NEW YORK (PIX11) – Did your dog’s name make the American Kennel Club’s list of popular dog names for 2023?

According to AKC registration records, Luna (female dog) and Max (male dog) lead the pack as the most popular names of 2023. 

Charlie is also a popular boy’s name, which took the number two spot from Milo. Milo was 2022’s second most popular name for a male dog. 

Stormy for girls and Yoda for boys were at the bottom of the list, according to the AKC. 

“Choosing a name is a very personal and meaningful decision for dog owners, as dogs are an integral part of our families,” Gina DiNardo, the American Kennel Club executive secretary, said. “People take great care in naming their pet and it’s fun to see if the name fits the dog’s personality.”

The most popular dog names in 2023 are:

Female Dog Names Male Dog Names 
Luna 1. Max
Bella 2. Charlie
Daisy 3. Cooper
Maggie 4. Teddy
Willow 5. Milo
Lucy6. Ollie
Bailey 7. Bear
Rosie 8. Rocky
Sadie 9. Finn
Lola 10. Leo 

Matthew Euzarraga is a multimedia journalist from El Paso, Texas. He has covered local news and LGBTQIA topics in the New York City Metro area since 2021. He joined the PIX11 Digital team in 2023. You can see more of his work here.