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Here are Canada's top 20 dog names of 2018

If you bought or adopted a dog in 2018, there’s a decent chance that it’s name is on this list., “a leading dog name expert,” published its list of Canada’s top dog names and trends in 2018 and for the most part it’s what you’d expect.

When it comes to names for male dogs, Charlie leads the way, followed by Max, a name that’s popularity was up 43% this year.

<who>Photo Credit: Josh Duncan

Here’s the full top 10:

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

For female dogs, Bella earned top spot and the entire top 10 looks like this:

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

<who>Photo Credit: Josh Duncan

A major factor in Canadians picking their dog names of late has been pop culture, as the list reports that 8% of all dog names are based on just that.

Names like Archie, Betty and Jughead from Riverdale, along with Serena, Fred and Luke from The Handmaid’s Tale are characters that have become very popular dog names of late.

Also impacting Canadians’ decision on names for dogs are players on their favourite sports teams and the Royal Family.

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