GS Pets Winter 2020
Top 10 Dog Names for 2020 By Debbie Eisele

Film characters take the lead this year

Tasty Bone, a dog chew brand, revealed data that indicates almost one in five dogs were named after a film character in 2019. This year, data suggests that the names Jarvis and Loki, Marvel and DC characters, will still remain popular into 2020.

Ellie the dog
Ellie may not have made the top names of the year list, but she is excited about the ones that did! Photo by Angie Catlett.

Another name, Harley, is expected to be popular with the release of the movie Birds of Prey featuring the character Harley Quinn of Suicide Squad. Of course, other notable movie characters always provide numerous names for canine owners to select from as noted below with some popular animated movie characters appearing in the top 10 names.

Maverick, shown here is not upset that his name didn’t make the list … he prefers his name. Photo courtesy of our very own designer, Emily!

Top Names

  • Charlie
  • Loki
  • Harley
  • Elsa
  • Bella
  • Luke
  • Simba
  • Lady
  • Millie
  • Maggie

Debbie Eisele

Debbie Eisele is the managing editor for Gift Shop Plus, which now includes museums&MORE, and Stationery Trends. Eisele is also the managing editor for a variety of specialty publications including: The Guide, Holiday Shop and Celebrations & Occasions.

Social Connections

Upcoming Trade Shows

Mar 3 – 5

Atlanta Spring Market

Atlanta, GA USA
Mar 23 – 26


Dallas, TX USA
Mar 28 – 31

Philadelphia Gift Show

Oaks, PA USA
Gift Shop Pets Winter 2021 Cover Image
Get one year of Gift Shop Plus in both print and digital editions for just $16.

Interested in reading the print edition of Gift Shop Plus?

Subscribe Today »

website development by deyo designs