Our dogs are more than pets—they’re members of our families. The names we pick for them reflect our personalities, interests, and obsessions.
Rover.com, the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers, dug into its database of hundreds of thousands of dog names to determine which names are leading the pack—and what mattered most to us this year. In Chicago, dog owners are choosing names that show a love of their city (and the Cubs). Check out 2017’s top dog name trends in Chicago and across America:
Top 10 Male Names
Top 10 Female Names
*Names that differ from the top 10 dog names nationally
Chicago Dog Name Trends for 2017
- Chicagoans love their caffeine! Coffee-inspired dog names like Kona, Latte and Coffee are up 21%.
- Showing love for the home team. Names inspired by Chicago sports are up 12%.
- The name MJ rose 160%
- Baseball-themed names like Maddon and Rizzo increased 204%
- Names of hometown heroes like Kanye, Oprah, and Barack are up 59%.
Check Out the Top Dog Names Nationwide
For more about dog name popularity and trends, see our coverage of the Most Popular Male and Female Dog Names of 2017.
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Whether you’re away from home for the week or just a few hours, Rover has you and your dog covered. Find and book neighborhood pet care on Rover.com, the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers. Then hit the road happy—your dog is in good hands.