Most dog owners see their pup as an important member of the family. That's why choosing the right doggy name is so important. You want it to be something special that reflects the dog's personality, while also being something that you don't mind calling out when you are in the park.
Banfield Pet Hospital, the largest vet practice in America, has searched through their database of pet patients to see what are the most popular dog names and which names are on the rise. Which names do you think will top the list?
Popular dog names
Many dogs' names follow certain trends so while Game of Thrones may no longer be on our screens, fans continue to pay homage to the TV show by naming their four-legged friends after some of their favourite characters.
As many as 24% more dogs were named Sansa in 2019 compared to last year.
While many dog owners may think of their beloved pets as their own little canine superheroes, The Avengers has influenced a number of dog name choices. An incredible 44% of dogs have been named Spider-Man, while there are 12% more dogs called Thor in the world than last year.
Top 10 dog names
Will your pup’s name have made the list?
Dog names in 2020
If you are looking forward to welcoming a new puppy pal into your home next year, you may already be thinking about what you will call them.
Dog chew brand Tasty Bone has revealed its predictions for some of the most popular dog names for next year. DC and Marvel characters will continue to have an influence as well as the release of Frozen 2, the live-action version of Lady and the Tramp and the latest Charlie’s Angels film.
Popular dog name 2020 predictions