In a state where approximately 30% of families proudly embrace the companionship of a four-legged friend, the doggy domain of New Jersey is ruled by two regal names: Bella and Luna.
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According to data from the American Pet Products Association, Bella claims the crown as the most popular dog name not only in the Garden State but across the United States. Luna, a celestial name with roots in Roman mythology and a prominent presence in the “Harry Potter” universe, takes a close second place nationwide.
Followed by Bella and Luna; Charlie, Max and Coco are the most common names not just in New Jersey but in America.
Breaking down the numbers, a study by U.S. News & World Report reveals that 5% of dogs in the United States are named Bella. Bella doesn’t just dominate the New Jersey scene; it reigns supreme as the top dog name in 37 states.
Luna, the enchanting name shared by a character in the “Harry Potter” series, captures the hearts of approximately 4% of dog owners nationwide. Luna claims the title of the most popular dog name in Massachusetts, showcasing its charm beyond the borders of New Jersey.
Honorable mentions in the U.S. include Daisy, Buddy, Lucy, Milo and Bailey.
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Delving into the world of these furry friends, it seems that pet owners draw inspiration from various sources. Names like Zeus, Loki, and Thor resurrect ancient deities and mythology as beloved companions. Others opt for a more culinary approach, with Pepper, Honey, Peanut, Cookie, and Oreo satisfying the appetite for creative dog names.