Mar 7, 2024 - News

Colorado's most popular dog names in 2024

Illustration of a dog collar with the tag outlined in a white dashed line.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

For the second-straight year, Luna leads the pack as the top dog name in Colorado, per new data from Camp Bow Wow, a Westminster-based chain of doggy day care centers.

Other dog names marking their territory on the state's chart include:

  • Charlie
  • Daisy
  • Lucy
  • Cooper

Zoom in: In Denver β€” in a pawsitively unsurprising trend β€” Luna is also the most popular name based on dogs licensed in the city since Jan. 1, according to data provided to Axios by Denver Animal Protection.

  • Bella, Milo, Coco and Rocky round out the list.

The big picture: Camp Bow Wow's ranking shows Colorado's favorite dog names largely track with the rest of the nation's, whose top five in 2024 are:

  • Luna (you guessed it)
  • Charlie
  • Bella
  • Lucy
  • Cooper

Fun fact: Luna fetched the crown nationwide for the third year in a row.

Between the lines: Camp Bow Wow's list is based on a database of ruff-ly 300,000 four-legged friends that stay at its day care centers nationwide.

What to watch: The top naming trends for the rest of the year will include nature- and pop culture-inspired names, food favorites and "out-of-the-box" names, Camp Bow Wow's animal health and behavior expert Erin Askeland predicts.

  • In the pop culture-inspired category, Maverick had the highest year-over-year increase, while Goose ranked third β€” both of which are inspired by the 2022 movie "Top Gun: Maverick."
  • When it comes to food, Peanut, Olive and Biscuit are likely to reign supreme.
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