There’s nothing quite like looking into your new pet’s eyes and choosing the perfect name that feels, well, perfect. Whether you’re basing it on your pet’s personality, your favorite author, TV character, or sports figure, or your current obsession, it’s got to be just right. And that’s fortunate, since you’ll likely end up hollering it across the house about a million times.
Which dog and cat names are popular this year in Denver? Did your pet’s name make the top 5 locally? Or maybe even the top 100 in the country? As the nation’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.
Did your dog or cat’s name make the list?
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: Kacey
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Lilo
- When you’re surrounded by beauty: When you live in a place that’s surrounded by such beauty, it’s no wonder you’re inspired to name your furry beauties for it. This year, Vail is up 100% and the nature inspired names Willow, Summit, Clover and Thunder are trending up for dogs. But nothing quite tops Rockie which is trending the highest, up a whopping 1,000% this year. For cats, nature lovers chose Smokey, Lilly and Ember.
- You can’t spell ‘good food’ without a d-o-g: Though perennial Denver favorite names Tamale, Nacho, and Queso are trending down this year, Cheese is up 100%, Beans is up 55%, Taco is up 40%, and Trout is up 33% proving your bellies sometimes still win out when it comes to naming.
Denver pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out some of our favorite options below.
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Thanks to Rover, it’s never been easier to find a trusted dog walker or pet sitter in your neighborhood. Search and book the perfect sitter to take care of your Max. Or Luna. Or Bella. Or Kitty. Or Oliver. Or Jack….