Dogs are family members, and their names, like our pet sitters and dog walkers, have to be perfect. Whether it’s cool or classic, fun or funky, a dog’s moniker is a part of their personality (and you’ll be saying it a long time). Luckily, Rover.com has you covered, whether you need boy dog names, girl dog names, puppy names, or just want to see the most popular names. We dug into our database of hundreds of thousands of dogs to dish up the top choices nationwide. Find out if your favorites made the cut!
The Most Popular Dog Names
The Top Ten List
Unique dog names are increasingly popular, but pet parents still prefer the classics when naming a new pup. You’re likely to hear at least one of these at the nearest dog park or dog training class.
|Top Female Dog Names||Top Male Dog Names|
|1. Bella||1. Max|
|2. Lucy||2. Charlie|
|3. Daisy||3. Buddy|
|4. Lola||4. Cooper|
|5. Luna||5. Jack|
|6. Molly||6. Rocky|
|7. Sadie||7. Bear|
|8. Sophie||8. Duke|
|9. Bailey||9. Toby|
|10. Maggie||10. Tucker|
Get the rest of 2016’s most popular names here: Top 100 Male and Female Dog Names
Here are some of the top trends for dog names this year. Then get the full scoop plus infographic here.
Baby Name Inspiration
- 28% of dog names in America are human names
- Up by 2%: human names for dogs have seen a solid 2 percent rise this year
- Celebrity baby names for dogs rose 8% in the last year
Pop Culture is King
- 53% of dog owners turned to TV, movie, or book characters to choose a new pet’s name
- Top Pokemon dog names include Haunter, Skitty, and Bayleaf
- Top ‘Game of Thrones’ dog names include Arya, Snow, and Khaleesi
- Top ‘Harry Potter’ dog names include Luna, Harry, and Dobby
- Star Wars and Twilight are still inspiring American pet parents, with names like Chewbacca, Jasper, and Bella riding high.
Find out even more trends, including inspiration from powerful women and favorite foods, here!
Get Your Dog Name
Find out what your name would be if you’d been born a dog: try Rover’s Dog Name Generator. We’ll crunch the numbers, comparing baby name rankings from your birth year to give you a dog name of equal popularity. Give it a whirl!
Top Dog Names by City
We discovered that dog names also reflect the unique culture of America’s cities. From coast to coast, dog lovers choose names for a new pet that reflect hometown pride. Follow the link to find out the trending dog names in your city.
More of the Best Dog Names
Like what you see? Go here to get names by dog breeds, theme, and more, all backed by Rover’s unique data. We’ve got numbers on popular cat names, too.