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What Were the Most Popular Dog Names in 2016?


Prepare to bow wow wow down to the most popular names people gave their pooched this year. has come out with a list of the most popular dog names for 2016. According to the study (which may “ruff”-le some feathers), “Results are based on analysis of user-submitted data to from hundreds of thousands of pet parents, pet sitters and dog walkers.”

Pooches named Max and Bella should be on cloud ca-nine because they topped the list for males and females, respectively. In fact, those led a charge of names that are human (something to think about when looking at the year’s biggest baby names).

Going with a moniker that people can also have makes sense when you consider more than half of dog owners cop to naming their pets after a celebrity or TV/book character. Take a look for yourself and see if you find any of these names to be fetching.

Top 10 Male Dog Names of 2016

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

Top 10 Female Dog Names of 2016

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

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