Top 50 Dog Names of 2011

We love lists…and we love dog names…so bring the two together in one and we just can’t resist going through it line by line. Banfield Pet Hospital has compiled the top pet names of 2011; as the world’s largest veterinary practice, they’ve got lots of data thanks to a patient database with over 780 hospitals across the country.

Like the top baby names of 2011 that Babycenter recently released, you’ll see some similarities between the baby list and the pet list – including Bella/Isabella being on the top 10 list for both pets and babies (Twilight?) Interestingly, Babycenter saw a decrease in parents using the name Charlie (hmm…could this be a reaction to Charlie Sheen?) Pet families, however, named their dogs Charlie MORE this year than in the past, taking the number 9 spot!

Here’s a look at the top 50 dog names of 2011 (and pop over to CatTipper to see the top 50 cat names!)

  1. Bella
  2. Max
  3. Buddy
  4. Daisy
  5. Bailey
  6. Lucy
  7. Molly
  8. Coco
  9. Charlie
  10. Rocky
  11. Chloe
  12. Maggie
  13. Sadie
  14. Princess
  15. Sophie
  16. Lucky
  17. Roxy
  18. Jack
  19. Lola
  20. Harley
  21. Toby
  22. Bear
  23. Sasha
  24. Jake
  25. Ginger
  26. Duke
  27. Abby
  28. Gizmo
  29. Angel
  30. Puppy
  31. Riley
  32. Buster
  33. Shadow
  34. Lady
  35. Zoey
  36. Lily
  37. Zoe
  38. Pepper
  39. Cooper
  40. Bentley
  41. Gracie
  42. Lilly
  43. Peanut
  44. Marley
  45. Cody
  46. Sam
  47. Teddy
  48. Mia
  49. Missy
  50. Oreo

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