Popular Dog Names
What’s Your Dog’s Name?
It appears that dog names are pretty much holding steady, at least at the top of the list.
The most popular female name is once again “Bella” and the most popular name for male dogs is again “Max.”
Here is the list of top ten names for female dogs:
And here’s the top ten list for males:
You can see these lists don’t feature many “doggie” names like “Fido,” “Lassie,” or “Spot.” Rover reports that 28% of all dog names are “decidedly human.” (Take this fun quiz from the Washington Post to see if you can distinguish between popular baby names and popular dog names.)
Rover discovered that “food names” have become current. You’ll find a lot of dogs named “Kale” in Portland, Oregon and “Quinoa” in Los Angeles. Not surprisingly, coffee-flavored names like “Mocha” find favor in Seattle, the home of Starbucks.
Popular culture influenced dog names again this year: many dogs are named for characters from the Harry Potter novels (“Luna,” “Harry,” and “Dobby”) and from the Game of Thrones series (“Arya,” “Snow,” and “Khaleesi”). This year Pokemon-inspired names made a comeback after the success of the Pokemon Go game (“Haunter,” “Skitty,” and “Bayleaf”).
For other dog name trends visit Rover’s blog, Daily Treat.