Hutcherson recently was honoured at the GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award for his work increasing "the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community".
"I'm obsessed with the movie Drive, and Ryan Gosling's character was named Driver," The Hunger Games star told Us Weekly at the award ceremony.
"I always thought it was a good name for a dog so it just kind of worked out."
Hutcherson previously admitted that he is a big fan of Gosling.
The young actor considers Gosling as "a big person to look up to" because of the way he approaches his movie roles.
Hutcherson's upcoming films include 7 Days in Havana and Red Dawn.
Watch the trailer for Drive below: