Deciding to adopt a dog can be one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life, but it can also be the most rewarding. Often a new pet parent will consider the perfect name for months before adopting their new pup, while others are happy to wait for their dog to settle into their new home before selecting a new name.
No matter how you decide to name your dog, you may be curious to learn just what are the current trending girl dog names for this year.
According to Rover’s survey, these are the most popular female dog names of the past year. Perhaps this list will provide you with inspiration for naming your new addition to the household.
Popular Traditional Names
Since dogs are as important as our human children, many people tend to name their dogs little girls’ names too. After all, a puppy or adult dog is also an equal member of your family too. Chloe, Lucy, Molly, Penny, Sophie, and Stella are at the top of the list for popular traditional girls’ names.
Top Cutesy Names
Many people frown upon naming their dog’s cutesy-sounding names, including food, flowers, or objects. Yet once your pet settles into your home you may catch yourself calling them Ginger, Nugget, Pumpkin, Muffin, or Cupcake. You may have a formal name for them, but eventually, that cutesy name takes over and your resign yourself to your dog’s new name. Other popular names for dogs can include Biscuit, Brandy, Marshmallow, Pepper, and Pickle.
Best Unique Names
Some pet owners don’t want to name their female dogs for food, celebrities, or traditional little girls’ names. They want a unique sounding name that not every dog on the block has. Ironically, there are some unique dog names you may not have heard, but they are still at the top of the trending girl dog names for the past year. These names include Amber, Dot, Izzy (short for Isabel), Lulu, Nova, Pearl, Trixie, and Willow.
Fun Pop Culture Names
Many dog lovers get inspiration for their pet’s name from movies, TV shows, and even comic books. These names may include actors, celebrities, musicians, and even fictional characters. These names can change over the years. Arya from Game of Thrones is a popular one. Spoiler ahead: Since the show has ended, you can feel secure in knowing you named your dog for a character who doesn’t die in the series.
Stranger Things on Netflix has been a popular show, so Eleven, the name of the girl lead, can be perfect for your pup. Lady from Lady and the Tramp is a popular name that’s withstood decades of popularity. And who can’t forget Leia from Star Wars, or Ginny from Harry Potter.
Whether you name your female dog Whitney, Caramel, Marty, Captain Marvel, or Fluff, the most important thing is that the name should be simple and easy to say. It may take a few tries for your dog to learn her name, but soon she will come when called.
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