Ireland’s Top 10 Puppy Names 2023

Ireland’s Top 10 Puppy Names 2023

And for the second year running, the most popular puppy name is…


Top 10 Puppy Names

The Irish owned pet-retailer has surveyed over 1,600 pet-parents in Ireland as part of its annual Puppy of the Year competition. The survey has unveiled that across the nation, the top-ten most popular names for man’s best friend are:

  1. Bailey
  2. Luna
  3. Teddy
  4. Milo
  5. Rosie
  6. Bruno
  7. Cooper
  8. Ruby
  9. Bella
  10. Max

Bailey takes the top spot away from last year’s Luna, who dropped to second. Teddy remains a consistent third, with new appearances from Milo, Rosie, Bruno, Ruby, and Max!

What Were the Less Common Puppy Names?

Whilst the list of entrants included the popular Nalas, Milos and Daisys, the poll showed a rising trend for names as Gaeilge with interesting Irish names like Éire, Lúnnagh, Fíbí, Cú Chulainn, Croía, Oráiste, Féirín, Óige, Taibhse, Samhain, Báinne, and Bó.

There were also many food inspired names that are sure to make you hungry, such as Donut, Biscuit, Toffee, Pepper, Fudge, Peanut, Strudel, Cookie, Muffin, Popcorn, Basil, Sushi, Mocha, Oreo, Coffee, Cheddar, Cupcake, Pickles, Pumpkin, Honey, Hersheys, and Taco!

Lots of puppies were named after popular fictional characters, especially those who were trending in 2023 like Wednesday and Barbie. There were also Groot, (Guardians of the Galaxy), Loki, Thor, Pepper Potts (Marvel), Remus, Hermione, Draco, Albus, Dobby (Harry Potter), Simba, Nala, Bambi, Mowgli, Dory (Disney), Leia, (Star Wars) Elmo, (Sesame Street) Apollo Creed (Rocky), Harley Quinn (Batman) Khaleesi, Joffrey, Sansa (Game of Thrones), Bowser (Super Mario), and even Nancy Drew!

Many of the country’s new four-legged friends are named after celebrities, such as Toto Wolff, Bowie, Bruno Mars, Elvis, Axl, Joey Montana, Tyson, Swayze, Snoop Dogg, and Gigi.

Pet parents also gave a nod to famous brands, such as Prada, Pepsi, Nando, and Rolo.

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