10 Unique Celebrity Pet Names

These pooches have a reputation that matches their famous name!

By Catalina Barrios

Photo: Instagram @hiltonpets

One of the first decisions you make as a parent is choosing your child’s name. It is such a momentous choice that there are hundreds of books dedicated to the subject. Even with this guidance, some celebrities still go rogue and select rather unusual monikers for their children: Apple, North, Stormi, Saint, Chicago, and the list goes on.  It appears that some celebrity pets have enjoyed the same hyper-focus on originality.

Let us know which one of these names you like best.

Mr. Famous

Photo: Vanity Fair

This Yorkshire Terrier was Audrey Hepburn’s adorable dog that appeared with her in several movies. Mr. Famous was on the cover of magazines right alongside Hepburn.  The dog was an integral part of the actress’ life, but tragically died after being run over during the shooting of The Children’s Hour. After Mr. Famous died, Hepburn was gifted another Yorkshire Terrier that she named Assam of Assam.


Photo: London Entertainment/Splash via Celebrity Dog Watcher

Selma Blair named her Jack Russell “Wink” because he only has one eye. Last year she adopted a Pit Bull named “Cappy,” after losing another dog, “Ducky” in an accident. Cappy’s real name is “Cappuccino Houston”. The actress really knows how to come up with a name! She says that Cappy has adapted well to her family and has a special bond with her son, Arthur.

Matzoball and Meatball

Photo: Facebook / Adam Sandler

How can I forget one of my favorite comedy movies, “Happy Gilmore”? Adam Sandler’s character was priceless! Well, this actor loves Bulldogs. His adored pooch, Meatball, was even the best man at his wedding. Sadly, Meatball died in 2004, so Sandler made room in his home and his heart for another Bullie that he calls “Matzoball”.

Photo: Matzo via Celebrity Dog Watcher


Photo: Instagram / @oliviamunn

In 2014, Olivia Munn adopted “Chance,” a purebred Cavalier King Charles. After spending just 10 minutes with him, she wanted to bring him home. The actress was inspired to name this sweetheart, Chance, to celebrate his second chance at life.


Credit: Twitter @50cent

How about naming a pup after your favorite TV host or celebrity? 50 Cent named his Schnauzer “Oprah”. Oprah chooses to interpret this as a compliment, even though it was not originally intended as one. Fifty Cent and the famed media maven had a falling out in 2006 when 50-cent accused Oprah of catering to white women and excluding black rappers from her show. And yes, Oprah the Dog has a Twitter account.

Mugsy and Harajuku Bitch

Photo: Instagram / @hiltonpets

It takes a true expert to keep track of all of Paris Hilton’s pets, their air conditioned homes, jeweled collars, etc. Luckily, there is an entire Instagram (@hiltonpets) dedicated to the fluffy heirs and heiresses of the Hilton fam. The two standout names making the list for being particularly unique belong to Pug Mugsy and Pomeranian Harajuku Bitch.

Photo: Dlisted


Photo: Instagram / @mileycyrus

Miley Cyrus is definitely a dynamic individual, and we think that’s a huge part of her success. It makes sense that a free spirit like Miley would have a handsome Collie named Emu Coyne Cyrus, rather than any old dog name.

Ghenghis Khan

Photo: MarthaStewart.com

Lifestyle maven Martha Stewart has a deep love for French Bulldogs and Chow Chows. It takes a certain type of person to chose the name, and a certain kind of dog to wear it well, and in this case, the match up makes total sense. Although he bares the name of the founder of the Mongol empire, this Chow goes by GK for short. Adorable!