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 2020 in Chicago 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 Chicago? 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 Chicago this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Chicago’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 Chicago.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Bri
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Nico
Chicago Pet Name Trends for 2020
- Monsters Inc dog names are up this year: Sulley is in the top 10 trending names up 550%, but Monster (50%), Randall (250%) and Mike (10%) are all trending up as well.
- Chicago dog owners show their local pride: dogs named Chicago are up this year (10%).
- Chicago is home to a cat named Cuddly Potato.
- Teletubby inspired-cat names are on the rise with both Tinky and Winky trending up.
More Fun for Chicago’s Dogs
Chicago pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out some of our favorite options below.
- The Top Dog Beaches in Chicago
- 8 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Chicago
- Where Can I Take My Dog Swimming Near Chicago?
- Dog’s Day Out: Chicago
- Chicago’s Dog Owner Showdown
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