The Most Popular Pet Names of 2019



With less than a month left of 2019,, a network of pet sitters and dog walkers, unveiled its seventh annual report on the most popular dog names of 2019. For the first time, the report also provided insight into 2019’s most popular cat names. 

To gather results, Rover analyzed its millions of user-submitted pet names provided by owners through its website. A secondary data set was collected in October 2019 in the form of a survey conducted among 1,500 U.S. pet owners. 

While not among the most popular names, honorable mentions, clearly influenced by 2019’s pop culture and trends, include names inspired by musical talents, such as Lizzo, Beyonce and Taylor Swift; popular television show characters, such as Arya Stark from HBO’s Game of Thrones; and even healthy food trends, such as Keto or Chia.   

Another pet name trend in 2019 is, to no surprise, marijuana-themed. Rover discovered that cannabis-inspired names are on the rise for both cats and dogs. Budder, Dank, Doobie are examples of trending names for dogs, while Kush, Blaze and Doobie are on the rise for cats. 

Pop culture, music, movies, television, celebrities and royals have all influenced pet names in 2019, but here are the top names for both dogs and cats this year according to Rover…


Top Dog Names: Female 

  1. Bella 

  2. Luna

  3. Lucy 

  4. Daisy 

  5. Lily 


Top Dog Names: Male

  1. Max 

  2. Charlie 

  3. Cooper 

  4. Buddy 

  5. Rocky 


Top Cat Names: Female 

  1. Luna

  2. Bella 

  3. Lily

  4. Lucy 

  5. Kitty 


Top Cat Names: Male 

  1. Oliver 

  2. Leo 

  3. Milo 

  4. Charlie 

  5. Max 


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