As of 2014, the most popular names for puppies and dogs include Max, Buddy and Charlie for males, and Bella, Lucy and Daisy for females. Other popular names include Jack, Cooper, Molly and Lola.
When choosing a name for a puppy, the owner may wish to pick a shorter name. Dogs may have trouble remembering or understanding names longer than two syllables. It is also advisable to name the dog something that sounds distinct from other words it may hear a lot. For example, the owner should not give a puppy a name that sounds too similar to common dog training commands such as "sit" or "heel."