There’s nothing 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 San Francisco? 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 San Francisco this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Did your dog or cat’s name make the list?
These cat and dog names have jumped up most in popularity this year. They showcase what’s gaining traction in San Francisco.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Solo
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Simon
- Technology rules, but tech-inspired names drool: Tech might drive the economy in San Francisco, but it wasn’t driving your pet name choices this past year. Apple and Mac both trended way down in dog names as did Tesla, Zelda, Yoshi, and Halo.
- So what is the San Francisco treat? Rice-a-Roni didn’t make the list for top-trending dog and cat names, but a lot of other food-inspired names did. The doggy name Tofu so a huge leap in popularity, up nearly 250% for dogs, while Sushi, Coffee, and Toast (hello, avocado toast!) trended up for both dogs and cats.
San Francisco 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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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….