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 2021 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: Reese (+1,078%)
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Boba (+1,436%)
Seattle Pet Name Trends for 2021
- Increasingly a food city, Seattle is home to plenty of cats named after popular foods like Sushi (+236%), Brownie (+336%) and Miso (+170%).
- The Netflix series, Queen’s Gambit, took much of the US by storm in 2021, but Seattle pet parents also named their dogs after the series. Gambit is trending up 128%.
- The Pacific Northwest loyalty is strong. There were twice as many dogs named Rainier in 2021 than 2020. This year also put the dog name Ocean on the map. We’re still waiting for the day that we see a dog named Dungeness.
- Seattle is a relatively eco-minded city, so it’s no surprise that the dog name Greta (after Greta Thunberg) is up 353% this year.
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
- The Best Seattle Winter Hikes
- Getting Married? Check Out These Dog-Friendly Wedding Venues
- Dog-Friendly Campgrounds in the Area
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