We took a look at pet-sitting site Rover.com's Most Popular Dog Names of 2015 to see what names made the list, and found a few surprising trends. Find out if your dog name is trendy or unique, and get inspired name ideas for your next pet.
Pet parents embraced their role more than ever this year. 2015 saw a 25 percent increase in the number of pet parents naming their fur babies human names. This is not surprising since 94 percent of pet owners consider their pets a part of the family. Baby names are just another way of showing our commitment to our canine companions.
In 2015, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and Star Wars all saw an increase in pet names — not surprising considering the recent release of Mockingjay - Part 2 and the upcoming newest installment in the Star Wars saga.
Meanwhile, we saw fewer dogs (and children) named Khaleesi, inspired by everyone's favorite Game of Thrones dragon queen. The Walking Dead is marching down as well, giving us fewer Michonnes and Maggies in the dog park. Twilight is holding steady, with Bella still the top female dog name of 2015. Team Edward and Team Jacob, on the other hand, are losing players.
Check out the rest of the list below, as well as Rover's custom infographic.
2015 saw a few old favorites and some new competitors. Jake fell from the list, and Duke rose from obscurity to number 8 of the most popular male dog names of 2015.
There wasn't too much shake-up between 2014 and 2015. Americans still love Bella, and Bailey is hanging on at number 10.
We like to toast with our favorite drinks and name our pets after them. According to the top 5 booze pet names, Americans drink:
30 percent of pet parents readily admit to preparing people food for their pets. We are also guilty of naming pets after food:
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