The List You’ve Been Waiting For: The Most Popular Dog Names of 2017

published Dec 23, 2017
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There has been lots to reflect on in the year 2017. Politics, art, climate change and of course, dog names. That’s right, Rover has revealed the top dog names of this year and I know you’ve been waiting with anticipation, so I won’t hold out on you any longer.

Actually, I will. Personal anecdote time: My younger brother is named Max and when he was about 9 or so he complained to my mom that she had given him a dog name. We bring it up at least two to three times a year even though it is not particularly funny nor is my now adult brother bothered by his name anymore. But that’s just how family jokes work I guess.

Anyway, all of that is to say that the top male dog name of 2017… is Max. Charlie, Cooper, Buddy and Jack close out the top five. The top female dog names are Bella, Lucy, Daisy, Luna and Lola.

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Rover also makes note of the pop culture trends and phenomenon leaving their mark on the dog names of 2017. Thanks to Stranger Things, Barb is up 182% and Eleven is up 166%. No matter what you may feel about “DoggoLingo,” it has certainly installed itself firmly into the lexicon of dog owners across the nation, with an IRL increase of dogs with internet-y names. “Fluffer increased 500 percent, while names like Floof, Corgo, and Woofer rose 52 percent.”

There’s also a dog name generator! Plug in your name, date of birth, and gender and they’ll tell you what your name would be had you the good fortune of being born a dog. Mine is Petunia—tell me yours, please.

Check out the full report here.

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