Top Pet Names of 2015

Posted on December 11, 2015 under Pet Industry News

Bella, ranked number one for both dogs and cats as the top pet name of 2015.

By Pets Best, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency for dogs and cats, founded in 2005.

As the year comes to close, it’s time to look at the top dog and cat names of 2015. Each year at Pets Best, we look at our new customers from the year and make a list of the most popular pet names. While the list of top names stays fairly consistent year to year (we have data going back to 2005 when our company first launched) this year there were a few surprises.

Starting with the dogs, the name Cooper jumped up from #12 in 2014 to #8 this year. Perhaps due to the continued popularity of the TV show Big Bang Theory and its character Sheldon Cooper. While the name Jack, also a very popular human name, made #16 this year; in 2014, it wasn’t even in the top 20. While a former favorite name, Bear, was at #16 in 2014 and this year didn’t make it into the top 20.

The cats names were where the real shake ups were. Four of the top 10 names this year, weren’t in the top 10 last year. Bella, the #11 cat name in 2014 jumped all the way to #1 this year, making Bella the most popular name for both dogs and cats. Tiger and Lucy, in the top 20 in 2014, also jumped into the top 10 this year. However, the most impressive new entry into the top 10 this year was the name Buddy. Last year Buddy wasn’t even in the top 20 and yet the name “clawed” its way to #3 this year. While Tigger, the #3 name in 2014 didn’t even make the top 20 this year.

Did your pet’s name make the list?

Top Dog Names 2015
1. Bella
2. Charlie
3. Lucy
4. Max
5. Daisy
6. Bailey
7. Lola
8. Cooper
9. Buddy
10. Molly
11. Sadie
12. Chloe
13. Sophie
14. Rocky
15. Coco
16. Jack
17. Riley
18. Luna
19. Oliver
20. Maggie

Top 20 Cat Names 2015
1. Bella
2. Tiger
3. Buddy
4. Luna
5. Max
6. Lucy
7. Molly
8. Lily
9. Charlie
10. Missy
11. Sophie
12. Jack
13. Oliver
14. Ginger
15. Leo
16. Simba
17. Kitty
18. Callie
19. Chloe
20. Maggie

Top Dog Names 2014
1. Bella
2. Max
3. Lucy
4. Charlie
5. Daisy
6. Bailey
7. Buddy
8. Lola
9. Sophie
10. Molly
11. Chloe
12. Cooper
13. Rocky
14. Coco
15. Sadie
16. Bear
17. Luna
18. Teddy
19. Roxy
20. Riley

Top 20 Cat Names 2014
1. Oliver
2. Luna
3. Tigger
4. Milo
5. Max
6. Sophie
7. Shadow
8. Kitty
9. Lily
10. Jack
11. Bella
12. Lucy
13. midnight
14. Callie
15. Smokey
16. Simba
17. Tiger
18. Leo
19. Chloe
20. Lucky

Photo Above: Bella and her family have been Pets Best members since 2008. Bella was the most popular dog and cat name of 2015.

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