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Pet names might be even more fun than baby names.

Top Dog Names 2022 Announced!
Fri Feb 03 2023

Top Dog Names 2022 Announced!

The most popular dog names of 2022 are in, and there's a new female dog name leading the pack! Read on for a deeper dive into statistics, trends, and more.
Celebrity Dog Names
Fri Jan 13 2023

Celebrity Dog Names

Celebrity dog names are just as weird — maybe even weirder — than celebrity baby names. Find out who calls their pooch Boujee and which celebrity pup goes by Porky Basquiat in this round-up of the wildest, wackiest celebrity dog names.
Unique Dog Names
Tue Nov 08 2022

Unique Dog Names

Unique dog names are more important than ever. If you don't want to have the third Luna or fourth Max in your doggy daycare, we have lists of unique girl dog names and unique boy dog names to consider.
Would You Name Your Kitten Kevin?
Fri Oct 28 2022

Would You Name Your Kitten Kevin?

Pet names are becoming more human, but not all human names are equally embraced for dogs and cats. We've identified three distinct types of human names given to pets, along with why they're so trendy.
Food Names for Cats
Sun Oct 16 2022

Food Names for Cats

Food names for cats, including fruit and vegetable names for cats, drink names for cats, and unique food names for cats.
Brand Names for Pets
Fri Jul 01 2022

Brand Names for Pets

Just as they are rising among babies, brand names are becoming more popular among pets. Here, we discuss brand names for dogs and brand names for cats.
Celebrity Cat Names
Fri May 27 2022

Celebrity Cat Names

Celebrity cat names are even crazier than celebrity baby names. Find out who calls their cat Bagel and which celebrity kitten goes by Spanky in this round-up of the weirdest, most unique celebrity cat names.
Transforming Top to Uncommon Male Dog Names
Wed Feb 02 2022

Transforming Top to Uncommon Male Dog Names

100 cooler substitutes for the most popular male dog names. Kenji for Benji!
Transforming Top to Uncommon Female Dog Names
Tue Feb 01 2022

Transforming Top to Uncommon Female Dog Names

If you won't use a Top 100 name for your baby, you shouldn't use a Top 100 name for your dog. We offer cool replacements for the most popular female dog names.
Christmas Names for Cats
Thu Dec 02 2021

Christmas Names for Cats

Christmas names for cats, including popular Christmas names for cats, Christmas girl names for cats, and Christmas boy names for cats.
Christmas Names for Dogs
Wed Dec 01 2021

Christmas Names for Dogs

Christmas names for dogs, including popular Christmas names for dogs, Christmas girl names for dogs, and Christmas boy names for dogs.
Dog Names: How to Name Your Pup
Tue Nov 09 2021

Dog Names: How to Name Your Pup

Naming a dog has a lot in common with naming a baby, as you'll see in this wonderful blog by professor and book author Mikita Brottman.
Hipster Girl Dog Names
Mon Nov 01 2021

Hipster Girl Dog Names

Hipster girl dog names are unexpected, cool, creative choices. If you want your dog's name to stand out from the crowd, we have 100+ unique options.
Top Dog Names 2020 Announced!
Sat Aug 14 2021

Top Dog Names 2020 Announced!

The Top Dog names of 2020 have been revealed! Bella and Max take the lead once again — we dive into the statistics, trends, and more.
Pets Look Like Their Names
Tue Sep 22 2020

Pets Look Like Their Names

According to recent data, most people match pet names to personality or looks. We have names for dogs and cats of all sizes, colors, and personalities.
2019’s Top Dog Names Revealed
Sun Dec 08 2019

2019’s Top Dog Names Revealed

Rover has reported on the top pet names of 2019, and Bella and Max lead the pack once again! All of the top names for dogs of both genders are human names this year. Such popular baby names as Lily and Milo have joined the Top 10 for dogs, while popular dog names such as […]
Pet, Celeb and Other Baby Name News of the Week
Thu Nov 22 2018

Pet, Celeb and Other Baby Name News of the Week

By Clare Green This week’s news includes family traditions, sticky dilemmas, an alphabet of winter storm names, and boy names you may never have heard before. Family tree names: Union and Linton In the hunt for name ideas, you might have turned to your family tree. Three sets of parents in the news this week […]
2017 Baby Names: Name pockets, pet names and more
Wed Dec 13 2017

2017 Baby Names: Name pockets, pet names and more

The latest baby name news from celebrities, Ireland, Spain and the world of dogs.
When Name Nerds Name Pets
Sun Apr 02 2017

When Name Nerds Name Pets

How does a name-obsessed nerd go about naming a pet?
Boy Baby Names: Gone to the Dogs?
Tue Feb 14 2017

Boy Baby Names: Gone to the Dogs?

Baby and dog names are almost interchangeable these days. This writer is wondering if Murphy is too canine for her son. Tell us what you think on the poll.
The People-Pet Name Switcheroo
Tue Jul 05 2016

The People-Pet Name Switcheroo

With so many dogs named Chloe and Zoe, how about Duke or Boomer for a babe?
The Trendiest Dog Names
Tue Aug 11 2015

The Trendiest Dog Names

Thinking of using Hudson or Finn, Ivy or Aurora? Your baby might just find a canine cousin living next door.
People Names for Dogs
Wed Jul 22 2015

People Names for Dogs

As we think of our dogs more as our children, we give them names fit for babies.
How’s it different naming a pet and a baby?
Tue Oct 21 2014

How’s it different naming a pet and a baby?

Pet names and people names are becoming awfully similar, with animals named Bella and Jack and babies named Bandit and Bear. So what’s the difference between naming a pet and a baby?
Dog Names: What’s cool, what’s smart, what’s hot, what’s not
Wed Mar 20 2013

Dog Names: What’s cool, what’s smart, what’s hot, what’s not

Dog name trends mirror baby name trends, more proof that dogs have become our children.