Top Ten Dog Names of 2014 – Tuesday Lists of Ten

List of 10I had a forced absence from the board because of work obligations so I have missed several weeks of my Tuesday lists.  I must try to catch up.

The last two lists I published dealt with dogs: 10 Favorite Dog Quotes and 10 Things Dogs Can Teach Us.  For my comeback Tuesday List of Ten I again have dogs as the topic.  This week I share the Top Ten Dog Names of 2014, as listed on

Top Ten Dog Names


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

And just to point out that nothing is that easy, came up with two separate lists of Most Popular Dog Names of 2014, one for males and one for females. Because of my missed Tuesday Lists of Ten, I am including the lists from As you can see, the lists correspond closely to the list although the female names are not in the same order.

Top Male Dog Namesimage

  1. Max
  2. Buddy
  3. Charlie
  4. Jack
  5. Cooper
  6. Rocky
  7. Toby
  8. Tucker
  9. Jake
  10. Bear

Top Female Dog Names

  1. imageBella
  2. Lucy
  3. Daisy
  4. Molly
  5. Lola
  6. Sophie
  7. Sadie
  8. Maggie
  9. Chloe
  10. Bailey

My two dogs pictured above are named Chelsey and Snoopy. Both are 14 years old. I did not name either of them. Chelsey (the yellow lab)  is my daughter’s dog and my daughter chose her name. Snoopy (the piebald dachshund) was a rescue dog and he was already named when we got him from the pound.  At one point I had told my daughter that if we ever got another male dog I would name it Leroy Jethro Gibbs, from NCIS fame. However, I expect the actual name would be whatever seemed to fit the dog’s personality.

If you have dogs, what are their names? How were their names selected?


13 thoughts on “Top Ten Dog Names of 2014 – Tuesday Lists of Ten

    • Good Woman June 9, 2015 / 6:46 pm

      You must have been ahead of your time, but each of them is a great name for the ages.

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  1. pen2needle June 9, 2015 / 7:27 am

    No dogs but I did have a rescue cat named Bobbie. We got him as a 3 week old kitten and he had wobbly cat syndrome which caused his head to bob a lot. Hence the name 🙂

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    • Good Woman June 9, 2015 / 6:47 pm

      That’s an interesting story behind the name. I don’t know a lot about cats but I have never heard of wobbly cat syndrome.


      • pen2needle June 9, 2015 / 10:16 pm

        Well the scientific name is CH (Cerebellar Hypoplasia… it’s a mouthful!). More commonly known as Wobbly Cat or Drunken Sailor. It’s a neurological condition that causes them to have poor motor coordination.

        That’s probably why our poor Bobbie was abandoned on the street. Thankfully by the time we had to give him up a couple of months later he was much, much better than when we found him 🙂

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        • Good Woman June 11, 2015 / 7:46 pm

          Sounds like you did a wonderful thing for Bobbie to help his life to be better..


          • pen2needle June 13, 2015 / 12:03 am

            Any decent human being would have done the same 🙂 He was tiny, visibly affected with CH and completely deaf to boot. He would never have survived out on the streets. Today he is in a loving home and is a lean, mean purring machine 😀

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  2. amiewrites74 June 9, 2015 / 9:48 am

    Our dog is Rusty. We didn’t name him but I am assuming his name came from his rust-colored spots (he’s a Brittany spaniel).

    Funny – my neighbors have a Buddy and a Bella. My in-laws have a Max. I have had a Bailey and a Sadie. That top 10 list is pretty on point.

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    • Good Woman June 9, 2015 / 6:48 pm

      Interesting that all these dogs you know have names on the list. I really like Brittany spaniels and Rusty seems like a great name for one.

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  3. Cecilia June 9, 2015 / 10:14 am

    You almost can state that these are international dog names. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Good Woman June 9, 2015 / 6:49 pm

    You are probably right. They sure are popular names.


  5. charlottebibliophile June 10, 2015 / 7:40 am

    My dog is called Molly – it doesn’t seem to be so popular as its ranking suggests. She’s only 18 months old 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Good Woman June 11, 2015 / 7:48 pm

      I don’t think I know anyone personally who had named their dog Molly, but another person also commented that they had a dog named Molly.


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