Saturday , 21 January 2017

Drumroll please… the top doggo names of 2016 are…

Dogs become members of our families and the names we choose often reflect the trends around us. In 2016, human names for dogs increased 28%, that’s 2% more than last year.

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Top male dog names of 2016:
Max
Charlie
Buddy
Cooper
Jack

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Top female dog names of 2016:
Bella
Lucy
Daisy
Lola
Luna

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Pop culture has taken over everyone’s daily life, so much so that they’re even naming their animals after movies, TV characters, or celebrities. 53% of dog owners have named their pets after pop culture names.

Top Game of Thrones names:
Arya
Snow
Khaleesi

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Top Harry Potter names:
Luna
Harry
Dobby

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Top Pokemon names:
Haunter
Skitty
Bayleaf

Some other names that are on the way up are Barb, Eleven, and even Mulder and Scully.

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People naming their dogs after powerful women have also seen an increase.
Coco Chanel: +13%
Betty White: +26%
Eleanor Roosevelt: +42%

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In 2016, dogs with a junk food themed name have a 2% increase.
Top junk food names:
Taffy
Twix
Milano

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Alcohol-related names have seen the same increase.
Top alcohol-related names:
Brandy
Guinness
Whiskey

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Year over year, animal names have grown 8%.
Top animal-themed names:
Bear
Moose
Tiger

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And just one more derp doggo for good measure.

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