Heroic And Villainous Dog Names Inspired By The Marvel Cinematic Universe

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 19: A dog in cosplay attends 2018 Comic-Con International on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California.

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Are you a fan of movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)? Are you a new pet parent looking for a marvelous dog name? If you said “yes” to both questions, you came to the right place! We can help you get started on that name search before you can say “Avengers assemble!”

Most dog owners try to pick a name that captures their pooch’s personality. Whether your new pup seems like a sweet little hero or a mischievous villain, you can find a name to suit your new family member from the MCU.

Does your dog dream about flying around and rescuing people from bad guys? Dogs can sniff out a real life villains pretty quick and are living, breathing superheroes. Now they can have a heroic name straight out of a Marvel film!

Here are some of the best dog names inspired by the MCU. Share with your fellow Marvel fans who want to bring home a new pooch!

Avengers Series (2012-2019)


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Avengers: Endgame is in theaters now, so go see it! Or wait ’til it becomes available to stream so you can watch it with your new furry family member. If you have not seen Avengers: Infinity War (2018) catch it while it’s available on Netflix! Don’t see Endgame until you’ve seen Infinity War.

  • Thanos
  • M’baku
  • Nebula
  • Natasha
  • Wanda
  • Hawkeye
  • Vision
  • Scarlet 
  • Cap
  • Fury
  • Phil
  • Ultron

Captain Marvel (2019)

If you haven’t seen Captain Marvel yet, you can still catch it in theaters or curl up on your couch with your pooch when it becomes available on Blu-Ray in June 2019.

  • Carol
  • Vers
  • Goose
  • Flerkin
  • Wendy
  • Mar-Vell
  • Talos
  • Bron-Char
  • Minn-Erva
  • Att-Lass
  • Korath
  • Soh-Larr
  • Norex

Black Panther (2018)


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Black Panther may be a superhero inspired by a cat, but that doesn’t mean your dog can’t enjoy a name from the film! Watch it while it’s available on Netflix.

  • T’Challa
  • Nakio
  • Okoye
  • Ross
  • W’Kabi
  • Shuri
  • M’Baku
  • Ramonda
  • Zuri
  • Ulysses
  • Ayo
  • T’Chaka
  • Limbani

Ant-Man Series (2015-2018)

There are lots of fun names in Ant-Man And The Wasp. If you haven’t seen it yet, you and your pup can currently watch it on Netflix!

  • Scott
  • Hank
  • Hope
  • Luis
  • Sonny
  • Paxton
  • Maggie
  • Kurt
  • Cassie

Thor Series (2011-2017)


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Question: Does your new dog like fun action films with awesome soundtracks? If so, I recommend Thor: Ragnarok. Your pup would think that “The Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin was written specifically for Thor. The bridge scene at the end is unforgettable. It’s available for limited time on Netflix!

  • Thor
  • Jane
  • Loki
  • Hela
  • Skurge
  • Malekith
  • Heimdall
  • Sif
  • Grandmaster
  • Frigga
  • Odin
  • Korg
  • Topaz
  • Hogan
  • Valkyrie

Spider-man Series (2017-2019)


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Spider-Man: Homecoming is a fun action film that the entire family can enjoy. Check to see if it’s still available on Starz. You can make popcorn and watch it on the couch with your puppy and a blanket. The newest movie in the series, Spider-Man: Far From Home, hits theaters on July 5th, 2019!

  • Peter
  • Adrian
  • May
  • Ned
  • Vulture
  • Liz
  • Abe
  • Mysterio
  • Happy

Guardians of The Galaxy Series (2014-2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 is one of the most popular of the Marvel films, and a definite favorite of mine, as well. The magic of Hollywood does a great job of making Kurt Russell look really young in the beginning. Baby Groot could not be cuter! Check to see if it’s still available on Netflix. It’s worth a cozy couch viewing.

  • Gamora
  • Ronan
  • Peter
  • Drax
  • Groot
  • Rocket
  • Yondu
  • Mantis
  • Stakar
  • Ego
  • Ayesha
  • Meredith
  • Star-Lord

Captain America Series (2011-2016)


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Captain America: Civil War is an action-packed fun! If you haven’t seen it, you should. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. are perfect for the roles of two of the best superheroes! It’s available right now on TNT.

  • Steve
  • Peggy
  • Falcon
  • Bucky
  • Sam
  • Zemo
  • Brock

Doctor Strange (2016)

If you like magic portals and wizards, maybe you will be able to find a pup name from Doctor Strange. I love Benedict Cumberbatch! The movie is available for purchase on most streaming services.

  • Dr. Strange (Doc for short)
  • Mordo
  • Christine
  • Wong
  • Nicodemus
  • Lucian
  • Sol

Iron Man Series (2008-2013)


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Iron Man is the Avenger who started it all in the MCU. The first movie in the series changed the game for superheroes in film, and without it, we might not have all the amazing Marvel movies we have today. Check out these names inspired by the Iron Man series.

  • Tony
  • Rhodey
  • Pepper
  • Yinsen
  • Vanko
  • Maya
  • Savin
  • Jarvis
  • Doctor Wu
  • Stark

The Incredible Hulk (2008)


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Do not make your dog angry, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Avoid a grouchy dog by giving him a good name!

  • Bruce
  • Betty
  • Emil
  • Stanley
  • Hulk

Honorable Mentions


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Some movies feature Marvel characters, but aren’t part of the MCU–yet. But as Disney buys studios left and right, there’s no reason these characters–with great dog names–couldn’t appear in the MCU in the future.

Deadpool Series (2016-2018)

If you haven’t seen the action-packed, hilarious Deadpool 2 yet, it’s currently on HBO, Youtube, VUDU, and more. If you have kids, I recommend Once Upon A Deadpool. It’s edited to a PG-13 rating and features Fred Savage.

Great cat names from Deadpool include: Wade, Cable, Ajax, Warlord, Weasel, Vanessa, Domino, Yukio, Buck, Negasonic, and Juggernaut. 

Venom (2018)

Venom is one of my favorite Marvel films, because Tom Hardy is such a brilliant actor. It’s currently available on Starz, Amazon, and VUDU.

Dog names from the film include: Eddie, Dora, Cletus, Lewis, and Emerson.

FUN FACT: Did you know a fan created and sold Venom to Marvel for $220? He didn’t get much money, but he’ll forever be a footnote in the Marvel Universe. Or should I say paw-note?

Blade Series (1998-2002)

Blade kicked vampire butt well before the MCU even got off the ground.

Maybe you can find a dog name from the cool series: Blade, Deacon Frost, Whistler, Quinn, Nyssa, Scud, Nomak, Chupa, or Priest.

Daredevil (2003)

Netflix rebooted Daredevil, but he appeared in his own film in 2003 starring Ben Affleck, who recently jumped over to the DCEU as Batman.

It may not be the greatest superhero movie, but it provides names that might suit your pup, including: Murdock, Elektra, Fisk, Bullseye, and Wesley.

Share With Fellow Dog-Loving Marvel Fans!


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If your friends have taken home recent furry additions to their families, maybe they’re looking for an awesome hero or villain dog name. If they’re fans of the MCU, share this master list with them for inspiration.

I wouldn’t mind a parallel world where heroes like Thor keep dark overlords, like his brother Loki in check, or where funny, sarcastic heroes like Deadpool, beat the living tar out of villains like Ajax and his crew.

Of course, I’ll settle for this universe where I can curl up with a sweet little puppy and watch epic battles from the comfort and safety of my own couch!

Do you have a favorite Marvel film? Do you have any pups named after a Marvel character? Which names are your favorites from the list above? Let us know in the comments below!

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