They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and now, we have the tally of popular names for that beloved companion.
Luna or Max were the top names in 2022 for female and male dogs, according to the American Kennel Club. The organization put together a list of most popular dog names by analyzing its purebred dog registration and Canine Partner mixed-breed enrollment statistics.
Coming up with a name for a new pet can be a major ask. “Dogs are an important part of our families, and people take great care in choosing a name,” American Kennel Club executive secretary Gina DiNardo said in a statement. “It’s fun to see if a dog’s personality is reflected in its name.”
Read on for 2022’s most popular dog names for both males and females.
The Top 10 Names for Female Dogs:
The Top 10 Names for Male Dogs: