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Top Dog Names 2018


According to the self-proclaimed world’s largest dog walking and pet sitting provider, Rover. com, here are the top and most interesting dog names for 2018.

Here are the 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

Here are the 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

According to around 94 percent of pet parents consider their dog a member of the family, and just over a third of dogs do have human names.

Retro Names Are Hot

Classic names are up 17 percent over last year (same trend among human babies).

  1. Minnie
  2. Pearl
  3. Willie
  4. Harry
  5. Fred

Showing Love for our Favorite Music Idols

  • Cardi ←  up 1,250 percent
  • Freddie Mercury ← up 67 percent
  • Gambino ← up 190 percent

Top Trending Movies for Dog Names

  • Guardians of the Galaxy – up 97 percent
    • Drax is up 186 percent
  • Rogue One – up 52 percent
  • Wonder Woman – up 38 percent
  • Thor – up 34 percent
  • Avengers – up 33 percent
  • Black Panther – up 25 percent

Westworld Names On The Rise

  • Maeve – up 127 percent
  • Dolores – up 87 percent
  • Logan – up 45 percent
  • Elsie – up 22 percent
  • Teddy – up 19 percent

Bad Guys Rising

Dogs named after popular villains are trending up 18 percent.

  1. Loki
  2. Bane
  3. Sid
  4. Anakin
  5. Lex

And here’s a quirky one: Dogs named Pennywise increased 500 percent.


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