spock
A character in the Star Trek franchise
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Ferris
From the lead character in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
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Dexter
From the hit television series of the same name
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Ash
The character from the show “Evil Dead”, good name for blue/gray coated dogs
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Louis
From famous designer brand Louis Vuitton
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Wayne
From Bruce Wayne, a comic book character
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Panther
From the comic book character Black Panther; good for black dogs
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Woody
A character in the animated film “Toy Story”

Female Pop Culture Dog Names

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Juno
From the film of the same name
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Leia
A character in the Star Wars film franchise
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Eleven
A character in the hit series “Stranger Things”
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Daenerys
After the Game of Thrones character of the same name; can be shortened to "Dany"
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Mia
After the character from cult film classic “Pulp Fiction”
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Sansa
After the Game of Thrones character of the same name; good name for red-coated dogs
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Elsa
The lead character from the hit animated film “Frozen”
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Katniss
The main protagonist in the “Hunger Games” franchise
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Blanche
From the novel “A Streetcar Named Desire”; good name for white dogs
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Matilda
From the film of the same name
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Saoirse
From Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, star of Oscar-nominated film “Lady Bird”
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Rey
A character from the latest Star Wars films
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Maria
The lead character from the film “The Sound of Music”
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Cher
After famous singer of the same name
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Buffy
The main character from the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
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Daria
From the MTV animated show of the same name
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Holly
Audrey Hepburn’s character from the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
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Scarlett
The main character in the film “Gone With the Wind”
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Xena
From the show “Xena: The Warrior Princess”
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Harley
From comic book character Harley Quinn
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Mulan
From the Disney film of the same name
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Juliet
From Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”
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Lilo
From the animated film “Lilo and Stitch”
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Lara
From Lara Croft, lead character in the video game turned movie “Tomb Raider”
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Motoko
Lead character in the anime “Ghost in the Shell”
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Trinity
A character from the film “The Matrix”
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Margot
From the film “The Royal Tenenbaums”
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Belle
From the Walt Disney film “Beauty and the Beast”
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Lady
From the animated film “Lady and the Tramp”
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Ripley
The character from the “Alien” series

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