Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.
Popular Names for a Dog, Puppy 2012
Your slideshow will start shortly.
What's in a Dog Name?
March 22, 2012
National Puppy Day is upon us and petMD is here to bring you popular names for dogs and their meanings. With over 5000 favorite puppy names collected and over 200,000 votes casted, the top five girl puppy names and the top five boy puppy names are as follows…
Boy Name #5 - 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”?
Boy Name #4 - Byron
Byron is yet another human name, possibly coming from poet Lord Byron, famous for his wildness and debauchery. A terrific puppy name for any rambunctious pup.
Boy Name #3 - Max
Max is Latin for “greatest” and a popular baby boy name as well, making it another popular human name for “great” boy puppies.
Boy Name #2 - 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).
Boy Name #1 - 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.
Girl Name #5 - 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 now rising again.
Girl Name #4 - Buttons
A long-standing favorite for dog names, Buttons may come from the phrase “cute as a button.”
Girl Name #3 - 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.
Girl Name #2 - Abby
Short for Abigail; consistently one of the more popular girl’s names given to babies.
Girl Name #1 - 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 very popular Twilight series of books and movies.
Additional SlideshowsWhat's New Dog Cat
|5 Holiday Table Scraps that Could Kill Your Dog||5 Ways to Know Your Cat Food is Worth the Money||5 Ways to Know Your Pet Food is Worth the Money||Top 10 Holiday Gifts Your Vet Would Approve Of||5 Ways to Prevent Cat Food Recalls|
|5 Steps to Prep Your Dog for the Kennel||Five Exercise Tips for Arthritic Pets||How to Read a Dog Food Label||Digestive Problems in Pets: Causes, Signs and Treatments||Dangerous BBQ Foods for Pets|
|5 Ways to Help Your Cat Stay Disease Free||5 Dangerous Foods for Cats||3 Things You NEED To Know About Where Cat Food Ingredients Come From||Thanksgiving Safety for Cats||Ten Common Poisonous Plants for Cats|