Whether it’s a fur-ever grateful adoptee or a unique purebred, our furbabies mean the world to us. We try to give them names that reflect their personality and say a little about who we are, and celebrity dogs are no different when it comes to a loving label. Whether the canine came already blessed with a moniker or the celeb pinned one on them, one thing is for sure, the dog name fits. So let’s look at the adorable celebrity dog names— of famous icons past and present.
Celebrities And Their Canine Companions
The icons of yesteryear were no less infatuated with their pampered pooches than the famous today. From Humphrey Bogart to Selena Gomez, these well-known people past and present love their canines.
Here are fifteen famous celebrity dog names we know:
President Biden And Champ
We want to make a special note that President Biden’s loyal celebrity dog German Shepherd of 13 years, Champ, passed away in June at the White House. Champ and Major joined the president at the White House days after Mr. Biden was inaugurated on January 20, ending a four-year vacancy of canine residents at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Many people in the English-speaking world have at least some German heritage, and although President Biden doesn’t have a German background, the German Shepherd dog breed became one of the family’s favorite.
Tony Curtis And Houdini
Tony Curtis and his black Poodle aptly coined Houdini, garnered up tons of publicity for the film Curtis starred in, you guessed it, Houdini. During one such opportunity in Grand Central Station, photographers got a shot of a surprised Houdini witnessing Curtis pulling a rabbit from his hat.
Humphrey Bogart And Harvey
During the same year he married Lauren Bacall on their friend Louis Bromfield’s Ohio farm in 1945, they adopted their Boxer, Harvey. The couple received Harvey as a wedding present from another friend of theirs.
Queen Elizabeth And Dookie
Queen Elizabeth adored Corgis ever since she was a little girl, so much that the royal bred them at Buckingham Palace. Out of the bunch, one Corgi cutey the young princess became exceptionally fond of was Dookie.
Marylin Monroe And Hugo
During her short marriage to famous playwright Arthur Miller, Marilyn retreated a lot to their country home in Connecticut with the couple’s Basset Hound, Hugo. However, it’s noteworthy to mention Miller retained custody of Hugo after the couple split up.
Clark Gable And Queen
Clark Gable owned an Irish Setter, Queen. The animal lover also owned horses at his ranch in Encino, California, where his beloved Queen assisted him. Queen was always his constant companion at the Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios, where he worked on the film, Red Dust under Victor Fleming’s direction.
Audrey Hepburn And Mr. Famous
Audrey Hepburn was highly enamored of the Yorkshire Terrier dog breed and her furbaby, Mr. Famous. She and Mr. Famous caused the breed to rise in popularity, and he garnered his fifteen minutes of fame when he became her costar in Funny Face.
Andy Warhol And Archie
In 1973, Andy’s boyfriend, Jed Johnson, persuaded him to adopt a dog. The gentle nudging resulted in a brown, shorthaired Dachshund named Archie, with whom Warhol soon adored and took everywhere. Archie was of great comfort to Andy as he suffered from depression and anxiety.
Jane Mansfield And Powder Puff
Jane Mansfield, often seen with an umbrella and her Pekingese dog, Powder Puff, on-set of the film, Too Hot to Handle, in England during the summer of 1959.
Elvis Presley And Sherlock
Television magic happened when Sherlock and Elvis appeared on the Steve Allen Show in July 1956; Elvis presented dressed in a tuxedo, and Sherlock with a top hat. Elvis sang an edited version of Hound Dog to a seemingly uninterested Sherlock, recording the full version for release the next day.
Selena Gomez And Baylor
Gomez adopted Husky mix Baylor with now ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. Although they parented him together, Baylor is all Gomez’s pup, and she retained custody after the very public break-up. Gomez is an avid animal activist and rescuer as Baylor is her 6th rescue.
Kylie Jenner And Kevin
Kylie Jenner added a new puppy to her home on February 22nd of this year. She’s already filling her Instagram with heartwarming photos of the mixed breed, Kevin. According to People, Jenner has many pets; Kevin makes the ninth dog to Kylie brood and revealed she created an air-conditioned and heated house for the dogs to call their own.
Reese Witherspoon And Minnie Pearl
Reese and her family welcomed a new Bulldog named after country legend and comedian Minnie Pearl, whose real name is Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon. Minnie took her rightful place in the home just three weeks after her loyal dog Pepper’s passing.
Leonard Nimoy And Max
Avid Trekkies know Leonard Nimoy was a dog-lover and advocate for the animal world all-around. He owned several dogs throughout his life, but Max, a lap-dancing Shih Tzu, saw him through his older years and passed away not long after the actor passed. We chose to highlight Max out of Nimoy’s because he named the pup after his Dad.
George Clooney and Einstein
George adopted the Cocker Spaniel, Einstein, in 2010 and became a constant companion to the actor. Einstein gained fame himself when he and George starred together for the Omega watch ads in 2015.
What are some famous dog names?
According to the American Kennel Club, a few of the most famous and popular dog names today are:
- Blue– The cartoon star of the children’s show Blue’s Clues.
- Clifford– The oversized red lovable cartoon dog stars in a book and television series.
- Zorba– After a popular Bull Mastiff that holds a Guinness World Record for the longest and weightiest dog, coming in at 343 pounds and 8’3” long.
- Worf– If you’re a Trekkie then you know this name is after one of the most famous Klingons in the galaxy.
- McGruff– This cartoon Bloodhound is the mascot of the National Crime Prevention Council, often seen wearing a trench coat.
What are some unique names for dogs?
According to The Pampered Pup website, nature names are popular and often very unique:
- Aspen– means like mother earth
- Calbex– means shepherd
- Luna– means moon
- Sol– Spanish for sun
- Terran– means earth
Can you name your dog after a celebrity?
Of course, you can name your dog after celebs, and many people do. Some celebrities even name their canines after other famous people. Some very popular dog names after celebrities are:
- Oprah Winfrey– 50 Cent named his prized pooch after the talk show maven.
- Fitz– Lauren Conrad of reality TV fame named her dog after F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- Martha Stewart– The actress Jennifer Gardner loves Martha so much she named her Golden Retriever after her.
- Elvis– Pretty Little Liars co-star named her maltipoo after the early rocker.
What are the coolest dog names?
The Pampered Pup says Greek names top the list this year for your new pup. Take a look at these few cool Greek options and what they mean:
- Pan– God of the woods
- Morpheus– The god of dreams
- Eos– The goddess of dawn
- Bia– The goddess of force
- Aphrodite– The goddess of love and beauty
A final word: Remember to help control the pet population and have your new puppy spayed or neutered; it’s just as important as their new name.