Hit The Road Jack! Top 10 Pet Names 2017

Hit The Road Jack! Top 10 Pet Names 2017

So, it appears both myself, and my son, Maxwell, have hit the big time. We’ve both secured prime spots on the Top 10 Pet Names 2017 hot list! Yep, it’s raining cats and dogs, and we’re on both lists.

I’m not sure how I feel about this, given I was sure I was the only ‘Franki’ in existence during my childhood. I kind of liked the uniqueness of my name!

It’ll certainly make for some interesting park chat no doubt, when both myself and my son, Maxwell, here our names called across the green before being run down by the influx of four legged ‘Frankie and Max’ friends.

So who else made the Top 10 Pet Names 2017? Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia, who announced the list, says there’s a few more surprises, too. “A lot of names have changed this year, with the top spot being claimed by a name that didn’t even make the chart last year!” explains Nadia.

Here it is.

Top 10 Dog Names 2017

  1. Luna
  2. Charlie
  3. Bella
  4. Ruby
  5. Max
  6. Archie
  7. Coco
  8. Frankie
  9. Bailey
  10. Molly

Top 10 Cat Names 2017

  1. Luna
  2. Coco
  3. Leo
  4. Bella
  5. Charlie
  6. Simba
  7. Milo
  8. Max
  9. Tilly
  10. Frankie
  11. Loki
  12. Lulu
  13. Oreo

Throw the dog a bone and it will come back to you…

Everything old is new again, even in the world of furry friends.

“It’s wonderful to see so many new names making the list, and some old-school names like Frankie and Archie making a comeback,” Nadia says. “Alongside our regulars like Charlie, Bella and Ruby.”

Barking Mad

And if you can’t live out your real life favourite TV drama, name your pets after your favourite characters.

“Pet Insurance Australia also noted an increase in names from famous TV Shows,” explains Nadia. “The hit show Game of Thrones has certainly made an impact on the name front with many pet owners choosing names for their pets from the show.”

Loki which ranked number 11 on the feline list is also from the top show Vikings.

Whiskers and Spot: Great naming advice

“If you are expecting new pup or kitten for the festive season, Pet Insurance Australia has some great advice when it comes to naming your beloved pet,” says Nadia. “First, take your time and choose a sensible name that is going to stand the test of time. For dogs, it’s a good idea to see how the name carries when called.”

“Also, having a couple of names on hand is also a good plan, then you can choose which best fits your new family member when they arrive home.”


Dogs – Woof!

  1. Bella
  2. Charlie
  3. Max
  4. Ruby
  5. Molly
  6. Coco
  7. Buddy
  8. Lucy
  9. Archie
  10. Daisy

Cats – Meow!

  1. Bella
  2. Charlie
  3. Coco
  4. Luna
  5. Tiger
  6. Oscar
  7. Simba
  8. Milo
  9. Missy
  10. Leo

This article was first published on FRANKIxo.com. Image: Supplied by Pet Insurance Australia


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