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 2022 in Tampa 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 Tampa? 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 Tampa this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Tampa’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 Tampa.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Gator (up 782%)
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Smokey (up 478%)
Tampa Pet Name Trends for 2022
- The top-trending food-inspired names for dogs are Clover (482%), Twix (382%), and Nacho (182%). For cats, the names Sushi (379%) and Biscuit (179%) are trending up in Tampa.
- Recently voted the #1 football player in 2022, Tampa Tom knows no bounds–the name Tom is trending up 379% for cats and 82% for dogs in 2022.
- Tampa Bay Lighting fans are showing their support with the name Bolt, trending up 179% for cats.
- In memory of Florida’s favorite Golden Girl Betty White, the name Betty is trending up 482% for dogs in Tampa.
- Sunshine state of mind? The name Sunny is trending up 179% for cats in Tampa.
More Fun for Tampa’s Dogs and Cats
Tampa 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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