Most Popular Names for Cats and Dogs Revealed

The most popular names for cats and dogs throughout 2016 have been revealed by the RSPCA. More than 1,200 people were surveyed and the results showed the same names are as popular now as they were six years ago.

In 2016, Ben or Benjamin was the most popular name for a male dog – with Max and Alfie second and third place. Poppy was the most popular name for a bitch, followed by Daisy and Maisie. Last year, the most popular name for male cats was Bob, followed by Charlie and Smokey. Bella was the most popular name for female felines, with Molly second and Jess third.