Wondering which dog names were trending for 2023? We’ve dug into our data and discovered which dog names were the most popular among new DogWatch customers in the US and Canada from January to November 2022. Check out our list below!

Top 10 Dog Names of DogWatch® Customers in 2022 – Female

  1. Bella
  2. Daisy
  3. Luna
  4. Bailey
  5. Lucy
  6. Sadie
  7. Molly
  8. Ellie
  9. Coco
  10. Zoe

For the sixth year in a row, Bella claimed the top spot on the list. There’s no stopping those “beautiful” pups! New to the list this year is Ellie (#8), which last cracked the top 10 in 2020. Perhaps tribute to the heroine of the video-game-turned-hit-TV-show “The Last of Us”?

Bella and Ellie

Bella the mixed breed from DogWatch Hidden Fence of the Triad (left) and Ellie the Boxer mix and the Henderson family from DogWatch of Upstate NY (right)


Top 10 Dog Names of DogWatch® Customers in 2022 – Male

  1. Charlie
  2. Max
  3. Cooper
  4. Finn
  5. Tucker
  6. Oliver
  7. Bear
  8. Teddy
  9. Scout
  10. Duke

Charlie is back on top for the fifth year in a row, cementing its status as a classic. In fact, this year’s top 5 are the same as last years’ top 5! 2022’s biggest leap was Teddy (#8), which cracked our top ten for the first time. Congrats to all the Teddys out there!

Charlie and Teddy

Charlie the Golden Retriever puppy from DogWatch of Southeast Indiana (left) and Teddy the Schnoodle from DogWatch of Omaha (right)


We also wanted to highlight some of the more unique and memorable names we came across this year. Check ’em out!

Top 10 Unique names of DogWatch® customers in 2022

  1. Anderson Pooper
  2. Zinger
  3. Boatswain
  4. Avalanche
  5. Champagne
  6. Freckles
  7. Spaulding
  8. Lager
  9. Opal
  10. Betty White
Freckles the Doodle with DogWatch Dealer Dave Wingfield

Freckles the Labradoodle with DogWatch Dealer Dave Wingfield of Hudson Valley DogWatch


What’s your dog’s name, and the story behind it? We’d love to hear from you! Share your reactions to the list and your dog name stories on our Facebook page. We may include your story and photo in a future blog post!