17 December 2020
Deck the halls - it's the top 10 dogs' names
Holly is by far the most popular festive dog name! There are more than double the number of Holly’s compared with Christmas position two, Elsa. ‘Holly’ and ‘Elsa’ are both most popular names among Labrador Retrievers.
As it should be, there is only one dog named Rudolph – a Cockapoo (hopefully without a red nose), but confusingly, Agria has two dogs named ‘Santa’ – a Portuguese Water Dog and a Toy Poodle. Finally, there is a single ‘Turkey’ insured with us– yet another Labrador Retriever!
And for the Christmassy cats...
As is representative of the cat population of the UK, all of the top festive names were most popular among moggies. However, Ragdolls, followed by Maine Coons, were the next most likely to be named after something festive.
The data used in this research was collected from all live policies underwritten by Agria Pet Insurance in December 2020.