These were the most popular cat and dog names in Canada for 2020

Dec 1 2020, 6:07 pm

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for all year. The most popular Canadian dog and cat names of 2020 have finally been announced.

The list, shared by Rover, highlights the most common names for male and female dogs and cats from the past year. The company looks at tens of thousands of names to uncover new trends, as well as some honourable mentions inspired by pop culture.

Some of the most popular names for doggos, unsurprisingly, included Charlie, Cooper, and Bella. And as for felines, Luna, Milo, and Oliver were at the top of the pack. There were, however, plenty of less traditional names that caught recognition.

For example, Rover found multiple dogs that were named Maple Syrup. There was also a 51% increase in dogs named Ketchup.

Canadian television series Schitt’s Creek also played a major role in this year’s most popular names, with names like Twyla, Alexis, and David on the rise.

Meanwhile, Canadian celebrities like Carly Rae Jepson, Shawn Mendez, and Shania Twain were additional sources of inspiration this year for both canines and felines.

So without further ado, here are the most popular cat and dog names in Canada for 2020, as well as some fun honourable mentions:

Top 10 Male Dog Names

1. Charlie
2. Max
3. Milo
4. Cooper
5. Leo
6. Buddy
7. Rocky
8. Bentley
9. Murphy
10. Tucker

Top 10 Female Dog Names

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

Top 10 Male Cat Names

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

Top 10 Female Cat Names

1. Luna
2. Bella
3. Lucy
4. Lily
5. Nala
6. Mia
7. Molly
8. Cleo
9. Kitty
10. Stella

Top 5 “alcohol-inspired” dog names

1. Brandy
2. Scotch
3. Whiskey
4. Tequila
5. Pinot

Top 5 “alcohol-inspired” cat names

1. Tequila
2. Porto
3. Pinot
4. Syrah
5. Scotch

Top 5 “sweets-inspired” cat and dog names

1. Oreo
2. Honey
3. Mochi
4. Cocoa
5. Brownie

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