Top 10 Most Popular Dog Names

Top 10 Most Popular Dog Names

by ScritchSpot

Choosing a name for your new dog is a task that usually isn’t taken lightly. It requires a lot of thought in order to make sure you pick the best name. The name you choose should be one that you feel comfortable calling from across the dog park, one that accurately fits with your dog’s personality, and a name that the whole family can agree on (which is sometimes the hardest part!). 

When it comes to the length of your dog’s name, many experts recommend choosing a two-syllable name. This is the ideal length because they are easy to say and easy for your dog to recognize. Names that are three syllables or longer can be confusing to some dogs, adding an extra unnecessary challenge when it comes to training. You’ll see that nearly all of the most popular dog names on this list are two syllables.

Here are the top 10 most popular dog names.

  1. Luna
  2. Charlie
  3. Bailey
  4. Cooper
  5. Bella 
  6. Max 
  7. Lucy
  8. Lola 
  9. Daisy
  10. Buddy

Most popular dog names by gender

Most popular female dog names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy
  4. Lola
  5. Daisy
  6. Bailey
  7. Penny
  8. Stella
  9. Rosie
  10. Gracie

Most popular male dog names

  1. Charlie
  2. Cooper
  3. Max  
  4. Buddy
  5. Leo
  6. Teddy
  7. Milo
  8. Oliver
  9. Winston
  10. Tucker

How we obtained the data: In order to determine the most popular pet names of 2018, our partners at Healthy Paws Pet Insurance took a look at all of the insured dogs in their database. They narrowed it down to dogs age 1 or younger in order to focus on dogs that were named within the past year. Though these are the most popular names for 2018, many of the names on these lists have been trending in the top ten for several years. 

Have these lists sparked inspiration for your new dog’s name?

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