The 20 Most Popular American Dog Names of 2021

Here Fido! Here Spot! Dogs' names have moved away from the classics in recent times.

Still, when you may have to yell out your pet's name in public, naming them can be tricky.

The 20 most popular names for female and male dogs in 2021 have been, er, named by Yappy, a company which provides personalized gifts for pets.

The list was compiled by analyzing about 193,000 dog profiles generated on the site over 11 months from January 1 to November 5, this year.

John Smith, the company's founder, told Newsweek its website is "flooded with thousands of unique dog names each year."

Here are the most popular American dog names of 2021:

Most Popular Names for Female Dogs

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20. Chloe

Chloe means "blooming" or "fertility" in Greek. It was one of many names for the Greek goddess Demeter, who presided over the harvest and fertility of the earth.

19. Ellie

The name Ellie means "bright shining one," and is derived from names of English origin beginning with "El."

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18. Zoey

Zoey is a modern spelling variation of the girl's name Zoe, the Greek Jewish translation of Eve, meaning "life."

17. Piper

The name Piper is a girl's name of English and Romanian origin, said to mean "pipe or flute player."

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16. Millie

Millie is a girl's name of German and English origin thought to mean "gentle strength; strong in work."

15. Gracie

Gracie is the diminutive take on the name Grace which was originally a Scottish surname—an Anglicization of the Scottish Gaelic word greusaich, meaning an embroiderer and later a shoemaker.

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14. Olive

The name Olive is derived from the word of Latin origin "oliva" which translates as "olive tree."

13. Bailey

Though increasingly common for girls, Bailey is traditionally a male given name, originally derived from the Old English term "bailiff".

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12. Stella

Stella is a given name of Latin and Italian origin, meaning "star,." It has had something of a renaissance in recent years in both humans and dogs.

11. Sadie

The name Sadie is of Hebrew origin and a diminutive of Sarah, meaning "princess."

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10. Ruby

The name Ruby is derived from the Latin word "ruber" for red and means "deep red precious stone."

9. Molly

Molly is a diminutive of the Hebrew feminine name Mary and most commonly means "sea of bitterness," "star of the sea," or "rebelliousness" or "rebellion."

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8. Maggie

Maggie is a common short form of the girl's name Margaret, Magda, of English origin meaning "pearl."

7. Winnie

Winnie is a male and female given name of Welsh origin, believed to mean "fair one", "white and smooth," "soft" and "happiness."

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6. Lola

Lola is a female given name in Spanish and Romance languages and a short form of the Spanish name Dolores, meaning "sorrows."

5. Daisy

Daisy is a girl's name associated with the pretty flower, which is derived from the Old English word "dægeseage," meaning "day's eye."

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4. Bella

Bella is related to the Italian, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese and Latin words for "beautiful." The name is back in vogue after many years.

3. Lucy

Lucy is an English feminine form of Lucius, derived from the Latin lux, meaning "light."

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2. Penny

This English diminutive of the Greek name Penelope, which is derived from "pēnē" meaning woven cloth and "lepō," meaning "to peel."

1. Luna

The most popular dogs' name for girls in 2021 is Luna, which means "moon" in Latin.

Most Popular Names For Male Dogs

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20. Bentley

The name Bentley means "woodland with bent grass," from Old English "beonet," translating as bent grass, and "leah," meaning a woodland or clearing.

19. Moose

Naming a male pet pooch after another animal is an adorable trend, with an increasing number of owners deciding to dub their dogs "Moose."

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18. Leo

Stemming from the Latin word for "lion," the name Leo dates back centuries.

17. Louie

The diminutive form of Louis is primarily a male name of English origin, translated as "famous warrior."

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16. Rocky

Rocky is derived from Rock, which itself is the Anglicized form of the name St. Roch, recognized as the patron saint of the sick.

15. Hank

The boy's name Hank is an Americanized version of "Henry," which dates back to medieval England.

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14. Bear

Bear is another example of the cute trend towards dog owners opting to name their pet after another animal.

13. Oliver

Oliver is derived from the Old Norse meaning "ancestor's descendants," as well as stemming from the Latin and French words for "olive" or "olive tree," respectively.

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12. Duke

Found sporadically since the 19th century, Duke, means "leader" and might possibly be derived from "follower of Maedoc;" St. Maedoc was a Christian missionary in 7th Century in Wales and Ireland.

11. Buddy

Buddy, meaning "friend," is an everyday term of address widely used across the U.S. and a very apt name for your loved pet dog.

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10. Finn

Finn has several origins and is in some cases derived from the Old Norse personal name, while in other cases, the name originates from the Irish Fionn, meaning "white" or "fair."

9. Gus

Gus is a classic masculine name, usually a diminutive for Angus, August, Augustine or Augustus

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8. Murphy

The name Murphy is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "sea warrior." This jaunty Celtic surname is also Ireland's most common family name.

7. Ollie

Ollie, the nickname for Oliver, originates from the Latin name Olive, referring to the olive tree.

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6. Tucker

Tucker's origin is far from certain, but the name has long been used as a surname in Europe, while also considered a fun name for four-legged friends.

5. Max

Short for Maximilian, meaning "greatest" and Maxwell, meaning "great spring."

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4. Teddy

The diminutive form for Theodore or sometimes Edward, Teddy is a boys' name of English origin, meaning "divine gift."

3. Winston

The name Winston is a boy's name, associated with former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and is common in the West Indies. Its English origin means "wine's town."

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2. Charlie

The diminutive of Charles and of English origin, meaning "free man."

1. Cooper

The most popular pet name for male dogs is Cooper, meaning "barrel maker" in old English. The name has been a favorite with owners for years—and shows no signs of falling out of fashion just yet.

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