Top dog names at ManyPets

April 26, 2024 - 2 min read
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They’re both members of the ManyPets pack.

Dogs names like Daisy and Charlie are everywhere, and they're popular for a reason. But sure enough, farther down the list you'll start encountering movie stars and unpopular weekdays. Eventually you'll hit creativity overload (Pegasus, anyone?).

Whether you're searching for the ideal quirky name for your Goldendoodle or you're just curious about what's trending in dog names, we've got you covered.

Male dog names

In the realm of male dog names, there's a clear preference for short, snappy names that pack a punch—Charlie, Max, and Buddy, to name a few.

  • Charlie

  • Milo

  • Cooper

  • Max

  • Bailey

  • Teddy

  • Buddy

  • Rocky

  • Bear

  • Bentley

  • Ollie (or Oliver)

  • Bruno

  • Leo

  • Tucker

  • Loki

  • Duke

  • Murphy

  • Louie

  • Winston

  • Toby

Female dog names

Some of the most popular female dog names, like "Chloe" and "Sophie," exude elegance, while others, like "Sadie," have more of a laid-back country-western vibe. But overall, they tend to flow sweetly and end on a melodic note—think Lucy, Bella, and Daisy.

  • Luna

  • Bella

  • Daisy

  • Lucy

  • Coco

  • Bailey

  • Lola

  • Penny

  • Willow

  • Molly

  • Sadie

  • Maggie

  • Rosie

  • Stella

  • Nala

  • Ruby

  • Sophie

  • Ellie

  • Winnie

  • Chloe

So which dog names fall off the list if we're just looking at the 20 most popular (regardless of gender)? Here are the current champions of the dog-naming world (at least at ManyPets). Names like Luna and Milo have clinched their spots through sheer popularity, proving that when it comes to canine call-outs, some classics never fade.

  • Luna

  • Bella

  • Charlie

  • Milo

  • Daisy

  • Lucy

  • Cooper

  • Max

  • Coco

  • Bailey

  • Teddy

  • Lola

  • Buddy

  • Penny

  • Willow

  • Molly

  • Sadie

Unique dog names

Here's where things get fun. As we venture down the list, the names get bolder and more inventive. From Thistle to Obsidian, these aren't just unique dog names; they're statements, perfect for pups with a one-of-a-kind personality, or pet parents who just don't want to be one of five "Charlie" owners at the dog park.

  • Thistle

  • Pegasus

  • Pelican

  • Obsidian

  • Orbit

  • Mulberry

  • Huckabee

  • Eclipse

  • Dolby

  • Boogey

  • Merlo

  • Moxy

  • Nevi

  • Pao Pao

  • Parm

  • Parsnip

  • Ruffle

  • Starsky

  • Swiggy

  • Torch

Funny dog names

With picks like Indiana Bones or Sir Sniffsalot, these witty dog names break from the pack and inject a bit of humor into everyday interactions (or incidents—we see you, "Oops!").

  • Toaster

  • The Whoodle

  • Teatime

  • Pawblo

  • Oops

  • Otto Bahn

  • Petri

  • Quota

  • Rufus Stover

  • Scratchy Nownow

  • Siya

  • Velcro

  • Monday

  • Indiana Bones

  • Beauregard

  • Sir Sniffsalot

  • Stinky Tofu

  • Spazoid

  • Spacey

  • Sluggo

  • Sir Eggs Benedict

Cute dog names

The top cute dog names seem largely inspired by comfort foods and cozy treats. Think "Cookie," "Mochi," and "Waffles"--ideal for any dog who's cute to the point of deliciousness.

  • Bear

  • Mochi

  • Cookie

  • Gizmo

  • Biscuit

  • Momo

  • Cocoa

  • Yuki

  • Nugget

  • Bean

  • Roo

  • Taco

  • Mika

  • Pickles

  • Pumpkin

  • Tater

  • Bubbles

  • Bobo

  • Yoyo

  • Waffles

How to choose the right dog name

If you're baffled about choosing the right name for your dog or wondering if it's even possible to change your dog's name (spoiler: you can), you're not alone.

Sometimes, you just need a little more time to get to know your pup before you can choose a name that really fits. And honestly, it's worth waiting for!

But what shouldn't you wait to do? Get dog insurance. The sooner your pup's insured, the sooner you can get reimbursed if they get into an accident or come down with an illness*. Get a quote today!

*pre-existing conditions excluded. See your policy for details.

Leanna Zeibak
Content Manager

Leanna Zeibak is a Content Manager at ManyPets. In her spare time, she paints pet portraits and bakes far too many chocolate chip cookies.