Embrace Pet Insurance Reveals Top Dog and Cat Names of 2018

Cleveland, OH. (Dec. 19, 2018) - Embrace Pet Insurance released their list of 2018's top dog and cat names according to their database of over one million pet parents who quoted throughout the year. In addition to sharing the most popular pet names, longest/most outrageous pet names, and largest claims by name, the data also reveals that human names continue to trend into the new year.

According to a study shared by CBS News, the bond formed between a pet and their owner is similar to the one shared between a baby and his/her parent, so it's no surprise that pets are viewed as family members more than ever before. This has led to human names such as Bella, Lucy, and Charlie becoming more popular amongst both dogs and cats.

2018 Cat Data

Top 10 Female Cat Names:

  1. Luna

  2. Bella

  3. Lucy

  4. Kitty

  5. Chloe

  6. Lilly

  7. Nala

  8. Mia

  9. Lola

  10. Sophie

Top 10 Male Cat Names:

  1. Oliver

  2. Leo

  3. Milo

  4. Max

  5. Charlie

  6. Simba

  7. Jack

  8. Tyler

  9. Loki

  10. Buddy

Embrace also took a look at vet bills for pets with these names to see who was costing their pet parents the most. Of the most popular female cat names from 2018, Embrace claims data showed that felines named Chloe had the most claims submitted at more than $43,700. However, the single-most expensive diagnosis for a female cat from Embrace's full 2018 most popular cat name list came from a 9-year-old Abyssinian named Sophie. Her claims for a brain abscess totaled $7,824, and Embrace reimbursed $6,259. The most expensive male cat claim came from a six-year-old Himalayan named Max for lymphadenopathy that totaled $7,270 (Embrace reimbursed $5,000).

Cat lovers are no strangers to elaborate cat names either. A few of the wackiest names Embrace found amongst this year's cat quotes include:

  • Tiny Toes Purrocious Thunderpaws The Stupid

  • Furiosa Conqueror of Purry Road

  • Nigel Nugget Thornberry III PHD in Anthropology

  • Captain Nubs Mackenzie Feline Space Pirate

  • Queen Wilhelmina Elsa Of Windsor

2018 Dog Data

Top 10 Female Dog Names:

  1. Bella

  2. Luna

  3. Lucy

  4. Daisy

  5. Lola

  6. Molly

  7. Sadie

  8. Chloe

  9. Coco

  10. Bailey

Top 10 Male Dog Names:

  1. Max

  2. Charlie

  3. Buddy

  4. Cooper

  5. Rocky

  6. Bear

  7. Milo

  8. Duke

  9. Zeus

  10. Toby

Of the most popular female dog names from 2018, pups named Bella claimed the most by a landslide with $637,224 in claims. In the male dog category, Charlies claimed the most with more than $456,600 in claims. Second place was Coopers with $374,145 and third were Maxs with $359,984.

Embrace found that dog pet parents aren't afraid to step outside the box when naming their pups. A few of the quirkiest dog names include:

  • Claymores King Henry Ruler of The Buckeye State

  • Lady Sprinkles Duchess of York

  • Princess Truffles Von Yum Yums

  • Alpha Byte Von Fluffenstein

  • Beauregard The Magnificent Jedi

Whether pet parents choose to name pets after a great grandfather or something from a dream, protecting them from unexpected accidents and illnesses is top priority. Embrace Pet Insurance can help.

To learn more, visit www.EmbracePetInsurance.com.

About Embrace Pet Insurance

Embrace Pet Insurance is a top-rated pet health insurance provider for dogs and cats in the United States. Embrace offers one simple yet comprehensive accident and illness insurance plan that is underwritten by American Modern Insurance Group, Inc. In addition to insurance, Embrace offers Wellness Rewards, an optional preventative care product that is unique to the industry. Wellness Rewards reimburses for routine veterinary visits, grooming, vaccinations, training, and much more with no itemized limitations. Embrace is a proud member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) and continues to innovate and improve the pet insurance experience for pet parents across the country. For more information about Embrace Pet Insurance, visit EmbracePetInsurance.com or call (800) 660-3817.