People Are Naming Their New Dog Corona...Really!


Does anyone really want a reminder of the terrible year that is 2020? Some folks who are naming their dogs do. The dog walker and pet sitter site Rover says people have started naming their pooches after the coronavirus. 

Yes, pandemic-inspired pet names were big this year. The most popular was Covi, which saw a 1,159% increase, followed by Rona, up 69%, and Corona, up 24%, with Covie also trending. 

Other 2020 events inspired doggie names. Thanks to “Tiger King,” the dog name Carol (as in Carol Baskin) was up 46%, while Geralt, of “The Witcher,” was up 9,308% and Mando, inspired by "The Mandalorian," was up 2,658%. Keanu, Betty White, Lizzo, Kanye and Taylor Swift were popular, too. It was bad news for the Kardashians, though, as Khloe, Kourtney, Kim, Kylie and Rob all saw a decrease. 

The Top 5 female dog names are Bella, Luna, Lucy, Daisy and Lola. The Top 5 male dog names are Max, Charlie, Cooper, Buddy and Milo.

Our dogs' names over the years were Count, Delilah, Hercules, Dixie, Sandi, and now Jet...aka The Jetman...