Any dog lover knows naming pets isn’t always easy. Sometimes, said alias is easily inspired by your dog or puppy’s personality. Other times, pet owners struggle to find the right nom de guerre, especially when your new rescue comes with a name you’re not sold on. That’s why we’ve created a list of the world’s most popular dog names, which might help get those creative naming (or re-naming) juices flowing. See which adorable dog names are trending in a dog park near you!
According to Dutch News, Max is the most popular name for dogs in Denmark for three years running, followed by Pip, which — in a twist — also happens to be the country’s second most popular nomenclature for cats. Bella, Bailey and Bo are also increasingly popular for dogs, while Danish cats tend to go by Luna, Nala, Coco and Max.
This may be the land of Hello Kitty, but Japan’s many adorable canines are treated with equally thoughtful affection. According to Sora News 24, Kotaro (“little boy”), Koro (roughly, “rolly poly”) and Choco (chocolate was a popular name for boy dogs. Meanwhile, female dogs and puppies generally come away with fruity or floral names; see Sakura, Hana (“flower”), Choco, and Momo, which translates to “peach.”
J. Swanson is a writer, traveler, and animal-enthusiast based in Seattle, an appropriately pet-crazed city where dog or cat ownership even outweighs the number of kids. When the weather permits, she likes to get outside and explore the rest of the Pacific Northwest, always with a coffee in hand.
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