Massachusetts: Our Most Popular Dog Name Is The Same As 5 Other States
Dogs in most cases, are not just pets. They are a part of the family, therefore, a lot goes into selecting the proper name. Earlier this week, U.S. News and World Report released the most popular dog names in every state, and in Massachusetts, the name is quite common throughout New England.
“We analyzed dog names from Alaska to Florida and every state in-between to uncover Americans’ favorite pup names,” Scott Nyerges, U.S. News’ 360 Reviews senior editor said, in quote released in the report. In total, over 800,000 data points were reviewed and analyzed to determine this information.
Here is what you need to know about Massachusetts’ selection. Five other states had the exact same single preference in dog names this year. However, it was not the most common name across the country. 37 states have “Bella” as the most popular dog name.
Massachusetts Loves Naming Dogs “Luna”
Two other states in New England agreed. Maine and Vermont also favor Luna. Therefore, three of the six states where “Luna” was the choice are in New England. The others are South Dakota, California, and Washington. “Americans in 2023 are big fans of name references from books in modern pop culture and ancient mythology,” Nyerges continued.
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The most common name referencing food is “Oreo.” The three New England states that love “Luna” were the only states in the entire eastern region of the country where “Bella” was not the selection. Hawaii had the most unique name with “Boo” being the most popular across the islands. Montana also had “Luna” as top choice, but it tied with “Molly,” so this was the only state where two names were crowned.
Nameberry recently detailed the origins of the most popular dog name in Massachusetts saying, “The name of the Roman goddess of the moon, Luna is derived straight from the Latin word for moon, luna.”