Bradleigh-Ann Walker
October 28, 2016 4:37 pm
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From fictional characters to desserts, we get pet name inspiration from nearly everything. And that’s because names are important; they compliment a person (or pet’s ) personality, after all. The most popular pet names in 2016 are no different — some are even Marvel comics-inspired (you’ll see what we mean in a sec). We are living in the 21st century after all; we do want our pets to feel MODERN and HIP after all! Plus, always points for creativity. Always.

Just so’s ya know, Charlie and Bella top the list of most popular names for male and female dogs, respectively. Anyone else suspect those pet owners are Twilight lovers? If they are fandom-inspired, that’ll make Halloween costume ideas for these dogs pretty easy to choose.

Charlie and Bella are pretty cute dog names TBH, and Bella’s a popular baby name for girls too.

The top names for male and female cats are Oliver and Luna, which are pretty cat-appropriate IMHO.

Check out the complete list of popular dog and cat names below, compiled by Healthy Paws Pet Insurance.

Top 10 Dog Names (Male)

  1. Charlie
  2. Cooper
  3. Max
  4. Oliver
  5. Buddy
  6. Rocky
  7. Teddy
  8. Milo
  9. Tucker
  10. Bentley

Top 10 Dog Names (Female)

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Luna
  4. Daisy
  5. Lola
  6. Sadie
  7. Molly
  8. Stella
  9. Chloe
  10. Maggie

Top 10 Cat Names (Male)

  1. Oliver
  2. Max
  3. Milo
  4. Simba
  5. Leo
  6. Charlie
  7. Jack
  8. Loki (AHHHHHHH!!!!)
  9. Smokey
  10. Jasper

Top 10 Cat Names (Female)

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy
  4. Chloe
  5. Lily
  6. Mia
  7. Sophie
  8. Lola
  9. Nala
  10. Daisy
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