Dogs have a powerful way of coming into our lives and forever making a difference in them. Our dogs are there to comfort and protect us from any and all harm. In fact,  Barkbox  recently discovered that "71% of  dog  parents think their dogs have made them happier people."

Since dogs are so important in our lives, it's only fair to give them great names they'll hear for a very long time. The pressure is on...it's a huge decision and ultimately a challenge to find that ohhh so perfect name for your true blue companion.

Barkbox went through its databanks to determine the most preferred dog names in the United States. These popular dog names are great for male and female dogs, and they range from classic to unique.

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Based on the research conducted by Barkbox, in no particular order, these are 16 of the most popular dog names in America.

  • Zoe
  • Toby
  • Sadie
  • Molly 
  • Meghan
  • Max
  • Luna 
  • Lola
  • Leo 
  • Finn 
  • Daisy 
  • Charlie
  • Cooper 
  • Buddy
  • Bella 
  • Bear

Other dog names included on Barkbox's list were "Scout," "Pepper," "Ollie," "Koda," and "Moose." If you really pay attention to this list, a lot of these names for dogs sound like names you would give to a person. Dog names are constantly evolving. The biggest change is the fact that human names are frequently being used as names for dogs too!

If you'd like to learn more about the most popular dog names and where they rank on Barkbox's list, you can take a look at the full story from CBS News here.

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