Animals

This Year’s 100 Most Popular Dog Names Show We’re Not As Creative As We Think

For the fifth year in a row Rover, a social network for pet sitters and dog walkers, has unveiled their list of America’s 100 most popular dog names.

Defying the odds, classic dog names like Rover, Rex and Fifi didn’t make the top 10 this year, while new and unusual names like Tucker and Bailey are climbing the charts.  

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The biggest trend singled out by the website this year is the huge number of dogs with typical “human” names. Out of the top 20 dog names, 11 also made the list of 100 most popular baby names, and in total Rover says 44 percent of the most popular dog names work for humans as well.

Here are the 10 most popular names for boy dogs:

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

While they didn’t reach the top of the list, pop culture names were very popular this year. Star Wars characters like Finn, Luke, Leia and Rey were common choices.

Game of Thrones character names like Khaleesi, Arya, Sansa and Jamie were also 12 percent more popular this year.

Meanwhile, when naming girl dogs, celebrities seemed to provide the most inspiration for pet owners.

Tags: dog, names, pets, list, 2017, most popular

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