The results are in! Every year we dig into Rover’s database of over 35,000 pet parents to uncover pet name trends, including the most popular dog and cat names of 2020 in Ottawa 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 Ottawa? 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 Ottawa this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Ottawa’s Top Dog and Cat Names
Did your dog or cat’s name make the list?
Top 5 Female Dog Names Ottawa
Top 5 Male Dog Names Ottawa
Top 5 Female Cat Names Ottawa
Top 5 Male Cat Names Ottawa
These cat and dog names have jumped up most in popularity this year. They showcase what’s gaining traction in Ottawa.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Romeo
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Milly
Ottawa Pet Name Trends for 2020
- Dog owners in Ottawa are huge hockey fans: The dog name Stanley (inspired by the Stanley Cup) are up 141% in 2020.
- Ottawa pet owners are naming their pets after classic Disney movies: The dog name Nala—Lion King—is trending up 20%, while the cat name Bagheera—The Jungle Book—is trending up 116%.
- Minnie Mouse inspires cat owners in Ottawa in more ways than one: Cats named both Minnie and Mouse are trending up 16% and 116%, respectively.
More Fun for Ottawa’s Dogs and Cats
Ottawa 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 Ottawa.
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