According to Purina these are the top dog names.  Hello fellow pet sitters, does this surprise you? No, uh-uh, absolutely not.  I am never short of a good Buddy (or four or five).

Most Popular Male Dog Names

  • Max – Meaning: Greatness
  • Jake – Meaning: To take someone’s place
  • Buddy – Meaning: A welcome messenger
  • Bailey – Meaning: Keeper/guardian of property
  • Sam – Meaning: Heard by God

Most Popular Female Dog Names

  • Maggie – Meaning: Pearl
  • Molly – Meaning: Irish for “Mary”
  • Lady – Meaning: A noble title for a female
  • Sadie – Meaning: A princess
  • Lucy – Meaning: Patron Saint for the blind