Animals

Top Dog Names in San Diego County

Charlie is a 3-year-old spayed seal brown and white pit bull at the San Diego Region shelter. Her ID number is A1558961.
Charlie is a 3-year-old spayed seal brown and white pit bull at the San Diego Region shelter. Her ID number is A1558961.

What is in a name? Whether you put a lot of thought into selecting a name fit for your dog or you adopted it with an existing name, there are some trends in San Diego County.

Buddy is a 2-year-old neutered seal brown/white pit bull blend at the San Diego Region shelter. His ID number is A1724317.
Buddy is a 2-year-old neutered seal brown/white pit bull blend at the San Diego Region shelter. His ID number is A1724317.

The Department of Animal Services released a list of the most popular names among currently licensed dogs in San Diego County.

Just like baby names, dog names rise and fall in popularity. However, the local list of the most popular dog names did not change much from last year. Bella remained at the top of the list. Max moved up from the number four spot into second place. And Lola walked her way into the top 10 replacing Maggie. Just missing the list this year was Rocky, Coco, Maggie, Sadie and Jack.

Looking to adopt a four-legged friend? Animal Services has several dogs with these well-liked names at its shelters; see their bios and photos below. To see all the animals available for adoption, visit the County’s webpage or call (619) 767-2675.

2016 2015
1. Bella Bella
2. Max Buddy
3. Buddy Lucy
4. Lucy Max
5. Daisy Daisy
6. Charlie Charlie
7. Molly Molly
8. Bailey Bailey
9. Roxy Roxy
10. Lola Maggie

Is your furry feline’s moniker the cat’s meow? Find out next week. Watch for the Top 10 cat names list!

Bailey is a 4-year-old spayed tan Chihuahua at the San Diego Region shelter. Her ID number is A1727964.
Bailey is a 4-year-old spayed tan Chihuahua at the San Diego Region shelter. Her ID number is A1727964.
Rocky is a 2-year-old neutered black and white pit pull at the Southern Region shelter in Bonita. His ID number is A1597819.
Rocky is a 2-year-old neutered black and white pit pull at the Southern Region shelter in Bonita. His ID number is A1597819.
Sofie is a 10-year-old spayed black and white border collie at the South Region shelter in Bonita. Her ID number is A1729394.
Daisy is a 8-month-old spayed tan terrier at the San Diego Region shelter. Her ID number is A1732254.
Daisy is a 8-month-old spayed tan terrier at the San Diego Region shelter. Her ID number is A1732254.
Daisy is a 1 year and 1 month old female Shar-Pei blend at the North Region shelter in Carlsbad. Her ID number is A1728710.
Buddy is a 3-year-old male cream/white Chihuahua blend at the North Region shelter in Carlsbad. His ID number is A1729573.
Buddy is a 3-year-old male cream/white Chihuahua blend at the North Region shelter in Carlsbad. His ID number is A1729573.
Michelle Mowad is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact