The most popular dog names for 2017

Posted by Sapphire. July 10th 2017.

It’s official. The Argos Pet Insurance customers have spoken, and the best dog names for 2017 can now be revealed.

Table containing the most popular dog names


Most popular dog names for girls – 2017

  1. Poppy
  2. Bella
  3. Molly
  4. Daisy
  5. Lola
  6. Ruby
  7. Millie
  8. Rosie
  9. Tilly
  10. Roxy


Flying the flag for the girls this year is ‘Poppy’, which is proving a popular name all round, with the same one coming top for the female felines too. ‘Poppy’ has officially knocked last year’s favourite of ‘Bella’ (another mutually popular cat and dog name) out of pole position and into second place. And in third place comes another firm favourite, ‘Molly’, which has climbed from sixth place since last year.

One very popular name has disappeared out of the top 10 altogether. ‘Lucy’ was flying high in second place in 2016, but has been well and truly ousted this year.


Most popular dog names for boys – 2017

  1. Alfie
  2. Charlie
  3. Max
  4. Oscar
  5. Buddy
  6. Archie
  7. Baily
  8. Teddy
  9. Milo
  10. Toby


And now, for the boys. The clear front-runner this year with a huge lead (dog pun not intended) is ‘Alfie’, which replaces 2016’s best dog name, ‘Max’, now in third place. Second place is occupied by ‘Charlie’, which just so happens to be in first place for best male cat name this year.


One male name that seems to be making a slight comeback this year is ‘Milo’, which currently sits in 10th place in our customer list. Last year it had been pushed out of the top 10 altogether, sitting in 13th place.


Get in touch

Are you getting a new puppy this year? We’d love to know which name you’re choosing – drop us a tweet at @ArgosPets.


You can also check out our dog insurance policies on our main website to make sure your new four-legged friend is well protected for his or her future.

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