The 100 Most Popular Dog Names of 2017

Posted by Stacey Venzel
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Rover’s annual dog name report is back! And it looks like people like human names for canines.

Every year, Rover.com publishes a list of the 100 most popular names for male and female dogs from data gathered from pet sitters. This year, some popular favorites remain, with the top 10 not changing much from last year.

The website also calculated some interesting facts, including that 44 percent of all dog names on the list are human names. This isn’t surprising considering Rover reports that 94 percent of Americans view dogs as family members. In fact, more than half of the top 10 names are trending in the top 100 baby names this year.

french bulldog

Female powerhouses are also earning canine namesakes with Oprah, Madonna, and Ivanka filling the charts. Fictional Hollywood female characters are also coveted name choices, including Katniss from “The Hunger Games,” Atwood from Margaret Atwood’s novel-turned-TV-series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and various “Wonder Woman”-themed names. Let’s not forget Barb and Eleven from “Stranger Things” or the many “Game of Thrones”-inspired monikers from current pop culture.

To no further ado, here are the most popular dog names of 2017, both female names and male.

Top Dog Names 2017

Male

Female

Max Bella

Charlie Lucy

Cooper Daisy

Buddy Luna

Jack Lola

Rocky Sadie

Bear Molly

Tucker Bailey

Oliver Maggie

10 

Duke Sophie

11 

Toby Chloe

12 

Bentley Stella

13 

Milo Lily

14 

Teddy Penny

15 

Leo Zoey

16 

Winston Coco

17 

Jax Roxy

18 

Zeus Gracie

19 

Louie Mia

20 

Murphy Nala

21 

Jake Ruby

22 

Dexter Rosie

23 

Riley Ellie

24 

Gus Abby

25 

Buster Zoe

26 

Harley Piper

27 

Bailey Ginger

28 

Jackson Lilly

29 

Henry Lulu

30 

Ollie Riley

31 

Oscar Sasha

32 

Finn Lexi

33 

Lucky Pepper

34 

Moose Emma

35 

Hank Layla

36 

Baxter Maya

37 

Bruno Izzy

38 

Diesel Lady

39 

Loki Annie

40 

Sam Olive

41 

Cody Harley

42 

Beau Belle

43 

Bandit Dixie

44 

Blue Millie

45 

Jasper Willow

46 

Apollo Princess

47 

Ace Charlie

48 

Sammy Maddie

49 

Thor Kona

50 

Gunner Cali

51 

Gizmo Ella

52 

Koda Winnie

53 

Shadow Roxie

54 

Scout Marley

55 

Brody Cookie

56 

Bo Hazel

57 

Marley Scout

58 

Simba Athena

59 

Roscoe Callie

60 

Otis Phoebe

61 

Rocco Honey

62 

Rex Angel

63 

George Dakota

64 

Hunter Minnie

65 

Tank Holly

66 

Luke Missy

67 

Ziggy Sugar

68 

Maverick Shelby

69 

Rusty Nova

70 

Boomer Leia

71 

Romeo Josie

72 

Tyson Penelope

73 

Chance Ava

74 

Benny Gigi

75 

Ranger Peanut

76 

Prince Fiona

77 

Oreo Cleo

78 

Bruce Jasmine

79 

Copper Sandy

80 

Benji Mocha

81 

Joey Harper

82 

Rudy Macy

83 

Samson Sydney

84 

Cash Paisley

85 

Peanut Lacey

86 

Frankie Bonnie

87 

Kobe Baby

88 

Coco Mila

89 

Chewy Delilah

90 

Chico Pearl

91 

Chase Charlotte

92 

Zeke Trixie

93 

King Ivy

94 

Chester Nina

95 

Odin Heidi

96 

Walter Georgia

97 

Brady Shadow

98 

Brutus Xena

99 

Mickey Allie

100 

Mac Oreo

The 90s are still in the minds of many pet owners with references to “Harry Potter” and the Spice Girls. “Star Wars” names have also had a revamping due to the new blockbuster hits.

Made-up names, created in moments of cuteness overload, are also being used by dog owners as legal bow-wow birth names, such as Fluffer, Floof, Corgo, and Woofer.

border collie

Various pet parents also turn to their vagabond ways when naming dogs referring to cities and states, like Sydney and Alaska. Rover even has a dog name generator for humans to figure out what their own dog name would be.


Is your dog’s name on this list? Tell us in the comments below!

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The 100 Most Popular Dog Names of 2017