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Did Your Pet’s Name Make It To The Most Popular List? (2020)

Find out what the most popular dog and cat names were in 2020.

Most Popular Dog and Cat Names in 2020

The year 2020 has been a challenging one, but there’s good news: pet adoptions are up as people look for comfort and companionship. According to, here are the top 10 most popular dog and cat names for 2020.

Dog Names

  1. Bella
  2. Charlie
  3. Luna
  4. Lucy
  5. Max
  6. Bailey
  7. Daisy
  8. Cooper
  9. Molly
  10. Lola

Cat Names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Oliver
  4. Charlie
  5. Lucy
  6. Leo
  7. Max
  8. Milo
  9. Lily
  10. Simba

Did your pet’s make the list of most popular dog and cat names? Tell us in the comments below.

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My cat’s name is Enola, a feral calico, who is beginning to love being an indoor cat. My dog’s name was Baxter, the most amazing, silly, Boxer ever. I have had a lot of pets throughout my life and only two made the name list. A beagle named Max, who was one of a pair of beagles, the other was named Happy. My dad just showed up with them. That happened a lot, mostly with cats. I had a dog named Daisy who had been abandon and was covered with ticks. I cleaned her up and my son found a good home for her. I like to name my pets after characters from books I’ve read. I had a German Shephard/Boxer mix I knew was going to be huge so the name Tanker was my choice. The problem, the pup was a female. My nephew suggested Tankerbell, that was perfect. Her proper name was feminine, but for short we called her Tank. Dogs and cats are the best.

Angel Murphy

My cats names are Tiger, Mina, George, & Gracie & they fit them perfectly.

Ericaanne BaughmanVincent

My Charlie boy is second on most popular names for dog’s! And he’s most definitely that one in a million dog!

Richard cornett

My Basset’s name is Chumley. Suits him perfectly, His cat’s name is Ben.


Chey, pronounced “shy” the pit bull
Sam, the long hair domestic cat

Jessie Ceccorulli

Raven, Lewie, Rodney, Reggie, Sempre

Stacey Arnold


Bedford Blankenship

My brother had a basset hound AKC name,..
Sir Wellington III.
They called him Clyde.

Susan Higgins


Cecilia Watson

Yes, both , my Lucy is 12 years old


Bart, huckleberry, tater,spud and russet are the dogs stash is the cat

Susan Higgins

We love the names!!!

Debbi Troyan

Bali and Blue the silver weims




3 Beagles and their names didn’t make the list:
1) Alfred Theodore
2) Abigail Jane
3) Arthur Reginald

Susan Higgins

Great names!

Susan Higgins

Love these!


Dog named Winston and a cat named Willow.

Roberta J Kennedy

I give my pets name for places that I love like towns in Ireland, Tralee, and I’ve also had a Sedona. A border collie Isla, which is Scottish. Those are dogs and cats named Ceili, Aisling and Donegal. Isla is pronounced with a silent s.


Why are we looking at 2018 pet names in 2020?


The same reason we’re looking at 2018 pet names in 2021. If you haven’t read it before it’s still new news! Lol

Michael Collver

My Border Collie’s name is Duncan Aberlour Wallace Glenlivet(DAWG)! Call him Duncan!

Lorie Naylor

Nope. I have a dog Harley Earl, and 2 cats Patty and Chloe. ❤️❤️❤️

Susan Higgins

Great names!

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