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The Top 100 Dog Names Were Just Released And We're Apparently Really Bad At Naming Dogs

For the fifth year in a row Rover, a social network for pet sitters and dog walkers, has unveiled their list of America's 100 most popular dog names.

Defying the odds, classic dog names like Rover, Rex and Fifi didn't make the top 10 this year, while new and unusual names like Tucker and Bailey are climbing the charts.  

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The biggest trend singled out by the website this year is the huge number of dogs with typical "human" names. Out of the top 20 dog names, 11 also made the list of 100 most popular baby names, and in total Rover says 44 percent of the most popular dog names work for humans as well.

Here are the 10 most popular names for boy dogs:

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Cooper
  4. Buddy
  5. Jack
  6. Rocky
  7. Oliver
  8. Bear
  9. Duke
  10. Tucker

While they didn't reach the top of the list, pop culture names were very popular this year. Star Wars characters like Finn, Luke, Leia and Rey were common choices.

Game of Thrones character names like Khaleesi, Arya, Sansa and Jamie were also 12 percent more popular this year.

Meanwhile, when naming girl dogs, celebrities seemed to provide the most inspiration for pet owners.

Rover reveals that names of powerful women were popular choices this year.

Ivanka, as in President Trump's daughter, was 88 percent more popular this year. Oprah and Madonna surged in popularity, while pop culture names like Diana (from Wonder Woman) and Katniss (from The Hunger Games) saw a boost as well.

Rover gave an interesting breakdown of how girl groups like the Spice Girls are still inspiring pet names: Ginger is the most common of the five, followed by Baby, Sporty, and Posh, with Scary dead last - and "Mel" didn't make the list either.

Here are the 10 most popular names for girl dogs:

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Daisy
  4. Luna
  5. Lola
  6. Sadie
  7. Molly
  8. Maggie
  9. Bailey
  10. Sophie

Did your dog's name make either of the top 10 lists? You can see all 100 names here.

If you need some inspiration, city names likes Sydney, Dallas and Rio did well this year. Meanwhile Georgia, Montana and Indiana were the most popular state names on the list.

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