New York: Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston bought a luxury New York penthouse under her dog's name.

The 42-year-old star who loves her pet pooch Norman, signed a deal to purchase the luxury apartment in Manhattan's trendy West Village neighbourhood last month.

The deal was closed using the name of her beloved corgi-terrier mix, Norman, according to reports.

Property records reveal the apartment, for which she paid USD 4.95 million, was bought by Norman's Nest Trust.

The penthouse previously belonged to celebrity hairdresser, Sally Hershberger. As well as the penthouse, she snapped up two other small units in the building.

It is thought she will combine all three units to make one sprawling duplex apartment.

Aniston recently put her sprawling Beverly Hills on the market for USD 42 million in February.