The results are in! Every year we dig into Rover’s database of over a million pet parents to uncover pet name trends, including the most popular dog and cat names of 2022 in Birmingham and across the US.
While the trends change, one thing remains the same: The names dog owners choose to give their pets are often a direct reflection of who they are, what they like, and what’s going on in the world at the time. As pet parents ourselves, we know how important a pet’s name is and how much thought goes into finding just the right one—which makes sense, considering it’s likely to be hollered across the house about a million times. Whether you’re basing a new pet’s name on their personality, your favorite musician, celebrity, snack food, or your current obsession, it’s got to be just perfect.
So, which dog and cat names are popular this year in Birmingham? Did your dog’s name make the top 5 locally? Or maybe even the top 100 in the country? What about your cat’s name? As the world’s largest network of dog walkers and pet sitters, Rover has heard just about every pet name there is. We dug through our data to find the most popular cat and dog names in Birmingham this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Birmingham’s Top Dog and Cat Names
Did your dog or cat’s name make the list?
Top 5 Male Dog Names
Top 5 Female Dog Names
Top 5 Male Cat Names
Top 5 Female Cat Names
These cat and dog names have jumped up most in popularity this year. They showcase what’s gaining traction in Birmingham.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Griffin (up 671%)
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Izzy (up 461%)
Birmingham Dog Name Trends for 2022
- The top food-inspired dog names in Birmingham are Biscuit (171%), Pepper (128%), Maple (121%), and Butterbean (71%). For cats, Pepper (361%), Ginger (161%), and Butter (61%) are trending up.
- The top-three trending names for Baltimore cats this year are human names–Izzy (461%), Cleo (362%) and Emma (362%).
- Likely inspired by the locally-hosted Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the name Indy is trending up 71% for dogs.
- It’s a good year for Auburn if you ask us! The names Tank (171%), Finley (96%), and Zion (71%) are trending up for dogs this year.
- Inspired by Birmingham’s Mason City neighborhood, the name Mason is trending up 670%.
- The name Little Bit is trending up 161% for cats in Birmingham this year.
More Fun for Birmingham’s Dogs
Birmingham pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out some of our favorite options below.
- Top Dog-Friendly Places to Eat & Drink in Birmingham
- Top Dog Beach Closest to Birmingham
- Get Your Dog or Cat’s Name on a Mug or Tote
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