Top dog names for 2015

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(WOOD)– If your dog is named Max or Bella, you’re not alone.

That pair of pooch names was the most popular for 2015, according to the dog sitter site,

Charlie, Buddy and Cooper and Jack also made it into the top five for male dog names.  For female dogs, Lucy, Daisy, Molly and Lola made the top five cut.

Male names:

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Buddy
  4. Cooper
  5. Jack
  6. Rocky
  7. Toby
  8. Duke
  9. Bear
  10. Tucker

 Female names:

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Daisy
  4. Molly
  5. Lola
  6. Sadie
  7. Maggie
  8. Sophie
  9. Chloe
  10. Bailey

Some other findings from

  • More owners of “furry children” are adopting human names for their pets. The number of dogs with human names rose nearly 30 percent from 2013 to 2015,  with nearly half of pet receiving human names in 2015 .
  • 1 in 10 dogs were named after pop culture references. (Hunger Games names are up 19 percent, Harry Potter names are up 10 percent, and Star Wars names are up 5 percent.)
  • Pet owners have a penchant for food and drink references.  Six percent of dog names fall into this category, including Ginger, Pepper, Peanut, Guinness, Brandy and Whiskey.
  • 1 in 20 pet parents have social media accounts for their pets.

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