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 2021 in Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis? 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 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: Panda (+1,524%)
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Lola (+1,415%)
Minneapolis Dog and Cat Name Trends for 2021
- Looks like dog parents in Minneapolis may have a favorite vacation destination. The name Maui was trending up by 1,224% in 2021.
- The most popular new-to-the-list name for dogs was Boba in 2021.
- Classic human-inspired names were all the rage for cats in Minneapolis, with Alice, Thomas, and Beau the most popular for 2021.
- Cat names inspired by other animals were trending up in 2021, with Bear, Panda, and and Bunny trending by 365%, 315%, 215%, respectively.
More Fun for Minneapolis’ Dogs and Cats
Minneapolis 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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