One of the most exciting things about getting a new dog is naming them. After you have decided that you are ready for a new family member you almost instantly start thinking of names. All of the possibilities start swimming in your mind, even though, you won’t really know what you want to name them until you meet them.

However, sometimes it can still be hard to pick the perfect name for your new pet. After all there are so many great names to choose from! Here are the 10 names this year to help give you some inspiration:

Top 10 Dog Names From 2017

 

1. Bailey: A relatively new addition to the list, it wasn’t even in the top 10 last year. Good for both boys and girls, it’s the most popular dog name of 2017. 

2. Bella: This name has been on the list for a few years now and seems to still be going strong. Mostly due to people’s love of Twilight, it seems this name isn’t losing any popularity with dog lovers.

3. Max: Top of last year’s list, the popularity of Max has gone down this year to 3rd place. However, it is still our favorite canine war hero from the motion picture, Max.

4. Lucy: Again number two on last year’s female list, it is still a very popular name. It’s a whimsical name for any happy dog.

5. Charlie: Last year Charlie was right under Max as number two of the top names. It is always a great name for a new best friend.

6. Molly: Low on the list last year, this name is rising in popularity. And why not? It’s fun and rolls off the tongue bringing a smile.

7. Buddy: An old classic, still in the top of the names for male dogs. Buddy is a name that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

8. Daisy: Another top name of female dogs, Daisy is also a classic and still on the top 10. You can never go wrong naming the new girl in your life, Daisy.

9. Rocky: Number 6 last year, Rocky still toughed it out to stay in the top 10.

10. Maggie: Possibly due to the Walking Dead fans, this name has gained in popularity in the last two years.

 

Dog Naming Tips:

 

While you can have fun naming your dog, there are a few things you should consider before choosing their final moniker.

  • Steer clear of names that sound similar to commands like sit, stay, no, come, etc.
  • Names with one or two syllables are easier for your dog to learn
  • Find inspiration from your favorite songs, novels, food, celebrities and places
  • Don’t rush, take time to find a name that suits their personality
  • Pick a name that makes you smile

Whether it is a name that is stately, funky, or classic, you’ll find the right fit for your new dog soon.

What is your dog’s name and how did you choose it?

Let us know in the comments below!