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 Denver 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 Denver? 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 Denver this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Denver’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 Denver.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Foster (up 998%)
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Marshall (up 690%)
Denver Pet Name Trends for 2022
- The top-trending food-inspired names for Denver dogs are Bagel (498%), Waffle (498%), and Fig (198%). For cats, Kit Kat (390%), Noodle (290%), and Beans (190%) are trending up.
- Broncos Country, let’s ride! Recently traded from the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson is inspiring pet parents in 2022–the name Russell is trending up 118% for dogs.
- Following recent gossip and speculation around Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenk, the name Stan is trending up 798%.
- Stoner culture is alive and well for Denver cat parents, the names Blaze (190%) and Mary Jane (90%) are trending up in 2022.
- Eastern Denver suburb Aurora is inspiring cat names in 2022, the name Aurora is up 390%.
More Fun for Denver’s Dogs
Denver pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out some of our favorite options below.
- Dog’s Day Out: Denver
- Top 7 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Denver
- The Best Dog-Friendly Denver Restaurants, Parks, Hikes, and More
- Denver’s Dog Owners Showdown
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