Choosing the right pet name is serious business—even if your dog’s name is Peanut Butter. That’s because the perfect name, like the perfect pet sitter, has to fit your pet’s personality (and yours).
Every year at Rover, we delve into our database of over a million pets to determine which names are leading the pack. In the process, we uncover the trends and cultural moments that inspire us.
Read on for the most popular dog names of 2019, plus find name trends and data for cats, dog breeds, and so much more.
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Top Female Dog Names
Top Male Dog Names
Trendsetting Pet Names
Variety and creativity are the new normal for pet names. Don’t be surprised to hear “Fetch, Dumpling!” or “Here, Nebula!” at the dog park (or cat cafe) this year. Hot baby names are tops for puppies and kittens, too. Move over Fido—it’s time for Finn and Fiona.
Top 5 Female Dog Names
Bella, Luna, Lucy, Daisy, and Lily are the happy-go-lucky bunch at the top.
Top 5 Male Dog Names
Rocky is new to the top five boys’ list, while the other four are solid canine citizens: Max, Charlie, Cooper, and Buddy.
Top 5 Female Cat Names
Cat moms and dads fell in love with Luna! It soared past Bella, Lily, Lucy, and Kitty.
Top 5 Male Cat Names
Pet parents must be nostalgic for Disney’s Oliver and Company because Oliver is big for boy cats. Leo, Milo, Charlie, and Max round out the top.
Pop Culture Pets
Pet parents love their TV, movies, and music.
Game of Thrones Cat and Dog Names
Game of Thrones wrapped up this year, but our furry friends will carry the torch! Arya even slipped into the top 100 dog names.
Music Names for Dogs and Cats
Musicians inspired creative monikers for our pets, from stylish Lady Gaga to girl-next-door Taylor Swift and iconic Beyonce.
Hot this year: Lizzo (up 100%!) and Cardi B in all variations.
More Movies and TV
New movies and classic franchises alike inspired pet parents in 2019: Genie is up thanks to the Aladdin reboot, while Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Slinky Dog (new this year!) were on the rise due to Toy Story 4.
Superheroes are especially big for dogs! Okoye is up 250%, Nebula is up 163%, and Black Widow is up 100%. Villains find their way onto the list, too, with Sauron and Bellatrix both up 200%, followed by Thanos and Tywin.
Top Superhero Names for Dogs and Cats
- Mary Jane
Pets Named for Celebrities and Royals
Celebrity baby names are big for pets: Stormi and Saint are trending way up.
Other rising stars include Keanu (up 93%), Kim (up 47%), Ariana (up 54%) and JLo (up 30%).
Royal pet names are trending with Princess Diana up 200%, Queen Elizabeth up 150%, Archie up 45%, Meghan up 42%, and Charlotte up 24%.
Marijuana Dog Names (Cats, Too)
The weed-craze has swept dog lovers as names like Budder (up 600%), Dank (up 116%), Indica (up 93%), Herb (up 66%) and Kush (up 62%) are all trending upwards.
Food and Wine and Furry Friends, Oh My
From boozy brunch to natural noshing, food trends are serious pet name inspiration this year.
Fun fact: dog names after comforting sweets and baked goods took off in 2019.
Trending Carb Names
Meanwhile, cat owners are caffeinated. Eight of the top ten drink-themed cat names are coffee-inspired! That includes Mocha, Kona, Latte, Coffee, Cappuccino, Espresso, and even Macchiato.
Top 10 Food and Drink Dog Names
Top 10 Food and Beverage Names for Cats
Top Dog Names by Breed
- Australian Shepherd
- Basset Hound
- Boston Terrier
- Doberman Pinscher
- French Bulldog
- German Shepherd
- Golden Retriever
- Labrador Retriever
- Pit Bull Terrier
- Yorkshire Terrier
Unusual Dog Names
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Top 100 U.S. Male Dog Names
- Remi / Remy
Top 100 U.S. Female Dog Names
- Remi / Remy