Top 10 Dog Names Of 2016

 

When you meet a pet with a perfectly fitting name, you have to wonder: did her name shape her personality, or the other way around?

Naming our pooches is usually one of the first things we do when we first adopt them–and sometimes it takes a lot of thought! Some people prefer short and sweet names while others like to bestow long, regal titles on their furry friends. But whatever you choose, you’re bound to come up with dozens of silly nicknames anyway, just because you love your dog so much.

According to Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, these are the most popular dog names from 2016:

Top 10 Female Dog Names:

Bella

Lucy

Luna

Daisy

Lola

Sadie

Molly

Stella

Chloe

Maggie

A photo posted by MAX (@dapper_dog_max) on Oct 26, 2016 at 3:41pm PDT

Top 10 Male Dog Names:

Charlie

Cooper

Max

Oliver

Buddy

Rocky

Teddy

Milo

Tucker

Bentley

A photo posted by Megan Worley (@blueleashphotography) on Oct 28, 2016 at 5:46pm PDT

And just for good measure, Healthy Paws unveiled some of the most unique dog and cat names they’ve seen this year! Take a look:

10 Silliest Pet Names of 2016:

Neil Catrick Harris

Sir Leonardo ScraggleBottoms III

Sir Snuggles of Fluffington

Judas Stardust

Peppurrcorn VonPuskins

Professor McGonagall

Sugar Britches

Emoji

Sassafrass

Mooncake

Pretty funny, right? Maybe you’ll get some inspiration for your next furry friend!

Do you have a pup with any of this year’s top dog names?

(h/t: People Pets)

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