You’ve just got a new pup and now it’s time to find a name that works. Many people out there want names that are unique for their dog, but you might be the kind of person who wants something that’s tried and true. Popular dog names are, well, popular, for a reason.
The names on this list have been selected based on popularity, as well as our preferences since there are actually a lot more popular names than you’d think! We want to make your selection process as easy as possible, and we think you’ll like what we’ve got here.
So, don’t waste another second! Get out there and pick a popular name for your little friend.
Most Popular Dog Names
You’ve heard these names before, but how did they get and stay so popular? Well, Fido was Abraham Lincoln’s dog, and the first presidential dog to be photographed, and the rest is history. These other names have stood the test of time as well and come in at the top of all the most popular dog name lists.
Popular Female Dog Names
Popular Male Dog Names
Popular Small Dog Names
If you have a little pup you might want a little name to go with him. Some small dog names are obvious, other popular names may not seem so, but once you read them, you’ll understand why they are so commonly chosen.
- Big Fella
Popular Dog Names in England
The Royal Family gives a lot of inspiration to the naming of dogs. Pick your favorite, or maybe, have a read of some of the most popular dog names in England. If you like what you see here but you want a bit more UK inspiration, we have an entire list of over 100 British dog names too.
Popular Japanese Dog Names
Japanese culture has spread internationally over the past few years, and for good reason. If you want to pay tribute to the culture in some way, or maybe you have a Japanese breed of dog, one of the popular Japanese dog names may be perfect for your pet.
- Momo (Peach)
- Koro (Roly-poly)
- Akira (Bright/clear)
- Nori (Seaweed)
- Kotaro (Small boy)
- Sora (Sky)
- Ryuu (Dragon)
- Yuki (Good fortune)
- Hana (Flower)
Popular German Dog Names
Popular French Dog Names
- Tin Tin
Least Popular Dog Names
After reading all the popular names, maybe you’ve done a 180 and want something even more than unique. Something unpopular. The names below are still adorable, they just rarely, if ever, get chosen for a dog.
Finding the Right Popular Name for Your Dog
There are plenty of options when it comes to popular names for your dog, but it can be overwhelming to choose from the endless lists. Hopefully, our shortened list of the top of the pops has helped you to make the decision.
But, if you’re still needing a bit of inspiration, we’ve got more! Take a peek at one of our many other lists below.
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Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.