The most popular dog names around the world

Greeting a puppy into your house is the height of domesticity, but dog name inspiration can get from the most unexpected places.

There are thousands of funny puppy names worldwide that might capture the character of your new dog.

Bella and Max are trendy dog names in Australia, but you’ll find many more Coco’s and Sora’s in Japan. So how do the rest of the world name their four-legged friends?

The pet insurance team at Budget Direct tried to get the most popular ones in every nation and mapped them out to assist you in finding one you won’t mind shouting in the street.

To determine which dog names are the most popular globally, the pet insurance team at Budget Direct researched the top 10 male and female dogs names in every nation using data from public dog registers, animal welfare charities, and animal insurance providers. The Budget Direct team then cross-referenced these lists to identify the most popular male and female names worldwide.

The dog names were scored according to their rank within each country (1st = 10 points, to 10th = 1 point). These scores were tallied across countries to determine the most popular male and female dog names globally.

Here are the most popular male and female dog names in each country, mapped:

The most popular male dog names worldwide

The most common male dog name worldwide is Max.

world map of the most popular male dog names
CountryName #1Name #2Name #3
AlbaniaKingsAlfiMax
ArgentinaMiloSimonTeo
AustraliaCharlieMaxBuddy
AustriaBaluRockyLucky
BelgiumJackMaxBo
BrazilThorLukeBob
CanadaCharlieMaxMilo
ChileTobyLucasJack
ColombiaMateoLucasBruno
Costa RicaMaxTomRocky
CroatiaMaxRexLun
CzechiaCharlieBuddyAndy
DenmarkCharlieBalderMax
EcuadorMaxRexJack
EgyptBrandoLuckyRex
EstoniaLeediBrunoLord
FinlandOmniSisuHugo
FranceLuckyMaxJack
GeorgiaBaileyMaxCharlie
GermanyBaluBuddyMilo
GhanaBiaEjuraMadina
GreeceMaxCharlieCooper
HungaryKutyaBuksiMaci
IcelandMoliTinniSkuggi
IndiaRajaYogiTiger
IndonesiaBuddyDukeBear
Ireland (Republic)CharlieAlfieMax
IsraelLouisToyJohnny
ItalyJackLuckyLeo
JapanSoraLeoKotaro
LatviaBrunoBingoLeo
LithuaniaDraugasMaksCarlis
MexicoMaxBrunoToby
NetherlandsMaxBuddyJoep
New ZealandCharlieMaxBuddy
North MacedoniaBuddyDukeBear
NorwayMaxLeoMilo
PolandAzorIgorBurek
PortugalMaxSimbaRex
RomaniaMaxBuddyCharlie
RussiaOscarZeusElisey
SerbiaMaxRexTom
SingaporeMiloMaxCookie
SlovakiaMaxCharlieBuddy
SloveniaMedotRexMax
South KoreaCocoChocoTofu
SpainCocoThorMax
SwedenCharlieLuddeRocky
SwitzerlandRockyLuckyMax
TurkeyDumanFindikLeo
United KingdomAlfieCharlieMilo
United States of AmericaMaxCharlieCooper
VenezuelaMaxRexJack
Top 10 most popular male dog names
Rank Male dog name Male dog name
1Max280
2Charlie135
3Buddy126
4Rocky122
5Jack98
6Milo83
7Toby82
8Leo69
9Rex63
10Bruno63
The most popular female dog names worldwide

Luna (Latin for moon) is the most popular female dog name globally, with Bella (Italian for beautiful) not far behind.

The world map of the most popular female dog names
CountryName #1Name #2Name #3
AlbaniaLovelyLolaCharli
ArgentinaLolaLunaMora
AustraliaBellaMollyCoco
AustriaLunaKiraGina
BelgiumLunaMilaSky
BrazilMelNinaLuna
CanadaBellaLunaMolly
ChileLunaPrincesaCanela
ColombiaLunaSashaMuñeca
Costa RicaLunaBellaNina
CroatiaBelaReaLuna
CzechiaMeggieCharlieBella
DenmarkBellaMollyLuna
EcuadorLunaLuckyNina
EgyptVodkaTequilaLassie
EstoniaBellaDonnaArabella
FinlandLunaAlmaHelmi
FranceNalaMayaLuna
GeorgiaBellaLucyMolly
GermanyLunaEmmaBella
GhanaPerekoBoduaTodzie
GreeceBellaLunaLucy
HungaryPicurMollyLilly
IcelandPerlaDimmaFreyja
IndiaJasmineKarmaCinnamon
IndonesiaMollyLolaRiley
Ireland (Republic)LolaMollyBella
IsraelLulaMikaLuna
ItalyMiaLunaMaya
JapanCocoMomoHana
LatviaBellaMiaGreta
LithuaniaBellaLucyDaisy
MexicoLunaLolaMaya
NetherlandsLunaBellaPip
New ZealandBellaMollyPoppy
North MacedoniaMollyLolaRiley
NorwayLunaMollyBella
PolandFigaTosiaJaga
PortugalLunaMimiLucky
RomaniaBellaLucyDaisy
RussiaJasmineOliviaValencia
SerbiaLunaMimiBella
SingaporeCocoCookieBella
SlovakiaBellaLucyDaisy
SloveniaLinaPikiTara
South KoreaBarleyBeanByeol
SpainLunaNalaKira
SwedenMollyBellaWilma
SwitzerlandLunaKiraBella
TurkeyMayaSilaLeydi
United KingdomBellaLunaPoppy
United States of AmericaBellaLunaLucy
VenezuelaLunaBellaNina
Top 10 most popular male dog names
RankFemale dog nameTotal score
1Luna281
2Bella268
3Lola156
4Molly149
5Lucy91
6Kira69
7Daisy68
8Mia57
9Nala56
10Nina55
Top dogs names overall
RankDog nameTypeTotal Score
1LunaFemale281
2MaxMale280
3BellaFemale268
4LolaFemale156
5MollyFemale149
6CharlieMale135
7BuddyMale126
8RockyMale122
9JackMale98
10LucyFemale91

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