Today Petfinder.com, the largest online, searchable database of adoptable pets, announced its annual ranking of the top 10 most popular pet names, and found that for the fourth consecutive year in a row, “Buddy” fetched the top spot as the most popular name for adoptable dogs. For cats, “Lucy” once again purred its way to first place, barely beating “Midnight” for the No. 1 adoptable cat ranking.
See below for the full list of most popular pet names!
“Every year I look forward to this ranking,” said Betsy Banks Saul, the co-founder of Petfinder.com. While names like “Buddy and Max will probably always be popular, it’s always a blast to see just how creative people get when naming their pets,” she says.
A name that continues to rise up the ranks for both canines and felines is “Bella,” likely to be attributed to the love for all-things-Twilight throughout the pop culture scene. It jumped from No. 6 to the No. 4 spot for dogs, and from No. 4 to No. 3 for cats. Meanwhile, “Rocky” sniffed its way to the top 10 list of dog names after last making the cut in 2007, and “Tiger” also pounced into sixth place for cats.
2010 Top 10 Most Popular Dog Names
2010 Top 10 Most Popular Cat Names
To shine a spotlight on adoptable pets with star qualities, Petfinder.com uncovered just how many pets are named after the rich and famous. Check out the list below of the Top 10 Celebrity Pet Names.
Top 10 Celebrity Pet Names
- Lady gaga
- Coco Chanel
However, unusual and pop culture names aren’t just for fun. “We often hear that adoptable pets get more attention on both Petfinder.con and in the shelter when they have interesting names,” she said. “Therefore, for many reasons, we encourage as much creativity as possible!”
TELL US! What is your pet’s name? Did your pet’s name make the top 10 list?