What’s in a name – specifically, a pet’s name? Creativity, love, and a desire for the ‘perfect’ name to fit your new furry friend, right? Well, this list by Rover is here to shake things up. Every year, the database reveals the top pet trends of the year, including the most popular dog and cat names locally and nationally. In Vancouver, there are several names on the list that might just surprise you – in addition to some timeless options.

First, we’ll start with the top five male dog names:

  • Charlie
  • Cooper
  • Milo
  • Buddy
  • Max

And now, here are the top five female dog names:

  • Luna
  • Coco
  • Lola
  • Bella
  • Lucy

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And now, for the felines. Here are the top 5 male cat names:

  • Milo
  • Oliver
  • Jack
  • Oscar
  • Gus

And here are the top 5 female cat names:

  • Luna
  • Bella
  • Willow
  • Daisy
  • Sophie


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It’s clear that while timeless picks like Buddy and Charlie remain at the top, they’re joined by some more unique choices as well. And in terms of trending pet names in Vancouver, keep your eye out for these that are gaining traction:

  • #1 Trending Dog Name: Chip (933%)
  • #1 Trending Cat Name: Sophie (696%)

Rover predicts that many more pups will be named Stanley in the coming year, which is currently trending up 200% thanks to Stanley Park. The same goes for the dog name Reggie, influenced by Canadian hockey player Reggie Leach.

Lastly, Rover notes that food-inspired cat names are on the rise in Vancouver:

  • Cookie (397%)
  • Nori (396%)
  • Coconut (297%)
  • Pickles (296%)

And that’s all on pet names, for now, Vancouver. Did your pet’s name make the cut?