Pluto

Unisex

Meaning

God of hell and wealth in roman mythology.

Origin

Roman

Pronunciation

/ˈpluːtoʊ/

EDITOR'S NOTE

Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Pluto is arguably in my top five when it comes to names for puppy boys.

Maybe I just love the solar system connotation, and I have a soft spot for Pluto. Whatever anyone says, it'll always be welcome in our solar system if you ask me.

As well as being the ninth planet (we're definitely team #PlutoIsAPlanet), Pluto was the Roman God of the Underworld, making it a truly stellar dog name. It's perfect for your pup who loves to dig holes, as if trying to reach the underworld, or for the space-obsessed dog parent.

Plus, it's the name of Disney's iconic, anthropomorphic dog, which adds a dash of nostalgia.

So, whether your dog is a digger, or you're a space nerd, or a Disney fanatic, there's something that's easy to love about the name Pluto. It's a small step for your pup, maybe, but definitely a giant leap for dog-kind.

Traits associated with the name Pluto:

Dogs named Pluto tend to be loving, loyal, affectionate, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Pluto?

Naming your dog Pluto suggests that you have a sense of humor and a love of the unusual. It also suggests that you are a fan of Disney and the classic cartoon character.

Is Pluto a good dog name?

Pluto has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Pluto isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Pluto is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Pluto was, in the past month, the 335th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Pluto is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Pluto was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Pluto's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Pluto is most adored in Connecticut, Nevada and Iowa.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in District of Columbia, Maryland and Maine.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Pluto.

Most popular breeds named Pluto:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Poodle
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Cocker Spaniel

Famous dogs named Pluto:

  • film icon A coonhound named Pluto played a role in the movie Mickey Mouse universe.
  • television icon A dog named Pluto featured in the television show Mickey Mouse Works and other series.

Pluto is found in these categories:

celestial dog names
celestial

Mickey's pup shares a moniker with a dwarf planet!

nature dog names
nature

Named after the Roman god of the underworld, symbolizing its distant, mysterious qualities.

flower dog names
flower

Disney named Mickey Mouse's pet after the Roman god of the underworld, symbolized by the blooming narcissus.

mythical dog names
mythical

Named after Roman god of underworld, also Disney's famous cartoon dog.

roman dog names
roman

Pluto is the Roman god of the underworld and wealth.

cute dog names
cute

Disney's lovable canine character lends charm and whimsy to this moniker.

famous dog names
famous

Disney's lovable canine companion to Mickey Mouse popularized it.

disney dog names
disney

Mickey Mouse's loyal canine companion shares this celestial moniker.

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Lost
Cute, playful dog.
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A hot-tasting powder prepared from dried and ground peppercorns, commonly used as a spice or condiment to flavor food.
Perry mason, detective extraordinaire
Pluto dog name meaning

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