Top Dog Names

After many years of caring for every kind of dog, Pet search has disclosed Australia’s 100 leading Pooch Names. 

The list draws inspiration from surprising places like thirst-piquing drinks and names you would find in your Facebook friends lists. This article also outlines Australia’s most popular pooch breeds, which are just as diverse as they’re adorable. 

Read on to find out if your dog’s breed or name appears on the list. 

Top 10 Male Dog Names 

  1. Charlie
  2. Buddy
  3. Max
  4. Archie
  5. Milo
  6. Oscar
  7. Ollie
  8. Alfie 
  9. Teddy
  10. Leo


Top 10 Female Dog Names 

  1. Bella
  2. Coco
  3. Luna
  4. Molly
  5. Ruby
  6. Daisy
  7. Frankie
  8. Lola
  9. Rosie
  10. Lucy


The name Bella claimed Australia’s most popular pooch name for the 6th year in a row. Save for Victoria state (where Charlie was the no.1 fido name), Bella claimed the top position in all states and territories.

Let’s Drink (Clink Clink)

Australian pooch owners have divulged a love of drink-inspired fido names. A quarter of the Top twenty pooch names got inspiration from drinks. Intriguingly, this pattern isn’t evident among the names in lower positions.


This implies that Australian pooch owners have a policy of “all or nothing” in matters relating to drinks and fido names. Condiments also made it to the list, with “Chilli” and “Pepper” taking the 108th and 29th positions respectively. 

Pop Culture Flops 

The pop culture-inspired names took a slump compared to previous top dog names lists. The pop-culture names were noticeably absent among the Top twenty fido names save for Luna (Harry Potter).


Nevertheless, pop culture still influences naming options in the Top a hundred. Loki (alias the Norse of God Mischief) moved 42 positions from the past years, claiming the 48th position. Maybe Norse myths are experiencing a resurgence, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is responsible for this escalation. 


Note: Simba and Nala also appear in the top 100 due to The Lion King’s live-action remake. They’ll likely stay popular in Australia for a while. 

Basically Human 

Australia has experienced a tidal wave of human names in regards to rising trends among pooch names. This pattern is associated with fidos’ growing roles in their owners’ lives. 


With many millennials choosing animals over kids, pooches progressively evolve into their owners’ companions. Following this, pet owners are humanising their pooches now more than ever before. 


For the same reason, classic pooch names are way less prevalent than anyone might expect. The normal suspects like “Fido” and “Rover” didn’t claim even one position in the Top 100 pooch names. 

Top Pooch Breeds

Even though the Poodle-crosses appear to be all over, the ever-loving Labrador Retriever earned the top dog breeds ranking. While the Cavoodle claimed the 2nd position, it was more outdoorsy canines that experienced a popularity surge. This is a result of the country’s “micro dog wave” that responded to more compact living conditions for the commoner in Australia. 


The popularity of more outdoor-oriented dog breeds can signify a shift towards a more active lifestyle for Australia’s average pooch owner. As a result, it’s essential to sign up your dog for an extensive pet insurance plan to protect them in case of an outdoor emergency. 


  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Cavoodle
  3. Border Collie
  4. English Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  5. Poodle
  6. American Staffordshire Terrier
  7. Jack Russell Terrier
  8. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  9. Golden Retriever
  10. Australian Kelpie 

Top Pooch Names in Australia

Here is a list of Australia’s leading pooch names. If you were raised in Australia, you could be pardoned for thinking you’re going through your senior high yearbook. 

Top 100 Pooch Names

  1. Bella
  2. Charlie
  3. Luna
  4. Coco
  5. Ruby 
  6. Max
  7. Buddy
  8. Molly
  9. Archie
  10. Milo
  11. Daisy 
  12. Frankie
  13. Lola
  14. Lucy
  15. Ollie
  16. Rosie
  17. Teddy
  18. Minnie
  19. Oscar
  20. Rocky
  21. Leo
  22. Bailey
  23. Nala
  24. Millie
  25. Alfie
  26. Poppy
  27. Bear
  28. Jasper
  29. Pepper
  30. Roxy
  31. Lily
  32. Mia
  33. Willow
  34. Ziggy
  35. Lulu
  36. Tilly
  37. Jack
  38. Bonnie
  39. Harry
  40. Hugo
  41. Cooper
  42. Maggie
  43. Marley
  44. Missy
  45. George
  46. Harley
  47. Simba
  48. Loki
  49. Toby
  50. Winnie
  51. Benji
  52. Billy
  53. Louie
  54. Zeus
  55. Lilly
  56. Penny
  57. Henry
  58. Shadow
  59. Monty
  60. Murphy
  61. Honey
  62. Chloe
  63. Cleo
  64. Cookie
  65. Lexi
  66. Gus
  67. Bruno
  68. Charlie
  69. Ellie
  70. Stella
  71. Winston
  72. Sasha
  73. Diesel
  74. Milly 
  75. Dexter
  76. Rusty
  77. Koda
  78. Duke
  79. Zoe
  80. Bruce
  81. Billie
  82. Pippa
  83. Sam 
  84. Harvey
  85. Baxter
  86. Scout
  87. Louis
  88. Evie 
  89. Jessie
  90. Ralph
  91. Banjo
  92. Lucky
  93. Ella
  94. Dusty 
  95. Arlo
  96. Barney
  97. Holly
  98. Rex
  99. Jax
  100. Oreo

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