The City of Boston has released the list of the most popular dog names. A quick glance at the list and you’ll likely question…dog names or people names? Clearly, our pups are our family, more so than ever, and we are naming them accordingly.

I’m looking and looking…and somehow I don’t see the name that should be near the top. It should be obvious. But it’s not there. Where’s Dunkin’? Spoiler alert the top female and male names for pups in 2022 remain the same from the previous year.

According to licensing data from the Animal Care and Control Division, the top dog names in Boston last year were Charlie and Luna. Fun fact: the top three breeds in the city in 2022 are Labrador Retriever, Gold Retriever, and Chihuahua.

Without further ado, here are Boston’s popular pooch names. Top 25 female names followed by male names.


  • #1

    Female: Luna
    Male: Charlie

  • #2

    Female: Bella
    Male: Cooper

  • #3

    Female: Daisy
    Male: Teddy

  • #4

    Female: Lucy
    Male: Max

  • #5

    Female: Lola
    Male: Finn

  • #6

    Female: Penny
    Male: Oliver

  • #7

    Female: Rosie
    Male: Milo

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  • #8

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    Female: Stella
    Male: Winston

  • #9

    Female: Bailey
    Male: Rocky

  • #10

    Female: Sadie
    Male: Ollie

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  • #11

    Female: Molly
    Male: Louie

  • #12

    Female: Ruby
    Male: Toby

  • #13

    Female: Chloe
    Male: Gus

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  • #14

    Female: Coco
    Male: Henry

  • #15

    Female: Maggie
    Male: Buddy

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  • #16

    Female: Lily
    Male: Tucker

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  • #17

    Female: Millie
    Male: Archie

  • #18

    Female: Sophie
    Male: Leo

  • #19

    Female: Olive
    Male: Jack

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  • #20

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    Female: Winnie
    Male: Bear

  • #21

    Female: Pepper
    Male: Bruno

  • #22

    Female: Lulu
    Male: Ziggy

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  • #23

    Female: Willow
    Male: Jackson

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  • #24

    Female: Ellie
    Male: Duke

  • #25

    Female: Piper
    Male: Bentley

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