Did Your Dog's Name Make The List Of The 100 Most Popular Female & Male Dog Names?



Choosing a name for your dog requires a little inspiration and plenty of thought. After all, this is a name that you’ll be saying every day for years to come. Like baby names, dog names trend in popularity. It’s unlikely you’re meeting a lot of toddlers named Ethel today, and similarly, you probably don’t meet too many dogs named Lassie anymore.


Trending Dog Names


Just like baby names, dog names rise and fall in popularity. The number of dogs named after “Frozen” characters rose 900 percent the year after the movie came out, for example, so for a while, you probably met more than one “Olaf” at doggie daycare. Names from movies and books like “Twilight” and “Game of Thrones” have maintained popularity over time, and the Disney universe of characters has helped inspire names like “Loki,” “Thor,” “Simba” and “Kylo.”

Food and drink are favorite themes, too. You might meet a “Whiskey,” “Porter” or “Oreo” on your daily walks. And at least 20 percent of dogs have human names like “Max” or “Charlie.” Sports figures are a perennial favorite (the year Derek Jeter retired from the New York Yankees, “Jeter” was in the top 10 dog names) and so are sports and outdoor activity-inspired names like “Ruger” or “Blaze.” If you’re looking for a less common name, try our list of unique dog names. Nature-themed dog names continue to be popular, with themes like “Daisy” or “Willow.” Food- and drink-themed names are also a favorite, with girl dog names like “Ginger,” “Honey” and “Cookie” making the list.

If you’re lucky, you’ll meet your dog, get to know him a bit, and come up with an inspired choice.


How to Choose a Dog’s Name


It’s not all just in a name. A female puppy’s name is an important part of her training and socialization. Take some advice from experts in the field:

  • Choose a name with one or two syllables. These are easiest to say and short enough to keep your dog’s attention.

  • Consider a name with hard consonants, which may be easier for dogs to hear than sibilant sounds, like “Gracie” or “Bailey.”

  • Try not to choose a name that sounds similar to a command. Avoid names like “Kit,” which sounds like “sit,” or “Poe,” which sounds like “no.”

  • When a dog hears her name, it’s a signal that whatever is coming next is meant for her. So use her name frequently in a positive context so she doesn’t associate it with punishment or anything negative or scary.

  • Don’t name a dog something that sounds a lot like the name of another family member. If your daughter is “Annie” and the dog is “Franny,” the dog (or your daughter) may be confused and not know when to respond.





Top 100 Male Dog Names


MAX

KOBE

OSCAR

COOPER

OAKLEY

MAC

CHARLIE

REX

RUDY

TEDDY

BAILEY

CHIP

BEAR

CASH

WALTER

MILO

JASPER

BLAZE

BENTLEY

BOOZZY

OLLIE

BOOM

ERODIN

BUDDY

LUCKY

AXEL

ROCKY

RUGER

BRUCE

LEO

BEAU

ODIE

ZEUS

BAXTER

ARLO

DUKE

OREO

ECHO

FINN

GUNNER

TANK

APOLLO

HENRY

ROMEO

MURPHY

SIMBA

PORTER

DIESEL

GEORGE

HARLEY

TOBY

COCO

OTIS

LOUIE

ROCKET

ROCCO

TUCKER

ZIGGY

REMI

JAX

PRINCE

WHISKEY

ACE

SHADOW

SAM

JACK

RILEY

BUSTER

KODA

COPPER

BUBBA

WINSTON

LUKE

JAKE

OLIVER

MARLEY

BENNY

GUS

ZEKE

BOWIE

LOKI

LEVI

DOZER

MOOSE

BENJI

RUSTY

ARCHIE

RANGER

JOEY

BANDIT

REMY

KYLO

SCOUT

DEXTER

RYDER

THOR

GIZMO

TYSON

BRUNO

CHASE

SAMSON

KING

CODY

RAMBO

BLUE

SARGE

HARRY

ATLAS

CHESTER

GUCCI

THEO

MAVERICK

MILES

JACKSON

LINCOLN

WATSON

HANK

WALLY

PEANUT

TITAN





Top 100 Female Dog Names


LUNA

RIVER

DOLLY

BELLA

LAYLA

CLEO

DAISY

WINNIE

MAPLE

LUCY

SKYE

VIOLET

BAILEY

COOKIE

ANGEL

NALA

SCOUT

OLIVE

ELLIE

LULU

LADY

SADIE

STAR

JUNO

RUBY

CHARLIE

FIONA

MAGGIE

ZOE

ARYA

ROSIE

KONA

GIGI

STELLA

ABBY

JADE

WILLOW

BONNIE

IVY

LOLA

SASSY

BLUE

COCO

EMMA

PHOEBE

PIPER

MAYA

ECHO

SOPHIE

TRIXIE

FREYA

ZOEY

RAVEN

DELILAH

CHLOE

PEARL

ZELDA

MOLLY

HARPER

ROSE

MILLIE

AVA

CALLIE

PENNY

OAKLEY

MINNIE

ATHENA

CALI

LACEY

LILY

JOSIE

MISTY

HARLEY

REMI

MISSY

ROXY

SKY

GEMMA

GINGER

PAISLEY

PIXIE

MIA

ASPEN

SHELBY

NOVA

LEXI

FINLEY

DIXIE

ROXIE

OREO

HONEY

STORM

EVIE

GRACIE

TILLY

KATIE

BELLE

DIAMOND

SUGAR

POPPY

EMBER

SALLY

HAZEL

HOLLY

LIBBY

PEPPER

GEORGIA

GYPSY

ANNIE

XENA

CORA

ELLA

PRINCESS

MABEL

SASHA

LILLY

PEACHES

IZZY

RILEY

KALI

SHADOW

If you’re not feeling any of these names, just take your time and get to know your dog's personality, and then try to come up with a unique name on your own.

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