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American Kennel Club: Does your dog have one of the most popular dog names?

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 at 6:48 am in Dog names, dogs.


Move over “Fido,” the American Kennel Club (AKC) has announced that “Lady” and “Bear” top the list of most popular male and female dog names in the U.S. in 2007.

“Traditionally names based on a puppy’s physical appearance or personality, such as ‘Spot’ or ‘Sassy,’ have been popular with dog owners,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “Today we are seeing human names, such as ‘Jack’ and ‘Molly,’ and names that reflect a pet’s stature in the home, such as ‘King’ and ‘Princess,’ gain in popularity as more people consider their dog a valued member of the family.”

The top male/female dog names, according to the AKC are:


1. Bear
2. Blue
3. Max/Maximus/Maxwel
4. Duke
5. Buddy
6. Jack
7. Prince
8. King
9. Bailey
10. Rocky
11. Harley
12. Jake
13. Shadow
14. Lucky
15. Hunter
16. Dakota
17. Lou
18. Midnight
19. Cooper
20. Buster


1. Lady
2. Belle/Bell/Bella
3. Princess
4. Mae/May
5. Rose
6. Daisy
7. Grace/Gracie
8. Baby
9. Molly
10. Maggie
11. Sadie
12. Ann/Annie
13. Star
14. Lily/Lilly
15. Angel
16. Coco/Cocoa
17. Sophie/Sophia
18. Lucy
19. Abby/Abigail
20. Marie

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3 Responses to “American Kennel Club: Does your dog have one of the most popular dog names?”

  1. Ryan Says:

    Just wanted to say how great the picture is in this post. Did you take it yourself?

  2. Gary Bogue Says:

    Ryan: I didn’t take the dog photo. It was on a press release I got about life jackets for dogs. The vest is that blue thing around the dog. /Gary

  3. Luise Rigler Says:

    Well to be fair, it’s not like we could expect her (or her boyfriend for that matter) to know what the Mason-Dixon line is/was. I would be willing to bet that neither one of them has ever heard of it.Report this comment as spam or abuse

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