Website releases list of most popular dog names of 2016 has released its fourth annual report on the nation's most popular dog names for 2016 and human and food inspired names top the list. In Austin, our love for our city is reflected in our choices for the names of our pets.

The top dog names in Austin mirror those nationally with a couple differences.

Top 10 Male Dog Names in Austin          Top 10 Male Dog Names in U.S.

  1. Max                                                       1. Max
  2. Charlie                                                 2. Charlie
  3. Jack                                                      3. Buddy
  4. Cooper                                                 4. Cooper
  5. Buddy                                                   5. Jack
  6. Rocky                                                   6. Rocky
  7. Bear                                                      7. Bear
  8. Duke                                                     8. Duke
  9. Oliver                                                    9. Toby
  10. Toby                                                    10. Tucker

Top 10 Female Dog Names in Austin      Top 10 Female Dog Names in U.S.

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

Other findings about Austin pets. Food names like Brisket, Pickle and Taco are up 13%. Tech names like Mac, Pixel and Tesla were up 3%.

Keeping things weird like we do, apparently names like Bowtie, Brewery and Sushi are also gaining in popularity.

Another popular theme are names inspired by pop culture like Eleven and Barb ("Stranger Things"), Hamilton, Arya and Khaleesi ("Games of Thrones"), Coco Chanel, Beyonce and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

For more information about the names you can go here. is the nation's largest network of dog sitters and walker and used its database to determine the top names and trends of the year.



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