Do you have a new super-pup in your pack? Congrats! Choosing a Marvel dog name for your new best friend can make you both feel like Avengers-level heroes. That’s why we’ve rounded up this list of Marvel heroes, supervillains and sidekicks to help you find the best dog name ideas for your new pooch.
If you don’t find what you are looking for, try our list of Disney dog names for more inspo.
A superhuman representing Ukraine in the European superhero team “S.H.E.” Amazon’s abilities are unknown, so this could be a great name if your pup’s personality is a little mysterious.
If you’ve adopted female and male litter mates, it would be super cute to name them “Aurora” and “Northstar”, after the X-Men twins.
A member of the X-Men, Betsy exudes British beauty. A little Yorkshire Terrier would make this name proud!
The love of the Hulk’s life, Betty Ross, has been through a lot! Naming a rescue dog who has overcome their circumstances would pay proper homage to her.
Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)
Another one with an enigmatic past, naming your dog after “Black Widow,” whether she has black fur or not, is a powerful choice. She’s a Russian native, so consider this name for dogs of Russian descent.
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
A great name for any majestic and confident female dog, Carol Danvers’ alter-ego Captain Marvel is the pinnacle of heroes.
Dagger (Tandy Bowen)
If you have a pup with luminous golden hair consider naming her “Dagger” after this light-wielding superhero, who is Tandy Bowen’s alter ego.
Domino (Neena Thurman)
Is your Dalmatian looking for a name? Neena Thurman’s alter-ego “Domino” would be a lucky pick, since this mutant mercenary can always make the dice roll in her favor. (Plus, it’s a nice nod to your pup’s black-and-white spots.)
The character is a world-renowned assassin and martial artist, so if your dog has an electrifying personality or red hair, give it a try!
Does your white dog have a fashionable streak about her? Try “Emma” on for size! Once a villain, she’s now a member of the X-Men. A telepath, she can also morph into an organic diamond. Luxury all the way, baby!
This female member of the X-Men is a true hero. “Firestar” would make a great name for any flame-hued fur baby.
Gamora is a former assassin raised and trained by Thanos, and she eventually turns good to help save the universe in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
This character is a skilled detective and superhero. Naming your savvy Bloodhound after her would be especially appropriate—and you could even shorten it to “JJ.”
A Chinese American mutant, extremely energetic gymnast (and temporarily a vampire), this character once lived at a shopping mall as a young, orphaned girl.
Layla is a mutant and a member of the X-Men who can predict the future. This name would be the perfect moniker for a wise dog who exudes Layla’s catchphrase “I know stuff.”
If your new pup has you under a spell, consider naming her “Magik” after this young sorceress and member of Storm’s team.
A great name for a buff and muscular dog since Molly Hayes has superhuman strength.
Nakia was an undercover spy and T’Challa’s former lover in “Black Panther.”
“Nebula” is a name worth considering if you are a fan of this tortured space pirate and granddaughter of Thanos.
Okoye (Midnight Angel)
AKA Midnight Angle, Okoye is the head of the Wakandan armed forces in “Black Panther.”
Rescue (Pepper Potts)
Rescue was Tony Stark’s assistant, Pepper Potts, who turned superhero. If you rescued your dog from a shelter, this one’s a no-brainer!
This veteran member of the X-Men is portrayed with brown hair with a white streak. If you find a pooch with the same color combo, you’re in luck!
Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
Wanda Maximoff, better known as the Scarlet Witch, got her own origin story in the series “WandaVision.” If your pup has reddish fur, it’s a match.
Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde)
Celebrate your dog’s leadership skills and name her after the head of the X-Men. “Shadowcat” is also known as Kitty Pryde, and would be a fitting moniker for a pup with cat-like graces, like a Basenji.
She-Hulk (Jennifer Walter)
Also known as Jennifer Walter, She-Hulk was Bruce Banner’s cousin and a member of the Avengers. This name is a great choice for any large-breed pup.
T’challa’s tech-savvy sister in “Black Panther” and a great choice for an extra-smart dog.
Songbird was a wrestler with The Grapplers, so a dog who seems to dominate at doggy wrestling would be a good match for this one.
Spectrum (Lt. Monica Rambeau)
Spectrum was a member of the New Orleans police department where she was known as Lt. Monica Rambeau. She also led the X-Men and used the “Captain Marvel” moniker for a time.
Another classic Marvel character first introduced in 1977, Spider-Woman has a multitude of super-human abilities.
Perfect for a funny gal pup who’s fascinated by squirrel antics! Although known to be silly, she’s a member of the Avengers who possesses all the skills of her squirrel namesake.
Storm (Ororo Munroe)
Storm, a Wakandan Goddess also known as Ororo Munroe, is a descendant of royalty and an Omega Level Mutant standout. Name a dog with blue eyes “Storm” and you’ve got a winner!
Tigra (Greer Nelson)
While this name may be feline in origin, it would be a perfect name for a female canine with a brindle coat. Tigra has so many abilities! She’s super-fast, can lift up to 10 tons, and can jump 40 feet with one leap, to name a few.
Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)
The first female member of the Avengers, Wasp is trailblazer! Her real name is Janet Van Dyne, and she partnered with Ant-Man.
Daughter to Wolverine, X-23 is a name perfect for Marvel fans who aren’t afraid to let their deep knowledge show.
Angel (Warren Worthington III)
An original member of the X-Men, this mercurial character born into the very wealthy Worthington family would be a good namesake for a dog with a changeable personality.
Ant-Man (Hank Pym)
Ant-Man is just one of the identities adopted by genius scientist Hank Pym. Using the help of actual ants, Ant-Man fought off countless criminals in Manhattan.
Calling all villain-lovers! Name your dog “Baron Zemo” and you’ve paid your homage to one of of most reviled enemies of Captain America and the Avengers.
Beast (Dr. Hank McCoy)
Another good choice for a giant “Beast” of a dog, this character is an original Marvel comic book standard since 1963.
Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon)
Balck Bolt was born Blackagar Boltagon & is the king of the Inhumans. Black Bolt must never speak as his voice is uber-destructive. This could be an interesting choice for the famously bark-less Basenji.
Black Knight (Dane Whitman)
A classic character introduced in 1967, name a dog “Black Knight” if he’s your hero. Also known as Dane Whitman, this character doesn’t possess any superhuman abilities, but BK is an exceptionally skilled fighter.
Black Panther (King T’Challa)
Black Panther is the nickname of King T’Challa, the King of Wakanda. He pledged his service for all mankind, so use this name for a truly regal pup who can carry the crown.
For long-toothed pooch, “Blade” would be a great choice as this character is a human-vampire hybrid who sides with the good guys.
Brawn (Amadeus Cho)
A Korean American born Amadeus Cho who has a superhuman brain, Brawn took over the duties of Hulk from Bruce Banner.
Cable (Nathan Summers)
Cable, also known as Nathan Summers, is the son of Cyclops who trains and mentors younger would-be heroes. A tough dog with a kind demeanor towards younger pups would do this name justice.
Cannonball (Sam Guthrie)
A perfect name for a dog who can propel themselves through the air like this character can. His real name is Sam Guthrie, so if you name your dog simply “Sam” you are really digging deep into obscurity!
Captain America (Steve Rogers)
A classic American superhero name, perfect for a popular American dog breed like a Golden Retriever! Even his real name, Steve Rogers, screams classic Americana.
Colossus (Piotr Rasputin)
For a mighty beast of a dog, “Colossus” is an appropriate name to pick. A Russian mutant and a member of the X-Men, he’s also an artist and was born Piotr Rasputin.
Your pup may not be telepathic like the Russian space dog named “Cosmo” from Guardians of the Galaxy, but any dog devoted to your defense, like an Akita, could live up to this one!
Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
If you have a fearless pup, use “Daredevil” for a name to show the world his personality. By day, Daredevil is known as the attorney Matt Murdock.
Deadpool (Wade Wilson)
Born Wade Wilson, Deadpool has the ability of accelerated healing. Under the mask, he’s super wrinkly, so naming a Shar-Pei after this character would be spot-on!
If you have a super oddball of a dog, he could be the namesake of the mad scientist, Dr. Strange.
Drax is known as “The Destroyer”. If your puppy is chewing up your shoes, naming them “Drax” would be a subtle nod to their destructive side.
Falcon (Carl Burgess)
Even if this wasn’t a Marvel character name, “Falcon” would be a great name for a dignified dog. When working as a District Attorney, Falcon was known as Carl Burgess.
Gambit (Remy LeBeau)
If you’ve got a canine thief on your hands, naming them “Gambit” would be a fun tie-in to consider since this character is a sneaky stealer! Born Remy LeBeau, this mutant member of the X-Men is married to Rogue.
When Groot hit the screen in “Guardians of the Galaxy”, a whole new level of cuteness overload was born. He’s a tree-like alien, who’s been a long-time friend of Rocket Raccoon.
Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
Hogan was Tony Stark’s bodyguard and chauffeur in “Iron Man.” This name would be a great choice for dogs who are born to guard!
Howard the Duck
If you name your dog “Howard the Duck”, you know you’ve got yourself a great conversation starter at the dog park, even if you don’t live in a parallel dimension like this talking duck does.
Hulk (Bruce Banner)
An alien life-form of epically evil proportions, this creature can re-animate corpses. Eww! If your dog reminds you of an alien, naming them “Hydra” could be a fun tie-in, though!
Iceman (Bobby Drake)
This would be an appropriate name for a snow-loving dog breed! Iceman is a member of the X-Men and learned to control his ice-wielding powers with help from Emma Frost.
Iron Man (Tony Stark)
If you feel your new pup could have the spirit of a true hero, then “Iron Man” is the name to choose. When he’s not in his Iron Man suit, Tony Stark runs his empire, Stark Industries.
Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder)
Carrying the name of a survivor of the Savage Lands means your dog is one tough pup! As the young child Kevin Plunder, Ka-Zar was orphaned and then raised by Zabu, a species of saber-toothed tiger.
Thor’s trickster brother with a serious inferiority complex, and a name especially fitting for mischievous pups.
Feeling lucky about your new baby? This character is known for having amazingly good luck.
Luke Cage is a street-smart, wrongly convicted and imprisoned man. It would make a fitting name for a rescue dog.
Magneto (Max Eisenhardt)
A powerful name for a powerful pooch! Magneto is an incredible mutant born to a German-Jewish family and was first introduced to Marvel fans in 1963. He’s been both a bad guy and a good guy in the Marvel Universe.
Black Bolt’s younger brother, Maximus is a super bad guy who’s also a prince and a scientist.
The name of Star-Lord’s Spaceship in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” this obscure reference sounds like a good fit for any out-of-this-world canine.
Moon Knight (Marc Spector)
Gaining immediate popularity when he was first introduced in 1975, Moon Knight has a long and complicated backstory. Born Marc Spector, a man with multiple personalities, Moon Knight is fabled to be immortal.
Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
All pups are fantastic, of course! Show the world just how fantastic your good boy is with the memorable name of the leader of the Fantastic Four.
“Namor” would make a fine name for any dog who loves to swim—he was the ruler of Atlantis, after all!
Take your pick of these two names of the world-renowned spy who formed the Avengers.
If you have an incredibly agile dog, why not name him after this member of the X-Men, who was a former circus acrobat?
If you have boy and girl litter mates, it would be pretty adorable to name them “Northstar” and “Aurora,” after the X-Men twins.
If your pup is a super star, why not name him “Nova” after this powerfully cosmic hero?
Peter Parker is the teenage nerd who turns into a hero in “Spider-Man.”
The creator of the X-Men, may he rest in peace, had a dream that mutants and humans could peacefully co-exist. A truly noble name for philosophical pups.
This character has a long and storied past, including being named Protector of the Universe. A great choice for your furry personal protector.
Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
Groot’s bestie in “Guardians of the Galaxy” doesn’t need much of an introduction. He’s the sassiest racoon in the galaxy!
Ronan the Accuser is a fanatical soldier in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but your pooch can use the name even if he’s a lover, not a fighter.
Sentry (Robert Reynolds)
In the Marvel Universe, Robert Reynolds is a superhero known as Sentry. His power is equivalent to millions of suns exploding!
Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)
First introduced in Marvel comic books in 1966, non-human Silver Surfer’s real name is Norrin Radd, from the planet Zenn-La.
Speedball (Robbie Baldwin)
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Believe it or not, the Belgian Malinois can climb walls, so “Spider-Pooch” just might work well if you are lucky enough to have one!
Star-Lord (Peter Jason Quill)
“Star-Lord” is an awesome name for your easy-going pup. This low-key hero is also known as Peter Jason Quill, the mixtape-loving hero from “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
A cute name for a muscle-bound canine, Strong Guy is a mutant who was a member of the X-Factor team.
Thanos was a genocidal warlord from Titan—perfect if you want to call out your pup’s villainous side.
Thing (Ben Grimm)
A member of the Fantastic Four, with the real name of Ben Grimm, this tough-looking guy has a tender heart.
The Norse god with a powerful hammer who joins the Avengers.
Although known as an anti-hero, “Thunderbolt” is a great dog name. It was also the name of a very early character from 1970, so if you are a retro-minded pet parent, go for it!
An excellent choice for a planet-sized pooch! Titan was the home world of Thanos.
This artificial intelligence Avenger was created by Ultron to destroy the team, but he joined it instead!
A robot member of the X-Men who has emotions, Warlock would make a great name for fans of this character first introduced in 1984.
Warpath (James Proudstar)
Warpath is a mutant of Native American descent who grew up as James Proudstar on an Apache reservation. With his superhuman strength, he’s a welcome member of the X-Men.
War Machine (James Rhodes)
The personal pilot of Tony Stark, and a superhero in his own right as War Machine, James Rhodes sometimes also dons the Iron Man suit!
Wiccan (Billy Kaplan)
Billy Kaplan, the electrokinetic mutant, goes by Wiccan as a Young Avenger.
Wolverine (Logan Howlett)
At 5’3”, Wolverine could be one of the shortest superheroes, which is why it would be the perfect namesake for any pint-sized pup! Even Logan’s last name of “Howlett” would make a unique name.
Wonder Man (Simon Williams)
Is getting this new pup a dream come true? Remember the wonder of it all for years to come by naming him after an impossibly powerful being of pure iconic energy.
For large breeds, try Xandar, the name of the planet in “Guardians of the Galaxy”— hey, as namesakes go, a planet is about as big as you can get!
Since Yondu is blue, a Queensland Blue Heeler would be proud to be named after one of the founding members of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
A Pet Avenger, Zabu hails from a secret land located in Antarctica. Zabu rescued and raised Ka-Tar.
Zemo is the surname of a family of super villains in many of the Marvel movies, including “Captain America”—and it would make a great-sounding dog name!
You want to name your dog after a 10’ robot? Go for it! Zorr was created by Maximus to crush the fantastic four.