The most popular female and male dog names in 2021

Just got a new furry friend and wondering what to name them? Don’t worry, Wamiz has come up with plenty of dog name ideas with inspiration ranging from pop culture to the top 100 names! Whether you have a male dog or female dog, you’ll find the perfect name here!

Top 50 dog names in 2021

Female
  1. 1. Aaron
  2. 2. Archie
  3. 3. Barkley
  4. 4. Buster
  5. 5. Cesar
  6. 6. Charlie
  7. 7. Dax
  8. 8. Dexter
  9. 9. Eden
  10. 10. Finley
  11. 11. Flash
  12. 12. Grizzly
  13. 13. Gus
  14. 14. Harley
  15. 15. Hero
  16. 16. Idefix
  17. 17. Iron
  18. 18. Jax
  19. 19. Jimmy
  20. 20. Kairo
  21. 21. Kyle
  22. 22. Lenny
  23. 23. Liam
  24. 24. Malcom
  25. 25. Marley
  26. 26. Nemo
  27. 27. Nigel
  28. 28. Olaf
  29. 29. Oz
  30. 30. Paul
  31. 31. Prince
  32. 32. Qake
  33. 33. Quest
  34. 34. Randy
  35. 35. Rio
  36. 36. Snoop
  37. 37. Snow
  38. 38. Taco
  39. 39. Teddy
  40. 40. Ukko
  41. 41. Ulysse
  42. 42. Valentino
  43. 43. Victor
  44. 44. Walko
  45. 45. Woody
  46. 46. Xarco
  47. 47. Xinn
  48. 48. Yooda
  49. 49. Zeus
  50. 50. Ziggy
Male
  1. 1. Angel
  2. 2. Apple
  3. 3. Becca
  4. 4. Bella
  5. 5. Chanel
  6. 6. Cleo
  7. 7. Daisy
  8. 8. Dream
  9. 9. Elsa
  10. 10. Fifi
  11. 11. Foxy
  12. 12. Gispy
  13. 13. Gracy
  14. 14. Holly
  15. 15. Hope
  16. 16. Iffy
  17. 17. Indy
  18. 18. Joy
  19. 19. June
  20. 20. Kiki
  21. 21. Kim
  22. 22. Lea
  23. 23. Lola
  24. 24. Mandy
  25. 25. Millie
  26. 26. Nala
  27. 27. Nani
  28. 28. Olivia
  29. 29. Ozzie
  30. 30. Peach
  31. 31. Pearl
  32. 32. Qleo
  33. 33. Queen
  34. 34. Rita
  35. 35. Rose
  36. 36. Scarlet
  37. 37. Stormi
  38. 38. Tracy
  39. 39. Trixie
  40. 40. Uma
  41. 41. Ussy
  42. 42. Vanilla
  43. 43. Vanity
  44. 44. Winnie
  45. 45. Winter
  46. 46. Xena
  47. 47. Xia
  48. 48. Yellow
  49. 49. Zara
  50. 50. Zoe

How to choose a name for your dog?

Choosing your dog or puppy’s name is so important – once you’ve picked it, you can’t change it. So, you must make sure you pick the perfect one!

Once your dog has learned its name, you can use it to capture his/her attention, which makes communication between dog and owner a lot easier! That’s not to say your dog will be any more willing to leave the dog park when you call him, but it’s a start.

The most popular dog name in the UK is currently ‘Bella’. But picking a name can’t only be based on your personal preference – your dog needs to like it too!

Think about the sound

The first thing to consider when choosing your dog’s name is the length of it. Did you know that dogs only hear two syllables? It’s therefore better to avoid names that are too long, because dogs will have difficulty hearing them and understanding them. Try to follow a "deaf" consonant, a more "sonorous" vowel, or you can repeat the same sound: Lulù, Kiki …

Think of a clear name

Another element to consider is that your dog’s name shouldn’t resemble any commands you will be teaching him, otherwise he might get confused. For instance, ‘Kit’ sounds a lot like ‘sit’, or ‘Ray’ sounds a lot like ‘stay’. Make sure your dog’s name is clear and easily recognisable.

Think of your dog's personality

Other considerations include your dog’s size, sex, and personality. For example, short impact names are better for dogs who are independent or dominant in nature, as they will pick up on them more easily.

Dog name ideas

If you’re still struggling to find the perfect name, why not consult our theme-specific dog name articles above? Discover the list of most popular dog names for 2020, find a unique dog name in a different language, or find the perfect name to suit the dog breed you own within a list of pop culture related ideas! Here are a few more for you dog lovers out there:


Dog names by language:

Whatever the name you choose, make sure it’s a name you and your family actually like. Though you undoubtedly have more freedom than when naming a human baby, ensure that it’s a name you won’t mind calling out loud at the dog park! A dog is a member of the family and will be your everyday companion for many happy years. You don’t want to be calling out a name you don’t like for that long!

Happy choosing!