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Australia's Top Dog Names by Super Pets

Australia's Top Dog Names by Super Pets

Folks, the results are in. After years of caring for all kinds of pooches, Mad Paws have revealed Australia’s 100 Top Dog Names. 

The list stems from a database of over 500,000 Australian pets, and is Australia’s largest ever pet index. From thirst-piquing drinks to names you’d find in your Facebook friends list, this list draws inspiration from some surprising places. We also unveil Australia’s most popular dog breeds but don’t expect to find an Oodle in the top three.  

Want to see if your dog’s name or breed rated a mention? Read on! 

 

10 Top Dog Names for Males 

#1 Charlie

#2 Max

#3 Buddy

#4 Oscar

#5 Milo

#6 Archie

#7 Ollie

#8 Toby

#9 Jack

#10 Teddy

 

10 Top Dog Names for Females

#1 Bella

#2 Molly

#3 Coco

#4 Ruby

#5 Lucy

#6 Bailey

#7 Daisy

#8 Rosie

#9 Lola

#10 Frankie

 

For the third year in a row, the name Bella claimed the title of Australia’s most popular dog name. Indeed, with the exception of Victoria (in which Charlie proved to be the #1 top dog name), Bella earned the top ranking in every state and territory. All hail Bella. Long may she reign. 

 

Clink clink, let’s drink

In a thirst-quenching turn of events, Australian Dog Owners have revealed a love of drink-inspired dog names. In fact, one third of the Top 15 dog names were inspired by drinks. Interestingly, this pattern doesn’t continue among the lower ranked names. This suggests that, as far as dogs and drinks are concerned, Australian Dog Owners have an “all or nothing” policy. Condiments also made a cameo, with “Pepper” and “Chilli” taking the 32st and 95th spots, respectively.   

 

 

Pop Culture Takes a Slump 

Compared to earlier top dog names lists, the popularity of pop culture-inspired names saw a decline. Amidst the Top 20 Names, pop culture references were conspicuously absent.

However, pop culture does still hold some sway over naming choices in the Top 100. 

(NB: we’re glad to see Simba and Nala rank in the Top 100. Thanks to the live-action remake of The Lion King, they’ll surely remain popular in Australia for some time!)  

 
Top Dog Names Inspired by Pop Culture
 

Human After All

 
When it comes to surging trends among dog monikers, Australia has seen a tidal wave of human names. It’s a pattern that walks hand-in-hand with the growing role dogs play in the lives of their Owners. 
 
With more and more Millennials opting for animals over children, dogs are increasingly evolving into companions for their Owners. As such, Pet Owners are now humanising their dogs more than ever. 
 
By the same token, classic dog names are far less prevalent than you might expect. The usual suspects, such as “Rover” and “Fido”, didn’t earn a single ranking in the 100 Top Dog Names. 
 
 
Best Dog Names Inspired by People
 
 

Top Dog Breeds

 
While Poodle-crosses seem to be everywhere, it was the ever-loving Labrador Retriever that took the top dog breeds spot. Moreover, larger and more outdoorsy dog breeds enjoyed a surge in popularity across the board. This follows the country’s "Mirco dog wave", which was a response to more compact living conditions for the average Australian. 
 
The prevalence of more outdoor-oriented breeds could suggest a move towards a more active lifestyle for the average Dog Owner. 
 
No.1 Labrador Retriever 
No.2 Staffordshire Bull Terrier 
No.3 Maltese 
No.4 Poodle
No.5 Border Collie 
No.6 Jack Russell Terrier 
No.7 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 
No.8 Australia Kelpie 
No.9 American Staffordshire Terrier 
No.10 Golden Retriever 
 
Below we’ve listed Australia’s top dog names. If you grew up in Australia, you could be forgiven for thinking you were looking at your high school year book. 
 

100 Top Dog Names

#1 Bella
#2 Charlie
#3 Max
#4 Molly
#5 Coco
#6 Buddy
#7 Ruby
#8 Oscar
#9 Lucy
#10 Bailey
#11 Milo
#12 Daisy
#13 Archie
#14 Ollie
#15 Rosie
#16 Lola
#17 Frankie
#18 Toby
#19 Roxy
#20 Poppy
#21 Luna
#22 Jack
#23 Millie
#24 Teddy
#25 Harry
#26 Cooper
#27 Bear
#28 Rocky
#29 Alfie
#30 Hugo
#31 Bonnie
#32 Pepper
#33 Lily
#34 Tilly
#35 Leo
#36 Maggie
#37 George
#38 Mia
#39 Marley
#40 Harley
#41 Chloe
#42 Lulu
#43 Missy
#44 Jasper
#45 Billy
#46 Nala
#47 Monty
#48 Ziggy
#49 Winston
#50 Zeus
#51 Zoe
#52 Stella
#53 Sasha
#54 Rusty
#55 Gus
#56 Baxter
#57 Dexter
#58 Diesel
#59 Willow
#60 Barney
#61 Bruno
#62 Penny
#63 Honey
#64 Milly
#65 Murphy
#66 Simba
#67 Holly
#68 Benji
#69 Henry
#70 Lilly
#71 Pippa
#72 Shadow
#73 Sam
#74 Buster
#75 Lucky
#76 Ellie
#77 Duke
#78 Jessie
#79 Cookie
#80 Harvey
#81 Bruce
#82 Jax
#83 Rex
#84 Louie
#85 Bentley
#86 Jet
#87 Banjo
#88 Beau
#89 Ella
#90 Ralph
#91 Loki
#92 Lexi
#93 Chester
#94 Sophie
#95 Chilli
#96 Billie
#97 Louis
#98 Scout
#99 Charlie (female)
#100 Cleo

 

 

Blog article sourced and provided by Mad Paws. 

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