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The most popular pet names of 2021

The most popular pet names of 2021
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Anyone who’s ever had a pet can tell you that choosing a name for your pet is no easy task. People view their pet as a part of the family, and so when it comes to naming their pet, many people take it seriously. Some even call choosing the right name for your pet an art— a science— an intuition. After all, the name you choose can say as much about you as it does the animal.

We all know choosing the right name is important, but have you ever wondered what everyone else thinks— or rather, have you ever wondered what the most common names for pets are? If so, you’ll be happy to learn that the most popular names given to cats and dogs in 2021 have been announced.

According to Rover.com's ninth annual report on the year's most popular pet names, Fauci was one of the most popular pet names of 2021– shooting up 270% from 2020. The pet name Covid also vaulted 35%, and dogs named Zoom were up 443% to commemorate a work-from-home life. 

There also appears to be a new wave of dogs named after characters on the Netflix hit, Bridgerton. The report says Simon saw an increase of 359%, while Daphne is up 66%. Duke and Penelope are trending down, 52% and 91% respectively, but for the first time Eloise made the list.

Upwards trending alcohol-inspired names for dogs in the UK include Whiskey (226%), Fizz (134%), Scotch (59%), Cosmo (39%), and Brandy (26%).

"Each year our annual top pet names report showcases what cultural moments made an impact and clearly, the pandemic was a big factor. From sports to the TV shows we binge-watched, our pets' names were shaped by a truly unique year," Kate Jaffe, trend expert for Rover, said in a statement about the most popular pet names of 2021. "With the continuation of work from home, our bonds with our pets have grown even deeper."

Here are the most popular pet names of 2021 worldwide:

World

Top 10 male dog names 2021

Globally:

Max

Charlie

Milo

Buddy

Rocky

Bear

Leo

Teddy

Duke

Jack

 

Top 10 female dog names 2021

Bella

Luna

Lucy

Daisy

Lola

Zoe

Lily

Bailey

Molly

Stella

Canada

Top Female Dog Names in Canada

Luna
Bella
Daisy
Lucy
Lola
Molly
Zoe
Stella
Lily
Coco

Top Male Dog Names in Canada

Charlie
Milo
Max
Leo
Rocky
Winston
Teddy
Duke
Buddy
Ollie

Visit Rover.com for more information! 

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