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So long Fido and Fluffy.

Australians are getting much more creative when it comes to naming their dogs and cats, with Luna topping a recent list for both canines and felines.

The interstellar name is the most popular for furry friends in 2017, according to Pet Insurance Australia.

"A lot of names have changed this year, with the top spot being claimed by a name that didn't even make the chart last year," spokeswoman Nadia Crighton said.

Popular TV shows like Game of Thrones and Vikings have influenced pet name choices with Loki proving popular for mischievous cats, coming in at No.11.

"It's wonderful to see so many new names making the list, and some old-school names like Frankie and Archie making a comeback," Ms Crighton said.

TOP TEN DOG NAMES OF 2017:

1) Luna

2) Charlie

3) Bella

4) Ruby

5) Max

6) Archie

7) Coco

8) Frankie

9) Bailey

10) Molly

TOP TEN CAT NAMES OF 2017:

1) Luna

2) Coco

3) Leo

4) Bella

5) Charlie

6) Simba

7) Milo

8) Max

9) Tilly

10) Frankie

Source: Pet Insurance Australia

© AAP 2017

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