Popular dog names: What do they mean?

Naming a new dog? You might want to consider the meaning of the name before you engrave it on a tag and start yelling it out at the dog park. Read on for the meanings behind the most common names for female and male dogs.

Girl dog names

1. Bella: beauty
2. Molly: form of Mary, bitter
3. Lucy: light
4. Maggie: from Margaret, child of light
5. Daisy: flower name
6. Sophie: wisdom
7. Sadie: from Sarah, princess
8. Chloe: blooming
9. Bailey: able
10. Lola: strong woman

Boy dog names

1. Max: the greatest
2. Buddy: friend
3. Rocky: from Rockne, rock
4. Bailey: able
5. Jake: from Jacob, the supplanter
6. Charlie: from Charles, strong man
7. Jack: from John, god is gracious
8. Toby: the lord is good
9. Cody: cushion
10. Buster: fellow

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