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You did the dog breed research, you stocked up on all the puppy essentials, you puppy-proofed your home, you found a veterinarian, you’ve booked basic dog training classes, and you chose the best dog food. But there’s another big decision to make: what in the world are you going to name your new puppy or dog?

Your new best friend will be part of your life for many fun-filled years to come, so choosing the best dog name is an important decision. “Choosing a name is a very personal and meaningful decision for dog owners, as dogs are an integral part of our families,” said American Kennel Club Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “People take great care in naming their pet and it’s fun to see if the name fits the dog’s personality”

Here at the AKC, we’ve compiled the top 10 most popular dog names of 2023 for boy dogs and girl dogs from our purebred dog registration and Canine Partner mixed-breed enrollment statistics to give you some inspiration when picking the best name for your pet. Did your dog’s name rank in the top 10?

Top 10 Girl Dog Names of 2023

Top 10 Boy Dog Names of 2023

1. Luna 1. Max
2. Bella 2. Charlie
3. Daisy 3. Cooper
4. Maggie 4. Teddy
5. Willow 5. Milo
6. Lucy 6. Ollie
7. Bailey 7. Bear
8. Rosie 8. Rocky
9. Sadie 9. Finn
10. Lola 10. Leo

You can also dig through the full list of top 100 boy dog names and top 100 girl dog names if you want to find something a little less popular for your pup.
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