Naming your pet is a right of passage that starts your years-long journey with a non-human friend at your side. For that reason, it can be quite an intimidating task to tackle. Why not name your pal after a video game? We've compiled over 200 zany entries featured in video games that you can dig through in your quest to find the perfect name for your animal.
Best Pet Names Inspired by Video Games
We don't know what type of animal you have as a pet. Since we don't, we made sure to gather animal names for all types that people may own. If you are an owner of a dog, cat, bird, reptile, fish, rodent, amphibian, or rabbit, we've got specific names laid out for your companion. Even if your buddy's specific type doesn't have their own section, we have a general pet names list to start you off!
Video Game Noun Names for All Pets
Names that are nouns are highly versatile and can work for any type of pet you want. You can name a snake Apple as much as you can call a bird Daisy. This is because nouns don't tend to have the same association rate that traditionally given names have for pets, like Fido for dogs.
We've compiled a list of all sorts of noun names from video games that can work for your beloved animal. This list is entirely unisex since nouns tend to not be gender specific. For the animal owner who doesn't have their pet represented below, this is the optimal place for you to still find inspiration!
|Clementine||The Walking Dead|
|Cloud||Final Fantasy VII|
|Fisher||Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell|
|Lightning||Final Fantasy XII|
|Link||Legend of Zelda|
|Pancakes||The Sims 4|
|Price||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare|
Life is Strange
|Pyramid Head||Silent Hill 2|
|Ratchet||Ratchet and Clank|
|Sonic||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Storm||Marvel Vs. Capcom|
|Tomb||Lara Croft: Tomb Raider|
|Windrunner||World of Warcraft|
Iconic Dog Names from Video Games
Bella, Fluffy, Loki, Max, Sadie...the list goes on. You've probably heard all of these names for dogs before because they're the most commonly used ones. It's not always a bad thing to stick to the classics, but getting a canine friend is often the perfect opportunity to go crazy with naming. Check out our list below to find unconventional (with a few traditional entries) names for dogs, all of which are inspired by various video game franchises.
|Angelo||Male||Final Fantasy VIII|
|Argos||Male||Final Fantasy XIV|
|Boomer||Male||Far Cry 5|
|Chop||Male||Grand Theft Auto V|
|General Pepper||Male||Starfox 64|
|K.K. Slider||Male||Animal Crossing|
|Tom Nook||Male||Animal Crossing|
|Alice||Female||Last of Us Part 2|
|Dr. Jennifer |
|Female||Super Animal Royale|
|Mira||Female||Silent Hill 2|
|Rosie||Female||The Walking Dead: Final Season|
|Riley||M/F||Call of Duty: Ghosts|
Wolf Video Game Names that work for Dogs
Obviously, dogs are not wolves. But they're pretty close genetically, which is why people love to name their dogs after their wild cousins. Our list of wolf-inspired names all come from video games across the board. While some are more basic choices like Fang and Wolf, we also found some interesting options like Treble and Zylo. We also took the liberty to not only include wolves but also werewolves.
|Fenryr||Male||World of Warcraft|
|Wolf||Male||Legend of Zelda|
|Nailah||Female||Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn|
|Sniper Wolf||Female||Metal Gear Solid|
Fox Names from Video Games for Dogs, Cats, & More
Foxes are more closely related to wolves and dogs than any other animal on this list. That being said, foxes are known for their sassy nature which can also be seen in cats. In general, you can apply fox names to any pet you may have or plan to have. This is especially true when you peruse our list of fox names that have a sweeping range of styles. You're sure to find one on this list that fits your animal naming vibe.
|Fox McCloud||Male||Starfox 64|
|Foxy||Male||Five Nights at Freddy's|
|Kaden||Male||Fire Emblem: Fates|
|Reynardo||Male||Stories: The Path of Destinies|
|Tails||Male||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Ahri||Female||League of Legends|
|Corrine||Female||Tales of Symphonia|
|Fara Phoenix||Female||Starfox 64|
|Xiaomu||Female||Namco x Capcom|
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Iconic Cat Names from Video Games
Cats are the beloved children of internet users everywhere. You would assume other media formats are just as obsessed, but this doesn't seem to be the case. Dogs and wolves are featured more prominently in video games, but cats still have their rightful spot in the limelight. Cat names in video games are found across all different genres, but there are definitely higher instances of representation within the fantasy genre. We compiled a set of the best video-game inspired feline monikers we could get our hands on.
World of Warcraft
|Cait Sith||Male||Final Fantasy VII|
|Katt Monroe||Female||Starfox 64|
|Mae||Female||Night in the Woods|
|Palicoes||M/F||Monster Hunter: World|
Wild Cat Names from Video Games
Maybe house cats in video games aren't your style? Some cat owners want a name that truly speaks to them and their feline buddies. If you're searching for a name that shows off your kitten's wild side, check out the list we've put together below. This safari-worthy list has video game names that derive from tigers, lions, lynxes, and everything in between. These names are ideal if you want a more exotic flair to your pet name.
|Runar||Male||Final Fantasy XIV|
|Tiga||Male||Breath of Fire 2|
|Aava||Female||Dark Souls 2|
|Leonin||M/F||Magic: The Gathering|
Iconic Reptile Names from Video Games
If you have a snake, lizard, turtle, or somehow got your hands on an alligator, we've got some names for your scaly friend. Since there are many different types of reptiles that can be kept as pets, we've tried to make this list an assorted bunch of reptilian names. There are names on our table that come from large serpents, small turtles, and even bug-collecting lizards. Some of these entries may even qualify for multiple reptile types at once!
|Jörmungandr||Male||God of War|
|Solid Snake||Male||Metal Gear Solid|
|Spyro||Male||Spyro the Dragon|
|Naga||M/F||World of Warcraft|
Iconic Rabbit & Rodent Names from Video Games
Your gentle rodent friend may be a hamster, chinchilla, rat, mouse, or something very similar. You may also own a rabbit, which many are surprised to learn is actually not a type of rodent. Names for rodents and rabbits tend to have similar themes, though, which is why we've grouped them together into one index. We've got plenty of rabbit names, but also ones for mice and rats. Check out this list to find a name for your fuzzy friend.
|Conker||Male||Conker's Bad Fur Day|
|Peppy Hare||Male||Starfox 64|
|Robbie||Male||Silent Hill 3|
|Berri||Female||Conker's Bad Fur Day|
|Bonnie||Female||Five Nights at Freddy's|
|Cream||Female||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Fran||Female||Final Fantasy XII|
|Lucy Hare||Female||Starfox 64|
|Nazrin||Female||Undefined Fantastic Object|
Iconic Bird Names from Video Games
Birds are definitely one of the most underappreciated types of pets, which is why we wanted to make sure to give your winged buddies plenty of attention. We took to researching games to see how many bird names we might discover. Thankfully, this was made easy by the abundance of bird and bird-like names in video games. Take a look at this list and see if your cherished pal may be suited for one of these high-flying titles.
|Avis||Male||Shadow of the Colossus|
|Falco Lombardi||Male||Starfox 64|
|Valor||Male||League of Legends|
|Anivia||Female||League of Legends|
|Kyla||Female||Little Witch in the Woods|
|Medli||Female||Legend of Zelda|
|Senu||Female||Assassin's Creed: Origins|
Fish & Amphibian Names from Iconic Video Game Characters
Whether you've got a single Goldfish in a bowl or a whole aquarium of exotic creatures, you still need to perfect name for your aquatic pet. Not all fish or frog names have to be inspired by only their literal types, but we did stick mostly to fish and frog characters. The few exceptions we've made are popular aquatic pals, like the octopus villager Marina from Animal Crossing. Check out our list below to give your fish a name other than Nemo.
|Fizz||Male||League of Legends|
|Johnny||Male||Sonic Rush Adventure|
|Prince Fleaswallow||Male||PaRappa the Rapper|
|Thanatos||Male||Endless Ocean: Blue World|
|Ruto||Female||Legend of Zelda|
|Tenor||M/F||Ocarina of Time|
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