These Are The Most Popular Dog Names of 2016

by Nancy Dunham

The most popular dog names of 2016 prove one thing—doggone dog names are as classic as ever. The fourth annual report of popular dog name from Rover.com, the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers, found these timeless designations to be the most common: 

*Fun fact, names with asterisks are also some of the most famous names for human babies in the United States. 

The Top Male Dog Names


Max *
Charlie *
Buddy
Cooper 
Jack *
Rocky
Bear 
Duke 
Toby
Tucker (new name on the list!)

Also on Z Living: 7 Reasons Why Senior Dogs Make Great Pets

The Top Female Dog Names


Bella *
Lucy 
Daisy
Lola
Luna *
Molly
Sadie *
Sophie *

Also on Z Living: 7 Reasons Why Senior Dogs Make Great Pets

Want to get ahead of the next doggy name trend? Consider some of these other Rover.com report findings:
- Pokémon dog names were almost passé but Pokémon Go gave them a boost in 2016.
- Names Eleven and Barb are up 12 percent due to the TV series Stranger Things.
- The Broadway hit Hamilton has influenced dog names. Owners in Washington, DC, Boston, New York and Philadelphia are especially keen to name their canines after Alexander Hamilton.
- Classic names such as Fido and Sparky decline more each year.

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