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.

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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

MaxBella

CharlieLucy

CooperDaisy

BuddyLuna

JackLola

RockySadie

BearMolly

TuckerBailey

OliverMaggie

10 

DukeSophie

11 

TobyChloe

12 

BentleyStella

13 

MiloLily

14 

TeddyPenny

15 

LeoZoey

16 

WinstonCoco

17 

JaxRoxy

18 

ZeusGracie

19 

LouieMia

20 

MurphyNala

21 

JakeRuby

22 

DexterRosie

23 

RileyEllie

24 

GusAbby

25 

BusterZoe

26 

HarleyPiper

27 

BaileyGinger

28 

JacksonLilly

29 

HenryLulu

30 

OllieRiley

31 

OscarSasha

32 

FinnLexi

33 

LuckyPepper

34 

MooseEmma

35 

HankLayla

36 

BaxterMaya

37 

BrunoIzzy

38 

DieselLady

39 

LokiAnnie

40 

SamOlive

41 

CodyHarley

42 

BeauBelle

43 

BanditDixie

44 

BlueMillie

45 

JasperWillow

46 

ApolloPrincess

47 

AceCharlie

48 

SammyMaddie

49 

ThorKona

50 

GunnerCali

51 

GizmoElla

52 

KodaWinnie

53 

ShadowRoxie

54 

ScoutMarley

55 

BrodyCookie

56 

BoHazel

57 

MarleyScout

58 

SimbaAthena

59 

RoscoeCallie

60 

OtisPhoebe

61 

RoccoHoney

62 

RexAngel

63 

GeorgeDakota

64 

HunterMinnie

65 

TankHolly

66 

LukeMissy

67 

ZiggySugar

68 

MaverickShelby

69 

RustyNova

70 

BoomerLeia

71 

RomeoJosie

72 

TysonPenelope

73 

ChanceAva

74 

BennyGigi

75 

RangerPeanut

76 

PrinceFiona

77 

OreoCleo

78 

BruceJasmine

79 

CopperSandy

80 

BenjiMocha

81 

JoeyHarper

82 

RudyMacy

83 

SamsonSydney

84 

CashPaisley

85 

PeanutLacey

86 

FrankieBonnie

87 

KobeBaby

88 

CocoMila

89 

ChewyDelilah

90 

ChicoPearl

91 

ChaseCharlotte

92 

ZekeTrixie

93 

KingIvy

94 

ChesterNina

95 

OdinHeidi

96 

WalterGeorgia

97 

BradyShadow

98 

BrutusXena

99 

MickeyAllie

100 

MacOreo

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.

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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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