Top Dog Names for 2011

Fidos and Spots of the world, where have you gone? Banfield Pet Hospital has compiled the top 50 dog names of 2011, and there’s nary a Rover or Fifi among them. Banfield is the largest privately owned veterinary practice in the United States–and with a patient database compiled from over 780 hospitals across the country, they seem a reliable authority on the year’s most popular pet names. What’s the name of your dog(s)? Is your pooch’s name on the list?

50. Sammy
49. Oreo
48. Missy
47. Mia
46. Teddy
45. Sam
44. Marley
43. Peanut
42. Lilly
41. Gracie

40. Bentley
39. Cooper
38. Pepper
37. Zoe
36. Lily
35. Zoey
34. Lady
33. Shadow
32. Buster
31. Riley

30. Puppy
29. Angel
28. Gizmo
27. Abby
26. Duke
25. Ginger
24. Jake
23. Sasha
22. Bear
21. Toby

20. Harley
19. Lola
18. Jack
17. Roxy
16. Lucky
15. Sophie
14. Princess
13. Sadie
12. Maggie
11. Chloe

10. Rocky
9. Charlie
8. Coco
7. Molly
6. Lucy
5. Bailey
4. Daisy
3. Buddy
2. Max
1. Bella

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Alvin King
Alvin Kingabout a year ago

Thanks for posting

Diane L.
Diane L.1 years ago

I agree with depends on the individual animal. I guess Fen D. has some "prejudice" against 4-legged critters having names that are also given to humans, but like many here, I don't. I had a horse with a "barn name" of Molly, which was just short for her registered name. I've also had cats named "Ginger" and "Pepper" was an orange tabby, the other a dark grey tabby, so I thought they fit nicely. I also had a horse named "Shadow" (she was coal black), and my former Golden was "Casey" (Casey at the bat?) and now my current pupper is "Jesse", after the character on "Breaking Bad". My daughter's filly is "Shelby", and one of her dogs is "Howie", short for "Howler" because he's half Siberian Husky and tries to howl like his Mom, but it just doesn't come out quite right.

Rosemary H.
Rosemary H.1 years ago

My grandma had a peke called Fifi.

Why does this have to be pointlessly spread over 5 pages?

Dale O.

An interesting article with delightful dog photos. A friend has a cat called Missy.

I agree with Shan D when it comes to choosing names and taking some time to find a suitable one that really suits the personality of the pet.

Sometimes the name of a pet has an interesting history as well.

Rosemary H.
Rosemary H.1 years ago

I like Shadow, Angel, Duke, Princess, and Bella, Some of the others are my idea of ugly names.

Regarding Bella. It's such a popular name for a mare that I have three Bellas in the house - two paintings and a print. One of the paintings is the public favourite of all the paintings that have ever been out of this house. So, yes, I live with a very popular Bella.

Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Mary T.
Mary T.2 years ago

my dog has 7th most popular name...she's a very cute Molly...LOL

Dfs N.
Dfs N.2 years ago

There is a web dedicated to female and male dog names

Sheri Schongold
Sheri Schongold3 years ago

What happened to Toto and Dorothy?

Kara C.
Kara C.3 years ago

Very surprised my doggies name "Jessie" Isn't up there, though no surprises Bella is number 1, already know three dogs with that name.