The results of Rover’s pawsome 2016 dog names survey are in!
Overall, the findings show that dog parents haven’t strayed too far from the classics. Max and Bella continue to hold down the top positions for male and female pups respectively, while new additions Tucker and Bailey both debuted towards the bottom of the pack.
A sizeable 28% percent of pooches have human names, while names of other animals like Bear and Moose have risen by 8%.
The study is full of other fascinating stats, too. Take this one for example: 53% of dog owners, and a whopping 75% of millennials, chose pop culture-inspired names for their pups this year. Stranger Things, Pokémon Go, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones all contributed monikers that gained popularity, which is probably why your neighbor keeps yelling Khaleesi
The research also found that dogs with coffee-related names are more likely to curl up in Seattle, and the most pups named Kale are sprouting up in Portland. Oh, and most of the canines named Quinoa reside in Los Angeles. Naturally.
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