Your furry (or not-so-furry friends) are like family, and the name you give them will become an integral part of who they are. According to a 2019–20 survey by the American Pet Products Association, 67% of American families own some kind of pet, dogs being the most popular.
There are plenty of names to choose from. Some choose to name their pets after food, some give them human names, and still others hunt for unique names for their one-of-a-kind companions. However, there's nothing wrong with giving your pet a name that is tried and true.
Some classic pet names have endured because they describe animals according to their nature. Others are so deeply rooted in our culture or history they're hard to forget. Why? Well, of course, we are here to answer that.
Read on to see the history of some of the most popular pet names.