For the second consecutive year, “Bella” and “Max” were the most popular pet names in America for dogs and cats, according to Nationwide. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Bella has led the way as the most popular pet name in America for both canines and felines.
Although the top two monikers remained the same as last year, there were multiple changes to the top 10 for each species. In dogs, the name “Cooper” continued its growth in popularity and propelled to the eighth most popular name among canines—up more than one hundred spots from three years ago. Among female dog names, Sophie and Maggie both decreased significantly and dropped out of the top 10, while Lola surged into the tenth spot. Among cats, Luna saw an incredible increase in popularity among cat owners and surged into fourth place after failing to break into the top 10 last year, while Sophie saw the most significant drop.
Despite these monikers being the most popular, many pet lovers choose less conventional names for their companions such as “McLoven the StudMuffin” and “Agent Jack Meower,” who were crowned as Nationwide’s Wackiest Pet Names earlier this year.
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