Although the last Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn — Part 2, was released in 2012, the name Bella for a dog or cat shows no signs of slowing down. According to VPI pet insurance, Bella was the most popular name of a canine or feline last year. The company’s annual list is aggregated from its database of almost half a million registered customers.
The names of male and female dogs remained the same as the prior year, albeit in a different order. Cats saw some changes, as Smokey and Shadow fell out of the top 10, making way for Sophie and Lily at number seven and eight (respectively).
|Top 10 male and female dog names:||Top 10 male and female cat names:|
|1. Bella||1. Bella|
|2. Max||2. Max|
|3. Bailey (2*)||3. Chloe|
|4. Lucy||4. Oliver|
|5. Molly||5. Lucky|
|6. Daisy (7*)||6. Charlie|
|7. Charlie (9*)||7. Sophie (NEW)|
|8. Buddy (6*)||8. Lily (NEW)|
|9. Maggie (8*)||9. Shadow (7*)|
|10. Sophie||10. Tiger (8*)|
Hopefully 2014 will have some more diversity, but if you’re interested in Twilight, take a look at our dog and cat names from other characters in that franchise.
Want more? Take a look at our comprehensive lists of dog names and cat names.
* Designates a 2012 rank.
NEW designates a name that wasn’t in the top 10 for 2012.