Top 10 names for dogs and cats released

Sport, Zak, Lily, Evie, Jill and Sally living the dream in Forbes NSW. Photo: Cass Davey
Sport, Zak, Lily, Evie, Jill and Sally living the dream in Forbes NSW. Photo: Cass Davey

When you call your pet, do you call Max, or Charlie or Bella? They are some of the top names released for dogs and cats for 2017. 

The top 10 names for both dogs and cats have been released by Pet Insurance Australia, and while some are similar to the 2016 list, there are some new surprises in there. 

Old-school pet names like Frankie and Archie have made a come back this year when it comes to naming your dog, but the name Frankie isn’t one to use for a cat anymore. 

Popular TV shows such as Game of Thrones and Vikings have also made an impact on the names people are giving their pets. 

Buddy, Lucy and Daisy have all been knocked out of the top 10 names for Dogs and replaced by Luna, Frankie and Bailey. 

Looking at the cats the newcomers to the list in 2017 are Max, Tilly and Frankie while Missy, Oscar and Tiger have all been knocked off the top 10 list for cat names this year. 

Luna sits at the top for both the cats and dogs names – so chances are, if you call Luna a cat or dog will come running. 

Top 10 dog names of 2017

  1. Luna
  2. Charlie
  3. Bella
  4. Ruby
  5. Max
  6. Archie
  7. Coco
  8. Frankie
  9. Bailey
  10. Molly

Top 10 cat names of 2017

  1. Luna
  2. Coco
  3. Leo
  4. Bella
  5. Charlie
  6. Simba
  7. Milo
  8. Max
  9. Tilly
  10. Frankie

A couple of tips for choosing a name: 

- Make sure your name will stand the test of time 

- Check how the name sounds when it is called (especially for dogs) 

- Have a couple of names on hand, just in case your first choice doesn’t suit your new fur baby when they arrive home.