What’s the name of your pet? Did you give your pet it’s original name, or did you decide to keep the same name after you adopted them or saved them from a shelter?
A pet’s name can say a lot about your pet and the type of dog they are. If you were in a store explaining your dog to someone and said the name “Max”, the person may think about a happy male dog. If you said the name “Butch”, then you may think about a mean tough dog.
My first two dogs were Alaskan Malamutes and their names were Timber and Wolf. Being that they were both malamutes, they did look just like snow dogs and wolves, so these were perfect names for their description. You can see a picture of them both to the right.
Most Popular Dog Names
Now I’m sure the name Timber is rare for dogs, and Wolf is a probably used a bit more, but what are some of the most popular names for the rest of the dogs in the world?
Depending on where you are located in the world, the names of dogs can vary heavily. The Department of Health reported that the most popular names for dogs in New York City were Max, Lucky, Princess, Rocky and Buddy.
Another source, VIP (Veterinary Pet Insurance) reported that the most popular names for dogs during the year of 2010 were Max, followed by Molly, Buddy, Bella and Lucy.
If you are looking for a full list of names depending on gender, type of dog, or even cat, be sure to check out DogTime, which has a great set of articles on choosing a dog name, in addition to some of the lists below.
Top 10 Male Dog Names
Top Ten Female Dog Names