The results are in! Every year we dig into Rover’s database of tens of thousands of pet parents to uncover pet name trends, including the most popular dog and cat names of 2021 in Calgary and across Canada.
While the trends change, one thing remains the same: The names dog and cat 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 Calgary? Did your dog’s name make the top 5 locally? Or maybe even the top 100 in the country? 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 Calgary this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Calgary’s Top Dog and Cat Names
Did your dog or cat’s name make the list?
Top 5 Female Dog Names Calgary
Top 5 Male Dog Names Calgary
Top 5 Female Cat Names Calgary
Top 5 Male Cat Names Calgary
These cat and dog names have jumped up most in popularity this year. They showcase what’s gaining traction in Calgary.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Benny
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Daisy
Calgary Pet Name Trends for 2021
- There were several Calgary cats named Lucifer, and an increase in cats named Vader in 2021.
- Without much leisure travel happening these days, it’s no surprise to see the names Chicago, London, and Everest are new to the list for cats.
- The travel bug inspired dog parents as well in 2021, with Phoenix (197%) and Austin (97%) trending up in Calgary.
- Calgary-area foodies unite! Dogs named Nugget (697%), Biscuit (197%), Cinnamon (97%), Mango (97%), and Nacho (97%) were all trending up in 2021.
More Fun for Calgary’s Dogs and Cats
Calgary pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out our guide on the 5 best dog friendly hikes in the Calgary area.
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