Rover.com, the largest online network for dog walkers and pet sitters, has released its annual list of the most popular dog names. Ironically, the name Rover isn't even in the top 100. If you told me these were the most popular baby names of 2018, I'd believe you.
The list of the most popular male dog names has a lot of safe choices, like Max, Charlie, and Jack. Nothing fancy. Very human. We find more poetic names on the list for female dogs, such as Bella, Luna, and Lola, but I'm pretty sure you'd also find those names in most pre-school classes.
Pop culture seems to be influencing pet names lately. According to Rover.com, the name Cardi B increased 1000% this year. For dogs! Nakia, inspired by the movie Black Panther, rose 560%. When was the last time someone named a dog Fido?
Top Female Dog Names of 2018
Top Male Dog Names of 2018