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Healthy Paws’ Top Pet Names in 2020

By Stacy Painter
published: January 7, 2021 - updated: December 5, 2023 • 1 min. read
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We welcome the turn of the new year with optimism and excitement. But before we fully dive into 2021, we’re taking a peek back at 2020 to answer the curious question: which pet names were the most popular in 2020? We reviewed our data for pets that were newly enrolled during the 2020 calendar year to narrow down the top most popular names for dogs and cats.

The top most popular names for 2020 were:

  • For dogs: Charlie and Luna (for the second year in a row)!
  • For cats: Leo and Luna!

Top Male Dog Names for 2020

  1. Charlie
  2. Milo
  3. Cooper
  4. Max
  5. Teddy
  6. Leo
  7. Oliver
  8. Rocky
  9. Buddy
  10. Winston

Top Female Dog Names for 2020

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Daisy
  4. Lucy
  5. Lola
  6. Coco
  7. Penny
  8. Bailey
  9. Stella
  10. Sadie

Top Male Cat Names for 2020

  1. Leo
  2. Oliver
  3. Milo
  4. Simba
  5. Loki
  6. Max
  7. Charlie
  8. Jasper
  9. Jack
  10. Oreo

Top Female Cat Names for 2020

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lucy
  4. Nala
  5. Lily
  6. Mia
  7. Willow
  8. Chloe
  9. Cleo
  10. Olive

Are you curious as to how these lists compare to previous years? Check out our 2019, 2018, 20172016 and 2015 lists.

Stacy Painter profile
By Stacy Painter

Stacy has always been an animal lover and has worked in the pet industry and pet insurance specifically for over a decade. As a writer since early childhood, content writing for Healthy Paws pet insurance was a natural career path to combine her two passions. She currently lives in Florida with her boyfriend and Taiwanese rescue dog, Kaya.

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