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Australia’s most popular pet names for 2021 are revealed as Archie and Luna

Australia’s top pet names for 2021 are revealed – with major inspiration from celebrity babies and Prince Harry’s son

  • Australia’s top-trending dog and cat names have been revealed for 2021
  • Research shows classics like Luna and Archie are still hot favourites for pets
  • Human girls’ names such as Daisy, Bella and Ruby were popular for females 


Celebrity kids and the British royal family inspired Australia’s most popular pet names in 2021, new research reveals.

A study by Pet Insurance Australia has unearthed the top-trending names for dogs and cats, with Archie – the name of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s two-year-old son – taking the top spot as the most used name for male fur babies.

Luna – the name of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s five-year-old daughter – topped the list for females in both cat and dog categories, followed by a flood of human girls’ names including Daisy, Bella, Molly and Ruby.

Milo, Teddy and Charlie came high on the list for male dogs, while Simba, Leo and Loki were popular for male cats.

A study by Pet Insurance Australia has unearthed the top-trending names for dogs and cats, with Archie taking the top spot as the most used name for male fur babies

Top-trending girl dogs

1. Luna

2. Daisy

3. Bella

4. Coco

5. Molly

6. Ruby

7. Frankie

8. Lola

9. Willow

10. Nala

Top-trending boy dogs

1. Archie

2. Milo

3. Teddy

4. Charlie

5. Alfie

6. Leo

7. Ollie

8. Buddy

9. Max

10. Loki

Making their second appearance in the top 10 after debuting in 2020 was Nala for female cats. 

Many names made their second appearance in the top 10 after debuting on the list in 2020.

Disney-inspired Nala took fourth position for female cats, while snack-inspired Oreo came tenth for males.

To help you choose a name for your pet that you won’t regret, Pet Insurance Australia spokesperson, Nadia Crighton, shared tips for getting it right first time round. 

Top-trending girl cats 

1. Luna

2. Coco

3. Bella

4. Nala

5. Mia

6. Willow

7. Lola

8. Lucy

9. Lily

10. Misty

Top-trending boy cats 

1. Simba

2. Leo

3. Loki

4. Milo

5. Charlie

6. Ollie

7. Louis

8. Winston

9. Mochi

10. Oreo

Pet Insurance Australia spokesperson Nadia Crighton says it's important to consider how a name 'carries' when you call it out, before bestowing it on your pet (stock image)

Pet Insurance Australia spokesperson Nadia Crighton says it’s important to consider how a name ‘carries’ when you call it out, before bestowing it on your pet (stock image)

Ms Crighton said it’s important to consider whether the name ‘carries well’ when you call it out.

She said two-syllable names work best for pets because they are easiest for them to hear.

Ms Crighton recommends having a few potential names ready before you get your fur baby, and trialling them out for the first few days to see what suits.

She said it’s worth thinking about what kind of name will continue to suit your pet as they grow older.

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