This popular hound is a favorite family dog due to its lovable, curious personality. Oh, and those sweetly expressive eyes and long silky ears probably don’t hurt! Beagles need plenty of play and exercise, as they tend to get a little mischievous, but that makes them all the more fun. We’ve rounded up the most popular beagle names of the year from our enormous Rover.com database of dog names nationwide. Yes, these are real names given by beagle owners, ranked in order of popularity. Did your dog’s name make the list?
Looking for a dog name for your new beagle puppy or adopted family member? Have fun, use your imagination, and be sure to check out other ideas from our wide selection of dog name lists.
The 105 Most Popular Beagle Names
Top 10 Female Beagle Names
Top 10 Male Beagle Names
Beagle Name Trends
Names related to the lovely (and varied) coloring of the beagle seem to be on the rise—and folks have become quite creative with their monikers. Copper is popular for beagles, along with Coco, Ruby, and Honey coming in hot, as well.
There also seem to be a plethora of names related to the Beagle’s tasty personality (or food motivation?), with Peanut, Pepper, Nacho, Cookie, and Candy ranking high. Bagel is a particularly popular name for this breed, in fact. Get it…beagle/bagel?
In addition, the data shows that beagle parents are pretty much in line with the overall dog-naming trend of embracing those righteous retro names like Rosie, Molly, Winston, and Chester. And not surprisingly, Snoopy is much more popular for beagles than for other breeds, thanks to Charlie Brown’s famous pet beagle.
Beagle Name Advice
If you’re having trouble deciding, keep in mind that great beagle names can come from many different sources of inspiration, such as your favorite foods, books, celebrities, your heritage, or even dog breed history. For example, your puppy might sport a food-inspired name like Bagel (and a play on words!) or a nature-themed moniker like Willow.
Another consideration when choosing your beagle name? Dog training. This is of particular importance for puppies. When you’re teaching your new dog to respond to commands like sit, stay, or come, you’ll want to be sure their name isn’t a source of confusion. In other words, avoid puppy names that sound like a common dog training cue, such as “Bit,” which could easily be misheard as “sit.”
Of course, what matters most is that the dog name you choose rolls off your tongue. The best beagle names will make you happy. We’re fans of the “backdoor test” for dog name selection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: stand at the back door and call out your new dog‘s potential name. Saying “Rex, it’s time for dinner!” or “Maggie, leave it!” helps take the name out of your imagination and into reality.
All Dog Names, All the Time
As dog lovers through and through here at Rover, we find dog names absolutely fascinating, and we love searching our data on the topic to discover hot trends, quirky choices, and unique twists on classics. Over the years, we’ve compiled plenty of names for you to peruse—and we keep our lists updated with new data each year.