According to Magacy Magazine, as of 2014, the ten most popular dog names for male dogs are: Ace, Bailey, Boomer, Charlie, Finn, Gus, Max, Buddy, Sam and Trapper. Dogster Magazine notes that in 2013, the top male dog names were: Charlie, Max, Buddy, Rocky, Bailey, Jack, Cooper, Riley, Tobey and Bear. In 2011, the top male dog names were: Max, Bailey, Charlie, Buddy, Rocky, Jake, Jack, Toby, Cody, and Buster.
According to Dogster, Max has been number one on the list of male dog names for many years, and 2013 was the first year that it did not take the number one spot. The most popular dog names are always "human" names. However, the most popular names for babies in a given year are never the same as the most popular dog names in the same year, says Rover.com.
Mental Floss took a look at dog-naming trends over the past century. In the 1800's, names like Fido, Brownie, Laddie, Hobo, Rags, Snap and Punch were popular male dog names. Human names were rarely used with dogs until after World War II.
Gender-specific names did not begin to show up until the 1960s. By the 1980s dogs tended to be named after foods, such as Cookie, by color, such as Blackie, or after their owner's occupation. As the 1980s progressed, more and more dogs were given human names.