Video Game Dog Names For Playstation Pups and Ninten-dogs!

Names By Meg Marrs 6 min read March 31, 2022 3 Comments

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Are you a die-hard gamer? Do you hum Epona’s Theme and Song of Storms in your sleep? Whether you prefer PC gaming with the latest video cards or old school consoles, you likely love your video games!

Good games often appear in the form of rich stories that stay with us for years after the disc or cartridge has been ejected. Games have shaped who we are, and we want our beloved doggos to be part of that!

That’s why we’ve put together this collection of great video game dog names, inspired by characters and consoles that we adore. Check them out and let us know your favorites!

Video Game Character Dog Names

Why not name your pooch after a character from your favorite video game? These pet names are all inspired by some of best video game characters out there. You might also want to check out our list of nerdy dog names!

  • Aerith (FFVII)
  • Agro (Shadow of Colossus)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Alma (F.E.A.R.)
  • Alucard (Castlevania)
  • Alyx (Half-Life 2)
  • Amaterasu (Okami)
  • Arthas (World of Warcraft)
  • Balthier (FFXII)
  • Banjo (Banjo-Kazooie)
  • Barrett (FFVII)
  • Bastion (Overwatch)
  • Bayonetta (Bayonetta)
  • Birdo (Super Mario)
  • Blanka (Street FIghter)
  • Booker (Bioshock Infinite)
  • Bowser (Super Mario Brothers)
  • Bulbasaur (Pokemon)
  • Cait Sith (FFVII)
  • Charmander (Pokemon)
  • Cid (Final Fantasy)
  • Cloud (FFVII)
  • Cortana (Halo)
  • Crash (Crash Bandicoot)
  • D.va (Overwatch)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Daxter (Jak & Daxter)
  • Diddy Kong (Donkey Kong)
  • Dr. Robotnik (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dr. Wily (Mega Man)
  • Dracula (Castlevania)
  • Drake (Uncharted)
  • Epona (Legend of Zelda)
  • Ezio (Assasin’s Creed)
  • Farrah (Prince of Persia)
  • Geralt of Rivia (The Witcher)
  • Ghost (PacMan)
  • Glados (Portal)
  • Guile (Street Fighter)
  • Handsome Jack (Borderland II)
  • Hanzo (Overwatch)
  • Illusive Man (Massive Effect)
  • Jax (Mortal Kombat)
  • Joanna Dark (Perfect Dark)
  • Joker (Batman)
  • Kairi (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Kefka (Final Fantasy 6)
  • Kirby (Kirby’s Dream Land)
  • Kitana (Mortal Kombat)
  • Knuckles (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Koopa (Super Mario)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
  • Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil)
  • Lightning (Final Fantasy)
  • Link (Legend of Zelda)
  • Lucca (Chrono Trigger)
  • Luigi (Super Mario)
  • M. Bison (Street Fighter 6)
  • Mario (Super Mario)
  • Midna (Legend of Zelda)
  • Miles “Tails” Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Moon (Zeldas: Majorca’s Mask)
  • Nanaki / Red XII (FFVII)
  • Orisa (Overwatch)
  • GLaDOS (Portal)
  • Ganon (Legend of Zelda)
  • Pac-Man (Pac-Man)
  • Peach (Super Mario)
  • Pharah (Overwatch)
  • Pikachu (Pokemon)
  • Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Raynor (Starcraft)
  • Reinhardt (Overwatch)
  • Rikku (Final Fantasy)
  • Rodrigo Borgia (Assassins Creed II)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Samus (Metroid)
  • Sephiroth (FFVII)
  • Shao Khan (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shodan (System Shock 2)
  • Sombra (Overwatch)
  • Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sonya Blade (Mortal Combat)
  • Spyro (Spyro the Dragon)
  • Squall (FFVIII)
  • Squirtle (Pokemon)
  • Styker (Mortal Kombat)
  • Taki (Soul Edge)
  • Tetris
  • Tidus (FFX)
  • Tifa (FFVII)
  • Tom Nook (Animal Crossing)
  • Torbjörn (Overwatch)
  • Tracer (Overwatch)
  • Vivi (FFIX)
  • Winston (Overwatch)
  • Yoshi (Super Mario)
  • Yuffie (FFVII)
  • Yuna (FFX)
  • Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
  • Zenyatta (Overwatch)

Dog Characters from Video Games

There are plenty of canine companions in video games! Consider these gender-neutral, male, and female dog names inspired by famous furry friends featured in video games.

  • Angelo (Final Fantasy)
  • Dogfella (Superbrothers)
  • Chop (Grand Theft Auto) 
  • Yamato (Shadow Dancer)
  • Boney (Mother 3)
  • Hewie (Haunting Ground)
  • Dogamy (Undertales)
  • Whiskey (Commandos 2) 
  • Rush (Mega Man)
  • Dribble (WarioWare)
  • Missile (Ghost Trick)
  • Koromaru (Persona 3)
  • Anubis (Claire)
  • Barbas (Elder Trolls)
  • Barkspawn (Dragon Age)
  • Dogaressa (Undertale)
  • Dinky Di (Mad Max)
  • Meeko (Skyrim)
  • Dogmeat (Fallout)
  • PaRappa (PaRappa the Rapper)

Video Game Console / Developer Names

Whether you prefer the Super Nintendo or a classic Atari, a video game console might make an amazing namesake for your furball.

  • Astrocade: An early video game console that relied on cartridges
  • Atari: A home video game console popularized in the 80s
  • Bandai: A Japanese video game publisher
  • Bethesda: An Amercian video game publisher
  • Capcom: A Japanese video game developer
  • Coleco: An early arcade style video game console
  • Controller: The remote used to control characters in a video game
  • Dreamcast: A home video game system created by Sega
  • Fairchild: An early video game system that used ROM cartridges
  • Genesis: A home console system created by Sega
  • GungHo: A video game known for developing Puzzle & Dragons
  • Hasbro: A game company that primarily develops board games
  • Konami: A Japanese video game developer
  • Logitech: A technology company that develops video game gear like mouses, keyboards, and headphones
  • Magnavox: A nickname for the first home video console
  • Microsoft: A large tech company responsible for the development of the Xbox
  • Mojang: A Swedish video game developer
  • N64: Stands for the Nintendo 64, one of the earliest video game consoles
  • Nintendo: A Japanese video game company
  • Oddessy: The Magnavox Odyssey was the first video game console
  • PlayStation: A series of video game consoles developed by Sony
  • Riot: An American Video game developer
  • Sega: A Japanese video game that stands for service games
  • Sony: A leading electronics company
  • Tencent: An internet and technology company
  • Ubisoft: A French video game company
  • Vivendi: A Parisian media company
  • Wii: A Nintendo console with long, oblong controllers
  • Xbox: A home gaming console manufactured by Microsoft
  • Zeebo: A console developed for markets in Brazil and Mexico

Other Video Game Themed Dog Names

Gamers have a language of their own! Check out these terms from the gamer lexicon that might make awesome names for your fur babies.

  • AFK: Stands for Away From Keyboard, known as the “brb” for the gaming world
  • Aggro: The aggressor in a video game
  • Arcade: A place to play video games
  • Beta: A game mode that’s still in test mode
  • Boss: The most difficult enemy to defeat
  • Bots: Characters controlled by computers
  • Buff: To change a weapon or ability to build up a character
  • Clan: A guild or faction within a game’s lore
  • Combo: A combination of attacks or a series of actions
  • Console: A specialized computer system used to play video games
  • Co-op: A game that requires to work as teammates
  • Gank: To kill a weaker character
  • Genie: A device used to temporarily modify game data
  • Greifer: A player who tries to annoy other players
  • Glitch: Errors within a game’s operating system
  • Grinder: The time spent doing repetitive tasks
  • Hacks: Cheat codes used to win a game
  • HP: Stands for health points
  • Lag: A delay in action and reaction due to computer or server latency
  • LAN: A local area network where multiple players are playing the same game at once
  • Lore: The story behind a game’s characters and worlds
  • Loot: Items picked up that can help increase XP or abilities
  • Nerf: To make something less powerful
  • Nuke: A skill that deals a bunch of damage to a target
  • NPC: A character controlled by artificial intelligence
  • Mod: To alter a character
  • Mana: Magic points that are needed to use certain abilities or skills
  • Mash: To hit controller buttons without considering strategy
  • Noob: A novice player
  • OP: Stands for over powered
  • Peel: Taking the attention of an enemy and diverting it to yourself to protect an ally
  • Player: A game participant
  • Ping: To alert others in a video game
  • Power-up: A temporary boost in a video game
  • Quest: A long search and goal
  • Realm: A kingdom
  • Reboot: The process by which a system is restarted
  • Retro: Refers to an older, more classic style of video game
  • Rumble: A feedback device originally put on Nintendo controllers that alerts players in certain situations
  • Select: To choose a particular setting
  • Smurf: An experienced player who makes a new account to easily win matches
  • Strategy: The set of tactics used to meet an objective
  • Support: A character designed to heal or support another character in battle
  • Tank: A character known for their survivability
  • Troll: Someone who intentionally bothers other players seeking attention
  • Twitch: A popular video game streaming platform
  • Ward: When a character gets vision over a particular point in the map to check for enemy camps
  • XP: Otherwise known as an experience point, XP quantifies a character’s life experience
  • Zone: Different sections of a virtual environment

Do you have any video game dog name ideas you want to share? Throw em’ in the comments!

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Meg Marrs

Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!


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Jaty Ranasinghe

You fogot Pikmin-based names like Olimar,Louie,Alph,Bulbie,Charlie and Brittany.

Danielle Dodge

pixel, glitch, sonic, cod (call of duty), bit (like 8-bit), Cubert, qwerty (letters on a keyboard), and Mario are some cute names I came up with.

Ben Team

Those are great, Danielle! Thanks for your suggestions.


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