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Popular Puppy Names in 2015

February 19, 2016 0

What’s in a name?

When you get a new puppy, one of the first things you do is pick out a name for your cute little friend. For me, I’ve always picked out a human-like name because I talk to my dogs like they’re people. I’d find it hard to have a conversation with a dog named “Pickle” (and to take their opinion seriously). I met a dog named Burger once and I absolutely loved that name, so I’m not totally against non-traditional names.

Whether you name your dog after your favourite food, celebrity, or anything else, your puppy’s name becomes an important part of their personality. Sometimes seeing what other people have named their dogs can help you to decide on one for your own. On the other hand, if you like to go against the grain, seeing what other people have named their dog can let you know what names you could avoid.

Dog Burger Halloween Costume

image from thefashionspot.com

From a training perspective, I recommend my students pick names that have either two or three syllables. A name like “Leo” is easier to distinguish for your dog than “Leonardo” or “Lee”.  In the end though, it’s completely up to you. My grandpa had six dogs since my mom was a little girl. Five of those six dogs were named Mickey and just one was named Chico. I guess when you find something you like, it’s good to stick with it.

Here are some popular dog names that can help get your creative juices flowing.

 

Top 100

The American Kennel Club has put together a list of the top 100 dog names based on the thousands of dogs who’ve entered their competitions over the years. Is your dog’s name  somewhere on this list?

Abby
Ace
Addie
Adele
Annie
Apollo
Aspen
Bailey
Beamer
Bear
Belle
Bella
Birdie
Bling
Blue
Bogey
Body
Boomer
Bowen
Breeze
Brie
Brody
Buzz
Callaway
Casey
Cash
Catcher
Chaos
Chase
Chili
CiCi
Cody
Cole
Comet
Cooper
Cruise
Crush
Daisy
Dare
Dash
Dawson
Dazzle
Demi
Denali
Diva
Dixie
Echo
Eli
Ellie
Emmy
Evie
Finn
Flash
Frankie
Frisco
Gator
Georgia
Ginger
Grace
Haley
Happy
Harley
Hattie
Hope
Hunter
Indy
Jack
Jamie
Jax
Jazz
Jenna
Jersey
Jet
Jinx
JoJo
Josie
Joy
Juno
Karma
Kenzi
Kiva
Kona
Kyra
Lacie
Lark
Laser
Latte
Levi
Lilly
Linx
Logan
Lucy
Luke
Max
Mia
Mojo
Molly
Murphy
Nike
Nova
Obie
Ollie
Peach
Penny
Pepper
Piper
Prada
Ranger
Raven
Reggie
Remington
Riley
Ripley
Riot
River
Roxie
Ruby
Rumor
Salsa
Scarlett
Scout
Shadow
Shiloh
Skye
Slater
Sophie
Spark
Spencer
Spirit
Spring
Star
Storm
Strider
Summer
Tally
Tango
Tank
Taylor
Tease
Tessa
Token
Tori
Tripp
Trooper
Tucker
Tux
Whip
Wyatt
Zeke
Zip

Trendy names

Have you heard of Toby the hipster dog? He’s the trendiest dog I’ve ever seen. He’s got a popular Instagram account that you can check out here.

Toby Hipster Dog

image from boredpanda.com

Just like fashion and music, name trends change from year to year. Here are some of the trendier names that were popular last year.

MaleFemale
Sawyer
Jack
Hudson
Bear
Puppy
Max
Kai
Cooper
Finn
Emerson
Elsa
Bella
Stella
Quinn
Sophie
Ivy
Charlie
Aurora
Avery
Lila

 

Most popular for 2015

For years, the most popular dog breed has been the Labrador Retriever. When you’re picking out a name, do you go with what’s popular or with something unique?

Labrador Retriever Puppies

image from puppyou.com

Whether your style is to go with the flow or to avoid having the same name as other dog owners, here are the most popular dog names for 2015.

MaleFemale
Tucker
Bear
Duke
Toby
Rocky
Bailey
Chloe
Sophie
Maggie
Sadie

 

What do you call your dog and where did that name come from? Does it suit their personality, did you like the sound of it or was it something else? Did you wait until you met your new puppy to name it, or did you know right away what any dog you had was going to be called?

 

Share your story in the comments below. We’d love to hear about your cute pups and as always, feel free to upload pictures on our Facebook page.

 

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Greg Lehman
Founder @ TuxedoMutt
Greg Lehman is a hippie in a business suit. He's also a positive based dog trainer and freelance writer. When he's not working, you'll find him somewhere in nature with his two dogs Casey and Dakota or taking a nap. Who doesn't love naps?

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