(NEXSTAR) – Think your pet’s name is original? Max, Milo and Lily aren’t that special after all.
Luna has long been a popular choice, but Rover said this year it finally eclipsed Bella to clinch the No. 1 dog name after nine years of close competition. Meanwhile, Max has remained dominant as the top dog name for males for the past 10 years.
In San Diego, it didn’t matter to pet owners if it was a cat or dog when choosing a name. Milo was the top name for both male cats and dogs, while Luna was the top name for female cats and dogs.
While the top names (below) are all pretty normal, the “trending” names, which showed the biggest growth in popularity from 2021 to 2022, are eye-catching. The top trending dog name, Fezco, comes from the name of a character on HBO’s “Euphoria.” Next comes Cassini (perhaps after the NASA spacecraft?) then Mossberg (a firearms manufacturer?), followed by Mirabel (from Disney’s “Encanto”), Kyna (no idea) and Mommy (no reasonable explanation there).
The trendiest cat names include Hella (like the slang word), Yoongi (like the BTS band member) and Crescent (like the moon?).
See the most popular dog and cat names of 2022 in San Diego below.
San Diego’s most common dog names for boys
San Diego’s most common dog names for girls
San Diego’s most common cat names for boys
Most common cat names for girls