These are dog names that focus on canines made famous through TV, movies, and the news. Some of the names suggested on this page are names of famous people that seem to fit well for a dog name.ASTA: Fox terrier in television series, The Thin Man
BARON: A dachshund in the book Park Avenue Vet, written by Louis J Camuti.
BENJI: Famous movie mutt. Hebrew meaning mighty.
BEETHOVEN: Lovable St. Bernard who starred in movie of the same name
BEVIS: A large hound that was a prominent figure in Sir Walter Scott’s novel “Woodstock”.
BLACKIE A black spaniel that was Ernest Hemingway’s companion for 12 years.
One of the dogs mentioned in Act 3, Scene 6 of Shakespeare’s play King Lear.
Lord Byron’s Newfoundland
BOSLEY: a name that originates from the character that headed up Charlie’s Angels
BRADY: This is from the famous Brady Bunch show that was very famous in the 60′s.
BRANDO: Most remembered for his role in the Godfather, this is taken from Marlon Brando.
BREWSTER: from the movie Brewster’s Millions starring the late, Richard Prior
BUCK: Married with Children
BUDDY: Sporty Golden Retriever from Air Bud
BULLET: This was the name of the German Shepherd that appeared on the Roy Rogers Show.
BULLSEYE: This dog belonged to the murderer, Bill Sykes, a character from Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist.
DEPUTY DAWG: Animated deputy sheriff dog in the Mississippi bayous
CADPIG: The smallest of Pongo’s fifteen puppies in The Hundred and One Dalmations
CHARLIE: Lead character in “All Dogs go to Heaven”
CHINOOK: White German Shepherd who starred in a series of movies from 1949-1954
CLEO: Basset Hound featured on a 1950′s TV show
CLIFFORD: Title character of famous children’s book – Clifford, the Big Red Dog
COPPER: Disney Fox and the Hound
CUJO: The title character from Stephen King’s book about a St Bernard with rabies
DUKE: Airedale owned by John Wayne
EDDIE: Intelligent Jack Russell from Frasier television series, owned by the father
EINSTEIN: Dean Koontz wrote a book featuring a super intelligent Golden Retriever – ” Watchers”. Dog from move “Back to the Future”
FRANK: Men in Black
FREEWAY: Dog on Hart to Hart. He was found on the freeway.
GOOFY: Lovable friend of Micky
GRUNT: A dog in Flashdance movie.
HIGGINS: A dog in TV series, Petticoat Junction
HONEY BOO BOO: Made famous by the child reality show
HOOCH: Dog from Turner and Hooch movie starring Tom Hanks
LADYL: Cocker spaniel from Lady and the Tramp
LASSIE: Probably the most famous dog ever. Who isn’t familiar with this beautiful collie, loyal to Timmy and his family. The dog we all wanted for ourselves when we were kids.
MARLEY: Yellow lab from Marley and Me fame
MEATBALL: Mixed breed dog from a show called Black Sheep Squadron
MILO: This is actually the cat’s name in the movie Milo and Otis (Otis was the pug)
but I liked it better for a dog
NANA: The Newfoundland dog that plays the nurse from the film Peter Pan
NEIL: Alcoholic St. Bernard from TV show called Topper
OLD DAN: Hunting hound from novel – Where the Red Fern Grows
OLD YELLER: A famous movie set in the old west, a wonderful yellow lab dog found by the boy and ends up his closest friend and companion. Only to be shot at the end of movie because of rabies. Ultimate tear jerker.
OTTO: A character from All Dog go to Heaven
PEG LEG PETE: Bulldog who appeared in Steamboat Willie and Gallopin’ Guacho.
PERCY: Dog in Disney film, Pocahontas
PETE THE PUP: American pit bull terrier who appeared in Our Gang episodes
PLUTO: Mickey Mouse’s pet
PONGO: One of the adult dogs from 101 Dalmations
PORKCHOP: Doug’s faithful cartoon companion
RAGS: Carter’s dog on series Spin City
RIN TIN TIN: A German Shepherd famous from a show from the 50′s of the same name.
SANDY: Famous mutt from Little Orphan Annie. In 1976, a mutt rescued from a shelter located in Connecticut. That mutt when on to play Sandy on Broadway for seven years.
SCOOBY DOO: Cartoon and movies
SOLO: Female pup from African wild dog pack in The Wild Dogs of Africa
SNOOPY: Charley Brown’s independent and intelligent beagle
SPARKY: Gay dog from South Park
SPUDS: Spuds Mackenzie famous for Budweiser television commercials
STINKEY: Dog from series Dharma and Greg
STRONGHEART: German shepherd who was first canine hero of feature films
STUMPY: Big brown dog in The Tale of Little Pig Robinson.
SUGAR PIE: Anna Nicole Smith’s dog featured on her reality show
Puppet dog in the Punch and Judy puppet show.
TOTO: The dog that traveled with Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz
TRAMP: Stray dog from Lady and the Tramp
UNDERDOG: Famous cartoon super hero
WISHBONE: Small dog in children’s TV series Wishbone
WOLF: The dog that was teamed up with Rip Van Winkle on the day he fell asleep
YUKON KING: Husky features on TV show – Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
ZEUS: Doberman pinscher owned by Robin Master on Magnum P.I.
VERDELL: Movie fame – As Good as it Gets with Jack Nicholson