According to the New York City Department of Health, Bella and Max were the most popular names for licensed dogs* in New York City in 2015.
Here are NYC’s top female dog names:
- Bella (…vs. 69th for baby girls in NY state, 2015)
- Lola (…267th)
- Lucy (…88th)
- Daisy (…271st)
- Molly (…128th)
- Chloe (…14th)
- Luna (…129th)
- Sophie (…77th)
And here are NYC’s top male dog names:
- Max (…vs. 85th for baby boys in NY state, 2015)
- Charlie (…236th)
- Toby (…760th)
- Jack (…23rd)
- Oliver (…32nd)
- Milo (…270th)
Uniquely popular names by breed include Snoopy for beagles, Tyson for boxers, Lulu for French bulldogs, Chico for chihuahuas, Frank for dachshunds, Dolly for poodles, Mugsy for pugs, Snow for Siberian huskies, and Chanel and Gucci for Yorkshire terriers.
On this map of unique dog names by neighborhood I see Baci (bah-chee, Italian for “kisses”), Boomer, Brutus, Frankie, Katie, Mochi, Ollie, Penelope, and Taz.
For less common NYC dog names, check out the dog names by frequency of occurrence page. Mousing over the bubbles I see 4 Tictacs, 3 Zombies, 2 Orbits, and 1 Chopstick.
*The 84,000+ licensed dogs represent about 20% of all the dogs in NYC.