The Most Popular Pet Names Over the Past 100+ Years

The results are in: The name 'Princess' was the most popular pet name in the United States over the past 115 years! 

Hey pet parents, if you've been trying to find the perfect name for your new pet, we have some good news: you can look no further than the name Princess.

According to the folks over at FirstVet, a newly-launched video consultation platform for pets, and Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, the nation's (and the world's) oldest pet final resting place, the name 'Princess' is the most popular pet name in the last 115 years — yes, you heard that right, that's OVER A CENTURY!

This result came after running through the 25,000 pet names of the four-legged furry best friends buried at Hartsdale since 1905. This, of course, covers both dog and cat names. However, it is stated that 'Princess' also ranks as the most popular dog name within the past 115 years.

Popular Pet Names of Last 115 Years

Here are just a few other highlights the press release tells us about the most popular pet names over the past decade and a little more:

The most popular names chosen by dog owners by decade.

? 1930s: Queenie
? 1940s: Tippy
? 1950s: Sandy
? 1960s: Lady
? 1970s: Brandy
? 1980s to 2000s: Max

The most popular monikers chosen by cat owners by decade.

? 1960s: Cindy
? 1970s: Ginger
? 1980s: Tiger
? 1990s & 2000s: Smokey

We would also like to thank the folks at FirstVet and Hartsdale Pet Cemetery for sending along this info!

What are the Most Popular Pet Names Today?

Here are the most popular pet names, according to the web. tells us that these are today's most popular names for new dogs in the U.S.

Top 10 male dog names.

1. Max
2. Charlie
3. Cooper
4. Buddy
5. Milo
6. Bear
7. Rocky
8. Duke
9. Tucker
10. Jack

Top 10 female dog names.

1. Bella
2. Luna
3. Lucy
4. Daisy
5. Lola
6. Sadie
7. Molly
8. Bailey
9. Stella
10. Maggie

So, whether you are more into human names (like Oliver!) or Disney and Pop Culture-inspired names for your pup or kitty (we like Simba and Nala!), as the perfect pet owners, be sure to pick out a great fur-baby name because, quite truthfully, Fido and Fluffy are kinda boring. And remember, you can always go for a classic like Princess, because that one never gets old!

What is the your fur-baby's name? Share them on our Wide Open Pets Facebook page!

This article was originally published February 2, 2021.

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