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 Los Angeles? 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 Los Angeles 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 LA.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Bori
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Smokey
- Would a dog (or cat) by any other name be as fancy?: Classic luxury brand-inspired names like Prada, Hermes, Bentley, and Versace are on the rise; while Armani, Coco Chanel and Fendi are trending down.
- You like your sports local, and legendary, not imported: Los Angeles sports stars of yore, Koufax and Shaq, saw their stars on the rise this years, with Shaq up a staggering 400%! However, almost-could-but-didn’t baseball inspired name Dodge is trending down this year and are-they-really-local football inspired name Charge is down.
- Angelenos take pride in Hollywood: The celebrity influence is real in LA with Naya trending up 200%, Bradley Cooper and Tupac up 100%, and Jolie up 23%.
- You’re not known as a new age-y mecca for nothing: Cat owners leaned into their earthy, nature-loving roots with Tofu, Willow, Nova, Smokey, and Lily all trending on the up and up.
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