Who’s that doggy in the window?
For the seventh year in a row, Rover.com has released their annual list of the top dog names. “The names we give our pets provide a peek into our passions, aspirations, happy places, and guilty pleasures, reinforcing what we at Rover know to be true: our pets are as unique as the names we lovingly bestow upon them,” said Kate Jaffe, trend expert for Rover.
Rover gathered data for the Top Pet Names of 2019 report between September and October of this year. They analysed millions of user-submitted pet names from those that use their services as well as collected more data from a survey of 1,500 adult pet owners. Keep scrolling to see if you recognise any names or to find inspiration if you plan to add a dog to your family this year.
Bella topped the list of the most popular dog names of 2019. The name Bella has also shown up on the list of top baby names. According to Rover, 55 per cent of dog owners say that their pet has a human name or they would consider giving them a human name. They also found that 25 per cent of pet parents said they would consider giving their pet a name they had considered for their child.
The name Luna came in at number two, up a few spots from last year. Other up and coming dog names this year were inspired from pop icon, Lizzo (up 100 per cent), Beyoncé (up 78 per cent), and Taylor Swift (up 400 per cent).