From Angel to Turkey – The top Festive pet Names in the UK This Christmas!

Looking for a great Christmas quiz question or to see where your pet’s festive name ranks? Specialist pet insurer, Agria Pet Insurance, has shared the top 10 Christmassy cat and dog names in the UK!


  1. Holly
  2. Elsa
  3. Star
  4. Angel
  5. Snowy
  6. Goose
  7. Pudding
  8. Comet
  9. Dasher
  10. Vixen

Holly is by far the most popular festive dog name more than double the number of Holly’s compared with Christmas position two, Elsa. ‘Holly’ and ‘Elsa’ are both most popular names among Labrador Retrievers.

As it should be, there is only one dog named Rudolph – a Cockapoo (hopefully without a red nose), but confusingly Agria has two dogs named ‘Santa’ – a Portuguese Water Dog and a Toy Poodle. Finally, there is a single ‘Turkey’ – yet another Labrador Retriever!


  1. Angel
  2. Snowy
  3. Holly
  4. Elsa
  5. Ivy
  6. Star
  7. Goose
  8. Pudding
  9. Comet
  10. Cupid

As is representative of the cat population of the UK, all of the top festive names were most popular among moggies. However, Ragdolls followed by Maine Coons were the next most likely to be named after something festive.

The data used in this research was collected from all live policies underwritten by Agria Pet Insurance in December 2020.

Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW.

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