What are the most popular dog names of 2021?
Every year, the folks Rover at put together their rankings of the most popular dog names, and so here are the most popular dog names of 2021.
There has been some movement among the Top 10 for both male and female dogs, with a couple of new additions on both sides, though the top half of the rankings haven’t really budged much.
Unless otherwise noted, all name meanings and origins in the following pages come from Bruce Lansky’s 1998 book The Very Best Baby Name Book in the Whole Wide World.
Once again, Max is the most popular male dog name, while Bella is the most popular female dog name.
There are a ton of traditional people names throughout both lists, which makes sense, as dog moms (and pet parents in general), tend to either have pets over human kids, or practice their parenting skills on their doggos before children come along.
Food, pop culture, and the Olympics are other trendy areas that names came from within the Top 100 most popular dog names of 2021.
Rover also calculated the most popular cat names of 2021 as well, which is also worth looking into.
Now, let’s see what the most popular dog names of 2021 are for female dogs.