To all the human parents of Charlie, Bella and Luna, you did it! You picked three of the most popular names in the country for your pooch. U.S. News & World Report just released the results of data they analyzed to determine the most popular pup names in the country. Sounds good, but what about us? These are the most popular dog names in every New England state, below.
Did you know that some 69 million households in the United States have a dog? That is according to the American Pet Products Association, as reported by U.S. News & World Report. Picking a pet name can be as challenging as choosing a name for your human baby! The new publication Reports’ 360 Reviews discovered the top dog names after analyzing “811,798 data points from a third-party pet insurance industry partner in September and October of 2023. The 800,000+ data points analyzed included dog names and state residence, which was filtered by state and ranked to show the most popular dog names in each state.”
Long gone are the days were Fido, Lucky and Rover ruled the streets. Those dog names didn’t even scratch the top 100 list. Apparently, this year, we Americans are huge fans of “name references from books in modern pop culture and ancient mythology.”
The #1 Dog Name in America
Bella is the top dog name in 37 states, in addition to the District of Columbia, according to the findings. More interesting fun facts: Food-related names showed up quite a bit. The most popular in this category are: Oreo, Pepper, Peanut, Cookie and Honey. Do you think “Chowder” ranked high in New England? Probably not.
So, let’s get to the New England States. I’ll break down each state, in alphabetical order and the top 5 dog names in each state, below. There will be some cross-over, of course. But, there will aslo be some unique to each state.