Surveys of the most popular pet names in the US and UK have been released for 2017. As in past years, human names are the most common. Popular culture also has a big influence on what people choose, with movie and cartoon characters or celebrities the source of many names.
For a rundown on trends in dog names in the US, see this article from AKC.com. In the UK, the Daily Express has a summary of the popular names for all sorts of pets.
If you’re thinking of getting a new pet, the Merck Veterinary Manual has recommendations on how to provide a proper home for a dog.