The Most Popular U.S. Pet Names of 2019

Choosing the right pet name is serious business—even if your dog’s name is Peanut Butter. That’s because the perfect name, like the perfect pet sitter, has to fit your pet’s personality (and yours).

Every year at Rover, we delve into our database of over a million pets to determine which names are leading the pack. In the process, we uncover the trends and cultural moments that inspire us.

Read on for the most popular dog names of 2019, plus find name trends and data for cats, dog breeds, and so much more.

And don’t miss this sweet video featuring the stories behind real dog names.

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Top Female Dog Names

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

Top Male Dog Names

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Cooper
  4. Buddy
  5. Rocky
  6. Milo
  7. Jack
  8. Bear
  9. Duke
  10. Teddy

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Trendsetting Pet Names

Variety and creativity are the new normal for pet names. Don’t be surprised to hear “Fetch, Dumpling!” or “Here, Nebula!” at the dog park (or cat cafe) this year. Hot baby names are tops for puppies and kittens, too. Move over Fido—it’s time for Finn and Fiona.

Top 5 Female Dog Names

Bella, Luna, Lucy, Daisy, and Lily are the happy-go-lucky bunch at the top.

dog names this year that are popular include luna, lily, and molly

Top 5 Male Dog Names

Rocky is new to the top five boys’ list, while the other four are solid canine citizens: Max, Charlie, Cooper, and Buddy.

Top 5 Female Cat Names

Cat moms and dads fell in love with Luna! It soared past Bella, Lily, Lucy, and Kitty.

Top 5 Male Cat Names

Pet parents must be nostalgic for Disney’s Oliver and Company because Oliver is big for boy cats. Leo, Milo, Charlie, and Max round out the top.

Pop Culture Pets

Pet parents love their TV, movies, and music.

Game of Thrones Cat and Dog Names

Game of Thrones wrapped up this year, but our furry friends will carry the torch! Arya even slipped into the top 100 dog names.

Music Names for Dogs and Cats

Musicians inspired creative monikers for our pets, from stylish Lady Gaga to girl-next-door Taylor Swift and iconic Beyonce.

Hot this year: Lizzo (up 100%!) and Cardi B in all variations.

More Movies and TV

New movies and classic franchises alike inspired pet parents in 2019: Genie is up thanks to the Aladdin reboot, while WoodyBuzz Lightyear, and Slinky Dog (new this year!) were on the rise due to Toy Story 4.

Superheroes are especially big for dogs! Okoye is up 250%, Nebula is up 163%, and Black Widow is up 100%. Villains find their way onto the list, too, with Sauron and Bellatrix both up 200%, followed by Thanos and Tywin.

Top Superhero Names for Dogs and Cats

  1. Harley
  2. Loki
  3. Thor
  4. Flash
  5. May
  6. Drax
  7. Ronan
  8. Valkyrie
  9. Mary Jane
  10. Stan

Pets Named for Celebrities and Royals

Celebrity baby names are big for pets: Stormi and Saint are trending way up.

Other rising stars include Keanu (up 93%), Kim (up 47%), Ariana (up 54%) and JLo (up 30%).

Royal pet names are trending with Princess Diana up 200%, Queen Elizabeth up 150%, Archie up 45%, Meghan up 42%, and Charlotte up 24%.

Marijuana Dog Names (Cats, Too)

The weed-craze has swept dog lovers as names like Budder (up 600%), Dank (up 116%), Indica (up 93%), Herb (up 66%) and Kush (up 62%) are all trending upwards.

Food and Wine and Furry Friends, Oh My

From boozy brunch to natural noshing, food trends are serious pet name inspiration this year.

Fun fact: dog names after comforting sweets and baked goods took off in 2019.

Trending Carb Names

  • Cake
  • Croissant
  • Brioche
  • Waffles
  • Cupcake
  • Pancakes

Meanwhile, cat owners are caffeinated. Eight of the top ten drink-themed cat names are coffee-inspired! That includes Mocha, Kona, Latte, Coffee, Cappuccino, Espresso, and even Macchiato.

Top 10 Food and Drink Dog Names

  1. Pepper
  2. Ginger
  3. Kona
  4. Oreo
  5. Peanut
  6. Sammy
  7. Cookie
  8. Mocha
  9. Sugar
  10. Biscuit

Top 10 Food and Beverage Names for Cats

  1. Oreo
  2. Pepper
  3. Pumpkin
  4. Sammy
  5. Ginger
  6. Peanut
  7. Cookie
  8. Snickers
  9. Sugar
  10. Mocha

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Top 100 U.S. Male Dog Names

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Cooper
  4. Buddy
  5. Rocky
  6. Milo
  7. Jack
  8. Bear
  9. Duke
  10. Teddy
  11. Oliver
  12. Bentley
  13. Tucker
  14. Beau
  15. Leo
  16. Toby
  17. Jax
  18. Zeus
  19. Winston
  20. Blue
  21. Finn
  22. Louie
  23. Ollie
  24. Murphy
  25. Gus
  26. Moose
  27. Jake
  28. Loki
  29. Dexter
  30. Hank
  31. Bruno
  32. Apollo
  33. Buster
  34. Thor
  35. Bailey
  36. Gunnar
  37. Lucky
  38. Diesel
  39. Harley
  40. Henry
  41. Koda
  42. Jackson
  43. Riley
  44. Ace
  45. Oscar
  46. Chewy
  47. Bandit
  48. Baxter
  49. Scout
  50. Jasper
  51. Maverick
  52. Sam
  53. Cody
  54. Gizmo
  55. Shadow
  56. Simba
  57. Rex
  58. Brody
  59. Tank
  60. Marley
  61. Otis
  62. Remi / Remy
  63. Roscoe
  64. Rocco
  65. Sammy
  66. Cash
  67. Boomer
  68. Prince
  69. Benji
  70. Benny
  71. Copper
  72. Archie
  73. Chance
  74. Ranger
  75. Ziggy
  76. Luke
  77. George
  78. Oreo
  79. Hunter
  80. Rusty
  81. King
  82. Odin
  83. Coco
  84. Frankie
  85. Tyson
  86. Chase
  87. Theo
  88. Romeo
  89. Bruce
  90. Rudy
  91. Zeke
  92. Kobe
  93. Peanut
  94. Joey
  95. Oakley
  96. Chico
  97. Mac
  98. Walter
  99. Brutus
  100. Samson

Top 100 U.S. Female Dog Names

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Lucy
  4. Daisy
  5. Lily
  6. Zoe
  7. Lola
  8. Molly
  9. Sadie
  10. Bailey
  11. Stella
  12. Maggie
  13. Roxy
  14. Sophie
  15. Chloe
  16. Penny
  17. Coco
  18. Nala
  19. Rosie
  20. Ruby
  21. Gracie
  22. Ellie
  23. Mia
  24. Piper
  25. Callie
  26. Abby
  27. Lexi
  28. Ginger
  29. Lulu
  30. Pepper
  31. Willow
  32. Riley
  33. Millie
  34. Harley
  35. Sasha
  36. Lady
  37. Izzy
  38. Layla
  39. Charlie
  40. Dixie
  41. Maya
  42. Annie
  43. Kona
  44. Hazel
  45. Winnie
  46. Olive
  47. Princess
  48. Emma
  49. Athena
  50. Nova
  51. Belle
  52. Honey
  53. Ella
  54. Marley
  55. Cookie
  56. Maddie
  57. Remi / Remy
  58. Phoebe
  59. Scout
  60. Minnie
  61. Dakota
  62. Holly
  63. Angel
  64. Josie
  65. Leia
  66. Harper
  67. Ava
  68. Missy
  69. Mila
  70. Sugar
  71. Shelby
  72. Poppy
  73. Blue
  74. Mocha
  75. Cleo
  76. Penelope
  77. Ivy
  78. Peanut
  79. Fiona
  80. Xena
  81. Gigi
  82. Sandy
  83. Bonnie
  84. Jasmine
  85. Baby
  86. Macy
  87. Paisley
  88. Shadow
  89. Koda
  90. Pearl
  91. Skye
  92. Delilah
  93. Nina
  94. Trixie
  95. Charlotte
  96. Aspen
  97. Arya
  98. Diamond
  99. Georgia
  100. Dolly

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