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The 10 most popular dog names

For many people, dogs are a big part of the family and they almost hold the same special place as children. Choosing a name for your pet can, therefore, be quite a big decision. Spot? Too typical. Sandra? Too human. Need inspiration? We have found the 10 most popular dog names for you!

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And the winner is…. Bella!

Even though some names are more popular for certain breeds, the overall favorite across breeds is Bella ( Here is a list of the top 10 names across all breeds:

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Max
  4. Daisy
  5. Bailey
  6. Buddy
  7. Molly
  8. Charlie
  9. Maggie
  10. Sadie


Are you looking for a name fitting exactly for your dog’s breed? This may help you! Here is a list of the 10 most popular dog names by breed:

  1. Mixed breed – Lucy
  2. Lab – Bailey
  3. Chihuahua – Coco
  4. Golden retriever – Bailey
  5. Dachshund – Lucy
  6. Boxer – Rocky
  7. Shi tzu – Gizmo
  8. German shepherd – Max
  9. Yorkshire terrier – Sophie
  10. Beagle – Daisy


Do you have a good dog name which is not on the list? Please share with us. Write a name in the comment box and tell us why you love it!



Sarah is a Certified Fitness Trainer, pet lover and the happy owner of a 2-year-old Japanese Spitz named Bailey. Sarah spends a lot of time outdoors, running, hiking and biking. She loves inspiring Tractives all over the world with weekly pet tricks and tips.

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