The 100 Most Popular Dog Names We Can’t Get Enough Of

Who else has spent hours agonizing over the perfect name for their new dog?

When I went to the shelter to adopt my first dog (as in the first dog that would be 100% mine), I fell in love with a cutie with golden eyes. The shelter named him Pepper, but besides a smattering of grey fur on his neck, it was obvious that name just wouldn’t do. First off, my new dog was a boy. I wasn’t about to name him after Iron Man’s better half, Pepper Potts—even though she’s a total boss. Picking the perfect name for my new pup was an important task.
The process involved a lot of lists and field research. Did I go up to random people with dogs just to ask them their dogs’ name? Yes, yes I did. After painstaking deliberation, I eventually settled on the name Copper. No, not Cooper like certain members of my family and that one receptionist at the vet insist on, but Copper. You know, as in the hound dog from the Disney masterpiece, “The Fox and the Hound.”

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Copper on his way home for the first time!

The moral of my dog-naming story is that there’s no shame in wanting to pick the perfect name for your new dog or cat. My advice is to spend some time getting to know the new pup before settling on the right name. You should also check out this list of the most popular dog names of 2019. These names were ranked based on data taken by Nationwide, the country’s largest pet insurance company. There are a few surprises, a few classics, and a lot of names related to trending topics.  Check them out!

Most Popular Female Dog Names

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Daisy
  4. Molly
  5. Maggie
  6. Sophie
  7. Sadie
  8. Chloe
  9. Lola
  10. Bailey
  11. Zoe
  12. Abby
  13. Ginger
  14. Roxy
  15. Gracie
  16. Coco
  17. Sasha
  18. Lily
  19. Angel
  20. Princess
  21. Emma
  22. Annie
  23. Rosie
  24. Ruby
  25. Lady
  26. Missy
  27. Lilly
  28. Mia
  29. Katie
  30. Zoey
  31. Madison
  32. Stella
  33. Penny
  34. Belle
  35. Casey
  36. Samantha
  37. Holly
  38. Lexi
  39. Lulu
  40. Brandy
  41. Jasmine
  42. Shelby
  43. Sandy
  44. Roxie
  45. Pepper
  46. Heidi
  47. Luna
  48. Dixie
  49. Honey
  50. Dakota

Most Popular Male Dog Names

  1. Bailey
  2. Max
  3. Charlie
  4. Buddy
  5. Rocky
  6. Jake
  7. Jack
  8. Toby
  9. Cody
  10. Buster
  11. Duke
  12. Cooper
  13. Riley
  14. Harley
  15. Bear
  16. Tucker
  17. Murphy
  18. Lucky
  19. Oliver
  20. Sam
  21. Oscar
  22. Teddy
  23. Winston
  24. Sammy
  25. Rusty
  26. Shadow
  27. Gizmo
  28. Bentley
  29. Zeus
  30. Jackson
  31. Baxter
  32. Bandit
  33. Gus
  34. Samson
  35. Milo
  36. Rudy
  37. Louie
  38. Hunter
  39. Casey
  40. Rocco
  41. Sparky
  42. Joey
  43. Bruno
  44. Beau
  45. Dakota
  46. Maxiums
  47. Romeo
  48. Boomer
  49. Luke
  50. Henry

So what do you think? Do any these names sound like your next fur kid?

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