Top Video Game Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

If you’re looking to give your dog a top video game name, you’re likely either a long-tenured gamer or at least an addict or appreciator of a particular game or series. Either way, giving your dog a top video game name is a great way to honor both them, with the name of something you enjoy, and the game, by giving one of it’s character’s names to something you love and interact with on a day to day basis. Plus, if it’s obvious enough, calling their name in public will be an easy way for others to identify your appreciation for well-made video games. 

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Top Video Game Inspired Dog Name Considerations

There is certainly a lot to consider when attempting to pick a name, the first being whether you have a favorite game or character, as that’s the simplest place to start. If you don’t or just don’t feel like that character’s name is a good fit for your dog, start taking notes on your dog’s looks and personality as well as what titles and types of games you are most fond of, then start trimming away the excess and attempt to combine elements from both lists. 

Looks are usually an easy way to go, as many video game characters and dogs can have relatively unique features. For instance, if your dog has a particularly strong mustache game, both Mario and Luigi are good options. If they are mostly one color besides having white on their lower jaw, belly, and saddle, maybe Yoshi is a good fit. If they are all white, Boo would certainly be an apt choice. 

Of course, not all dogs have outstanding physical features, so you can easily work with personality as a basis as well. If you have a somewhat dainty dog, Peach and Daisy would work great. If you have a dog that grunts or makes a funny little noise every time they jump up, there’s another opportunity for naming them Mario. If they are endlessly curious explorers, Croft or Drake would be perfect. 

Whatever you choose, do your best to make sure the name truly highlights who they are or at least a strong or memorable element. That way, every time you think of, see, or play that character, you’ll forever have the memory of your canine companion as well. 

Male Top Video Game Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
3
Link
Protagonist of the Legend of Zelda series
2
Phoenix
After Paul Phoenix from Tekken series
2
Ash
After Ash Ketchum from the Pokemon games
1
Chief
After Master Chief of Halo
1
Atlas
One of Bioshock's main characters
0
Chrono
Main character of Chrono Trigger
0
Kong
After Donkey Kong
0
Gordo
After Eddie Gordo from the Tekken series
0
Redfield
After Chris Redfield, storied character from multiple Resident Evil games
0
Sonic
From the Sonic the Hedgehog series
0
Shepard
After Commander Shepard, protagonist of first three Mass Effect games
0
Bowser
The ultimate boss from Super Mario Bros.
0
Koopa
After King Koopa, another timeless boss from Super Mario Bros.
0
Marston
After John Marston, protagonist of Red Dead Redemption
0
Miles
After Desmond Miles, one of the main characters from the Assassin's Creed series
0
Ezio
After Ezio Auditore da Firenze, one of Assassin's Creed's main characters
0
Drake
After Nathan Drake, protagonist of Uncharted series
0
Alucard
Main character of Castlevania
0
Rizer
After Bill Rizer, one of the heroes from Contra
0
Qbert
After the puzzle classic Qbert
0
Bruiser
After one of two Bruisers, both main bosses in Super Punch Out
-1
Luigi
Secondary protagonist of the Super Mario Bros. franchise
-1
Denton
Protagonist of Deus Ex
-1
Mephisto
One of three main demons of the Diablo series
-1
Deckard
After Deckard Cain, main storyline character in Diablo series
-1
Cain
After Deckard Cain, Diablo series
-1
Lawson
After Miranda Lawson, notable character from Mass Effect 2
-1
DeSanta
A main character of Grand Theft Auto V
-2
Mario
Protagonist of Super Mario Bros. franchise
-2
Croft
After Lara Croft of Tomb Raider, main character
-2
Snake
After one of several Snakes, main characters of Metal Gear Solid series

Female Top Video Game Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
1
Zelda
Princess of the Legend of Zelda
0
Marle
Another main character of Chrono Trigger
0
Blanka
Memorable favorite from Street Fighter
0
Samara
After Samara, notable character in Mass Effect 2
0
Inky
The blue ghost from Pac-Man
0
Rayne
Main character/protagonist of BloodRayne
0
Myst
After the point and click classic puzzle game
0
Lone
After Lone Wanderer, the title given to the main character in Fallout 3
-1
Peach
Princess from the Super Mario Bros. franchise
-1
Glados
Character from Portal 2
-1
Wheatley
Character from Portal 2
-1
Samus
Protagonist of Metroid series
-1
Cortana
Female AI that helps players through Halo series
-1
Yoshi
Secondary character in multiple Super Mario Bros. franchise
-1
Ryu
Crowd favorite from Street Fighter
-1
Blinky
Red ghost character from Pac-Man
-1
Baal
One of three main demons of the Diablo series
-1
Cloud
After Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII
-1
Kennedy
After Leon Kennedy of Resident Evil 4
-1
Tails
Sonic the Hedgehog's partner
-1
Brigid
After Brigid Tenenbaum, one of Bioshock's main characters
-1
Birdo
Egg-shooting boss from Super Mario Bros.
-1
Daisy
A princess from the Super Mario Bros.
-1
Boo
The ghost from Super Mario Bros.
-1
Claudia
After Claudia Auditore da Firenze, Ezio's sister and main character in Assassin's Creed
-1
Chloe
After Chloe Frazer, main storyline character in Uncharted
-1
Bean
After Lance Bean, one of the heroes from Contra
-1
Elika
Deuteragonist of Prince of Persia
-1
Farah
Main storyline character of Prince of Persia
-1
Rikku
One of Final Fantasy X's main characters

Community Dogs with Top Video Game Inspired Names

Kirby's name story for Top Video Game Inspired Dog Names
Kirby
Male
Shih Tzu
Apple Valley, MN
Personality
Outgoing
Curious
Bubbly

My moms friend gave us this dog, he has lit up our life ever since