Proper Charlies: guess the top names for cats and dogs


It’s been a good year for pets in Australian apartments. NCAT has started bouncing unfair anti-pet by-laws in NSW and tenants with pets can’t be unreasonably refused in Victoria, if they have the landlord’s permission.

So it’s very timely that our friends at Pet Insurance Australia have just released their 2018  list of the 10 most popular names for cats and dogs top 10 popular pet names.  There are some new  with some new additions to the list, calculated from the names of approximately 150,000 pets, right across Australia, who were newly insured in the last 12 months.  And there a re few unusual names too.

“This is a great time of year to celebrate our fantastic pet names,” says Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia. “There were certainly some new names that made the list, including Willow and Cooper.”



  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Ruby
  4. Molly
  5. Coco
  6. Daisy
  7. Lucy
  8. Rosie
  9. Lola
  10. Poppy


  1. Charlie
  2. Max
  3. Archie
  4. Buddy
  5. Ollie
  6. Milo
  7. Oscar
  8. Bailey
  9. Alfie
  10. Cooper


  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Coco
  4. Molly
  5. Lilly
  6. Cleo
  7. Mia
  8. Willow
  9. Lucy
  10. Lola


  1. Charlie
  2. Simba
  3. Oscar
  4. Max
  5. Milo
  6. Leo
  7. Jasper
  8. George
  9. Archie
  10. Tigger

Unusual names that are new this year include Kiki, Narla, Arschar, Arya, Babushka, Moxi, Cheeky and Porkchop.


“Of course, let’s not forget some Disney favourites including, Simba, who actually made the top 10 this year,” Crighton says. “Other names include; Maleficent, Bambi and Tinkerbell.”

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