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The Most Popular Dog Names of 2018

As we say hello to 2019, we take a moment to look back on 2018. Specifically at the year's top dog names of 2018, released by Rover, the world’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers. They dug into their database of over a million dogs to figure out which names were most popular. Did your dog's name make the list?

Top 10 Male Dog Names

  1. Max 
  2. Charlie  
  3. Cooper   
  4. Buddy 
  5. Jack 
  6. Rocky
  7. Duke
  8. Bear
  9. Tucker
  10. Oliver 

Top 10 Female Dog Names

  1. Bella 
  2. Lucy  
  3. Luna 
  4. Daisy
  5. Lola
  6. Sadie
  7. Molly
  8. Bailey
  9. Maggie
  10. Stella 

You'll find Rover's infographic for the top names here. Below are some interesting findings from their research:

  • Several dog names overlap with top-100 baby names (according to Baby Center's Top Baby Names of 2018).
  • Retro dog names are up 17% and hipster dog names are also on the rise.
  • 16% of names were inspired by pop culture.
  • Villain names were up 18%.
  • 5% of dog names are food-related.
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