100+ Video Game Inspired Dog Names: Ideas for Inventive & Playful Dogs

Although they don’t always have the best rep, video games can teach us things like the difference between right and wrong, how to create and carry out a strategic plan of action, forward-thinking and off the cuff decision making. They can transport us to another world and be our temporary fun escapes. So we understand why you’d opt for a video game-inspired dog name. 

We can pull some of the coolest and unique pet names from video games. Our gaming consoles, phones, or computers host our favorites like Call of Duty, Fortnite, Candy Crush, Super Mario – the list could go on and on. We have narrowed down the top-rated names inspired by our favorite characters, consoles, games, and more!

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Female Video Game Dog Names

  • Chell
  • Lara Croft
  • Rayne
  • Chun-Li
  • Evie Fyre
  • Cortana
  • Jade
  • Kasumi
  • Aloy
  • Yuna 
  • Saber
  • Midna
  • Samus Aran
  • Xena 
  • Kameo
  • Peach
  • Shantae
  • Hinako
  • Sophitia 
  • Daisy
  • Kitana

Male Video Game Dog Names 

  • Goomba
  • Baraka 
  • Sly
  • Zelda
  • Doomfist
  • Yoshi
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Falco
  • Pac Man
  • Shirou
  • Kratos
  • Brock 
  • Mega Man
  • Donkey Kong 
  • Link
  • Arbiter
  • Mario
  • Genji
  • Fulgore
  • Goro
  • Ermac
  • Dr. Bosconovich
  • Corvo
  • Luigi
  • Akuma
  • Fawful
  • Gouken
  • Ezio
  • Billy Blaze 
  • Soma
  • Dudley
  • Dante
  • Clank 
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Dog Characters from Video Games

If you’re on the hunt for a name that hints at the gaming world but is still relative to your pup, this is the list for you. We’ve gathered a list of dog, or pooch like characters from the most popular 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 the Rappa 

Villian Video Game Dog Names

For the mischievous pup in your life, maybe a humorous reference to the villain in your favorite video game would be a cool and fun dog name. We have listed the most notable evil characters with sweet names for you to consider:

  • Bowser (Super Mario Brothers)
  • Glados (Portal)
  • Arthas (World of Warcraft)
  • Ganon (Legend of Zelda)
  • Dracula (Castlevania)
  • M. Bison (Street Fighter 6)
  • Tom Nook (Animal Crossing)
  • Handsome Jack (Borderland II)
  • Ghost (PacMan)
  • Dr. Robotnik (Sonic the Hedgehog) 
  • Joker (Batman)
  • Rodrigo Borgia (Assassins Creed II) 
  • Dr. Wily (Mega Man)
  • Shodan (System Shock 2)
  • Illusive Man (Massive Effect)
  • Kefka (Final Fantasy 6)
  • Moon (Zeldas: Majorca’s Mask)
  • Shao Khan (Mortal Kombat)
  • Alma (F.E.A.R.)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
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Unique Video Game Dog Names

Now some of these may be a bit strange, but we believe any pup would be the talk of the dog park with name as unique as one of these gaming notions below.

  • Nintendo
  • Sony
  • Lag
  • Xbox
  • Vivendi
  • Mojang 
  • Noob
  • Oddessy
  • Greifer
  • Atari
  • Hacks
  • Tencent
  • Ping
  • Glitch
  • Mod
  • Logitech
  • Namao
  • VOIP
  • Hasbro 
  • Aggro
  • Wii 
  • Controller
  • Boss 
  • Genesis
  • Ubisoft
  • Noun
  • N64
  • Zeebo
  • Microsoft
  • Fairchild
  • Loot
  • Magnavox
  • GungHo
  • Mod
  • Sega

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Finding the Right Video Game Inspired Name for Your Dog

Deciding on a name as unique as your new pup might leave you feeling a bit gamed out, but we hope that our list of 100+ video game-inspired names has left you feeling hopeful. Whether you were influenced by your favorite character, console, or gaming term, we are sure we have great suggestions for every dog. 

If not, we have linked a few other dog name posts and hope with one of them, you’ll have better luck. 


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