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Most popular female dog names

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Most popular female dog names

Sure, the phrase "good boy" might usually be associated with dogs—but girl dogs are everywhere, and they are still man's (or woman's) best friend. The American Pet Products Association survey revealed that approximately 48.5% of households own at least one pet dog, so some of those must be girls, and all of them are going to need the perfect name. There are millions of names to choose from, whether they're kitschy and cute or something you'd name your own child.  Pop culture has always been a huge influence on what pet owners choose to name their four-legged friends. The late 2000s “Twilight” craze saw crowds of Bellas hit the dog park, named after the series’ protagonist. “Game of Thrones” has given us plenty of canine inspiration: Arya, Sansa, and Khaleesi have all surged in popularity since HBO’s hit series started airing in 2011. While some experts discourage pet owners from giving their new family members “human” names, those have also become increasingly popular: According to Rover.com user data, 94% of people consider their pets part of the family, so it makes sense that more pets would have names that make them seem even more like part of the family. As more young people wait to have children of their own and adopt “fur babies” to brighten their lives, these human names might become even more popular than they already are. The more you look, the more overwhelming the search for the perfect name for your pup becomes. To narrow down the list, Stacker tallied data from Rover in order to rank the 50 most popular female dog names of 2017. The ranks are listed along with their 2016 rank for context, as well as their change in rank between 2016 and 2017. Read on to see “human” names, names inspired by pop culture and more. Your new dog’s name might already be on this list—or maybe you'll want to get a dog after reading this. You may also like: Most popular male dog names
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Svenska Mässan // Wikimedia Commons

#50. Cali

Rank in 2017: #50
Rank in 2016: #44
Change in rank: -6

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Crazelpup // Wikicommons

#49. Kona

Rank in 2017: #49
Rank in 2016: #50
Change in rank: +1

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VirtualWolf // Flickr

#48. Maddie

Rank in 2017: #48
Rank in 2016: #41
Change in rank: -7

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Pixabay

#47. Charlie

Rank in 2017: #47
Rank in 2016: #51
Change in rank: +4

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Flatscaster // Wikimedia Commons

#46. Princess

Rank in 2017: #46
Rank in 2016: #43
Change in rank: -3

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Pexels

#45. Willow

Rank in 2017: #45
Rank in 2016: #52
Change in rank: +7

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Flickr User // WIkimedia Commons

#44. Millie

Rank in 2017: #44
Rank in 2016: #45
Change in rank: +1

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Alexas_Fotos//Pixabay

#43. Dixie

Rank in 2017: #43
Rank in 2016: #42
Change in rank: -1

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Pixabay

#42. Belle

Rank in 2017: #42
Rank in 2016: #46
Change in rank: +4

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Craige Moore // Flickr

#41. Harley

Rank in 2017: #41
Rank in 2016: #48
Change in rank: +7

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DaPuglet // Flickr

#40. Olive

Rank in 2017: #40
Rank in 2016: #37
Change in rank: -3

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SheltieBoy // WIkiCommons

#39. Annie

Rank in 2017: #39
Rank in 2016: #38
Change in rank: -1

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Garrett 222 // WIkiCommons

#38. Lady

Rank in 2017: #38
Rank in 2016: #34
Change in rank: -4

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Wikimedia Commons

#37. Izzy

Rank in 2017: #37
Rank in 2016: #39
Change in rank: +2

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Pixabay

#36. Maya

Rank in 2017: #36
Rank in 2016: #40
Change in rank: +4

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Lilly M//Wikimedia Commons

#35. Layla

Rank in 2017: #35
Rank in 2016: #35
Change in rank: 0

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free media repository // Wikimedia Commons

#34. Emma

Rank in 2017: #34
Rank in 2016: #33
Change in rank: -1

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Max Pixel

#33. Pepper

Rank in 2017: #33
Rank in 2016: #31
Change in rank: -2

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Wikimedia Commons

#32. Lexi

Rank in 2017: #32
Rank in 2016: #36
Change in rank: +4

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Katrina_S // Pixabay

#31. Sasha

Rank in 2017: #31
Rank in 2016: #29
Change in rank: -2

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Pixabay

#30. Riley

Rank in 2017: #30
Rank in 2016: #30
Change in rank: 0

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Public Domain Pictures

#29. Lulu

Rank in 2017: #29
Rank in 2016: #32
Change in rank: +3

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IDS.photos // Wikimedia Commons

#28. Lilly

Rank in 2017: #28
Rank in 2016: #27
Change in rank: -1

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Llima Orosa//Flickr

#27. Ginger

Rank in 2017: #27
Rank in 2016: #25
Change in rank: -2

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Max Pixel

#26. Piper

Rank in 2017: #26
Rank in 2016: #28
Change in rank: +2

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Bryon Realey // Wikimedia Commons

#25. Zoe

Rank in 2017: #25
Rank in 2016: #21
Change in rank: -4

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dany003 // Creative Commons

#24. Abby

Rank in 2017: #24
Rank in 2016: #26
Change in rank: +2

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charlyronni // Wikimedia Commons

#23. Ellie

Rank in 2017: #23
Rank in 2016: #22
Change in rank: -1

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Lilly M // Wikipedia

#22. Rosie

Rank in 2017: #22
Rank in 2016: #24
Change in rank: +2

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Siavash Ghazvinian // Wikimedia Commons

#21. Ruby

Rank in 2017: #21
Rank in 2016: #19
Change in rank: -2

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Ionwind // Wikimedia Commons

#20. Nala

Rank in 2017: #20
Rank in 2016: #23
Change in rank: +3

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André Lage Freitas // WikiCommons

#19. Mia

Rank in 2017: #19
Rank in 2016: #20
Change in rank: +1

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LEONARDO DASILVA // Wikimedia Commons

#18. Gracie

Rank in 2017: #18
Rank in 2016: #18
Change in rank: 0

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michellegraber // Pixabay

#17. Roxy

Rank in 2017: #17
Rank in 2016: #16
Change in rank: -1

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Ildar Sagdejev//Flickr

#16. Coco

Rank in 2017: #16
Rank in 2016: #17
Change in rank: +1

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John // Wikicommons

#15. Zoey

Rank in 2017: #15
Rank in 2016: #14
Change in rank: -1

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Spiritze//Pixabay

#14. Penny

Rank in 2017: #14
Rank in 2016: #15
Change in rank: +1

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Veronica Druk // Wikimedia Commons

#13. Lily

Rank in 2017: #13
Rank in 2016: #12
Change in rank: -1

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Eskimokettu // Pixabay

#12. Stella

Rank in 2017: #12
Rank in 2016: #13
Change in rank: +1

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daveynin // Wikicommons

#11. Chloe

Rank in 2017: #11
Rank in 2016: #11
Change in rank: 0

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Pexels

#10. Sophie

Rank in 2017: #10
Rank in 2016: #8
Change in rank: -2

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Public Domain

#9. Maggie

Rank in 2017: #9
Rank in 2016: #10
Change in rank: +1

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Pexels

#8. Bailey

Rank in 2017: #8
Rank in 2016: #9
Change in rank: +1

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Pexels

#7. Molly

Rank in 2017: #7
Rank in 2016: #6
Change in rank: -1

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hj_west // Flickr

#6. Sadie

Rank in 2017: #6
Rank in 2016: #7
Change in rank: +1

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Caroline Hewison // Wikimedia Commons

#5. Lola

Rank in 2017: #5
Rank in 2016: #4
Change in rank: -1

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Scarlett2308 // Flickr

#4. Luna

Rank in 2017: #4
Rank in 2016: #5
Change in rank: +1

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Anderson Nascimento // Wikicommons

#3. Daisy

Rank in 2017: #3
Rank in 2016: #3
Change in rank: 0

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martynanysk // Shutterstock

#2. Lucy

Rank in 2017: #2
Rank in 2016: #2
Change in rank: 0

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PxHere

#1. Bella

Rank in 2017: #1
Rank in 2016: #1
Change in rank: 0

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