Popular Pet Names Mirror Pop Culture

Survey finds that owners name cats and dogs after characters, luxury labels.

Posted: May 7, 2008 2 a.m. EDT

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More pet owners are giving their pet a name that is reflective of pop culture, according to a new survey by pet insurance provider PetFirst Healthcare. Popular pet names included characters from cartoons, sitcoms and movies, as well as brand names of everyday products to luxury labels.

Top 20 Brand-name Pets

1. Bentley
2. Roxy
3. Hershey
4. Guinness
5. Remington
6. Comet
7. Lexus
8. Chanel
9. Corona
10. Pepsi
11. Avery
12. Chiquita
13. Mercedes
14. Oreo
15. Beemer
16. Jack Daniel
17. Porsche
18. Monte Carlo
19. Snickers
20. Ajax

Top 20 Character Pet Names

1. Lady
2. Jasmine
3. Mickey
4. Heidi
5. Minnie
6. Rambo
7. Hercules
8. Xena
9. Bambi
10. Merlin
11. Pebbles
12. Bam Bam
13. Tinkerbell
14. Willow
15. Zeus
16. Casper
17. Garfield
18. Taz
19. Cinderella
20. Shiloh

Other popular names included Captain Morgan, Harley Davidson, Mr. Big (“Sex and the City”) and Yoda and Princess Leia (“Star Wars”).

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Samantha    Mission, BC

2/28/2012 11:49:32 AM

Interesting names.

Sophia    Sellersville, PA

6/24/2009 8:21:09 AM

My cat Velcro is named after Velcro because when you hold him, his fur sticks to you like Velcro sticks together. Marlin, my other baby, was named after Nemo's dad in the movie Finding Nemo.

brie    ic, IA

5/8/2008 7:23:47 PM


Michelle    Henry, TN

5/8/2008 10:31:18 AM

I like this list...but I don't see Puss -n- Boots on the list..mol

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