These are the most popular dog names of 2022 so far

We’re a nation of dog lovers, and the pandemic saw even more of a rise in demand for puppies during lockdown. Thanks to many of us still working from home (at least some of the time), our beloved pooches are getting to spend more time with us and pampered like never before. But if you’re looking to get a new four-legged member of the family, picking the perfect name for your dog can certainly be a challenge.

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Luckily, the Kennel Club Pet Insurance has just revealed the most popular dog names for 2022 so far, to help you make a choice.

The once-loved name Boris has ‘plummeted’ in popularity for dogs this year, according to the latest analytics. ‘After the 2019 December election the popularity of the name Boris for dogs soared, with 313 puppies named Boris in 2020 – according to Agria Pet Insurance, providers of Kennel Club Pet Insurance,’ the statement reads.

‘Rover has increased by 60 percent in a year as space-themed names make a comeback, in a return thought to be inspired by Nasa projects.’

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As with everything, it seems the pandemic has also influenced our name choices for dogs, with the names Captain and Tom becoming more popular.

‘Captain Tom Moore has secured a sentimental place in the nation’s heart with the names Captain and Tom rising in popularity,’ the statement reads. ‘There were over 1000 per cent more puppies named Captain and over 350 per cent more named Tom registered in 2021 compared to pre-pandemic.’

So which other names are dominating the puppy world?…

The most popular dog names for male puppies

  1. Teddy
  2. Milo
  3. Buddy
  4. Puppy
  5. Reggie
  6. Cooper
  7. Loki
  8. Max
  9. Charlie
  10. Bailey

The most popular dog names for female puppies

  1. Bella
  2. Willow
  3. Daisy
  4. Lola
  5. Ruby
  6. Poppy
  7. Rosie
  8. Mabel
  9. Bonnie
  10. Nala

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