The Most Popular Dog Names of 2016

Classics and Food and Pokemon?

By Justyne Yuen-Lee

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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…

10. Tucker

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A occupational surname, derived from Old English meaning “one who fulls cloth”.

9. Toby

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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.

8. Duke

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From the noble title Duke, which is derived from Latin dux, meaning “leader”.

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