These Top 10 Unluckiest Dog Names Could Use a Little Luck o' the Irish! - The Dogington Post
Front Page News

These Top 10 Unluckiest Dog Names Could Use a Little Luck o’ the Irish!

Does your dog seem to always be down on his luck? Is he accident-prone, frequently under-the-weather or eating something he shouldn’t? Perhaps that’s in part to his unlucky name?

dog names

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (and in the spirit of fun!), PetPlan Pet Insurance sorted through half a million claims records and found the names of dogs that visited the veterinarian most often. As it turned out, some of those pets had something in common – their names!

Here’s how some popular (but unlucky) pets placed:

dog names

Top 10 Accident-Prone Dog Names*:

1. Stella
2. Tucker
3. Dakota
4. Emma
5. Jake
6. Cooper
7. Riley
8. Teddy
9. Winston
10. Gracie

Top 10 Under-the-Weather Dog Names**:

1. Henry
2. Scout
3. Kona
4. Gus
5. Tucker
6. Stella
7. Riley
8. Gracie
9. Winston
10. Rocco

dog names

Top 10 Dogs Most Likely to Eat Something They Shouldn’t:

1. Oscar
2. Jackson
3. Tucker
4. Murphy
5. Jack
6. Stella
7. Teddy
8. Sam
9. Lily
10. Ruby

Look closely and you’ll see that Petplan found one unlucky four-legged friend that could REALLY use a little luck: Tucker. Dogs sharing the name made the top ten in all three categories!

Here’s wishing all your furriest family members a little luck o’ the Irish. Health, happiness, and lots of love in 2020!

*based on Petplan injury claims data
**based on Petplan illness claims data




  1. Mari

    Apr 10, 2019 at 11:32 am

    I find these unlucky pet names kinda funny 😛

  2. ghcvbjk

    Jan 2, 2019 at 5:49 am

    I like all those names

  3. gyydtcvbjouy

    Jan 2, 2019 at 5:47 am

    I like all those names on the list

  4. Bridget Rangel

    Aug 5, 2017 at 7:34 am

    There are no such types of names which are unlucky.
    This is our mindset else all names are good.
    Change your mindset you will be perfect.
    All Dogs are lucky.
    whoever is keeping a dog is a lucky guy.

    • tom

      Jan 2, 2019 at 5:50 am

      I agree

  5. Jean

    Mar 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    The name Stella is on all three lists as well as the name Tucker.

  6. elisa delorme

    Mar 11, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I think Isabella should be on a list because she is always picking a fight or being unlucky crazy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

To Top
Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest dog news, recall alerts, and giveaways!

You have Successfully Subscribed!