Each year, the list of most popular dog names changes ever so slightly.

For example, Max and Molly always tend to hover around the top.

Here’s a list of the current most popular pet names.

Here are the remaining Top 10 Dog Names…

According to Petrix:

  • The most popular dog name in North America is Sam (or Sammie, Samantha) — which means “listener”.
  • The second most popular is Max (or Maxie, Maxwell, Maxine) — which means “the greatest”.
  • Third is Lady, followed by Bear, Maggie, Buddy, Tasha, Chelsea (or Chelsie), Holly and Shasta.
  • Other very popular names are Brandy, Ginger and Taffy.

Best Dog Names Archive
Most Popular Dog Names By Sex
Male Dog Names Female Dog Names
Max Molly
Buddy Maggie
Jake Daisy
Rocky Lucy
Bailey Sadie
Buster Ginger
Cody Chloe
Charlie Bailey
Bear Sophie
Jack Zoe
Source: Veterinary Pet Insurance

Most Popular Dog Names In General
Buddy
Max
Daisy
Jack
Lucy
Molly
Charlie
Sadie
Jake
Lucky
Source: Petfinder

About Lynnette

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money — so I write about “outside the box” ideas that most wouldn’t think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I’m truly passionate about. I’ve worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo — to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).

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