Cleveland, Oh.,December 16, 2020 -- This year was anything but typical. Embrace Pet Insurance has released its 2020 top dog and cat names list according to data collected from more than one million pet insurance quotes. While traditional names still reign supreme, some pet parents took a more unique route - paying homage to the pandemic that brought them their new friend, memorializing a public figure or celebrating memorable pop culture moments.
Top Ten Dog Names of 2020
Top Ten Cat Names of 2020
"Regardless of your pet's name or how it originated, we appreciate pet parents trusting us when it comes to protecting their pets from accident and illness," says Brian Macias, President of Embrace Pet Insurance, "We were proud to be here for Embraced pets and their people through the ups and downs of 2020 and cannot wait to see what's in store in 2021".
THE HISTORY MAKING MOMENTS OF 2020
2020's new pet parents were not afraid to name their animals after trending topics such as the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 election and more.
Making the Most of The Pandemic
With more Americans staying home, lots of lucky pets found their forever homes in 2020. Over 80,000 pets were adopted and enrolled in an Embrace policy this year. Though these COVID-themed names didn't make our top ten, they did not go unnoticed. Some of the more popular monikers included Rona, COVID, Fauci, Corona, and Quarantina.
Remembering Those Who Made a Difference
Many pet parents chose to memorialize their favorite political figure or celebrity icons in 2020. Kobe Bryant fans honored him with a whopping 186 pets bearing his name - and an additional 13 named "Mamba."
As for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many honored the judge with names like Ruth Bader Ginsbark and Ruthie Bacon Ginsburg.
Pet owner Garrett shared with Embrace why she chose the name Ruth Bader Ginspurg for her cat. "She was black, like a judge's robe, with this poof of white fur under her chin, just like one of the real RBG's famous collar. [She] graduated from law school with me, studied for and passed the bar with me, and now she practices law with me since COVID has me working from my home office."
2020 Election Names
Other pet parents wanted to dub their pets with more politically-empowering names following the 2020 election. These names included:
Trump - Yorkshire Terrier from Georgia
Kamala - Mixed-breed cat from Seattle
Biden - Mixed-breed dog from New Orleans
POTUS - Portuguese Water Dog from Baltimore
Meowchelle Obama - Sphynx cat from California
Funny, Punny, and Everything In-between
Sometimes you just know what you want to name your pet - with no rhyme or reason. As we provided insurance quotes and policies to pet parents across the country we saw many creative, unique names make their way into our system this year. A few of the wackiest names Embrace found amongst this year's pet quotes include:
Archibald Duke of Wellington V
Captain Panda Von Bowties
Edgar Allen Poliferous James O'brian Hart-Frazier
Lady Butterscotch First Duchess Of Carbahill
Rosie Meow Riveter
Sir Ernest Moewingway
Spicy Dorito Cool Ranch
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About Embrace Pet Insurance
Embrace Pet Insurance, a part of NSM Insurance Group, is a top-rated pet health insurance provider for dogs and cats in the United States. Embrace offers one simple yet comprehensive accident and illness insurance plan. In addition to insurance, Embrace offers Wellness Rewards, a non-insurance, optional preventative care product that is unique to the industry. Wellness Rewards reimburses for routine veterinary visits, grooming, vaccinations, training, and much more, with no itemized limitations. Embrace is a proud member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) and continues to innovate and improve the pet insurance experience for pet parents across the country. For more information about Embrace Pet Insurance, visit EmbracePetInsurance.com or call (800) 660-3817.