Many people wonder what their pet should be called. You have the opportunity to pick just about any name you want, but oftentimes it can be difficult to come up with a good moniker. While there are no “rules” in naming pets, these popular names for dogs in 2021 may help stimulate your creativity and give you some ideas for your new pup’s moniker!
Lucky for all of us, the popularity of dog breeds has risen significantly over the years with more and more people owning dogs. In fact, the AKC estimates that up to 40% of households in America own a dog. With such a large market, it’s no surprise that competition for the “perfect” name has increased.
Here are some common names for dogs in 2021:
Dog Names Based On Breed
Many dog owners like to choose a name that is based off their beloved pet’s breed. This is becoming increasingly popular because it helps others know what kind of dog you have. Some names based off of breeds include:
Maltese – Paddy, Charlie or Miso
Labrador Retriever – Ace, Bella, or Buddy.
German Shepherd – Shadow, Max, or Odin.
Rottweiler – Rocky, Hammer, or Bear.
Poodle – Bailey or Molly.
Boxer – Rex or Armani.
Pitbull – Lucky, Peanut Butter, or Princess.
Beagle – Pooh or Sadie.
Boston Terrier – Beanie, Rocky, or Mr. Snuggles.
Mixed Breed Names for Dogs in 2021
Although purebred dogs are becoming more and more popular, there are still plenty of mixed breed dogs out there. These animals often get a bad rap for not being purebred but that’s just a bunch of baloney. Many would argue that these pups are better because they have their own characteristics and often do not have health problems associated with their parents’ breeds. If you fall into this camp, then you may want to consider a mutt name. These include:
English Bulldog – Teddy or Otis.
Labrador/Rottweiler Mix – Roxy or Duke.
Golden Retriever/Husky Mix – Bruno or Molly.
Poodle/Basset Hound Mix – Fido or Precious.
Dachshund/Beagle Mix – Snoopy or Duncan.
Boxer/Lab Mix – Rocky or Lola.
German Shepherd/Pitbull Mix – G-Force or Tyson.
Cute Dog Names for Boys in 2021
Although all dogs are cute, some pups are just a bit more dashing than others. If you have a handsome male puppy, then you may want to consider one of these male dog names for your own four-legged friend:
Duke – A regal name for your royal pet! Duke is a good name for Golden Retriever, Rottweiler, Mastiffs, Pitbulls and Dobermans.
Russell – A great name for a brown or black dog! Russell is perfect for Boxers, Terriers, and Pugs.
Max – This is one of the cutest male dog names for a pooch. Max is great for Pugs, Beagles, Bearded Collies, and Dachshunds.
Spike – These pups are definitely spikes! Spike is a great name for Terriers, Rat Terriers and Pugs.
Kirky – If you have a Black and White Dog, then this name might be perfect for your pup.
Ajax – Just like the ancient hero, this is a great name for your dog. Ajax is perfect for Bull Terriers and Boxers.
Thor – If you have a strong and muscular dog, then consider this name. Thor might be just what you need to give your male puppy an extra push in life.
Zeus – This name might sound a little “out there”, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be perfect for your pooch! Zeus is ideal for Bulldogs or Pitbulls.
Cute Dog Names for Female Puppies
The name you choose should be perfect for your little girl! Why not one of these?
Lucky – A nickname might be a better choice, but Lucky is still a great choice for toy dogs like Yorkies and Chihuahuas.
Belle – If you want to pick something with a little more meaning behind it, then consider choosing another name like “Belle” for your female puppy.
Daisy – For a cute yet strong name, choose Daisy. This is an excellent option for Terrier pups or Chihuahua girls.
Grace – This name sounds highly elegant, but it is also relatively unique. It could be a good option for dogs with fair hair, like Golden Retriever puppies or Maltese puppies.
Inky – If you’re looking for a female dog name that’s plain and simple yet playful, Inky would be the right one for you.
Winnie – This “cute” name is perfect if you are looking for something sweet and cute.
Biscuit – A name like this is perfect for small dogs that have light-colored fur, such as Poodles or Chihuahuas.
This just scratches the surface of the infinite Puppy name Possibilities. Hope this list got your creative juices flowing for when it comes time to name your new member of the family.
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