There is no friend more loving or loyal than a dog. Not only are they the best companions, but dogs are incredibly smart. They are intuitive and know just when you need them to give you a good snuggle. Dogs can greatly improve your life by boosting your overall well-being, including lowering your cholesterol and decreasing stress and anxiety.
Besides bringing home your new best friend, one of the best parts about getting a pet is being able to pick out the perfect name. If you’ve always loved unique monikers, but didn’t think your daughter would appreciate being called “Queenie” or “Magnolia” for the next 80 years, you can save the unusual name for your pup. More traditional pet owners, however, might choose one of the many popular dog names names that have been trending over the last several years.
Here are some popular dog names trending today.
Max is not only the top name for male dogs according to Rover, but it is also one of Baby Center’s top 100 baby names for boys in 2019.
Bella, meaning “beautiful,” has topped Rover’s list of popular names for girl puppies since 2013.
The name Charlie is in the top 10 names of both dogs and cats. Its popularity has only risen since Bradley Cooper cast his own dog, Charlie, in A Star Is Born.
Not only is it is one of the most popular dog names of all time in the U.S., but lists compiled by Rover and Medibank Pet Insurance show that Lucy is one of the top 10 pet names in Australia and Canada, as well.
The name Cooper, which means “barrel maker,” is a favorite of dog owners for pups of all breeds and sizes.
Luna is another common name for both dogs and babies. The trendy name has grown in popularity partialy thanks to Luna Lovegood, a character in the Harry Potter series.
Buddy is a timeless name for your best friend. President Clinton had a Labrador named Buddy while living at the White House.
One of the sweetest and most classic names for dogs, you may already know a pup named Daisy. Clint Eastwood cast his own dog as “Daisy” in the 2008 film Gran Torino.
Your dog doesn’t have to be a Jack Russell Terrier to don the name Jack. The name, which means “God is gracious,” is a favorite choice for any breed.
If you plan to spoil your new puppy, consider naming her Lola. Not only is it trendy, but you’ll have a reason to sing “Whatever Lola Wants” from the musical Damn Yankees.
Ever since Sylvester Stallone played the title character in the 1976 film, Rocky has been a popular name for dogs, both big and small.
A name meaning “princess,” Sadie lands on Rover’s top 10 list of popular names for female dogs year after year.
The Beverly Hillbillies TV show helped popularize the dog name Duke in the early 1960s. Fans of the show began to name their own pups after the Clampett family’s old bloodhound.
Consider the classic name Molly for your sweet new puppy. A diminutive of Mary, the site Nameberry listed Molly as one of the best Wild West-inspired names for dogs.
Bear is a trendy name for big and fluffy dogs like Chow Chows, Tibetan Mastiffs, and Newfoundland dogs.
You might already know a pup named Bailey, which means "law enforcer” or “bailiff." The popular moniker was recently given to the main character in the film A Dog’s Purpose.
If your dog is rough and tumble, you should consider naming him Tucker. It comes in at number 10 of Rover’s list of most popular male puppy names.
The name Maggie, which means “pearl,” has been popular for a long time. An Australian Kelpie named Maggie lived to be 30 before passing away in 2016, according to The Independent.
Not only is the name Oliver trending among pet owners, it is the fourth most popular boy’s name on Baby Center in 2019.
Many pet owners are choosing Stella, a name that means “star,” for their best friend. Stella is even the name of Jay’s beloved French Bulldog on Modern Family.