Popular Dog Names

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Introduction

You’ve finally made a decision to adopt or buy yourself a canine friend, but you seem to struggle with giving them a name, and one thing’s for sure, it’s not an easy decision. You will go out for a walk in the park and you’ll be surrounded by a throng of dog owners that want to get acquainted with you and your pooch. You will walk by a school or kindergarten, and you’ll hear children screaming their name like your dog was one of the Beatles! Therefore, it can be a smart thing to stick with the classics.

Popular Dog Names in Pop Culture

Popular Dog Name Considerations

There are certain evergreen dog names that are not only well known but sometimes even breed specific. Be it the popularity of a book, movie or series, these names usually become synonymous with the breed in question. Take the name Lassie, for instance. You may not even be aware that Lassie is a Rough Collie, but the name stuck with the breed due to the popularity of the movie and the novel it was based on.

When you think about it, the whole of pop culture is brimful of famous dogs, be it in movies or cartoons. Just think of your favorite childhood book or animated movie and honor these legendary canines. How many Beagles named Snoopy have you met so far? What about Labrador Retrievers that are named Marley? You may even argue that these dogs have a become a part of our culture in general, because their influence is so pervasive it manages to endure the passage of time and still remain fresh and ubiquitous. In the end, it’s no brain science –why would you make up some over-the-top, exotic name for your dog, when you can simply stick with the classics? 

Male Popular Dog Names

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Rex
King in Latin
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Max
Short for Maximus
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Duke
Another name connected with royalty
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Biscuit
If you have a sweet tooth when it comes to dogs
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Freddy
Especially if you’re a fan of Queen
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Barney
Remember the Flintstones?
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Jimmy
If it’s good enough for people, it’s good enough for dogs
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Jack
You can always tell a joke that it’s short for James
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Buster
You can almost hear the famous ‘come here, boy!’ when you hear this name
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Bear
Brother Bear the movie, or the general cuteness of bears, doesn’t matter
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Teddy
Bears are simply adorable
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Mickey
He may be a mouse, but that’s no reason not to name your dog Mickey
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Charlie
Especially if you’re a fan of Charlie Sheen
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Snowball
Perfect for dogs with white fur coats
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Oscar
If you’re a fan of the Academy Awards, go for it
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Bo
President Obama’s dog is named Bo
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Pluto
From the Mickey Mouse cartoons
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Clyde
Especially if you own a female dog named Bonnie
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Bailey
One of the most popular dog names
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Ringo
Perhaps because of the Beatles, but this a true classic
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Blacky
Perfect for dogs with black fur coats
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Rocky
Honor the movie… or the Rocky Mountains
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Marty
Remember Marty McFly from Back to the Future?
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Bingo
The sound of success
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Rocco
This name has just has a good ring to it
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Bongo
The famous patriarch from the Disney’s 101 Dalmatians
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Lucky
A true classic
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Fido
"To trust, confide in" in Latin; also, Abraham Lincoln’s dog was named Fido
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Bruno
Especially for those who like Bruno Mars
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Arthur
Another popular dog name, perhaps because of King Arthur

Female Popular Dog Names

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Gina
A popular (and lovely) Italian name
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Perdita
The mother of 101 Dalmatians
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Maggie
Maggie from The Simpsons?
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Bonnie
If you have a male dog named Clyde
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Honey
Perfect for a sweet princess
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Tina
It’s short and cute
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Angel
If your dog is white and adorable, this is the name
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Missy
For little, cute doggies
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Foxy
Foxy lady, I'm coming to get you!
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Princess
If she's a royal
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Dakota
Popular name for a popular doggo
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Baby
Because she is your baby
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Roxy
A classic; perfect for a fierce pupper
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Emma
Short for Emily, and such a pretty, girly name
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Jackie
Remember Jackie Kennedy?
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Posh
For glamorous little pooches
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Luna
Means "the Moon" in Latin
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Heidi
Famous Heidi book series
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Belle
Means "beautiful" in Italian
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Lady
Let the movie Lady and the Tramp serve as your inspiration
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Pepper
Perfect for dogs with dark fur
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Betsy
It just rolls off the tongue, and it’s a bit highbrow
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Minnie
Perhaps popular because of Minnie Mouse
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Duchess
Another royal name for a dog with a sizable pedigree
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Nala
We’re sure that Simba’s babe is the reason this name is so popular
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Cookie
A sweet name for a sweet dog
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Goldie
Especially suitable for Golden Retrievers
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Pearl
Perfect for pooches that are white
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Stella
Means "a star" in Latin
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Sunny
Everybody loves sunny days, right?

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