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 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.
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: Bucky (up 1,274%)
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Butters (up 769%)
Portland Pet Name Trends for 2022
- The top-trending food-inspired dog names in Portland are Sweet Pea (674%), Ravioli (474%), and Apple (374%). For cats, Barley (469%), Cheeto (469%), and Bagel (369%) are trending up in 2022.
- The name Indiana Bones is trending up by 674% for Portland dogs.
- Inspired by Portland Timbers players, the names Bravo (74%) and Chara (24%) are trending up for dogs in 2022.
- Inspired by Marvel’s streaming series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, the name Kora is trending up 774% for dogs in Portland.
- Classic pet name Mittens is trending up 669% for cats in Portland.
More Fun for Portland’s Dogs and Cats
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!
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