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Will the Top 10 Dog and Cat Names From 2009 Surprise You?

Could this be an extension of Twilight mania?! Hard to say for sure but, for the first time in years, Bella has replaced Max as the most popular dog name from 2009.

Like they've done in year's past, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) crunched numbers for all their insured pets — more than 475,000! — finding that Bella beat out the number two by over 400 dogs. (Note: Edward and Jacob are still nowhere to be found in the top 10.)

See the top 10 lists for both dogs and cats from 2009 when you


Most Popular Dog Names of 2008 Most Popular Cat Names of 2008
  1. Bella
  2. Max
  3. Bailey
  4. Lucy
  5. Molly
  6. Buddy
  7. Maggie
  8. Daisy
  9. Chloe
  10. Sophie
  1. Max
  2. Chloe
  3. Bella
  4. Oliver
  5. Tiger
  6. Smokey
  7. Tigger
  8. Lucy
  9. Shadow
  10. Angel

Source: Flickr User Yukari*

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Monique-Marie427757 Monique-Marie427757 7 years
I can honestly say that I have never named any of my animals any of the names above, so I guess I do not go with the popular crowd.
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
hahaha lizlee...too cute! my puppy is maya..not the most original, but its not on the list! woot!
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
frankfurter sinatra is the mst awesome name i have ever heard!
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
Happsmjc; I was thinking the same thing; I am glad I picked unique names - no offense to those who have used any of these names but I think they're boring and kind of unoriginal. My puppies Frankfurter Sinatra and Lolabelle love their unique names!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 7 years
It is! And I hope Patterson and our new kitten love each other like that very soon!! I love it! I'm also happy I do not have any of the top ten names for my pets!
Princess-Giggles Princess-Giggles 7 years
That is the cutest picture!!!
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