There are lots of fun things about having a pet dog, not least of which is coming up with the perfect name especially if you're a big Disney fan!
Have a favorite ‘famous’ Disney dog in mind? Whether it's Patch - the fearless pup from 101 Dalmatians, Copper - the hound dog from The Fox and the Hound or Dodger - the coolest of all Disney dogs from Oliver & Company, you can likely find inspiration in the form of notable dogs.
Consider naming your dog after Disney heroes, princesses, famous sidekicks or bad-ass Disney character villains!
Below, you’ll find over 100 Disney charaters dog names and a short guide at the end to help you pick the perfect namesake for your fur-kid! Fear not, dog lovers, there are Disney characters here for every taste and every pup.
The Top 10 Disney Names for Dogs
First off, let me start with our 10 personal favorites of the greatest animated Disney dog names in history.
1. Dumbo (Dumbo)
2. Figaro (Pinocchio)
3. Sulley (Cars)
4. Tarzan (Tarzan)
5. Tito (Oliver & Company)
6. Boo (Monsters Inc.)
7. Daisy (DuckTales)
8. Elsa (Frozen)
9. Sarabi (The Lion King)
10. Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
Disney Dog Names For Boys
Here's a selection of 50 Disney inspired dog names for male dogs.
A unique Disney theme dog name, Aladdin is the charming and brave protagonist who falls in love with Princess Jasmine in Disney’s 1992 animated film – Aladdin.
The brave and bold Apatosaurus in the 2015 Disney/Pixar animated film The Good Dinosaur.
The villain cartoon Disney character from The Aristocrats. A polite yet greedy butler however loyal to his employer – Madame Bonfamille.
This cute male Disney character names belongs to the curious and heroic baby deer with wide eyes and spindly legs in Disney’s 1942 animated film of the same name.
A cute dog name from the Disney movie – Big Hero 6. Baymax was the benevolent squishy white plush-like vinyl robot whose goal was to heal the sick and injured and protect San Fransokyo.
The scorned sheep animated character from Disney’s Zootopia.
Staring Benjean in the role, Benji The Hunted is a Disney film about a dog (Benji) trying to survive in the wilderness.
8. Bing Bong
The adorable pink cotton-candy elephant in Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out.
The moniker of the German Shepherd superdog in the 2008 Disney-Pixar film of the same name. Undoubtedly one of the greatest Disney films ever made.
The slender brown bloodhound dog from Disney’s Cinderella.
The namesake of the old Irish Wolfhound in the 1981 movie The Fox and the Hound.
Copper is a bloodhound in Disney's 1981 The Fox and the Hound. He becomes best friends with Tod the fox, despite that the two should be natural enemies.
Dodger (Billy Joel) is the street-smart Jack Russell Terrier from Disney’s 1988 animated musical film, Oliver & Company based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
Dug is the fun-loving Golden Retriever who speaks English via a super special collar which translates his thoughts into speech and appeared in the Pixar film – Up.
A classic Walt Disney dog name! Donald Duck is the short-tempered and strong-willed animated character created by Walt Disney in 1934.
Dewford Dingus "Dewey" Duck is one of the three mischief-makers always provoking Donald Duck’s famous short-temper.
The funny Disney animated character from Disney's 1988 movie, Oliver & Company. He is a bulldog whose character is loosely based on Winston Churchill – so he oozes English flair in his accent and traits.
Cartoon male character from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He was the ruthless, Parisian justice manager taking care of Quasimod
The hunter in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. His goal was to marry Belle by any possible means (he failed!).
TThe funny Disney animated character from the 1932 movie Mickey’s Revue whose personality is clumsy and charming – the perfect name for a fun-loving pooch.
The laid-back yet wise-cracking piggy character in the Disney/Pixar Toy Story franchise.
The charismatic yet sneaky prince from Disney’s Frozen.
Hubert "Huey" Duck is a Disney cartoon character created in 1937 and is one of the three nephews of Donald Duck.
Still stuck for a cute Disney character name for your pet dog? Hercules, is a great moniker for handsome, muscular and heroic male dogs. Hercules was the son of the Greek god Zeus in Disney’s 1997 movie of the same name.
Looking for a cool Disney-inspired dog name? Jafar was the villain in Disney’s Aladdin. He was Sultan’s most trusted and legal advisor.
The Scottish terrier dog and best friend of Trusty (a bloodhound) in the animated film Lady and the Tramp.
Kaa, is the sneaky and seductive snake cartoon character from The Jungle Book.
K"Louie" Duck is one of the main character of DuckTales and Donald’s Duck nephew.
KThe perfect Disney boy puppy name for your pooch. Lucky is probably the most notable Dalmatian puppy from Disney's 1961 film One Hundred and One Dalmatians
KA cute Disney animal character with a playful attitude from Winnie the Pooh.
Max is the loyal old English sheepdog from the Little Mermaid
Merlin is a Welsh name meaning “sea fortress”. He is the world’s most powerful wizard character appearing in Disney’s The Sword in the Stone who is kind-hearted and eccentric. Know anyone else in mind like him?
Mickey Mouse is easily one of the most recognized animal names from Disney movies. Created in 1928 this short and slender black mouse is characterized as a charismatic and clever little fellow.
We think Mowgli is a fitting Disney name for dogs. Mowgli is the feisty and fearless boy from The Jungle Book, who had been raised by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India.
Mufasa from The Lion King, is the father of Simba and formerly King of the Pride Lands.
The cutest characters in film hail from Disney and Nemo is one such cute Disney character not because of his looks but because of his personality too. He is the very energetic young clownfish that appeared in the 2003 Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo and won the hearts of every child.
Olaf, is the perfect Disney boy puppy name, he is the goofy, kind-hearted snowman in Disney’s 2013 Frozen whose ultimate goal is to experience summer (in which he succeeded).
One of the puppies from the 101 Dalmations Disney classic.
Percy is the Disney pet name for the spoiled pug in Governer Ratcliffe and also later appearing as a friend to Pocahontas in the 1995 animated feature film.
One of the most popular Disney dogs, Pluto is the extremely loyal yet clumsy bloodhound who is Mickey Mouse’s pet dog probably best known in the 1931 film The Moose Hunt.
Pinocchio is the ultimate Disney name for pets. He is the little anthropomorphic wooden puppet boy created by Geppetto and brought to life by the Blue Fairy.
Pongo is the cartoon dog name from Disney’s 101 Dalmations. He is the laid-back and playful father to his 15 Dalmation puppies and Perdita’s mate and can be described as quite an intelligent and tactical pooch.
Hailing from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Quasimodo was the caring and angelic character, born deformed with a hunched back determined to live a normal life. We this is a cool Disney name for your male puppy.
He is the hulk-lookalike in Disney’s 2012 animated feature movie Wreck-It Ralph.
Governer Ratcliffe the villain Disney character from Pocahontas.
Professor Ratigan is the charming crime lord from Disney's 1986 animated feature film, The Great Mouse Detective.
He is the greyish rat who longs of being a chef in the film Ratatouille. Who knew rats could be so cute?
A cute Disney puppy name for your rotund pooch. He is the heavier Dalmation puppy known for his love of food in the 1961 animated film 101 Dalmatians.
A cute cartoon name for a male pet, Scar is the sleak villain and younger brother of Mufasa voiced by Jeremy Irons in Disney’s The Lion King.
If you’re looking for something hipster for your boy puppy, lion names are always a choice. Simba is a cub and the main character in The Lion King, who is destined to rule as king.
50 Slink (Slinky)
Slinky is the Pixar dog name from the Toy Story franchise. Slinky is the toy dachshund who is an easy-going and sweet-natured pooch.
“Now Slinky here is as loyal as any dog you could want.”
- Andy shows Slinky to Bonnie -
Disney Dog Names for Girls
What is a good Disney name for a female dog?
We have an awesome list of 50 cute, cool and feminine Disney girl dog names.
Alice, the curious and imaginative heroine in the 1951 Disney animated film Alice in Wonderland.
She is one of Cinderella’s two step-sisters who was envious of Cinderella's incredible beauty.
A martial eagle with a friendly personality from the The Lion Guard
Queen Anna is the younger sister of Elsa, in Disney’s 2013 – Frozen voiced by Kristen Bell.
Arendelle is the Norwegian-inspired kingdom and where the location of the Disney Frozen film series occurs in. We think it makes for a unique Disney pet name!
Princess Atta is the princess of the ant colony in Disney/Pixar's A Bug's Life
Princess Audrey is a supporting character from the movie Descendants.
Hailing from the Sleeping Beauty, Aurora was a Disney princess.
One of the main characters, also known as Princess Beauty in the Beauty and the Beast.
A curious and sweet 2-year old toddler in the 2001 Disney/Pixar movie Monsters Inc.
Cassandra is the "tough-as-nails" Disney girl character from Tangled: Before Ever After
Cinderella remains to be the kindest, spirited and internally beautiful Disney movie character of all time. Cinderella is the second official Disney Princess, preceded only by Snow White.
Better known as Mamá Coco, Coco is warm-hearted older woman in the Disney/Pixar animated feature film Coco.
14. Cruella De Vill
The villain in the 1961 Walt Disney’s feature film One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
You gotta love this dog name from the old-school classic Disney character. Daisy is the girlfriend of Donald Duck in the Donald Duck series and various other short films.
Also known as Dumbella Duck and Thelma Duck, she is also the mother of Huey, Dewey, and Louie in the iconic television series DuckTales.
She is Cinderella's stepsister who was incredibly jealous of Cinderella's success and beauty and has a mighty fear of mice.
The clumsy regal blue fish with the heart of gold in Disney/Pixar's 2003 animated film Finding Nemo.
Another famous Disney dog name among hard core Disney fans. Elsa, is the elegant and gentle Princess from the animated film – Frozen I & II.
The Enchantress is known for placing the spell on the Prince, the castle, and everyone inside the castle for the Prince's cruel ways in the Beauty and the Beast.
Looking for inspiration for Disney girl puppy names? Esmeralda is as beautiful as the character itself. This raven-black haired beauty with striking emerald green eyes is the righteous and kind-hearted performer in Disney’s 1996 film – The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
She is the daughter of the Evil Queen in the Disney film Descendants.
The confident and temperamental cheetah in The Lion Guard .
The Disney animated character from Oliver and Company. She is the pedigree poodle and personifies the stereotypes of a poodle in the movie to a tee.
Personal advisor to Queen Ingrith from the feature film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
A cute Disney inspired name for your girl puppy, Giselle is a beautiful young woman who is portayed by Amy Adams in the film Enchanted
Jane (Porter) is the young woman who falls for Tarzan in Disney’s 1999 animated film – Tarzan.
The cute hyena from "The Lion Guard" who is bold and spunky.
Princess Jasmine is Aladdin’s stunning looking girlfriend in the 1992 classic – Aladdin. She is rebellious and free-spirited – the perfect Disney pet name for girl puppies.
30. Jessica Rabbit
The iconic Disney female character from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Still looking for inspiration for cute Disney names for pets? How about Joy for a female puppy? She is the protagonist in the 2015 Disney/Pixar animated feature film, Inside Out. She always aims to remain joyful, thus her name.
The perfect Disney girl dog name – taken from Disney’s 1955 Lady and the Tramp. Lady was the pet Cocker Spaniel who falls in love with Tramp, a stray mutt. She is best described as a demure yet brave and courageous pooch.
Queen Leah is the loving mother to Princess Aurora in Disney's Sleeping Beauty .
Lilo is another favorite moniker of ours for cute Disney names for dogs. Lilo is the adorable, olive skin Hawaiian girl from the Lilo & Stich franchise.
Nani Pelekai is the older caring sister to Lilo from Lilo & Stich.
The only Dalmation without spots (hence the name!) from 102 Dalmations.
Oona is a mermaid princess from Sofia the First.
Maleficent - [muh·leh·fuh·snt] – the evil fairy from Sleeping Beauty.
Princess Melody is the protagonist of the Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.
Looking for cute princess names for dogs? Merida, is a red-haired and tomboyish Scottish princess that’s quick-witted and free-spirited from the popular Disney/Pixar production Brave.
Minnie is the perfect girl dog name from Disney movies. Minnie Mouse is the long-term girlfriend of Mickey Mouse, known for her daring and playful personality.
The Disney name, Moana is a princess character in the 2016 animated feature film of the same name. Moana was chosen by the ocean to save her people and her world from destruction.
Another cute Disney themed dog name suitable for a female dog. Nana is the caring and protective nursemaid St. Bernard pooch in the animated feature film Peter Pan.
Still struggling with coming up with a cute dog name from Disney movies for your female pup? Perdita is classic name – she is the motherly and gentle female animated character in the One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Pongo’s mate, mother to 15 Dalmatian puppies and adoptive mother to 84 more puppies.
“The most beautiful creature on four legs!”
- Pongo on Perdita -
45. Snow White
This Disney name is cute and fun and totally fitting for a white haired female dog. Snow White is a major character in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, who is well known for optimism and kindness.
This is a cute sounding name for a female dog. Princess Tiana, (shortened to “Ta”) is from Disney’s 2009 film The Princess and the Frog. She is known for her intelligence and hardworking personality.
47. Tiger Lilly
Princess Tiger Lily is the beautiful daughter of Neverland's indigenous chief and a loyal friend of Peter Pan.
Ursula is the wicked cecaelia sea witch from The Little Mermaid. The name is of Latin origin meaning "little female bear".
Wendy Darling is the imaginitive English girl from the feature film Peter Pan.
Grandmother Willow is the wise talking willow tree from the film Pocahontas.
Tips For Finding The Best Disney Name For Your Pet
Deciding on a name for your new pooch should be a family task — all parties should take part in the process. I am a huge fan of Disney in all aspects, movies, characters, songs, books, theme parks and Walt Disney has so many memorable characters - choosing a moniker for your male or female puppy can be a vast task.
So, here are some tips to help you choose the right cartoon character dog name from the outset!
Pick A Theme or Personality Traits
Because of the vast ocean of possible Disney-characters names, narrowing your search down to one or two themes can make the process a whole lot easier.
Picking a favorite theme like - top 10 classic Disney animated characters, top 10 bravest Disney animated characters or top 10 Disney villains (that you love to hate) - can help immensely.
Consider giving your pup a name based on their personality traits - maybe they're brave, trouble-makers or have a quirky personality.
We've gone ahead and compiled these lists for your below to help narrow down your search.
Top 10 Classic Animated Disney Characters
- Mickey Mouse
- Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
- Simba (The Lion King)
- Genie (Aladdin)
- Timon and Pumbaa (The Lion King)
- Mufasa (The Lion King)
- Mushu (Mulan)
- Robin Hood
- Rafiki (The Lion King)
- Tiana (Princess and the Frog)
Top 10 Bravest Disney Animated Characters
- Fa (Mulan)
- Judy Hopps (Zootopia)
- Hercules (Hercules)
- Tarzan (Tarzan)
- Aladdin (Aladdin)
- Tadashi Hamada (Big Hero 6)
- Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph)
- Merida (Brave)
- Anna (Frozen)
Top 10 Disney Villains
If you're hoping to find something a little less mainstream, we recommend looking to these badass Disney characters for some dog name inspiration.
- Ursula the Sea Witch (The Little Mermaid)
- Cruella de Vil (One Hundred and One Dalmatians)
- Hades (Hercules)
- Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
- Scar (The Lion King)
- Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
- Queen Grimhilde (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
- Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
- Captain Hook (Peter Pan)
- Izma (The Emperor's New Groove)
Don't settle for a common Disney name for your fur kid. Choose a unique namesake that's a little "out there" to make it stand out.
Here's a small collection of Disney vintage nicknames and modern monikers, many you may not have remembered.
Top 10 Unusual Dog Names Inspired by Disney
- Bruno (Cinderella)
- Buzz (Toy Story)
- Chip (Beauty and the Beast)
- Dash (The Incredibles)
- Gus (Cinderella)
- Lottie (The Princess and the Frog)
- Lucius (The Incredibles)
- Naveen (The Princess and the Frog)
- Archimedes (Sword in the Stone)
- Merryweather (Sleeping Beauty)
How Does It Sound?
You don't want a tongue-twister of a dog name, you want to make it easy to pronounce.
So sound it a out a few times, saying it out loud. Try it out on your dog and see if he/she responds to any particular one.
Do this once you've narrowed down your search to a few dog names.
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