New York Dog Names

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Introduction

New York is so much more than just the city.  It's a large state with a long history.  Dog owners and potential dog owners living in New York who wish to give their dog a New York inspired name have many options.  Some of these options are obvious references to the state or city whereas others are more subtle.  People who wish to give their dog a New York-themed name do mostly because they self-identify as New Yorkers.  New Yorkers are one of those rare breeds of Americans that identify as New Yorkers, not Americans.  Whether living in the state of New York or transplanted elsewhere, once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker and paying homage to their home state by giving their dog a New York inspired name is where it's at for them.

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New York Dog Name Considerations

New York has a reputation of having hard-nosed, quick-tongued people with dry intellectual wit.  The overactive, space-loving Border Collie might not exactly epitomize the self-confident, sagacity of a New York dog.  You also want to consider the size and breed of your dog when choosing a New York inspired name.  Apple, for example, is a great companion and small dog name for a female where Bomber seems more appropriate for a larger male.  Bethel, which refers to the town of the historic and epic music festival, Woodstock, seems more appropriate for long-haired dogs whose bangs cover their faces or even scruffy looking, beatnik-looking dogs that might remind you of a music and poetry-loving hippie.  Smooth coated and sleek-looking dogs, like Doberman Pinschers, are more suited to names like Lex or Madison while small, companion dogs, like the Maltese or Pekingese, can enjoy names such as Lolita and Rico.  However, no one breed or type of dog captures quintessential New York.  Any dog, of any breed, color, or size can be named a New York inspired names.  Choosing the best name for your dog is a big deal and considering New York locations, interests, and history can help guide you in choosing the right name for your four-legged friend.

Male New York Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Mickey
A popular Mafia name for Michael
6
Hampton
A Long Island beach town getaway
6
Woody
Woody Allen is a New York write, actor, and comedian whose career spans six decades
6
Coney
A world famous entertainment neighborhood in Brooklyn
5
Gatsby
A reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece of the same name
5
Hamilton
A New York politician and Founding Father
4
Ellis
Reference to Ellis Island, an immigration gateway
4
Franklin
Franklin D. Roosevelt, another American president and New York from Hyde Park
4
Max
The most popular male dog name in New York in 2017
3
Bomber
The nickname for the New York Yankees
3
Bogart
Humphrey Bogart was a famous actor from New York
3
Carnegie
A famous venue in Midtown Manhattan
3
Bleeker
Famously known as Manhattan's nightclub district
2
Rocko
A subtle reference for Rockefeller, a New York magnate and considered the wealthiest man in history
2
Teddy
Theordore Roosevelt was a New Yorker
2
Riff
Leader of the Jets in a West Side Story
2
Knickerbocker
A pseudonym of Washington Irving, New York author of Rip Van Winkle
1
Ranger
A New York professional hockey team
1
Troy
A city in New York
0
Dutch
New York was once owned by the Dutch and many towns still bear Dutch names and culture
0
Hudson
A major river in New York, connecting Upstate to the city
0
Lawerance
Reference to the Saint Lawrence River in Buffalo, NY
0
Lex
Refers to Lexiington Ave
0
Rip
Reference to Rip Van Winkle, a fictional character who well asleep in the Catskill Mountains in New York and woke up many years later
-1
Jet
One of the football teams in New York
-1
Woodstock
A three day epic music festival held in 1969
-1
Harlem
A jazz Mecca and home to deep rooted African American heritage
-2
Sammy
Reference to Sammy Davis Jr., a famous singer, dancer, and actor from Harlem, New York
-2
Rico
A large Puerto Rican population lives in New York
-3
Blue
The field color on the New York state flag

Female New York Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Chelsea
A Manhattan neighborhood home to over 200 art galleries
7
Laurel
Wild Mountain Laurel is abundant in New York
7
Samantha
The second most popular Sex and the City name for your dog
6
Liberty
Lady Liberty will take your tired, your poor; your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
6
Elmira
A New York town on the Pennsylvania border
5
Carrie
The main character in Sex and the CIty
4
Aurora
A town in Erie Country, New York
4
Alicia
Alicia Keys is another famous New York resident musician and entertainer
4
Lena
The quirky Lena Dunham lives, writes, and acts in New York
4
Dolly
Reference to the hit musical, Hello Dolly
3
Seneca
A small town in Ontario County, New York
3
Lolita
A district in New York known for its kitschy Japanese fashion
3
Patti
Reference to great Patti Smith, New York resident musician
2
Niagara
Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is located in western New York
2
Brooklyn
A borough of New York
2
Daisy
The love of Gatsby's life
2
Gidget
A fictional Pomeranian from the movie, The Secret Life of Pets, living in New York
2
Waverly
A narrow street in Greenwich Village named after Sir Walter Scott's 1833 novel, Waverly
2
Bette
Bette Midler is a long time Broadway star and New York favorite
1
Bethel
The town where historic Woodstock took place
1
Rose
The New York State flower
0
Apple
New York's fruit and symbol for New York City
0
Beca
Reference to Tribeca, a hip industrial district in New York with cobblestone streets
0
Laguardia
An airport in Queen, NY
0
Tioga
A very small town on the south central border of New YOrk
-1
Brook
The Brook Trout is New York State's official fish
-2
Madison
A reference to Madison Avenue and New York's advertising industry
-2
Sandy
Hurricane Sandy was a deadly storm that impacted New York in 2012
-2
Geneva
A city on the northern part of Lake Seneca in New York
-3
Leyna
As in "All for Leyna", a Billy Joel song

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