Best Puppy Names

Best Puppy Names

This list of Best Puppy Names features famous names from the movies. For more general lists, featuring the most popular names on the site, check out Best Girl Puppy Names, and Best Boy Puppy Names.

Welcome to our blockbuster list of puppy names!

Here we list puppy names and dog names taken from some of the best movies and most memorable characters ever to grace the silver screen.

We've picked out a few names to get you started:

ALFIE: Title Character play by Michael Caine in Alfie

DR NO: Villain from the James Bond movie of the same name

GOODFELLA: Gangster movie with Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci

LITTLE JUNIOR: Villain from Kiss of Death

So pick the best puppy names from your favorite movie, or your favorite movie hero (or villain), there are some excellent choices on the list.

007 James Bond 007
ACE Ace Ventura Pet Detective, played by Jim Carey
ALFIE Title Character play by Michael Caine in Alfie
ALONSO Stressed out FBI agent in the movie Midnight Run
ANGELHEART Cult horror movie starring Mickey Rourke
ARTHUR Title character of the movie starring Dudley Moore
ATTICUS Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird
BABBITT Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man
BABY JANE Title character in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
BADASS "Badass" Buddasky in The Last Detail
BAGGINS Frodo Baggins, hero of the Lord of the Rings
BALBOA Rocky Balboa from the Rocky movies
BANDIT Hero of the movie Smokey & the Bandit
BERNIE From the movie Weekend at Bernie's
BESS Bess McNeill from Breaking the Waves
BIFF Marty McFly's rival in the Back to the Future trilogy
BLADE Movie trilogy starring Wesley Snipes
BLANCHE Blanche DuBois from A Streetcar Named Desire
BLOFELD Arch nemesis of James Bond
BLUTO John "Bluto" Blutarsky of Animal House

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BOND James Bond 007, British secret agent
BONNIE Bonnie Parker (Bonnie and Clyde)
BOOGIE Boogie Nights starring Burt Reynolds
BRADDOCK Dustin Hoffman's character in The Graduate
BRAVEHEART Title character of the Mel Gibson movie
BREE Bree Daniels from the movie Klute
BREWSTER Brewster's Millions with Richard Prior
BRIDGET JONES Movies starring Renee Zellweger
BROCCOLI Albert "Cubby" Broccoli, James Bond Producer
BUCKLEY Beagle from The Royal Tenebaums
BUGSY Bugsy Malone, kid's mobster spoof with a young Jody Foster
BULLIT Classic Steve McQueen movie
BUTCH Western Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
CARLITO Title character in Carlito's Way, played by Al Pacino
CARRIE Character played by Sissy Spacek in the horror movie Carrie
CARTER Title character of the Michael Caine classic, Get Carter
CASABLANCA Classic movie with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
CASSIDY Butch Cassidy from the western Butch and Sundance
CHANCE Chance the Gardener, played by Peter Sellers in Being There
CHEW-MEE Bond girl from The Man with the Golden Gun





CHEWBACCA Alien character (Wookie) from Star Wars
CHEWY Nickname for Chewbacca from Star Wars
CHILI Chili Palmer from Get Shorty, played by John Travolta
CHUCKY Homicidal doll in the Chucky horror movie series
CLARICE Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs
CLOUSEAU Bumbling detective from the Pink Panther movies
COFFEY John Coffey, from the movie The Green Mile
CONAN Conan the Barbarian, player by Arnold Swarzenegger
CREED Apollo Creed from Rocky III
DARTH VADER Villain from the Star Wars movies
DOBBS Fred Dobbs in Treasure of the Sierra Madre
DOMINO James Bond's love interest in Thunderball
DON VITO Marlon Brando's character from The Godfather
DONNIE DARKO Cult movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal
DOOLITTLE Dr. Doolittle, the character who could talk to animals
DOROTHY Heroine of the Wizard of Oz, played by Judy Garland
DR. NO Villain from the James Bond movie of the same name
DUDE Nickname of Jeffrey Lebowski, from The Big Lebowski
DUNDEE Main character from the movie Crocodile Dundee
E.T. 1982 Sci-fi movie directed by Steven Spielberg

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ELLIE Ellie Andrews in It Happened One Night
ETHAN Ethan Hunt, Tom Cruise character from Mission Impossible
FARGO Coen Brothers movie starring William H. Macy
FAST EDDIE "Fast" Eddie Felson in The Hustler
FENSTER Character from the movie The Usual Suspects
FERRIS Ferris Beuler's Day Off, starring Matthew Broderick
FLASH Sci-fi movie Flash Gordon based on the comic strip
FLINT Bond spoof in which James Coburn played the title role
FOLEY Axel Foley from the Beverly Hills Cop movies
FOREST Title character from the movie Forest Gump
FRANK Frank Drebin of the Naked Gun spoofs
FREDDIE Freddie Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series
FRENCHIE Marlene Detrich's character in Destry Rides Again
FRODO Hero of the Lord of the Rings trilogy
GANDOLF Wizard from The Lord of the Rings
GATSBY Title character of The Great Gatsby
GEKKO Michael Douglas' character, Gordon Gekko, from Wall Street
GIGI Classic musical starring Audrey Hepburn
GIGOLO American Gigolo starring Richard Gere
GOBLIN The Green Goblin, villain from Spiderman



GODZILLA Giant monster of numerous Japanese sci-fi movies
GOLDFINGER Villain of the James Bond movie of the same name
GOLLAM Character from The Lord of the Rings trilogy
GOMEZ Gomez Adams, patriach of of the Addams Family
GOODFELLA Gangster movie with Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci
GOODNIGHT Bond girl from The Man with the Golden Gun
GOONIE Kids action/adventure movie The Goonies
GRIT True Grit, classic John Wayne western
GROUCHO Groucho Marx of The Marx Brothers
GROUNDHOG Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray
HANCOCK Superhero action / comedy starring Will Smith
HANNIBAL Hannibal Lechter from The Silence of the Lambs
HARRY Dirty Harry, played by Clint Eastwood
HENRY Henry Jones Jr. aka Indiana Jones
HERBIE VW Bug from Disney's Love Bug movies
HIGHLANDER From the movie staring Christopher Lambert
HITCHCOCK Alfred Hitchcock, suspense movie master
HOBBIT Diminutive race from The Lord of the Rings
HUXLEY Dr. David Huxley from Bring Up Baby
IGBY Comedy/drama Igby Goes Down

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IPKISS Stanley Ipkiss, Jim Carey's character in The Mask
JABBA Jabba the Hut from the Star Wars movies
JAKE Jake Gittes in Chinatown
JAR JAR BINKS Alien character from the Star Wars movies
JASON Serial killer from the Friday the 13th horror movies
JAWS Movie directed by Steven Spielberg
JEDI Warrior knights from the Star Wars movies
JINX Bond girl, played by Halle Berry in Die Another Day
JOKER Villain of Batman and The Dark Knight
JOSEY The Outlaw Josey Wales, starring Clint Eastwood
JUDGE DREDD Action hero played by Sylvester Stallone
KANE Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Cane
KEIKO Keiko O'Brien from Star-Trek - Deep Space Nine
KENOBI Obi Wan Kenobi, Jedi Knight of the Star Wars movies
KERSEY Charles Bronson's character from The Death Wish movies
KES Elf-like character from Star-Trek: Voyager
KIRK Captain Kirk played by William Shatner
KLINGON Alien race in Star Trek
KLUTE Movie starring Jane Fonda
KONG King Kong, giant ape of the classic movie and various remakes



KOWALSKI Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire
LARA Lara Croft, female action hero
LARGO Villain from the Bond movie Thunderball
LARRY Larry Fine, the curly haired one from The Three Stooges
LEBOWSKI Title character in the Coen Brothers cult movie, The Big Lebowski
LEIA Princess Leia from Stars Wars
LEX Lex Luthor, Superman's enemy
LITTLE JUNIOR Villain from Kiss of Death
LOGAN Sci-fi classic Logan's Run
LUCAS George Lucas, Star Wars producer
LUKE Cool Hand Luke starring Paul Newman
M James Bond's boss
MAGENTA Character from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
MALKOVICH John Malkovich (playing himself) in Being John Malkovich
MALLOY Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront
MARGO Margo Channing in All About Eve
MARLOWE Phillip Marlowe, P.I. played by Humphrey Bogart
MARTY Marty McFly, played by Michael J Fox in Back to the Future movies
MATRIX Film trilogy with Keanu Reeves
MAUDE Title character from the movie Harold and Maude

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MAXIMUS Russell Crowe's character in Gladiator
MAYDAY Female villain in Bond movie A View to a Kill
MCFLY Marty McFly, (Michael J Fox) from the Back to the Future movies
MCMURPHY Lead character in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
MISS DAISY Character played by Jessica Tandy in Driving Miss Daisy
MOE Moe Howard, one of The Three Stooges
MONA LISA Mona Lisa Vito from My Cousin Vinny
MONEYPENNY Secretary from the James Bond movies
MONGO Dim-witted character from the comedy Blazing Saddles
MONTY Comedy team Monty Python
MOONSTRUCK Movie starring Cher
MORPHEUS Character from The Matrix trilogy
MR. BIG Villain from the Bond movie Live and Let Die
MR. JINGLES Mouse from The Green Mile
MR. SPOCK Played by Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek
MRS. ROBINSON Ann Bancroft's character in The Graduate
MUGGLES Name used for ordinary people in Harry Potter
MUNCHKIN Diminutive characters in The Wizard of Oz
NABOO Fictional planet in Star Wars Phantom Menace
NEO Keanu Reeves' character in The Matrix

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NICNAC Diminutive villain from The Man with the Golden Gun
NICO Action movie starring Steven Segal
NINOTCHKA Title character of the movie starring Greta Garbo
NORMA RAE Title character played by Sally Field
OBI Obi Wan Kenobi, Jedi Knight from Star Wars
OCEAN Danny Ocean of Ocean's 11, 12 & 13
ODA MAE Oda Mae Brown in Ghost (played by Whoopi Goldberg)
ODDJOB Goldfinger's sidekick from the Bond movie
ORSON Orson Wells, movie director
OZ Mythical land in The Wizard of Oz
PATCH Doctor played by Robin Williams in Patch Adams
PEE WEE Pee Wee Herman in Pee Wee's Big Adventure
PEI-PEI Character from Shanghai Noon played by Lucy Liu
PENNYWORTH Batman's butler
PIPPIN Nickname of Peregrin Took from The Lord of the Rings
POPPINS Mary Poppins played by Julie Andrews in Disney's Classic movie
POTTER Hero of the Harry Potter movies
PSYCHO Classic Horror movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Q Character from the James Bond movies
QUINT Captain Quint in Jaws

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RAMBO Action movies starring Sylvester Stallone
RANSOM Movie starring Mel Gibson
RIDLEY Director Ridley Scott
RIFF RAFF Butler from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
RIGGS Mel Gibson's character in the Lethal Weapon movies
RIKER William T. Riker from Star-Trek: The Next Generation
RIPLEY Heroine of the Alien movies
RIZZO Ratso Rizzo, from the movie Midnight Cowboy
ROCKY Rocky Balboa, from the Rocky movies
RONIN Action movie starring Robert De Niro
ROSEMARY Title character from Rosemary's Baby
RUFUS Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) in Duck Soup
SCARECROW Character from The Wizard of Oz
SCARFACE Mobster played by Al Pacino in the movie of the same name
SCARLETT Scarlett O'Hara from the classic movie Gone with the wind
SCOUNDREL Comedy movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
SERPICO Police drama starring Al Pacino
SEVEN Gritty crime thriller starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman
SEVERINE Serverine Serizy, in the French film Belle de Jour
SHAFT Title character of the movie Shaft

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SHANE 1953 western classic with Alan Ladd
SHARKEY Character played by Burt Reynolds in Sharkey's Machine
SHORTY Get Shorty starring John Travolta
SILVER The Lone Ranger's faithful horse
SKYWALKER Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars trilogy
SLEUTH Suspense classic with Laurence Olivier & Michael Caine
SLICKER City Slickers with Billy Crystal
SOLITAIRE Bondgirl from Live and Let Die
SOLO Han Solo from the Star Wars movies
SPARROW Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean
SPARTACUS Gladiator movie starring Kurt Douglas
SPECTRE Criminal organization from the James Bond films
STELLA Title character Stella Dallas played by Barbara Stanwyck
STREETCAR A Streetcar Named Desire starring Marlon Brando
SUNDANCE Western Butch and Sundance
SWEENEY Sweeney Todd, the demon Barber of Fleet Street
TARANTINO Quentin Tarantino, director
TERMINATOR Alien assasin played by Arnold Scwarzenegger
THELMA Title character from Thelma and Louise
TOOTSIE Cross-dressing character played by Dustin Hoffman

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TOPGUN Movie starring Tom Cruise
TRAVIS Travis Bickle, lead character in Taxi Driver
TRINITY Heroine of the Matrix trilogy
TRUMAN Title character from The Truman Show
TURKISH Lead character in Guy Ritchie's movie Snatch
TURNER Tom Hank's character in Turner & Hooch
VADER Darth Vader villain of the Star Wars movies
VAN HELSING Vampire hunter and Dracula's nemesis
VERBAL Roger "Verbal" Kint in The Usual Suspects
VESPER Bond's love interest in Casino Royale
VINNY Title character from My Cousin Vinny
VIRGIL Virgil Tibbs from In the Heat of the Night
VITO Vito Corleone in The Godfather
VOYAGER Star Trek Voyager
WALTER The Dude's sidekick in The Big Lebowski
WEASLEY Harry Porter's sidekick from the movie series
WEDNESDAY Wednesday Adams of the Adams family
WINNFIELD Pulp Fiction character played by Samuel L. Jackson
WOOKIE Alien creature from Stars Wars
WORF Lt. Commander from Star-Trek: Deep Space Nine

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YENTIL Movie starring Barbra Streisand
YODA Character in the Star Wars trilogy
ZORIN Max Zorin, villain from Bond movie A View to a Kill
ZORRO Hero of the Zorro movies


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