Most Popular Dog Names List 2014

While there is no database of most popular guinea pig names the human made me look into the most popular puppy names of 2014, because someone keeps track of that. I guess it is interesting. Maybe there are some correlations between popular puppy and guinea pig names? analyzed its database of puppy names for dogs born January 1st 2014 and beyond that were entered into their website to come up with a list of the most popular names. This could be surprisingly comprehensive, especially if you have run into lots of young dogs with these names this year, and is based on 969,517 dogs. That is a large cross section of puppies!


Most popular female dog names:
1. Bella
2. Daisy
3. Lucy
4. Sadie
5. Molly
6. Lola
7. Sophie
8. Zoey
9. Luna
10. Chloe

Interestingly, since the site started to share this analysis publicly in 2011 Daisy and Lucy have retained the same spots as #2 and #3. Coincidence? Maybe. My human says other humans can be easily influenced. I also just think these names are very pretty. They are also short and easy to yell. Bella, the most popular name on the other hand, has held this spot since 2006 probably due to the 2005 release of the first Twilight book with its main character Bella Swan.


Most popular male dog names:
1. Max
2. Charlie
3. Rocky
4. Buddy
5. Cooper
6. Duke
7. Bear
8. Zeus
9. Bentley
10. Toby

Max has been the most popular male name for 9 years. Buddy has changed spots a few times, being number one from 2004 – 2005, then #2 for 8 years, and is now #4. I enjoy how the male names tend to vary a bit more than the female names which seem to correlate with popular human baby names.


Just for fun, the human wanted me to also look at the top human baby names of 2014 (from


Top baby girl names:
1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Ava
5. Isabella
6. Mia
7. Zoe
8. Lily
9. Emily
10. Madelyn

Focusing on the puppy list – but comparing between humans and dogs – both share Bella, Sophia, and Zoe (with differences in spelling and long vs. short form) somewhere in the top 10. Lucy (while #3 for puppies) is #54 on the list of baby girl names, Sadie (#4) is #62, and Chloe (#10) just missed the top 10 being #12. Molly (#5), Lola (#6), and Luna (#9) did not make it into the top 100 girl names for 2014 so there are only rankings on each for 2013. Molly was #102, Lola #214, and Luna #185. But Molly and Luna rank higher in the babycenter specific population of babies than they do overall so there is a chance those names are increasing in popularity.

My human knows a Luna born this year. I guess the most popular female names work well for both dogs and people. The human prefers to make pet names unique, something she would never name her own human offspring. She says this is to make a clear distinction when calling out for an animal in a public place, and because she couldn’t a kid something she had already named one of her animals. Fair enough…

Male names on the other hand are vastly different between dogs and people.


Top male baby names in 2014:
1. Jackson
2. Aiden
3. Liam
4. Lucas
5. Noah
6. Mason
7. Ethan
8. Caden
9. Jacob
10. Logan

Comparing the two lists, none of the top puppy names are on the human list. Are there simply greater choices in boy names?

Max (#1 for male puppies) is #54 on the top 100 baby boy names. Charlie (#2) is #62 and Cooper (#5) is #73. Toby (#10) is #550 for 2013, with no information yet being avaialbe for 2014 because it didn’t make the top 100 names. Rocky (#3), Buddy (#4), and Bentley (#9) barely made the top 1000 names in 2013. If you search Buddy in the social security online (SSO) tool for baby name popularity it states that it has not broken into the top 1000 names in the 14 years of data they go through for social security cards issued. Searching Bentley on SSO on the other hand suggests the name was #81 in popularity from their data. Duke (#6) was somewhere in the 700s in 2013. Bear (#7) is not ranked at all. It would be an odd human name, a popular nick name but not an actual name. Zeus (#8) seems to be in use as a baby name but is not in the top 1000 names on babycenter or SSO.

Of course, there are plenty of unique and awesome names apart from the top 10 lists. Do any of your dogs share these names? Any of your other pets?

– Fizz

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Puppies VS Babies

Animal Planet is having an online photo contest featuring your photos of puppies and babies with a chance to win $5,000!  The contest is currently open for picture submissions, and online voting will begin Saturday October 22.

The rules for the contest are at

Here are the steps they list to enter the contest:

1. Find (or take) a picture to submit of a puppy or baby no more than 18 months old at the time the picture is taken. This means you can submit pictures take a number of years ago. The complete rules for what pictures are eligible for entry can be found here.

2. Submit the photo with your information (and a bit about the subject in the picture) on the contests main page.

3. Vote on October 22 – the votes will determine a top baby and a top puppy to compete in the championship round.

The baby and puppy that make it that far will get $5000!

I wish that I had pictures of one of the two to enter, but I have only ever had one puppy and he hated having his picture taken. I look forward to seeing all the pictures – and to see which make it to the final round.

Baby Okapi

A female Okapi calf, currently unnamed, was born at the Brookfield Zoo:

Pictures from The Daily What

Okapi come from the rain forest in Central Africa. They are the only living relative of the giraffe, even though they have zebra like stripes. Like a giraffe they have long, dark, prehensile tongues. They have very acute hearing and are very wary of humans. The species was not discovered by scientists until the 1900s because of the okapi’s ability to avoid humans. While not endangered, it is only believed that around 25,000 okapis currently live in the wild.

The San Diego Zoo has more information in their article about the Okapi.

Picture from Eli Greenbaum

ZooBorns is a website full of the most adorable baby animal pictures.

Here are some examples of what you will find on the site:

Baby Leopard

Baby Seal

Baby Aardvark

Baby Tapir

The good news is that  now the adorable babies are available in a couple of books!

Zooborns — $9.99 on

Children’s version ZooBorns! Zoo Babies from Around the World — $9.35 at

Plus, 10% of all the revenues from the books will be donated to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conservation Endowment Fund. So supporting the books is a worthy cause and it allows you to view this adorable babies every day!

I hope that you guys check out the zooborn’s website!

Baby Anteater

At Discovery Cove in Orlando Florida a baby lesser anteater was born a few days ago!

The little boy is so cute!

Here he is with his mom:

And another adorable shot:

The lesser anteater is also known as the tamandua, and is native in South America and Mexico.

I Think This is Kind of Cute…

Since this blog is about cute things, I decided that I would post about this commercial. Babies are adorable…but babies on roller skates? I am not sure if this is cute or creepy, especially because it is a commercial for water. But I must admit the ad is amazing. And there are 96 computer animated babies in the ad!