Most popular dog name in Limerick revealed

Top Limerick dog named released

Petmania, has revealed the country’s top five names for dogs and the results are somewhat surprising!

As a result of the surveys carried out nationwide, the research found that Bella is the most popular dog name in Limerick. Almost 500 pet parents nationwide took part in the research which was part of Petmania’s search to find their 2018/19 Puppy of the Year.

From extreme weather events, to our favourite programmes, notable doggy names included ‘Ophelia’, ‘Thor’, ‘Elvis Pugsley’ and even ‘Caroline’. However, the top five names in Ireland for our canine friends were;

1st – Bella
2nd – Alfie
3rd – Cooper
4th – Milo
5th – Poppy

‘Roxy’, ‘Buddy’ and ‘Daisy’ all tied in sixth position with an equal number of entrants.

It would appear Limerick people also like to give their four-legged friends more human names too, with the research also finding that pet parents used names such as ‘Harry’, ‘Jessie’ and ‘Ruby’. While nationwide names such as ‘Molly’, ‘Jack’, ‘Lily’, ‘Nicky’, ‘Sheela’ and ‘Vera’ were also popular.

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Common trends amongst the entries saw pooch owners take reference from popular movies, characters and cult TV series such as ‘Thor’, ‘Harley Quinn’, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s favourite character ‘Captain Holt’, ‘Dobby’, ‘Mulder and Scully’ and ‘McGregor’.

The retailers ‘Puppy of the Year’ will receive a year’s supply of food and grooming, a puppy photography shoot, a two night stay in Enniskoe House, County Mayo and they will also feature within national marketing campaigns.

The public can now help Petmania find Ireland’s Puppy of the Year by voting online at or visit Petmania, Eastpoint Retail Park, Ballysimon Road, Limerick City.

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