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Are you a new pet parent who is a devotee of both dogs and Disney? Why not turn to The House of Mouse to find a name for the new fur baby in your home? We’ve fetched Disney dog names from everything from dog characters to Disney princesses and villains. With a little Disney magic, you just might find the perfect name for your new puppy!

Names Inspired by Disney Dog Characters


A mixed breed rescue dog named Higgins– starred in the original 1974 movie Benji and also portrayed the pup in the sitcom Petticoat Junction, which aired from 1963 to 1970!


In 2019 Disney acquired the international broadcasting rights to the popular Australian animated series Bluey, about the adventures of a Blue Heeler and her family, which includes her Red Heeler sister Bingo, her father Bandit and mother Chilli.


The Yorkshire Terrier who starred as Sharpay’s canine sidekick in the Disney TV movie High School Musical 2 was actually the fur baby of the show’s director and choreographer, Kenny Ortega.


John Travolta provided the voice of a canine pseudo-superhero who truly saves the day when he fears that his favorite human is in trouble.


The Bloodhound who became a footman so Cinderella could go to the ball in the classic 1950 Disney film.

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Buster the Dachshund was Andy’s playmate with paws in Disney Pixar’s Toy Story.


Lillybrad’s Sammy’s Shadow (or simply Sam) was the Old English Sheepdog who starred in the title role of The Shaggy Dog.

Fun fact: Did you know that Disney fans can see the late canine actor’s paw prints on display in the courtyard of the Burbank Animal Shelter alongside fellow famous tail-wagging thespians Benji and Lassie?


The pampered Chihuahua (with the voice of Drew Barrymore) who was rescued from dognappers by a Chihuahua who steals her heart in Beverly Hills Chihuahua. {More Chihuahua dog names!}


The stout-hearted Old English Sheepdog who helps to save puppies from the clutches of Cruella deVil in One Hundred and One Dalmatians.


This animated hunting dog became pals with his prey in Disney’s The Fox and The Hound.


The dastardly Doberman from the Disney animated movie Oliver and Company.

Doctor Doppler

In the lesser-known Disney flick Treasure Planet, actor David Hyde Pierce provided the voice of Dr. Delbert Doppler, a hybrid of a human and a dog.


Dog lovers who also love the works of Charles Dickens might want to consider the name of the Jack Russell Terrier in Oliver & Company, whose moniker was inspired by the Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist.


A Brussels Griffon dubbed Paisley portrayed the furry friend of Cruella De Vil’s son Carlos in the trilogy of Descendents TV movies.


The Golden Retriever whose collar lets him converse in the uplifting Disney Pixar flick Up.


A Yorkshire terrier-turned footstool in the live-action remake of Beauty and The Beast.


Did you know that Jimmy Macdonald, the voice over artist who helped to bring the iconic canine to life, also spoke for such Disney characters as Mickey Mouse and Chip of Chip and Dale?


A bevy of Dogues de Bordeaux have stepped into the role of a canine crime fighter in Turner & Hooch, a Disney+ TV series inspired by the 1989 movie of the same name. Arnie, Cyd, Hammer, Mya and Odie collectively star as actor Josh peck’s slobbering sidekick.


The Scottish Terrier with a heart of a hero in Lady and the Tramp.


The uptown Cocker Spaniel who falls for a stray in Lady and The Tramp. Pet parents who name their dog after the character might want to give their new canine companion the nickname “Pidge” (short for Pidgeon), just as The Tramp did in the 1955 Disney classic. One of the most popular Disney dog names for girl dogs.


An Old English Sheepdog, Max is the faithful pal of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid.


The Darling children’s canine caretaker in Peter Pan, Nana (which means “grace” in Hebrew, “Lady” in Swahili and “spring” in Japanese) is a Saint Bernard in the Disney film, just like the Saint Bernard named Porthos who was J.M.Barrie’s pal with paws at the time he penned the tale about the boy who refused to grow up.


The spotless Spot in One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Old Yeller

Tugging at the heartstrings of generations of dog lovers, a Black Mouth Cur named Spike portrayed the faithful four-legged friend of the Coates family in the 1957 Disney depiction of author Fred Gipson’s tale.

Bibliophiles can learn more about the Newberry Award-winning author who brought Old Yeller to life by visiting in his home town of Mason, Texas, where a statue of Travis and his tail-wagging chum stands outside of the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library.


Making the leap from shelter to stardom, a pup named Ruscoe portrayed a Rover with a romantic heart in the box office hit Beverly Hills Chihuahua.


Named for a distinctive dark spot of fur encircling one eye, Patch was one of Pongo and Perdita’s pack of puppies in One Hundred and One Dalmatians.


Crooner Peggy Lee provided the voice of the Pekingese who wound up in a pound in the Disney classic Lady and the Tramp.


The animated Pug in Pocahontas was named after colonist George Percy.


The beloved four-legged family member of the Darling household and mother of 15 puppies in One Hundred and One Dalmatians.


Cricket’s canine companion in the Disney Channel animated series Big City Greens.


Did you know that this iconic cartoon dog was originally to be called Rover?


The patriarch of a four-legged family that included a passel of 15 puppies in 101 Dalmatians, Pongo is a clever and protective Dalmatian dogwho goes on a daring rescue mission to save his puppies from Cruella de Vil.


If you are looking for a science-themed name for Spot, how about the name of the family dog in the Disney hit Honey, I Shrunk the Kids? In Honey I Shrunk The Kids:The TV Show Quark was portrayed by a Border Terrier named Rusty.


A name meaning “pearl,” Rita was a Saluki in the Charles Dickens-themed Disney film Oliver & Company.

Savage Sam

Carrying on the legacy of his Pop Old Yeller, a Bluetick Coonhound pup starred in Savage Sam, the 1962 Disney adaptation of Fred Gipson’s novel.


Sid’s sneaky sidekick who helped his human boy destroy playthings in the Disney Pixar flick Toy Story.


The expandable Dachshund from the Toy Story franchise. Here’s a fun fact: fans of the movie can ride the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!


A classic canine moniker, Spot was the name that British author Eric Hill gave to his creation, a small yellow dog who appears in 47 children’s books. The dog leapt from the page to the small screen in Disney’s short film series The Adventures of Spot.


A Fido-turned-footstool in the animated version of Beauty and the Beast.


A star of the Disney Channel series Dog with a Blog, the Golden Retriever/Husky/Australian Shepherd who was rescued from the South Los Angeles animal shelter often acted as a champion of the underdog, and even filmed a PSA for the Shelter Pet Project to promote pet adoption.


A Basset Hound who called 221B Baker Street home, Toby was a mystery-solving dog in the 1986 Disney flick The Great Mouse Detective.


Many dog devotees know of the true tale of Balto, who heroically delivered diphtheria serum to the people of Nome, Alaska back in 1925, but the tale of Togo, another brave sled dog who endured hardships on the same journey, was finally told told in this 2019 Disney flick.


One of the pound dogs who befriends Lady in the 1955 Disney version of Lady and The Tramp.


The four-pawed protagonist of Lady and the Tramp is thought to be a Schnauzer mix in the 1955 animated feature. The 2019 Disney’s TV version of the beloved tale included a two-year-old rescue named Monte in the role of the lovable canine rascal.


Even though he was a Bloodhound who had lost his olfactory abilities, Trusty– who once helped to track down criminals– was still able to help his friends in Lady and The Tramp.


Ravi’s Asian Water Monitor Lizard named Mrs. Kipling wasn’t the only four-legged star on the hit Disney series Jessie. Named after a Greek god, the pampered Chihuahua mix Zeus was the canine companion of Mrs. Chesterfield.

Names Inspired by Female Disney Characters

Alice – Alice is a curious and imaginative girl who ventures into Wonderland in the classic film “Alice in Wonderland.”

Anna – Anna is the optimistic and determined princess from “Frozen” who embarks on a journey to find her sister and save their kingdom.

Aurora – Aurora, also known as Sleeping Beauty, is a graceful and gentle princess who falls into a deep slumber and is awakened by true love’s kiss.

Belle – Belle is a kind and intelligent princess from “Beauty and the Beast” who loves to read and has a strong sense of adventure.

Cinderella – Cinderella is a kind and resilient princess who overcomes adversity with the help of her Fairy Godmother and finds her happily ever after.

Dory Dory is a friendly and forgetful fish from “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory” who embarks on unforgettable adventures.

Elsa – Elsa is the Snow Queen from “Frozen” with the power to create ice and snow. She is strong, independent, and learns to embrace her true self.

Esmeralda – Esmeralda is a compassionate and free-spirited Romani woman from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” who fights for justice and equality.

Jasmine – Princess Jasmine from “Aladdin” is courageous and independent, with a strong-willed personality and a thirst for adventure.

Jessie – Jessie is a spunky and enthusiastic cowgirl from the “Toy Story” franchise, known for her bravery and loyalty to her friends. {More cowgirl and cowboy dog names!}

Kida – Kida Nedakh is a warrior princess from the film “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” who is fiercely protective of her people and their lost civilization.

Merida – Merida is a feisty and skilled archer from “Brave” who defies tradition and fights for her own destiny.

Moana – Moana is a brave and determined Polynesian princess who sets sail on a daring journey to save her people in the film “Moana.”

Mulan – Mulan is a courageous and resourceful warrior who disguises herself as a man to take her father’s place in the Chinese army in “Mulan.”

Nala – Nala is Simba’s childhood friend and later love interest in “The Lion King.” She is brave, loyal, and fiercely protective of her pride.

Pocahontas – Pocahontas is a Native American princess known for her connection with nature, wisdom, and her courageous spirit.

Rapunzel – Rapunzel, from “Tangled,” is a spirited and curious princess with long magical hair, who dreams of exploring the world beyond her tower.

Snow White – Snow White is a kind and gentle princess who befriends woodland creatures and finds love’s true kiss in “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

Tiana – Tiana is a hardworking and ambitious waitress who becomes a princess in “The Princess and the Frog” through determination and love.

Vanellope – Vanellope von Schweetz is a spunky and mischievous character from “Wreck-It Ralph” with a love for racing and a brave heart.

Violet – Violet Parr is a shy and introverted superhero from “The Incredibles” who possesses the power of invisibility and force fields.

Wendy – Wendy Darling is a caring and imaginative girl from “Peter Pan” who embarks on magical adventures in Neverland.

Yzma – Yzma, from “The Emperor’s New Groove,” is a wicked and comically villainous character with a unique sense of style and a penchant for potions.

Zarina – Zarina is a spirited and curious fairy from “The Pirate Fairy” who embarks on a swashbuckling adventure with the infamous Captain Hook.

Names Inspired by Male Disney Characters

Aladdin – Aladdin is a kind-hearted and resourceful street rat from the film of the same name who embarks on magical adventures with his loyal genie.

Baloo – Baloo is a carefree and jovial bear from “The Jungle Book” known for his love of fun, dance, and singing.

Beast – The Beast, also known as Prince Adam, is the cursed protagonist of “Beauty and the Beast,” who learns the true meaning of love and compassion.

Buzz Lightyear – Buzz Lightyear is a brave and heroic space ranger from the “Toy Story” series, always ready to protect his friends and defeat evil.

Donald Duck – Donald Duck is an iconic and hot-tempered character known for his distinct voice, comedic antics, and being one of Mickey Mouse’s best friends.

Eric – Prince Eric is a kind and adventurous prince from “The Little Mermaid” who falls in love with the mermaid Ariel and helps her achieve her dreams.

Flynn Rider – Flynn Rider, also known as Eugene Fitzherbert, is a charismatic and roguish thief from “Tangled” who ultimately discovers the value of love and selflessness.

Genie – Genie is a larger-than-life, magical being from “Aladdin” who grants three wishes and brings joy and humor to the film with his endless charisma.

Hercules – Hercules is a brave and strong demigod from the film of the same name, known for his incredible strength and his journey to become a true hero.

Jack Sparrow – Captain Jack Sparrow is a witty and eccentric pirate from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, always in search of adventure and treasure. {More pirate dog names!}

Kristoff – Kristoff is a rugged and kind-hearted ice harvester from “Frozen” who becomes a loyal friend and love interest to Princess Anna.

Lightning McQueen – Lightning McQueen is a talented and ambitious race car from the “Cars” franchise, who learns the importance of friendship and humility.

Mufasa – Mufasa is the wise and noble lion king from “The Lion King” who imparts valuable life lessons to his son Simba and protects the Pride Lands.

Nemo – Nemo is a curious and adventurous clownfish from “Finding Nemo” who gets separated from his father and embarks on a thrilling journey.

Olaf – Olaf is a lovable and innocent snowman from “Frozen” who brings warmth and humor with his sunny personality and love for warm hugs.

Peter Pan – Peter Pan is a mischievous and adventurous boy who never grows up, taking children to the magical world of Neverland in “Peter Pan.”

Simba – Simba is a brave and wise lion who overcomes his past and embraces his destiny as the rightful king of the Pride Lands in “The Lion King.”

Stitch – Stitch, also known as Experiment 626, is a mischievous and lovable alien from “Lilo & Stitch” who learns about family and the power of love.

Woody – Woody is a loyal and courageous cowboy doll from the “Toy Story” series, who values friendship and leads his fellow toys with integrity.

Disney Villains

Captain Hook – Captain Hook is the notorious pirate antagonist from “Peter Pan” who seeks revenge on Peter Pan for cutting off his hand and feeding it to a crocodile.

Cruella de Vil – Cruella de Vil is the stylish and villainous character from “101 Dalmatians” who obsessively pursues the fur of Dalmatian puppies for her extravagant fashion desires.

Gaston – Gaston is the arrogant and self-centered antagonist from “Beauty and the Beast” who seeks to win Belle’s heart through any means necessary.

Hades – Hades is the witty and sarcastic god of the underworld from “Hercules” who plots to overthrow Zeus and rule Mount Olympus.

Jafar – Jafar is the power-hungry sorcerer from “Aladdin” who manipulates others in his quest to obtain the magical powers of a genie.

Maleficent – Maleficent is the iconic evil fairy from “Sleeping Beauty” who places a curse on Princess Aurora and transforms into a fearsome dragon.

Mother Gothel – Mother Gothel is the manipulative and selfish character from “Tangled” who kidnaps Rapunzel to exploit the healing powers of her magical hair.

Scar – Scar is the treacherous lion from “The Lion King” who orchestrates the murder of his brother Mufasa to seize control of the Pride Lands.

Shan Yu – Shan Yu is the ruthless leader of the Huns in “Mulan” who leads an invasion of China with the intention of dominating the empire.

Ursula – Ursula is the cunning and conniving sea witch from “The Little Mermaid” who bargains with Ariel, seeking to steal her voice and claim her soul.

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