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We’re obsessed with puppy names as much as getting a new puppy. As the world’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers, and a leading dog name expert, we’re highly committed to helping you choose the right name for your pup.
And while you’ll want to pick a unique dog name, learning what other puppy names have topped the charts might give you some inspiration for names that work and don’t work. Over the years, we’ve compiled plenty of names for you to peruse—and we keep our lists updated with new dog name data each year.
Choosing a name for your new puppy is exciting. And this list can inspire the process as you start observing the behavior and personality of your new pup. You don’t have to use our suggestions (names are a personal decision), but hopefully we got your brain churning with ideas.
Top 50 Trending Puppy Names
These are the most popular puppy names, regardless of gender. (You’ve probably heard them called out at the dog park—or even thought of them already!) What we love about these puppy names is that they reveal the big cultural moments of 2022 that inspired everyone across the country. Under male names you’ll find Fezco, after Euphoria‘s best character, and for female puppy names there’s Makkari, a Marvel character from the Eternals movie.
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Top 100 Unique Puppy Names
Maybe you’d like something out of the ordinary for your new puppy. Unusual names are popular choices, too. For these names, we looked specifically at dogs who were ages two and under. Sounds old? Well, some dogs stay in that “puppy” mentality until they’re at least one and a half years old. Puppy names that will make them feel younger forever may just be the right fit!
50 unique puppy names
- Bea Arthur
- Billie Jo
- Finley Mae
- Jersey Girl
- Jodie Foster
- Olivia Benson
- Ruby Lou
50 unique male puppy names
- Peter Pan
Adorable Puppy Names for the Smallest of Fluffs
We know, ALL puppies are cute! But if you want a name to match, this is the list you can peruse. Every one conjures images of tiny, adorable, and sweet!
|Cute female puppy names||Cute male puppy names|
What Are the Most Common Dog Names?
|Most common female dog names||Most common male dog names|
Don’t see a name you like on this list? You can also search for names based on category. We have lists for:
You could even use our dog name generator to get some inspiration.
Fun Puppy Naming Facts
Rover surveyed pet parents nationwide to find out what inspired them to select their puppy or new dog’s name. Check out the results.
- 12% have named their dog after a food or beverage
- 5% have named their dog after a city or geographic location
- 12% have named their dog after an animal, plant or nature
- 12% have named their dog after a famous or historical person
- 33% have named their dog after a character from a TV show, video game, movie or book
- 10% have named their dog after someone they know
- 4% have named their dog after a brand
What your dog’s name may reveal about you:
- People with toy-sized dogs are most likely to name their dogs after someone they know.
- Three out of four pet parents picked their dog’s name after meeting so they could find one to fit their dog’s personality.
- 38% of dog owners changed their dog’s name after adopting him/her.
- More than a third of pet parents have met a dog who shares their human name, and 12% have had it happen to them multiple times!
- Men and women are equally likely to meet a dog who shares their name.
- Millennial pet parents are more likely to meet a dog who shares their name.
- 81% of pet parents give their dogs nicknames, with most owners giving their dogs three or more new monikers.
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