The Best Puppy Names for Boy and Girl Dogs
Half the fun of getting a new puppy is coming up with a name. Will your inspiration come from a favorite book, a game you love to play, or perhaps from a baby name book? Rover.com just released the most popular dog names and we’re highlighting the top female and male names to inspire you.
Coming in as the 50th most popular female name is one that has Welsh, English, and Native American origins meaning “fair one” or “white, smooth and soft.” That might be suit a white and smooth greyhound; the breed is also known to be sweet, quiet, and graceful. They are one of 12 other breeds that don’t bark too much.
The 50th most popular male name suits the sporty and tough hunting dog breeds like the German Shorthaired Pointer, Labrador retriever, or English Springer Spaniel. Or a dog who “guns” for balls in the backyard.
Charlie appears twice on the list because it’s one of the top boy puppy names later on in this list as well as one of the top girl puppy names, at 49 for girls. Interestingly, both female and male Charlie are spelled the same. Traditionally, the male version was spelled as Charley—but Charlie—with an “ie,” suits both genders, thank you very much.
Jasper is a popular human name in England, but its origins are actually in Greece. So if you have a dog breed with Greek origins like the Cretan Hound, Greek Shepherd, or a Kokoni, then Jasper which means “treasurer” is quite fitting for the furbaby you treasure.
Some dogs breeds just have that posh appearance fitting of a princess. Maybe that’s why emperors and their families loved to pamper the Shih Tzu, Pekingese, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs enjoyed a life of luxury as the royal lap sitter of aristocratic ladies—and they should have one of the best girl puppy names that fits their lifestyle.
Maybe the popularity of this male name stems from the dogs named Koda in the films, Snow Dogs or Eight Below. After all, Koda could be inspired from Kodiak Alaska.
According to Rover, 94 percent of pet parents consider their dog part of the family, and 36 percent of all dog names are decidedly human. Not to mention old-timey names are making a huge comeback in human baby names.
A nickname that is on the nose for any pet parent that deems their furbaby the “best” or “number one.” Ace is also among the best Australian dog names, according to Rover.
In Hawaiian, Kona means lady. At Starbucks, Kona is a light coffee blend with caramel and floral aroma. And Rover ranks Kona among its 35 best Hawaiian dog names.
Who hasn’t met a dog named Sam? It’s an eternally popular, catchy one syllable name that dogs can recognize. Sam is the ticket for any loyal, kind, and outgoing dog. If you’re looking for boy and girl puppy names, you won’t have to look further than this one.