Are you thinking of adopting a new pet dog this year? Then you will, like many people, spend hours pondering over which name to give your new dog. This might well seem too trivial to some people but to pet owners, this is by all means a serious matter! Just as parents always want the most beautiful and meaningful name for their children, dog owners cannot pick just any random name for their puppies as well. Your dog name, surprisingly, will also tell every one a bit of your personality, preferences and hobbies. And who knows, you might get to meet new friends with the same hobbies thanks to this. Therefore, you should definitely check out the current popular dog names, either to catch up with the latest trends or simply to have something completely different from everyone else’s!
Names for these special family members
More and more owners are taking their inspiration from human baby names when naming their dogs. Names that describe the pet physical characteristics such as Shadow, Snowflake or Spot are not as preferred as they used to be. Instead, dog owners are opting for more traditional humanlike names for their furry family members, signaling increasingly deeper bonds and affection towards them. Many single-sex human names are among the most popular dog names of this year, such as Lucy, Chloe, Sophie, Maggie and Sadie for female dogs, Charlie, Jack, Toby, Leo and the top male dog name for many years in a row – Max. These names humanize the pets and therefore match up well with the trend of them becoming more and more a major part of the family.
Pop culture-inspired names
Dog lovers can be film junkies too. And well, it’s only natural that some dogs get their names from famous celebrities or film characters. It might not be pure coincidence that Bella has been the No.1 female dog name since 2006 as the first Twilight book came out late in 2005, creating a phenomenal impact ever since. Now that the Twilight series has come to a close, perhaps the heat of this name will go down. Other popular dog names inspired by pop culture include Nala, a character in The Lion King, and Bentley, the name of MaciBookout’s baby boy on Teen Mom.
Other hits on the list of popular dog names are Rocky, Bear and Buddy for male dog names and Daisy and Molly for female dog names, which all have for a long time stayed in the top ten lists. Some dog names have also been steadily on the rise like Lola, Coco, Rosie, Luna, Bailey for females, and Zeus, Milo, Thor, Gunner, Jax for males.
So, have you decided on your dog’s name yet?
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