San Francisco Dog Names

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Introduction

Considered the cultural, commercial and financial hub of Northern California, the City and County of San Francisco encompasses around 47.9 square miles. Meaning “Saint Francis” in Spanish, San Francisco is the fourth largest city in regards to population in the state of California. The area is known for having cool summers, fog, rolling hills, cable cars and unique architecture. The Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf are popular tourist destinations. For those that live in the San Francisco area or feel connected to it in some way, a name inspired by the city and county may be appealing when seeking a name for your new canine friend. A San Francisco-inspired name will bring the city or a memory that the city evokes to mind each time you call the name of your dog. 

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San Francisco Dog Name Considerations

A San Francisco-inspired name may be just the right choice when looking for a moniker for your new friend, particularly for those who live in the area or feel connected to it in some way. A name that brings to mind a place that is important to you will regularly bring a smile to your face and will continue to do so each time you call your pup’s name. It may make sense to choose a San Francisco-inspired name if your pooch reminds you of a particular dog from the San Francisco area (for example, the Instagram star Boo). The resemblance may be in his appearance, personality or breed. If there is a particular aspect of the city that stands out for you, this can lead to a perfect name for your companion. No matter the reason you are looking at the possibility of a San Francisco inspired name, with so much going on in the area, there are, fortunately, many options to consider that would make a worthy name for you dog.

Male San Francisco Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Buster
Buster Posey is a catcher for the San Francisco Giants
5
Niner
The San Francisco 49ers are an NFL football team
5
Muir
Muir Woods National Monument offers the opportunity to enjoy the redwood trees and an outdoor adventure without venturing far from San Francisco
5
Bruce
Actor and martial artist Bruce Lee is from San Francisco
5
Presidio
A San Francisco park that includes many wooded areas, hills and views that include the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean
4
Jackson
Jackson Square is a neighborhood made up of six blocks, next to North Beach and Chinatown
4
Cow
Cow Hollow a well-off neighborhood in San Francisco between Russian Hill and the Presidio, bordering on the Marina District and Pacific Heights; land was once used for grazing cows
4
Fillmore
A historical neighborhood in San Francisco, the Fillmore District is southwest of Nob Hill, west of Market Street and north of the Mission District
4
Barry
Barry Bonds is considered the greatest player to play for the Giants and one of the greatest in the game of baseball
3
Rincon
One of San Francisco’s hills, formerly an industrial neighborhood south of the Financial District, now the location of a high rise neighborhood
2
Sherwood
For Sherwood Forest, a small neighborhood that is located on the southwestern slope of Mount Davidson
2
Robin
Actor Robin Williams is from San Francisco
2
Tom
Actor Tom Hanks is from San Francisco
2
Hunter
Hunter’s Point is located in the southeastern corner of the city; Candlestick Park, the former home of the Giants, was on the southern edge of the neighborhood
2
Cole
Cole Valley is a small San Francisco neighborhood located in a valley that is “u” in shape
2
Gavin
Gavin Newsom was mayor of San Francisco from 2004-2011
2
Embarcadero
The Port of San Francisco’s eastern waterfront and roadway; the Central Embarcadero Piers Historic District is included on the National Register of Historic Places
1
Jerry
For Jerry Rice, a receiver for the San Francisco 49ers; thought to be the best player to play for San Francisco
1
Lombard
Lombard street is one of the most crooked streets in the United States and a popular San Francisco Tourist attraction
1
Wharf
Fisherman’s Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco; located in the northern waterfront area
1
Excelsior
A district in San Francisco located along Mission Street
0
Belden
This small neighborhood is near the Financial District and is the historical location of San Francisco’s French Quarter
-1
Balboa
Balboa Hollow is a small neighborhood that is mainly residential, located north of Golden Gate Park
-1
Pacific
For the Pacific Ocean west of city and county
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Seward
The Seward Street slides are slopes of concrete hidden in a park; bring cardboard and enjoy the ride
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Candlestick
The former home of the San Francisco Giants MLB team, Candlestick Park
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Raider
For the Bay Area football the Oakland Raiders
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Hayes
Hayes Valley is a wealthy neighborhood in the Western Addition district of the city of San Francisco
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Castro
A San Francisco neighborhood that was one of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States
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Francisco
For San Francisco, a large metropolitan area in Northern California

Female San Francisco Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Pacific
For the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California
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Mar
Means “ocean” in Spanish
7
Corona
Corona Heights is a neighborhood in a small, wealthy San Francisco district; where the Randall Museum is located
7
Poppy
The state flower of California
6
Cayuga
For Cayuga Terrace, a smaller neighborhood within the larger neighborhood called Mission Terrace
5
Golden
California is known as the Golden state; also for San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge
4
India
India Basin is the neighborhood at the easternmost boundary of the city of San Francisco
4
Beach
Where many Californian’s spend time and where tourists come to enjoy the Pacific Ocean
4
Portola
Located in southeast San Francisco, this neighborhood is northeast of McLaren Park and is next to the Portola Heights neighborhood
4
Bay
For the San Francisco Bay, that is surround by region known as the “Bay Area”, which includes San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose
3
Playa
Means “beach” in Spanish
3
Miraloma
Miraloma Park is a neighborhood found in the central portion of San Francisco, located between Glen Canyon Park and Mount Davidson
2
Yerba
For Yerba Buena, a relatively new neighborhood that is within 2nd and 5th streets as well as Market and Harrison Streets
2
Laguna
Laguna Honda is a small neighborhood between Forest Hill and Mount Davidson; also known as Forest Hill Extension
1
Angel
Angel Island is the second largest island in the bay; take a ferry from San Francisco and check out the island
1
Diamond
Diamond Heights is a neighborhood in the central part of San Francisco; it is bordered by Diamond Heights Boulevard and Noe Valley from the north and east and Glen Canyon Park to the south and west
1
Laurel
Laurel Heights is a San Francisco neighborhood located south of the Presidio and east of the Richmond District; the UCSF campus is in the northwestern corner of the neighborhood
1
Berkeley
A city located on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay
0
Ghirardelli
Ghirardelli Square is a popular place for tourists to visit, where one can take a tour, enjoy waterfront dining and a chocolate treat
0
Organ
The wave organ is an enormous musical instrument that is played by the ocean; found on a jetty in San Francisco Bay
0
Ashbury
For the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood as well as Ashbury Heights, located to its south
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Sunny
For the Sunnydale and Sunnyside neighborhoods of San Francisco
0
Anza
For the Anza Vista neighborhood in the Western Addition district of San Francisco
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Dolores
Dolores Heights is a neighborhood bordering the Castro that is named for the hill within its confines
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Ferry
The ferry building is not only a place to catch a boat; it is a destination in itself, with amazing food and fun shops
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Maya
Writer Maya Angelou lived in the city of San Francisco
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Grizzly
The state animal of California is the California grizzly bear
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Chowder
Clam Chowder is a popular dish in San Francisco
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Dian
Dian Fossey, a researcher, primatologist and animal advocate was born and raised in the city
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Eureka
Eureka Valley is, for the most part, a quiet residential neighborhood; the Castro is a sub-neighborhood of Eureka Valley

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