Picking out a name is an exciting and fun part of getting a new dog. But what do those names all mean? Here are the top 5 names for both girl and boy dogs as reported by USAToday, and the origin or meaning of each
Your dogs name has meaning and here's exactly what that meaning is...
Male Dog Names
Max - From Maximus, a common family name during the Roman empire. In Latin, the word Maximus means "greatest"
Charlie - Originates from the Germanic name "Karl" which literally translates to "Man"
Buddy - Quite simply, it means "friend". How's that for appropriate?
Jack - Very common in the medieval time frame, this is another word that was slang for "Man"
Cooper - Borrowed from the middle ages when surnames often indicated profressions, this one means "barrel maker"
Female Dog Names
Bella - A short form of Isabella, but ultimately derived from the Italian "bella' which means beautiful
Lucy - From Lucia, the female form of Lucius, this name is derived from the Latin "lux" for "light"
Bailey - Borrowing from the middle age tradition of surnames describing professions, this originated as Baili, or one who was a bailiff
Daisy - Well the flower of course, but original from an old english word that means "day eye"
Lily - Another flower but also it represents a symbol of purity
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