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…

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10. Tucker

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Credit: @bentleythenewfoundland

9. Toby

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Credit: @cooper_the_cavadoodle

8. Duke

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Credit: @goosethegolden

7. Bear

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Credit: @hello_tokio

6. Rocky

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5. Jack

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Credit: @kitatheshibainu

4. Cooper

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Credit: @lavinthesamoyed

3. Buddy

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2. Charlie

and the most popular male dog name was…
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Credit: @milomeetsworld

1. Max!

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Top 10 Female Dog Names of 2016…

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Credit: @mynameis_mango

10. Maggie

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9. Bailey

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Credit: @norman_le_poo

8. Sophie

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Credit: @olliepuffs

7. Sadie

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Credit: @pawsofsimba

6. Molly

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Credit: @rival_warlords_corgi

5. Luna

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Credit: @rosanchows

4. Lola

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Credit: @shandandherdogs

3. Daisy

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2. Lucy

and the most popular female dog name was…

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Credit: @sunshine_taeyang_

1. Bella!

Did you name any of your dogs these names? Let us know…or better yet, show us!