Top 10 most popular dog and cat names of 2013

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. Bella1. Bella
2. Max2. Max
3. Bailey (2*)3. Chloe
4. Lucy4. Oliver
5. Molly5. 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. Sophie10. 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.

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