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The most popular dog names across Brooklyn

What’s In a (Dog’s) Name?

November 19, 2018 By Sara Bosworth Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Bella, a 1-year-old pit bull-labrador mix, is from Brooklyn Heights, where her name ranks the most popular among pups. Eagle photo by Todd Maisel
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Say “farewell” to Fido and “see ya” to Spot.

This year, the most common dog names in Brooklyn and Queens are Bella and Max — but that’s not to say all New Yorkers are on the same page when it comes to naming their pups.    

A new report from shows that even though you’ll find a Bella or a Max at many a dog park across the two boroughs, the names will vary from ZIP code to ZIP code.

Gizmo takes the number one slot in parts of Jamaica and Crown Heights, while residents of North Queens and South Brooklyn, perhaps fans of Sylvester Stallone, are most likely to name their dogs Rocky.

Pups named Penny have taken over the sidewalks of Long Island City, but Fort Greene and Clinton Hill are densely populated by Olives.

Dogs are treated like royalty across both boroughs, if their names are any indication. Princess takes number one through parts of Williamsburg, Bushwick, Astoria and Corona, while Prince ranks highest through parts of Bed-Stuy, Flushing and Canarsie. Flatbush families have chosen the straightforward moniker of Sir.

“She’s literally a princess,” said one Midwood resident of her dog, Princess. “We literally treat her like she is a real-life princess.”


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