Part of the fun of adopting a dog is getting to pick out a name that represents their unique personality. But there are so many choices.
If you are struggling to come up with a name for your new pup, you’re in luck!
Rover, the world’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers, just released the 100 most popular female and male dog names of 2021. They dug through their database of over a million pet parents to find the most popular dog names.
Common names like Lola and Buddy made the lists but many new names were added as well. See if your dog’s name made any of the lists, or get inspiration for your new pup’s name with the most popular classic, trending, and unique names below.
Top 10 Female Dog Names
Bella remains the number one name while Zoe is a new one to the list.
Top 10 Male Dog Names
Jack is a personal favorite, but Max holds on to the top spot for another year.
Top Trending Dog Names
It is common for people to name their dog after their favorite character, celebrity, or food. However, this year tech-related names increased with Bitcoin making the list for the first time.
Friends TV Character Dog Names
Other TV shows like Bridgerton and Game of Thrones inspired many adorable dog names, but the reunion of Friends saw the name Phoebe Buffay increase 963% this year.
The Mandalorian and Star Wars-themed Dog Names
Grogu is the number one trending dog name of 2021, according to Rover’s database.
Celebrity-Inspired Dog Names
Fruit-Inspired Dog Names
Last year, Chocolate, Muffin and Cookie were trending, but they have been replaced by fruit.
Tech-Related Dog Names
People are still naming their dogs after COVID. “The dog name Fauci is up an incredible 270% in 2021, along with Covid (up 35%) and Zoom (up 443%),” states Rover.
New names and honorable mentions include Pfizer and Vax.
Find a name that is as rare and special as your furry companion.
Most Unusual Food Dog Names
- Jack Daniels
- Colby Jack
Uncommon Word Dog Names
I bet you have never heard any of these names being called at the dog park.
Playful Pun Dog Names
These names are sure to turn heads and bring a smile to your face.
- Jimmy Chew
- Jimmy Kibble
- Beau Dacious
- Koby Teeth
- Reeses Puppycups
- Casper the Friendly Dog
- Baby Boomer
- Buzz Pawldrin
- Winston Furchill
But let’s be honest, most of the time we call our dog by a nickname and not their given name.
Check out all of the top 100 names here!
If you still haven’t found a name you like, try Rover’s name generator. You simply put in your dog’s breed and gender and you will receive three name ideas (classic, trending, and unique). Give it a try!
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