The 10 Most Popular Dog Names Of 2020

2020 has been a year unlike any other, full of twists and turns. This year was anything but typical. So how did this affect the way we name our dogs?

Leading pet insurance brand Embrace Pet Insurance has just released this year’s most popular dog names… and those that were quintessentially 2020

This year was anything but typical. So how did this affect the way we name our dogs?

Embrace Pet Insurance has released its 2020 top dog and cat names list according to data collected from more than one million pet insurance quotes.

While traditional names still reign supreme, some pet parents took a more unique route — paying homage to the pandemic that brought them their new friend, memorializing a public figure or celebrating memorable pop culture moments.

most popular boy dog names

The Top 10 Most Popular Male Dog Names In 2020

1. Max

2. Charlie

3. Milo

4. Cooper

5. Buddy

6. Rocky

7. Bear

8. Duke

9. Teddy

10. Zeus

most popular girl dog names

The Top 10 Most Popular Female Dog Names In 2020

1. Bella

2. Luna

3. Daisy

4. Lucy

5. Lola

6. Coco

7. Bailey

8. Sadie

9. Molly

10. Nala

THE HISTORY MAKING MOMENTS OF 2020

2020’s new pet parents were not afraid to name their animals after trending topics such as the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 election and more.

Making the Most of The Pandemic

With more Americans staying home, lots of lucky pets found their forever homes in 2020. Over 80,000 pets were adopted and enrolled in an Embrace policy this year. Though these COVID-themed names didn’t make our top ten, they did not go unnoticed. Some of the more popular monikers included Rona, COVID, Fauci, Corona, and Quarantina.

Remembering Those Who Made a Difference

Many pet parents chose to memorialize their favorite political figure or celebrity icons in 2020. Kobe Bryant fans honored him with a whopping 186 pets bearing his name — and an additional 13 named “Mamba.”

As for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many honored the judge with names like Ruth Bader Ginsbark and Ruthie Bacon Ginsburg.

Pet owner Garrett shared with Embrace why she chose the name Ruth Bader Ginspurg for her cat. “She was black, like a judge’s robe, with this poof of white fur under her chin, just like one of the real RBG’s famous collar. [She] graduated from law school with me, studied for and passed the bar with me, and now she practices law with me since COVID has me working from my home office.”

2020 Election Names

Other pet parents wanted to dub their pets with more politically-empowering names following the 2020 election. These names included:

• Trump – Yorkshire Terrier from Georgia
• Kamala
– Mixed-breed cat from Seattle
• Biden
– Mixed-breed dog from New Orleans
• POTUS
– Portuguese Water Dog from Baltimore
• Meowchelle Obama
– Sphynx cat from California

Funny, Punny & Everything In Between…

Sometimes you just know what you want to name your pet — with no rhyme or reason.

As Embrace Insurance provided insurance quotes and policies to pet parents across the country they saw many creative, unique names make their way into their system this year.

A few of the wackiest names Embrace found amongst this year’s pet quotes include:

• Albus Dumbledog
• Archibald Duke of Wellington V
• Captain Panda Von Bowties
• Edgar Allen Poliferous James O’brian Hart-Frazier
• Frida Catlo
• Frisky Business
• Khloe Korgidashian
• Lady Butterscotch First Duchess Of Carbahill
• Rosie Meow Riveter
• Reeces Puggercup
• Sir Ernest Moewingway
• Spicy Dorito Cool Ranch
• Tacocat

Can you better any of these? Let us know!

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Embrace Pet Insurance offers personalized, affordable insurance for dogs & cats with up to 90% back at any vet. Get a free quote at embracepetinsurance.com.