27 Sept 2022

Offaly's favourite dog names have been revealed

From Bella to Thor

Offaly's favourite dog names have been revealed

Some Offaly dog owners are getting adventurous with naming their beloved pet, but the top name in Offaly has been revealed as an old reliable.

Irish pet retailer, Petmania, has announced the country’s top five names for dogs and the results are somewhat surprising.

As a result of their surveys carried out nationwide, the research found that Cooper is the most popular dog name in Offaly.

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 favourite programmes, notable doggy names included ‘Ophelia’, ‘Thor’, and ‘Elvis Pugsley.'

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 Offaly 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 ‘Rosie’, ‘Hughie’ and ‘Ollie’. While nationwide names such as ‘Molly’, ‘Jack’, ‘Lily’, ‘Nicky’, ‘Sheela’ and ‘Vera’ were also popular.

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 public can now vote on Ireland’s Puppy of the Year, online at or by visiting their local Petmania shop.

The winner of ‘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.


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