Most Popular & Interesting Pet Names of 2016


What do Zac Efron, Uggboot and Princess Marshmallow have in common? 

…they’re all some of the interesting names chosen this year by Aussies for their cats and dogs based on over 30,000 pet tags purchased from Bow Wow Meow this year!

Check out the top names for males and females and our pick of some of the cutest and quirkiest names of the year.

Top dog names in 2016

Girl Boy
1 Bella Charlie
2 Ruby Buddy
3 Molly Max
4 Lucy Archie
5 Coco Oscar
6 Rosie Toby
7 Daisy Bailey
8 Lola Frankie
9 Tilly Ollie
10 Bonnie Jack



Top cat names in 2016

Girl Boy
1 Cleo Charlie
2 Bella Oscar
3 Luna Leo
4 Molly Max
5 Coco Ollie
6 Lily Milo
7 Daisy Toby
8 Lucy Jasper
9 Lulu Shadow
10 Millie Simba


Some of the most interesting cat names of 2016

  • Mr Darcy Pumpkin
  • Toothless
  • Burger
  • Gidget
  • Kanye
  • Laksa
  • Lord Darth Vader
  • Marakesh
  • Mr Jinx
  • Mr Schnitzel
  • Princess Marshmallow
  • Qantas


Some of the most interesting dog names of 2016

  • Peanut butter
  • Teddy bear biscuit
  • Albert Pamplemousse
  • Apricot Strudel
  • Baron Von Thumper
  • Basil Fawlty
  • Kransky
  • Roxy RottenBottom
  • Sir Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Telly-Beyoncé
  • Toffee Towers
  • Tonks the Beautiful Lady
  • Uggboot
  • Zac Efron

Bow Wow Meow have a handy Pet Name Finder at http://www.bowwow.com.au/ too for those having trouble picking a name for their new pet!

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