Part of the fun of getting a new puppy is choosing the perfect name and Rover.com is here to help as they have just unvailed the list of the most popular dog names for the year of 2017.
The website, the largest site in the country when it comes to a comprehensive list of dog walkers and pet sitters have released their popular list every year for the last five years, and while some new names have made the cut this year, old favorites are still near the top.
Americans appear to be trending to pop culture when it comes to naming their pets, a fact that has some pet owners questioning their sanity as calling a pet by a human name just seems weird to some people.
The list of names also features many popular baby names, a sure sign that as the years pass, more and more dog owners are humanizing their pets.
For the boy dogs, the most popular dog name is Max, for the second year in a row.
For the girls, the most popular dog name is Bella, a name also found in a prominant position on last years’ list.
“This year, more than ever, we’re seeing pet ownership redefining the modern definition of family and home life. Many of today’s dog owners call themselves ‘pet parents,’ a huge signal of the familial relationship modern pet owners have developed with their dogs,” said Brandie Gonzales, pet lifestyle expert
Top Ten Boy Dog Names
Top Ten Girl Dog Names
Brad is a former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer. His writing has appeared in many of the Canada’s most respected and credible publications, including the Toronto Star, CBC News and on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, he is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in the care of children. Brad is a contributing journalist to Advocator.ca