My Dog’s Name Announces Top Dog Names of 2017

My Dog’s Name (, a leading resource for finding the perfect name for your pup, is excited to announce the top dog names of 2017 and share interesting trends from the year, including the sharp increase of new dog owners selecting Star Wars-themed names.

With the release of The Force Awakens and the new film The Last Jedi coming out in December, Star Wars names have seen double-digit increases. Princess, Chewy and Finn in particular are the fastest-rising names related to the sci-fi movie series.

As the year draws to a close, Finn – the name of the former storm trooper who joins the fight against the First Order – is up a whopping 91% since 2016.

That wasn’t the only surprise on the list. Tried-and-true favorites like Bella, Max and Buddy still top the chart, but a number of newcomers have exploded in popularity. For example, the names Milo, Willow and Archie are on the list for the first time.

The results are based on the search selections of the 3.2 million new dog owners who used the site so far this year. An infographic of the most popular names is available at

Top Female Dog Names

  1. Bella
  2. Abby
  3. Daisy
  4. Luna
  5. Bailey
  6. Hazel
  7. Roxy
  8. Lola
  9. Piper
  10. Willow

Top Male Dog Names

  1. Milo
  2. Bear
  3. Buddy
  4. Tiger
  5. Archie
  6. Charlie
  7. Teddy
  8. Duke
  9. Jasper
  10. Max

My Dog’s Name also tracked the top dog names in other key categories.

Top Cute Dog Names

  1. Ava
  2. Blue
  3. Harper
  4. Sadie
  5. Arlo
  6. Barkley
  7. Barney
  8. Scout
  9. Coco
  10. Zoey

Top Tough Dog Names

  1. Axel
  2. Caesar
  3. Diesel
  4. Koda
  5. Pepper
  6. Jax
  7. Atlas
  8. Jinx
  9. Ripley
  10. Bruno

Top Sports Dog Names

  1. Ali
  2. Scout
  3. Dottie
  4. Babe
  5. Tiger
  6. Archer
  7. Blaze
  8. Bolt
  9. Boomer
  10. Gunner

Top Funny Dog Names

  1. Bacon
  2. Barney
  3. Biscuit
  4. Banjo
  5. Oreo
  6. Brownie
  7. Fifi
  8. Toto
  9. Waffles
  10. Boss

Top TV & Movie Dog Names

  1. Winnie
  2. Blue
  3. Minnie
  4. Pluto
  5. Ghost
  6. Odie
  7. Bambi
  8. Belle
  9. Archer
  10. Daisy

Geeky Dog Names

  1. Chewie
  2. Princess
  3. Finn
  4. Gizmo
  5. Cookie
  6. Ripley
  7. Bones
  8. Buffy
  9. Gidget
  10. Mac

About My Dog’s Name

Founded in October 2013, My Dog’s Name provides a fun, interactive experience for new dog owners looking for just the right pet name. The site allows users to sort names by preferred style and interests. To date, more than 13 million people have used My Dog’s Name when picking a name for their dog.