Top Female Dog Names

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Lucy
  4. Daisy
  5. Molly
  6. Lily
  7. Stella
  8. Maggie
  9. Zoe
  10. Lola

Top Male Dog Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Max
  3. Milo
  4. Cooper
  5. Leo
  6. Buddy
  7. Rocky
  8. Bentley
  9. Murphy
  10. Tucker

Top 10 Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy
  4. Lily
  5. Nala
  6. Mia
  7. Molly
  8. Cleo
  9. Kitty
  10. Stella

Top 10 Male Cat Names

  1. Milo
  2. Oliver
  3. Charlie
  4. Leo
  5. Max
  6. Oscar
  7. Simba
  8. Jack
  9. Loki
  10. Dexter

Toronto's Top Female Dog Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lola
  4. Chloe
  5. Coco
  6. Lucy
  7. Maggie
  8. Molly
  9. Bailey 
  10. Lily 

Toronto's Top Male Dog Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Leo
  3. Dexter
  4. Felix
  5. Milo
  6. Oscar
  7. Boots
  8. Tiger
  9. Pepper
  10. Sammy

Calgary's Top Female Dog Names

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Lola
  4. Rosie
  5. Lucy
  6. Daisy
  7. Lily
  8. Molly
  9. Penny
  10. Bailey

Calgary's Top Male Dog Names

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Milo
  4. Bentley
  5. Cooper
  6. Rocky
  7. Leo
  8. Bear
  9. Murphy
  10. Tucker

Vancouver's Top Female Dog Names

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Daisy
  4. Lola
  5. Lucy
  6. Coco
  7. Ruby
  8. Stella
  9. Bailey
  10. Maya

Vancouver's Top Male Dog Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Milo
  3. Cooper
  4. Rocky
  5. Leo
  6. Oliver
  7. Archie
  8. Duke
  9. Jack
  10. Jax

Edmonton's Top Female Dog Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Sadie
  4. Stella
  5. Ellie
  6. Willow
  7. Lily
  8. Lola
  9. Lucy
  10. Molly

Edmonton's Top Male Dog Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Jasper
  3. Winston
  4. Bear
  5. Jax
  6. Loki
  7. Murphy
  8. Buddy
  9. Teddy
  10. Toby

Ottawa's Top Female Dog Names

  1. Penny
  2. Luna
  3. Daisy
  4. Rosie
  5. Maggie
  6. Stella
  7. Bailey
  8. Lola
  9. Bella
  10. Coco

Ottawa's Top Male Dog Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Cooper
  3. Winston
  4. Bear
  5. Rocky
  6. Dexter
  7. Max
  8. Milo
  9. Beau
  10. Romeo

Ottawa's Top Female Cats Names

  1. Luna
  2. Nala
  3. Lily
  4. Lucy
  5. Stella
  6. Nova
  7. Princess
  8. Angel
  9. Beans
  10. Bella

Ottawa's Top Male Cats Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Leo
  3. Charlie
  4. Henry
  5. Bruce
  6. Frankie
  7. Milo
  8. Oscar
  9. Pepper
  10. Tommy

Toronto's Top Female Cats Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lily
  3. Lucy
  4. Cleo
  5. Stella
  6. Princess
  7. Bella
  8. Coco
  9. Kitty
  10. Misty

Toronto's Top Male Cats Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Leo
  3. Dexter
  4. Felix
  5. Milo
  6. Oscar
  7. Boots
  8. Tiger
  9. Pepper
  10. Sammy

Vancouver's Top Female Cats Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Willow
  4. Charlie
  5. Frankie
  6. Lucy
  7. Coco
  8. Houdini
  9. Kali
  10. Kodama

Vancouver's Top Male Cats Names

  1. Basil
  2. Leo
  3. Loki
  4. Oscar
  5. Max
  6. Merlin
  7. Milo
  8. Oliver
  9. Otis
  10. Romeo

Edmonton's Top Female Cats Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Chloe
  4. Bailey
  5. Boba
  6. Callie
  7. Lucy
  8. Minnie
  9. Nala
  10. Abby

Edmonton's Top Male Cats Names

  1. Milo
  2. Dexter
  3. George
  4. Leo
  5. Coco
  6. Goose
  7. Jack
  8. Maverick
  9. Max
  10. Ozzy

Calgary's Top Female Cats Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lola
  3. Nala
  4. Bella
  5. Mia
  6. Willow
  7. Lucy
  8. Maya
  9. Missy
  10. Molly

Calgary's Top Male Cats Names

  1. Leo
  2. Buddy
  3. Charlie
  4. Milo
  5. Riley
  6. Kevin
  7. Loki
  8. Thor
  9. Arthur
  10. Baxter

The Most Popular Dog and Cat Names in 2020

Top 5 Female Dog Names

Bella ranked number one as 2020’s top female dog name, followed by Luna, Lucy, Daisy, and Molly. Last year, Molly took the number three spot but was edged out by Lucy and Daisy this year. Slowing in popularity is the name Sadie, which fell off the top 10 in 2020.

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Top 5 Male Dog Names

The number one most popular male dog name in 2020 is Charlie, followed by Max, Milo, Cooper, and Leo. Last year, Buddy took the number five spot but was edged out by Leo this year.

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Top 5 Female Cat Names

Luna ranked number one as 2020’s top female cat name, followed by Bella, Lucy, Lily, and Nala.

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Top 5 Male Cat Names

The number one most popular male cat name in 2020 is: Milo! Oliver came in second place, Charlie in third, Leo in fourth, and Max in fifth.

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Pets Are Named After Favorite TV Shows

The hit TV series Schitt’s Creek is so beloved that many Canadians are naming their pets for the show’s most memorable characters. 

The name Twyla took the number one spot for most popular dog name, up 93% compared to last year. The number two spot goes to Alexis, which is up 38% in popularity. Third place went to Stevie, followed by Johnny in fourth and David in fifth.

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More Celebrity Pet Name Inspiration

Pet owners are continuing to name their cats and dogs after famous Canadian stars. The top 5 most popular for cat and dog names are:

  • Nelly (Furtado)
  • Carly (Rae Jepsen)
  • Drake
  • Shawn (Mendez)
  • Shania (Twain).

However, Nelly and Drake are trending down, while Carly, Shawn and Shania are trending up.

Cat owners are more likely to name their pets after these celebrities than dog owners.

Popular Food Names Are On the Move

The common dog names Poutine and Cookie are down this year, 15% and 18% respectively. But 2020 put the name Maple Syrup on the map—multiple dogs in Canada are now named after the beloved treat.

We also found out that there is quite the ketchup feud, reflected in this year's pet names. Let's take a look:

While most food names are trending down in 2020 for both dogs and cats, dogs named Ketchup are trending up 51%. 

While ketchup’s origins aren’t necessarily traced to Canada, it’s a beloved condiment across the country. French’s ketchup rose to Canadian fame in 2020 for sourcing their tomatoes from Leamington Ontario, after their rival, Heinz, pulled out of the region.

Look out! There's a new ketchup on the block: Primo’s, which claims to be 100% Canadian. Regardless, it's clear ketchup is popular among dog owners, and the name is here to stay.

Don't Forget Beverages! Coffee and Alcohol Names Are Always Winners

Cats named Caesar are trending up (153%). Caesars, the cocktail, originated in Calgary.

The top 5 most popular sweets-inspired dog names are:

  • Oreo
  • Honey
  • Mochi
  • Cocoa
  • Brownie

The top 5 most popular sweets-inspired cat names are:

  • Oreo (wow—popular among both dogs and cats!)
  • Honey
  • Mochi
  • Cocoa
  • Brownie

The top 5 most popular coffee-inspired dog and cat names are:

  • Mocha
  • Cappuccino
  • Matcha
  • Latte
  • Coffee

The top 5 most popular alcohol dog names are:

  • Brandy
  • Scotch
  • Whiskey
  • Tequila
  • Pinot

The top 5 most popular alcohol cat names are:

  • Tequila
  • Porto
  • Pinot
  • Syrah
  • Scotch

Top 100 Female Dog Names

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Lucy
  4. Daisy
  5. Molly
  6. Lily
  7. Stella
  8. Maggie
  9. Zoe
  10. Lola
  11. Bailey
  12. Rosie
  13. Sadie
  14. Ruby
  15. Roxy
  16. Coco
  17. Penny
  18. Chloe
  19. Willow
  20. Piper
  21. Abby
  22. Lexi
  23. Mia
  24. Nova
  25. Nala
  26. Ellie
  27. Maya
  28. Callie
  29. Sophie
  30. Millie
  31. Gracie
  32. Winnie
  33. Charlie
  34. Harley
  35. Ella
  36. Marley
  37. Olive
  38. Sasha
  39. Kona
  40. Lulu
  41. Pepper
  42. Izzy
  43. Poppy
  44. Hazel
  45. Lady
  46. Ginger
  47. Honey
  48. Riley
  49. Mocha
  50. Phoebe
  51. Frankie
  52. Layla
  53. Mika
  54. Maple
  55. Belle
  56. Mila
  57. Cleo
  58. Holly
  59. Juno
  60. Shelby
  61. Angel
  62. Lacey
  63. Cookie
  64. Athena
  65. Nina
  66. Ivy
  67. Emma
  68. Jersey
  69. Skye
  70. Echo
  71. Karma
  72. Dakota
  73. Koda
  74. Remi
  75. Annie
  76. Mya
  77. Xena
  78. Dixie
  79. Blu
  80. Kaya
  81. Peanut
  82. Maddie
  83. Kira
  84. Tilly
  85. Sunny
  86. Missy
  87. Jessie
  88. Aspen
  89. Lucky
  90. Sky
  91. Pearl
  92. Tessa
  93. Chanel
  94. Cassie
  95. Freya
  96. Gemma
  97. Harper
  98. Leia
  99. Minnie
  100. Ava

Top 100 Male Dog Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Max
  3. Milo
  4. Cooper
  5. Leo
  6. Buddy
  7. Rocky
  8. Bentley
  9. Murphy
  10. Tucker
  11. Toby
  12. Winston
  13. Bear
  14. Oliver
  15. Duke
  16. Teddy
  17. Beau
  18. Oscar
  19. Loki
  20. Jack
  21. Jax
  22. Dexter
  23. Jasper
  24. Benji
  25. Zeus
  26. Bruno
  27. Diesel
  28. Gus
  29. Finn
  30. Ollie
  31. Moose
  32. Bailey
  33. Louie
  34. Jake
  35. Simba
  36. Henry
  37. Blu
  38. Kobe
  39. Archie
  40. Odin
  41. Harley
  42. Koda
  43. Marley
  44. Hank
  45. Hudson
  46. Riley
  47. Ozzy
  48. Joey
  49. Coco
  50. Sam
  51. Chewy
  52. Apollo
  53. Ace
  54. Thor
  55. Romeo
  56. Oakley
  57. Tyson
  58. Monty
  59. Hunter
  60. Benny
  61. Lucky
  62. George
  63. Buster
  64. Jackson
  65. Baxter
  66. Theo
  67. Otis
  68. Bruce
  69. Chico
  70. Chester
  71. Maverick
  72. Scout
  73. Enzo
  74. Alfie
  75. Gunnar
  76. Cody
  77. Hugo
  78. Rex
  79. Shadow
  80. Rocco
  81. Boomer
  82. Cash
  83. Remi
  84. Ben 
  85. Frankie
  86. Louis
  87. Copper
  88. Sammy
  89. Chase
  90. Gizmo
  91. Rufus
  92. Bandit
  93. Lincoln
  94. Mac
  95. Reggie
  96. Prince
  97. Atlas
  98. Oreo
  99. Finnegan
  100. Walter