Max and Bella Top 2013 Most Popular Puppy Names

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
Most popular puppy names for 2013 are a mix of human and classic monikers

I love when people give their dog’s human names (hence my dog’s name, Oscar). And I was tickled to see’s top puppy names for 2013, full of adorable names for your fur babies.

To come up with this list, Vetstreet has been compiling names since January 1, 2013 from a database of 925,000 puppies born this year. As you can see, names that you expect people to give their babies are now being adopted for dogs. For boys, Max, Charlie, Cooper and Jack made the top 10 list, while Bella, Lucy, Molly, Chloe, Zoey and Maggie were popular for girls.

So without further ado, here are the Top 10 Puppy Names for each gender:

Male Puppy Names:

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

Female Puppy Names:

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

For the most part, the top 10 most popular male puppy names stayed the same. In fact, the top five were exactly the same as last year, with Max at No. 1 and Buddy at No. 2 for the eighth straight year.

The female puppies mixed things up a bit more. While Bella, Daisy, Lucy and Molly remained the top four for the eighth straight year, a new name entered the top five: Sadie. Lola, which had moved up steadily over the past decade and jumped three spots to land at No. 5 in 2012, actually dropped two places to No. 7.

You can see the top 50 names for each gender down below. Did your dog’s name make the list?

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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