Cake and Croissant Among 2019’s Trendiest Pet Names

Not everyone avoids carbs when it comes to naming their pets, it turns out.


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Pet names are a window, if not to our very souls, then certainly to our current cultural moment. And in 2019, people were really into naming their dogs and cats after comfort foods, sweet treats and baked goods. That’s one of the revelations from a look at the most popular pet names of 2019, based on a data set of more than one million pets across the United States, by pet-sitter and dog-walker network

“From boozy brunch to natural noshing, food trends are serious pet name inspiration this year,” Rover noted in a blog post, adding that carb names were definitely trending.

Among the most popular non-keto friendly names of the year were Cake, Croissant, Brioche, Waffles, Cupcake and Pancakes. (So sweet!)

Cat owners were really into coffee, too. With Mocha, Kona, Latte, Coffee, Cappuccino, Espresso and Macchiato among the most popular cat names.

And while the year’s most popular food-and-drink-inspired names for dogs and for cats were not exactly the same, there was a lot of crossover.

Top 10 Food and Drink Dog Names

  1. Pepper
  2. Ginger
  3. Kona
  4. Oreo
  5. Peanut
  6. Sammy
  7. Cookie
  8. Mocha
  9. Sugar
  10. Biscuit

Top 10 Food and Drink Names for Cats

  1. Oreo
  2. Pepper
  3. Pumpkin
  4. Sammy
  5. Ginger
  6. Peanut
  7. Cookie
  8. Snickers
  9. Sugar
  10. Mocha

So if you’re looking for something original to name your little furry friend, maybe avoid Pepper or Peanut or any of the above. And sure, “Sammy” is perhaps a bit of a stretch, in terms of culinary references, but why quibble?

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