thumb_bella-in-jeans_1024The winners are in for the most popular dog names and once again, Bella and Max top the charts.

Some of 2015’s trends?  More people are giving their dogs people names than ever before. Almost HALF of dogs were given a human tag last year. Daisy, Molly, Maggie, Charlie, Jack and Cooper are just a few of the examples.

Another 10% of dog names are inspired by pop culture. Harry Potter, Frozen, the Hunger Games and of course Twilight, are inspirations for new dog owners.

Food and drink names are next, with plenty of names like Ginger, Pepper, Oreo, Peanut and Olive. And drinks are always inspirational – Guinness, Brandy and Porter. Although an 80s favourite, Bailey, has fallen off the charts – wasn’t every Golden Retriever named Bailey back in the day?


Top Dog Names for 2015: Girl dogs

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Daisy
  4. Molly
  5. Lola
  6. Sadie
  7. Maggie
  8. Sophie
  9. Chloe
  10. Bailey

Top Dog Names for 2015: Boy dogs

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Buddy
  4. Cooper
  5. Jack
  6. Rocky
  7. Toby
  8. Duke
  9. Bear
  10. Tucker

You can see lots more here: Top 200 dog names for 2015

Best Morkie names?

Whatever name you pick, make sure it’s the right one. You’ll be using it between 30,000 and 35,000 times over your Morkie’s lifetime, according to experts.

Don’t make it complicated to say or embarrassing when you call your Morkie at the dog park. And don’t pick a name that’s close to a command – like Stacey which could be confused with Stay.

The hip website SheKnows has some great names for small dogs, including these:

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How the most popular names are determined: VPI Pet Insurance has a database of over 500,000 names. They review the new ones each year and prepare a report on what’s hot, trending or wacky.