Here are the Most Popular Dog Names of 2016 is an online community where you can find dog sitters, walkers, and other dog-related services near you.  Each year they analyze their database, which contains hundreds of thousands of dog names, to come up with the most popular male and female dog names in the U.S.  They also are able to track naming trends, like which pop culture characters end up becoming dog names.



Here’s the list of the top 10 male and female dog names from  Be sure to check their website for the full rundown of dog naming trends for 2016…like does Game of Thrones overtake Harry Potter in pop culture names, and what are the most popular food names for dogs (aww…Peaches!).



Top Male Dog Names

  • Max
  • Charlie
  • Buddy
  • Cooper
  • Jack
  • Rocky
  • Bear
  • Duke
  • Toby
  • Tucker



Top Female Dog Names

  • Bella
  • Lucy
  • Daisy
  • Lola
  • Luna
  • Molly
  • Sadie
  • Sophie
  • Bailey
  • Maggie


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  • Judy

    I love Shrek, therefore our female dog is named Fiona after Princess Fiona in the Shrek movies. Fits her to a tee, only she is the Queen of the house!

  • Theresa  Brueggeman
    Theresa Brueggeman

    My little girls name is Notacat. We like unique names. We try to fit the personality. Our precious Boston Terrier, came to our house where only cats live. Therefore her name is Notacat.
    loved the article on 2016 names.

  • Lori

    My female dog is named Shellie. She origionally was Michelle! Foster family called her Shellie. She was two yrs. old.
    My female dog before her was named Katie. We kept Katie. She was a year old.
    Both adopted and pre-named.
    I don’t think it is appropriate to change a name they have been called their whole life. Only adds to more confusion for the dog. thanks, Lori

  • sheryl pearson
    sheryl pearson

    37914 Bayview Cir E

    My dogs name is Happy and my previous one was Junior. They are both male bichons. He is the happiest!

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