Most Popular Dog Names? "Lady" and "Bear"
A 2007 survey showed that behind "Lady," the top name among dog owners, were Belle/Bell/Bella, Princess, Mae/May, Bear, Blue, Max/Maximus/Maxwell, Rose, Daisy and Duke.
Trends for naming dogs have changed through the years, according to the AKC.
"Traditionally names based on a puppy's physical appearance or personality, such as 'Spot' or 'Sassy' have been popular with dog owners," said AKC spokeswoman Lisa Peterson. "Today we are seeing human names such as 'Jack' and 'Molly,' and named that reflect a pet's stature in the home, such as 'King' and 'Princess,' gain in popularity."
Fun fact: the AKC says that dogs like their names short and sweet. The easier the name is to pronounce, the easier it is to get a response from your dog. They suggest using a name that is one or two syllables, ending in a vowel, such as "Sadie" or "Rocky."
To check out the full list, visit the AKC's website.