Pet Owners

Most popular pet names of 2019 revealed

Rover, which offers pet sitters and dog walkers, unveiled its seventh annual report of the year’s most popular dog and cat names of 2019.

According to the group, the year’s data shows that regardless of species or breed, pet names are “a true reflection of what owners care about most”, from the food they eat to the celebrities they love.

It added that the data also reflected pet parents’ “appetite” for pop culture and what’s trending in the celebrity news scene.

Names inspired by star-studded musicians like newcomer Lizzo and Beyoncé were up 100% and 78% respectively, and pets named after Taylor Swift saw a 400% increase during the year.

TV shows were also one of the top sources of inspiration for pet parents this year. The name Maisel of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel rose by 1000% and pets named after Westeros-savior Arya Stark also increased by 150%.

Kate Jaffe, trend expert for Rover, said: “The names we give our pets provide a peek into our passions, aspirations, happy places, and guilty pleasures, reinforcing what we at Rover know to be true: our pets are as unique as the names we lovingly bestow upon them.

“That’s why we’re so honored that hundreds of thousands of pet parents trust us with their furry family members.”

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