Most Popular Dog and Cat Names 2021


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From Embrace Pet Insurance, here are the top names for dogs and cats in 2021.

Top 10 Dog Names of 2021

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Max
  4. Daisy
  5. Charlie
  6. Lucy
  7. Milo
  8. Buddy
  9. Rocky
  10. Cooper

Top 10 Cat Names of 2021

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Oliver
  4. Milo
  5. Leo
  6. Simba
  7. Lucy
  8. Loki
  9. Max
  10. Nala

Pet name observations:

  • Of the pet names listed above as most popular, with the likely exceptions of Nala, Loki, Simba, Cooper and Buddy – these also human names.
  • Many traditional dog names, Fido, Lassie Snoopy, etc are now names of the past.
  • The most common cat name (Luna) is the second most common dog name and the most common dog name (Bella) is the second most common cat name.
  • Max fell – for several years the most common dog name is now at number three.
  • Luna, Bella, Max, Milo and Lucy appear on both lists, among the most common dog and cat names.