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 Miami? 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 Miami 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 Miami:
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Connor
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Midnight
- Kings of the (domestic) jungle: With the release of a live-action Lion King, Miamians took notice and used it as inspiration for their feline friend’s names this year. Both Simba and Nala were trending way up in Miami.
- The more local, the better: When you live somewhere as amazing as Miami, why not keep your inspiration local? Pitbull’s song Timber inspired a 300% rise in dog names, while Miami Heat’s hero Bosh and the favorite slang term Dale did the same. For cats, Mia, perhaps a play on the airport code, was a highly trending cat name overall.
- The good, the bad, the downright scary: Why not name your furry friends after your favorite Miami-based TV people? Well, some of you took that to a scary place with everyone’s favorite TV serial killer, Dexter, serving as a spooky inspiration for 23% more Miamians this year. Pablo was also trending up, by 87% to be exact, perhaps after the notorious telenovela star Pablo Lyle?
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