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 Houston? 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 Houston 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 Houston.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Bleu
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Ozzy
- Finicky taste buds rule in Houston: Houstonians perennially love to name their cats and dogs after the foods they love, and this year was no exception. Though Nacho, Taco, Brisket, Pickle(s), and Cheese were trending down this year, Beans, Gumbo, and Chili were on the rise.
- You like what’s hyper local: Baseball teams and local slang were big inspirations for dog names this year with Buck up 55% and Astro up a whopping 70%.
Houston pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out some of our favorite options below.
- How to Adopt a Dog in Houston
- 9 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Houston
- The Top 7 Dog Parks in Houston
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….