Pet owners showed some serious love to Kobe Bryant in 2020 — with Mamba-inspired pet names up BIG over the past year, new data shows.
The famous dog-walking site Rover.com has crunched the numbers for its annual list of the most loved pet names … which shows followers are honoring the NBA legend by passing on his name (and nickname) to their beloved furry family members.
The name “Mamba” is up 111% from 2019 — the biggest spike.
“Black Mamba” is up 58% and “Kobe” is up 16%.
The site says the name “Gianna” is also up 20% from 2019, which Rover suspects is also connected to followers paying tribute to Bryant’s girl, Gigi.
Other notable increases … Rover says the name LeBron is up among dog owners. Michael Jordan is up big with felines.
Neymar is one of the top trending athlete-inspired dog names of 2020 — with a 58% increase.
They also note Tom Brady is seeing ……
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