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    Most popular male dog names

    A dog’s name is one of the most important words they’ll learn because it lets man’s best friend know what their owner has something to say to them. Everyone, especially animal training experts, has their own opinions on how dogs should be named. Some suggest sticking to one or two syllables to quickly get a dog’s attention. Others think owners should choose a distinctive name so your canine companion knows who you’re talking to on a trip to a crowded dog park. Some people even say you shouldn’t name your new best friend a “people” name.

    Of course, no one truly agrees and rules are made to be broken. Giving dogs human names has been on the rise for years, especially as more and more young people put off having kids or start using furry friends as a test runs for their future family. As for trying to keep your dog’s name unique, estimates from the 2017–2018 American Pet Products Association survey reveals that approximately 48.5% of households own at least one pet dog. There are an estimated 89.7 million dogs owned across the nation. That means a lot of good boys are going to need names, and there are bound to be some favorites across the board no matter how hard you try to be distinct. Sometimes popular names are the perfect fit for your newest addition.

    Can’t figure out whether your new best friend is a Bruno or a Jake? Perhaps we can throw you a bone: Stacker tallied data from Rover in order to rank the 50 most popular male 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 for inspiration on what to name your new dog.

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  • #50. Gunner
    2/ Pexels

    #50. Gunner

    Rank in 2017: #50
    Rank in 2016: #67
    Change in rank: +17

  • #49. Thor
    3/ Albany Colley//Pixabay

    #49. Thor

    Rank in 2017: #49
    Rank in 2016: #51
    Change in rank: +2

  • #48. Sammy
    4/ Phebe77//Pixabay

    #48. Sammy

    Rank in 2017: #48
    Rank in 2016: #44
    Change in rank: -4

  • #47. Ace
    5/ safepaws//Pixabay

    #47. Ace

    Rank in 2017: #47
    Rank in 2016: #50
    Change in rank: +3

  • #46. Apollo
    6/ Andrea Arden//Flickr

    #46. Apollo

    Rank in 2017: #46
    Rank in 2016: #54
    Change in rank: +8

  • #45. Jasper
    7/ Wikimedia Commons

    #45. Jasper

    Rank in 2017: #45
    Rank in 2016: #49
    Change in rank: +4

  • #44. Blue
    8/ Pexels

    #44. Blue

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

  • #43. Bandit
    9/ Wikimedia Commons

    #43. Bandit

    Rank in 2017: #43
    Rank in 2016: #39
    Change in rank: -4

  • #42. Beau
    10/ Didgeman//Pixabay

    #42. Beau

    Rank in 2017: #42
    Rank in 2016: #40
    Change in rank: -2

  • #41. Cody
    11/ PxHere

    #41. Cody

    Rank in 2017: #41
    Rank in 2016: #32
    Change in rank: -9

  • #40. Sam
    12/ PxHere

    #40. Sam

    Rank in 2017: #40
    Rank in 2016: #34
    Change in rank: -6

  • #39. Loki
    13/ Max Pixel

    #39. Loki

    Rank in 2017: #39
    Rank in 2016: #47
    Change in rank: +8

  • #38. Diesel
    14/ audrey_sel//Flickr

    #38. Diesel

    Rank in 2017: #38
    Rank in 2016: #37
    Change in rank: -1

  • #37. Bruno
    15/ Public Domain Pictures

    #37. Bruno

    Rank in 2017: #37
    Rank in 2016: #38
    Change in rank: +1

  • #36. Baxter
    16/ PxHere

    #36. Baxter

    Rank in 2017: #36
    Rank in 2016: #35
    Change in rank: -1

  • #35. Hank
    17/ Lori Branham//Flickr

    #35. Hank

    Rank in 2017: #35
    Rank in 2016: #33
    Change in rank: -2

  • #34. Moose
    18/ Spiritze//Pixabay

    #34. Moose

    Rank in 2017: #34
    Rank in 2016: #42
    Change in rank: +8

  • #33. Lucky
    19/ PxHere

    #33. Lucky

    Rank in 2017: #33
    Rank in 2016: #29
    Change in rank: -4

  • #32. Finn
    20/ Kaz // Pixabay

    #32. Finn

    Rank in 2017: #32
    Rank in 2016: #43
    Change in rank: +11

  • #31. Oscar
    21/ Hannamariah // Shutterstock

    #31. Oscar

    Rank in 2017: #31
    Rank in 2016: #30
    Change in rank: -1

  • #30. Ollie
    22/ Helen Sushitskaya // Shutterstock

    #30. Ollie

    Rank in 2017: #30
    Rank in 2016: #36
    Change in rank: +6

  • #29. Henry
    23/ Lance Cpl. M. C. Nerl

    #29. Henry

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

  • #28. Jackson
    24/ Bert 23 Baum//Wikimedia Commons

    #28. Jackson

    Rank in 2017: #28
    Rank in 2016: #25
    Change in rank: -3

  • #27. Bailey
    25/ PxHere

    #27. Bailey

    Rank in 2017: #27
    Rank in 2016: #26
    Change in rank: -1

  • #26. Harley
    26/ Max Pixel

    #26. Harley

    Rank in 2017: #26
    Rank in 2016: #27
    Change in rank: +1

  • #25. Buster
    27/ Lori Branham//Flickr

    #25. Buster

    Rank in 2017: #25
    Rank in 2016: #23
    Change in rank: -2

  • #24. Gus
    28/ Helmuts Rudz_tis//Flickr

    #24. Gus

    Rank in 2017: #24
    Rank in 2016: #28
    Change in rank: +4

  • #23. Riley
    29/ PxHere

    #23. Riley

    Rank in 2017: #23
    Rank in 2016: #21
    Change in rank: -2

  • #22. Dexter
    30/ PxHere

    #22. Dexter

    Rank in 2017: #22
    Rank in 2016: #18
    Change in rank: -4

  • #21. Jake
    31/ Pixabay

    #21. Jake

    Rank in 2017: #21
    Rank in 2016: #15
    Change in rank: -6

  • #20. Murphy
    32/ Ionwind // Wikimedia Commons

    #20. Murphy

    Rank in 2017: #20
    Rank in 2016: #24
    Change in rank: +4

  • #19. Louie
    33/ Russ Sanderlin // Flickr

    #19. Louie

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

  • #18. Zeus
    34/ Wikimedia Commons

    #18. Zeus

    Rank in 2017: #18
    Rank in 2016: #19
    Change in rank: +1

  • #17. Jax
    35/ Wikimedia Commons

    #17. Jax

    Rank in 2017: #17
    Rank in 2016: #17
    Change in rank: 0

  • #16. Winston
    36/ Max Pixel

    #16. Winston

    Rank in 2017: #16
    Rank in 2016: #22
    Change in rank: +6

  • #15. Leo
    37/ Max Pixel

    #15. Leo

    Rank in 2017: #15
    Rank in 2016: #16
    Change in rank: +1

  • #14. Teddy
    38/ PxHere

    #14. Teddy

    Rank in 2017: #14
    Rank in 2016: #14
    Change in rank: 0

  • #13. Milo
    39/ Winky//Flickr

    #13. Milo

    Rank in 2017: #13
    Rank in 2016: #13
    Change in rank: 0

  • #12. Bentley
    40/ Giuseppe Pitzus // Wikimedia Commons

    #12. Bentley

    Rank in 2017: #12
    Rank in 2016: #12
    Change in rank: 0

  • #11. Toby
    41/ J187B // Wikimedia Commons

    #11. Toby

    Rank in 2017: #11
    Rank in 2016: #9
    Change in rank: -2

  • #10. Duke
    42/ David Bohrer // White House

    #10. Duke

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

  • #9. Oliver
    43/ AfricaStudio // Shutterstock

    #9. Oliver

    Rank in 2017: #9
    Rank in 2016: #11
    Change in rank: +2

  • #8. Tucker
    44/ artemrybcha // SHutterstock

    #8. Tucker

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

  • #7. Bear
    45/ Blanscape // Shutterstock

    #7. Bear

    Rank in 2017: #7
    Rank in 2016: #7
    Change in rank: 0

  • #6. Rocky
    46/ louiesbath//Flickr

    #6. Rocky

    Rank in 2017: #6
    Rank in 2016: #6
    Change in rank: 0

  • #5. Jack
    47/ skeeze/Pixabay

    #5. Jack

    Rank in 2017: #5
    Rank in 2016: #5
    Change in rank: 0

  • #4. Buddy
    48/ Alexas_Fotos//Pixabay

    #4. Buddy

    Rank in 2017: #4
    Rank in 2016: #3
    Change in rank: -1

  • #3. Cooper
    49/ Pexels

    #3. Cooper

    Rank in 2017: #3
    Rank in 2016: #4
    Change in rank: +1

  • #2. Charlie
    50/ Günter Hentschel // Flickr

    #2. Charlie

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

  • #1. Max
    51/ smerikal // Flickr

    #1. Max

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

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