The list of most popular dog names is in, and neither Spot nor Lucky made the cut.
The puppy lovers at Rover.com went out polling people to find out what the most popular dog names are for 2017.
They compiled the top 10 in male names and the top 10 in female names.
Like baby names, there are definite trends in doggy names. Nobody is calling their pup Fido anymore.
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Surprisingly, neither Spot nor Lucky made the cut. But does your dog’s name rank among these most popular options?
Some of these might surprise you, but others definitely will not (which of us hasn't met a dog or baby named Bella?). We all know dogs with these names!
Here’s the list of names that made the cut.
Top 10 Names for Boy Dogs
Top 10 Names for Girl Dogs
More and more it’s looking like human names are the ones people are choosing for their dogs! Maybe this is an indication of how well we relate to our canine companions.
Rover found all sorts of interesting trends in what influenced dog names!
For example, Pop Culture is a big one. The name “Barb” is up 182% this year, and surprisingly, so it “Eleven”!
We are also seeing more dogs names after characters from Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Wonder Woman, and others.
People also name their dogs after celebs – and the rivalries are correlated with names! “Taylor” beat out “Katy” by 65%.
In that same vein, people are feeling nostalgic for the 90s, apparently. Because they’re naming their pooches things like Buffy and Willow. The name “Nirvana” is up 171%
And the world travelers of the world look to be settling down, getting dogs, and naming them after their favorite destinations. Topping that list are names like Dallas, Sydney, Savannah, Rio, and Phoenix.
If you’re intrigued by these trends and want to see if your dog’s name fits into any of them, hop over to Rover.com and check out all the fascinating info they compiled!