Release The Hounds Top Dog Names of 2016


Grab your streamers, party hats, a glass of champagne and hang on tight. The New Year is just a few days away and we’re gearing up for 2017. With over 2000 dogs in our database, we’ve rounded up Release the Hounds’ most popular dog names to celebrate all the great dogs we’ve had the pleasure of taking care of. Coming in first as our top dog name, with a whopping 27 dogs is “Charlie”! Charlie is actually a unisex name, short for either Charlotte or Charles and typically gives way to a warm-hearted, loyal companion with a bit of a goofy side. Great for any breed or size, Charlie is always a classic. See if your dog’s name makes our list below.


Top male dog names:

Top female dog names:

 Head to to compare our list to Dog Times’s database for most popular dog names nationwide in 2016. Did your dog make the list? Who knows what trend or popular celebrity name will tip the scale next year, but we’re sure looking forward to meeting all the new pups of 2017! 

Lucy Lola Coco Bella Daisy Ruby Zoe Abby Molly Sophie


Charlie Max Cooper Dexter Buddy Jack Jake Rufus Kona Bailey

Written by: Rachelle Biever  CPDT-KA

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