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Introduction

With both The Avengers and the Justice League having hit the cinema in a big way, superhero movies are more popular than they've ever been before! People the world over love watching these super-powered characters fight crime on the big screen, and many of those fans will eagerly take their love to the next level by naming their children and even pets after their favorite heroes (and villains, if they're feeling more dastardly.) With 2012's The Avengers having grossed a staggering abundance of more than $600 million USD and 2008's The Dark Knight having hauled in an equally impressive $535 million USD, it's been safe to say that the culture created from super-powered cinema is invariably here to stay. And with many new and exciting superhero movies almost always on the horizon, fans of these films will always be provided with plenty of superb naming choices with which to bestow upon man's best friend.

Superhero Movie Inspired Dog Names In Pop Culture

Superhero Movie Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Many fans of superhero movies and media have taken to the trend of naming their four legged friends after various superheroes, either by using one of a hero's many aliases or by naming their dogs after a hero's secret identity; fans have been paying homage to these classic characters in this fashion for decades. People with an intense love of comic book films may also name their pups after various dogs or dog-like characters that have appeared or have been referenced to in these films as well. The Inhuman's own Lockjaw has provided many aspiring Bulldog owners and comic fans with a snappy name that's been rolling off tongues since the 1960's. Furthermore, there's actually a number of super powered canine characters that have their own comic books and who may eventually grace the big screen, in one form or another; Krypto The Superdog and Ace The Bat-hound are Superman and Batman's respective canine companions, and a few less well-known heroic hounds have made appearances and even starred in films like 2007's Underdog and 1994's The Mask. These particular characters are more esoteric in nature and a dog owner may choose to name their pet after one of these uncanny creatures in order to subvert more common place canine naming conventions.

Male Superhero Movie Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Slade
The first name of Deathstroke, a highly trained mercenary whose increased brainpower makes him more than a match for some of the DC's greatest heroes
6
Steve
The first name of Steve Rodgers, aka Captain America
6
Lockjaw
A reference to the Inhuman's teleporting Bulldog of the same name
6
Lobo
An intergalactic space mercenary who has clashed with the likes of Superman on numerous occasions.
6
Rocket
Named after Rocket Raccoon, another member of the Guardians of the Galaxy who, as his name implies, is a crime fighting raccoon
6
Lex
Superman's arch nemesis and a the head of Lex Corp industries, Lex Luthor is one of the key members of the Legion of Doom
5
Hank
The name of the terrier that appeared in 2013's Man of Steel
5
Drax
A member of the Guardian's of Galaxy who was portrayed by Dave Batista in 2014
4
Tony
The first name of Tony Stark, the Iron Man, who has co-lead the Avengers alongside Captain America
3
Loki
Thor's younger half-brother and the Norse God of mischief
3
Colossus
Alias of Piotr Rasputin, the Russian X-Men who can augment his skin with an extremely durable metal
3
Hawkeye
The superhero alias of Clinton Barton, who fought alongside his fellow Avengers in their 2012 cinematic debut as a team
3
Arthur
Arthur Curry, the Aquaman and king of the mythical sunken city of Atlantis
3
Flash
This one alludes to the famous DC comics Scarlet Speedster of the same name, Marvel comic's Flash Thompson, a friend of Spiderman's and a host of Venom, and Flash Gordon
3
Quicksilver
The name of Scarlet Witch's brother and a "Miracle" who is originally a mutant in the Marvel comic books
3
Korg
The lovable and amiable rock creature that made his cinematic debut in Thor: Ragnarok
2
Milo
The Jack Russell Terrier from 1994's "The Mask" who acted as Jim Carrey's loyal onscreen pet and sidekick, to a degree
2
Peter
The first name of Peter Parker, the Spiderman, who uses his unique spider-based powers to protect New York
2
Cosmo
The name of the Golden Retriever/Labrador mix who moonlights as a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy
2
Speedy
Green Arrow's sidekick and faithful young ward
2
Sabretooth
The alias of Wolverine's brother, Victor Creed
1
Shoeshine
The secret identity of Underdog, a Lemon Beagle who lives with his family by day and protects Capital Town by night
1
Bruce
The first name of Bruce Banner, the alter ego of the Incredible Hulk, who lives life on edge, ever afraid to give in to the unstoppable rage monster inside him
1
Clark
The name given to Superman by his parents, John and Martha Kent, who found the eventual hero as a baby and raised him to be a symbol of justice and beacon of hope
1
Xavier
Alluding to Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, who founded the Xavier School For Gifted Youngsters and has served as a mentor for many generations of X-Men
1
Erik
Magneto is one of the most famous X-Men characters and has been portrayed by Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender
1
Alfred
Batman's surrogate father and faithful butler
1
Oliver
Oliver Queen who fights crime as the Green Arrow and is the star of the popular CW show of the same name
1
Bud
One of Harley Quinn's pet hyenas
1
T'challa
Birth name of the Black Panther, the rightful King of Wakanda and the husband of the X-Men Storm
1
Victor
The first name of Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, a member of both the Justice League and the Teen Titans
0
Ace
Named after Ace the Bat-hound, a grayish black dog who was trained by Batman himself in the arts of combat, escapism, and tracking
0
Anthony
A reference to Ant-thony, Scott Lang's favorite ant from his 2015 self titled film
-1
Thor
Norse God of Thunder and member of the Avengers
-1
Logan
One the ascribed birth names of The Wolverine, whose claws, healing factor, and berserk rage make him a force to be reckoned with
-1
Scott
In reference to Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, one of the founding members of the X-Men and one of the team's most prominent leaders
-1
Wayne
The name of Bruce Wayne, aka the Batman, who protects Gotham City, is a founding member of the Justice League, and is regarded as the World's Greatest Detective
-2
Bucky
Captain America's long lost friend who also moonlights as the super powered Winter Soldier
-2
Nick
Referencing Nick Fury, the S.H.I.E.L.D. member who gathered the Avengers together in the first place

Female Superhero Movie Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Faora
The first name of General Zod's second in command and one of the vile villains who were defeated by Superman in 2013's Man Of Steel
7
Pepper
A references to Pepper Potts, the CEO of Stark Industries and love interest of Tony Stark
7
Medusa
The queen of the Inhumans whose hair can be used as a formidable weapon
6
Mercury
A reference to one of the chief villainous vampires from 1998's Blade
5
Lois
The first name of Lois Lane, the apple of Superman's eye whose been portrayed by the radiant Amy Addams
5
Hela
The main villainess of Thor Ragnarok who wreaked a great deal of havoc and carnage in Thor and Loki's home of Asgard
5
Harley
In reference to Harley Quinn, the Joker's right hand woman and a dangerous yet conflicted criminal
5
Laurie
A reference to the second Silk Spectre, a crime fighting heroine and member of the Watchmen
4
Diana
The first name of Diana Prince, Wonder Woman's alias that she adopted in order to blend in with mankind and better understand our ways
4
Ororo
The birth name of the X Men Storm, a powerful mutant who can control the weather
4
Raven
The mutant Mystique's birth name which she often maligns in favor of her chosen alias
4
Maria
A reference to Maria Hill, who was featured heavily in both Avengers movies where she was portrayed by Cobie Smulders
4
Okoye
The head of the Black Panther's all-female special forces unit
4
Janet
Mother of Hope van Dyne and the original Wasp
4
Liz
Liz Sherman, a Hellboy character who appeared in both films and was portrayed by Selma Blair
3
Gwen
The first name of Gwen Stacey, Spiderman's first love and a character who would eventually go on to gain powers of her own and fight crime as Spider-Gwen
3
MJ
The initials of Spiderman's second love interest Mary-Jane Watson, who was portrayed by Zendaya in Spiderman: Homecoming
3
Martha
Superman and Batman's moms both share the same name
2
Natasha
Black Widow's first name and alter ego of the notorious KGB spy and founding member of the MCU's Avengers lineup
1
Scarlet
A reference to the Scarlet Witch, a recent member of the Avengers with reality altering and eccentric powers
1
Jean
A reference to Jean Grey, founding member of the X-Men and host of the extra-natural Phoenix Force
1
Wanda
This name references the Scarlet Witch and the former wife of the otherworldly anti hero, Spawn
0
Betty
In reference to Betty Ross, Bruce Banner's love interest and the daughter of General Thaddeus Ross
0
Crystal
Medusa's younger sister and the youngest member of the Inhuman's main team
-1
Rogue
An X-Men with the ability to absorb the powers of others once she's established physical contact with another
-1
Meredith
In reference to Meredith Quill, Star Lord's mom and the person who gave him that name in the first place
-1
Valkyrie
A reference to the elite soldier portrayed by Tessa Thompson in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok
-2
Hippolyta
Wonder Woman's mom and the queen of the Amazons
-2
Hope
A reference to Hope Pym who is slated to make her cinematic debut as The Wasp in 2018
-2
Fenris
The name of the gargantuan Asgardian wolf that fought by the villainous Hela's side in Thor: Ragnarok

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