Updated January 2019
The results are in! Rover.com, 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 2019.
|1. Bella||1. Max|
|2. Lucy||2. Charlie|
|3. Luna||3. Cooper|
|4. Daisy||4. Buddy|
|5. Lola||5. Jack|
|6. Sadie||6. Rocky|
|7. Molly||7. Duke|
|8. Bailey||8. Bear|
|9. Maggie||9. Tucker|
|10. Stella||10. Oliver|
Dog owners love naming their pups after celebrities and celebrity babies! Music idol names like Cardi, Freddie Mercury and Gambino all surged in popularity in 2018. Celebrity babies names like Stormi (Kylie Jenner's baby), Luna (John Legend and Chrissy Teigan, and Stella also remained extremely popular.
Sci Fi names also grew in popularity on back of the popularity of fantasy movies and TV series. The most influential fantasy movies were Guardians of the Galaxy, Rogue One, and Wonder Woman. HBO's Westworld also inspired names Maeve, Dolores, Teddy, and Logan.
Human names remain exceptionally popular. 36% of all 2018 dog names were human. 2018 also saw a rise in retro names like Minnie, Pearl, Willie, and Harry.
A whopping 5% of all dog names were inspired by food in 2018! Popular brunch-inspired names include Biscuit, Cinnamon, Muffin, Waffles, and Beans. Spirits also provided a fun way to name your favorite four-legged friend. Names like Whiskey, Porter, Guinness and Brandy were huge in 2018.
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