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What are the Most Popular Pet Names for 2021?

What are the Most Popular Pet Names for 2021?

Charlie, Critter Culture Staff
Updated Dec 11, 2020


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!


Adorable 'A' Names

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


Beautiful 'B' Names

Bailey, Bella, Bear, Babushka, Billy, Buster, Bubbles and Babe house pets pet names


Charming 'C' Names for Your Cat

Chloe, Coco, Cody, Caesar, Cheese, Cracker, Charlie, and Cosmo cats pet names


Darling 'D' Names for Your Dog

Duke, Danger, Daisy, Dusty, Danny, Dobby, Domino, and Duchess dog pet names


Energetic 'E' Names

Emma, Ebony, Edwin, Elf, Elmo, Equinox, Ewok, and Earl Grey energetic pet names


Fantastic 'F' Names for Your Fur-baby

Falcon, Franco, Faith, Fido, Fifi, Fishbone, Fletcher, Flossy, and Franklin fur baby pet names


Great 'G' Names

Ginger, Gizmo, Galaxy, Gatsby, Garcia, Galileo, Garfield, Garlic, Gemini puppies pet names


Happy 'H' Names for Your House Pets

Hachi-ko, Hacker, Hairball, Halo, Hamilton, Harold, Hickory, and Holly house pets pet names


Ingenious 'I' Names

Iggy, Iago, Indiana, Irwin, Izzy, Igloo, Inky, and Ingot naming pet names


Joyful 'J' Names

Jack, Jade, Jagger, Jalepeno, Jasmine, Jazzy, Jojo, and Jupiter cats pet names


Kitschy 'K' Names

Kafka, Kale, Kandy, Kanga, Kate, Karma, Katya, and Ketchup dogs pet names


Lovely 'L' Names

Lacey, Layla, Lancelot, Lassie, Lavender, Lentil, and Lulu great pet names


Meaningful 'M' Names

Mac, Macaron, Magnet, Mango, Marco, Margherita, and Munchkin pet names animals


Nice 'N' Names

Nacho, Napa, Nectarine, Nesbit, Nibble, Ninja, and Noodles names for dogs


Original 'O' Names

Oatmeal, Oberon, Ocean, Olay, Olive, Oliver, Omar, and Omelet names for cats


Pretty 'P' Names for Your Pets

Pablo, Paisley, Panda, Paprika, Pepper, Patches, Penney, and Pickles puppies pet names


Quirky 'Q' Names

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


Rare 'R' Names

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


Sweet 'S' Names

Sabrina, Sadie, Saddle, Sake, Salt, Sashimi, Sausage, Scrappy, and Stormy sweet pet names


Tasteful 'T' Names

Tahini, Tapioca, Taro, Tatum, Teacup, Teaspoon, Thatcher, Tiger, and Tucker cute pet names


Unusual 'U' Names

Ulysses, Urchin, Umbrella, Uma, Ubuntu, and Unicorn animals pet names


Valiant 'V' Names

Valentino, Vanilla, Veggie, Vermouth, Vernon, and Voodoo animal pet names


Wonderful 'W' Names

Waffles, Wade, Waldo, Walton, Warlock, Wasabi, Woolly, Weasel, and Whiskey dog pet names


Extraordinary 'X' Names

X-Ray, Xairis, Xandria, Xippo, Xia, Xena and Xenos cat pet names


Young 'Y' Names

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


Zany 'Z' Names

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


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