Max, Jake, Buddy, Jack and Cody are the five most popular names for male dogs in the English-speaking world as of 2016, according to PsychologyToday.com. The same article identifies Rover, Fido and Lassie as traditionally well-known dog names; however, they do not appear in the top 50 most popular names. Famous fictional dog names such as Snoopy, Marley and Beethoven also do not appear in the list.
Popular names for female dogs include Molly, Bella, Daisy, Maggie and Lucy. In 2012, the most popular names for male kittens were Max, Oliver, Tiger, Simba and Charlie, according to VetStreet.com. The five most popular names for female kittens were Bella, Kitty, Lucy, Chloe and Luna. Kitty, Tiger and Smoky are three well-known cat names that have traditionally been popular.
Max, Jake and Buddy are popular names for dogs around the English-speaking world. The names are popular in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. The same is true for female dogs named Molly, Bella and Maggie.
Katniss, Loki and Thor are gaining popularity among cat owners, possibly because of "The Hunger Games" and "The Avengers" movie series. Several U.S. presidents have picked popular names for their dogs over the years; Barack Obama's dog, Bo, has the 35th most popular name in the world as of 2016.