Looking for an Adorable Pet Name? Check Out the Most Popular of 2024! - Pet Hub USA

Looking for an Adorable Pet Name? Check Out the Most Popular of 2024!

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What’s in a name? There are so many different names that people give their precious furry friends, and they range from respectable to downright silly. Of course, most pet owners quickly drop their pet’s “real” name in favor of many nickname variations. Here are the ten most popular pet names of the year—at least, until they get turned into cuter abbreviations.

Penny

brown long coated small dog with blue collar
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Penny is an adorable name for a dog of any size. It’s a classic name that evokes copper, so many small, red-coated dogs get called this. However, due to Penny’s use as a real-world name it can also be applied to medium or large dogs without referencing pocket change. The popularity of The Big Bang Theory might be partly responsible for this name’s popularity.

Sadie

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Sadie is a classic name for dogs of varying sizes. It’s possible that this name’s recent popularity is partly due to Stranger Things, which stars a character named Max, played by actor Sadie Sink. It’s also just a classic name for girl dogs!

Max

short-coat beige puppy behind green leaves
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Speaking of Max, it’d be hard to make a case for this name’s popularity being caused by any pop culture—even if it’s from a show as big as Stranger Things. Max is just a great, one-syllable name for a dog of any size or gender.

Bailey

Black and White Siberian Husky Puppy on Brown Grass Field
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Bailey is an adorable name for a gentle giant. In fact, research shows that Bailey is the second most popular name for both Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers. Given that retrievers in general are among the most popular dog breeds, it’s not a surprise that a name that applies to many of them would crack into the top 10.

Cooper

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Cooper, like Bailey, is a common last name among humans. Since people tend to avoid naming their dogs the same thing that friends or family members are named, it’s quite common for them to have human family names that are easy to say and evoke strength or stability.


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Daisy

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Here’s one you probably saw coming. It feels like every sweet-natured female dog is called Daisy. And there’s nothing wrong with that! The name evokes the image of a pleasant-smelling flower, a quiet meadow, and a spring day. That’s a great set of images to describe a beloved family pet!

Lucy

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Of course, many dog owners don’t mind giving their dogs normal human given names. That’s the case with Lucy, a simple two-syllable name for girl dogs. One fun benefit of this name is that you get to quote I Love Lucy to your precious pup every time you see her!

Charlie

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Another given name made it all the way to the top three. Charlie is a cute-sounding name that is still somewhat respectable for a boy dog. It’s possible this name is just popular for its simplicity, or it could be related to the enduring appeal of the Peanuts series’ main character, Charlie Brown. It could also be commonly applied to Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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Bella

Brown Short Coated Dog on Brown Rock
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While some people named Isabella go by “Bella” for short, the name is much more popular among dog owners. In fact, it’s the second most popular name of this year for pups! It’s not likely a reference to the Twilight character but is instead just a really cute name to refer to a girl dog.

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Luna

Shallow Focus Photo of Short-coated Black Puppy Head
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The name Luna is ancient in origins, dating back to Ancient Rome. It means “moon,” as it has the same root word as “lunar”. Interestingly, this name isn’t just popular among dogs: it’s in the top ten most popular names for cats and human girls! It’s possible the name’s popularity among pets comes from the Sailor Moon character Luna, a talking black cat.

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