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 2021 in Dallas 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 Dallas? 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 Dallas this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Dallas’ 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 Dallas.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Sven (+1,245%)
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Fiona (+863%)
Dallas Pet Name Trends for 2021
- Friend-inspired pet names are thriving this year. Dallas cat parents are especially into Joey (+864%) and Phoebe (+80%). Dogs named Gunther are up 345%.
- The dog name Delta is trending nationally, but it’s especially trending in Dallas up 578% this year.
- Star Wars dog names are up this year in Dallas, with Anakin and Chewbacca both up 445%.
- The dog name Hattie is up 545% this year.
- Food-inspired dog names are trending in Dallas: most notably Chai, Coconut, Toffee, Miso and Lemon.
- Local pet parents are wild for the Dallas Cowboys. So much so that the pet names Tony (Romo) and Roger (Staubach) are both popular. Tony in particular is trending up 101%, and 2021 put the name CeeDee (Lamb) on the map.
More Fun for Dallas’ Dogs
Dallas pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out some of our favorite options below.
- A Dog-Friendly Guide to Dallas
- 10 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants
- Top 5 Dog Parks in Dallas
- How to Adopt a Dog in Dallas
- Dog-Friendly Wedding Venues in Dallas
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