Is your pooch named after royalty? If so, they're not alone.

By Jennifer Aldrich
Updated December 16, 2019

There's plenty to do when you get a new dog, but before you get to potty training and teaching basic commands, you need to name the newest member of your family. Whether you want something traditional or are thinking of a unique moniker, Rover has compiled a list of the most popular pet names in 2019 to spark your creativity.

Kristin Sandberg, a spokesperson for Rover, says the company reviewed its database of more than one million pets and analyzed new and trending names to come up with the final list. The site notes that some names at the top of the list, such as Bella, Max, and Buddy, have been beloved for a few years, but others—Rocky and Lily, for example—are new favorites. Sandberg explains the top spots on both the male and female lists tend to hold study year after year, though some new names sneak into the top ten if they've been growing in popularity for several years. She also says that names new to the list are usually inspired by pop culture. For example, if you have some new royal pups in your neighborhood, that's because the names Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, and Meghan have all been trending upward this year. Musician's names, such as Taylor Swift, David Bowie, and Beyonce, are also popular picks. To help you with your naming adventure, here are the top 25 names from the list for both male and female dogs.

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Top 25 Female Dog Names

For the second year in a row, Bella is the number one name for females. However, there are a couple of newcomers to the top 10: Zoe and Lily.

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Lucy
  4. Daisy
  5. Lily
  6. Zoe
  7. Lola
  8. Molly
  9. Sadie
  10. Bailey
  11. Stella
  12. Maggie
  13. Roxy
  14. Sophie
  15. Chloe
  16. Penny
  17. Coco
  18. Nala
  19. Rosie
  20. Ruby
  21. Gracie
  22. Ellie
  23. Mia
  24. Piper
  25. Callie

Top 25 Male Dog Names

This roundup is pretty similar to 2018—the top four are the same. The two new names in the top 10 are Milo and Teddy.

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Cooper
  4. Buddy
  5. Rocky
  6. Milo
  7. Jack
  8. Bear
  9. Duke
  10. Teddy
  11. Oliver
  12. Bentley
  13. Tucker
  14. Beau
  15. Leo
  16. Toby
  17. Jax
  18. Zeus
  19. Winston
  20. Blue
  21. Finn
  22. Louie
  23. Ollie
  24. Murphy
  25. Gus

Although there are seemingly countless names to choose from, there's no need to stress. Just pick one that you think best fits your new pet, and you can't go wrong.


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