There’s nothing quite 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 Seattle? 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 Seattle 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 Seattle.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Grumpy
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Princess
- It’s raining cat and dog names: Perhaps it’s wishful thinking, but the name Sunny is up 38% for dog lovers in the Emerald City. Of course, there are a lot of realists in Seattle, as well, as evidenced by the name Rainy increasing in popularity this year by a whopping 230%.
- It’s in a Seattelite’s nature to, well, love nature: Being surrounded by mountains and water and national forests seems to have a big impact on the way Seattle residents name their dogs. Nature names are trending in Seattle with Timber (87%), Cedar (25%), and Juniper (62%) topping the dog name lists and hiking-inspired names Summit up 40% and Rainier up 83% year over year. Yoga-inspired names Zen and Lotus have increased 400% and 300% respectively.
- Seattle wants its sports team back: Perhaps in anticipation of its wayward basketball team returning, but the name Sonic for dogs is up over 200%.
Seattle 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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