100+ Pop Culture Dog Names: Ideas for Trendy & Cool Dogs

In a world where everyone is constantly tuned in – watching the latest movie release, listening in on the hottest new music, keeping current in their socials, and following the most prominent and famous people in the world, it’s no wonder we are smitten with Pop Culture. For a ton of us, Pop Culture influences what we do and how we do it – and keeping up with the Kar … culture has become one of the main sources of entertainment in our lives (aside from the eminent and overwhelming sense of joy and pure bliss we get from our pups, obviously!) So it would only be natural that such an influential topic would be a SUPERB idea for finding a name for your new fluffy ball.

Of course, there are many aspects of this concept, but not to worry! No matter your PC poison, we most certainly have included it in our list Pop Culture inspired dog names. Covering the basics of music, movies, and sports – all the way to socials and fashion! Best believe the name you have been searching for is among this list – grab your popcorn as we take you on a pop culture journey!

Our female and male suggestions are all current and cool pups. If you are looking to keep it canine – one of these will be for you!

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Female Pop Culture Dog Names

  • Marnie | Instagram | Shih Tzu 
  • Daisy | Movie – John Wick 
  • Mishka | Youtube | Husky 
  • Maru | Instagram | Shiba Inu 
  • Lady | Movie – Lady and the Tramp 
  • Akamaru | Anime – Naruto 
  • Everest | Television – Paw Patrol 
  • Blue | Television – Blues Clues 
  • Gidget | Movie – Secret Life of Pets 
  • Maddie | Instagram | Coonhound 
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Male Pop Culture Dog Names 

  • Boo | Facebook | Pomeranian 
  • Scooby | Movie Scooby Do 
  • Bob | Movie – The One and Only Ivan 
  • Tuna | Instagram | Chiweenie 
  • Doug | Instagram | Pug
  • Buck | Movie – Call of the Wild 
  • Brian Griffon | Television – Family Guy 
  • Norbert | Star of Children’s Book & Instagram 
  • Bolt | Movie | Bolt 
  • Corgnelious | Instagram | Corgi 
  • Mani | Instagram | French Bulldog 

Music Inspired Pop Culture Dog Names

Music has a way of affecting people – speaks to hearts, gives them inspiration, uplifts us, breaks us down, and can be one of the most creative outlets one may have! Many of these traits can be found in our pets and just as Fido, music may be the key to the next viral video!

  • Bruno 
  • Cardi 
  • Gaga
  • Grande 
  • Bebe
  • Demi 
  • Dua 
  • Maren
  • Bear 
  • Adele 
  • Lizzo 
  • Eilish 
  • Cyrus 
  • Bazzi 
  • Jepsen 
  • Deirks 
  • Kane 
  • Zayn
  • Jonas 
  • Malone 
  • Mendez 
  • Mars 
  • Swift 
  • Sia 
  • Gomez 
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Movie Inspired Pop Culture Dog Names

Kudos to those classics and hello to the always fresh new titles – movies are an excellent but temporary escape from the real world. The characters, storylines, and ability to shut the brain down for a moment are pretty special and can be one of the simplest forms of entertainment – similar to that of our brand new furballs! 

  • Yoda 
  • Ferris 
  • Baxter 
  • Woody
  • Forrest 
  • Loki
  • Kylo
  • Minion
  • Buzz
  • Hobbs
  • Wick
  • Katniss 
  • Hannibal 
  • McLovin
  • Batman 
  • Jigsaw
  • Marvel
  • Groot
  • Neo 
  • Gollum
  • Frodo
  • Atomoic
  • Flint 
  • Bond 
  • Truman 
  • Hermoine
  • Noah 
  • Dory
  • Dogma 
  • Vadar
  • Juno 
  • Naveen 

Television Inspired Pop Culture Dog Names

Reality to sitcom, newsroom to Netflix – we truly cannot get enough of these shows! Binging a new show with your puppy might just be the next item on your checklist once you’ve found their name. 

  • Britta | Community 
  • Greta | Days of Our Lives 
  • Archie | Riverdale 
  • Marnie | Girls 
  • Parker | Desperate Housewives 
  • Milo | Gossip Girl 
  • Dash | Kardashians 
  • Cosmo | Seinfeld 
  • Cooper | Mad Men 
  • Lucille | Arrested Development 
  • Finn | Glee 
  • Arya | Game of Thrones 
  • Dwight | The Office 
  • Conrad | The Hills 
  • Bradshaw | Sex and the City 
  • Chandler | FRIENDS 
  • Elliot | Law & Order
  • Dexter | Dexter 
  • Grey | Greys Anatomy 
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Sports Pop Culture Dog Names

Although we haven’t been able to watch many of our favorite athletes in action, doesn’t mean they haven’t been in the game! Sports fanatics will agree that these people have continued to keep a 

  • LeBron 
  • Woods 
  • Ronaldo 
  • Serena 
  • Novak 
  • Messi 
  • Brady 
  • Neymar 
  • Beckham 
  • Santos 
  • Gareth 

Nerdy Pop Culture Dog Names

The smartest names in the world have been making money moves – see the founder of Amazon and Telsa! A bright and innovative name is a pretty cool idea for a new pup! These next are a few of our favorites:

  • Bezo
  • Elon 
  • Merkel 
  • Jinping 
  • Trump
  • Putin 
  • Gates 
  • Modi 
  • Musk 
  • Zucker 
  • Obama
  • Shinzo 
  • Trudeau 
  • Pence 
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Fashion Pop Culture Dog Names

Seems having the right outfit can be the mood changer of the century. The only thing that could send this over the top – a matching outfit for your new dog! A daily photo of your perfectly paired OOTF would be sheer magic!

  • Chanel 
  • Dolce 
  • Dior 
  • Gabbana 
  • Yves 
  • Laurent 
  • Yeezy 
  • Donatella 
  • Gucci 
  • Vera 
  • Stella 
  • Vuitton 
  • Hermes 
  • Louie V 
  • Manolo 

Book Inspired Pop Culture Dog Names

Old fashioned hardcovers may be a thing of the past, but best believe books are far from over. Audiobooks have taken the world by storm – you might even get a good listen in with your new pup! Here are a few pup names pulled from the most current book pages, titles, and authors:

  • Turner 
  • Gospel 
  • Atticus 
  • Noble 
  • Rodham 
  • Vivek 
  • Jemisin 
  • Poe
  • Cohen 
  • Mandel 
  • Fairest 
  • Drifts
  • Hornby 
  • Meiko 
  • Barnes 
  • Winnie 
  • Bella 
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Pop Culture Dog Names Inspired by Socials 

Likely one of the first things we check when waking up and the last thing we take a look at before bed – social media sites, otherwise, and more chicly, known as Socials. Not only do we get a sneak peek into the lives of our favorite people, but we also get to follow our fellow pup lover’s as they post their pets. These accounts have become incredibly popular for apparent reasons. Here are our top suggestions inspired by social media!

  • Insta 
  • Badoo 
  • Tagged
  • Flix 
  • Wane
  • Tic 
  • Boomerang 
  • Snap 
  • Tout
  • Taringa 
  • Skype 
  • Zoom 
  • Flickr
  • Vine 
  • Quora 
  • Twitt 
  • Tok
  • Reddit 
  • Gram 
  • Viber 
  • Buffer 
  • Pint 
  • Tumble 
  • Baidu 
  • LinkedIn

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Finding the Right Pop Culture Name for Your Dog

Adopting a dog, in all aspects, should be fun and exciting! Finding that perfect name for your pup is no exception. Although knowing where to start might be a bit overwhelming, we hope that you were encouraged by our Pop Culture inspired list of dog names and came out with a winning match! With current and influential suggestions taken from music, movies, television, sports and so much more, we are certain that there is a name for every type of dog. 

If this set of names wasn’t quite right for your dog, you might find a few great ideas among one of our other dog name posts linked below: 


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