184 Magical Disney-Inspired Names for Your Dog

Find the best doggone name for your furry sidekick with these Disney dog names

In need of a snappy moniker for your new pooches? If the only thing you love more than your dogs is Disney, pay homage to your favorite Disney characters by giving your pups Disney dog names. With a huge archive of beloved characters, Disney movies offer endless inspiration and will help you pinpoint the best names among the hundreds of pet names out there. After all, the mouse and his minions take naming seriously, giving us favorites like Nemo, Simba and Stitch—all fantastic dog names!

Whether you’re looking for girl dog names or boy dog names, princesses or villains, we’ve left no castle or forest unexplored—and no swamp unexamined. We’ve even looked under the sea and beyond the stars to find the perfect Disney dog names for your pooches. Raise a paw when you find the right one.

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Classic Disney dog names

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From Mickey to the gang at Pooh Corner, these names hold a special place in the hearts of all Disney fans. We especially love Daisy—a nod to Donald Duck’s famous girlfriend—which was one of the most popular puppy names last year.

  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Oswald
  • Daisy
  • Clarabelle
  • Goofy
  • Figaro (Pinocchio)
  • Winnie (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Piglet (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Tigger (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Roo (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Owl (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Huey (DuckTales)
  • Dewey (DuckTales)
  • Louie (DuckTales)

Disney dog names inspired by queens and princesses

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If your pup was born with a silver spoon in its mouth, it’ll take to one of these Disney dog names immediately. Don’t let that royal blood fool you, though—these princesses have held their own during some seriously tough circumstances. Disney princesses are known for their kindness, especially to animals, so these names would be perfect for dogs that are good with cats.

  • Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Snow (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Jasmine (Aladdin)
  • Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Merida (Brave)
  • Rapunzel (Tangled)
  • Cinderella (Cinderella)
  • Elsa (Frozen)
  • Anna (Frozen)
  • Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Kiara (The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride)
  • Nala (The Lion King)
  • Ariel (The Little Mermaid)

Disney dog names inspired by kings and princes

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Whether they’re protective fathers or determined love interests, these kings and princes make for fantastic Disney dog names. We think these royal names would suit loyal dog breeds perfectly.

  • Triton (The Little Mermaid)
  • Fergus (Brave)
  • Eric (The Little Mermaid)
  • Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Charming (Cinderella)
  • Naveen (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Mufasa (The Lion King)
  • Simba (The Lion King)
  • Florian (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • King Candy (Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Flynn (Tangled)

Movie star Disney dog names

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In a league of their own, these characters have enough personality to headline feature films that drew massive audiences. You already know your dog is a star, so you need a name that fits! But if your pup is more comedy lead than dramatic hero, maybe go with one of these funny dog names instead.

  • Raya (Raya and the Last Dragon)
  • Pinocchio (Pinocchio)
  • Mowgli (The Jungle Book)
  • Moana (Moana)
  • Robin (Robin Hood)
  • Sully (Monsters, Inc.)
  • Nemo (Finding Nemo)
  • Dory (Finding Dory)
  • Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Lilo (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Wall-E (Wall-E)
  • Baymax (Big Hero 6)
  • Hiro (Big Hero 6)
  • Hercules (Hercules)
  • Tarzan (Tarzan)
  • Lightning (Cars)
  • Arlo (The Good Dinosaur)

Disney dog names inspired by sidekicks

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Our favorite heroes (and villains!) would be nothing without these special members of their crew. Your pooch is the best sidekick you’ll ever have, so why not name it after one of the most supportive Disney characters? Sidekicks bring the humor too, so if your furry friend is the sort of goofball to end up in funny dog photos, you’ll find the perfect name on this list.

  • Vanellope (Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Olaf (Frozen)
  • Baloo (The Jungle Book)
  • Sebastian (The Little Mermaid)
  • Happy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Doc (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Cogsworth (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Geppetto (Pinocchio)
  • Honey Lemon (Big Hero 6)
  • Zazu (The Lion King)
  • Mushu (Mulan)
  • Crush (Finding Nemo)
  • Ramone (Cars)
  • Kronk (The Emperor’s New Groove)
  • Sven (Frozen)
  • Spot (The Good Dinosaur)
  • Iago (Aladdin)
  • Timon (The Lion King)
  • Pumbaa (The Lion King)
  • Timothy Q. Mouse (Dumbo)

Magical Disney dog names

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Whether it’s a pinch of pixie dust or an entire book of sorcery, these folks are dishing up some seriously helpful (well, usually) magic. Give your furry friends one of these names to remind you of the magic they bring to your life. (Psst! These are also great boy cat and girl cat names.)

  • Maui (Moana)
  • Merlin (The Sword in the Stone)
  • Madam Mim (The Sword in the Stone)
  • Flora (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Fauna (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Winifred (Hocus Pocus)
  • Tinker Bell (Peter Pan)
  • Genie (Aladdin)
  • Rafiki (The Lion King)
  • Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
  • Barley (Onward)
  • Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)

Disney dog names inspired by animals

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Sometimes lovable, sometimes cantankerous and always hilarious, these animated animals range from rabbits to horses and everything in between. (You’re going to want to browse this list if you’re hunting for bunny names and bird names too!)

  • Thumper (Bambi)
  • Maximus (Tangled)
  • Archimedes (The Sword in the Stone)
  • Meeko (Pocahontas)
  • Flower (Bambi)
  • Bambi (Bambi)
  • Duchess (The Aristocats)
  • Roquefort (The Aristocats)
  • Bianca (The Rescuers)
  • Bernard (The Rescuers)
  • Basil (The Great Mouse Detective)
  • Flik (A Bug’s Life)
  • Hopper (A Bug’s Life)
  • Remy (Ratatouille)
  • Foxy Loxy (Chicken Little)
  • Kala (Tarzan)
  • Buck (The Good Dinosaur)
  • Django (Ratatouille)

Disney dog names inspired by dogs

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Yes, you can name your dog after a fictional dog—we cosign the decision. After all, you really can’t go wrong with Hooch for a big dog breed.

  • Pluto
  • Bolt (Bolt)
  • Dug (Up)
  • Lady (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Tramp (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Dodger (Oliver & Company)
  • Copper (The Fox and the Hound)
  • Pongo (One Hundred and One Dalmatians)
  • Perdita (One Hundred and One Dalmatians)
  • Oliver (Oliver & Company)
  • Freckles (One Hundred and One Dalmatians)
  • Hooch (Turner & Hooch)
  • Chance (Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey)
  • Slinky Dog (Toy Story)
  • Max (The Little Mermaid)
  • Nana (Peter Pan)
  • Bruno (Cinderella)

Marvel-meets-Disney dog names

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Fido may be a classic dog name worthy of funny dog memes, but it’s not what you’d call a super name. With Marvel a major player in the world of Disney, you simply can’t overlook these strong superhero names—they’re perfect for guard dogs.

  • Loki (Loki)
  • Nick Fury (Avengers)
  • Captain (Captain America)
  • Thor (Thor)
  • Valkyrie (Thor: Ragnarok)
  • Hulk (The Incredible Hulk)
  • Falcon (Falcon and the Winter Soldier)
  • Bucky (Falcon and the Winter Soldier)
  • Shuri (Black Panther)
  • Marvel (Captain Marvel)
  • T’Challa (Black Panther)
  • Vision (WandaVision)
  • Star-Lord (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Rocket (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Disney dog names inspired by villains

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If your pup has a sneaky side (or is a bit overdramatic), a name shared by a Disney villain may not be too off the mark. As long as your pooch keeps its crimes limited to begging for food and taking up too much room on the couch, you probably have nothing to worry about.

  • Jafar (Aladdin)
  • Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Scar (The Lion King)
  • Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Captain Hook (Peter Pan)
  • Hades (Hercules)
  • Thanos (Avengers)
  • Mysterio (Spider-Man: Far from Home)
  • Oogie Boogie (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Yzma (The Emperor’s New Groove)
  • Cruella (One Hundred and One Dalmatians)

Disney dog names inspired by unlikely heroes

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These sweet characters deserve their own category, and their names are worthy of any courageous canine. Might we recommend Herbie (as in the Love Bug) for an affectionate dog breed?

  • Woody (Toy Story)
  • Buzz (Toy Story)
  • 22 (Soul)
  • Herbie (The Love Bug)
  • Violet (The Incredibles)
  • Dash (The Incredibles)
  • Jack-Jack (The Incredibles)
  • Dusty (Planes)
  • Arthur (The Sword in the Stone)
  • Carl (Up)

Disney dog names inspired by Star Wars

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Do your pups sometimes seem like they’re from a galaxy far, far away? It sounds like they need Disney dog names from the Star Wars franchise. Even better, give one of these names to a lazy dog, and you’ll have the perfect cuddle buddy to watch all the movies with.

  • Skywalker
  • Han
  • Leia
  • Wookie
  • Jedi
  • Yoda
  • R2-D2
  • Kenobi
  • Darth
  • Lando (The Empire Strikes Back)
  • Admiral Ackbar (Return of the Jedi)
  • Poe (The Force Awakens)
  • Kylo (The Force Awakens)
  • Jar Jar (The Phantom Menace)
  • Grogu (The Mandalorian)
  • Finn (The Force Awakens)
  • BB-8 (The Force Awakens)
  • Cassian (Rogue One)
  • Rey (The Force Awakens)
  • Mando (The Mandalorian)

Additional reporting by Kelly Bryant.

Chloë Nannestad
Chloë Nannestad is a lifestyle writer covering crafts, holidays, beauty and amazing products for RD.com. When she's not scouring the internet or reading product reviews, she's planning her next backpacking trip and thinking about getting a dog.