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 2020 in Miami 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 Miami? 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 Miami this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Miami’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 Miami:
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Nora
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Kai
Miami Pet Name Trends for 2020
- It’s back to basics for pets in Miami with dog names like Nicole and Richard and cat names like Rufus trending up.
- Spanish names are hot in Miami with Pepe, Pia, and Nino trending for cats and Cesar, Sancho and Fia trending for dogs.
- The Office is still inspiring Miami pet lovers. A top trending name for both dogs and cats was Dwight, the eponymous beet farmer from the hit TV show.
- The TV show Dexter reigns supreme in Miami. One of the top trending names for cats is Dexter, named after the lead serial killer character.
- Lord of the Rings fans in Miami are increasingly naming their dogs after Arwen, a fan-favorite character from the books and movies.
- Venus is trending for cats.
- Even after a successful baseball season, the name Marlin is trending extremely down for pets in Miami.
More Fun for Miami’s Dogs
Miami pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out some of our favorite options below.
- Top 6 Dog Parks in Miami
- Top 5 Dog-Friendly Beaches in Miami
- Get Your Dog or Cat’s Name on a Tote or Mug
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