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 Washington DC, dog owners are choosing names that show a love of their city (and America). Check out 2017’s top dog name trends in the nation’s capital, and across America:
Top 10 Male Dog Names in DC
Top 10 Female Dog Names in DC
*Names that differ from the top 10 dog names nationally
DC Dog Name Trends for 2017
- Pretend politics are up: Dog names from DC-based shows like House of Cards and Scandal are up 2%
- Fitz is up 164% but Mellie is down 56%
- Real politics are down: Names inspired by real-life politicians continue to trend down, decreasing 10% in 2017.
- Top Patriotic Dog Names
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