100 Best Dog Names Of 2015

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If you’re looking for a great name for your new pup, there are plenty of pop culture sources of inspiration from 2015. The past year has been full of blockbuster movies, insanely popular television shows, and exciting announcements for the future. All of these can provide you with ideas if you’re stuck thinking of what to call your furry family member. Here are some of the best names from the pop culture of 2015.

Star Wars is as popular as ever with all the hype surrounding the new movie. Is Star Wars ever not popular? In honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here are a few names from the whole series that would be great for a dog.

Luke
Leia
Han
Kylo
Darth
Finn
Rey
Anakin
Artoo – as in R2-D2
Padme

The Walking Dead is still going strong in its sixth season. Here are some names of characters still living or dead, but I won’t tell you which are which. No spoilers.

Glenn
Carol
Daryl
Beth
Carl – Or Coral
Michonne
Maggie
Hershel
Judith
Zombie

The Harry Potter series is back on top thanks to the announcement of a spin-off movie based on J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as a theater play called Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, which is said to be the eight story in the Harry Potter saga. Here are some names from the series to celebrate.

Sirius
Hermione
Dumbledore
Dobby
Hagrid
Lily
Neville
Severus
Tonks
Weasley

Superhero movies are all the rage right now with Marvel and DC cranking out blockbusters. And with all the new movies announced, it looks like they won’t be slowing down any time soon. There are some very fun names from these films if your pup is particularly heroic or villainous.

Batman
Captain – from Captain America
Loki
Natasha – also known as Black Widow
Storm
Logan – also known as Wolverine
Joker
Jarvis
Beast
Thor

Game of Thrones finished its fifth season this year, and it still has everyone wondering who’s going to be killed off next. But the series has provided no shortage of amazing names that would be great for your dragon or dog companion.

Tyrion
Snow
Daenerys
Kahl
Cersei
Stark
Jaime
Hodor
Drogon
Arya

With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 bringing a conclusion to the series, kids everywhere are taking up archery and playing that song by Lorde. The Hunger Games is full of unusual names that would be perfect for a dog.

Peeta
Finnick
Haymitch
Katniss – Maybe better for a cat.
Primrose
Cinna
Effie
Rue
Everdeen
Foxface

Video games get more popular every year, and with plenty being released or announced in 2015, there are tons of names from your favorites to choose from. Here are some names for your video game loving pooch.

Zelda
Chief – as in Master Chief
Starfox
Snake
Geralt
Lara – as in Lara Croft
Mario
Evie – as in Evie Frye
Yoshi
Hunter – from Bloodborne

Few shows exploded in popularity as much as Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. And since you can binge watch it, most people plowed through the new season in a weekend. There are some great character names and nicknames that would make excellent names for a dog.

Piper
Crazy Eyes
Big Boo
Pennsatucky
Flaca
Bennett
Red
Taystee
Vause
Sophia

Parks and Recreation wrapped its final season this year, leaving fans on a high note with a look into the future. I hope we have some of the awesome technology that the show predicted. Here are a few names from the show so your dog can carry on the legacy.

Swanson
Leslie
Jerry
April
Perkins
Donna
Knope
Andy
Ann
Wyatt

There are plenty of other films and shows that were popular this year. Here are a few more names. Do you recognize where they all came from? They’d make some pretty interesting dog names.

Furiosa
Minion
Joy
Bond
Pan
Chappie
T-Rex
Woz
Tris
Southpaw

What other names from this year would make good dog names? What are you naming your new friend? Let us know in the comments below!