Top 10 Dog Names in San Diego County

Finding the perfect name for your canine companion can be tough. After all, your furry friend will be by your side for a lifetime of memories.

The Department of Animal Services dug into its records to find the most popular names among currently licensed dogs. Once-common names like Spot and Lassie, have fallen out of popularity. Now the top 10 names for dogs are mostly names for humans, too.

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Wondering if your dog’s name made the list?  Find out who’s the leader of the pack:

#10: Maggie

#9: Roxy

#8: Bailey

#7: Molly

#6: Charlie

#5: Daisy

#4: Max

#3: Lucy

#2: Buddy

#1: Bella

There are plenty of dogs with unique names at the County’s three animal shelters—like Ichabod, Galileo and Churro. Plus, there are many more pets without a name that are waiting for a forever home.  For more information about adoption, call 619-767-2675 or visit the County Department of Animal Services website

Watch for the top 10 cat names in the coming weeks!

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Michelle Mowad is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact