Small dog names can make a big impact. Today we share the perfect little dog names. Whether you are a modern pop culture fan, deeply into history and the classics, or just looking for a funny, ironic name for a giant breed pup! Little dogs make amazing pets, lapdogs, apartment pets and companions. You can pick them up, they are welcome everywhere, and pack big personalities into teacup sized bodies. In fact, the only problem with mini dogs is finding small dog names that are as cute as they are! We’ve got hundreds of awesome ideas for the best pet names for small animals. From big eyed Pugs and energetic Terriers, to short legged Dachshunds and curly Poodles, we’ve got you covered.
- Popular small dog names
- Small boy dog names
- Small girl dog names
- Names that mean small
- Little, tiny and miniature dog names
- Short legged dog names
- Cute names for small dogs
- Unique dog names
- Fluffy dog names
- Big names for small dogs
Best Small Dog Names
Small dog names come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. In fact, some tiny puppies suit rather big and bold choices. Whether you are looking for popular little dog names, or want to give it a unique twist, there are lots of awesome options. Here are our 40 top small dog names. Ideal if you are looking for quick ideas for puppy litter names:
Small Male Dog Names
Tiny boy dog names can be seriously snappy. Short and sweet, just like them. These traditionally human styled cute names for a small male dog are single syllables and will suit your mini breed down to the ground!
And of course, let’s not forget the classic ‘Rex’! This way of naming your small dog can of course be replicated for the little girls among us!
Small Female Dog Names
When you are thinking up traditional human style names for tiny pups, it pays to think short. Small puppy names that roll quickly off the tongue are a great way to honor the size of your tiny baby dogs! Here are our favorite little girl dog names, which are brief in length and fast to say:
But, of course, boy dog names or girl dog names don’t have to be short in size. They can just be a reflection of their tininess.
Small Dog Names That Mean Small
Let’s kick off with some ideas that name your dog in a very literal sense. Either small dog names inspired by other languages, or using English words which mean small! They make for seriously cute little dog names that fit boys and girls of any diminutive breed perfectly.
Little Dog Names
Dog names for little dogs don’t have to be so on the nose. They can be inspired by similarly little objects, or ideas! It’s always fun to use the world around you, or the things you like, as inspiration. Here are some fun cute baby dog names for you to try out on your new furry friend:
Tiny Dog Names
Little puppy names for small breeds are bound to be adorable. But what’s even cuter than a small dog? A tiny one, of course! Cute tiny names for tiny dogs and toy dogs can be as teeny as they are. These names of tiny dogs are inspired by some of the smallest things known to science, and the imagination. Here are some really minute ideas for naming your Chihuahua, Papillon or other tiny toy pup!
Miniature Dog Names
How about the size up from toy? Miniature dogs! Mini names for miniature breeds, anyone? Miniature puppy names can show off the stature of your dog, but still celebrate the fact that they can be tough and strong too. Little tiny puppies of any breed still grown into full formed awesome dogsters one day! So if you have a Miniature Schnauzer, Poodle or Pinscher then why not celebrate them every day with a great miniature dog name!
- Pee wee
Short Legged Dog Names
Breeds like Corgis and Dachshunds stand out from the crowd because of their short legs and long bodies. So why not honor them with some suitably short animal names. These cute short dog names will help your diminutive dog stand tall!
- Twinkle Toes
Cute Small Dog Names
It’s undeniable that miniature breeds are seriously adorable. In fact, cute little animal names can have a whole category to themselves! Cute little pup names are the best. But they aren’t always all great matches for your small breed dog. Here are some fun cute little puppy names that reflect your pup’s size, as well as their sweet nature. Do any suit your pup?
There is nothing wrong with picking cute names. But some people want to have something a bit more unusual.
Unique Small Dog Names
Finding small dog names unique to you and your interests can be a challenge. Every pup is an individual. And your precious little bundle of fur deserves a name that makes them stand out from the crowd. Unique dog names can crop up in the most unusual places. Even things from all around you can make great unusual ideas for naming tiny dogs. When thinking up unique ideas we like to look to the natural world, and beyond, to get inspired. Do any of these take your fancy?
And is there any better way to be unique, than to have a laugh at the same time?
Funny Small Dog Names
It’s fair to say that what is funny to one person, isn’t alway funny to another. But there are a few ways to guarantee a laugh. And one of them is to get a little silly. Funny names for tiny dogs can be ironic, or just plain random. Just remember to stay family friendly. You don’t want to be shouting something crude across the dog park every morning! Here are some of our favorite funny ideas for naming your little puppy dogs.
- Hob Nob
Fluffy Dog Names
Tiny cute fluffy pets are some of the most amazing things to bring home. Fluffy names for pets are a great way to honor them and to make the fluffy cute little puppies stand out even more. If you’ve got a playful Pomeranian or magnificent Maltese why not consider one of these cool names for fuzzy dogs?
- Pom Pom
Big Names for Small Dogs
Another great way to come up with a list of funny names is to choose big names for tiny dogs! It’ll be funny and ironic! Big names for little dogs are understandably popular, after all, who doesn’t love ironic dog names! It’s good for a giggle. But it also shows that within your pup’s tiny form is a seriously big personality.
Cool Small Dog Names
Not sure about any of those ironic dog names? Maybe you want something that gives across a certain impression? Inspiration for cool names for small dogs can be found in anything and everything you find cool. Motorbike mad? Rev your engine and find that in the name! Follow the rugby? Seek out a name in the scrum! Cool small dog names don’t need to talk down to your pup. Just think of a topic you find cool, and progress from there. Here are some ideas to get you started:
One of the most popular small dogs around is the Terrier. And there are so many of them to choose from! The best terrier names suit Border, Yorkshire or Jack Russell Terriers equally. And they include some suitably manly small dogs’ names, and names that mean small but mighty to fit their tough personalities!
Best Small Dog Names
Names for petite pups can be inspired by their size, but they don’t have to be. The best little pup names make a statement. About you, your dog, their look or their personality. Pick something you love, and that you will be happy to hopefully call out loud and proud in the dog park for the next ten years or more.
Let us know what your favorite choice was! Have you decided to go for any of these names? Or do you have any other great names for tiny pups we can add to this list?
More Good Dog Names
We’ve got plenty more awesome naming ideas in these great lists:
- Boy Dog Names
- Girl Dog Names
- Unique Dog Names
- Cool Dog Names
- Puppy Names
- Cute Dog Names
- Tough Dog Names
- Cockapoo Names
- Black and White Dog Names
Diane Bolton says
I am getting a bìshon havanese x male puppy tomorrow I need names he is 8weeks old
Samantha Long says
I am getting a female staffy X wolf hound and I can’t find a name for her
Divine Sharon othniel says
and also if you want a very small dog get a toy poodle and Maltese breed together to get a Maltipoo
Divine Sharon othniel says
my maltipoo will probably be marble or zuzu. dunno yet any suggestions.
My little dog, we thought to call him Scout but we ended up with Freckles!
I am getting a miniature poodle with Yorkie. She is mostly black with white on her paws. She is a fluffy ball and shouldn’t be any bigger than 5 lbs. Thought of Kiwi . And I like Birdie…anyone else
Kathy mannahan says
Birdie Mae was my grandma’s name. She lived all of her 97 years in Kentucky…..
I think maybe snowy, cookie, Oreo, sky, or maybe Mimi
these are all great names, does anyone know the breed name of the dog in the picture under ‘cute small dog names’?
Hi Matt, I’m afraid it wasn’t labelled on the stock photo, but I believe it’s a terrier mix of some variety.
Almost German Shepard. Has the big feet
I believe it is a Rottweiler terrier mix some where around here
Mine doggy gonna be coco
Thanks this helped out so much now I’m gonna name my dog kip
Esther Ashford says
I understand this is comment section but I have a white male to lie named Snoopy And I’ve searched all over the internet for a middle name to match. Does any have any suggestions
Indu Dhanjal says