Most Popular Dog Names Of 2018

Our dogs are our family. Maybe that’s why we give them human names.

By Marilyn Nelson on December 6, 2018
(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

It’s ruff trying to pick out a name for your new pet. We’ll post their pictures on social media and ask our friends to help, and more likely than not end up picking a name that sounds more like a human than a pet.

According to – the online network of pet sitters and dog walkers – Max and Bella are the most popular dog names of 2018. 

Even those thinking outside the box tended to stick to a theme this year. Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding and pregnancy announcement, the number of dogs named Meghan went up 133%. There was also a 129% increase in dogs named Harry.

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 


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