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The Most Popular Dog Names in the United States and Beyond The Trends

 


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In the United States, there is an obvious trend toward giving pets a human name or nickname. Perhaps this is because more people are identifying with their pets almost as if they were children. Take a look at the following list of the 40 most popular names for dogs in the U. S. :

(by gender and in alphabetical order)

Male:
Barney, Bailey, Buddy, Buster, Casey, Charlie, Cody, Duke, Harley, Jack Jake, Max, Murphy, Rocky, Rusty, Sam, Shelby, Sparky, Toby, Winston

Female:
Abby, Annie, Bo, Chelsea, Coco, Daisy, Dakota, Ginger, Katie, Lady, Lucy Maggie, Missy, Molly, Princess, Sadie, Sandy, Sasha, Sophie, Tasha

The chances are that you know of a dog or have named your dog in a similar fashion. The chances are that you also know of a person who has one of the above names.

The trend is not exclusive to the United States:

The Top 20 Names for Dogs in Australia:

Male:
Charlie, Jack, Jake, Max, Monty, Oscar, Sam, Toby, Zach

Female:
Bonnie, Chloe, Daisy, Jess, Jessie, Lucy, Molly, Sally, Sasha, Tess, Zoë

Top 20 Dog Names in the U. K. :

Male:
Charlie, Duke, Max, Pip, Piper, Rocky, Sam, Spot, Tiny, Zak

Female:
Bonnie, Cassie, Daisy, Heidi, Holly, Jessie, Lucy, Polly, Susie, Trixie

While looking into the most popular dog names I found that many of these names are the same.

Popular names in all 3 of these countries:
Charlie, Daisy, Max, Sam, Sasha, Lucy

My son's name is Max; my dad's name is Charlie; my nickname is Daisy.
Please pardon me if I look around the next time you call your dog!

Apparently, the use of human names for dogs is not exclusive to English speaking countries:

Top Names for Dogs in France:

Male:
Andre, Balzac, Camille, Corbie, Damien, Fabien, Napoleon, Romeo

Female:
Alette, Angeline, Celeste, Danielle, Dominique, Etienne, Juliet, Michelle

Dogs are “man's best friend". It makes a strange kind of sense to name them accordingly.

Find the best male dog names and names for different dog breeds at http://www.male-dognames.com/

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