The New York City Department of Health announced its Most Popular Dog Names List, and guess what landed on top? Yep, just like in the rest of the world, Bella and Max. Bella's been the number No. 1 name in the city for the last seven years, in fact. The Health Department’s dog license records showed 1,127 Bellas and 1,073 Maxes were registered in New York City in 2015, out of the currently licensed 84,054 dogs.