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 Washington D.C.? 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 D.C. 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 D.C.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Saint
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Bandit
- You vote for political names: Politics are the name of the game in D.C. and we’re seeing that in the names you choose, or don’t, for your pets as well. This past year, Bernie may not have been as popular as year’s past, down 29%, but Lincoln is up 62% and Hope springs eternal with the name trending up 61% for dog owners.
- You’re tuned in to TV-inspired names: Our nation’s capital has inspired a lot of D.C.-based television shows and those shows have, in turn, inspired the names you’re choosing. This past year, the Scandal-inspired names Quinn and Grant were both trending for dogs and Olivia was up for cats. Meanwhile, House of Card’s character Remy proved less popular than last year, and though it’s still popular, it’s trending down 27%.
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