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One of the first nine breeds registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in the late 1800’s, the Cocker Spaniel has been one of our country’s favorite canines for years. Though some credit Lady and the Tramp for boasting their popularity, Cockers have been capturing hearts ever since their long-ago days as bird hunters’ helpers, thanks to those cheerful personalities and sparkling eyes.

According to the AKC, they also make wonderful family pets, with a demeanor that’s gentle enough for children, but also playful. We’ve rounded up the most popular Cocker names of the year from our enormous Rover.com database of dog names nationwide. Yes, these are real names given by Cocker owners, ranked in order of popularity. Did your dog’s name make the list?

Looking for a dog name for your new puppy or adopted family member? Have fun, use your imagination, and be sure to check out other ideas from our wide selection of dog name lists.

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  1. Charlie
  2. Bella
  3. Lily
  4. Cooper
  5. Max
  6. Sadie
  7. Daisy
  8. Buddy
  9. Lady
  10. Lucy
  11. Luna
  12. Maggie
  13. Molly
  14. Zoe
  15. Bailey
  16. Sophie
  17. Tucker
  18. Chloe
  19. Teddy
  20. Bailey
  21. Ruby
  22. Leo
  23. Louie
  24. Oliver
  25. Bentley
  26. Roxy
  27. Milo
  28. Ellie
  29. Bear
  30. Stella
  31. Coco
  32. Jack
  33. Penny
  34. Abby
  35. Murphy
  36. Cody
  37. Copper
  38. Scout
  39. Toby
  40. Gus
  41. Charlie
  42. Henry
  43. Winnie
  44. Lola
  45. Blu
  46. Remi
  47. Riley
  48. Lexi
  49. Maddie
  50. Honey
  51. Ollie
  52. Beau
  53. Rocky
  54. Simba
  55. Piper
  56. Hazel
  57. Willow
  58. Gracie
  59. Winston
  60. Finn
  61. Archie
  62. Annie
  63. Georgia
  64. Nala
  65. Rosie
  66. Sasha
  67. Oreo
  68. Marley
  69. Sam
  70. Jake
  71. Jax
  72. Baxter
  73. Cookie
  74. Princess
  75. Ginger
  76. Emma
  77. Millie
  78. Mia
  79. Buster
  80. Hershey
  81. Rusty
  82. Lucky
  83. Sammy
  84. Brody
  85. Lulu
  86. Maple
  87. Poppy
  88. Pearl
  89. Mocha
  90. Pepper
  91. Oscar
  92. Bandit
  93. Chase
  94. Koda
  95. Otis
  96. Rudy
  97. Oreo
  98. Phoebe
  99. Holly
  100. Minnie
  101. Heidi
  102. Angel
  103. Layla
  104. Callie
  105. Olive
  106. Dixie
  107. George
  108. Brady
  109. Shadow
  110. Scooter
  111. Prince
  112. Simon
  113. Jackson
  114. Gizmo
  115. Bruno
  116. Chester
  117. Smokey
  118. Tanner
  119. Mojo
  120. Harley
  121. Finley
  122. Hunter
  123. Candy
  124. Katie
  125. Leah
  126. Scout
  127. Lacey
  128. Nina
  129. Sandy
  130. Ella
  131. Riley
  132. Freckles
  133. Izzy
  134. Chewy
  135. Duke
  136. Casey
  137. Apollo
  138. Joey
  139. Gunnar
  140. Benji
  141. Oakley
  142. Hank

Top 10 Female Cocker Spaniel Names

Names with an asterisk (*) are not in the top 10 for all dogs nationwide

  1. Bella
  2. Lily*
  3. Sadie
  4. Daisy
  5. Lady*
  6. Lucy
  7. Luna
  8. Maggie
  9. Molly
  10. Zoe*

Top 10 Male Cocker Spaniel Names

Names with an asterisk (*) are not in the top 10 for all dogs nationwide

  1. Charlie
  2. Cooper
  3. Max
  4. Buddy
  5. Tucker
  6. Teddy*
  7. Bailey*
  8. Leo*
  9. Louie*
  10. Oliver*

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It seems that the beauty and charm of this breed has had an impact on the names that are chosen for them by their families. As you can see, there are a plethora of names that embrace their elegant spirit, including Bella, Willow, Princess, and Maple. Lady is also high on the list—which definitely doesn’t come as a surprise, and also speaks to how much Cocker owners revere their favorite furry family members.

We also see a big influx of fun and frisky names, probably because this breed has such a high-energy and active lifestyle. The most popular ones include Scout, Lucky, Gizmo, Freckles, and Cookie.

Cocker Spaniel Name Advice

If you’re having trouble deciding, keep in mind that great Cocker Spaniel names can come from many different sources of inspiration, such as your favorite foods, songs, colors, your heritage, or even favorite cities. For example, your puppy might sport a famous musician’s name like Lizzo or a color-themed moniker like Blush.

Another consideration when choosing your Cocker’s name? Dog training. This is of particular importance for puppies. When you’re teaching your new dog to respond to commands like sit, stay, or come, you’ll want to be sure their name isn’t a source of confusion. In other words, avoid puppy names that sound like a common dog training cue, such as “Bit,” which could easily be misheard as “sit.”

Of course, what matters most is that the dog name you choose rolls off your tongue. The best Cocker Spaniel names will make you happy. We’re fans of the “backdoor test” for dog name selection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: stand at the back door and call out your new dog‘s potential name. Saying “Marley, it’s time for dinner!” or “Pearl, leave it!” helps take the name out of your imagination and into reality.

Via Pixabay/Couleur

All Dog Names, All the Time

As dog lovers through and through here at Rover, we find dog names absolutely fascinating, and we love searching our data on the topic to discover hot trends, quirky choices, and unique twists on classics. Over the years, we’ve compiled plenty of names for you to peruse—and we keep our lists updated with new data each year.

To start, check out our list of the most popular names of 2020, and then jump over to unique dog names to see the contrast. But that’s only the beginning. We’ve got articles covering top Greek choices, alcohol-inspired namesfunny dog names, and popular names for foodiessmall dogswhite dogs, SchnauzersDachshund, and many more.

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