What's in a Name? Animals, of Course!

Celebrities aren’t the only ones choosing — ahem — unique names for their babies. Here we present the top animal-related names given to newborns in 2016.
Kerry Lengyel
Published: December 06, 2017
Celebrities are notorious for naming their children after inanimate objects, like Holly Madison’s daughter Rainbow; food, like Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter Apple; and even animals, like Busy Philipps’s daughter Cricket. But celebrities aren’t the only one’s choosing nontraditional names for their offspring.

According to Social Security Administration data, 27 animal-related names were written on birth certificates in 2016 — some were shared both male and female infants.

What animal name was bestowed on the most babies last year? Here are the top animal-related names given to girl and boy newborns in 2016.

Boy Names

Colt: 1,023 boys
Jay: 800 boys
Fox: 323 boys
Bear: 186 boys
Robin: 169 boys
Wren: 87 boys
Wolf: 67 boys
Hawk: 52 boys
Raven: 39 boys
Buck: 37 boys
Tiger: 27 boys
Falcon: 21 boys
Lion: 18 boys
Lynx: 12 boys
Newt: 12 boys
Sparrow: nine boys
Pike: nine boys
Finch: eight boys
Heron: eight boys
Lark: seven boys

Sign up to receive the latest news from veterinary business experts.

Veterinarian's Money Digest
Partner Websites
MJH Associates
American Veterinarian
American Journal of Managed Care
Contemporary Clinic
Cure Hepatitis C
MD Magazine
Pharmacy Times
Specialty Pharmacy Times
Rare Disease Report
Targeted Oncology
About Us
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Intellisphere, LLC
2 Clarke Drive
Suite 100
Cranbury, NJ 08512
P: 609-716-7777
F: 609-257-0701

Copyright Veterinarian's Money Digest® 2018
Intellisphere, LLC. All Rights Reserved.