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 San Jose 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 San Jose? 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 San Jose 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 San Jose.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Jameson
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Panda
- Appa, a character from Avatar: The Last Airbender, is trending up 339% in dog names in San Jose.
- Fornite-inspired dog name, Midas, is trending up over 300% in dog names in San Jose.
- Tech-inspired names Django and Mac are trending up in dog names, while Tesla and Pixel are trending down.
- Due to the year of COVID, Corona and Rona are trending up among dog names in San Jose this year but not in cats.
- Overall, sports names are trending down this year in San Jose, although not a huge surprise given sports were largely canceled in 2020 due to COVID.
- Stinson, inspired by Stinson Beach, is trending up 40% in dog names.
San Jose 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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- 6 Best Dog Friendly Hikes Near San Jose, CA
- 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….