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The most popular (and hilarious) pet names from 2018 to 2020

2020 has seen a surge in pet ownership, with an average of 41% of UK households now enjoying the company of at least one pet. This has doubled since the 1960s, with a recorded 9 million dogs and 8 million cats across in the UK alone.

If you're stuck picking a name for your new pet, we have looked through thousands of our pet insurance customers names and we have shared some of their favourites from MORE THAN between 2018 to 2020.

Cute puppy.

Imaginative and funny pet names

The UK has been imaginative this year when naming their dogs and cats. Some have taken inspiration after famous figures, places, other types of animals and their favourite musicians. If you’re looking for a pet name that’s slightly more unique, see 100 names that our customers have named their pets over the last couple of years.

60 unique dog names

Film and television related names

Children’s characters

  • Prince Charming
  • Peter Pan
  • Scar
  • King Louis
  • Ursula
  • Jafar
  • Cinderella
  • Rafiki
  • Aladdin
  • Cookie Monster

Star Wars characters

  • Obi Wan
  • Wookie
  • Skywalker

Old movies

  • Money Penny from James Bond
  • Truly Scrumptious from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Jaws from… Jaws
  • Toto from The Wizard of Oz
  • Baggins from Lord of the Rings
  • Gump from Forrest Gump
  • Benjamin Button from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Starsky from Starsky and Hutch
  • Hooch from Turner & Hooch
  • Rizzo from Grease

Famous British film and television

  • Sherlock Holmes (or Sherlock Bones if you’re a fan of puns)
  • Shirley Bassey
  • Jon Snow
  • Del-boy
  • Gryffindor
  • Albus Dumblepaw

Music

  • Missy Elliot
  • Adele
  • Presley
  • Dolly Parton
  • Cardi B
  • Gaga
  • Snoop Dog
  • Stormzy

Politics

  • Bojo and Boris grew in popularity by 197% when Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in 2019
  • Donald grew in popularity by 74% between 2018 and 2020 after Donald Trump became President in 2017

Places

  • Athens
  • York
  • Tennessee
  • Winchester
  • California
  • Brooklyn
  • Moscow
  • Leicester

Other animals

  • Rabbit
  • Bunny
  • Possum
  • Chick
  • Shark
  • Lamb
  • Tiger
  • Hippo
  • Bumblebee
  • Puffin

Sport

  • LeBron
  • Kobe
  • Lando

40 unique cat names

Film and television related names

Children’s characters

  • Noddy
  • Scoobie
  • Snow White
  • Duggee
  • Kristoff
  • Pinocchio
  • Tiny Tim
  • Nemo
  • Mowgli
  • Crookshanks
  • Harry Potter
  • Hiccup
  • Sven
  • Gromit

Fantasy characters

  • Hans
  • Samwise
  • Bilbo Baggins
  • Aslan
  • Smeagol
  • Vadar

Food

  • Chutney
  • Wasabi
  • Plum
  • Ravioli
  • Pretzel
  • Mushroom
  • Candyfloss
  • Mustard
  • Orange
  • Cabbage
  • Cheddar
  • Avocato
  • Churro
  • Lemon
  • Tofu
  • Gingerbread
  • Toast
  • Pesto
  • Sushi
  • Brownie