We love top 10 lists and, if that list features something dog-related, it just can’t get much better…unless it’s puppy-related! In honor of National Puppy Day, petMD named the top 10 puppy names selected by their readers, five for boys and five for girls:
Boy Puppy Names
- Ace – Ace is a human moniker commonly given to dogs. Two of the most famous Aces include dog actor, Ace the Wonder Dog, and Batman’s loyal pooch, Ace the Bat-Hound.
- Aztec – Possibly named after the Aztec civilization, Aztec is not a common moniker for children, making it a unique puppy name (except for the fact that it made our list of popular boy puppy names).
- Max – Max is Latin for “greatest” and a popular baby boy name as well, making it another popular human name for “great” male puppies.
- Byron – Byron is yet another human name, possibly coming from poet Lord Byron, famous for his wildness and debauchery. Byron is a terrific puppy name for any rambunctious pup.
- A.J. – A.J. has become a popular human name in its own right, though originally the initials probably stood for something. Perhaps perfect for the puppy that is an “awesome jumper”?
Girl Puppy Names
- Bella – Bella is French for “very pretty.” Though these days, girl puppies (and babies) named Bella are likely named after the main character from the widely popular Twilight series of books and movies.
- Abby – Short for Abigail, Abby is consistently one of the more popular girl names given to babies.
- Zoey – Meaning “life” in Greek, who wouldn’t want to name their puppy Zoey? For baby girls, the name has risen in popularity from 409th in 2000 to 47th in 2010.
- Buttons – A long-standing favorite for dog names, Buttons may come from the phrase “cute as a button.”
- Daisy – A daisy is a flower, and a name commonly given to baby girls throughout the 20th century. Daisy’s popularity briefly declined, but is again on the rise.
To find out where other dog names fall in the mix, visit the petMD Puppy Center. They’re also encouraging readers to submit new names and let petMD know which name they like most by clicking on the heart next to the name.