Here are 13 weird and wonderful dog names that are popular around the world - The Scotsman

A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes last year – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

But even when you’ve settled on a type of dog, there’s still the tricky task of choosing a name.

If you’re struggling, pet insurance experts Budget Direct have researched the most popular dog names in countries around the world.

Here are 13 of the more unusual names that feature.

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The parks of Reykjavik are filled with Perias - it's the most popular female dog name in Iceland.

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Figa is the top choice for female dogs in Poland.

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Meggie is the number one name for a girl dog in the Czech Republic.

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Hungarians think that Picur is the perfect moniker for a new female pup.

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