American Kennel Club Shares Most Popular Dog Names of 2022

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis

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The American Kennel Club (AKC) Meet the Breeds event is being held January 28 and 29 at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York Center. This event is going to be a nationwide event that will give dog lovers the opportunity to meet, play with and learn about hundreds of different dogs.

As a celebration, the AKC has released an inaugural list of the most popular dog names of 2022.

The AKC is a non-profit organization and is the largest purebred dog registry in the world. As a leading advocate for dogs, they used registration statistics and Canine Partner enrollments to discover the most popular dog names of 2022.

Gina DiNardo is the AKC Executive Secretary and said that it’s fun to see if a dog’s personality is reflected in its name. She also says that dogs are such an important part of families, and people put a lot of thought and effort into choosing the perfect name.

So, without further ado, if you have a Luna or a Max, you have the most popular names for girl and boy dogs, respectively. The list rounded out with Zola and Willie being at the bottom of the list, respectively for girls and boys.

Here are the top 10 most popular girl dog names:

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Daisy
  4. Lucy
  5. Willow
  6. Penny
  7. Sadie
  8. Maggie
  9. Rosie 
  10. Ruby

The top 10 most popular boy dog names of 2022 were:

  1. Max
  2. Milo
  3. Cooper
  4. Charlie
  5. Teddy
  6. Tucker
  7. Buddy
  8. Bear
  9. Rocky
  10. Leo

So, does your best friend have a popular name?

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