Most Popular Disney Dog Names

Most Popular Disney Dog Names

Author WDF Staff


Walt Disney was a man that redefined our movie expectations. Disney is responsible for classics like “Dumbo,” “Bambi,” “Aladdin,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Lion King,” and many, many more movies most of us grew up with. Disney’s stories are full of heroes and heroines. From Belle to Snow White, Ariel, and Pochahontas, Disney’s female movie characters inspired us to become the best version of ourselves. We loved watching all of the adventures male characters went through. Who could forget Aladdin’s magic carpet ride or Simba’s epic journey to becoming a king.

Choosing a Disney dog name

Naming your new puppy can be challenging. You want to pick a name that will highlight their character, but at the same time, say something about you. We are looking for inspiration in different things when naming our dogs, and why not choose a name from your favorite Disney movie? Whatever name you choose for your puppy, make sure you really like it because it will stay with you and your dog for a long time. Before you decide on a name, here are some things to consider when picking a dog name.

Things to consider when picking a dog name

If you ever had to choose a name for a dog before, you know how many problems there are. Choosing the right name can be tricky, mainly because there are so many to choose from. An expression says “spoilt by choice,” which literally means having too many options can be a bad thing. However, there is some helpful advice you can listen to when naming a dog. Some of them are;

No more than two syllables

Short dog names are easy to remember. The best thing about them is they can be said quickly, decisively, and in different tones. It can be difficult to pronounce a long dog name when you have to get your dog’s attention.

Choose a hard consonant

Picking a name that includes a hard consonant is a good idea. That name can have a sharp tone, and you can be sure you will get your dog’s attention just by saying their name.

Names that sound like commands

Choosing a Disney dog name that sounds similar to a command is probably not a good idea. Your dog could easily get confused and think you are not saying their name but rather giving them a command. Avoid names like “Trey” or “Kit.”

Names of family members

It can seem fun to name your dog after a family member, but it will end up being confusing for human and animal family members. The dog could quickly get confused and will have no idea why you’re calling them.

Disney princesses and heroines

Disney movies are packed with heroic female characters. Their bravery, struggles, curiosity, and grace can be an inspiration for many generations to come. From princesses to common folk, epic female Disney characters will take you on journeys you will not quickly forget. Some of our favorite female Disney dog names are;

  • Rapunzel
  • Merida
  • Alice
  • Nala
  • Moana
  • Jane
  • Anna
  • Jasmine
  • Tinker Bell
  • Megara
  • Duchess
  • Mulan
  • Marie
  • Jesse
  • Jenny
  • Perdita
  • Cinderella
  • Elsa
  • Belle
  • Tiana
  • Lady
  • Aurora
  • Snow White
  • Ariel
  • Pocahontas
  • Lilo
  • Esmeralda
  • Wendy
  • Penny
  • Mary

If you want more ideas about naming your female puppy, check out this article - Female dog names and how to pick one.

Disney princes and heroes

While female Disney characters set the bar pretty high, the male characters are not that far behind. Every little boy who watched Disney movies wanted to become a prince or a character from a Disney movie. We loved watching their adventures and exciting lives portrayed under the masterful eye of Disney. Check out these great male Disney dog names;

  • Spot
  • Aladdin
  • Prince
  • Simba
  • Robin Hood
  • Pongo
  • Hercules
  • Charming
  • Little John
  • Basil
  • Peter Pan
  • Stitch
  • Flynn
  • Maui
  • Nemo
  • Woody
  • Bolt
  • Bert
  • Tramp
  • Berlioz
  • Marlin
  • Buzz
  • Toulouse
  • Naveen
  • Oliver
  • Kristoff
  • Beast
  • Arthur
  • Dodger
  • Li Shang
  • Tarzan
  • Eric
  • Mowgli

Disney villains

Every good story needs a good villain. In The Lion King, Simba had Scar, in the movie Aladdin, Aladdin had Jaffar, and in 101 Dalmatians, the villain was one of the most epic movie characters - Cruella de Vil. Here are some of our favorite Disney villain dog names;

  • Frollo
  • Gothel
  • Ratcliffe
  • Medusa
  • Scar
  • Shere Khan
  • Cruella De Vil
  • Ursula
  • Jafar
  • Ratigan
  • Maleficent
  • Yzma
  • Kaa
  • Captain Hook
  • Gaston
  • Edgar
  • Stromboli
  • Hades

Faithful Disney sidekicks

No story would be epic without friends to share it with. Disney movies are meant for families and friends, and our beloved main characters would not get too far if they hadn’t had sidekicks ready to follow them through thick and thin. Check out these fantastic sidekick Disney dog names;

  • Meeko
  • Olaf
  • Jaq
  • Gus
  • Thumper
  • Mushu
  • Bagheera
  • Pascal
  • Flounder
  • Abu
  • Phil
  • Kronk
  • Genie
  • Sebastian
  • Pacha
  • Timon
  • Flit
  • Sven
  • Pegasus
  • Dory
  • Pumbaa
  • Maximus
  • Baloo
  • Jiminy

Disney dog movies

Disney movies are full of animal protagonists, and why not choose a name from an actual dog character in Disney movies? Dogs were featured in Disney movies since their beginnings, and there were many legendary characters we love to this day. Check out the names of some of these actual dogs from Disney movies;

  • Copper
  • Max
  • Percy
  • Freckles
  • Pluto
  • Bolt
  • Rolly
  • Napoleon
  • Tramp
  • Stella
  • Goofy
  • Bruno
  • Lucky
  • Nana
  • Penny
  • Toby
  • Perdita
  • Lafayette
  • Chief
  • Patch
  • Lady
  • Pongo

In conclusion

Choosing a dog name is no small task. Keep in mind some of the “rules” of naming a dog, and we are sure you will pick the best possible one for your new dog. Hopefully, some of these unforgettable Disney characters could inspire you to give your dog an amazing Disney dog name.

World Dog Finder team

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