Zoolander Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Say the phrase, "Blue Steel", at the next gathering you attend, and watch just how many people crack a grin. Ben Stiller's hit comedy of 2001, Zoolander, is on countless people's top ten guilty pleasure movies of all time. Though the film may survive off of fluff, those feel-good scenes of gasoline dancing and model walk-offs are just too fun not to enjoy. Not to mention, Owen Wilson makes for the ultimate scooter-riding dreamboat!

The movie manages to make nods to serious world problems without halting the laughs, which definitely has helped it stay relevant in a world where things change drastically day by day.

If Zoolander is one of your top flicks, find out how to honor the film in the ultimate way -- by naming your next fur-baby after it! We're going to go through all of our favorite potential pooch names inspired by Derek Zoolander and his wild fashion adventure. 

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Zoolander Inspired Dog Name Considerations

When choosing a name for any doggo, it's always a good idea to keep a few things in mind. First of all, while long and elaborate names may seem humorous or clever, the reality is that our canine compadres actually respond best to two or three syllables, tops! 

Though they come to recognize the sounds we make, they don't actually speak human languages. This means that they are just doing their best to identify sound combinations when we talk to them. Shorter names made with harder sounds (think "guh", "duh", or "tuh") are the easiest for our four-legged pals to catch onto. We're not saying you can't name your dog Jacobim Mugatu on paper, we're just suggesting that you use a short-form like "Gatu" when calling your woofer to heel.

The next point worth considering is how you feel when you actually say the moniker in question out loud. Sure, "Derelicte" may seem like a funny name for a pooch, but are you going to turn bright pink when you have to shout it across a dog park? By finding a happy medium between funny and practical, you can pinpoint a title that both you and your fur-baby will feel good about for years.

Male Zoolander Inspired Dog Names

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Derek
The name of the film's main character
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Zoolander
After Derek Zoolander, a has-been male model
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Hansel
The name of Derek's fashion world nemesis
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Maury
After Maury Ballstein, Zoolander's agent
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Steel
After Derek's model pose, "Blue Steel"
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Magnum
After the pose Derek does to save the prime minister of Malaysia
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Scooter
After the mode of transportation that Hansel prefers
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Frankie
After the band "Frankie Goes to Hollywood", whose song is used throughout the film
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Rufus
One of Derek's roomates
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Brint
One of the male models involved in the gasoline fight tragedy
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Meekus
One of the male models that lives with Derek
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Todd
Mugatu's assistant
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Bowie
After David Bowie, who appears as himself to judge the "walk-off"
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Ford
After designer Tom Ford, who makes a cameo
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Lenny
After musician Lenny Kravits, who makes an appearance as himself
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Larry
After Larry Zoolander, Derek's father
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Andy
After Andy Dick, the actor that plays the Masseur
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Luke
After Luke Zoolander, one of Derek's brothers
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Ben
After Ben Stiller, the actor that plays Derek
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Will
After Will Ferrell, the actor that plays Mugatu
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Owen
After Owen Wilson, the actor that plays Hansel
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Wilson
After the Wilson brothers, two of which star in the film
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Judah
After Judah Friedlander, the actor that plays Scrappy
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Drake
After Drake Sather, one of the film's writers
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Zander
After Johnny Zander, one of the real male models of whom Derek was based
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Mason
After Mason Webb, the young actor that plays Derek Jr
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Jerry
After Jerry Stiller, the actor that plays Maury
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Fabio
After Fabio Lanzoni, who appears as himself
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J.P.
After J.P. Prewitt, the hand model that tries to warn Derek
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Tommy
After Tommy Hilfiger, who makes an appearance in the film

Female Zoolander Inspired Dog Names

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Matilda
After Matilda Jeffries, Derek's love interest
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Katinka
An evil model who works for Mugatu
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Milla
After Milla Jovovich, the famous model/actress who plays Katinka
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Olga
After the masseuse that treats Derek at the spa
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Kiva
After the Mugatu's miniature Poodle
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Blue
After "Blue Steel", Derek's signature look
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Scrappy
After Scrappy Zoolander, Derek's brother
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Natalie
After Natalie Portman, one of the stars that make a cameo in the film
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Heidi
After Heidi Klum, a famous super model who appears as herself in the movie
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Kimmy
After Lil' Kim, who makes an appearance in the film
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Gwen
After Gwen Stefani, a musician who stars in the film
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Paris
After Paris Hilton, who stars as herself in the movie
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Christie
After Christine Taylor, the actress that plays Matilda
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Taylor
After Christine Taylor, the actress that plays the journalist in the movie
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Amy
After Amy Stiller, Ben's older sister who plays a small role in the film
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Versace
After the famous designer brand that is used throughout the film
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Jitterbug
An ode to Wham!'s hit song "Wake Me Up", which plays during the gasoline incident
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Nikka
After Nikka Costa, whose song "Call Me" is used in the film
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Crystal
After "The Crystal Method", an electronica band whose songs are featured in the film
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Lisa
After Lisa Ann Phillips, one of Hansel's posse members
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Tory
After Victoria Beckham, who appears as herself in the movie
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Irina
After Irina Panteava, who makes a cameo in the movie
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Jenny
After Jennifer Coolidge, the comedy actress that plays a designer in the film
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Ronni
After model Veronica Webb, who appears in the film
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Carmen
After lingerie model Carmen Kass who makes a cameo in the movie
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Kass
After famous model Carmen Kass
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Winnie
After actress Winona Ryder, who plays herself in the film
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Rayder
After model Frankie Rayder, who makes a cameo in the movie
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Kashana
One of Hansel's friends
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Mocha
After the Orange Mocha Frappucino -- Derek's signature drink

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