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 2022 in Houston 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 Houston? 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 Houston this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Houston’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 Houston.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Tigger (up 1,291%)
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Gandalf (up 476%)
Houston Pet Name Trends for 2022
- Fun food dog names are trending in Houston, with Sundae up 491%, Brisket up 390%, Cheeto up 391% and Snickers up 190%.
- The dog names Dinero and Peso are up 391% and 190%.
- Car-themed dog names are trending in Houston with Tesla up 390% and Chevy up 191%.
- The most popular Houston sports-influenced dog names are Astro, Dash and Rocket.
- Inspired by former Texans player J.J. Watt, the cat name J.J. is trending up 376%.
More Fun for Houston’s Dogs
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
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