What is your dog’s name and how did you came up with his/her name?
Do you know that in 2019, at least one in five dogs are named after a movie character which the most popular inspirations coming from Marvel and DC Comics? Celebrities, superheroes, movie characters, trending food are all sources of inspirations for pet names. If you can’t be a superstar or superhero, the next best thing is to name your fur baby after one.
Let’s read on and find out if your prediction matches what is widely predicted to be very popular in 2020.
*Do note that names are not listed in any order*
Among the top 10 most popular dog names for the past two years, Charlie is expected to remain within the top 10 due to the release of the long-awaited Charlies’ Angels late last year.
Charlie is an English origin name which means free man and this name is best suited for dogs who are eager to please and at the same time, outgoing.
Any Marvel fan will be able to tell you that Loki is one of the most popular character created by Marvel Comics. Loki represents a trickster god as it is based on the Norse god of chaos and lies.
Another inspiration from Superhero films, Harley is derived from the DC Comics’ character Harley Quinn trended in 2019 and is expected to continue trending as Birds of Prey movie film will be released in February 2020.
“Do you want to build a snowman?” Does anyone not know Elsa from Frozen movie series?
Elsa was among the top 100 dog names in 2019 with 2% of dogs having the same name. In view that Frozen 2 was released in November last year, this name is predicted to move up the ranks in this year.
Another familiar name from 2019, Bella is consistently popular and was initially inspired by the movie series Twilight Series which was first released in 2008.
Bella is related to the Latin and Italian word for beautiful and in French, Belle also means beautiful.
Luke inspired from Star Wars is predicted to continue trending in 2020 given that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was just released in December 2019.
Luke is a Greek name which stands for “light giving”.
The Lion King is one of the most known classic Walt Disney’s movie in our childhood years and a remake of this movie was done in mid-2019. Simba is the main character of this movie and this Swahili origin’s name Simba also represents “lion”.
Another inspiration from Walt Disney’s classical film, Lady and the Tramp, Lady is an upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel who met Trump, a street-smart stray Schnauzer and that’s when their adventure begins.
Lady and the Tramp was remade and released in late 2019.
Millie is a female name of multiple origins and this name is inspired by Millie Bobby Brown’s performance in Netflix’ television series Strangers Things which Season 3 had just ended in mid 2019.
Maggie is an English origin name which means “pearl” and this name is said to be inspired by one of Britian’s most recognisable actress – Maggie Smith.