Most Popular Puppy Names of 2012

Has your pup’s name made the list of “most popular puppy names of 2012?” After analyzing more than 1.26 million names of puppies born in 2012, Vetstreet has compiled its list of top 10 puppy names for 2012.

The names Bella and Max have both actually spent seven consecutive years at the top of their respective lists. Many actually speculate that the popularity of the puppy name Bella to coincide with the release of multi-billion dollar book and film franchise, Twilight. The popular Twilight film series features Kristen Stewart as the lead actress, who plays the role of Bella.

The popular male dog names Bear and Rocky have also both been on the top 10 list for the past 13 years, with Rocky consistently placing in the top 5 during this time.

2012 also trended towards more human names, such as: Max, Buddy, Charlie, Jack, Toby, Daisy, Lucy, Molly, Lola, Sophie, Sadie, Chloe and Maggie. Such anthropomorphism is thought to signify our dog’s ever increasing importance in the family unit, with dog owners truly thinking of their dogs as human family members.

Numerous top female puppy names are also the names of the most au courant fragrances and fashion houses: Daisy and Lola are best selling Marc Jacobs brand fragrances, Chloe is a leading fashion house and similarly named fragrance, and Coco the name of fashion’s leading first lady, Coco Chanel, and the similarly named Chanel fragrance, Coco.

The name Lola actually climbed 3 spots on the list this year to number 5, with the name Coco appearing for the first time on the top 10.

The Top 10 Names for Male Puppies Born in 2012 are:

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

While the Top 10 Names for Female Puppies Born in 2012 are:

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

Inquisitr readers, did your dog’s name make the top 10 this year?