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When it comes to thinking of names for your pets, so many obstacles can come in the way. Like disagreements with another pet parent, lack of originality in the presented choices or just having so many alternatives that to choose one doesn’t seem like a viable option.

That’s why looking up unique and cute pet names online can be your salvation in this matter. It doesn’t matter what type of pet you’re in the process of naming, having inspiration can only help you pick out or help come up with your own, personalized name.

In this list, you’ll find knightly, both cute and funny pet names like Sir Meows A Lot, ones that pay homage to characters like Yoda, Frodo and Sam, Ghost from Game Of Thrones, and of course, Scooby, from Scooby-Doo.

Many of these can sound like cute puppy names, but nothing can hold you back from naming your cat “Neo”. The names often come from the personal character and physical traits of the animal anyway. So when your cat stares into a corner, you know there’s Agent Smith somewhere in there.

There might be many to choose from, but allow these cute names to inspire creativity and help you pick out the most unique pet name for your awesome animal. Let us know in the comments if there are any names we missed!

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Sir Meows A Lot – a funny twist to Sir Lancelot for a cat that just can’t seem to stop meowing.

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Wasabi – a name inspired by the Japanese spice.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Imani — means "faith" in Swahili.

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Ila Vazquez
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's gorgeous & inspiration :) If i ever get a horse I'll give him/her that name. That seems best for a mare tho - it's more feminine I think.

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Yoda – could mean "the one who knows" in Hebrew and it a great choice for "Star Wars" fans.

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Laura Williams
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So cool I'm a star wars fan and to know it wasn't random sounds shoved together makes it a wise choice for the character

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Frodo & Sam – the bond between these "Lord Of The Rings" characters is definitely worth the inspiration.

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Ila Vazquez
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now you touched my favorites! + Gandalf & (the elves' names, male & female ones).

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Salvador Dogi – inspired by the surrealist artist, Salvador Dali.

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Bumble & Bee – you can split the word Bumblebee into two for this name pair.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Scooby – of English origin meaning "gift of joy, love, and laughter." Inspired by 'Scooby-Doo'.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Scooby is also rhyming slang: Scooby-Doo/clue: A: Where's my wallet? B: I don't have a scoob'.

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Khaleesi – what could be more powerful than naming your female pet after the Mother of Dragons?

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#11

Nick Furry – if you’re an "Avengers" fan, this is a great name for your furry rabbit, dog, or cat inspired by Nick Fury.

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Scarlett O’ Hamster – inspired by Scarlett O'Hara from "Gone With The Wind".

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Ghost – inspired by Jon Snow’s dire wolf from "Game of Thrones".

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a very smol and very cantankerous mouse named Stranger, from asoiaf 🥰

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Ozzy Pawsborne – Ozzy Osbourne fans will love this dog name.

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Bailey — sweet tiny girl. Means "berry clearing"

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#17

Neo — a character from "The Matrix".

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#18

Goofy — after one of Mickey Mouse’s best friends.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Moana — this name comes from the voyager Disney princess.

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5 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aaanndd it means Ocean in Hawaiian, which is where Disney GOT the name....

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Aladdin & Jasmine – the fictional characters Disney helped bring to life.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Griffin – represents a winged creature that has the head of a lion.

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Woofer – not the bass speaker, this woofer is of a different kind that you’ll love.

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Ahava — Hebrew, translates to “love”.

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Luke Skywalker — a character from "Star Wars".

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had the most amazing cat! Out of the whole litter, he was the only white one. Over time, he started getting silvery gray "points" like a Siamese, but build and size-wise, you'd have sworn he was a Maine C**n. His eyes were an icy blue. My kids named him Anakin Skywalker.

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Apollo – the name of the Greek God of the Sun.

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Antonia
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5 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good name for a cat or a yellow coloured parakeet, budgerigar or lovebirds (Apollo and Daphne)

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#26

135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Caladrius – a fairy tale bird that can heal all maladies.

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Aiko — Japanese, translates to “love child” or “child who will be loved”.

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Calvin & Hobbes – inspired by the names of best friends from the comic.

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Lilo & Stitch – inspired by the characters from the Walt Disney film.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Brandy — a soul refined from wine or from the matured juice of grapes or of apples, peaches, plums, and so forth.

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Bing Bong — a pink elephant from "Inside Out".

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Kit-Kat – a cute name for your pet cat.

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Sue Beem
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have two cats. TyGurrr is a male orange tabby and KallieKo is a female Calico Our previous cat was a gray tabby female and her name was PurrrCilla. ❤️❤️❤️

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Kovu – a cute nickname for dogs that means "love and affection." Inspired by the son of Scar and Zira from 'The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride'.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Marshmallow – inspired by the squishy confectionary.

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#36

Paw Paw – this is a great name for your dog or cat inspired by the fruit of the Asimina Triloba deciduous tree, or simply the name of your pets' feet.

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Denali – among the more unique names of dogs meaning "the high one."

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5 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Isn't that a mountain range or national park in Alaska? I'm not American and this is why I never mock American pandas for not knowing places in Europe...

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Naiad – a name of Greek origin meaning "water nymph", perfect for pet fish.

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#39

Shen – a name of Chinese origin that means "deity." It’s best used as a creative dog name but can also be used to name a cat, horse, bird, or hamster.

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#40

135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Miss Furbulous – a good cat, rabbit, hamster, or dog name.

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Santa Paws – why be excited about Santa Claus when you can have Santa Paws?

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Laura Williams
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maine còon. Not like a derogatory term stupid censorship. On a post for pet names. The breed of cats.

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Lady & Tramp – inspired by the upper class Cocker Spaniel and stray Schnauzer.

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Fairy — mystic small creature.

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Harley — female Batman villain, motorcycle, meadow.

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#45

135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Wednesday — a character from "The Addams Family".

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Milo – meaning "gracious."

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Pixie – this is a cute name you can give your dog, cat, hamster or rabbit.

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#48

135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Zeus – in Greek mythology, Zeus is the King of Gods.

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Kitty Purry – one of the funny pet names for cats that Katy Perry fans will love.

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MC Hamster – inspired by the stage name of Stanley Kirk Burrell, MC Hammer.

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Meowy Poppins – inspired by "Mary Poppins".

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Belle – a French origin name meaning "beautiful".

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Kai – a name of Hawaiian origin meaning "sea or ocean." This is perfect for your dog, cat, or even pet fish.

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Morpheus – inspired by the Greek God of Dreams.

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Athena – this is the name of the Greek Goddess of Inspiration and Wisdom.

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Queen/Queenie – give your pet a name that celebrates the Queen that she is.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Marty McFly – a creative name for pet birds inspired by the "Back To The Future" protagonist.

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Sherlock Bones – a great cat or dog name inspired by "Sherlock Holmes".

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also, when they go to do a poo you can say ‘no s**t Sherlock’ :)

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Virginia Woof – inspired by the English writer, Virginia Woolf.

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#60

Winnie the Poodle – clever among dog names you can give your pretty poodle.

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#61

Pongo & Perdita – names inspired by '101 Dalmatians'.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Venus & Serena – this powerful pair of pet names is inspired by sisters Venus and Serena Williams.

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Abu — name your dog after the lovable sidekick from "Aladdin".

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Ursula — poor unfortunate souls! Name your new four-legged friend after this sassy octopus villain in "The Little Mermaid".

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Bugs – a name inspired by Bugs Bunny for your pet rabbit.

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Alvin – meaning "a noble friend" of Old English origin. Relates to 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' and is a great name for hamsters and other small pet animals.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Buddy – a dog name of American origin that means "friend."

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Casper – a dog name of biblical origin that means "treasurer."

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Reya Sunshine – a play on ‘Ray of Sunshine’ for your little furry friend.

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Beauty & Beast – inspired by the fairy tale.

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Bonnie & Clyde – the perfect pair of pet names inspired by Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow, because your furry friends will be up to quite a bit of mischief at home.

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Mickey & Minnie – it doesn’t get cuter than this lovely pair of pet names.

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Sugar & Spice – a natural name pair that also conjures up the image of 'The Powerpuff Girls'.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Buttercup – a cute name for your dog, cat, or rabbit that’s inspired by a Powerpuff Girl.

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#75

Ginger – this is a great name for a ginger-colored dog, cat, or even hamster based on the plant.

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Janus – the Roman God of Beginnings.

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Kringle – a name inspired by a kind of pretzel of Scandinavian origin.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Logan – a dog name of Irish origin that means "descendant of the warrior."

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Arion – the name of an immortal horse. The name is of Hebrew origin and means "with melody."

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Diva – your pet is a diva and her name should reflect it.

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Fides – represents the Roman Goddess of Trust.

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Bark Twain – a dog name inspired by Mark Twain.

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I could see potential problems because most dogs learn word bark from the name of sound they make.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart JK Growling – a tribute to the author of the "Harry Potter" series, JK Rowling.

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President Josiah Barklet – among the funny pet names for your dog inspired by Josiah Bartlet from "The West Wing".

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sookie Stackhouse Filibuster -- Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) Stackhouse Filibuster (West Wing Edpsode) .. :)

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Woman o’Peace – a creative name best suited for a horse inspired by the name Man o’War, the greatest racehorse ever.

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Chili & Pepper – not only is this the spice, but it can also be a tribute to The Red Hot Chili Peppers band.

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Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm – "The Flintstones" inspires this cute name pair.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Romeo & Juliet – lovers from Shakespeare’s play.

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Snitch & Bludger – a cool name pair for "Harry Potter" fans to consider.

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Yin & Yang – inspired by the Chinese philosophy of dualism with interdependent but opposing forces.

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Aziz – Arabic, translates to “beloved”.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Ada — a programming language especially fit to constant applications, created for use by the U.S. Branch of Defense.

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Ally — means "pure heart".

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Auden — English, translates to “old friend”.

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Lady — perfect for a sophisticated cocker spaniel.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Madame Medusa — this name comes from the diamond-obsessed villain in "The Rescuers".

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Kristoff — this name comes from the reindeer-loving hero from Frozen.

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Mowgli — this Disney dog name is after the main hero in "The Jungle Book".

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Canis – means "dog" in Latin.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Hercules – this is the name of the Roman God of Strength.

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Aurora – the name is inspired by the Roman Goddess of Dawn.

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Bianca – of Italian origin meaning "white", perfect for pet rabbits.

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Phoenix – a firebird from classical mythology that is popular among dog names and can also be used as the name of other birds.

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Regal – of Arabic origin, meaning "the expected one."

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Bird Hapley – inspired by Perd Hapley, the 'Parks And Recreation' reporter.

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Betty & Veronica – fans of the 'Archie Comics' will love this.

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Cherry & Blossom – draw inspiration from the beautiful flower and name your female pets Cherry and Blossom.

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Chocolate & Vanilla – this name pair can be inspired by the colors of your pets.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Lennan — Irish, translates to “lover”.

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Amorette — French, translates to “little love”.

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Cyclops – the one-eyed giant.

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Addie — a form of Adeline.

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Marty — character from "Back to the Future".

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Anna — careful of your pooch finishing your sandwiches when you name them after one of the famous sisters from "Frozen".

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Rubix – if you just can’t seem to figure your pet out, this is the perfect name, derived from the Rubik’s Cube.

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Ace – a name of Latin and English origin that means "one who excels."

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Hund – means "dog" in German.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Diana – inspired by the Roman Goddess of Animals and the Moon.

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Hera – this name is of the Greek Goddess of Marriage

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Naga – represents nature’s protector and means "serpent" in the Indian origin, perfect if you’ve got a pet reptile at home.

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Opal – meaning "jewel."

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Zara – meaning "flower."

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Simone Biles – a great name for your pet bird inspired by the gymnast.

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Adam & Eve – these are names of Biblical origin referring to the first man and woman created by God.

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Antony & Cleopatra – from the Shakespearean tragedy.

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Sleepy & Peppy – this is popular among pet names for pets that have opposite personalities.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Unicorn – a horse with a beautiful horn.

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Abby — "joy" or "rejoice".

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Electra — the girl of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who affected her sibling Orestes to execute Clytemnestra and her darling Aegisthus.

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Gwen — variant of Gwendolyn or Guenevere.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Haven — a harbor or port.

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Arthur — if your dog is pretty much royalty, name them after the main character in "Sword in the Stone".

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Maximus — after the trusty noble steed in "Tangled".

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Kim & Kourtney – a sibling pairing inspired by the Kardashian names.

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Laura Williams
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

IMO bad names for you fur baby. They are not people to be impressed by. Also your pet sèx tape will not make it famous. LOL.

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135 Unique and Cute Pet Names To Melt Your Heart Cruella De Vil — this Disney dog name is “simply marvelous”.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cruella Deville is the villain of the story who wants all the pups to make a coat from their fur. The clue is in the name: Cruel-Ella-Devil.

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