Naming a pet is important.  You're going to be saying that name a lot, so you better make it a good one.  So how do you choose the best name for your pet?

We love our pets.  There's a new study that says pets don't actually bring any extra happiness to our lives.  It says that pet owners just convince themselves they are happier because they have a pet.  The everyday maintenance of a pet washes out the happiness that it brings you. But if you have a pet, you know better.  Sure, they might be a little work, but it's worth it 1000%.

What name do you give to a pet that you love?

Naming a pet isn't easy.  You want one that fits their personality, but one that's easy to say too (you're probably going to be saying it a lot).  Do you choose what's popular?  Or do you look at the list of popular names and stay away from it to make sure it's unique?

There's a list of the most popular pet names in the country

A company that provides pet sitting and pet walking named Rover just came out with their list of the most popular dog names in the United States.  They simply looked at their own database of millions of pet owners to find the names of their pets and put together this list.

What are the most popular dog names in the country?

When looking at the most popular dog names, they split it up into two groups.  The most popular male names and the most popular female names.  Here's what they came up with:

The 10 most popular male dog names of 2023

1. Charlie

2. Max

3. Cooper

4. Milo

5. Buddy

6. Teddy

7. Rocky

8. Bear

9. Leo

10. Duke

The 10 most popular female dog names of 2023

1. Luna

2. Bella

3. Daisy

4. Lucy

5. Lilly

6. Lola

7. Zoe

8. Sadie

9. Stella

10. Bailey

What about New York?

They also broke it down by cities that they serve.  The major city in New York state that they served was New York City.  So the popular names there included:

Male dogs:

1. Charlie

2. Milo

3. Leo

4. Max

5. Teddy

Female dogs:

1. Luna

2. Bella

3. Daisy

4. Lola

5. Coco

Other names that were popular involved food, tv characters or stars, or other forms of entertainment such as:

Pastrami, Coney, Pizza, Seinfeld, Apple, and Broadway, Barkley (as in Saquan)


Popular names for dogs in Buffalo mostly revolve around the Buffalo Bills:

Diggs, Allen, Knox are all very popular.

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