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 Minneapolis? 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 Minneapolis this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Minneapolis’ 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 Minneapolis.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Munchie
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Pumpkin
Minneapolis Pet Name Trends for 2019
- Hip hop and you still don’t stop: Nipsey Hussle may be gone, but he’s not forgotten around the Twin Cities. Mr. Hussle inspired dog names were up a staggering 500% this past year.
- Sci-fi and gaming and cartoons, oh my!: Minneapolis’s residents certainly love their fantasy characters. This past year, dog names from movies, Alita, video games, Elio, cartoons, Deku and Bender, and TV, Maisel, were all way up, with Maisel breaking the charts at an incredible 1400% popularity increase from last year.
- You’re unique!: Nowhere else in the United States did a comfort food-inspired name crack the top five in any of our categories other than in Minneapolis. For some reason, Twin Cities’ denizens love naming their cats Hashbrown. But just to make the trend even stranger, we didn’t even find one dog named after the delicious comfort food.
More Fun for Minneapolis’ Dogs
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