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 Edmonton 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 Edmonton? 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 Edmonton this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Edmonton’s Top Dog and Cat Names
Did your dog or cat’s name make the list?
Top 5 Female Dog Names Edmonton
Top 5 Male Dog Names Edmonton
Top 5 Female Cat Names Edmonton
Top 5 Male Cat Names Edmonton
These cat and dog names have jumped up most in popularity this year. They showcase what’s gaining traction in Edmonton.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Leia (+690%)
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Lily (+345%)
Edmonton Pet Name Trends for 2021
- The force is strong in Edmonton. Dogs named Luke and Leia were trending up 690% and 90%, respectively. In fact, Leia was the top trending name for dogs in 2021.
- Sweet tooth? Dogs named Oreo (390%), Cookie (140%), Muffin (90%), Sugar (90%), Toffee (90%) were all trending up in 2021.
- Do dogs with caffeine-inspired names have more energy? Dogs named Java (390%), Chai (90%), Pepsi (90%) were all trending up in 2021. The 2020 Summer Olympics put the cat name Tokyo on the map in 2021.
More Fun for Edmonton’s Dogs and Cats
Edmonton pet parents have plenty of options for dog-friendly activities, indoors and out. Check out our guide on the 5 best dog friendly hikes near Edmonton.
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