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What are the Most Popular Pet Names for 2020?

Charlie, Critter Culture Staff
Updated Jul 20, 2020

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Pet owners choose their pet names either traditionally or by picking one associated with a pet's breed, fur colors, personality traits or unique characteristics. What's interesting about pet names is that many pet owners may name their pet but hardly ever call the pet by that name! Just like the way we attach endearing nicknames to our children and grandchildren, pet owners attach nicknames to pets simply because they love them and consider them a member of the family.

Helpful Tips for Choosing a Pet Name

  • Giving your pet a one or two syllable name makes it easier for pets to recognize when owners call them. Pets respond better to simple names and to names owners use all the time.
  • Dog owners who plan to train their dog to be obedient should avoid names that sound similar to "no," "yes" and "sit." It can make it difficult for dogs to distinguish the difference between their name and a command.
  • Need inspiration? Your pet's breed and heritage may provide insight into what kind of name you want for your pet.

Pet Names and Pop Culture

When searching for popular pet names, you'll no doubt notice a lot of the "top 10 pet names" are associated with the latest movie or song hits. Children love to name their pets after animals starring in the latest Disney or Pixar film. If you're not sure what to name your newest family member, why not ask your kids or neighbor's kids? They'll probably give you more ideas for pet names than you know what to do with!

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Adorable 'A' Names

pet names

Abby, Angel, Apollo, Annie, Akira, Alaska, and Azura

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Beautiful 'B' Names

house pets pet names

Bailey, Bella, Bear, Babushka, Billy, Buster, Bubbles and Babe

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Charming 'C' Names for Your Cat

cats pet names

Chloe, Coco, Cody, Caesar, Cheese, Cracker, Charlie, and Cosmo

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Darling 'D' Names for Your Dog

dog pet names

Duke, Danger, Daisy, Dusty, Danny, Dobby, Domino, and Duchess

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Energetic 'E' Names

energetic pet names

Emma, Ebony, Edwin, Elf, Elmo, Equinox, Ewok, and Earl Grey

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Fantastic 'F' Names for Your Fur-baby

fur baby pet names

Falcon, Franco, Faith, Fido, Fifi, Fishbone, Fletcher, Flossy, and Franklin

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Great 'G' Names

puppies pet names

Ginger, Gizmo, Galaxy, Gatsby, Garcia, Galileo, Garfield, Garlic, Gemini

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Happy 'H' Names for Your House Pets

house pets pet names

Hachi-ko, Hacker, Hairball, Halo, Hamilton, Harold, Hickory, and Holly

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Ingenious 'I' Names

naming pet names

Iggy, Iago, Indiana, Irwin, Izzy, Igloo, Inky, and Ingot

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Joyful 'J' Names

cats pet names

Jack, Jade, Jagger, Jalepeno, Jasmine, Jazzy, Jojo, and Jupiter

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Kitschy 'K' Names

dogs pet names

Kafka, Kale, Kandy, Kanga, Kate, Karma, Katya, and Ketchup

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Lovely 'L' Names

great pet names

Lacey, Layla, Lancelot, Lassie, Lavender, Lentil, and Lulu

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Meaningful 'M' Names

pet names animals

Mac, Macaron, Magnet, Mango, Marco, Margherita, and Munchkin

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Nice 'N' Names

names for dogs

Nacho, Napa, Nectarine, Nesbit, Nibble, Ninja, and Noodles

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Original 'O' Names

names for cats

Oatmeal, Oberon, Ocean, Olay, Olive, Oliver, Omar, and Omelet

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Pretty 'P' Names for Your Pets

puppies pet names

Pablo, Paisley, Panda, Paprika, Pepper, Patches, Penney, and Pickles

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Quirky 'Q' Names

pet name

Queenie, Quesadilla, Quigly, Quizzie, Quack, and Quasimodo

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Rare 'R' Names

pets

Racer, Radish, Ragdoll, Ragu, Raisin, Rascal, Ravioli, and Red

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Sweet 'S' Names

sweet pet names

Sabrina, Sadie, Saddle, Sake, Salt, Sashimi, Sausage, Scrappy, and Stormy

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Tasteful 'T' Names

cute pet names

Tahini, Tapioca, Taro, Tatum, Teacup, Teaspoon, Thatcher, Tiger, and Tucker

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Unusual 'U' Names

animals pet names

Ulysses, Urchin, Umbrella, Uma, Ubuntu, and Unicorn

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Valiant 'V' Names

animal pet names

Valentino, Vanilla, Veggie, Vermouth, Vernon, and Voodoo

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Wonderful 'W' Names

dog pet names

Waffles, Wade, Waldo, Walton, Warlock, Wasabi, Woolly, Weasel, and Whiskey

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Extraordinary 'X' Names

cat pet names

X-Ray, Xairis, Xandria, Xippo, Xia, Xena and Xenos

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Young 'Y' Names

pet name

Yahoo, Yaz, Yertle, Yukon, Yvon, Yandro and Yoga

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Zany 'Z' Names

pet names

Zachary, Zadie, Zelda, Zebra, Zamboni, Zeke, Zeppelin, Ziggy, and Zodiac

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