Unusual Pet Names Inspired by Celebrities, Historical Figures and More

We love popular names like Bella as much as the next pet owner, but if we're being honest, we have a true soft spot for really unusual and clever pet names.

We checked Vetstreet's database of more than 89 million dogs and 49 million cats for names that appeared just once. From there, we divided them into categories and selected the very best of each. This category, featuring names of celebrities, fictional characters and historical figures, might be the best of the bunch!

(Note: These are not pictures of the actual pets with those names; our database has the names only, not the images. But if you have an adorable pet with a rare name, please submit a photo to our Facebook page. We'd love to see it!)

Cute and Unique Pet Names: People and Characters



Bark Ruffalo

We might not like the Hulk when he's angry, but it's hard to imagine a pup with this name being anything but entirely lovable, all the time.

cat with rose



And you thought your cat was a lover.

cat face



Considering how great a friend Chewy was to Han Solo, we can see how this play on the name would be an appealing moniker for a furry friend.



Edgar Allan Pug

Suddenly we're inspired to come up with a parody titled The Tell-Tale Fart. Those of you who have ever had a Pug will know exactly why.

fluffy cat


Feral Fawcett

As if anybody could resist such a cleverly named kitty, even if she is sometimes on the prowl.

cat lounging


Genghis Cat

We have a feeling the only thing this guy is likely to massacre is a bowl of kibble.

dog in glasses


Harry Pawter

Expecto Patronum! Come on. You know your patronus would be four-legged and furry and probably look just like this fella.



Martin Van Purren

Want to bet he's a Democat?



Mr. Meowgi

Put him on a desk filled with small items and we guarantee he'll show you his version of "whacks on, whacks off."



Punky Chewster

If her collar and leash actually match, we're going to be horribly disappointed.



Robert Meowny Jr.

Give him enough catnip and he'll fly around the room just like Ironman.

sphynx cat


Scarlett No-Haira

Can somebody please turn some curtains into a gown for this young lady?

white cat


Walter Kroncat

He's the most trusted cat in America, and that's the way it is.

cat and book


William Shakespurr

If you don't believe cats and Shakespeare are a natural fit, think again.

If you love these interesting names as much as we do, make sure you check out our cute and unique food and drink names!

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