The most popular pet name for a female dog in 2014 was Bella, as determined by the pet naming website Bow Wow Meow. Other common female names included Ruby, Molly, Lucy and Rosie.
When naming their pets, owners commonly use the names of celebrities and movie characters. Girl baby names are also trendy, along with popular cartoons.
Veterinary Pet Insurance compiles an annual listing of favorite pet names, based on submitted applications for coverage. The organization suggests that owners take their time and choose a name that matches the dog's personality. It's also best to pick a short name that the pet easily recognizes.