Poll: Most Popular Dog Names of 2011

Does your pooch have one of the top names for dogs? Take our poll and share your pup's name and photo.

Is your best canine buddy named Buddy? Or Bella? Or Max?

If so, you chose one of the most popular names of 2011 for your dog, according to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co (VPI), which sorted its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to determine last year's most popular pet names.

The top 5 dog names were Bella, Bailey, Max, Lucy and Molly. Rounding out the top 10, which showed no change from the previous year, were Buddy, Daisy, Maggie, Charlie and Sophie. 

Interestingly, Bella also topped

So what's your dog's name? Take our poll, and if it's not on there, add it to the comments section. And while you're at it, upload a photo of your pooch.

Ashleigh February 06, 2012 at 08:45 PM
I have a Ozzy "No More Tears" Ozzdog who is a Lab/Chow/Pit Bull mix and is the light of my life! We rescued him from the Genesee County Animal Control and nursed him back to health. I have also been blessed to have owned (and been owned by) a; Knuckles, AJ, and Laika previously. :)
Mary October 28, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I'm coming to this article a little on the late side but what the heck - we have a black and white Springer Spaniel named Nellie. We got the name from "Little House on the Prairie." I,luckily, have a daughter named Laura! I'm amazed to see two dogs named Pearl on here. This is the name the kids and I wanted to use but the breeder said she prefers her dogs to have two syllable names. I'm not so sure I should have listened to her........
Crystal Kochoian October 28, 2012 at 09:44 PM
I am the owner of a Chow Chow named Miko, she is 7 years old now. I also adopted a Chow/Sharpei and named her Shiva. They are guard dogs, do great with my kids, dislike strangers and squirrels, and are the laziest dogs I have ever met.
Lauren Melcher November 09, 2012 at 06:50 PM
As director of a pit bull rescue, Vigilante Dog Rescue, I have to come up with dozens of names for the dogs we save, as do my awesome foster parents. Here's a few of them: Falcora, Brownie, Siouxsie, Machiatto, Snowflake, Redman, Tigerlily, Lily, Scout, Leopold, Paris, Daisy, Sammie, and alumni Addy, Izzy, Buzz, Bubsy, Rock Star, Beans, Sassy, Blue One, Blue Two, Spice, Rochelle, Bella..... The list goes on...and on, and on, and on... View all our adoptables at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MI851.html Adopt don't shop, and help us save a life! If you're looking for a breed other than pit bull type dogs, we can always help you find what you are looking for in another excellent, reputable local rescue.
Joe Thomas November 09, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Please get your doug spayed no reason to breed any dogs there are too many homeless ones out there, espicially Jack Russells. I am fostering one at my house right now. Please re consider. Thanks


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