Two new names break into this year’s lists
Yardley, PA (December 1, 2014) – Vetstreet.com, a leading website dedicated to providing pet owners with the most trusted and authoritative pet health information, partnered with Royal Canin, a global manufacturer of all natural cat and dog food, to release its annual list of America’s most popular puppy names in 2014. The list was created by searching through Vetstreet’s comprehensive database of 969,517 puppies born since January 1, 2014, and tallying the most popular names. There were 42,493 unique male puppy names and 41,950 unique female puppy names this year. Two new names broke into this year’s top ten lists as Luna displaced Maggie for the female puppies and Zeus knocked Jack out of the top ten for the male puppies. The full article can be found on Vetstreet.com.
For male puppies, the number one name on the list, Max, remains the same as last year, however the number two name, Charlie, and number three name, Rocky, both climbed one spot to round out the top three. Last year’s number two name “Buddy” fell to number four after holding the second spot for eight consecutive years.
For female puppies the new name on the list, Luna, which was identified as a “name to watch” after the release of last year’s list, jumped four spots to land at number nine on the list. The top three most popular female puppy names: Bella, Daisy and Lucy have all retained their spots atop the list. Bella has remained the most popular female puppy name since 2006, one year after the release of the first Twilight book, in which the main character’s name is Bella. The name Luna also made the leap into the top ten for the first time this year.
“Each year we review the most popular puppy names of the year in order to gauge how popular culture is changing how we name our pets,” said Dottie Normile, VMD, Chief Medical Officer of Vetstreet. “We can see drastic jumps in pet names that correspond to popular characters in TV shows, movies and novels. It is a fun exercise in tracking the changing tides of American culture.”
The top ten 2014 male puppy names are as follows:
The top ten 2014 female puppy names are as follows:
For male puppies, while there were notable changes in the top three this year, numbers 5,6,7,9 and 10 remained the same. Zeus jumped three places into the top ten this year, supplanting Jack and knocking the name off the list completely.
For female puppies the name Sadie edged out Molly for the fourth spot this year and Luna continues its rise into the top ten.
Vetstreet.com (www.vetstreet.com) is a site dedicated to connecting pet owners with the most trusted and authoritative pet health information, in addition to the best products, services and veterinary care to help keep their dogs and cats healthy. Launched in August 2011, vetstreet.com has quickly become one of the fastest-growing pet health websites. More than 2.5 million unique visitors viewed the site last month, according to Webtrends October 2014. Vetstreet.com’s articles are written, developed and reviewed by leading veterinarians, professional journalists and animal health experts, providing pet owners with the most accurate information and current advice on everything from finding the right puppy or kitten to dealing with serious medical conditions. In addition to information about the latest events, trends and product reviews, the site also features a vet directory. Vetstreet.com is a division of VCA Antech, Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF), publishers of HealthyPet magazine. Learn more at www.vetstreet.com.