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 Milwaukee? 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 Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Paisley
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Kitty
- Hot toddy, Milwaukee likes a steamy party: Perhaps it’s just coincidence, but perhaps not, that two of Milwaukee’s top names this past year just happen to be two of the main ingredients for a hot toddy: Whiskey, which skyrocketed up 400% in popularity, and Honey, which rose a whopping 630% in the polls this year. Perhaps last year’s polar vortex had something to do with it?
- In with the Wisconsin staples, out with the classic TV heroes: It’s probably not surprising that denizens of America’s Dairy state opted to name their dogs after a famous cheese, with the name Colby trending up 200% this year. And Milwaukeeites love them some motorcycles, with the biker-inspired Harley up 80% year over year. It’s a little more surprising that perennial favorite, Fonzie, isn’t having such Happy Days, it was down in the popularity polls by 83%.
Milwaukee pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out some of our favorite options below.
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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….