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.
Top male dog names of 2016:
Top female dog names of 2016:
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:
Top Harry Potter names:
Top Pokemon names:
Some other names that are on the way up are Barb, Eleven, and even Mulder and Scully.
People naming their dogs after powerful women have also seen an increase.
Coco Chanel: +13%
Betty White: +26%
Eleanor Roosevelt: +42%
In 2016, dogs with a junk food themed name have a 2% increase.
Top junk food names:
Alcohol-related names have seen the same increase.
Top alcohol-related names:
Year over year, animal names have grown 8%.
Top animal-themed names:
And just one more derp doggo for good measure.