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The Most Popular Pet Names of 2023

By Stacy Painter
published: December 15, 2023 • 1 min. read
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At the end of every year, we have the same curious question of: what were the most popular pet names this year? To determine the top pet names, we reviewed the Healthy Paws data of all pets that were enrolled during the 2023 calendar year. We then split them into categories by species (dog and cat) and gender. Take a look below to see which pet names came out on top. Is your pet’s name one of the top 10, a highly unique name, or somewhere in the middle?

The most popular names for 2023 were:

  • For dogs: Milo and Luna
  • For cats: Milo and Luna

Top Male Dog Names for 2023

  1. Milo
  2. Charlie
  3. Teddy
  4. Max
  5. Cooper
  6. Buddy
  7. Rocky
  8. Leo
  9. Oliver
  10. Bear

Top Female Dog Names for 2023

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Daisy
  4. Lucy
  5. Lola
  6. Coco
  7. Stella
  8. Rosie
  9. Nala
  10. Penny

Top Male Cat Names for 2023

  1. Milo
  2. Leo
  3. Oliver
  4. Loki
  5. Simba
  6. Charlie
  7. Max
  8. Jasper
  9. Mochi
  10. Binx

Top Female Cat Names for 2023

  1. Luna
  2. Nala
  3. Lily
  4. Bella
  5. Lucy
  6. Willow and Mochi (tied)
  7. Cleo
  8. Pepper and Daisy (tied)

Wondering how these names trend year over year? Check out our 2022202120202019201820172016 and 2015 lists. You’ll see some trends carry over several years while some names drop off and new ones pop up!

Stacy Painter profile
By Stacy Painter

Stacy has always been an animal lover and has worked in the pet industry and pet insurance specifically for over a decade. As a writer since early childhood, content writing for Healthy Paws pet insurance was a natural career path to combine her two passions. She currently lives in Florida with her boyfriend and Taiwanese rescue dog, Kaya.

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