When it comes to naming our dogs and cats, the most popular names are Bella for a puppy and Max for a kitty. That's the word from Veterinary Pet Insurance, which analyzed its 485,000 insured clients and came up with lists of the top 10 names for dogs, cats and exotic pets. The faithfulness of man's best friend led many in the past to consider Fido the ideal name for a dog. Now pet owners are more likely to name their dog Frank than Fido. In fact, some of the most popular dog and cat names -- Bella, Chloe and Sophie -- also rank among the Social Security Administration's most popular baby names. Top 10 names for dogs are,

  1. Bella
  2. Bailey
  3. Max
  4. Lucy
  5. Molly
  6. Buddy
  7. Maggie
  8. Daisy
  9. Charlie
  10. Sophie

Top 10 names for cats:

  1. Max
  2. Bella
  3. Chloe
  4. Oliver
  5. Lucy
  6. Smokey
  7. Shadow
  8. Tiger
  9. Tigger
  10. Charlie