After three straight trips to the playoffs of the Denver Nuggets, the Coloradans have been inspired to name their dogs after the team’s mascot. It or locals have turned their eyes to the majestic mountains to our west. According to Rover, Rocky was the fourth most popular male dog name in Denver in 2021.
The name of Denver’s super hardwood mascot did not quite rise in popularity, as Jane has done for dogs and Bailey for cats, each up nearly 1,000%.
Although the pet care app only has the names of registered pets, it includes millions of names from across the country. The most commonly used names across the United States for dogs are Max and Bella. Rocky reached the top 10, so maybe it is not so inspired by the mountains.
Top female and male dog names in Denver:
- Luna / Charlie
- Bella / Milo
- Lucy / Max
- Daisy / Rocky
- Zoe / Buddy
Most popular female and male cat names in Denver:
- Luna / Leo
- Lucy / Milo
- Lily / Oliver
- Bella / Charlie
- Nala / Max
Denver showed its love of food and drink; the names Pinot, Butter, Taco and Toast all rose over 100% from 2020.