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Choosing the perfect name for your new furry family member is an exciting and essential part of welcoming them into your home. With so many options to choose from, it’s essential to find a name that suits your pet’s personality and captures their essence. Fortunately, recent data from Wag! reveals the top dog names in each state.


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Across the nation, four names consistently dominate the lists: Bella, Luna, Max, and Charlie. These names hold the top four spots and are beloved by pet owners across the country. Bella exudes a sense of beauty and elegance, while Luna brings to mind the allure of the moon. Max exudes strength and charisma, making it a favorite for many dog owners, and Charlie exudes a friendly and approachable charm.

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When it comes to selecting the perfect name for your pup, simplicity is key. PetHelpful recommends choosing names with one to two syllables, making it easier for your puppy to respond when called. Additionally, selecting a name that you won’t tire of repeating will make the training process smoother and strengthen the bond between you and your companion.

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While the top four names remain consistent, some states boast unique choices that reflect their local culture and personality. For example, Hawaii’s list includes Alex, Koa, and Kona, names that resonate with the state’s tropical vibe.

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Before making the final decision, consider spending some quality time with your dog and observe their behavior and temperament. This can provide valuable insights that can inspire the perfect name. Remember, your dog’s name will become a cherished part of your family’s daily life, so take the time to find the ideal fit.

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The most popular dog names in Indiana are:

#1. Bella

#2. Luna

#3. Max

#4. Charlie

#5. Lucy

#6. Daisy

#7. Cooper

#8. Bailey

#9. Milo

#10. Buddy