People in Lafayette and Acadiana come up with really clever names. Many people incorporate their Cajun heritage when naming dogs and cats. But in a recent social media survey, there is one dog name that is a favorite amongst the folks in southwest Louisiana.

Bella is the most popular dog name in Lafayette for 2021. Belle came in at #2. Ironically, Lafayette is right on par with the rest of the nation. recently released the results of the most popular dog and cat names of 2021 nationally.

Top 5 female dog names of 2021

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Lucy
  4. Daisy
  5. Zoe

Top 5 male dog names of 2021

  1. Max
  2. Charlie
  3. Cooper
  4. Buddy
  5. Milo

Top 5 female cat names of 2021

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Lily
  4. Lucy
  5. Nala

Top 5 male cat names of 2021

  1. Oliver
  2. Leo
  3. Milo
  4. Charlie
  5. Max also discovered that in 2021 people also named their dogs and cats "Fauci" and "Covid".


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