(Audacy) — Getting a new pet is always fun, but picking their name can be a very difficult task.
There are many different directions someone can go: a standard human name, a cute name or a name related to pop culture.
For those needing a little help picking out their next pet’s name, Rover has unveiled its annual list of the most popular dog names for 2021, and it definitely includes some surprises.
Using millions of user-submitted pet names, pet website Rover has compiled a list of the most popular boy and girl dog names. Of course, the top 10 featured plenty of standard pet names, such as Bella, Daisy, Max and Buddy.
Top female dog names:
Top male dog names:
However, the 2021 version featured plenty of surprises. Some of the more shocking dog names included Britney Spears, Elon Musk and Grogu.
Other pop culture-themed names are gaining popularity, like Doge and Bitcoin — even Elon Musk and Bezos are trending names. Some pet owners are paying homage to Olympic athletes or COVID-19-related players, like Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Check out the entire list here.