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Most Popular Dog Names Of 2019 Influenced By ‘Love Island’ And The Royals

Most Popular Dog Names Of 2019 Influenced By ‘Love Island’ And The Royals

We like to think we're original when it comes to naming our pet dogs, but try as we might, it seems our super unique ideas are actually far from it.

Rover.com - the world's largest network of five star pet sitters and dog walkers - quizzed over two million pet owners worldwide to come up with the most popular dog names out there, and also identify the trends swaying our choices.

The research found that Bella, Poppy and Alfie are the most popular dog names in the UK, with Lola, Max and Charlie following afterwards, and Luna, Teddy and Buddy round off the top 10.

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Theres a reason your dog's name is so popular (Credit: Unsplash)
Theres a reason your dog's name is so popular (Credit: Unsplash)

But further still, it also showed where some of these names may have come from.

It shouldn't be a surprise that Poppy and Alfie top the list, for instance, seeing as 'old fashioned' names are having a resurgence in the animal kingdom.

Yep, despite losing popularity with humans, Gertrude has risen in popularity by 300 per cent, while Malcolm (150 per cent) and Clive (100 per cent) aren't far behind.

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The royals have also had an input, with names like Queen seeing a 44 per cent global increase, and, as expected, Archie growing more popular too, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son likely being responsible for 39 per cent more dogs being given the same title.

Prince Archie has sparked a surge of new dog names (Credit: PA)
Prince Archie has sparked a surge of new dog names (Credit: PA)

Plus, popular culture has come into play, encouraging us to name our pooches after Love Island characters and A-list celebs, too.

After the latest series of the ITV dating show, names like Anna saw a huge 450 per cent increase, while Anton saw a 200 rise in popularity and India soared 180 per cent. (What about Ovie, tbh?!)

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Did Anton inspire your dog's name? (Credit: ITV)
Did Anton inspire your dog's name? (Credit: ITV)

Hustlers star J.Lo increased 800 per cent in popularity globally, probably as a result of the Oscar-tipped film, while Madonna also increased in popularity among 50 per cent among pups.

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The Kardashian Klan triggered more doggy names, too. As is every year, Kim was the most popular of all her sisters, followed by Kylie, Khloe, Rob and Kris.

Meanwhile, Kendall and Kourtney fail to make this A-list. Awks.

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And even their kids are even having an impact. The name Dream has risen in popularity by 200 per cent in the UK, while Stormi rose 387 per cent globally. They are the ultimate kid-fluencers, after all.

Stormi is already making an impact (Credit: Instagram/Kylie Jenner)
Stormi is already making an impact (Credit: Instagram/Kylie Jenner)
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Beyond celebs, popular films and TV shows have also rubbed off on doggy naming. Nala has risen 30 per cent in popularity, while Simba has increased by 19 per cent since The Lion King hit cinemas.

Meanwhile, Elsa and Anna have both trended upwards too, since the second Frozen movie arrived on screens.

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As a nation of food and drink lovers, it's unsurprising that Prosecco only continues to rise in popularity, with 200 per cent more doggies being named after the bubbly tipple.

Champagne (67 per cent) and Gin (47 per cent) aren't far behind, while delicious treats like Waffle (136 per cent) Oreo (40 per cent) are all being used as dog names too.

We're all naming our dogs Prosecco due to our love of fizz (Credit: Unsplash)
We're all naming our dogs Prosecco due to our love of fizz (Credit: Unsplash)

Believe it or not, dogs aren't just being named after sugary treats. The more health conscious among us are now rushing to name their dogs after their favourite fruit and veg. Yes, really.

Celery has surged by 300 per cent this year (why?!) while Kale and Chia have followed suit, with 59 per cent and 48 per cent increases, respectively.

Kate Jaffe, Trend Expert for Rover commented: "Dogs are considered fully-fledged members of the family by nine out of ten pet parents in the UK, so choosing a name for our canines can be as difficult as it is for our children.

"Our dogs and the names we give them are part of our self-expression, which is why we see such strong influence from the things that Brits love - everything from favourite foods to small screen stars."

Well, here we were thinking our dog's name was pretty unique.

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Dog, Life News, Tasty Food, Tasty Drink, News, Pets, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Love Island, Animals, Royals

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