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Most popular pet names in America: "Bella" and "Max" top the list for 2017

Indy's list isn't too far off
What are Indy's most popular pet names?
What are Indy's most popular pet names?
Posted at 1:24 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 22:11:43-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- In celebration of National Pet Week, the social networking site Nextdoor has released a list of the most popular pet names in America. 

Bella reigns supreme as the most popular name in the country followed closely by Lucy and Max. 

If you break it down by pet type, Bella still wins for dogs and cats, but the results start to differ after that. For birds, Kiwi makes the top of the list and Thumper wins for rabbits. For hamsters, Oreo seems to be the favorite and Nemo is the top name for pet fish. 

When it comes to pet names, Indianapolis doesn’t sway too far from the national list with Bella, Lucy and Max making the top three of the list. But there are a couple surprises in there - check out the top ten favorite pet names in Indianapolis below. 

Top Pet Names in Indianapolis

  1. Bella
  2. Lucy
  3. Max
  4. Charlie
  5. Sophie
  6. Molly
  7. Daisy
  8. Maggie
  9. Sadie
  10. Lola

The network is also using the week to promote its newest feature.  When you sign up for the Nextdoor Pet Directory, you'll connect with other pet lovers in your neighborhood and learn about the pets near you. The directory is designed to help keep track of your neighbor’s pets and help find their owners when they go missing.

Check out the list of the top ten pet names in the U.S. below. 

Nextdoor is the free and private social network for neighborhoods that provides a platform for neighbors to talk about the things that matter most in their communities. More than 138,000 neighborhoods across the country use Nextdoor.

There are over 99,000 verified users in 630 Indianapolis area neighborhoods, and that number grows each day.

Topics of discussion on Nextdoor are as varied as local events, school activities, plumber and babysitter recommendations, recent crime activity, upcoming garage sales, and even lost pets.

Every neighbor must verify their home address to ensure that they do in fact live in that neighborhood.

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