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Most Popular Pet Names of 2011

Holding tightly to the title of most popular name for dog lovers, "Bella" shot into the lead among feline fans for the first time in 2011. Although the "Twilight"-inspired moniker has reigned as top dog since 2009, "Bella" trumped "Max" in 2011 as the prime choice for cat owners.

Veterinary Pet Insurance Co., the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, sorted its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to determine last year's most popular pet names. To the right is the top 10 most common names for dogs and cats, as well as birds and exotic pets.


DogsCatsBirds and Exotics
1.BellaBellaCharlie
2.BaileyMaxMax
3.MaxChloeBaby
4.LucyOliverSunny
5.MollyLucyBuddy
6.BuddyShadowJack
7.DaisySmokeyAngel
8.MaggieTigerDaisy
9.CharlieCharlieBella
10.SophieTiggerCoco

Also check out: Most Popular Wacky Pet Names of 2011

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