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 2020 in Portland 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 Portland? 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 Portland this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
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: Flint
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Tommy
- Beloved sci-fi and fantasy franchises account for some of the top trending names for dogs including Rey (Star Wars), Spock (Star Trek), and Hagrid (Harry Potter.)
- Missing baseball in person? Names of iconic fields Wrigley and Fenway are trending up for dogs.
- In addition to the always-popular Lily and Daisy, Portlanders increasingly named their pets after nature. Trending names were Rain, Moon, Forrest, Rosey, Buttercup and Meadow for dogs and Petunia for cats.
- Fun 80s throwback names for dogs popped up in Stumptown this year, including trending names Odie (Garfield) and Link (Zelda).
- Portland foodies have been inspired this year to name their dogs Mango, Roux, and Frosty and their cats Pebbles.
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
- Fun Merch to Personalize with Your Dog or Cat’s Name!
Thanks to Rover, it’s never been easier to find a trusted dog walker or pet sitter in your neighborhood. Search and book the perfect sitter to take care of your Max. Or Luna. Or Bella. Or Kitty. Or Oliver. Or Jack….