Naming your dog is a tough job! You think of one, but then you remember the kid from grade school who sat behind you and put gum in your hair with the same name and you definitely don’t want that reminder every day. Your new fluff will have this name for quite some time, so you want to be sure it’s a good one.
Whether you’re looking for a name for your pet or trying to avoid common pet names, Embrace Pet Insurance dug into more than one million of our 2020 quotes to see what dog names topped the charts. And while we were at it, we evaluated policyholder claim data to see who claimed the most with these names. Ladies first!
10 Most Popular Female Dog Names
1. Bella 2. Luna 3. Daisy 4. Lucy 5. Lola 6. Coco 7. Bailey 8. Sadie 9. Molly 10. Nala
11. Chloe 12. Stella 13. Zoey 14. Penny 15. Maggie 16. Lily 17. Mia 18. Sophie 19. Rosie 20. Roxy
10 Most Popular Male Dog Names
1. Max 2. Charlie 3. Milo 4. Cooper 5. Buddy 6. Rocky 7. Bear 8. Duke 9. Teddy 10. Zeus
11. Oliver 12. Bentley 13. Leo 14. Toby 15. Jax 16. Tucker 17. Jack 18. Loki 19. Winston 20. Bruno
Surprisingly, many of these are shared between cats and dogs – Charlie, Milo, and Buddy topped both lists!
Silly Dog Names
If you’re a fan of silly dog names, you’re not alone. It appears that lots of male dog pet parents have a great sense of humor – here are a few we found funniest:
Spicy Dorito Cool Ranch
Ruthie Bacon Ginsburg
2020-specific Dog Names
Our pet parents took a more unique approach this year by paying homage to the pandemic that brought them their new friend. Some of the more popular monikers included:
Common Dog Diagnoses*
While we were rooting through our data, we found the most common dog claims and the average cost in 2018 as well:
Ear Infections (otitis/otitis externa): $188
Pruritus (itching) : $188
*Based on 2020 Embrace claims data.