The 20 Most Popular Names for Your Fur Baby


You probably already know the top contenders for baby names in Australia (we’re looking at you Oliver, William, Jack, Charlotte, Olivia and Ava). 

But what about pet names? What names are climbing the popularity charts for cats and dogs right meow? tracked down the top pet names across Australia and we couldn’t help but share the results. The website analysed data from 30,000 pet owners using their recently launched feature called Pet Resume. If your kids are pressuring you to add a fur baby to the family and you want to know the most popular pet names, then read on.

Most popular names for dogs

  1. Bella
  2. Buddy
  3. Charlie
  4. Max
  5. Ruby
  6. Missy
  7. Molly
  8. Diesel
  9. Jack
  10. Bear

Most popular names for cats

  1. Bella
  2. Smokey
  3. Buddy
  4. Oscar
  5. Charlie
  6. Luna
  7. Coco
  8. Shadow
  9. Button
  10. Misty


Interestingly enough, plenty of the most popular pet names are also chart toppers for infants. Jack, Ruby, Charlie, Bella and Oscar all make the top 100 list for most popular baby names.

Many parents of fur babies are also opting for trendsetting choices for their four-legged little ones including Luna, Bear and Diesel, which are all considered rising stars in the baby name game.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect name for your pet or infant, have a look at the top trending baby names for more predictions of what names you can expect to hear at a playground (or pet-friendly park) near you.

And if you are thinking about getting  pet, here’s our top tips for introducing a fur baby to your real baby.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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