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.
Check out the most popular puppy names in your hometown by clicking on the city name below:
After living in NYC for many years, Mike and I (Steph) moved to Oregon in mid 2016 with our dog Django. October rolled around, and Mike and I began to understand why Portlanders call rain the "Portland mist". It seemed to drizzle and rain continuously. Unfortunately, this meant that by the end of every hike, Django would be cold and soaked with a mud-caked underbelly.
Our rainy adventures in the Pacific Northwest inspired us to design two performance dog coats built to withstand cold, rain, mud, and snow: DJANGO's Reversible Puffer Dog Coat and City Slicker All Season Dog Jacket.
Mike and I (Steph) did not properly prepare our dachshund Django for his little brother's arrival. We now realize we should have done a lot more to help Django's transition from only child to big brother.
Here are several steps you can take to prepare your dog for your new arrival and ensure things go as smoothly as possible when you get home from the hospital. We also share helpful guidelines on how to safely introduce your dog to your newborn.
New York City can be an intimidating place, especially if you're visiting for the first time with your dog. Not sure where to stay next time you visit? There are thousands of hotels in Manhattan alone, and not all are pet-friendly, in a good location, or even well rated!
To make your life easier, Mike and I (Steph) put together a list of the best dog-friendly hotels throughout Manhattan. Our recommended pet-friendly hotels range from trendy to central to luxurious. And although nothing in NYC is cheap, there are a few hotels below that qualify as 'budget'. If you are focused on a particular Manhattan neighborhood, scroll down for our Google Map guide which highlights the location of each dog-friendly hotel.