Most Popular Names … for Dogs


The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has just released its annual list of the most popular dog names. I will list them below and, just for kicks, I’ll put in parentheses each name’s rank among the most popular boy or girl baby names in the U.S. If a dog name doesn’t have a number next to it, that means it hasn’t been among the 1,000 most popular boy or girl names in the U.S. in the past 15 years.

1. Max (165)

2. Lucky

3. Princess (738)big-dogs.gif

4. Rocky (965)

5. Buddy

6. Coco

7. Daisy (149)

8. Lucy (174)

9. Lady

10. Shadow

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I can’t believe Taco the Wonder Dog didn’t make the list.

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23 Responses

  1. Yup, that’s Taco TWD. ‘cept Taco loves to eat, and eat, and eat. You might describe Taco TWD as being FAT.

  2. Nah, he’s not fat, just big-boned.

  3. What? The only dog in my past that made the list has been Buddy, and that was my son’s dog that he named (and she was his Buddy, barely tolerated the rest of us).

  4. Any most popular names for cats, Nuke? Bruce, formerly known as Don Juan, would kinda like to know.

  5. Hey I have a Lucy, a wiener dog. Fast, she’s in training for the races. She thinks she’s a greyhound.

  6. the cat list is longer — and the dogs are humiliated and threatening to go poop in the parking lot of the KFC

    1: Mr Bigglesworth, 2: Plinky, 3: Angel, 4 Pinkle Purr 5: Tori 6:Henry 7: Romeo 8: Cosmo 9: Benny
    10: Couch Potato 11: Mozart 12: Oliver 13: Cleo 14: Simon Stray 15: Fluffernet 16: Charchel 17: Cookie
    18: Fudge 19: Katie 20: Slippers 21: Sadie 22: Gracie 23: Maxine 24: Disney 25: Stimpy

  7. I wanted to thank you guys for helping me hit 30,500 before the end of the year. Back to training Lucy.

  8. Oh, the shame of those names.

  9. You welcome, Mick. You’re a gentleman and a scholar.

  10. Mr. Bigglesworth… sounds familiar, Austin Powers maybe.

  11. good topic about dog name. If you want to chooise a good name for your dog, you can see more at http://doginfos.com, all thing about for your dogs: dog name, dog breed, dog health, dog picture…

  12. My old neighbours had a pitbull terrier called Tyson…nice little baby name for you!

  13. Thanks. Good name for a boy. But I have too smart and beautiful daughters.

  14. We have to wiener dogs named Lucy and Molly.

  15. Heh. One of my grandfathers had a couple of weiner dogs, Hansel and Gretel (his grasp of German names was somewhat limited).

  16. Two. Those are good German names. I’ve seen a lady in Santa Barbara with two named Mustard and Relish.

  17. where are the most popular dogs names then?

  18. My PuPpYs NaMe Is ChElSeA

  19. I LuV ThE NaMe PrInCeSs,CoCo Or CuPcAkE!

  20. i have a chihuahua named princess she is tan and white she is longhaired and my sisters chihuahua is named muffy and she is short hair and is white i love dresses on them

  21. Did I mention Taco the Wonder Dog is female?
    She would bite me if I tried to put a dress on her. 😆

  22. Great topic on dog names!

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