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 Philadelphia? 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 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: Elle
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Merlin
Philadelphia Pet Name Trends for 2019
- Hope springs eternal: The Eagles and Phillies may not have had great seasons this past year, but Philadelphians prove they aren’t fair-weather fans by naming their dogs after their favorite players anyhow. He may be gone, but Chase Utley is still inspiring dog names while in football, Foles, Gibson, Kelce, and Dawkins are all hugely popular names.
- Food names are the rage: While it sure would be fun if you Philadelphians would name your pets Philly-inspired foods names like Cream Cheese or Cheesesteak, instead you’ve opted for more common foods like Muffin, Brie, Sushi, and Butter which are all trending up.
More Fun for Philadelphia’s Dogs
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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