The most popular dog names in Australia have been revealed and while some may sound familiar there are a few surprising inclusions.
Back in the number one spot is Bella – an old favourite having been the most chosen name to call a pet pooch in the state from 2015 to 2018.
The name was ousted from the top spot in 2019 by Luna but this seemed to be a passing trend, with the name dropping down the 45th place in this year’s list.
The most popular dog name in NSW for 2020 have been revealed (stock image)
The names at the top of the list are in order are Bella, Max, Molly, Charlie, Buddy, Jack, Lucy, Ruby, Coco, and in tenth spot Roxy, according to the New South Wales Pet Registry..
Out of the nearly one and a half million canines registers in NSW, more than 31,000 dogs have the name Bella.
There were also some surprising names in the list – with more than 11,000 dogs sporting the name Bear and more than 6,400 sharing the royal name of Archie.
Other interesting inclusions are Boof with about 4,500 pets having the name, about 3,500 being called Buffy, and about 3,300 being called Gizmo.
Dog owners are encourage to register and microchip their four legged friends (stock image)
The names are included on the register as part of the microchipping process.
Pet owners can then make a profile for their pooch on the NSW Pet Registry which will allow the animal to be easily returned if they wander off.
Associated fees go towards funding animal shelters, off-leash dog parks, and council rangers.
TOP DOG NAMES IN NSW 2020
1. BELLA 31,023 2. MAX 26,047 3. MOLLY 23,610 4.CHARLIE 20,344
5. BUDDY 17,935 6. JACK 17,880 7. LUCY 16,897 8. RUBY 16,845
9. COCO 13,955 10, ROXY 13,745 11. JESSIE 13,589 12. ROSIE 13,304
13. TOBY 13,042 14. MISSY 12,975 15. ROCKY 12,429 16. BONNIE 12,247
17. DAISY 11,723 18. BEAR 11,252 19. OSCAR 11,087 20. CHLOE 10,474
21. MILLIE 9,952 22. SAM 9,905 23. SASHA 9,848 24. RUSTY 9,791