These Are The Most Popular Dog Names of 2016

Rover.com released their annual list of top dog names this weekend. In addition to seeing the classics remain in the top ten, they also saw an increase in pop culture dog names, dogs named after powerful women, and food names.

The top ten names for male dogs are:

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Buddy
  4. Cooper
  5. Jack
  6. Rocky
  7. Bear
  8. Duke
  9. Toby
  10. Tucker

and for female dogs,

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Daisy
  4. Lola
  5. Luna
  6. Molly
  7. Sadie
  8. Sophie
  9. Bailey
  10. Maggie

As for the 2016 trends, Rover found that "53% of dog owners have named their dog after a movie or TV character, book character, or celebrity."

In particular, Pokémon Go and "Game of Thrones" were well represented in the survey. Pokémon names including Haunter, Skitty, and Bayleaf, and for "Game of Thrones," Arya, Snow (as in Jon), and Khalessi.
 

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With the first major-party female presidential candidate this year, Rover also discovered that dogs named after powerful women climbed 13%. Top powerful women dog names included Coco Chanel, Beyoncé, Betty White, Madonna, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

And with all the foodies out there, food names were popular, with Rover seeing names like Taffy, Brandy, Espresso, Kale, and more.

What do you think? Are you into more classic names, like "Max" or "Bella" or are you into something a little more creative, like "Khalessi?"

Well, if you're looking for unique, cute, famous, cool, or just top dog names, we've got it all.

Learn more about the results of Rover's survey here.

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