Today is Unique Names Day and it’s time to celebrate what we name our dogs. After all, we call our dogs dozens of times a day - whether it’s to give them a command, pet them, reward them, or just show them how much we love them.
So, do unique naming trends translate to our four-legged fur babies? Well, there are certainly some one-of a kind pooch names, but here are the most popular:
Top 10 male dog names:
Top 10 female dog names:
You may have noticed that many of the names on the list have a distinctly human ring to them. In fact, dogs with human names are on the rise and has more than doubled in the last year.
So, what inspires us when naming our pooches? It looks like pop culture (10 percent), food and drinks (6 percent), animals, product brands, and sports are all a huge influence in what we call our canines.
Top Pop Culture Names
Hunger Games Names - up 19 percent over 2014
Harry Potter Names - up 10 percent over 2014
Star Wars Names - up 5 percent over 2014
Top 10 Food Names
Top 10 Drink Names
Top 10 Animal Names
Top 10 Name Brands
Top 10 Sports Names