Top Dog Names

So what do you think the top dog names of 2011 are going to be?  We’ve found a few great lists around the internet but we’d love to hear your thoughts.  Like the list over on DogTime, collected from pet insurance data from 2008, that says the top dog names for a male are Max, Buddy, Rocky, Bailey and Jake.  We’re not so sure about Bailey for a butch, masculine dog name, but the other four suit us just fine.  What do you think?

Best Dog Names 2011Back in the day, the owner of PooPurse had a beagle named Luke.  As in Luke Duke.  Let’s just say he was a huge fan of The Dukes of Hazzard at the age of seven.

Number Six on the list of top dog names for males is Charlie.  We’re not so sure how the owner’s father feels about that one either.  =)

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As for females, the top dog names are Bella, Molly, Lucy, Maggie, and Daisy.  Those are all pretty awesome if you ask us!  How much do you think the Twilight series influenced the #1 name for a female dog, huh?  Kinda goes hand in hand with the fact that Jacob is a werewolf, doesn’t it?  (Side note…Team Edward or Team Jacob?)


Rounding out the Top Dog Names

Down at the bottom of the list for male dogs, we finish off with Maximus, Romeo, Boomer, LUKE(!), and Henry.   And for the bottom five of the top dog names for females, we have: Heidi, Luna, Dixie, Honey, and Dakota.  (The PooPurse owner has a six-toed cat named Luna, so we’re particularly fond of that one as well!)


Your Top Dog Names?

How did you come up with your dog’s name?  Was it from reading Twilight or watching The Dukes of Hazzard?  Or are you one of those folks that let’s your pup’s personality decide after a few days?  If you want to leave a comment below, we’d love to hear your story about how you came up with your top dog names!

3 Responses to Top Dog Names

  1. michelle says:

    Kaya is the best name in my opinion for a girl… my baby girl, Kaya, and I were together for 11 years, and she just passed a year ago.. I named her after Bob Marley’s song “Kaya” and she would look all around each time he sang her name in the song <3
    other dog names my pooches have had through my life are: Kira, Kokomo, Rebel, Rex, and Timber. some others I like for dogs are Canela (cinamon in spanish), Mala. Kai (ocean in Hawaiian) and Kuma (teacher in hawaiian).

  2. mj says:

    I like Sadie