The Most Popular Dog Names Have Been Revealed…and Boris Lost the Top Spot

More ruff news for Boris! Fewer people are naming their dogs after the Prime Minister – while Chanel is also out of favor

  • Boris Johnson’s name given to 313 puppies in 2020, but only 123 in 2021
  • The PM’s first name gained popularity after becoming MP for Uxbridge in 2015
  • But the number of canine Boris has dwindled since the start of the pandemic, in a list revealed by pet insurer Agria, which found Covid-themed names entering the charts










A list of the most popular puppy names has revealed that the number of dogs named after Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declined since the pandemic.

There were 313 puppies named after him in 2020, the year after the general election, but in 2021 it was recorded that there were only 123 dogs named Boris.

Pet insurer Agria conducted research into the most popular names for puppies to find that Covid-themed names for our furry friends had become a regular occurrence.

While the 2020 Covids and Coronas have now fallen out of favor, there are a few Pfizers and Zenecas barking at the 2021 list.

A list of the most popular puppy names has revealed that the number of dogs with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s name has dropped since the pandemic, from 313 in 2020 to 123 in 2021 (pictured walking his dog Dylin in central London )

Britain’s favorite puppy names have remained constant over the past five years, with Bella, Willow, Daisy and Lola taking the top spots for female dogs.

Teddy, Milo, Buddy and Reggie stayed on top for the males.

Also on the list of the most popular names for puppies in 2021 were fashion houses and space-themed names.

Thought to be inspired by NASA landers, there has been a 60% increase in dogs named Rover.

Female puppies are often named after fashion houses, with Chanel being the most popular luxury brand for several years.

Top Male Puppy Names in 2021

  1. teddy
  2. Milo
  3. boyfriend
  4. Puppy
  5. Reggie
  6. Cooper
  7. Loki
  8. Max
  9. Charly
  10. Bailey

Top female puppy names in 2021

  1. bella
  2. willow
  3. Daisy
  4. Lola
  5. Ruby
  6. Poppy
  7. Pink
  8. My beauty
  9. bonny
  10. Nala

But last year 48 dogs were named Fendi, a jump after none were listed in 2020.

Chanel has fallen in popularity as a puppy name, dropping from number 28 in 2020 to none last year.

Agria Marketing Manager Tom Vaughan said: “It is fascinating to see how animal names change every year and the impact that popular culture and everyday life can have on the names we give our animals. pets.

“As we often see with baby names, there will always be some big ‘classic’ names that pop up on the list, but the pandemic seems to have had a big part to play in this very important decision over the last few years – as we can see not only with virus- or vaccination-themed names, but also through people who have made a lasting impression on society.

The female names that suffered the biggest drop in numbers were Roxi, Libby and Peach, with male names Spike, Nacho and Alan also losing a lot of popularity.

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