What's in a name? Just like with babies, there are actually trends each year regarding the most popular names given by pet owners to their dogs. Crazy, you say? Perhaps, but it's true. Every year lists are compiled with the most popular baby names all around the world. Most of them are driven by trends in popular culture, like in the U.K. when everyone was naming their children after Downton Abbey characters a year or two back.
Pet names can be influenced in this manner, too, but in 2017 that doesn't seem to be the case. Let's take a look at the most popular dog names in the U.S. for 2017 and see if you recognize your dog among them.
Top 10 Male Dog Names in 2017
Beginning with the most popular, here is the list of male dog names most commonly picked this year:
None of these signal any groundbreaking advances in creativity, and the only trend that's even hinted at is that more and more people are naming their pets after traditional human names.
Top 10 Female Dog Names in 2017
Again, starting with the most popular, here are the names most frequently bestowed upon female dogs this year:
As with their male counterparts, these are all pretty standard, except with the possible inclusion of Luna, but it's not as if there are no Lunas out there padding about on four paws.
What are your thoughts on these two lists of dog names? Do you already have a little Bella or Tucker in your midst that is the apple of your eye? Tell us your thoughts, and add any names that you feel are not only truly original but that could begin a trend of their own.