It’s National Dog Day, a day to celebrate our furry family members! Or maybe it’s a day that inspires you to bring home a new four-legged addition. If so, you might be interested in the most popular dog names of 2021 (or some names that are truly unique).

Trupanion, a medical insurance company for pets, used their extensive puppy insurance database to generate this list. And the top dog names are…

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

If you’re looking to choose something a little more individual for your new pet, Trupanion also lists the most unique names in their database for inspiration. Ready?

  1. Sir Willemstad of Curacao (Great Dane)
  2. Pumpkin Pillsbury (Havanese)
  3. Glee (French Bulldog)
  4. Numchucks (Pomeranian)
  5. Mia Sparrow (Labrador Retriever)
  6. Cookie Diablo (Yorkshire Terrier)
  7. Yogi Berra (Mixed Breed)
  8. Vroom Vroom (Pug)
  9. Raisin Cain (Miniature Pinscher)
  10. Beatrix Hollywoof (Yorkshire Terrier)

Of course, your kids might have the ultimate say in the name game. And that works too! If you’re still in the brainstorming stages, use this helpful quiz to find out which kind of dog is the best for your family. Need a little bit more convincing? Kids can learn key life lessons from Bella (or Numchucks) that can truly help define their childhood.

––Sarah Shebek

Feature image courtesy of RD Smith, Unsplash



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