Whether you’re wondering that new puppy of yours is part shark, you’re crazy about shark movies or you just love Shark Week, you might be considering shark names for your new toothy pup!
Dog Names Inspired by Sharks
- Dogfish (over 100 species of sharks are part of this family)
- Jaws (the most popular shark name for dogs!)
- Selachii (order to which sharks belong)
Names of Famous Sharks
Anchor – A hammerhead shark in Finding Nemo.
Baby Shark – This viral children’s song includes a dance and hand motions not only for Baby Shark but also other family members: Mommy Shark, Daddy Shark, Grandma Shark and Grandpa Shark.
Brooklyn – The name of Baby Shark.
Bruce – The mechanical great white shark used in the movie Jaws and an animated great white shark in Finding Nemo.
Chum – A Disney movie character in Finding Nemo, a mako shark and member of the “Fish are Friends, Not Food” support group.
Deep Blue – A massive female great white shark that gained fame for being one of the largest sharks ever filmed. She was first documented in 2013 off the coast of Guadalupe Island, Mexico.
Fang – From the game “Hungry Shark World” (2016), Fang is a shark character that players can control and upgrade as they progress through the game.
Ghost Shark – The antagonist in the movie “Ghost Shark” (2013), a shark that can appear in any body of water, including swimming pools. In real life, there is a species called the Ghost Shark (or Chimaera).
Hungry Shark – A character in the Hungry Shark video game. Players control a hungry shark that must swim through various underwater environments, devouring smaller fish, marine animals, and even humans to grow and survive.
Jabberjaw – The title character of the animated series “Jabberjaw” (1976-1978), a talking great white shark who leads a rock band in a futuristic underwater world.
Kamohoaliʻi i (or shorten to Kamo) – In Hawaiian mythology, Kamohoalii is a shark god and the older brother of the fire goddess Pele. He is a revered figure and is believed to protect humans from harm in the ocean.
Lenny – A character from the animated movie “Shark Tale” (2004), a vegetarian shark who wants to be a dolphin and befriends the main character, Oscar.
Mano – The fictional megalodon shark from the movie “The Meg” (2018), based on the novel by Steve Alten.
Mary Lee – A tagged female great white shark known for her long migratory journeys along the East Coast of the United States. She was tracked by the OCEARCH research team and had a large following on social media.
Mr. Snappy – The giant mutant shark from the movie “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus” (2009), known for its over-the-top battles with other giant creatures.
Meg – A commonly used nickname for the megalodon, an extinct shark species of shark. The term “megalodon” itself means “big tooth,” and it became the name for the movie The Meg.
Ramón – A character from the animated movie “Finding Nemo” (2003), a friendly great white shark who is part of the “Fish are Friends, Not Food” support group.
Red Water – The bull shark from the movie “Red Water” (2003), a thriller set in Louisiana.
Sharky – The protagonist of the French animated series “The Sharky and George Show” (also known as “Sharky & George” or “Sharky et Georges”), a crime-fighting shark detective.
Sharkjira – A character in the video game Hungry Shark Evolution, Sharkjira is a shark who can walk on land (and shoot lasers from his eyes).
Sharkzilla – A giant shark from the movie “Sharkzilla” (2002), part of the “Mockbuster” film genre.
Strago – From the game “Depth” (2014), Strago is one of the playable shark characters, each with different abilities, that players can choose to control in the game.
Tlaloc – The shark in the Black Demon movie. In Aztec art, Tlaloc was often depicted with goggle-like eyes, fangs, and a headdress adorned with water-related symbols.
Shark in Different Languages
- Spanish: Tiburón
- French: Requin
- German: Hai
- Italian: Squalo
- Portuguese: Tubarão
- Dutch: Haai
- Russian: Akula
- Chinese (Simplified): Shāyú
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