2023 has come and gone, but not everything was left behind! Those who got a pet will carry their given name into the new year and the most common have been revealed!

According to Rover, some of the most popular pet names in Canada were inspired by movies, celebrities and even food items – but tradition won overall.

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It should come as no surprise that the top 10 are pretty familiar, with Luna in first place followed by Charlie, Bella and Milo in their dog category respectively and Leo, Luna, Milo and Lilly ranking in their cat category.

Trendy monikers such as Barbie (up 34% for dogs) and Pedro (up 50% for dogs) also got an honourable mention, in addition to Pascal which skyrocketed over 430% with cat owners.

The least surprising takeaway? Last year, cat owners chose several Taylor Swift-inspired names including Lavender (up 73%), Midnight (up 45%), August (up 45%), Betty (up 20%), and Karma (up 19%).


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Dog lovers also entered their pet parent era with similar names like Karma (up 66%), Betty (up 9%), and August (up 9%).

Curious to see if your furry friend’s name is among the most popular pet names in Canada?

Here are the top 10 for male and female, cats and dogs:

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Overall, we think those are some great picks, Canada!

We can’t wait to see what people come up with in 2024.

We’ve got a long year ahead – but with a four-legged companion, it’s going to be a good one.

Happy naming!