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 Seattle 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 Seattle? 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 Seattle this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Seattle’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 Seattle.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Bexley
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Lula
Seattle Pet Name Trends for 2020
- Beloved local mountain ranges provide inspiration with the names Baker and Rainier trending up for dogs.
- Streaming sci-fi, fantasy and historical fiction continues to be a big inspiration for pet names in the Emerald City. For dogs, popular characters are Okoye (Black Panther), Lando, Rey and Hondo (Star Wars), Bellatrix and Draco (Harry Potter) and Tyrion (Game of Thrones).
- Dogs named after game characters are also trending, including Hanzo (Overwatch) and Shep (Animal Crossing).
- A love of electric vehicles is reflected in one of Seattle’s top-trending dog names: Tesla.
- Seattle dog lovers love anime! Totoro (The Legend of Totoro) and Korra (Legend of Korra) are both up.
More Fun for Seattle’s Dogs and Cats
Seattle pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out some of our favorite options below.
- 10 Top Off-Leash Dog Parks Near Seattle Reviewed by a Local
- 8 Dog-Friendly Coffee Shops in Seattle
- Dog’s Day Out: Seattle
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