best dog names

Best Dog Names

Did you just get a new pup? Looking for some inspiration for a name for your four-legged fur baby? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re looking for some most popular male-female names or names that are classic or trendy we’ve got a lot of suggestions, you’re sure to find one you love for your new love.

Top 50 Dog Names in 2018

Which will make the list this year?

Male Female
1. Bailey 1. Bella
2. Max 2. Lucy
3. Charlie 3. Molly
4. Buddy 4. Daisy
5. Rocky 5. Maggie
6. Jake 6. Sophie
7. Jack 7. Sadie
8. Toby 8. Chloe
9. Cody 9. Bailey
10. Buster 10. Lola
11. Duke 11. Zoe
12. Cooper 12. Abby
13. Riley 13. Ginger
14. Harley 14. Roxy
15. Bear 15. Gracie
16. Tucker 16. Coco
17. Murphy 17. Sasha
18. Lucky 18. Lily
19. Oliver 19. Angel
20. Sam 20. Princess
21. Oscar 21. Emma
22. Teddy 22. Annie
23. Winston 23. Rosie
24. Sammy 24. Ruby
25. Rusty 25. Lady
26. Shadow 26. Missy
27. Gizmo 27. Lilly
28. Bentley 28. Mia
29. Zeus 29. Katie
30. Jackson 30. Zoey
31. Baxter 31. Madison
32. Bandit 32. Stella
33. Gus 33. Penny
34. Samson 34. Belle
35. Milo 35. Casey
36. Rudy 36. Samantha
37. Louie 37. Holly
38. Hunter 38. Lexi
39. Casey 39. Lulu
40. Rocco 40. Brandy
41. Sparky 41. Jasmine
42. Joey 42. Shelby
43. Bruno 43. Sandy
44. Beau 44. Roxie
45. Dakota 45. Pepper
46. Maximus 46. Heidi
47. Romeo 47. Luna
48. Boomer 48. Dixie
49. Luke 49. Honey
50. Henry 50. Dakota

Most dog names are also human names, we consider them part of the family and name them accordingly so.  While keeping that in mind, some dog names are named after superheroes or names from novels or other pop culture.  Some dogs are named after presidents or things of that sort. Below are some super hot names of the recent years.

Top 10 Male Dog Names in recent years

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Cooper  
  4. Buddy
  5. Jack
  6. Rocky
  7. Duke
  8. Bear
  9. Tucker
  10. Oliver

Top 10 Female Dog Names in recent years

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Luna
  4. Daisy
  5. Lola
  6. Sadie
  7. Molly
  8. Bailey
  9. Maggie
  10. Stella

Throwback Names

  1. Minnie
  2. Pearl
  3. Willie
  4. Harry
  5. Fred

Celebrity Baby Names

  1. Luna
  2. Stella
  3. Jack
  4. Milo
  5. Leo

Music Fan? We’ve got some suggestions below

  • Cardi
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Gambino

Some of the most popular movies for Dog names

  • Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Drax and Groot make the list
  • Rogue One – My sister’s dog’s name is BB8.
  • Wonder Woman – For all the female pups
  • Thor – umm yes, please
  • Avengers – Love me some Cap
  • Black Panther – Wakanda seems pretty legit for a fierce Black Dog

From a recent survey:

What did you name your dog after?

  • 12% love food so much, they named their furbaby after their favorite drink or meal (can I get an amen for the name Pepsi)
  • 5% have named their dog after a place, sometimes the town they live in or somewhere they love to visit on vacation, Hello Miami!
  • 12% have named their dog after another animal, favorite flower or even season
  • 12% have named their dog after a famous such as Obama, or Oprah
  • 33% have named their dog after a character from a Book or movie, I’m loving the name Drax from “Guardians of the Galaxy”
  • 10% names their dog after a close friend or family member
  • 4% have named their dog after a brand like Nike or Addidas

Questions to ask yourself when choosing a name:

What size is the dog? Big? Small?

What color is the dog? What is your favorite color? (cue the name Red)

What are some of your passions? Hobbies? Favorite places to eat or visit?

Favorite movie? Favorite Character in a book?

Asking yourself some of these questions may help you decide on the perfect name for you and your new pet. We hope we’ve provided you with some great names to choose from or hopefully they sparked an idea for a name for you. I’m sure you and your best mate will be happy with the name you decide on.  Best of luck in your search!

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