As the year slowly comes to a close, My Dog’s Name has announced the top dog names of 2017 – and the results are quite surprising.
Tried-and-true favorites like Bella, Max, Buddy, and Daisy are on the top of the list – and have been for the past four years. But for the first time, newcomers like Milo, Willow, Piper, Archie, and Jasper have cracked the top 10, signaling a change in dog name preferences.
Another surprise: the increase in Star Wars-related names.
This is surely related to the release of The Force Awakens and the new film The Last Jedi coming out in December. For example, the names Princess, Chewy and Finn have all seen double-digit increases in 2017.
In particular, the newly introduced character of Finn, a former stormtrooper who joins the fight against the First Order, is up a whopping 91% since 2016.
The results are based on the search selections of the 3.2 million new dog owners who used My Dog’s Name so far this year.
Without further ado, here are the most popular names of 2017:
Top Female Dog Names
Top Male Dog Names