The Most Popular Pet Names of 2021

The stats are in and the names are out! Behold the most popular pet names of 2021. According to Pet Insurance Australia, these are the most popular names for cats and dogs in 2021.

If you welcomed a furry friend this year, then there’s a good chance his or her name makes the list. Check it out below. 

Most popular female dog names 2021

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  1. Luna
  2. Daisy
  3. Bella
  4. Coco
  5. Molly
  6. Ruby
  7. Frankie
  8. Lola
  9. Willow
  10. Nala
  11. Millie
  12. Rosie
  13. Bonnie
  14. Poppy
  15. Maggie

You may see a few (okay more than a few) similarities between the most popular baby names and most popular pet names of 2021. In fact, out of the top 15 female dog names, 13 names also made the top 100 most popular female baby names list. The only two that didn’t? Coco and Nala! 

The top 15 male dog names, 2021

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  1. Archie
  2. Milo
  3. Teddy
  4. Charlie
  5. Alfie
  6. Leo
  7. Ollie
  8. Buddy
  9. Max
  10. Loki
  11. Winston
  12. Arlo
  13. Bailey
  14. Bear
  15. Murphy

In terms of the most popular male pet and male baby names of 2021, there are quite a few that made both lists including Leo, Archie, Milo, Max, Charlie and Arlo

A few trending baby names also make the list including Bear, Buddy, Alfie, Teddy and Loki, all predicted to rise up the baby name charts in the coming years. 

The top 15 female cat names, 2021

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  1. Luna
  2. Coco
  3. Bella
  4. Nala
  5. Mia
  6. Willow
  7. Lola
  8. Lucy
  9. Lily
  10. Misty
  11. Daisy
  12. Mochi
  13. Ivy
  14. Kiki
  15. Rosie

When it comes to our feline friends, a few popular names that don’t make the puppy list include Misty, Mochi, Lily, Lucy, Mia, Ivy and Kiki. Luna remains the top pet name for both cats and dogs. 

The top 15 male cat names of 2021

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  1. Simba
  2. Leo
  3. Loki
  4. Milo
  5. Charlie
  6. Ollie
  7. Louis
  8. Winston
  9. Mochi
  10. Oreo
  11. Max
  12. Oscar
  13. Archie
  14. Zeus
  15. Oliver

Simba and Leo top the charts for male cats followed by a few cat-like contenders like Oreo and Zeus. We’re loving the ‘royal’ cat vibe too with names like Louis, Charlie and Archie all in the top ten. 

Top dog breeds of 2021

Which dog breeds are the most popular among Aussie families? According to Canstar the top breeds of 2021 are: 

  1. Cavoodle
  2. French bulldog
  3. Golden retriever
  4. Labrador
  5. Border collie
  6. Miniature dachshund
  7. German shepherd
  8. Maltese cross
  9. Staffordshire bull terrier (staffy)
  10. Golden doodle (Groodle)

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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