Sometimes picking a name for you new best friend is the hardest part of dog ownership.

It was about two and a half years ago that my husband and I got a dog. It took a lot of convincing on my part because my husband was clearly not interested in having a living responsibility. He finally caved and our little Oliver has essentially become our child. Something that was almost as difficult as convincing my husband that a dog would be a good idea, was naming our two-pound fluff ball. We spent about a week tossing around names.

It wasn't until we were sitting in the vet's office for his first appointment that we picked one.

As it turns out, Oliver is actually a popular name for a dog. In fact, it was one of the most popular names for a dog in 2018. Although, I would like to point out, that we got Oliver in 2016 so therefore we were the ones who started the Oliver trend.

If a dog is something that you are looking for this holiday season, here are the top dog names for males and females for 2018, according to


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


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

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