What's hot in pet names? Baby names! Dogs are family members too, so it's no surprise that favorite kids' names, like Max, are the most popular picks for tail-waggers and tikes alike. Short and easy to pronounce, Max means "the greatest" and "excellent"—and who doesn't think their dog is the best in the world?
The name conveys athleticism, strength and high energy, perfect for a Border Collie, Rottweiler or Australian Cattle Dog. It's also a natural for America's most popular breed, the Labrador Retriever. No wonder Max is the number one dog name!