Top 10 Names for Dogs

Top 10 Names for Dogs

by Kathy Green

Spot and Fido just don't do it any more!!

We spend endless hours and give a lot of thought into selecting just the right name for a much-anticipated new family member.

Pet owners are favoring more human-like names for their animals — Charlie and Chloe, anyone? Or how about pop culture-inspired picks such as Bella from the Twilight series?

So what are the naming trends for our dogs over the past ten years? It turns out that the names we select for our pets say a lot about our culture — and the fact that we have truly come to view pets as indispensable members of the family.

Dogs...Female

  1. Lola
  2. Stella
  3. Luna
  4. Nola
  5. Izzy
  6. Layla
  7. LuLu
  8. Ellie
  9. Piper
  10. Mia

Dogs...Male

  1. Diesel
  2. Tank
  3. Marley
  4. Milo
  5. Gunner
  6. Louie
  7. Thor
  8. Cooper
  9. Leo
  10. Bentley

Just be a little careful that your dog's name does not end up offending Great Aunt Izzy!