AUSTIN, Texas - Trupanion, a medical insurance provider for pets, looked at its database of more than 530,000 dogs and cats and found the top 50 dog names and top 50 cat names for 2020.
The company says it's noticed an uptick in COVID-related pet names since the pandemic began in March. Many people welcomed new pets into their homes while quarantining and decided to give them a name like Corona, Rona, Covi, and even COVID. Some even decided to name their pet Fauci, after infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.
But none of the COVID names made the top 10 for either dogs or cats but there were some names appearing on both lists.
Cocker spaniel relaxing with a cat, Canis familiaris, indoors. (Auscape/Universal Images Group via Getty Images / Getty Images)
The top 10 dog names of 2020:
The top dog names from 11-50 in order are Buddy, Sadie, Maggie, Coco, Rocky, Sophie, Stella, Chloe, Teddy, Milo, Oliver, Bentley, Bear, Lily, Rosie, Tucker, Harley, Riley, Ruby, Zoey, Penny, Duke, Toby, Gracie, Jack, Winston, Murphy, Piper, Mia, Leo, Roxy, Louie, Jax, Ellie, Zeus, Abby, Willow, Ginger, and Nala.
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The top 10 cat names of 2020:
The top cat names from 11-50 in order are Kitty, Chloe, Shadow, Jack, Loki, Oreo, Daisy, Smokey, Willow, Molly, Sophie, Tiger, Nala, Oscar, Mia, Gracie, Jasper, Tigger, Lola, Pepper, Buddy, Cleo, Toby, Coco, Pumpkin, Stella, Kitten, Simon, Ginger, George, Rosie, Lucky, Gizmo, Felix, Callie, Maggie, Zoe, Midnight, Boots, and Rocky.