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Denver’s Most Popular Pet Names & Trends…and COVID’s impact!

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Just how has COVID and the year’s events helped shape culture? 
 
Apparently, we’ve been impacted all the way down to how we name our pets. The Dog People at Rover have just unveiled their eighth annual report of the year’s most popular pet names and this year’s data confirms that our pets are truly a reflection of our passions, our day-to-day realities and an enduring sense of humor.

The COVID-19 pandemic not only gave rise to the more obvious names, like Covi (up 1,159%), Rona (up 69%) and Corona (up 24%), it also led to the emergence of names like Fauci (a new name in 2020). The pandemic has brought about a new reality for many Americans, as well, with self-isolation and less socialization becoming the new normal. 

 
Binge-watching television is now a common pastime in most households and new pet names are a reflection with Geralt, from The Witcher, up 9,308% (the number one trending dog name in 2020), Mando, of The Mandalorian on Disney+, up 2,658% (the number two trending dog name of 2020), and Tiger King’s “Carol” [Baskins] is trending up 46% in dog names. 
 
Here are some of the Denver-specific highlights:
  • Top Trending Dog Name: Beretta
  • Top Trending Cat Name: Franklin
  • Top 5 Female Dog Names: Bella, Luna, Lucy, Daisy and Stella
  • Top 5 Male Dog Names: Charlie, Max, Cooper, Bear and Milo
  • Top 5 Female Cat Names: Luna, Franklin, Lucy, Chloe and Lily
  • Top 5 Male Cat Names: Leo, Milo, Charlie, Dexter and Oliver
  • Space and sci-fi inspiration, perhaps from this year’s SpaceX rocket launch, is boosting popularity for dog names like Moon, Neptune and Romulus
  • Denverites are getting back to basics. Fido is trending up for dogs and Frank is up for cats!
  • Car makers are inspiring pets owners with Chevy and Ford trending up for dogs and Jetta for cats.
  • Franklin as a cat name increased 975%!

Check out Denver’s Top Pet Names & Trends report. 

Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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