Classics and Food and Pokemon?
By Justyne Yuen-Lee
Rover.com released the most popular dog names recently. The classics remain, but there was also a rise in pop culture names, powerful women names, and food names (the best choice, ever!) Trends included dogs named after favorite characters on TV or in a book or a celebrity.
Most interesting was the rise in Pokemon-influenced and Game of Thrones names like Haunter, Skitty, Bayleaf and Snow and Khalessi. Take a look at the roundup below with some cute puppies who could pull off these names for good measure!
Top 10 Male Dog Names of 2016…
A occupational surname, derived from Old English meaning “one who fulls cloth”.
Form Tobias or Tobiah. Biblical in origin, it is the name of the hero of the Book of Tobit, Tobias. He was able to drive away a demon who has plagued Sarah, who would later become his wife.
From the noble title Duke, which is derived from Latin dux, meaning “leader”.
Derived from the fuzzy forest dweller that we all know and love! 😉
Derived from the name, Rocco, often nickname referring to a tough person. Likely, derived from the name of a boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in the movie ‘Rocky’ (1976) and its five sequels.
From a surname meaning “barrel maker.”
From the English word meaning “friend” or “brother.”
Form the name, Charles, meaning “man”, “army” or “warrior”.
Short for Maximilian meaning, “greatest” or Maxwell meaning, “great spring.”
Now For Top 10 Female Dog Names of 2016…
Maggie is a Persian name, meaning: Child of light.
A derivative of an English surname meaning “bailiff.”
The name Sophie is a Greek name, meaning wisdom or wise.
A nickname for Sarah meaning, “princess.”
Molly is derived from the Hebrew, Mary meaning, bitter.
Luna is Latin and it’s means “the moon.” In Mythology Luna is one of the names of Artemis the moon goddess.
Lola, is a short form of the name Dolores, meaning “sorrows”, taken from one of the titles of the Virgin Mary: Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, or Our Lady of Sorrows.
Daisy is a name, often thought to be derived from the flower. However it is little known that the flower name comes from an Old English word meaning “day’s eye.”
Lucy is derived from the Latin masculine name, Lucius. It means “of the light.”
Bella comes from the Italian and Latin words for beautiful.