101 Dalmatian Names: A-to-Z of Every Dog Name From 101 Dalmatians | My Pet's Name (2024)

By David Woodson July 3, 2019in Dogs

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Perhaps the most famous representation of Dalmatians in film and literature is Disney’s 101 Dalmatians!

These films are fun, wacky, and wholesome, especially to someone who loves and owns a Dalmatian themselves.

They are also a great source of inspiration for 101 Dalmatian Names!

That’s almost as many names as Dalmatians have spots!

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In the movie, Pongo and Perdita are the parents of Dalmatian puppies and set out to save their puppies from Cruella, and end up saving many others along the way.

To honour these brave and dutiful dogs, we’ve included their superb dog names in this list, along with many other iconic Disney characters’ names that you’ll probably recognize!

A-Z List Of 101 Dalmatian Names

  1. 8-Ball – the black and white ball in a game of pool
  2. Ace – does your Dalmatian’s splodges resemble the ace of clubs, or even the ace of spades?!
  3. Alex – the shortened version of Alexander, it means ‘defender of mankind’
  4. Angel – for a perfect, angelic black and white Dalmatian puppy
  5. Anita – the human owner of the puppies in the 101 Dalmatians movie
  6. Apollo – Apollo was the Greek God of both medicine and music. It is also the name of a United States space program, which was responsible for landing the first two people on the moon. Clearly, this Dalmatian name belongs to a dog with intelligence!
  7. Archie – a name meaning ‘truly brave’
  8. Beckham – a football/soccer ball is black and white like a Dalmatian, and David Beckham is a famous soccer player
  9. Bellatrix – Bellatrix Lestrange is a villain in the Harry Potter series and is often clothed in black
  10. Bingo – there are some interesting bingo calls out there, such as ‘two little ducks’ for 22, and ‘snakes alive’ for 55!
  11. Bobby – a boy’s name, meaning ‘bright fame’
  12. Boris – from the Turkish name Bogoris, meaning ‘snow leopard’ – a very fitting Dalmatian name!
  13. Bruno – a name with German origin, meaning ‘shield’ or ‘armour’
  14. Buster – usually meaning a person who breaks things – hopefully this doesn’t apply to your Dalmatian!
  15. Charlie – another version of Charles, however it can be a unisex name
  16. Checkers – this is a game played on a black and white checkerboard, and can also be referred to as ‘draughts’
  17. Chicoa Spanish name meaning a small boy or child but could also apply to a small pup
  18. Cleo – short for Cleopatra, the name of one of the most famous Ancient Egyptian pharaohs. She was also featured in a Shakespeare play about her love life, ‘Anthony and Cleopatra’
  19. Cowbell – a cow is another animal known for its black and white splodges
  20. Cruella – Cruella De Vil is the main villain in the movie 101 Dalmatians. She wishes to make a fur coat out of the puppies in the film – horrifying!
  21. Daisy – a perfect pretty puppy name
  22. Diana – a female name with Latin origin meaning ‘divine’
  23. Dolly – an English girl’s name meaning ‘gift of God’
  24. Domino – these playing pieces are typically black, white and spotted!
  25. Dottie – this name is a shortened version of Dorothy, and the perfect name for a female dotted pup
  26. duch*ess – the female equivalent to a Duke. For example, Kate Middleton is the duch*ess of Cambridge whilst Prince William is the Duke of Cambridge
  27. Eclipse – what occurs when an object in the sky moves into the shadow of something else, such as the sun and the moon
  28. Elsa – the Queen of Arendelle in Disney’s Frozen, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen
  29. Freckle – a Dalmatian’s spots could be the equivalent of a human’s freckles!
  30. Giraffe – these animals also have splodges on their fur, although your Dalmatian will never have a neck as long as theirs!
  31. Gizmo – the name for any kind of device or machine – such a cute name for a Dalmatian!
  32. Goofy – another famous Disney character, who is almost as well known as Mickey and Minnie. This name is perfect for a wacky, zany and, well, goofy pup!
  33. Hero – because your beautiful, majestic Dalmatian could be the hero of any story!
  34. Howard – a German name, meaning ‘high guardian’ or ‘brave heart’
  35. Inky – try to tell us a Dalmatian doesn’t resemble ink splodges on a white piece of paper!
  36. Jagger – inspired by the Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger. He wrote multiple songs for the band, such as ‘Time Is On My Side’ to ‘Midnight Rambler’ and ‘Tumbling Dice’
  37. Jeeves – a stereotypical name for a butler in various fictional works across literature, television and film
  38. Jett – inspired by the dark organic gemstone, or even the singer of ‘I Love Rock and Roll’, Joan Jett
  39. Jinx – hopefully your pup won’t bring any curse or bad fortune
  40. Juno – Juno is the queen of the heavens in Roman mythology, and the wife of Jupiter. It is also the name of a movie starring Ellen Page and Michael Cera
  41. Lennon – inspired by the famous singer-songwriter and Beatle, John Lennon, who wrote songs such as ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, ‘All You Need Is Love’ and ‘I Am The Walrus’
  42. Lenny – a male name meaning ‘brave lion’
  43. Lightning – a flash of bright light which usually illuminates a dark sky. Another name with black and white imagery
  44. Lizzie – a shortened version of Elizabeth, the name of two famous English queens
  45. Lucky – this pup always has good fortune
  46. Lucy – a female name, originally derived from Latin, meaning ‘light’
  47. Maleficent – the villain in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, who finally got her own film in 2014, played by Angelina Jolie
  48. Marbles – a game played with small glass balls
  49. Mickey – Mickey Mouse is perhaps the most famous, iconic and well-known Disney characters. Created by Walt Disney himself in 1928, this fun and cute mouse is also black and white
  50. Minnie – another famous and iconic Disney character, alongside Mickey Mouse
  51. Mono – from the word ‘monochromatic’
  52. Moon – a shining light orb against an inky black sky – the same colors as your Dalmatian!
  53. Murphyan Irish name meaning ‘sea warrior’
  54. Orca – these marine mammals are known as ‘killer whales’ and are also black and white. Let’s just hope that your spotted pup isn’t a ‘killer Dalmatian’!
  55. Oreo – a scrumptious black and white biscuit for a black and white pup
  56. Pablo – inspired by the famous artist Pablo Picasso
  57. Panda – another black and white mammal, however this one prefers eating bamboo to dog food!
  58. Penguin – another black and white animal that shares a similarity with your Dalmatian – neither can fly!
  59. Penny – a shortened version of Penelope, who was the loyal wife of Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey. Penelope was also the name of a 2006 film involving a girl with a pig’s nose. You can decide which Penny your Dalmatian is more like…
  60. Pepper – the typical table-top pairing of salt and pepper is perfect for a black and white dog
  61. Pluto – a dwarf planet within our system, that was once considered the ninth planet from the sun but was reclassified in 2006. It is also the name of Mickey Mouse’s pet dog
  62. Polka – a pattern consisting of multiple large spots
  63. Pongo – the name of the father of some of the pups in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. This fluffy, four-legged hero saves the day with his mate, Perdita
  64. Puddles – if your Dalmatian jumps in a muddy puddle they go from being black and white to brown!
  65. Ringo – inspired by ‘The Beatles’ member Ringo Starr
  66. Rocky – a famous boxing character played by Sylvester Stallone in a movie from 1976 named after the title character; it evolved into a franchise with multiple other films and spin-offs
  67. Romeo – a name made famous by William Shakespeare in his play Romeo & Juliet. His family feuds with the Capulets, and this makes his love for the beautiful Juliet difficult to say the least…
  68. Rover – a name of English origin meaning ‘wanderer’, and it’s perfect for any dog
  69. Roxie – meaning ‘dawn of the day’, it’s a shortened version of Roxanne, which is a famous song by the band The Police
  70. Sabrina – Latin for the River Severn, and comes from Celtic mythology
  71. Sammy – a Hebrew name meaning ‘God heard’
  72. Scamp – the son of the title characters in another Disney dog movie ‘Lady and the Tramp’; it’s perfect for a rambunctious Dalmatian pup
  73. Scar – the main villain in The Lion King and the younger brother of Mufasa
  74. Scout – a name which means ‘to listen’; it was used by Harper Lee in her novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
  75. Shadow – if you have a dark shadow against something white and opaque like snow, it’ll match the fur of your Dalmatian
  76. Skunk – perhaps the smelliest black and white animal around
  77. Smoky – perfect for a Dalmatian with more black splodges than others. This name is also inspired by Smoky Quartz, a precious gemstone
  78. Sparky – this pup is lively and excitable
  79. Speckle – because Dalmatians have hundreds of speckles on their fur!
  80. Spots – the most obvious Dalmatian name! Although, did you know that every Dalmatian is unique because no two Dalmatians ever have the same spots?
  81. Star – lots of bright stars in the dark sky could be the opposite of a Dalmatian’s fur!
  82. Stitch – one of the main characters from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch
  83. Sugar – for a sweet Dalmatian puppy!
  84. Sullivan – one of the main characters in Pixar’s Monsters Inc, and has a green, one-eyed best friend named Mike Mazowski
  85. Sylvester – a name derived from Latin, meaning ‘wooded’ and ‘wild’
  86. Titan – the Titans were a race of Gods in Greek mythology – perfect for any Dalmatian that wants to be a leader
  87. Tucker – possibly derived from French, meaning ‘all heart’
  88. Tux – derived from Tuxedo, a black suit and tie with a white shirt, worn on formal occasions
  89. Twilight – the period between light and darkness in the evening and the name of a movie franchise
  90. Ursula – the main villain in Disney’s 1989 animated movie ‘The Little Mermaid’. She strikes a deal with the main character, Ariel: her voice in exchange for human legs. It does not go swimmingly…
  91. Valeriea French name meaning ‘to be strong and healthy’
  92. Venus – the second planet from the sun, but also the Goddess of beauty and love in Roman mythology. What better name for a beautiful female pup?!
  93. Vinnie – a name meaning ‘conqueror’ and ‘victor’, it’s the shortened version of Vincent
  94. Willow – a popular girl’s name and beautiful tree
  95. Winston – inspired by the famous English historical figure Winston Churchill, who was most recognised for being the Prime Minister of the UK during the Second World War.
  96. Woody – one of the main characters from the Pixar series ‘Toy Story’. He is a fictional sheriff voiced by Tom Hanks, with famous catchphrases such as “there’s a snake in my boot!”
  97. Yin-Yang – Opposite forces that ultimately complement each other
  98. Zebra – another black and white animal; however, this one is striped, not spotted!
  99. Zeus – the Ancient Greek God of sky and thunder, he is the king of the Gods and rules over everyone on earth
  100. Zorro – this famous fictional character notably wears a black outfit and mask and carries a sword. He has appeared on both television and film
  101. Buddy – because a Dalmatian is a man’s best buddy

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Apparently, someone laboriously counted and calculated the number of spots in 101 Dalmatians, and they came to the conclusion that there are 6,469,952!

Dodie Smith, the author of the book that inspired both films, had nine Damatians!

Maybe some of their names are in this list of 101 Dalmatian names?

The birth of the fifteen puppies in the film also happened in her own life…

Speaking of the movie, we have a confession to make, the dogs in the animated movie are actually gray and not black!

Animators felt that white would have looked too bright on screen and wouldn’t have meshed well with the background in the scenes that involve snow. We suppose we’ll have to alter some of these names to suit gray dogs and not black dogs.

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If you enjoyed this list of 101 Dalmatian names almost as much as Cruella de Vil enjoys wearing fur coats, then be sure to leave us a comment letting us know which of these one hundred and one names was your favorite.

If you have a Dalmatian yourself, don’t forget to tell us their name – we’d love to know!

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What are the names of the dogs in 101 Dalmatians? ›

I presume you mean from 101 Dalmatians. The mother is named Perdita (or Perdy for short) and the father is Pongo. They have 15 puppies, six of whom are named in the movie: Rolly, Lucky, Penny, Pepper, Freckles, and Patch.

Were there 99 puppies in 101 Dalmatians? ›

The Dalmatian Puppies comprise the vast majority of the titular characters of One Hundred and One Dalmatians and related media. Fifteen of them are Pongo and Perdita's puppies, who are kidnapped by the evil Cruella De Vil, and their parents journey off to go rescue them, eventually adopting the other 84.

Why is it called 101 Dalmatians when there is only 15? ›

Because that's what the original novel by Dodie Smith was called. The Dalmatians consist of 97 puppies that Cruella de Vil kidnapped to make her Dalmatian coat, Pongo and Missus, the parents of a litter of 15 puppies and Perdita an old liver spotted Dalmatian hired as a wet nurse for Pongo and Missus puppies.

What is the fat Dalmatian puppy name? ›

Rolly is an obese Dalmatian puppy who first appeared in the 1961 animated film 101 Dalmatians. Rolly is named for his "rolly-polly" physique.

Who are the 15 puppies in 101 Dalmatians? ›

Pongo and Perdita's 15 puppies are named Lucky, Thunder, Rolly, Patch, Pepper, Penny, Cadpig, Freckles, Purdy, Wizzer, Jewel, Dipstick, Two-Tone, Fidget, and Spotty. They are mostly named after their individual personalities or the way their spots look.

Which puppy almost died in 101 Dalmatians? ›

Lucky is one of Pongo and Perdita's fifteen puppies. He is the puppy who nearly dies soon after his birth in both the animated and live-action films but was revived through the efforts of Roger Radcliffe.

Did Dalmatian give birth to 19 puppies? ›

It's not quite the 101 Dalmatians - but it feels pretty close! A Dalmatian in Australia called Melody has given birth to 19 puppies, setting a new world record. Melody's owner, Melissa O'Brien, said that her pooch piled on a whopping 15 kilograms during the pregnancy.

Are the dogs in 102 Dalmatians real? ›

In this movie, all 102 dalmatians are puppies and the dog star is an all-white, 8- to 10-week-old dalmatian pup named, appropriately, Oddball. Visual effects, which for the most part involved spot removal and digital dogs, were created by Disney's The Secret Lab.

What is the hairless dog in 102 Dalmatians? ›

Chinese Crested dogs have made appearances in several popular films and television shows. They include: “Krull” from “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “Fluffy,” who was Cruella DeVille's dog in “102 Dalmatians,” and “Halston” from the sitcom “Ugly Betty.”

Did Perdita have all 101 puppies? ›

Perdita is the female protagonist of the 1961 Disney animated feature film One Hundred and One Dalmatians. She is the pet of Anita, mate of Pongo, and the birth mother of 15 Dalmatian puppies as well as the adoptive mother of 84 more Dalmatian puppies.

Who is the villain in 101 Dalmatians? ›

Glenn Close portrays Cruella de Vil in the 1996 film 101 Dalmatians and its 2000 sequel 102 Dalmatians. The film reinvents Cruella as the vindictive, snobbish and very glamorous magnate of an haute couture fashion house, "House of De Vil", which specializes in fur couture.

Is it 101 or 1001 Dalmatians? ›

Pongo and Perdita set out on a cross-country rescue mission to save the litter from the maniacal Cruella, in the process rescuing 84 additional ones, bringing the total of Dalmatians to 101. One Hundred and One Dalmatians was released in theaters on January 25, 1961, to critical acclaim, and was a box-office success.

Why Dalmatians are rare? ›

Dalmatians were abandoned in large numbers by their original owners and left with animal shelters. As a result, Dalmatian rescue organizations sprang up to care for the unwanted dogs and find them new homes. AKC registrations of Dalmatians decreased 90% during the 2000–2010 period.

How tall are female Dalmatians? ›

How big is a Dalmatian? Dalmatians have standing heights of roughly 30” | 76 cm with males having a withers (shoulder) height of 23"-24" | 58-61 cm and females with a withers height of 22”-23” | 56-58 cm. Both males and females weigh between 45-70 lb | 20-32 kg.

What does the name Cadpig mean? ›

Famous Usage: Term for the runt of the litter of pigs. Screen Details: Name of the smallest of pups in the Walt Disney movie '101 Dalmatians'.

What was the dog barking called in 101 Dalmatians? ›

Twilight Bark, The The barking of dogs that sounds the alert about the missing puppies in One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The phrase was used years later as the title of Disney Feature Animation's weekly employee newsletter.

Are Pongo and Perdita siblings? ›

The likelihood is that they are the offspring of at least one of the Dalmatians Cruella took from the Baroness, meaning they're part of the same litter and thus siblings, which paints 101 Dalmatians in a slightly different light.

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