What are the most popular dog names?

A pet insurance company reveals the 10 most popular dog names in 2022

A Welsh Corgi resting in sand

What are the most popular dog names in 2022? Pet insurance company Trupanion has answered this very question to mark this year’s National Dog Day, which is being celebrated annually on August 26th.

The most popular dog names in 2022

Surveying its database of more than 740,000 insured pets, Trupanion came up with the following ranking:

  1. Luna
  2. Charlie
  3. Bella
  4. Daisy
  5. Milo
  6. Lucy
  7. Cooper
  8. Bailey
  9. Teddy
  10. Max

What is the most popular dog name?

As seen in the list above, Luna is the most popular dog name in 2022, moving up a spot from 2021. Last year’s most popular dog name, Bella, is now in the third spot, while 2021’s third placer, Charlie, is now the second most popular pup moniker.

An Italian and Spanish given name of Latin origin, Luna means moon. In Roman mythology, Luna was the divine personification of the moon. Earth’s only natural satellite is also called Luna.

The name Luna has risen in popularity in recent years partly because of the Harry Potter character Luna Lovegood, which was played by Evanna Lynch and Kalinda Gray in the movies.

Top 10 most popular dog breeds for 2022

Aside from answering the question “What are the most popular dog names in 2022?”, Trupanion also unveiled this year’s top 10 most popular dog breeds:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Goldendoodle
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. French Bulldog
  5. Labradoodle
  6. German Shepherd
  7. Shih Tzu
  8. Chihuahua
  9. Yorkshire Terrier
  10. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

What is the most popular dog breed?

A Black Labrador Retriever resting in a field of grass
A black Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in 2022. It is also the most popular dog breed in 2021. According to American Kennel Club, Labrador Retriever is a sturdy, well-balanced medium-to-large dog that stands from 21.5 to 24.5 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 55 to 80 pounds. The breed’s dense, hard coat comes in yellow, black, and luscious chocolate.

Famously friendly, Labrador Retrievers are companionable housemates who bond with the whole family. Despite their easygoing personality, Labrador Retrievers also have high energy. To keep them physically and mentally fit, they require lots of exercises, like swimming and marathon.

The most dog-friendly cities in the US

In celebration of National Dog Day, lawncare services marketplace LawnStarter also unveiled the best cities for dog lovers in the United States.

To find out the most dog-friendly cities in the country, LawnStarter compared 174 U.S. cities using 24 different metrics. Grouped into six categories (Housing, Community, Care, Services, Businesses, and Affordability), these key indicators include share of dog-friendly rental properties, number of dog events, pet stores per square mile, dog sitters per 100,000 residents, dog-friendly restaurants per square mile, and average dog insurance premium, among many others.

After LawnStarter calculated the weighted scores for each city in each category and averaged the scores for each city across all categories, below are the places that emerged as the best American cities for dog lovers.

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Miami, Florida
  3. Las Vegas, Nevada
  4. San Diego, California
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Los Angeles, California
  7. Tampa, Florida
  8. Seattle, Washington
  9. Fort Collins, Colorado
  10. Portland, Oregon

What is the most dog-friendly city in the US?

Orlando is 2022’s most dog-friendly city in the U.S. Based on the results of LawnStarter’s study, Orlando has a high number of pet caretakers, boarding options, and pet stores. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the city is frequented by tourists with their four-legged furry pets in tow. Ironically, these tourists come to Orlando to meet Disney’s most popular dogs, Goofy and Pluto, only to drop off their own canine friends with pet sitters.

For more fun facts about LawnStarter’s ranking, check out the graphic art below:

Graphic art for LawnStarter's report on Best Cities for Dog Lovers in the US

Sources: Trupanion, LawnStarter
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