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List of most popular puppy names of 2021 revealed

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Max and Charlie tied for the most popular male puppy name of the year, while Bella led the list for most popular female puppy names. (Photo submitted by viewer Martwain Williams via ChimeIn)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A list of 2021’s most popular puppy names was revealed Wednesday by PuppySpot.

Max and Charlie tied for the most popular male puppy name of the year, while Bella led the list for most popular female puppy names.

Top 10 Male and Female Puppy Names of 2021:

Female Puppy Names

  1. Bella
  2. Daisy
  3. Lucy
  4. Luna
  5. Molly
  6. Sadie
  7. Maggie
  8. Chloe
  9. Bailey
  10. Stella

Male Puppy Names

  1. Max and Charlie (tied)
  2. Teddy
  3. Cooper
  4. Milo
  5. Tucker
  6. Rocky
  7. Duke
  8. Buddy
  9. Bentley
  10. Oliver

The list was comprised by the company’s database that includes more than 55,000 names, some inspired by social media or pop culture.

"There are so many options when it comes to naming your puppy, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect name," said Claire Komorowski, CEO, PuppySpot. "Our list of the most popular puppy names of 2021 is full of classic dog names, like Max and Charlie, but we're seeing more modern names pop up. We've also seen many names influenced by pop culture and entertainment start entering our database. It will be exciting to see how the top 10 list continues to evolve each year!"

Of note, the company says they noticed pups named Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey after the Friends reunion special. And some pet owners are taking to TikTok for pet name ideas, with the company seeing an uptick in names like Boomer and Bunny following TikTok stardom of certain comical and talented pets.

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