Top dog when it comes to male puppy names in the UK is Alfie. It comes from Spanish and means 'noble and ready'. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes in the last three years – according to
Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared and demand for four-legged friends remains quite high.
There are a whopping 221 different breeds of
pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition. Looking for inspiration to name your new puppy? Here are the UK's most popular male dog names. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) For all the latest dog news, chat, advice and information, join our Scotsdog Facebook group here
But even when you’ve settled on a type of dog, there’s still the tricky task of choosing a name.
If you’re struggling, pet sitter and dog walker network
www.rover.com have researched the most popular dog names in the UK. Charlie is the second most popular male puppy name in Britain. A shortened form of Charles, it means 'free man'. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Here are their top 10 male names for dogs in Britain.
Read more: Velcro Dogs 2022: These are the 10 breeds of loving dog likely to stick to their owner like glue - including the clingy Labrador The bronze medal for most popular British dog names goes to Milo. It comes from Slavic languages and means 'dear' or 'beloved'. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) Dog treats UK 2021: treats to entertain your puppy or dog, including food and fun toys to play with These are the 10 most popular puppy names chosen by new dog owners in the UK over lockdown Best dog beds 2021: stylish, comfortable dog beds for all kinds of dogs, and every owner’s budget Here are the 13 most popular breeds of cute and adorable dog in the UK Max takes fourth place in the UK's top male dog names. It's a shortened version of Maximilian, meaning 'greatest'. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) Teddy completes the top five most common male puppy names in the UK. A shortened form of both Theodore and Edward, it originated in France and means 'wealthy protector'. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) Originally simply a term of endearment, Buddy is now a name in its own right and is popular with British dog owners. Some think it comes from the Gaelic word 'bhodaich', meaning 'old man'. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) The seventh most popular male dog name in the UK is Oscar. It's a name that originated in Ireland and means 'spear of the gods'. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) Bailey comes in at eighth place in the most common male dog names in the UK. It comes from the Old English word 'bailiff', meaning 'agent of the law'. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) Archie is the ninth most popular moniker for a pooch in the UK. Short for Archibald, it's a Germanic name meaning 'genuine'. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) Another Germanic name completes the top ten. Hugo simply means 'mind'. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)