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Top Pet Names for 2016

By Colleen Williams
November 14, 2016 • 1 min. read
top pet names 2016

top pet names 2016Finally, the news we’ve all been waiting for… it’s Healthy Paws’ top pet names for 2016!

We know deciding on a name for your new pet is one of the first and most important actions you take, right after deciding on the right pup or kitty. From there you can monogram the leash, engrave the tags, and get a blanket with his or her name emblazoned across it. It’s the first step toward welcoming a new pet into your home, christening him or her as a member of the family. The next step is, of course, protecting that new family member with Healthy Paws Pet Insurance.

After running an exhaustive search of hundreds of thousands of pets in our database, we’re excited to unleash our findings. Thanks to all the pet parents who’ve enrolled in the past year!

So, let’s cut to the chase! Top dog names this year are Charlie and Bella; top cat names are Oliver and Luna. But that’s not all! We’ve also found the most original and unique names – see below to find our favorites.


Top 10 Dog Names 2016 – Male:

Charlie Rocky
Cooper Teddy
Max Milo
Oliver Tucker
Buddy Bentley


Top 10 Dog Names 2016 – Female:

Bella Sadie
Lucy Molly
Luna Stella
Daisy Chloe
Lola Maggie


Top 10 Cat Names 2016 – Male:

Oliver Charlie
Max Jack
Milo Loki
Simba Smokey
Leo Jasper


Top 10 Cat Names 2016 – Female:

Luna Mia
Bella Sophie
Lucy Lola
Chloe Nala
Lily Daisy


And without further ado, here are our top 10 Favorite Names of 2016:

Emoji Sir Snuggles of Fluffington
Sassafrass Judas Stardust
Mooncake Peppurrcorn VonPuskins
Neil Catrick Harris Professor McGonagall
Sir Leonardo ScraggleBottoms III Sugar Britches


Check out our top picks for most popular dog names of 2015.

colleen williams
By Colleen Williams

Over the past decade, Colleen has written about health, wellness, beauty, and even pets for The New York Times, The Cut, Refinery29, xoVain, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, and Seattle Met Magazine, as well as many beauty brands. She has a BFA in Art History from the University of New Mexico and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in New York.

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