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Top Pet Names for 2017

By Colleen Williams
November 24, 2017 • 2 min. read
Healthy Paws top pet names
Healthy Paws top pet names

Finally, after almost 12 long months, it’s what every pet parent has been waiting for… Healthy Paws releases the top pet names for 2017!

Every pup and kitten deserves a name that lets them shine, and our Healthy Paws pet parents take this very seriously. After all, once you decide on the name, you can go ahead and engrave the tags, and of course, enroll in pet insurance.  After running an exhaustive search of pet names in our database, we’re excited to unleash our findings (pun intended). Thanks to all the pet parents who enrolled in the past year; we couldn’t have done it without you!

  • Top dog names this year are Cooper and Bella (last year’s winner, Charlie, got pushed down one position, but Bella stays on the throne!).
  • Top cat names are, for the second year in a row, Oliver and Luna.

And we’ve got more! We also found ten of the most unique names of pets enrolled here at Healthy Paws. Scroll on to see our faves.

Top 10 Dog Names 2017 – Male:

Cooper Teddy
Charlie Buddy
Max Leo
Oliver Rocky
Milo Tucker

Top 10 Dog Names 2017 – Female:

Bella Stella
Luna Penny
Lucy Bailey
Daisy Sadie
Lola Sophie

Top 10 Cat Names 2017 – Male:

Oliver Loki
Milo Simba
Leo Jack
Charlie Finn
Max Oscar

Top 10 Cat Names 2017 – Female:

Luna Mia
Bella Chloe
Lucy Daisy
Lily Gracie
Nala Stella


And, of course, the Healthy Paws Cutest Names*:

Izzy Baby Bella Floofcaboose von Carpetmoose Annie Guacamole
Reginald Periwinkle Esquire III, Esquire Jawslin
The Great Catsby Agent Cooper Pooper Scooper
Zena Princess Warrior of the Sagebrush Google
Ziggy the Zag Punky Hopter

*(and sometimes very funny!)

Want to see the results from years before? Check out 2016 and 2015 lists. If your pet is lucky enough to be named something wacky and adorable, you’re a prime candidate for pet health insurance. Start by getting a free quote today!

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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