Hold onto your socks everyone because we have the news you’ve all been waiting for. Yes, the most popular dog names of 2016 have been revealed!

As every dog lover knows, choosing the perfect name for your pooch is hard! It’s got to be a name that suits your pup’s personality and that you would feel comfortable shouting across as park as your dog runs off to sniff the bushes.

New parents can spend months reading about popular baby names to find inspiration for their new bundle of joy. Now new doggy parents have that same help. Healthy Paws Pet Insurance has compiled a list of the most popular male and female dog names of the year.

Have a look at the most popular dog names below to see if your dog has made it into the top 10 and get inspiration for your next doggy delight!

Top 10 male dog names of 2016

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

The most popular male dog name is Charlie. Interestingly, the name Charlie originates from the Old English ‘ceorl’ which means man!

In 2015 Charlie was the 2nd most popular dog name but it’s risen to the top in 2016. Whereas Max has dropped from first place to third. Buddy has also slipped from third to fifth place. Cooper has risen from fourth to second in popularity and Oliver makes a surprise appearance this year entering in fourth.

Top 10 female dog names of 2016

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

The most popular female dog name is Bella. The name Bella is often associated with the Italian word ‘bella’ and the French word ‘belle’ which both mean beautiful.

In 2015 both Bella and Lucy were still in the top 2 places. Daisy has slipped from third to fourth whereas Lola has remained the fifth most popular name. Luna has jumped in out of nowhere to take third place.

Top 10 funny pet names of 2016

It’s always great to see animal lovers being extra creative with their furbaby’s name. Here are the best silly pet names of 2016.

  1. Neil Catrick Harris
  2. Sir Leonardo ScraggleBottoms III
  3. Sir Snuggles of Fluffington
  4. Judas Stardust
  5. Peppurrcorn VonPuskins
  6. Professor McGonagall
  7. Sugar Britches
  8. Emoji
  9. Sassafrass
  10. Mooncake