Here are Britain's 10 most popular boy puppy names for adorable dogs - The Scotsman

A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes last year – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains 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.

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 have researched the most popular dog names in the UK.

Here are their top 10 male names for dogs in Britain.

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Top dog when it comes to male puppy names in the UK is Alfie. It comes from Spanish and means 'noble and ready'.

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Charlie is the second most popular male puppy name in Britain. A shortened form of Charles, it means 'free man'.

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The bronze medal for most popular British dog names goes to Milo. It comes from Slavic languages and means 'dear' or 'beloved'.

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Max takes fourth place in the UK's top male dog names. It's a shortened version of Maximilian, meaning 'greatest'.

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