The results are in! Every year we dig into Rover’s database of tens of thousands pet parents to uncover pet name trends, including the most popular dog and cat names of 2021 in Toronto 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 Toronto? 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 Toronto this year, along with trending picks. Check ‘em out.
Toronto’s Top Dog and Cat Names
Did your dog or cat’s name make the list?
Top 5 Male Dog Names Toronto
Top 5 Female Dog Names Toronto
Top 5 Female Cat Names Toronto
Top 5 Male Cat Names Toronto
These cat and dog names have jumped up most in popularity this year. They showcase what’s gaining traction in Toronto.
- #1 Trending Dog Name: Pluto (+808%)
- #1 Trending Cat Name: Olive (+449%)
Toronto Pet Name Trends for 2021
- It’s been a big year for space exploration, and clearly dog parents in Toronto have taken inspiration. The names Pluto (808%), Jupiter (408%), Rover (258%), Mars (208%), Aries (208%), Comet (108%) were all trending up in 2021.
- Craving a vacation? Dogs named Georgia (158%), London (108%), and Maui (108%) were all trending up in 2021.
- Long live the Lion King. The names Simba and Nala both made the top 10 for dogs in Toronto.
- Cat parents are taking inspiration from their favorite fruits. The names Coconut, Berry, Pineapple, Lemon, and Fig were all new to the list in 2021.
More Fun for Toronto’s Dogs and Cats
Toronto 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 Toronto.
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