We just had an excellent post on popular names for 2019 (and the decade), but what about our furry friends? Pop culture and pet names also collide and are obviously influenced by television, films, music, food & drink and even uh, marijuana. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular pet names of 2019.
[Images: Top 5 Male Dog Names & Female Cat Names]
Game of Thrones: Arya is up 150% this year over 2018 and made it into the top 100 dog names.
GOT names also trending upwards: Robb, Melisandre, Jon, Brienne, Sandor and Tywin.
Marvel and DC Comic names are extremely popular with pet owners: Okoye, Nebula and Black Widow are all increasing in popularity this year.
Villain names: Sauron, Bellatrix and Thanos.
Top Superhero Names for Dogs and Cats: Harley, Loki, Thor, Flash and Valkyrie.
Top 5 Music Names for Dogs and Cats
1. Taylor Swift
5. David Bowie
Also hot this year and rising: Lizzo and Cardi B.
Royal and Celebrity Pet Names
Princess Diana rises 200%, Archie 45% and Meghan 42% in popularity.
Keanu is up 93%, Kim 47% and JLo 30%.
Stormi and Saint are also on the rise and are currently very trendy pet names.
Disney Names for Dogs and Cats
Genie thanks to the Aladdin live action film.
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Slinky Dog rise due to Toy Story 4.
Top 5 Food and Drink Dog Names
Top 5 Food and Beverage Names for Cats
Eight of the top ten drink-themed cat names are coffee-inspired and include: Mocha, Latte, Coffee, Cappuccino, Espresso and Macchiato.
But perhaps the most, uh, interesting names were inspired by marijuana: Budder, Dank, Indica, Herb and Kush.
See the full top 100 names for cats and dogs and a far more detailed breakdown of pet names at the first source.
ONTD, what are your favorite pet names?
What name(s) did you give your furry companion(s)?
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