Top Most Popular Dog Names

For the past number of years, the world has seen a resurgence of “human” names rating as the most popular dog names. More people consider their pooches a member of the family and their choices reflect that. In certain circles, a puppy is like a child.

Check the guidelines set out in 7 Simple Naming Tips, and you’ll see that these names follow the basic rules:

  • These puppy names are mostly one or two syllables
  • None of these dog names sound like a command
  • They’re all “people-friendly” names, meaning you can proudly call it across the dog park and not get funny looks
  • Kids will love using these names for their new pet

MOST PUPULAR Dog NAMES

Max comes out as top dog…again! According to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the ten most popular dog names based on policy holder queries:

  1. Max
  2. Baily
  3. Buddy
  4. Molly
  5. Maggie
  6. Lucy
  7. Daisy
  8. Bella
  9. Jake
  10. Rocky

Take a peek and see how prior lists compared to more recent findings. For three years running, Max tops the list.

Boy Dog Names Girl Dog Names

  1. Max
  2. Buddy
  3. Jake
  4. Rocky
  5. Bailey
  6. Buster
  7. Cody
  8. Charlie
  9. Bear
  10. Jack
  11. Toby
  12. Duke
  13. Lucky
  14. Sam
  15. Harley
  16. Shadow
  17. Rusty
  18. Murphy
  19. Sammy
  20. Zeus
  21. Riley
  22. Oscar
  23. Winston
  24. Casey
  25. Tucker
  26. Teddy
  27. Gizmo
  28. Samson
  29. Oliver
  30. Bandit
  31. Molly
  32. Maggie
  33. Daisy
  34. Lucy
  35. Sadie
  36. Ginger
  37. Chloe
  38. Bailey
  39. Sophie
  40. Zoe
  41. Princess
  42. Bella
  43. Angel
  44. Lady
  45. Sasha
  46. Abby
  47. Roxy
  48. Missy
  49. Brandy
  50. Coco
  51. Annie
  52. Katie
  53. Samantha
  54. Casey
  55. Gracie
  56. Rosie
  57. Misty
  58. Emma
  59. Sandy
  60. Heidi

Most recently, here are the top 18 most frequently used dog names:

  1. Max
  2. Buddy
  3. Rocky
  4. Bailey
  5. Jake
  6. Charlie
  7. Jack
  8. Toby
  9. Cody
  10. Buster
  11. Duke
  12. Cooper
  13. Riley
  14. Harley
  15. Bear
  16. Tucker
  17. Murphy
  18. Lucky
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