Popular Pet Names of 2017

Whether you’re picking up your puppy from the shelter or your cat is of what makes the companionship so special is building a relationship that will last for years.

If you have pets already, you’ll know that their names speak volumes about their personalities. Traditional names such as Spot, Fluffy, and Patch that described the look or personality of the pet seem to have been taken over with a variety of new names for our four-legged friends.

While names like Kitty and Tiger are still high on the list of popular names, there are new ones coming to the forefront that are proving popular among cat and dog owners alike.

Check out the top pet names that have cropped up this year:

Popular Pet Names

Male Dog Names:

  • Bailey
  • Max
  • Charlie
  • Buddy
  • Rocky

Female Dog Names:

  • Bella
  • Lucy
  • Molly
  • Daisy
  • Lola

Male Cat Names:

  • Oliver
  • Jasper
  • Gizmo
  • Loki
  • Charlie

Female Cat Names:

  • Bella
  • Chloe
  • Luna
  • Molly
  • Angel
  • Lily

Despite holding the top spot for years, the name Alfie has been knocked out of the number -one position for the first time since 2014. In terms of pop culture, music and movies have certainly had an influence, with names such as Bowie, Prince, and Belle (from Disney’s film Beauty and the Beast) coming into play. Gender-neutral names such as Simba, Smudge, and Willow were also proving popular names for dogs and cats alike.

Popular Pet Names of 2017

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