Top Female Dog Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Daisy
  4. Lucy
  5. Lola
  6. Molly
  7. Zoe
  8. Stella
  9. Lily
  10. Coco

Top Male Dog Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Milo
  3. Max
  4. Leo
  5. Rocky
  6. Winston
  7. Teddy
  8. Duke
  9. Buddy
  10. Ollie

Top 10 Female Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lily
  4. Lucy
  5. Daisy
  6. Lola
  7. Nala
  8. Kitty
  9. Sophie
  10. Cleo

Top 10 Male Cat Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Leo
  3. Milo
  4. Oliver
  5. Jack
  6. Simba
  7. Max
  8. Loki
  9. Gus
  10. Jasper

Calgary's Top Female Dog Names

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Lucy
  4. Molly
  5. Rosie
  6. Daisy
  7. Lola
  8. Stella
  9. Ruby
  10. Maggie

Calgary's Top Male Dog Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Max
  3. Gus
  4. Milo
  5. Winston
  6. Ollie
  7. Rocky
  8. Tucker
  9. Jasper
  10. Murphy

Calgary's Top Female Cats Names

  1. Luna
  2. Chloe
  3. Lola
  4. Willow
  5. Daisy
  6. Kitty
  7. Molly
  8. Nala
  9. Roxy
  10. Lucy

Calgary's Top Male Cats Names

  1. Gus
  2. Loki
  3. Archie
  4. Blue
  5. Charlie
  6. Frank
  7. Milo
  8. Smokey
  9. Benny
  10. Jack

Edmonton's Top Female Dog Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Daisy
  4. Lucy
  5. Rosie
  6. Coco
  7. Maggie
  8. Ruby
  9. Stella
  10. Willow

Edmonton's Top Male Dog Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Max
  3. Tucker
  4. Bear
  5. Gus
  6. Hank
  7. Milo
  8. Murphy
  9. Diesel
  10. Jasper

Edmonton's Top Female Cats Names

  1. Luna
  2. Kitty
  3. Lily
  4. Willow
  5. Bella
  6. Lola
  7. Chloe
  8. Cleo
  9. Daisy
  10. Lucy

Edmonton's Top Male Cats Names

  1. Chester
  2. Loki
  3. Oliver
  4. Winston
  5. Jack
  6. Milo
  7. Simba
  8. Jasper
  9. Max
  10. Smokey

Ottawa's Top Female Dog Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Bailey
  4. Daisy
  5. Lucy
  6. Abby
  7. Maggie
  8. Nala
  9. Stella
  10. Poppy

Ottawa's Top Male Dog Names

  1. Milo
  2. Charlie
  3. Max
  4. Toby
  5. Ace
  6. Buddy
  7. Jax
  8. Leo
  9. Oliver
  10. Tucker

Ottawa's Top Female Cats Names

  1. Luna
  2. Kitty
  3. Stella
  4. Ella
  5. Molly
  6. Nala
  7. Angel
  8. Bella
  9. Cleo
  10. Coco

Ottawa's Top Male Cats Names

  1. Simba
  2. Max
  3. Milo
  4. Ollie
  5. Oscar
  6. Winston
  7. Frank
  8. Fred
  9. Jack
  10. Kiki

Toronto's Top Female Dog Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Coco
  4. Daisy
  5. Lola
  6. Nala
  7. Lucy
  8. Bailey
  9. Molly
  10. Rosie

Toronto's Top Male Dog Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Oscar
  3. Leo
  4. Simba
  5. Finn
  6. Henry
  7. Milo
  8. Bear
  9. Felix
  10. Gus

Toronto's Top Female Cats Names

  1. Luna
  2. Lola
  3. Bella
  4. Sophie
  5. Daisy
  6. Lily
  7. Coco
  8. Lucy
  9. Cookie
  10. Frankie

Toronto's Top Male Cats Names

  1. Oliver
  2. Oscar
  3. Leo
  4. Simba
  5. Finn
  6. Henry
  7. Milo
  8. Bear
  9. Felix
  10. Gus

Vancouver's Top Female Dog Names

  1. Bella
  2. Lola
  3. Lucy
  4. Daisy
  5. Nala
  6. Maggie
  7. Stella
  8. Coco
  9. Willow
  10. Bailey

Vancouver's Top Male Dog Names

  1. Milo
  2. Charlie
  3. Leo
  4. Ollie
  5. Finn
  6. Winston
  7. Jack
  8. Loki
  9. Duke
  10. Hugo

Vancouver's Top Female Cats Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Nala
  4. Cleo
  5. Lily
  6. Chloe
  7. Lola
  8. Oreo
  9. Rosie
  10. Sophie

Vancouver's Top Male Cats Names

  1. Leo
  2. Oliver
  3. Charlie
  4. Gus
  5. Milo
  6. Simba
  7. Henry
  8. Max
  9. Coco
  10. Hugo

The Most Popular Dog and Cat Names in 2021

Top 5 Female Dog Names

Luna has taken the top spot for female dog names this year, moving last year’s favourite, Bella, to the number two spot. Lucy and Daisy also swapped places this year, with Daisy taking third and Lucy taking fourth in the ranking. New to the top five this year is Lola, replacing last year’s fifth place contender, Molly.

The top 5 most popular female dog names

Top 5 Male Dog Names

Charlie tops the list of male dog names again this year, while Milo edged out Max for second place. After Max in third is Leo, which moved from fifth place last year to fourth place in 2021. Last but not least, Rocky rounds out the top five list in fifth place.

The top 5 most popular male dog names

Top 5 Female Cat Names

Luna and Bella top the most popular female cat names again this year, in first and second places respectively. Lily beat out Lucy for third place, pushing Lucy to fourth, and new to the top five this year is Daisy in fifth place.

The top 5 most popular female cat names

Top 5 Male Cat Names

Charlie has found his way to the top of the male cat names list this year, taking first place away from Milo who now sits in third. Leo moved from fourth place last year to second place this year, while Oliver slid from second down to fourth to take Leo’s former spot. Rounding out the list in fifth place is a new name to the top five this year: Jack.

The top 5 most popular male cat names

Top Trending Cat and Dog Names of the Year

Pandemic Pets Get COVID-Inspired Names

The most popular COVID-inspired dog names in 2021 were Covi and Rona, with Rona making the list for the first time along with Fauci. For our feline friends, 2021 put the cat names Delta and Zoom on the map.

A dog wearing a covid mask. Pandemic pets get covid-inspired names.

Olympics-Inspired Pet Names Took Gold in 2021

Canadian athletes had some epic moments at the Tokyo Olympics last summer. The most popular Olympic athlete-inspired pet names are Maggie, Penny, and Andre. 

This is not a surprise, as Maggie (Mac Neil) took home gold in the women’s butterfly, swimmer Penny (Oleksiak) became the most decorated Summer Olympian for Canada, and Andre (De Grasse) is now a 6-time Olympic medalist in sprinting.

Olympics-inspired cat and dog names

It’s All About Moira: Schitt’s Creek-Inspired Pet Names

Schitts Creek, the Canadian hit series, continues to inspire dog names. David and Twyla are trending up for the second year in a row, while 2021 put the dog names Mutt and Moira on the map. The sheer number of cats named Moira not only outnumbered dogs, but made Moira the most popular Schitt’s Creek-inspired name of this year.

Schitt's Creek-inspired pet names

Game of Thrones

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the first episode of the Game of Thrones TV series and dog owners are celebrating. Dragon, Arya, Winter, and Stark are trending up 122%, 31%, 28%, and 22%, respectively. But Daenerys and Sansa seem to be falling out of favor—they’re trending down 28% and 87%.

And for the first time 2021 put the dog name Cersei on the map.

Roll Out the Red Carpet for These Celebrity Names

Canadians are naming their cats and dogs after famous celebrities including Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Doja Cat, Oprah, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian.

Celebrity-inspired dog names

Yes, There Are Cats Named Lucifer (After the TV Show, of Course)

After 6 seasons, the hit TV show Lucifer came to close in 2021. Cats named Lucifer are on the rise as a result, trending up 59%.

Michelle Obama’s Mochi and Waffles

Inspired by Michelle Obama’s TV show for kids, the dog names Mochi and Waffles are trending up, 2% and 82% respectively.

These Are the Names You’re Looking for: Star Wars & The Mandalorian

Inspired by Star Wars and The Mandalorian, the dog names Leia, Obi, Boba and Yoda are all trending up this year in Canada!

Dogs named after Star Wars and The Mandalorian

Marvel and DC Are Dog Name Superpowers

Both nostalgic and new, Marvel and DC characters continue to be top inspiration for dog names. The most popular names for dogs are:

  • Loki
  • Pepper
  • Thor
  • Storm
  • Quinn

The greatest growth in superhero (Marvel/DC) names for dogs goes to Jarvis (+222%), followed by Fury, Pyro, Bucky, and Viper.

These Names See the Forest for the Trees

The Canadian wilderness has inspired dog owners’ choice in dog names. Specifically, common trees are popping up as popular dog names. The top tree-inspired names are Willow, Maple, and Cedar. 

Also shout out to the dogs named Timber.

Who’s That Pokémon?! Er...Dog Name?

Many of Canada’s top trending dog names are inspired by Pokémon characters. 

The #1 trending dog name in Canada nationally is Sora, leader of Emerald Gym. The #2 trending name is Venus, one of the original four Cipher Admins. #5 is Cole, Pokémon Solar Light & Lunar Dark, #7 is Karl, a major character who appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions. #9 is Gaia, a hack of Pokémon Fire Red. #10 is Booker, aka Booker Hastings, from Pokémon Ranger. Kenzo is #19.

17 of the top 20 trending names in Canada can be traced back to Pokémon.

Canadian Cat and Dog Owners Looked to the Stars This Year

Dogs named Mars are trending up 496% this year. Venus is trending up 722% and perhaps inspired by Ursa Major, the dog name Ursa is up 122%. Pluto is also trending up 58% and Titan is trending up 19%.

Sports Names Are a Win for Canadian Pet Parents

Famous former Canadian hockey player Wayne Gretzky often serves as inspiration for dog names. However this year the name Gretzky is trending down 78%.

On the flip side, Cole is the #5 trending name in Canada in 2021, up 622% this year. It’s not a surprise, given the star quality of the Montreal Canadiens hockey player Cole Caufield.

We’ll Toast to These Food & Drink-Inspired Names

The most popular food-inspired names in 2021 are Pepper, Olive, Oreo, Maple, Cookie, and Honey. Honorable mention: The dog name Schnitzel is trending up 22%.

Top 5 most popular sweets-inspired dog names:

    • Oreo
    • Maple
    • Cookie
    • Honey
    • Mochi

Top 5 most popular sweets-inspired cat names:

    • Oreo
    • Pumpkin
    • Cookie
    • Mochi
    • Maple

Extra: Donut is trending up 122% this year!

Top 5 most popular alcohol-inspired dog names:

    • Whiskey
    • Guinness
    • Tito
    • Caesar
    • Pinot

Top 5 most popular fruit-inspired cat names:

    • Mango
    • Kiwi
    • Peaches
    • Lemon
    • Coconut

 

Top 100 Female Dog Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Daisy
  4. Lucy
  5. Lola
  6. Molly
  7. Zoe
  8. Stella
  9. Lily
  10. Coco
  11. Rosie
  12. Bailey
  13. Nala
  14. Maggie
  15. Willow
  16. Roxy
  17. Ruby
  18. Penny
  19. Ellie
  20. Nova
  21. Piper
  22. Charlie
  23. Pepper
  24. Sophie
  25. Millie
  26. Chloe
  27. Abby
  28. Olive
  29. Poppy
  30. Hazel
  31. Winnie
  32. Phoebe
  33. Frankie
  34. Lulu
  35. Ella
  36. Maple
  37. Marley
  38. Leia
  39. Honey
  40. Mocha
  41. Oreo
  42. Blu
  43. Skye
  44. Gigi
  45. Cookie
  46. Ginger
  47. Holly
  48. Riley
  49. Freya
  50. Emma
  51. Scout
  52. Cleo
  53. Ivy
  54. Belle
  55. Minnie
  56. Penelope
  57. Georgia
  58. Lady
  59. Tilly
  60. Angel
  61. Billie
  62. Dolly
  63. Ava
  64. Arya
  65. Sunny
  66. Dixie
  67. Kira
  68. Charlotte
  69. Peanut
  70. Mochi
  71. Sage
  72. Echo
  73. Macy
  74. River
  75. Josie
  76. Dakota
  77. Sky
  78. Oakley
  79. Lucky
  80. Princess
  81. Nina
  82. Miley
  83. Rory
  84. Tessa
  85. Sydney
  86. Kiki
  87. Bear
  88. Quinn
  89. Ginny
  90. Harper
  91. Roo
  92. Kiwi
  93. Maddie
  94. Peach
  95. Gypsy
  96. Heidi
  97. Trixie
  98. Mango
  99. Zelda
  100. Storm

Top 100 Male Dog Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Milo
  3. Max
  4. Leo
  5. Rocky
  6. Winston
  7. Teddy
  8. Duke
  9. Buddy
  10. Ollie
  11. Toby
  12. Tucker
  13. Jack
  14. Beau
  15. Jasper
  16. Bear
  17. Oliver
  18. Loki
  19. Murphy
  20. Finn
  21. Archie
  22. Bruno
  23. Simba
  24. Gus
  25. Jax
  26. Moose
  27. Louie
  28. Blu
  29. Kobe
  30. Oscar
  31. Hank
  32. Henry
  33. Benny
  34. Ace
  35. Otis
  36. Bailey
  37. Diesel
  38. Hunter
  39. Joey
  40. Riley
  41. Oakley
  42. Thor
  43. Romeo
  44. Chewy
  45. Rex
  46. Oreo
  47. Coco
  48. Ozzy
  49. Jake
  50. Hugo
  51. Bruce
  52. Chase
  53. Rocco
  54. Chico
  55. Louis
  56. Baxter
  57. Jackson
  58. Apollo
  59. Sam
  60. Marley
  61. Lucky
  62. Frankie
  63. Monty
  64. Tyson
  65. Scout
  66. Bandit
  67. Rio
  68. Frank
  69. Buster
  70. Levi
  71. Prince
  72. Gizmo
  73. Kai
  74. Chester
  75. Rufus
  76. Copper
  77. Alfie
  78. Ben
  79. Watson
  80. Titan
  81. Goose
  82. Kevin
  83. Bowie
  84. Rudy
  85. Mac
  86. Boomer
  87. Harry
  88. Casper
  89. Atlas
  90. Rusty
  91. Simon
  92. Guinness
  93. Luke
  94. Pepper
  95. King
  96. Sunny
  97. Bernie
  98. Cookie
  99. Tank
  100. Snoopy