|By PR Newswire||
|December 4, 2013 12:16 PM EST||
YARDLEY, Pa., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bella and Max are repeat champions as America's most popular puppy names for 2013.
Vetstreet.com offers a top puppy name list each year (past lists can be found for both 2011 and 2012). As in previous years, vetstreet.com searched though Vetstreet's database of 925,000 puppies born since January 1 to compile a list of the most popular names.
For the full article on the top puppy names, go to vetstreet.com. The most popular monikers for 2013 are as follows:
Male Puppy Names:
Female Puppy Names:
While there was a bit of place-hopping, the top 10 most popular male puppy names stayed the same. In fact, the top five were exactly the same as last year, with Max at No. 1 and Buddy at No. 2 for the eighth straight year. Before Max took over in 2006, Buddy spent four years in the No. 1 spot, Charlie, Rocky and Cooper rounded out the top five.
The female puppies mixed things up a bit more. While Bella, Daisy, Lucy and Molly remained the top four for the eighth straight year, a new name entered the top five: Sadie. Lola, which had moved up steadily over the past decade and jumped three spots to land at No. 5 in 2012, actually dropped two places to No. 7.
While the top 10 doesn't yield too many surprises, we're noticing a few trends and have our eyes on a few rising stars.
Zoey is gaining popularity quickly, moving up from No. 33 10 years ago to No. 9 today.
And that isn't the only rising star in the top 50 names. Luna is the hottest female puppy name on the list, moving up from No. 84 a decade ago, and jumping five spots since only last year, to No. 13. Diesel, which landed at No. 13 this year, is the hottest male puppy name, climbing three spots since last year.
Vetstreet.com (www.vetstreet.com) is a site dedicated to connecting pet owners with the most trusted and authoritative pet health information, in addition to the best products, services and veterinary care to help keep their dogs and cats healthy. Launched in August 2011, vetstreet.com has quickly become one of the fastest-growing pet health websites. More than 2.7 million unique visitors viewed the site last month, according to Webtrends November 2013. Vetstreet.com's articles are written, developed and reviewed by leading veterinarians, professional journalists and animal health experts, providing pet owners with the most accurate information and current advice on everything from finding the right puppy or kitten to dealing with serious medical conditions. In addition to information about the latest events, trends and product reviews, the site also features a vet directory. Vetstreet.com is a division of VCA Antech, Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF), publishers of HealthyPet magazine. Learn more at www.vetstreet.com.