The Most Popular Dog Names of 2018

According to, Max and Bella are the most popular dog names of 2018. The online network of pet sitters and dog walkers released their sixth annual report on the year’s top dog names and naming trends based on their database of canine clients

Filling out the top 10 for male dogs are Charlie, Cooper, Buddy, Jack, Rocky, Duke, Bear, Tucker and Olivier, while  Lucy, Luna, Daisy, Lola, Sadie, Molly, Bailey, Maggie and Stella join Bella on the females’ list.

Even those dog owners who went “outside the box” this year tended to stick to certain themes.

Royal dog names saw a big boost this year, following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding and pregnancy announcement. The number of dogs named Meghan went up 133 percent in 2018. There was also a 129 percent increase in dogs named Harry. Across the board, dogs named after the royals are up 11 percent.

Top 10 Male Dog Names

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

Top 10 Female Dog Names

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

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