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Most popular dog names in Dallas for 2017 are doggone adorable

Most popular dog names in Dallas for 2017 are doggone adorable

French bulldog puppy has rolled out a list of the top dog names across the U.S. for 2017. Mutts Canine Cantina/Facebook

Gone are the days when Spot and Fido were the most popular names at the dog park. According, a national network of pet sitters and dog walkers, Dallas is in sync with the rest of the nation when it comes to the most popular male and female dogs names for 2017, with Max and Bella coming in at No. 1, both locally and in the U.S.

For male pups in Dallas, Charlie (No. 2) and Buddy (No. 3) finish out the top three. Cooper (4), Jack (5), Bentley (6), Bear (7), Rocky (8), Tucker (9), and Duke (10) round out the list.

For female dogs, Lucy and Daisy are Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Next up are Sadie (4), Molly (5), Bailey (6), Lola (7), Maggie (8), Chloe (9), and Zoey (No. 10). 

While not in the top 10, says Dallasites are showing hometown love with the names Dallas and Texas trending. The Big D is home to a lot of Walker, Texas Ranger fans with monikers Chuck Norris and Walker also popular in 2017. Football names, including Dak, as in Cowboys star quarterback Dak Prescott, are also on the rise, as are patriotic names like Star, Hope, and Liberty. 

From coast to coast, Max (No. 1), Charlie (No. 2), and Cooper (No. 3) for males, along with Bella (No. 1), Lucy (No. 2), and Daisy (No. 3) for females, top the list. Across the nation, dog names dominating 2017 parallel the top ​baby ​names for 2017, ​with ​human-inspired ​names ​making up a ​whopping ​44 percent ​of ​all ​dog ​names ​this year, up ​57 percent ​from ​2016. ​

Owners are also taking a nod from powerful women with Oprah, Madonna, and Katniss all up and coming. And 8 percent ​of ​all ​dog ​names are pop culture-influenced. Barb, a character in the Netflix series Stranger Things, saw an increase of 182 percent, ​while Star Wars-related names like ​Rey and Finn went up a notable 70 percent.

Food ​and ​political ​names ​trended ​down this year, ​but new ​sources ​of ​inspiration ​​include newsmakers ​like ​Wonder ​Woman; ​Taylor ​Swift; and DoggoLingo, an internet-based dialect and nonofficial language of dog lovers everywhere.