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Top Pet Names for 2018

By Colleen Williams
December 14, 2018 • 2 min. read
top names 2018
top names 2018

Every year, we love to run the numbers and see what our pet parents are naming the best little beasts in their lives. And it’s no joke! We have thousands of pets enrolled (over 370k to be purrfectly honest), and the most common names represent a big chunk of these fantastic furry friends. So thank you, pet parents of Healthy Paws! We truly enjoy helping you and your BFF get the best medical care so you can say “yes!” to life-saving procedures.

So, without further ado, the #1 names are:

  • For dogs: Cooper and Luna (last year was Cooper and Bella)!
  • For cats (and for the third year in a row): Oliver and Luna!

Most Popular Male Cat Names 2018

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

Most Popular Female Cat Names 2018

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lily
  4. Lucy
  5. Daisy
  6. Mia
  7. Coco
  8. Chloe
  9. Cleo
  10. Pepper

Most Popular Male Dog Names 2018

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

Most Popular Female Dog Names 2018

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy
  4. Daisy
  5. Lola
  6. Penny
  7. Bailey
  8. Stella
  9. Ruby
  10. Sadie

Most Fun Names for 2018

Of course, the fun every year is to see our most remarkable names in the records! A salute to the pet parents who got super creative and named their pets something offbeat, funny, and amazing.

  • Ozzy Pawsbourne Prince of Barkness
  • Phyrexian Obliterator (Rexie for short; You can see her Facebook page here!)
  • Timothy the Midnight Sparkle
  • Contessa Penelope Von Fat Pants
  • Minnie Purrrl
  • Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax
  • Captain Ricky Bobbly Little Legs Snuggle Bunny Cheesecake Poptart Thompson
  • Catalie Portman
  • Baroness Ophelia von Buttercup (AKA Bob, naturally!)
  • Severus Cornelius Snape
  • Velcro Grimm
  • Potato Latke
  • Uladog the Ceaseless Hunger
  • Oliver Murphy Fluffer Nutter Pupper
  • Pyewacket (9 lucky pets were named after this familiar)
  • Stony Bling Kennel King

Want to see the results from years before? Check out 20172016 and 2015 lists. And if you want to join our pack of adorable dogs and cats, 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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