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Curious to see just how unique your dog’s name is? or perhaps looking for a name for an incoming holiday pup? Here is all the information you could need including the top 100 Male and Female dog names presented by Rover.
Dog Name Trends for 2018
Our dogs are our family. In fact, over 94% of pet parents consider their dog a member of the family. And the way we name them follows suit: 36% of all dog names are decidedly human.
Retro Names Are Hotter Than Ever
Old-timey dog names are up 17% year over year—just like (human) kiddos.
Pop Culture Stays On Top
Pet parents draw inspiration from our favorite TV shows, movies, and music. This year, pop culture-inspired names stayed popular, representing 16% of all dog names.
Celebrity Baby Names
When it comes to dog names, pet parents are seeing stars. The top 5 celebrity baby names used for dogs were:
Showing Love for our Favorite Music Idols
- Cardi ← up 1,250%
- Freddie Mercury ← up 67%
- Gambino ← up 190%
Sci-Fi for the Win
Top Trending Movies for Dog Names
- Guardians of the Galaxy – up 97%
- Drax is up 186%!
- Rogue One – up 52%
- Wonder Woman – up 38%
- Thor – up 34%
- Avengers – up 33%
- Black Panther – up 25%
Westworld Names Are on the Rise
- Maeve – up 127%
- Dolores – up 87%
- Logan – up 45%
- Elsie – up 22%
- Teddy – up 19%
Good Dogs Named After Bad Guys
Dogs named after popular villains are trending up 18%.
Dogs named Pennywise increased 500% this year!
The US is Going Royal
It was a big year for the royal family and pet parents are following suit. Dogs named after the royal family are up 11%.
Top Royal Dog Names
Both Prince Harry and Meghan are both up year over year, 133% and 129% respectively.
Dog People Are Nerds at Heart
Our dogs are products of the internet era. From tech to video games to viral hits, the way we name them reflects the world around us.
“Fortnite” names are trending up
Dog people dig dancing
Dogs named after the year’s most popular dance moves are up 40%. The top dance move dog names are:
Foodie Names Are On the Rise
This year, we named our dogs after our favorite dishes. In fact, 5% of all dog names are food-themed. And brunch names are up 12% year over year.
Booze-themed names are up 17% year over year. Top alcohol-inspired dog names include:
These food dog names saw the biggest jumps year over year.
Top 100 Female Dog Names for 2018
Top 100 Male Dog Names for 2018
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