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43 Popular Dog Names in 2024: Top Trends & Ideas

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By Misty Layne

Popular Dog Names

You’ve just adopted a puppy, and now comes the best part—naming it! (Okay, that’s one of the best parts, but not the only one.) But there is a plethora of names from which to choose and so little time to do so, so how will you go about deciding upon the perfect name for your new furry pal? There are numerous ways to select a fabulous name for your pup (which we’ll talk about below), but one excellent way to go about choosing a moniker is by looking at the most popular dog names of the year.

That’s why we’ve rounded up this year’s 43 most popular dog names. This list doesn’t only encompass the United States, though; we’ve also included the most popular canine names for Canada and the United Kingdom! Browse the list below to find a name that fits your new puppy to a tee.

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The Most Popular Dog Names in the U.S.

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If you want a name from the United States, then you’re in luck because we have the top 15 most popular dog names from the States below! These encompass both female and male names and range from cute to unique!

  • Luna
  • Max
  • Bella
  • Milo
  • Daisy
  • Cooper
  • Lucy
  • Charlie
  • Willow
  • Teddy
  • Penny
  • Tucker
  • Sadie
  • Buddy
  • Maggie

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The Most Popular Dog Names in Canada

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Surprisingly, many of Canada’s most popular dog names are the same as the U.S., like “Luna” and “Charlie”. However, a few Canadian dog names aren’t on the American list, and they tend to be just a bit more rockstar in nature than the U.S. dog names.

  • Ruby
  • Bear
  • Hazel
  • Jax
  • Roxie
  • Toby
  • Poppy
  • Remi
  • Ivy
  • Oliver
  • Skye
  • River
  • Gunner

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The Most Popular Dog Names in the UK

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Again, many similarities exist between the most popular dog names in the UK, the U.S., and Canada. “Luna” still ranks as the top female dog name, with “Bella” quickly following. And “Milo” is right at the top of the list again for male dogs. However, as with Canada, there are a few new names on this list that you might not find in Canada and the United States. A few are football-inspired, others Pixar-inspired, and some are just good old-fashioned names!

  • Lola
  • Alfie
  • Coco
  • Bailey
  • Rosie
  • Archie
  • Molly
  • Oscar
  • Monty
  • Honey
  • Preston
  • Lioness
  • Kirby
  • Izzy
  • Mo

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How to Pick a Great Moniker for Your Dog

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Choosing a great moniker for your dog feels like a challenge since there are so many names out there, but it’s honestly not as difficult as you might think. If you’re struggling to find inspiration when it comes to names, you can look at many different aspects of your new pup for it.

One of the simplest ways people pick out a moniker for their pet is by having a name based on whether the animal is female or male. Another easy way to find inspiration is to look at the coloring of your new dog—if your puppy is brown, it could have a chocolate-based name, etc.

But if you aren’t inspired by color and gender-based names, that’s not the only way to go! You can also choose a name that matches your dog’s personality. Maybe your pup is confident as can be; then you might go with the name “Chief”. Or perhaps your pup seems very old and wise, despite its age; then you may want to go with a name like “Yoda”.

In all honesty, the sky’s the limit when it comes to being inspired by your dog!

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If you’re having a challenging time determining the moniker that’s just right for your new dog, then this list should be beneficial. Whether you want a sweet name, one for a rockstar pup, or something just a tad old-fashioned, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. And though it turns out that certain dog names, like “Luna”, are popular in many countries, there’s enough variety on this list for even the most discerning of pet parents. So, choose a name that fits your fancy, and enjoy your new dog!

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