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Dog Names Influenced by Pop Culture, Food, Brands and Sports

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:

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Buddy
  4. Cooper
  5. Jack
  6. Rocky
  7. Toby
  8. Duke
  9. Bear
  10. Tucker

Top 10 female dog names:

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Daisy
  4. Molly
  5. Lola
  6. Sadie
  7. Maggie
  8. Sophie
  9. Chloe
  10. Bailey

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.

  • 2013 - 19.88 percent
  • 2014 - 21.77 percent
  • 2015 - 49 percent

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

  • Effie
  • Orim
  • Katniss and Cinna

Harry Potter Names - up 10 percent over 2014

  • Luna
  • Harry
  • Dobby

Star Wars Names - up 5 percent over 2014

  • Chewbacca/Chewie
  • Luke
  • Leia

Top 10 Food Names

  1. Ginger
  2. Pepper
  3. Peanut
  4. Oreo
  5. Olive
  6. Cookie
  7. Honey
  8. Mocha
  9. Sugar
  10. Cocoa

Top 10 Drink Names

  1. Guinness
  2. Brandy
  3. Porter
  4. Whiskey
  5. Kahlua
  6. Jameson
  7. Shiner
  8. Bud
  9. Foster
  10. Brewster

Top 10 Animal Names

  1. Bear
  2. Teddy
  3. Moose
  4. Foxy
  5. Tiger
  6. Panda
  7. Raven
  8. Cricket
  9. Puppy
  10. Monkey

Top 10 Name Brands

  1. Coco
  2. Diesel
  3. Chico
  4. Oakley
  5. Dolce
  6. Chanel
  7. Gucci
  8. Cisco
  9. Zara
  10. Mercedes

Top 10 Sports Names

  1. Chase
  2. Wrigley
  3. Champ
  4. Bruiser
  5. Dodger
  6. Sherman
  7. Astro
  8. Polo
  9. Payton
  10. Jeter

No matter what you call your pup, IdealPetX.com is dedicated to helping you give your dog the happiest, healthiest, best possible life with a wide range of dog care supplies.


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