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Healthy Paws’ Top Pet Names of 2021

By Stacy Painter
December 20, 2021 • 1 min. read
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Most pet parents can agree that their pet can be called many different names, even though they only have one “official” name. We’re excited to answer the curious question about pet names: which pet names were the most popular in 2021? We reviewed our data for pets that were newly enrolled during the 2021 calendar year to narrow down the top most popular names for dogs and cats.

The most popular names for 2021 were:

  • For dogs: Milo and Luna
  • For cats: also Milo and Luna!

Top Male Dog Names for 2021

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

Top Female Dog Names for 2021

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

Top Male Cat Names for 2021

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

Top Female Cat Names for 2021

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Nala
  4. Lucy
  5. Willow
  6. Lily
  7. Mochi
  8. Daisy
  9. Coco
  10. Mia

Are you curious as to how these lists compare to previous years? Check out our 2020, 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 for over a decade. As a writer since early childhood, content writing for a pet insurance company 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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