When it comes to choosing pet names, many people take the responsibility as serious as if they were naming a child. That being said, many others opt for names that are a little less traditional when it comes to the namesake for their furry friend.
Which Camp Are You In?
We’ve compiled the data and come up with the most popular names for pets overall; then we’re going to take a look at some of the names inspired by popular culture and those that are a little more out there.
Popular Pet Names…
When it comes to male cats and dogs, some of the most popular monikers include:
Which are all very traditional sounding names, we’re sure you will agree?
The top female names for both cats and dogs include:
Again, these are relatively typical, common names for pets, and we love them all!
…in Pop Culture
Make no mistake; popular culture is a huge influence on the names that we choose for our kittens, pups and more. In the same way that the internet, films and TV shows inspire the next generation of baby names, they also help us choose names for our purr pals and new best friend.
Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat and Boo the Dog are all very popular on social networks and have inspired their own ranges of merchandise, and there are no doubt many other pets around the world now being named after their human’s favourite internet superstar.
Katniss, Elsa, Chewie and Khaleesi are all names you will know of thanks to popular films, and TV shows The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Frozen and Star Wars, amongst many others. We’ve even seen dogs called Heisenberg!
Finally, the celebrity craze of naming your offspring after a place in the world or even a drink has landed in the pet world. We’re predicting that we see more and more pet names like Pinot, Brooklyn and many more crop up over the next few years.
Something a Little Different
If you’re looking for a name for your pet that will ensure he or she stands out from the crowd, then look no further – we’ve put together some of our favourites to inspire, or otherwise.
- Count Mittens of Mittyville
- Senor Meow
- Sir Yappalot
- Mr Purry Pants
- Zippity Do Dawg
- Slasher Mc Clawson
- Chief Tail Wagger
If you’ve got any crazy or outlandish pet names, we’d love to hear them! You can even contribute and add your pet names to our database, no matter how out there or traditional.