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These Are The Most Popular Dog Names of 2020 and 2021

January 01, 2021 2 Comments

DJANGO - The most popular dog and puppy names

The results are in!, the largest U.S. network of pet sitters and dog walkers, poured through their massive doggy database and released the most popular and trending dog names leading into 2021.

The Top 10 Female and Male Puppy Names

1. Bella 1. Max
2. Luna 2. Charlie
3. Lucy 3. Cooper
4. Daisy 4. Buddy
5. Lola 5. Milo
6. Sadie 6. Bear
7. Molly 7. Rocky
8. Bailey 8. Duke
9. Stella 9. Tucker
10. Maggie 10. Jack

The Biggest Trends

Pandemic-Inspired Dog Names

The past year has been unlike any other, to say the least. Many dog owners took inspiration from the COVID-19 pandemic and names their dogs Fauci and Dr. Fauci! Names Covi, Rona, and Corona were always used throughout 2020.

Pop Culture

Dog owners love naming their pups after TV characters, celebrities, and celebrity babies. Chrissy, Kanye, Mila, and Jay-Z were widely popular dog names in 2020 and leading into 2021. Blake and Gwen were two other popular names, named of course after celebrity couple Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.

TV show Friends continues to have a huge influence in pop culture and dog naming trends. Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey remain popular names for four-legged family members.

Human Names

Human names remain exceptionally popular. Just take a look at the top 10 male and female dog names!

The top puppy names leading into 2017
Dog owners are foodies

Dog names based on comforting sweets and baked goods took off in 2020 and remain widely popular in 2021. We're seeing tons of fun carb-inspired foodie names like Waffles, Wheatie, Croissant, and Toast.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere

Have a favorite cocktail or spirit? Consider naming your new puppy Whisky, Pinot, Rose, or Cider.

Most Popular Names By City

Check out the most popular puppy names in your hometown by clicking on the city name below: 

  1. Chicago Dog Names
  2. Dallas Dog Names
  3. Denver Dog Names
  4. Houston Dog Names
  5. Los Angeles Dog Names
  6. New York Dog Names
  7. San Diego Dog Names
  8. San Francisco Dog Names
  9. Seattle Dog Names
  10. Washington D.C. Dog Names
  11. Boston Dog Names
  12. Austin Dog Names
  13. Baltimore Dog Names
  14. Philadelphia Dog Names
  15. Miami Dog Names


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February 10, 2021

@ERNST Broccoli is a phenomenal name for a rough haired doxie :) Love it!


February 10, 2021

My rough haired dachshund is called.. " Broccolli"

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