The wonderful world of Disney has given us some of the most unforgettable characters across the years, from the iconic Mickey Mouse to the larger-than-life Genie to the empowered and enlightening Queen Elsa.
It’s no wonder, either. Disney characters provide the perfect inspiration for pooch-naming.
From anthropomorphic animals — including a host of classic canines — to characters that are held dear to many generations, Disney characters have been leaving their mark on our hearts and minds since the early 20th century.
From Snow White to Moana, you’re sure to find a character that suits the quirks and foibles of your beloved pooch!
Disney Dog Names
If you’re thinking about naming your doggo after a Disney character, you may as well start with some of Disney’s most famous dogs! Here are some of our favorite options for male and female four-footers.
Male Disney Dog Names
Need a male Disney doggo name idea for your bestest boy? Here are a few of the best boy dog names from iconic Disney characters!
- Bolt (Bolt): The namesake German Shepherd from the 2008 movie of the same name and voiced by John Travolta.
- Chief (The Fox and the Hound): The elderly Irish Wolfhound that served as a mentor for young Copper.
- Copper (The Fox and the Hound):The young Basset Hound that strikes up an unlikely friendship with Todd- a fox he’s supposed to be hunting.
- Dodger – The streetwise Jack Russell terrier from the 1988 movie Oliver & Company, which is a modern retelling of Oliver Twist featuring animals as the heroes. The character is voiced in the film by Billy Joel.
- Dug (Up): The comedic pooch is known for expressing his thoughts through a special high-tech translating collar, and easily distracted b- SQUIRREL!
- Francis – A melodramatic bulldog from Oliver and Company. He has an affinity for the stage, and loves a good Shakespearean drama.
- Lucky (101 Dalmatians): Lucky is one of the playful and sweet puppies in 101 Dalmatians.
- Patch (101 Dalmatians): This darling Dalmatian pup was known for his excessive appetite.
- Percy (Pocahontas): A sassy and spoiled Pug from Pocahontas, the pet of the villain General Ratcliffe.
- Pongo (101 Dalmatians): The handsome dalmatian married to Perdita in the famed film.
- Tito (Oliver and Company): A comedic Chihuahua known for his quick-witted personality and crush on Georgette the poodle.
- Tramp (Lady and the Tramp): This gray Schnauzer-mix served as one part of the romantic duo we all know and love.
Female Disney Dog Names
There aren’t as many female Disney dog names as male names, but there are a few! Check ’em out!
- Georgette (Oliver and Company): This wealthy and slightly spoiled poodle was voiced by Bette Midler in the Oliver and Company.
- Lady (Lady and the Tramp): This purebred Cocker spaniel is known for her unlikely affection towards a scrappy mutt, Tramp.
- Nana (Peter Pan): This protective pooch served as a Newfie watchdog that bonded closely with the Darling family’s children.
- Perdita (101 Dalmatians): Perdita served as the heroic female protagonist risking her comfortable life to save her puppies.
Disney Prince Names for Dogs
Do you have a total charmer at home? Check out these Disney prince-inspired names for your furry friend.
- Aladdin (Aladdin): The streetwise yet poor title character of the 1992 film who falls in love with Princess Jasmine.
- Beast (Beauty and the Beast): This prince by birth must earn his way back into human form by finding true love.
- Charming (Cinderella): Prince Charming finds true love at the ball in Cinderella.
- Eric (The Little Mermaid): Eric is the young, dashing prince of a seaside kingdom who falls madly in love with Ariel.
- Florian (Snow White): Florian is the love interest of Snow White and happens to be Disney’s first official prince.
- Flynn Rider (Tangled): Flynn Rider is initially self-absorbed, but has a soft-side once you get past his protective exterior. He earns the love and hand of Rapunzel.
- Naveen (The Princess and the Frog): This prince is turned into a frog by a wicked witch doctor.
- Phillip (Sleeping Beauty): This dashing prince helped awaken princess Aurora.
Disney Princess Names for Dogs
Is your pooch a total princess? Consider one of these names fit for your hound highness.
- Anna (Frozen): One of the sisters and princesses of Arendelle in Frozen with an energetic, upbeat personality voiced by Kristen Bell.
- Ariel (The Little Mermaid):The mermaid protagonist who initially gives up her voice in order to walk on the land.
- Aurora (Sleeping Beauty): The Disney princess with the fewest lines among all of the films, better known as Sleeping Beauty.
- Belle (Beauty and the Beast): One of Disney’s most iconic princesses with a fierce love for books.
- Cinderella (Cinderella): The star of Disney’s answer to the classic rags-to-riches story, released in 1950.
- Jasmine (Aladdin): The princess in Aladdin known for her determined and independent spirit.
- Megara (Hercules): This cynical princess certainly stands out from the crowd.
- Merida (Brave): Pixar’s only official princess, serves as a headstrong protagonist determined to take control over her own destiny.
- Tiana (The Princess and the Frog): The first African-American Disney Princess, and the star of the 2009 film The Princess and the Frog.
Dog Names from Disney Pixar Characters
If you’re going to consider Disney dog names, you’ll certainly want to make sure you include the many adorable characters and ideas that were dreamt up at Pixar Animation Studios. Here are some of our favorite Disney dog names from Pixar!
Male Pixar Dog Names
Need a Pixar-related dog name for your big boy? Check out some of the most popular male Pixar characters below!
- Arlo (The Good Dinosaur): This sensitive and sweet dinosaur wants nothing more than to make a mark on the family’s farm.
- Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story): The heroic space cadet who served as Woody’s prime companion.
- Hamm (Toy Story): This piggy bank is known for his snappy wisecracks.
- Lightning McQueen (Cars): This sarcastic and speedy car is known for his effortless knack to win races.
- Marlin (Finding Nemo): The devoted father of Nemo who is known for his caring and cautious personality.
- Mike Wazowski (Monsters Inc.): A one eyed green monster known for his dependable yet goofy ways.
- Remy (Ratatouille):This determined rat despite the odds, loves cooking.
- Slink – As his name implies, he’s a dog-shaped toy slinky in the Toy Story series. He was voiced by Jim Varney before the actor’s untimely death.
- Sully (Monsters Inc.): A big blue and purple fluffy monster with a heart of gold.
- WALL-E (WALL-E): A robot who is tasked with cleaning up the post-apocalyptic Earth.
- Woody (Toy Story): A toy cowboy determined to find his favorite kid, Andy. (Like this? Make sure to also check out our full list of cowboy dog names!)
Female Pixar Dog Names
Unfortunately, Pixar hasn’t really changed the male-dominated name trend for their characters, but there are a few great ones below!
- Boo (Monsters Inc.): This curious toddler finds herself amongst a whole new world in Monster’s Inc.
- Dory (Finding Nemo): The forgetful but kind-hearted blue fish who became famous in Finding Nemo.
- Joy (Inside Out): This joyful (surprise, surprise) character was voiced by Amy Poehler.
Gender Neutral Pixar Dog Names
Admittedly, there aren’t many gender-neutral Pixar character names, but we listed both of the ones we found. Either of these may be great for your pooch!
- Bing Bong (Inside Out): A pink elephant-like creature who is Riley’s imaginary friend with a naïve and fun-loving personality.
- Nemo (Finding Nemo): This young clown fish’s name actually translates to “no one” in Latin.
Classic Disney Characters
Disney may still be churning out the hits, but for some of us, the classic Disney characters will always hold a special place in our hearts! Check out a few of the most noteworthy and iconic Disney names of all time below!
Classic Male Disney Dog Names
This category includes the indisputable G.O.A.T. of animated characters, as well as some other childhood favorites. Check ’em out!
- Donald Duck: This hot and cold duck is known for his signature catchphrase, “Aw phooey”!
- Dewey Duck: Dewey is the dare-devil of the Duck triplets with his adventure seeking attitude.
- Huey Duck: Huey is one of Donald Duck’s nephews known for his smarts and analytic personality.
- Louie Duck: Louie serves as Donald Duck’s most mischievous nephew, acting as the trickster among the triplets.
- Mickey Mouse: The mouse that started it all is a symbol for dreams, happiness, and unbridled optimism.
- Pete: Pete is also known as peg-leg-Pete and is Mickey Mouse’s arch nemesis as an intimidating, broody cat.
Classic Female Disney Dog Names
Like we explained at the outset, there just aren’t as many female Disney characters to draw inspiration from as there are male characters. Nevertheless, here are two of the most iconic Disney characters of all time!
- Daisy Duck: This wild and wacky Duck works as a television reporter.
- Minnie Mouse: Minnie is a fun-loving, sweet mouse whose full name is actually Minerva.
Classic Gender Neutral Disney Dog Names
A few Disney characters — including two canine cartoon characters — didn’t have a clearly established gender, making them great options for those who’d prefer a gender-neutral dog name.
- Goofy – The iconic “goof” known for a set of buck teeth, long ears, and a boisterous laugh. Audiences first saw Goofy in 1932, and this anthropomorphic doggo has been a beloved staple of the Disney catalog ever since.
- Pluto – Mickey Mouse’s pet dog and another of Disney’s classic and iconic characters. This character has been making appearances alongside Mickey and friends since 1930.
Dog Names From Disney Heroes and Heroines
We think that our dogs are all heroes and heroines, and we bet you agree! So, check out these Disney-inspired names for pooches who save the day!
Male Disney Hero Dog Names
Just about every Disney flick ever created has a hero, so it only makes sense to consider these ultimate good guys when picking a name for your ultimate good guy!
- Hercules (Hercules): The star of the film of the same name, known for his god-like strength.
- Mowgli (The Jungle Book): The young boy living among the wildlife of the Indian forests with insatiable curiosity.
- Mufasa (The Lion King): The father of Simba, known for his tragic death which is one of the most heartbreaking moments in Disney’s films.
- Nick Wilde (Zootopia): The second of two protagonists in Zootopia, a sly fox who befriends Judy Hopps.
- Peter Pan (Peter Pan): The iconic flying lost boy who fetches the Darling children from London and brings them to Neverland.
- Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame): The given name of The Hunchback of Notre Dame; who proves that what matters most is on the inside with his heart of gold.
- Simba (The Lion King): The central character who is blamed for his father’s death as a cub, but he returns as an adult to reclaim the Pride Lands.
- Tarzan (Tarzan): The jungle-dwelling human known for his unique upbringing by Kala the gorilla.
- Ralph (Wreck-it-Ralph): Ralph is vilified in a video game due to his brawny appearance, though he is genuinely a kind person.
- Rufio (Hook): This is fearless and charismatic leader of the lost boys in the Peter Pan spinoff, Hook.
- Kuzco (The Emperor’s New Groove): Kuzco may be comically conceited at the start of his journey, but learns to care for others after being transformed into a llama.
Female Disney Heroines Dog Names
Thankfully, there is no shortage of female Disney heroines you can use to draw inspiration for your four-footer’s name. Check out some of the best below!
- Alice (Alice in Wonderland): This courteous yet curious girl is known for her wild imagination.
- Elsa (Frozen): Another main character in Frozen, best known for Idina Menzel’s voice acting and the powerhouse song “Let It Go.”
- Esmerelda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame): As a dancer, Esmerelda serves as a street-smart and compassionate character determined to help all underdogs in Paris.
- Jane (Tarzan): This talkative and charming biologist opts to stay in Africa after crossing paths with the remarkable Tarzan.
- Judy Hopps (Zootopia): This small town bunny moves to the big city to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a cop.
- Lilo (Lilo & Stitch): Lilo is a quirky young girl living in Hawaii with her older sister.
- Moana (Moana): The central character in the latest Disney Animated Classic, she has a thirst for adventure and love for the sea.
- Mulan (Mulan): A brave Chinese girl who dresses as a man to protect her father from being drafted into the army.
- Snow White (Snow White): Disney’s first princess, who falls into a deathly sleep after eating a poisoned apple but is revived by a kiss from the Prince.
- Pooh (Winnie the Pooh): One of Disney’s most recognizable characters who is kind-hearted and has a strong affinity for honey.
- Edna (The Incredibles): This talented designer is career-focused and always focused on her next creation.
- Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins): This super nanny has plenty of tricks up her sleeve to help her children make the most out of every day.
Gender Neutral Dog Names From Disney Heroes and Heroines
Prefer a gender-neutral name for your heroic hound? Check out some of these great ideas!
- Bambi (Bambi): The title character of the 1942 film, an adorable baby deer who grows up to become Prince of the Forest.
- Baymax (Big Hero 6): An oversized robot who possesses a strong desire to please the mourning Hiro.
- Pinocchio (Pinocchio): A wooden puppet who comes to life and is known for his ever-growing nose as he tells lies.
- Stitch (Lilo & Stitch): The blue alien-like creature, also known as Experiment 626 is surprisingly sensitive.
- Dumbo (Dumbo): Dumbo is a playful Mama’s boy that is known for his magically flying abilities.
- Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon): Toothless is the intelligent and playful best buddy and companion of dragon lover Hiccup.
- Ponyo (Ponyo): This bubbly and trusting goldfish is a daughter of a powerful wizard.
Disney Villain Dog Names
OK, we know all dogs are good dogs, but there are some pretty neat Disney villains out there! So, be sure to consider some of these bad guys and gals from Disney flicks when thinking up your pet’s name!
Male Disney Villain Dog Names
Just about every Disney movie or show ever created has a bad guy, and they usually are, you know, bad guys. So, we had plenty of names to choose from for this category!
- Captain Hook (Peter Pan): While this villain does have a passion for vengeance, he has a surprisingly sensitive side.
- Balthasar/ Edgar Balthasar (The Aristocats): A greedy villain who masterfully put up a polite and sophisticated shell towards outsiders.
- Frollo / Claude Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame): A troubled, stoic man, capable of showing compassion despite his misgivings.
- Gaston (Beauty and the Beast): Self-absorbed Gaston loved himself more than anything.
- Hans (Frozen): This ambitious prince will stop at nothing to achieve power.
- Jafar (Aladdin): Jafar is known for his masterful lies and deceptive nature.
- Kaa (The Jungle Book): This sly snake lures his victims into a dreamlike state, hoping to earn his next meal.
- Radcliffe (Pocahontas): Motivated solely by the prospect of gold, this villain has no regard for anyone besides himself.
- Ratigan (The Great Mouse Detective): This suave and calculated villain is dangerously smart.
- Scar (The Lion King): Intelligent master manipulator that’s obsessed with power.
- Stromboli (Pinocchio): This showman is incapable of controlling his temper and takes it out on others.
- Woozle (Winnie the Pooh): Woozles are weasel-like creatures that unfortunately populate Pooh’s nightmares.
Female Disney Villain Dog Names
Have a bad girl at home? Well, we know she’s not bad-bad, but maybe she gets into mischief? Consider one of these canine names!
- “Bellwether” / Dawn Bellwether (Zootopia): A ruthless mastermind with a deceptively sweet facade.
- Cruella De Ville (101 Dalmatians): The attention-seeking Cruella loves only high fashion and art in the iconic animated film.
- Madam Mim (The Sword in the Stone): This sadistic witch chose to become a traitor to all those around her.
- Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty): This ruthless woman wields a surprising amount of magical abilities.
- Ursula (The Little Mermaid): Ursula may be a deceptive villain, but she also has a sense of humor that has earned her some admirers.
Dog Names From Iconic Disney Supporting Characters
The stars may get all the attention, but there are plenty of supporting roles that can provide great name inspiration for your pupperino! Check out some of our favorite supporting characters from Disney movies and TV shows below!
Male Dog Names From Iconic Disney Supporting Characters
We don’t know about you, but we think some of the supporting characters from Disney movies are the most endearing. Check out these sidekicks and consider their names for your sidekick!
- Abu (Aladdin): Scrappy scoundrel is known for stealing anything he can get his hands on.
- Bagheera (The Jungle Book): This down-to-earth character serves as a wide guiding voice throughout the jungle.
- Chip (Beauty and the Beast): Chip is a curious and adventurous teacup with an infectious smile.
- Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh): Christopher serves as a cheerful and compassionate chum to Pooh and his friends.
- Cogsworth (Beauty and the Beast): This good-natured clock has a serious and regimented personality.
- Dopey (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs): Dopey has trouble with his verbal communication, but says a lot with his playful and cheerful disposition.
- Flit (Pocahontas): This upbeat hummingbird may be a bit of a nuisance, but he certainly means well.
- Genie (Aladdin): Fun-loving character known for his ability to grant wishes.
- Jiminy Cricket (Pinnochio): This clever and kind cricket will do anything for his friends.
- Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast): Rebellious servant known for his sociability and kind nature.
- Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland): A neurotic oddball with a love for eccentricities.
- Maurice (Beauty and the Beast): This overly-trusting character is known for his caring and creative ways.
- Mr. Big (Zootopia): This merciless arctic shrew values loyalty and respect above all else.
- Olaf (Frozen): Olaf is the easily loved, friendly and outgoing snowman of Frozen.
- Rafiki (The Lion King): This wise Rafiki is caring yet cryptic, offering priceless advice to Simba, acting as a mentor.
- Rajah (Aladdin): Rajah is incredibly loyal and protective over the fierce princess Jasmine.
- Sebastian (The Little Mermaid): This composer and crustacean is generally happy, though somewhat worrisome.
- Smee (Peter Pan): This character is kind-hearted deep down and does his best to promote stability in Captain Hook’s life.
- Tiger Lilly (Peter Pan): This strong-willed princess has a stoic nature and powerful persona.
Female Dog Names From Iconic Disney Supporting Characters
Sidekicks don’t have to be boys! After all, who doesn’t love Tinker Bell? Check out some of these supporting Disney character names for little gal dogs!
- Flounder (The Little Mermaid): While this small fish can be a bit finicky, he’s happy to help his friends in times of need.
- Grandmother Willow (Pocahontas): This ancient and wise advisor is an expert at giving guiding advice.
- Kala (Tarzan): This gentle and kind gorilla takes in Tarzan despite his species.
- Mama Odie (The Princess and the Frog): This warm, loveably and zany grandparent is the queen of Voodoo magic.
- Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast): You’ll find that this teapot is level-headed even when the water is past its boiling point.
- Mushu (Mulan): This confident companion can sometimes be a bit impulsive though he means well.
- Nala (The Lion King): This spunky and playful lioness makes an amazing best buddy.
- Tinker Bell (Peter Pan): Don’t let the small stature fool you– This fairy is hot-headed and sassy!
- Wendy (Peter Pan): This imaginative girl has a soft spot for any creature in need.
Gender Neutral Dog Names From Iconic Disney Supporting Characters
Not all Disney supporting characters have an established gender — be sure to give some of these names consideration for your canine!
- Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh): This somber supporter is known for his particularly gloomy personality.
- Piglet (Winnie the Pooh): Piglet is a timid companion but makes quite the pal for Pooh.
- Scuttle (The Little Mermaid): This eccentric seagull is a dedicated collector of human objects.
- Thumper (Bambi): This adorable bunny means well but is ultimately super mischievous.
- Tigger (Winnie the Pooh): Tigger is a bouncy buddy known for his endless optimism and energy.
- Meeko (Pocahontas): This playful raccoon is quite mischievous and will steal from anyone he comes across.
- Koda (Brother Bear): Koda serves as an energetic cub that is always up for the next adventure.
- Pascal (Tangled): Pascal may be small, but he has a fiercely loyal and protective personality over those he loves.
Live-Action Disney Dog Names
Is your pooch larger than life? Perhaps a Disney dog name inspired by a live-action pooch would best encapsulate your dog’s spirit.
- Beethoven (Beethoven): You can’t help but adore this Saint Bernard from the Beethoven series.
- Buddah (Air Buddies): This adorable golden retriever puppy keeps his siblings calm in the adorable film series.
- Chance (Homeward Bound): This American bulldog leads the way home after becoming lost at a family friend’s ranch.
- Chloe (Beverly Hills Chihuahua): This pampered pooch makes her way home from Mexico with the help of her friends.
- Demon (Snow Dogs): This is the lead Husky in Snow Dogs.
- Duchess (Snow Dogs): The sole female protagonist in Snow Dogs.
- Maya (Eight Below): Maya is the lead sled dog in Eight Below.
- Shasta (Snow Buddies): Shasta is a determined young Husky working to be a successful sled racer.
- White Fang (White Fang): This wolf hybrid befriends a hunter in a film by the same name.
Dog Names Inspired By Disney
There’s something truly magical about the world of Walt Disney. While these Disney dog names aren’t names of classic characters, they capture the Disney spirit for your magical mutt.
FAQs About Disney Dog Names
Still have questions about Disney dog names? Don’t worry! We’ve answered some of the most common cartoon questions below!
What are Disney’s Dogs’ names?
There are plenty of Disney dog names to choose from! Whether you name your pooch after a true disney dog like Pluto or after a Pixar character like Nemo, there are plenty of great options to choose from.
What is the dog’s name from Lady and the Tramp?
In Lady and the Tramp, Lady is the love interest of mutt Tramp and befriends a Scottish terrier named Jock, and a bloodhound named Trusty.
What is the dog’s name in Pocahontas?
The sassy pug and antagonist in Pocahontas is Percy. This high-brow hound is Governor Radcliffe’s dog.
What is Ariel’s dog’s name?
In The Little Mermaid, the scruffy sheepdog is named Max. Max serves as Prince Eric’s canine companion.
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