05 Jul 2019 PAW Popular dog names 2019 20902 views 5 min to read Bringing home a new pooch and not sure where to start when it comes to choosing a name? Here’s our top picks from the popular puppy names, female and male dog names and some of the more unusual doggie monikers. Health and vitality Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin 0 comments Picking out a name for Fido is a big responsibility. You’ll be using it to train them, recall them in the park and possibly saying it with dismay a few times during their puppy phase! There are plenty of sources of inspiration, so whether you prefer to go wacky, popular or perhaps adopt a human name, we’ve got plenty of suggestions to get you started. Popular female dog names While many like to steer clear of names on any ‘hot lists’, there’s often a good reason names wind up on them. That said, you can also use the list below as your ‘no go’ guide if you’d rather avoid a common dog name. Based on Bow Wow Meows pet tag registration list, these are the top 20 most popular female dog names in Australia. What's interesting is how many are also popular names for human babies, a trend that's continued from 2017's pet names. 1. Jessie 2. Molly 3. Chloe 4. Bonnie 5. Lucy 6. Sasha 7. Sally 8. Tess 9. Daisy 10. Zoe 11. Coco 12. Missy 13. Holly 14. Rosie 15. Bella 16. Sophie 17. Ruby 18. Maggie 19. Shadow 20. Lady Popular male dog names Also based on Bow Wow Meows pet tag registration these are the top 20 most popular male dog names in Australia and again, there is a definite trend towards popular human names: 1. Max 2. Sam 3. Jack 4. Jake 5. Toby 6. Oscar 7. Charlie 8. Jess 9. Zac 10. Monty 11. Tyson 12. Buddy 13. Ben 14. Buster 15. Harry 16. Rocky 17. Beau 18. Rusty 19. Shadow 20. Simba Classic dog names Another way to select a great name for your new four-legged friend is to look to the classics. Yes, Rover is on the list! Classic male names: Benji Champ Charlie Fido King Lucky* Milo Patches Rex Rocky Rover Rufus Shadow* Socks* Spot* Classic Female names: Coco Daisy Fluffy Lady Lassie Lucky* Missy Roxy Shadow* Socks* Spot* * Names are commonly used for both genders Unusual dog names If you’re partial to naming your pooch a weird and wacky name based on their behaviour or looks, this list may be a great place to start. While it may take a little confidence to bellow these names at the local dog park, you’re certainly less likely to hear someone else shouting out the same name. These names came from a database of over 500,000 pet names: Barfolomew Barfonopolis Brewster Chewybear Cheesebro Cheeto Batman Choo Choo Boo Boo Daisy Belle Fluffbottoms Doc Howliday Dunkin Butterbeans Empress Tzu Tzu Farrah Pawcett The Other Dude Tumble Bumble Tupaw Shakur Webster Doodledoodle Yeti Sphaghetti Zeus The Deuce While only an owner could love many of these are names, Bow Wow Meow’s top unusual names list from last year also has some cute options: Peanut Butter Teddy Bear Biscuit Albert Pamplemousse Apricot Strudel Baron Von Thumper Basil Fawlty Kransky Roxy RottenBottom Sir Benedict Cumberbatch Telly-Beyoncé Toffee Towers Tonks the Beautiful Lady Uggboot Zac Efron Even if the list itself doesn’t inspire a name, it does raise an interesting concept – why go with a single name when you could choose a double-barrelled moniker? Further sources of inspiration Not sold on any of the above? Fear not, there are plenty more places you can go for inspiration. Given the trend for human names for pups, why not check out the annual hottest 100 baby names lists. Nameberry has a searchable list to trawl through that is continuously updated. Names from TV, films, books and music Movies can also provide inspiration; think Thor, Groot, Pennywise, Dash or Loki. Alternatively, you could turn to novels for popular character names (hey, they’ve been influencing baby name lists for years). Or perhaps you fancy a TV inspired title such as from Game of Thrones or Adventure Time. There’s no shortage of names to pick from. Even sports stars, popular actors and actresses and rock stars may just provide that elusive, perfect pooch name. If all else fails, there’s more than one pooch parent who has simply gone with a personality trait when it comes to picking a name – take Diva, for example. Things to consider when choosing dog names When you’re choosing your perfect pooch name, there are a few things to consider to save yourself embarrassment, or having to go through the painful process of attempting to teach them to respond to a new name. First up is the golden rule for any parent naming their “baby,” be it fur or two legged – saying their full name out loud to ensure you’re avoiding any unfortunate pairings. Secondly, think about how influenced you are by their puppy appearance and consider whether it’ll still suit when they are a fully-grown dog. On this note, breed may come into play. Killer may well sound more ironic than heroic on a dog that develops a huge fluffy coat and wide eyes at the age of one, as would Fluffy on a sleek Doberman. Lastly, if you’re going for a trending name, or perhaps looking to the latest and greatest in the arts or sporting worlds, think about how happy you’ll be with the name when your dog is 10 years old and you may no longer be completely obsessed with the object of your pop culture influenced affections. Related products: PAW Gentle Puppy Shampoo is specially formulated to gently & effectively clean and nurture young skin. Recommended by vets nationally, it provides the right start to young skin. PAW DigestiCare 60 ™ is a multi-strain, multi-species probiotic and wholefood powder for the maintenance of everyday digestive health.