The Funniest And The Cutest Names of American Pets

2021-2022 survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association shows that 70 % of US households own a pet. That’s 90.5 million families. And 90.5 million pets!

Out of these pet lovers, 27.140 people throughout the US bought a personalized book for kids and pets from one of the top personalized book providers Hooray Heroes. We’ve looked into pet names that people have used while personalizing their books and composed a list of the funniest and most unique ones. Keep on reading for inspiration and a good laugh.

1. Names Of Roman And Greek Gods and Goddesses

Here are the 10 most popular divine names for your pawsome friend.

  • Luna
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Artemis
  • Juno
  • Hera
  • Jupiter
  • Venus
  • Neptune
  • Minerva

2. Food Names

Check out the most delicious-sounding names of America’s pets.

Pets can be called after the owner’s favourite treat …

  • Donut
  • Churro
  • Taco
  • Waffles
  • Cookie
  • Mocha
  • Pickles
  • Nacho
  • Noodle
  • Cocoa
  • Sushi
  • Cheese
  • Toast
  • Chips
  • Pretzel
  • Ravioli
  • Mints
  • Macaroni
  • Jello
  • Kimchi
  • Flapjack
  • Caramella
  • Candy
  • Burger
  • Chocolate
  • Cheesypoof
  • Hashbrown
  • Milkshake
  • Pizza
  • Raisin
  • Stew

… or the pet’s favourite treat:

  • Meatloaf
  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Sardine

3. Trademark Names

Make your puppy your own intellectual property. Find inspiration in the list of names that were used by people who bought the book called The Pawsome Adventures of George and Coca-Cola or got themselves a Hooray Heroes’ personalized mobile wallpaper for themselves and their pet:

  • Snickers
  • Skittles
  • Kitkat
  • Twix
  • Nestlé
  • Pepsie
  • Oreo

4. Names Of Drinks

Without further ado, here is a list of tipsy pet monikers:

  • Brewsky
  • Whiskey
  • Kahlua
  • Tequila
  • Guinness
  • Malibu
  • Cider
  • Bourbon

5. TV-inspired Names

Estimates suggest that in 2022 an average American person spends around 3 hours watching TV each day. From news to Netflix, we can’t get enough screen time, so it’s no surprise we started naming our pets after movie and series characters too.

  • Khaleesi
  • Dwight
  • Creed
  • Frodo
  • Pumba
  • Hermione
  • Katniss
  • Chandler
  • Anakin
  • Winnie
  • Wall-e
  • Thelma
  • Thumper
  • Miramax
  • Potter
  • Mushu
  • Marvel
  • Lebowski
  • Chewbacca
  • Gotham
  • Fargo
  • Kramer
  • Hobbit
  • Mufasa
  • Butters

6. Ironic Names

You’ll be calling out your dog or cat’s name A LOT, so why not make it funny? Check out the ideas for the wildest pet names and try to choose the one that’s most mismatched with the pet you’re getting.

  • Tiger
  • Bunny
  • Otter
  • Newt
  • Turkey
  • Rooster
  • Turtle
  • Little Bear
  • Fox
  • Dragon
  • Dinosaur
  • Cricket
  • Lion
  • Mammoth

7. Musical Names

It seems that music is an important part of America’s pets lives too. Quite a lot of them are called after bands, composers and musicians. Want to know which ones are the nation’s favourites?

  • Zeppelin
  • Jovi
  • Fergie
  • Wolfgang
  • Bono
  • Lionel
  • Kanye
  • Jethro
  • Jazz
  • Shakira
  • Mozart

8. French Names

Appropriate for either a dainty white kitten or a dignified Basset, a French name adds an instant touch of elegance and charm to you hairy bestie. Say bonjour to the following French names from the best personalized gift for pet lovers.

  • Toulouse
  • Pierre
  • Blanche
  • Claude
  • Jacques
  • Eiffel

9. Political

Even though calling your dog Sanders in front of a Conservative aunt might be a recipe for an awkward Christmas dinner, giving your pet a political name might also be a nice nod to your beliefs or heritage. Naming an animal after famous world leaders is very popular among American pet lovers. Check out whom they considered to be the most worthy:

  • Truman
  • Woodrow
  • Thatcher
  • Roosevelt
  • Raegan

10. Brand Names

It’s not about brand, it’s about style! However, naming your four-legged after a fashion brand can be quite

See the names of the fanciest personalized books owners out there:

  • Guci
  • Fendi
  • Chanel
  • Kappa
  • Seiko
  • Kenzo
  • Prada
  • Dolce

11. Literary Names

It’s said that less and less Americans cultivate the habit of reading book. Looking into the names that people used while personalizing their Hooray Heroes book, it doesn’t seem that way. Check out the top pet names inspired by authors, books and literary characters:

  • Beckett
  • Dante
  • Fitzgerald
  • Quixote
  • Holloway

12. Place Names

David and Victoria Beckham started the trend of naming your kid after the location where they were concieved. The craze now also moved to pets whit dogs and cats being named after they place where they were born, found, adopted or bought. A dog or cat’s breed also turns out to play a major role in the name the owners pick. Is there a cuter name for an American Shorthair than Johnny and a more fitting one for an Alaskan Malamute than Alaska? Hooray Heroes customers used these geographic names:

  • Vegas
  • Rome
  • Sidney
  • Austin
  • Geneva
  • Havana
  • Berlin
  • Hawaii
  • Tallahasse

13. Most Up To Date Names

Some buzzwords are so buzzy that they turn into names. Since people throughout the Globe have massively been adopting pets during the lockdown, it’s no surprise that names like Corona and Zoom ended on the list of most current names. And as for Crypto … well, that cat’s stock is up.

  • Zoom
  • Krypto
  • Corona

14. As Random As It Gets

And now, last but not least, the Strangest Pet Name Award goes to …

  • Man
  • Thing
  • Sexy
  • Boys
  • Playdoh
  • Mama
  • Toothless
  • War
  • Spaz
  • Shaggy
  • Baby
  • Shawty
  • Sass
  • Nightmare
  • Psycho
  • Ransom
  • Jehovah
  • Maybe
  • Hiccup

To sum up, tell me what your pet is called, and I’ll tell you who you are.


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