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Top Trending Dog Names of 2023

If you’re finished going through your checklist of pet essentials, you can move on to other exciting matters, like deciding on the name to call them. Part of bringing home a new dog is picking out the perfect name for them! Whether you want a unique name or a popular one, the options are endless, and it’s up to you to choose one that fits them the best.

Many people name their pups according to their personalities or colour, and for some, it’s based on their favourite pop culture characters – as a way to show their love for that TV show or movie and to affectionately name their dog that relates to their favourite thing. It’s a popular way to name dogs these days, and it also influences the trends in naming dogs. 

However, if you’re still looking for an appropriate name for your dog, Pretty Pets Kennel has compiled the most popular and trendy dog names for female and males. We’ve sectioned it off by gender, and dog size, and even included the least popular ones. Check them out below!

Top Trending Dog Names of 2023

American Kennel Club (AKC) has recently released a list of the most popular dog names, based on the data they got from dogs that were registered. The statistics included names for purebred and mixed-breeds. If you’re looking for name inspirations or suggestions, check out the top popular dog names that made the lists below!

Most Popular Female Dog Name Ideas 

According to the data given to AKC, the most popular female dog name in 2022 was Luna. Below you can find the top 10 female dog names that were registered the most. 

  1. LUNA
  2. BELLA
  3. DAISY
  4. LUCY
  6. PENNY
  7. SADIE
  9. ROSIE
  10. RUBY

Based on the list, the most popular female dog names are either thematic (nature, celestial bodies) or two-syllable names that are easy to pronounce and short. Other popular female dog names are also based on popular movie or book franchises (Disney characters, Star Wars, or Marvel) or based on food and desserts. 

Most Popular Male Dog Name Ideas

AKC reported that the most popular male dog name for 2022 is Max. It’s short, simple, but is easy to remember and can catch your dog’s attention immediately. The other dog names that made it to the top 10 are as follows:

  1. MAX
  2. MILO
  5. TEDDY
  7. BUDDY
  8. BEAR
  9. ROCKY
  10. LEO

Similar to female dog name trends, male dog names that have been frequently used are short and easy to say out loud as well. The other names that didn’t make it in the top 10 are also thematic; they are inspired by popular pop culture names such as characters from classic franchises (Marvel, DC, or Star Wars) to movies that were recently released (Avatar, Top Gunn, etc). Dog names based on food or drinks are also one of the top picks such as Choco, Cookie, Whisky, etc. 

Popular Small Dog Names

The most popularly owned dog breeds in Singapore are small breeds. They’re adorable, don’t take up too much space, and are hdb-approved. That being said, if you have a small dog or if you plan to own one, here are popular small dog name suggestions you can take inspiration from. Most of the small dog names are usually associated with something that is tiny and cute or, at times, named affectionately – and just fits them well. 

  1. Peanut
  2. Bean
  3. Pebbles
  4. Chip
  5. Button
  6. Spud
  7. Pip
  8. Yoda
  9. Roo
  10. Dolly

Least Popular Dog Name Ideas

If you prefer not to have your dog named similarly to others, you can stray from the suggestions above and try out more unique, less popular dog names instead. Chances are, when you shout out one of these names, you’ll only most likely catch the attention of your own dog. From the least favourite characters to more quirky or uncommon dog names, find the perfect dog name for your pooch below!

  1. Atlas
  2. Ziggy
  3. Sonny
  4. Hopper
  5. Chopper
  6. Kit
  7. Bjork
  8. Thanos
  9. Tesla
  10. Freya
  11. Keke
  12. Violet
  13. Prim
  14. Priya
  15. Axel
  16. Noodle
  17. Taco
  18. Egsy
  19. Mazie 
  20. Bowie


Having a new dog also means you get to name them as part of welcoming them into your family. It can be quite difficult to pick one with so many options available, but you can get inspiration based on your interests, hobbies, or by everyday items. The most popular trendy dog names commonly come from pop culture characters and references. Dog names, whether female or male, are also a way to show ownership and extend your affection to your dog, depending on the name you settle on. In the end, the dog name you choose for your dog, should feel right for you, easy to say, catches your dog’s attention, and best of all, suit their unique personality the best. 

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