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The Top Pet Names of 2022

By Stacy Painter
published: January 11, 2023 - updated: January 12, 2023 • 1 min. read
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The results are in! We have reviewed our data for newly enrolled pets during the calendar year of 2022 to determine the top 10 most popular dog and cat names, categorized by gender. Looking back on our previous results (linked at the bottom of this article), we can see clear trends of pet names remaining in the top 10 lists year over year, with some slight shifting and a few names dropping off while other names take their place. Is your pet’s name one of the most popular?

The most popular names for 2022 were:

  • For dogs: Charlie and Luna
  • For cats: Milo and Luna

Top Male Dog Names for 2022

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

Top Female Dog Names for 2022

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

Top Male Cat Names for 2022

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

Top Female Cat Names for 2022

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

Are you curious as to how these lists compare to previous years? Check out our 2021, 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 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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