You’ll never guess what the most popular dog names were in 2021

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Year two of the pandemic didn’t slow people down from adding a furry family member. No matter if you were trying to adopt or buy this year, you were likely hard-pressed to find Fido at all. Of course, all of these new pets needed names, and owners turned to celebrities, trees, COVID, Olympic athletes, and Pokemon among other topics for inspiration. Here are the results from Rover’s annual report on the most popular pet names in Canada.

Top Female Dog Names

  • Luna
  • Bella
  • Daisy
  • Lucy
  • Lola
  • Molly
  • Zoe
  • Stella
  • Lily
  • Coco

Top Male Dog Names

  • Charlie
  • Milo
  • Max
  • Leo
  • Rocky
  • Winston
  • Teddy
  • Duke
  • Buddy
  • Ollie

Things got interesting when it came to the top trending dog names of the year. Covi and Rona topped the list for the most popular COVID-inspired dog names, however, Fauci, named for Anthony Fauci—chief medical advisor to the President of United States, is not far behind.

Canadian’s were also enamoured with Olympic gold medalists Andre De Grasse, Penny Oleksiak, and Maggie Mac Neil, naming their pets after them.

When Rover searched their database for the annual report, they discovered Canadians really love their trees. Willow, Maple, Cedar, and Timber popped up as popular names for dogs.

For the complete list that also includes cat names, click here to visit Rover’s website. If none of the popular names appeal to you, why not give Rover’s dog name generator a go?

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