So after hours and hours of pouring over possible dog breeds, you can bring them home, and after months of waiting, the next step in your journey is to name the dog! If you haven’t realized it yet, it’s not easy to pick a name for your dog that fits his personality! Although, having a preference set always helps narrow the search. So, if you’ve got a well-muscled sturdy dog who gives off hero vibes, we’ve got suggestions based on the most popular franchise in the world—the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Marvel universe has villains, heroes, sidekicks, and other characters. So if your dog seems like a sweet little hero or a mischievous villain, you don’t have to look further than this guide!
Franchise-Inspired Marvel Dog Names
The Marvel cinematic universe is immense. Over the years, it has created 39 movies and many more comic books. Below is a list of dog names based on different MCU franchises.
|Franchise Name||Dog Name|
|Avengers Series (2012-2019)||Thanos, M’baku, Nebula, Natasha, Wanda, Hawkeye, Vision, Scarlet, Cap, Fury, Phil, Ultron|
|Captain Marvel (2019)||Carol, Vers, Goose, Flerkin, Wendy, Mar-Vell, Talos, Bron-Char, Minn-Erva, Att-Lass, Korath, Soh-Larr, Norex|
|Black Panther (2018)||T’Challa, Nakio, Okoye, Ross, W’Kabi, Shuri, M’Baku, Ramonda, Zuri, Ulysses, Ayo, T’Chaka, Limbani|
|Ant-Man Series (2015-2018)||Scott, Hank, Hope, Luis, Sonny, Paxton, Maggie, Kurt, Cassie|
|Thor Series (2011-2017)||Thor, Jane, Loki, Hela, Skurge, Malekith, Heimdall, Sif, Grandmaster, Frigga, Odin, Korg, Topaz, Hogan, Valkyrie|
|Spider-man Series (2017-2019)||Peter, Adrian, May, Ned, Vulture, Liz, Abe, Mysterio, Happy|
|Guardians of The Galaxy Series (2014-2017)||Gamora, Ronan, Peter, Drax, Groot, Rocket, Yondu, Mantis, Stakar, Ego, Ayesha, Meredith, Star-Lord|
|Captain America Series (2011-2016)||Steve, Peggy, Falcon, Bucky, Sam, Zemo, Brock|
|Doctor Strange (2016)||Dr. Strange (Doc for short), Mordo, Christine, Wong, Nicodemus, Lucian, Sol|
|Iron Man Series (2008-2013)||Tony, Rhodey, Pepper, Yinsen, Vanko, Maya, Savin, Jarvis, Doctor Wu, Stark|
|The Incredible Hulk (2008)||Bruce, Betty, Emil, Stanley, Hulk|
|Deadpool Series (2016-2018)||Wade, Cable, Ajax, Warlord, Weasel, Vanessa, Domino, Yukio, Buck, Negasonic, Juggernaut|
|Venom (2018)||Eddie, Dora, Cletus, Lewis, Emerson|
|Blade Series (1998-2002)||Blade, Deacon Frost, Whistler, Quinn, Nyssa, Scud, Nomak, Chupa, Priest|
|Daredevil (2003)||Murdock, Elektra, Fisk, Bullseye, Wesley|
Marvel-Inspired Male Dog Names
A male dog’s name should reflect its personality, stature, and appearance. This list is prepared considering the muscular dogs who could lift a dumbbell with their mouth for good playtime.
Marvel-Inspired Female Dog Names
Your new female dog needs a name that matches her “vibes.” Explore the list below and see if anyone calls out to you! But don’t get disheartened if you don’t find the perfect name here; we’ve got more lined up!
Marvel Dog Names Inspired by Main Character
Everyone loves heroes, and so is the case with dogs too! Our brave canine companions do what all heroes are famous for, so why not name your dog after a favorite Marvel hero? Here’s a list of all hero-inspired Marvel dog names.
|Professor X||Dr. Strange|
Marvel Dog Names Inspired by Villain
Heroes deserve all the hype, but some villains also have a special place in our hearts! If your dog seems to like the mischievous kind, here are some of the most appropriate villain-inspired dog names from the Marvel cinematic universe!
|Malekith||Morgan Le Fay|
Marvel Dog Names Inspired by Supporting Characters
In the battle between the heroes and villains, sidekicks are a breath of fresh air. Some take the role of best friends others walk the sidelines. However, all of them enrich the movies and comic books. So if your dog fills those shoes for you, here are some fan-favorite characters to name them after!
Gender-Neutral Marvel Dog Names
The Marvel world is full of characters who leave a mark despite having a short but significant role in the movie. These characters sometimes have gender-neutral names, which can fit a dog perfectly! Go through this list, and you might pick up the perfect name for your fur baby!
Marvel Dog Names Inspired by Actors/Actresses
Sometimes the actor or actress playing the character puts life into it! Marvel Universe features many famous actors and actresses who have made their characters more memorable by portraying them with the right attitude. So, naming your furry friend after your favorite Marvel celebrity makes sense! Check out this list of dog names inspired by celebrities.
Dog Names Inspired by Forgotten Marvel Characters
The Marvel universe has been around since the 1960s. So the possibility of forgetting some characters is high! We’ve jotted down all the usual forgotten Marvel characters in this list. If you want a name that is unique but also comes from the Marvel universe, this may be it!
|Captain Ultra||Iron Maiden|
Dog Naming Tips
Deciding on a perfect name is not always a straightforward process. Sometimes, the names we think might be appropriate sound way off when we use them. Turning to your favorite books and movies may be a great way to give your dog a perfect name. Taking inspiration from the Marvel universe is an excellent idea for many reasons. It’s fun, simple, and non-exhaustive with its endless characters and stories that branch out into others. However, when doing so, you must keep a few things in mind; we’ve listed them all below.
Simple is the key
Names with solid consonant sounds are easier to understand and make the best dog names. For instance, words starting with T, D, P, B, and K give off a strong sound that is easier for dogs to hear and understand. Names beginning with TH, C, S, and F usually have a soft sound, making it more challenging for dogs to hear.
Dogs are well capable of learning and understanding new sounds. However, since they have the mental capacity of a two-year-old toddler, similar-sounding words confuse them. Therefore, avoiding naming your dog using words resembling common commands is best. Examples include “walk,” “sit,” “no,” “stay,” or “roll-over.”
Keep Names Short
Shorter names are easier to slide off your tongue and for your dog to learn quickly. Therefore, as tempting to give your dog a tempting regal name, we suggest avoiding it. One or two-syllable names are perfect for your dog!
When deciding what to call your dog, we recommend trying out a few nicknames along with your chosen name to see what works best. It’s also okay to rename your dog if the name doesn’t match its personality.
The Marvel universe is expansive, and the possibilities of naming your dog after your favorite movie or book are endless. We hope this guide covering over 200 names has helped you decide what to call your new pooch!