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 Portland? 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 Portland this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Portland’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 Rose City.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Ruggles
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Olive
Portland Pet Name Trends for 2019
- Is being a hipster so uncool that it’s cool again?: Portland gets a lot of flack for being way too cool for school, and the popular choices for dogs reflect a lot of that hipster coolness. This past year hipster baby names also inspired dog names as well, with Levi, Mason, and Dutch all up over 50%.
- Food doesn’t inspire you, except when it does: In general, food names trended down, with Cupcake and Sushi both losing ground since last year. However, Pancake was the #1 trending name for dogs last year, so I guess Portland’s tastes (or taste buds) have just moved on.
- Mountains and rivers and skies, oh my!: Portland is surrounded by mountains and skyscapes so beautiful they can leave you breathless, so it’s no surprise that names inspired by space and nature are popular in Rip City. For dog lovers, space-inspired names such as Nova, Comet, Star, Moon, and Astro were on the rise. For cat lovers, the trend was nature with Lily, Shadow, Willow, Rosie, and Maple all trending up this year.
More Fun for Portland’s Dogs
Portland pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out some of our favorite options below.
- Dog’s Day Out: Portland
- 5 Best Dog-Friendly Campgrounds Near Portland
- Top 5 Dog-Friendly Hikes Near Portland
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