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January 14, 2021

Canada’s Most Popular Dog Names in 2020

Canada’s Most Popular Dog Names in 2020

Are you kicking off the New Year by getting a new dog? One of the first choices as a pet owner, you’ll have to make is what to name them. Picking a name isn’t always easy, but if you’re looking for inspiration, here are the most popular dog names in 2020 for Canada!

Top Female Dog Names

For the second year in a row, Bella has snagged the top spot for the most popular female dog name in Canada! Short and sweet names were extremely popular this year, with Bella closely followed by Luna, Lucy, Daisy, and Molly.

Here are the top 10 most popular female dog names for 2020: 

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Lucy
  4. Daisy
  5. Molly
  6. Lily
  7. Stella
  8. Maggie
  9. Zoe
  10. Lola

Top Male Dog Names

Charlie was the most popular male dog name in Canada last year, stealing the top spot from Max, which dropped down to number 2. These names were followed closely by Milo, Cooper, and Leo.

Here are the top 10 most popular male dog names:

  1. Charlie
  2. Max
  3. Milo
  4. Cooper
  5. Leo
  6. Buddy
  7. Rocky
  8. Bentley
  9. Murphy
  10. Tucker

Other Popular Name Trends

While traditional names took the top spots for most popular, a few other interesting choices gained popularity in 2020. Schitt’s Creek, a Canadian show that won many awards last year, influenced dog owners with names of characters such as Twyla, Alexis, and David on the rise.

Canadian celebrities were also a huge influence on pet names, with people such as Carly Rae Jepson, Shawn Mendez, and Shania Twain inspiring names. Food names were also huge, such as Maple Syrup, a true Canadian treat.

Was your dog’s name on this list?