Move over, Max: Charlie is the top male dog name of 2023

November 16, 2023

Step aside, Max. There’s a new popular male dog name in town: Charlie.

After ten years, Max has been dethroned as the most popular male dog name, according to Rover‘s user-submitted pet name database, reports Axios.

Overall, the top five most popular male dog names are Charlie, Max, Cooper, Milo, and Buddy. Luna remains the top female dog name, followed by Bella, Daisy, Lucy, and Lily.

 However, right now, Kelce is the No. 1 top-trending dog name in the nation, Axios notes—paying homage to the NFL’s Travis and Jason Kelce. Its popularity has grown 135% since last year.

Other trending sports-related names include Celtic, Trae, and Nikola.

 And it’s no surprise that honorable mentions go to Taylor and Swift, which are are trending for cats, while the name Swiftie made the list for the first time for dogs.

Other popular 2024 dog and cat names include the following:

  • Inspired by the 1990s and early 2000s: Alanis (Morissette) followed by Drew Barrymore, Halle Berry, Cornell, Nirvana, and Ginger Spice;
  • Food- and drink-inspired: Prosecco, Beer, Green Bean, Cheerios, S’More, Quince, and Tiramisu;
  • Related to Meta and X: Twitter and AI are trending up for dogs; and
  • TV-inspired: The Bear, Wednesday Addams—and Zava from Ted Lasso—are also among the top trending names in the streaming category.

Research contact: @axios