The Godfather Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

When it comes to picking a movie-themed dog name, you can’t do much better than starting with The Godfather. Outside of it’s heaving list of awards for everything from acting and adaptation to music and direction, The Godfather has routinely crowned the top of critics’ lists as one of the greatest of all time, sharing space with the likes of Citizen Kane and Casablanca as a pinnacle of the medium in every facet of its creation. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a fantastic cast of characters to bring the words and actions straight from the page out into a world so tangible you can smell the olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes straight through the screen — especially when they’re equipped with some of the most classic Italian names in history. So without further ado, it’s our pleasure to offer you a list you can’t refuse.

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The Godfather Dog Name Considerations

Let’s be honest, not all the names on this list are particularly flattering. Some characters are weak-willed, some overaggressive, some only minor. The point is finding them a name that’s both clever and suitable even if they are tied to not-everyone’s-favorite character. 

You’re welcome to take it at the surface as well, since all of these names are strongly Italian and will aptly fit either an Italian breed or an Italian family/owner. But if you want to dig a bit deeper, take some time to map out what your dog’s most unique and quirky traits are so you can try to match them up with someone similar from the film trilogy. 

For instance, if your dog happens to be patriarchal, stubborn, or walks around like they own everything, then Don, Corleone, Barzini, or any of the other five family names would be apt fits. If they tend to act like guards of the house or of you personally, then a name after any one of numerous bodyguards would be suitable, such as Fabrizio, Calo, Roberto or Mosca. 

There are plenty of other ways you can base your name choices as well, such as other personality traits, physical similarities, voices/barks, or behaviors in certain situations. Choose something that best suits both you and your dog and don’t forget: Love the fun and take the cannoli.

Male The Godfather Dog Names

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Vito
After Don Vito Corleone, the head of the Corleone family
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Clemenza
A longstanding associate of Vito, great chef, among others
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Hagen
After Tom Hagen, the Corleone family's attorney
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McClusky
After Captina McClusky, a crooked policeman
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Woltz
After Jack Woltz, the crass Hollywood producer
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Sollozzo
AKA "The Turk" who is backed by Barzini
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Carlo
Connie's betraying husband
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Cuneo
After Carmine Cuneo, head of the Cuneo family
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Paulie
After Paulie Gatto, Clemens's right hand man
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Greene
After Moe Greene, a well known Jewish mobster
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Bruno
After Bruno Tattaglia, the youngest son of Don Philip
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Mancini
After Vincenzo, the illegitimate son of Michael and Lucy Mancini
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Brando
After Marlon Brando, who played Don Vito
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Fabrizio
Don Tommasino's bodyguard
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Tommasino
After Don Tommasino, an old friend of Vito's
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Hyman
After Hyman Roth, the antagonist of the second film
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Roth
After Hyman Roth, investor and business partner of Vito
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Rocco
After Rocco Lampone, one of Michael's capos/captains
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Lampone
After Rocco, who quickly rose in the Corleone family
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Genco
One of Vito's first advisors and a childhood friend
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Roberto
After Roberto Nolenza, one of Michael's bodyguards
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Merle
After Merle Johnson, one of Connie's flings
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Willie
After Willie Cicci, a one-time Corleone soldato
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Francesco
After Francesco Barzini, a high-ranking member of the Barzini family
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Harrison
After BJ Harrison, Michael's lawyer and CFO
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Squigliaro
After Anthony Squigliaro, AKA Zasa's "bulldog"
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Don
The crowning title; the boss
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Mario
After Mario Puzo, who wrote the books and helped to write the films
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Puzo
After Mario Puzo, author, screenwriter, journalist
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Ford
After Francis Ford Coppola, a famous Italian-American director

Female The Godfather Dog Names

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Corleone
After Vito Corleone, the main protagonist of The Godfather trilogy (at least the first film)
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Sonny
After Sonny Corleone, Vito's reckless eldest son
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Barzini
The head of another crime family
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Tessio
A member of the Corleone family who (spoiler) betrays Michael
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Fredo
Vito's weak middle son
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Fontane
After Johnny Fontane, the famous singer and actor
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Luca
After Luca Brasi, one of Vito's most faithful enforcers
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Brasi
After Luca Brasi, who has a notorious reputation
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Gatto
After Paulie Gatto, a made man
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Bonasera
After Amerigo Bonasera, the funeral parlor owner
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Neri
After Al Neri, Michael's head of security
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Tattaglia
One of the five families
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Nazorine
A childhood friend of Don Corleone
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Lucy
After Lucy Mancini, Connie's maid of honor and mother to Vincenzo
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Apollonia
After Apollonia Vitelli, Michael's first wife
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Calo
One of Don Tammosino's bodyguards
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Vitelli
After Signor Vitelli, Apollonia's father
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Frankie
After Frank Pentangeli, one of Vito's most trusted associates
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Pentangeli
After Frankie Pentangeli, whose plot line actually took over for the part of Clemenza
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Fanucci
A freelance extortionist
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Ola
After Johnny Ola, Roth's right hand man
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Cicci
After Willie Cicci, who eventually became Frank Pentangeli's right hand man
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Altobello
After Don Altobello, an old friend of the Corleones
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Zasa
After Joey Zasa, the antagonist of the third film
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Gilday
After Archbishop Gilday
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Mosca
A bodyguard of Don Ciccio
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Spara
Mosca's right hand man
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Ant
After Anthony Squigliaro, an enforcer of Joey Zasa
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Francis
After Francis Ford Coppola, who directed the trilogy
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Coppola
A name that now shares two famous directors, Francis and Sofia

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