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May the fourth is the day of Star Wars stories – and the dog world is no exception. Today’s gem is about Star Wars pet names… Whether it’s ‘Chewbarker’, or ‘Dog Vader’, pet insurance provider Animal Friends has analysed internal data to see just how many British pets have a Star Wars-inspired name, and which prove to be the most popular.

Patricia Gardiner from Animal Friends explains, “Naming a new puppy or kitten is no easy task, and there are always some firm favourites, such as Bella and Charlie, but we know that many pet owners take inspiration from their favourite shows, artists and movies.”

Animal Friends’ data showed that of all the Star Wars inspired names, Yoda came out on top, with nearly a third (29%) of pets named after the legendary Jedi master.

Yoda was followed by Finn (22%), Obi (14%) and Chewie (short for Chewbacca) (9%), with Chewbacca’s formal name placing in seventh position (2%).

Everyone’s favourite princess, Princess Leia, also made the cut (2%), however classic characters such as Jabba, Grogu and Luke Skywalker do not feature on the list names from a galaxy far, far away.

Take a look at the full list…

Top 10 Star Wars-inspired pet names

  1. Yoda
  2. Finn
  3. Obi
  4. Chewie
  5. Kylo
  6. Rey
  7. Chewbacca
  8. Solo
  9. Jango
  10. Princess Leia

With new Star Wars movies and shows in the works, it will be interesting to see how the list progresses as new characters are introduced and the narrative changes.

When it comes to the most popular pet names in general, the top 10 are as follows:

  1. Bella
  2. Poppy
  3. Alfie
  4. Charlie
  5. Lola
  6. Molly
  7. Daisy
  8. Max
  9. Oscar
  10. Milo

Need some more name inspiration for your new pet? Animal Friends also took a look into the most popular fictional hero names: https://www.animalfriends.co.uk/dog/dog-blog/superhero-pet-names/

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