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 2022 in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia? 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 Philadelphia this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Philadelphia’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 the city.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Nola (up 1,373%)
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Jasper (up 751%)
Philadelphia Pet Name Trends for 2022
The top-trending food-inspired dog names in Orlando are Dolce (474%), Wasabi (474%), and Mango (173%). For cats, the names Nugget (351%), Mochi (318%), and Avocado (151%) are trending up.
The top-three music-inspired names for Orlando dogs are an eclectic mix of Snoop (473%), Bowie (423%), and Journey (374%).
Inspired by the Marvel Universe, the names Stark (673%), Groot (373%), and Thanos (373%) are trending up for dogs in Orlando.
With the Kennedy Space Station nearby, it’s no surprise that space-inspired names are trending for dogs—Jupiter (74%), Kennedy (74%), Rocket (53%), and Star (40%) are trending up compared to 2021.
Trend 5: Human names are trending up for cats in Orlando—Jasper (751%), Missy (651%), Mia (551%), and Bruce (451%) are up compared to 2021.
More Fun for Philadelphia’s Dogs and Cats
Philly 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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