Pet Submitted Names

These names are most commonly given to pets: dogs, cats, etc.
gender
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aethenoth m Folklore, Pet
Likely a variant or corruption of Æthelnoð. This was the name of the horse of Lady Godiva who rode down the streets of Coventry, England in the nude.
Baudrons m & f Pet
Meaning unknown. According to Wikipedia, this name is a Scottish cat name that is equivalent to the affectionate term puss in English.
Bingo m & f Popular Culture, Pet
From an alternative form of bing, suggesting a ringing sound. As an exclamation of surprise or sudden realization, bingo! is attested from 1923.
Bolt m Popular Culture, Pet
An animated dog being the title hero in the movie 'Bolt' (2008). The name comes from a lightning bolt mark on his side.
Bucephalus m Pet, Ancient Greek, Literature
Means "ox-head" in Ancient Greek. From the Ancient Greek βούς (bous) 'ox' and κεφαλή (kephalē) 'head'. ... [more]
Buckbeak m Literature, Pet
From the name of a fictional creature (hippogriff) that is featured on the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Câlin m Pet
From French "câlin" meaning "hug".
Cocoa f American (Rare), Pet
Very rare name which is either a variant of Coco or from the English word cocoa for the cocoa bean.... [more]
Djali m Literature, Pet
Possibly a variant transcription of Arabic خالي (jali) meaning "free" (general not only related with freedom).... [more]
Ferox m Ancient Roman, Pet
Roman cognomen which was derived from the Latin adjective ferox meaning "wild, bold, ferocious." In his work De re rustica, the 1st-century Roman writer Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella recommends this as a good name for dogs.
Fluffy m Pet, Literature
In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Fluffy was the monstrous guard dog.
Gromit m Popular Culture, Pet
The name of the sidekick to the protagonist in the 'Wallace and Gromit' film series
Gvendólína f Pet
Icelandic form of Gwendoline. This is used as a name for horses.
Harambe m Popular Culture, Pet
The name of a western lowland gorilla that was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016. He was named for Rita Marley's song "Harambe" (1988), which was taken from Swahili harambee meaning "communal labour" or "pull together".
Issa f Pet
During the 1st century, the Roman poet Martial addressed an epigram (or poem) to a lap dog named Issa owned by his friend Publius. The dog's name means "lady, mistress of the house" in Latin, a vulgar, assimilated form of the pronoun ipsa which often had a colloquial sense of "lady, mistress".
Laika f Popular Culture, Pet
Means "barker" in Russian. This was the name of a Soviet dog who became one of the first animals to go to space.
Malkin f Medieval English, Pet
Medieval diminutive of Mary (via its diminutive Malle) or Matilda (via its medieval English form Mald or Malde; also see Maud)... [more]
Maruko f & m Japanese, Pet
From 丸子 (maruko) the Japanese word for round goldfish from comes from combining 丸 (maru) meaning "round" with 子 (ko) meaning "child".
Meeko m & f Popular Culture, Pet
This is the name of Pocahontas’ pet raccoon in the Disney movie.
Mocha m & f Pet
This meaning of this name is Chocolate-coffee flavored because the coffee flavor "Mocha" originated in Yemen. There's also a town in Yemen called Mocha.
Mozzy f & m Pet (Rare)
Variant of Mozzie.
Muezza f Arabic, Pet
Means "to care about others, one who comforts". The name of the prophet Muhammad's favourite cat.
Ocha m & f Pet
From Japanese ocha, a type of Japanese green tea.
Patches f & m English (Rare), Pet
From the English word patches, which is a plural noun of patch.
Pongo m Popular Culture, Pet
The name of a character (a dog) in Disney's 101 Dalmatians.
Pyewacket m & f Literature, Popular Culture, Pet
An imp in form of a dog reported by Mathew Hopkins in his 1647 pamphlet "The Discovery of Witches". Also the cat familiar of the witch in the 1958 movie Bell, Book and Candle.
Rocinante m Pet, Literature
Means "nag; old horse" in Spanish. This is the name of Don Quixote's horse.
Sharik m Russian, Pet
Means "small ball" in Russian. It is a common dog name but is used for humans too.
Sigurörn m Icelandic (Modern, Rare), Pet
Derived from Old Norse sigr "victory" and ǫrn "eagle". This was the name given to a white-tailed eagle that was rescued from drowning by a 12-year-old girl in Kirkjufellslón lagoon in Iceland in 2006 (the eagle was found to have damaged tail feathers, was rehabilitated and returned to the wild); the incident received some media coverage in Iceland.
Smudge m & f Pet
A cat name that is derived from the English word smudge meaning "blemish, smear" in reference to its appearance.
Snickers m & f Pet
Possibly derived from the English words snickers, the plural form of snicker meaning "stifled, broken laugh".
Snowbell m Pet, Literature
From the English word snowbell referring to a flowering plant, a combination of Snow and Bell. The American author E. B. White used this name for a male Persian cat in his children's novel Stuart Little (1945).
Socks m & f Pet
Derived from the English word socks, which is the plural form of the word sock. According to Wiktionary, this name is usually given to a cat that is mainly black but has white paws.... [more]
Solembum m Literature, Pet
"A wise person who listens well. Sometimes mysterious." Found in the INHERITANCE CYCLE- a were-cat (cat that can change into human) has the name
Sparky m American, Pet
Nickname, though not a diminutive. Often a given name for pets.
Spot f & m English, Pet
A very common name for dogs and cats alike, perhaps most notably Data's cat(s) from the TV show Star Trek: The New Generation.
Tibbles m & f Pet
Middle English form of the given name Theobald. According to Wikipedia, it is used in reference to the character of Tybalt or Tibert in the Reynard the Fox folk tale cycle.
Tiddles m & f Pet
Meaning unknown. This name is commonly given to cats.
Tigrou m Pet
From French tigre meaning "tiger".
Tinku f Pet
Japanese pet name. Borrowed from English tink or twink.
Whiskers m & f Pet
Derived from the English word whiskers, which is the plural form of the word whisker (referring to the hair growing in a cat's snout). The name is usually given to cats with long whiskers.
Winn-Dixie m Literature, Pet
The name of a dog in the children's novel Because of Winn-Dixie (2000) by Kate DiCamillo, as well as the 2005 movie adaptation. In the story, which is set in Florida, the dog is named after the Winn-Dixie chain of supermarkets.