Top 10 Dog Names in Washington DC

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No one would blame you for expecting that the nation's capital is all about restricted spaces, tight security, and historical museums. In actual fact, Washington D.C. is quite the o-paw-site! D.C. is one of the dog-friendliest cities across the nation. Whether you are looking for a dog-friendly restaurant or bar, an off-leash or on-leash park, a dog-friendly shopping mall or maybe even a hotel that offers dog treats, a dog bed, toys, or disposable pick-up bags, Washington has almost anything that you could expect as a dog owner.

To dog owners, the place is like dog-heaven. Some say that the presence of pricey dog-friendly amenities in D.C. are a representation of the wealth in the state. Others feel that the plethora of services are driven by the demand created by all the pooches in the city that need to be pampered. Whatever the case may be, you owe it to yourself and your furry friend to explore all that D.C. has to offer.

If you take your barker to any of the popular doggy-spots across the state, it is wise to make sure that your doggo answers to your call. Here is some in-fur-mation of the top names that dogs in Washington go by! 

#1 Charlie

If your pooch is outgoing and eager to please, then Charlie, a name meaning ‘free’ is a pawtastic choice for a male or female pup that loves to explore Washington DC’s outdoors.

#2 Bella

Bella is a popular name meaning ‘beautiful’ in Italian. The name is furrific for any female doggy that loves the fine life at Washington DC's dog spas, friendly restaurants and dog parks.

#3 Max

Max is a pawfect name that suits a male dog of almost any temperament. The name means ‘greatest,’ and there is no shortage of inspiration for choosing this name for your Washington DC-based pup.

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#4 Bailey

Bailey is another popular name for a female doggo. The word has French and English roots and means ‘able’. This name is a pawfect choice to give a girl that is ready to explore dog parks and trails in this bustling town!

#5 Luna

For a female pupper that loves to shine or be the ‘show-stopper,’ this lunar derived name is a pawtastic choice for a citizen of a city of show-stopping legislature.

#6 Buddy

This moniker couldn't be more fitting for man's best friend. Bring your four-legged pal along when you tour the city's iconic monuments—most of them are dog-friendly!

#7 Lucy

If your female pooch has a beaming attitude, then Lucy is a pawfect name since it means ‘shiny’ or ‘born at dawn or daylight.’ Let your pooch reflect the vibrancy of the capitol.

#8 Louie

This French name means "famous warrior." If your pupper is always ready to battle it out for their favorite treats, this just might be the pawfect name for him!

#9 Rocky

Make like Rocky Balboa and go for a run with your doggo at the city's many parks and trails! This strong name is a furrific choice for pups who are tough on the outside, but soft on the inside.

#10 Molly

A diminutive form of Mary, Molly means "bitter." You won't catch DC dogs with this name sulking, though—there are too many pawsome things to do and places to go in the nation's capital!