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After 10 Years of Bella, This Pet Name is Now The Most Popular


December 7, 2017 Photos by: Monika Chodak/Shutterstock.com

A pet’s name can say a lot about them, as well as their parent’s personality. For a decade, the name Bella was the most popular choice for pets in the US, but it seems that things are about to change.

Everybody wants to find the perfect name for their cat or a dog. Some pet parents find inspiration in books and mythology, some pick names that reflect the furball’s personality, while others decide on “human” names for their four-legged companions. Petplan pet insurance combed through their databases to find out which names seemed to be the most frequent amongst their furry insured.

For ten years, the name that pet parents chose the most was Bella, but the decade-long reign ended when the name Luna climbed up to the number 1 position. Although it is still unclear whether cat and dog owners across the country are fans of Harry Potter or are just over the moon for their pets, one thing is for sure: the name Luna is their new favorite choice.

Even though dethroning of the most popular name for both dog and cats is a significant change, it was not the only one on the list. Here is the list of names were the most common ones up until 2017:

  1. Bella
  2. Charlie
  3. Luna
  4. Cooper
  5. Daisy
  6. Max
  7. Lucy
  8. Molly
  9. Oliver
  10. Penny

And here is the list of top 10 pet names for this year:

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Charlie
  4. Lucy
  5. Max
  6. Cooper
  7. Daisy
  8. Bailey
  9. Molly
  10. Oliver

But, not all pets have classic or trendy names. Petplan analysts noticed that there are some names in their databases that are truly unique, and are pawesome examples of their pet parents’ creativity. You can love them or hate them, but you can’t deny these hilarious pet names are one of a kind! These honorable mentions include:

  1. Professor Grover Fluffypants
  2. Uma Furman
  3. Charlie Brown McBearface
  4. The Barks: Bark Twain, Bark Ruffalo and Bark Wahlberg
  5. Brown Puppy

Whether you’re a fan of timeless names that never go out of style, or prefer quirky, fun names, you can be certain that your cat or dog will love your choice- at least when you’re calling them to dinner!

Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she’s not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.


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