These Were the Most Popular Pet Names of 2021

Move over Fido! A new crop of pet names is making the rounds this year.

Rover released an annual report on the year’s most popular pet names and in 2021 pandemic-inspired names were on the rise. According to their research, the use of ‘Fauci’ for man’s best friend jumped 270 percent in the past year. ‘Covid’ as a pet name also rose along with ‘Zoom’…’Siri’ and even ‘Google’. Others paid tribute to athletes like Rob Gronkowski and DK Metcalfe…plus, Britney Spears and Chadwick Boseman also inspired names for cats and dogs.