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The Most Popular Agility Dog Names

The name is the game

When Louise Challis asked us for the most popular agility dog names, Agilitynet sprang into action. We put out a call for your current agility dogs' pet names of your current dogs and got an immediate response. The results were not altogether surprising.

We received 121 emails from individuals, partners and even two clubs listing 455 dogs. If you're interested, that's 3.79 dogs per person more or less. In general the names are short, sharp and easy to call when you are running out of breath on the agility course!
Photo: Action Shots
Place Name(s) No. dogs

1

Meg/Megan 10

2

Jazz/Jazzie 8

3

Sam 7

=4

Jed 6

=4

Tia 6

=5

Blue 5

=5

Daisy 5

=5

Holly/Hollie 5

=5

Jack/Jak 5

=5

Oz/Ozzy/Ossie/Oswy 5

=5

Skye/Sky 5

=6

Ben 4

=6

Bill/Billy 4

=6

Bob/Bobby 4

=6

Charlie 4

=6

Elle/Ellie 4

=6

Jess/Jesse 4

=6

Max 4

=6

Murphy 4

=6

Penny 4

=6

Pop/Pops/Poppy 4

=6

Tilly 4

=7

Ice 3

=7

Flynn 3

=7 

Jade 3

=7

Jet 3

=7

Kai/Ky 3

=7 

Kim 3

=7

Molly/Mollie 3

=7 

Pip/Pippin 3

=7

Pop/Pops/Poppy 4

=7 

Sasha 3

=7 

Taz/Tazi 3

=7 

Ted/Teddy 3

=7 

Tess/Tessa 3

=7 

Tiz/Tizzy 3

=7 

Toby 3
=7  Tod/Todd 3


These dogs answer to some of the most popular names.
Can you tell what they're called by just looking at them?

Other Names

Names No.

Abby, Aero, Aggy, Alba, Albie, Alex, Alf/Alfred, Amber, Amy, Annie, Anya, Ari, Ash, Astra

14

Bailey, Barley, Barnaby, Barney, BB, Be, Beau, Beck, Becky, Bella, Belle, Bennetton, Benson, Bess, Beth, Binka, Bliss, Bonnie/Bonny, Boo, Bracken, Bradley, Bramble, Breeze, Briar, Bridie, Bronson, Bryn, Bud/Buddy, Bungle, Burt, Buster, Buzz

32

Callie, Carly, Cascade, Casey, Cassie/Kassie, Casper, Cedar, Chance, Chas, Chase/Chyss, Chelsea, Chewie, Chica, Chief, Chilli, Chip, Chloe, Cider, Cindy, Cleo, Cloud, Clover, Cody, Columbus, Connor, Copper, Corrie, Cosmo, Craif

29

Dan/Danny/Daniel, Dancer, D'Arcy, Dash, Date, Davey, Defur, Dela, Delboy, Denzil, Didi, Diesel, Digger, Digsby, Dizzy, Dot/Dotty, Drift, Dylan

18
Ed, Elsa, Ember, Emma, Enya, Erin 6
Fen, Fitz, Fleck, Fleece, Fleet, Flick/Flicker, Flo, Floss,  Floyd, Fluke, Foggy, Fraggie, Franc, Fred, Free, Freya, Fudge 17
Gabby, Gelert, Gin, Ginny, Glory, Gromit, Gyp, Gypsy 8
Hamish, Harry, Harvey, Hatti, Hazel, Hebe, Herbie, Hessie, Hettie, Homer, Honey, Hope, Hyrrycane 13
Idris, Indie, Izzy 3
Jadd, Jag, Jamie, Jasmine, Jasper, Jay, Jedi, Jennie, Jill, JJ, Joe, Jonesey, Josh, Josie, Judy 15
K.O. , Kaos/Kayos, Kendal, Kira, Kiri, Kiros, Kita, Kite, Kizzy, Korky, Kydon 11
Lady, Lester, Libby, Lily, Link, Lizzie, Logie, Loosie/Lucy, Louis, Ludo, Luke, Luna 12
Macbeth, Mace, Maddy/Maddie, Maggie, Magic, Maple, Marley, Matisse, May, Migo, Mika, Millie, Milo, Mindi, Minx, Misty, Mitch, Molson, Moss, Mouse/Mousie, Muddle 21
Neo, Nigel, Nog/Noggin 3
O.D./Overdrive, Oli/Oliver/Olly 2
Paws, Pecan, Peg, Pepper, Pepsi, Phiz, Phoebe, Pi, Pol/Polly, Portia, Prim 11
Reaga, Rex, Ricki, Rigsby, Riker, Rip, River, Robbie, Rolo, Roman, Rosie, Roscoe, Ross, Ruby, Rupert, Ryan 16
Saffire, Sage, Sally, Sallyann, Santa, Saxon, Scamp, Scoobie, Scrappy, Seddie, Shadow, Shady, Shankly, Shep, Shy,  Sly, Soda, Solo, Sonny, Sophie, Spartan, Spice, Spider, Spike, Spot, Sprite, Sprocket, Spud, Star,  Storm, Suki 31
Taff, Tag, Tai, Tali, Tappet, Tarragon, Tasha, Tassie, Teal, Tease, Teebag/Tee, Tegan, Thunder, Tiger, Tim/Timmy, Timber, Tip/Tippy, TJ, Tod/Todd, Toggle, Tom/Tommy/Tommo, Tonka, Tonto, Trent, Trigger, Trim, Tsar, Tup, Tweed, Twix, Tyke 32
Whizz, Wilbur, Willow, Wilma, Windy, Womble 6
Yogi 1
Zak, Zana, Zebedee, Zeuce, Ziggy, Zoe, Zogun 7

Many thanks to the following people who took time out to help compile this list:-

Michelle Ainsworth & her Mother, Ray Alway, Angela, Aylesbury DTC, Trudi Baird, Robert Bell, Charlotte Bell, Yvonne Black, Pamala Booker, Mike Bordoli, Tracy Brown, Anna Burton, Jessica Buswell, Chris Butcher, Sue & Mike Bye, Lorain Carberry, Pam Cashmore, Liz & Pete Catt, Anne & Louise Challis, Lesley Cherwell, Barbara Cook, Helen Cook, Petra Craven-Houghton, Sue Culmer, Nicola Curtis, Glenda Cutler, Breda Dalimore, Carol Daniel, Holly Davies, Toni Dawkins, Tony Dickinson, Anna Dieckfoss, Margaret Doughty, Liz Dowker, Emma Draper, Sally Edney, Sharon Eldridge, Norman Evans, Luisa Fallon, Denise Ford, Deena Freeman, Jayne Fuller & Andy Widdess, Penny, Laurina Gilbert, Wendy Gilpin, Bill Glover, Stephen Godwin, Lorna Goodban & Roger Brown, Gina Graham, Nikki Gregson, Sue Halsey, Gemma Hanekom, Vanessa Hardin, Stuart & Ann, Marie Hembrow, Dave & Linda Hutchinson, Sally Hopkins, Kate Howard, Carolyn Hunt, Sharon Jackson, Jackie Kenny, Jackie Kenny, Tim Knee, Chris Kurzfield, Sharon Lear, Pat Leggate, Jenny Lewin, Duesssa Lipley, Mandy Love, Joan Maceyko, Pauline Marshall, Pat May, Hillary Meyer, Stuart Mitton, Nicky, Susan Noble, Sally Nott & Andy Walton, Jill Oliver, Pam, Pam's Club, Sally Parker, Becky Parks, Paula, Mary Pearce, Margaret Pennington, Amanda Pigg, Alison Plant, Tracey Powell, Rach, Eleanor Rea, Maureen Reynolds, Ellen Rocco & John Leslie, Sally Rowe, Gina Russell, Sam, Carlyn Samuel, Andy Sanderscock & Angela Williams, Julie Saunders, Alan Score, Natalie Silcock, Gail & Lesley Skinner, Steve Smith, Karen Smith, Jo Spencer, Jill Spurr, Joy Stanbrook, John Statton, Su, Michelle Townsend, Paula Triggs, Joyce Turner, Peter Utton, Lucy Waldron, Helen Walland, Frankie Wheeler, Sarah Williams, Rachel Willis, Hayley Wilson, Veronica Wilson, Sarah Young and two unknown people.

Apologies for anyone missed out.

Feedback

From Peter Lewis, based on an article previously published in Dog World (1991)
Far better is to use what I call a 'pay attention' command, That pre-supposes that it is a short, sharp name that can be spat out. Names of single syllables are ideal, but they need to be delivered in a special tone of voice which is not normally used around the house. Many traditional collie names are ideally suitable. Cap, Spot, Fly and Meg can all be quickly delivered off the tongue.  (04/06/03)

From Janet Mason...
How do I come to have the two most popular names?  I don't know! Two of my three dogs are called Meg (6 1/2) and Jazz (15 months). They are rescues, from NCDL and Blue Cross respectively.  When they came to us they were named Fly and Max. My other dog is Ceri.

Editor's question: Can you tell which dog is Meg and which is Jazz?

From Veronica Wilson...
This was a very interesting list. However what has happened to 'Nell'? I have a Nell and am constantly hearing other competitors calling that name. (04/06/03)