Small dog names (500+ adorable dog names ideas)

You may be looking for a small dog name for one reason, you have a small dog at home and you are not yet sure what you should name him.

There are many reasons why small dogs are loved apart from being super cute:

  • These dogs make great companions.
  • They have lots of energy.
  • Small dogs are easy to snuggle around and you can even carry them in your purse.

Some examples of small dogs are the Chihuahua, Shih Tzus, Dachshunds, and even the Maltese.

And if you are looking for what name you should give to your adorable pooch then you just stumbled at the right guide for you.

Having the right name for your dog when you are bringing him home is very important. That is the name that you are going to refer him to even during the training sessions.

Many of the names that are in this article are unique and fit for your dog.

I hope that by the end of this article you will have got the right small dog name for your canine friend. This is a name that fits his personality and traits.

Let us get right into it. 

Choosing a name for your small pooch

There are a few tips that you can follow when you are choosing a name for your dog.

This is because this can be a very daunting task and choosing the right small dog name is a big decision to make.

It pays to give your dogs names that suit them.

Here are some of the tips that can help you with that:

-Choose a name that best fits the personality traits of your doggy. This works every time and is the best way to choose a name for your tiny pooch.

-Choose a name that is simple, traditional or even funny. There are several ways that you can go around naming your canine friend and this is one of them. This is going to influence how you and other people view your dog.

-Give your tiny pooch a name that is going to last him a lifetime. With the average lifespan of a small doggie being about 14 years, this is something that you have to keep in mind. You will have no option but to live by the name you choose for your puppy-sized dog.

Names for small dogs

Best small dog names

There are so many names for your dog out there for smalls dogs.

You might not be sure which name you are going to give to him because there are so many to chose from. But why not give these dogs names that best for their size.

Even if these dogs are small they have huge personalities and you can be sure that you will not at any point have a dull moment when you are with them.

So here are is a list of 30+ of the best small dog names.

Best Dog Names
Apple Aero Archie
Athena Bean Boots
Basil Clover Coco
Chico Diamond Daisy
Dash Echo Eggroll
Fiona Ghost Honey
Hercules Ivy Kai
kiki Loki Ziggy

Rascal- Is a great name for a small pooch that does not love to follow all the rules. A perfect name for a chaotic, mischievous and generally cheeky dog.

  1. Betsy
  2. Button
  3. Bonsai
  4. Cricket
  5. Cosmo
  6. Cowboy
  7. Dash
  8. Echo
  9. Gimli
  10. Jett
  11. Jazz
  12. Marshmallow
  13. Poppy
  14. Rocket
  15. Ghost
  16. Geeky
  17. Marley
  18. Magneto
  19. Murphy
  20. Pandora
  21. Peony
  22. Sweetpea
  23. Spike
  24. Tucker
  25. Toby
  26. Uno
  27. Radley
  28. Willow
  29. Wolfie
  30. Zephyr

The name that you choose for your small dog does not have to reflect on his personality. Even a sweet small dog name like Noodle mighty just be pawfect for your furry friend.

But if you are still not satisfied, continue reading because the ideas are just getting started.

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Small but mighty dog names

Your pooch might have a small body but he also has a big personality.

Giving your dog a big name is another great way that you can get through this. It is also an ironic way to name small dogs because why not?

So, if you fancy these names below are some ideas for you. 

Big names for small dogs
Apollo Beast Biggie
Boss Butch Blimp
Bolt Bulk Boomer
Buck Cosmos Ceaser
Colossas Chief Cujo
Digger Diesel Dumbo
Godzilla Goliath Hefty
Hulk Hercules Harley
Hunter Juggernaut Jupiter
Jumbo Manatee Mammoth
Mack Moose Sasquatch
Stretch Shrek Sarge
Sable Spike Tank
Tiger Titan Thunder
Truck Tyson Rambo
Rebel Tankerbell Thor
Xena Rex Rocky
Zeus Wolf Kila

Female small dog names

It is also a great idea to choose a short name which is also pawfect when you want to appreciate the size of the pup.

Whether your small female dog is a tough warrior or a Disney princess star, we have some name for her and one of them might just suit your dog.

Several names suit a pampered and spoiled pooch or a graceful and beautiful one such as Jasmine, Elsa, Anna, and Ariel.

However, if your female ball of fluff is fierce but little, then you should give her a moniker that portrays her as such. You can give her a name from some of the female heroines such as Hermione Granger, Lara Croft, and even Katniss Everdeen.

Here are some of our favorite small dog names. 

  • Amy
  • Ana
  • Ash
  • Ariel
  • Ariana
  • Babe
  • Belle
  • Beth
  • Berries
  • Betsy
  • Bertha
  • Candy
  • Chai
  • Coco
  • Cleo
  • Cherry
  • Cups
  • Dakota
  • Diana
  • Dana
  • Dot
  • Dora
  • Duchess
  • Eda
  • Earrings
  • Elle
  • Elsa
  • Eve
  • Edie
  • Erin
  • Fern
  • Fi
  • Flo
  • Freya
  • Fifi
  • Gem
  • Grace
  • Gigi
  • Hagrid
  • Hermoine
  • Hope
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Jess
  • Joy
  • Juno
  • Kay
  • Katniss
  • Lara
  • Lady
  • Leia
  • Liv
  • Lou
  • Lola
  • Mavis
  • Maya
  • Maple
  • Mary
  • Marge Gunderson
  • May
  • Mia
  • Nel
  • Nya
  • Olive
  • Ola
  • Paige
  • Peg
  • Poppy
  • Quinn
  • Rose
  • Roo
  • Scout
  • Sequioa
  • Star
  • Sugar
  • Swift
  • Starling
  • Sky
  • Tess
  • Tia
  • Tillie
  • Wren
  • Yoko
  • Yum
  • Zoey

Bella is a great moniker idea that means beautiful in Italian.

Check out our list of magical and super cute Disney dog names.

Small dog names

Tiny male dog names

I do not know if there is anything as cute as a small and adorable dog. And the best way to appreciate how darn adorable these dogs are is by giving them names that reflect just that.

And just like females dog names, you will also need to keep these names short.

You will find this to be very important, especially during training.

Your cute little boy might think he is five times bigger than he is or he might just be one that embraces his stature, we have just the right small dog name for you.

You may also have a ball of fluff that prefers to be set apart from the rest and we have just the right monikers for you to choose from.

So, why don’t w look at some of the adorable name ideas that we have for you?

  • Ace
  • Archie
  • Alf
  • Andre the Giant
  • Ben
  • Benny
  • Blake
  • Barney
  • Bantam
  • Baskerville
  • Bear
  • Benji
  • Bob
  • Brock
  • Bruno is a perfect name for any small dog out there that is derived from German to mean Brown.
  • Cal
  • Casper
  • Caesar
  • Charlie
  • Chester
  • Cooper
  • Cole
  • Dale
  • Duke
  • Dax
  • Ezra
  • Ford
  • Felix
  • Finley
  • Freddie
  • Fergus
  • Gus
  • Han (Star Wars, anyone?)
  • Harvey
  • Ian
  • Jay
  • Jon
  • Joey
  • Kai
  • Kel
  • Kip
  • Kingsley
  • Leo
  • Lex
  • Mac
  • Matthias
  • Max
  • Moe
  • Milo
  • Ned
  • Ozzy
  • Ollie
  • Pat
  • Poe
  • Raz
  • Remi
  • Reed
  • Reece
  • Roy
  • Roger
  • Reggie
  • Russ
  • Rufus
  • Sam
  • Sammy
  • Sonny
  • Tate
  • Thor
  • Tim
  • Van
  • Winston
  • Zac
  • Zeus

If you are liking the name ideas that we have, keep on reading because we have more. 

Small dog names inspired by other languages

Using names from other languages is another great way to name your tiny dog. Here are some of the ideas.

Klein– This is a German and Dutch name that means small.

Petit– Petit is a French name that also means small.

Piccolo– Small in Italian

Pequena– Spanish

Liten– Norwegian and Swedish for small

Lille– Danish

Pieni– Finnish

If you also have other names that are inspired by other languages you can share with us in the comment section below. 

Cute names for small pooches

Having a cute name for your dog is the best. With that said they are not always the best match for your pooch.

These names are for dogs that are adorable, super cuddly and very loveable.

Below is a list of some of the names that you can give to your doggo and all of them are equally adorable and irresistible.

cute names for small dogs
Ace Angel Ash
Banjo Baby Bambino
Biscuit Buddy Bingo
Bambi Bubba Buttons
Brownie Bagel Buzz
Bonbon Bubble Candy
Caramel Cherub Chippy
Cloud Cookie Cutie
Cola Cinder Chewie
Darling Dusty Daffodil
Dobby Dolce Ember
Finch Flash Fudge
Flossy Goldie Gromit
Grumpy Gidget Honey
Joy Lolly Lucky
Mable Minnie Nala
Noodle Nugget Peppy
Pickle Pippin Pony
Patch Sweetie Skipper
Spotty Sugar Scamp
Tad Toto Teddy
Tito Tootsie Treasure
Twinkle Trixie Thumbelina
Kit Cola Yoda

Unique Small dog names

Every dog is an individual and with over 50+ recognized small dog breeds, picking a unique moniker for your dog can be quite difficult to do.

Your small ball of fluff deserves to stand out from the rest of the dogs and there are thousands of them.

Apart from using the names in the table below, you can also use some of the things in your surroundings. Look around you and beyond to get some inspiration on what you are going to name your dog.

unique small dog names
Adeen Adva Ahana
Arno Ayita Armida
Autumn Bourne Baya
Belita Brenna Boris
Briar Bjark Chao
Cotton Carlin Coralie
Conan Carina Colman
Crofton Charmian Daisy
Dalena Damita Echo
Eerin Fore Frauke
Gulisa Honor Hopper
Hurik Halette Leaf
Luminita Mars Meadow
Miki Mamuka Madden
Nemo Needle North
Nizar Ocean Peach
Pluto Rosine River
Rainbow Rue Rumour
Sayuri Seal Slinky
Squirrel Stick Sterling
Tablet Tiptoe Twist
Twitter Ursula Valley
Venus Vaughn Whitley
Yap Yves Zita


Our dogs are like our kids, we have to take care of them and also need to name them.

And when we are about to name our pets we always take time to make sure that we come up with the best name possible for them.

This article is just a guide to help you in choosing a name for your pooch because naming them can be challenging at times.

Pick a name that you love and one that makes you happy. You can also let us know what name in his article was your favorite in the comment section below.

Let us know if you loved this article and also share some name ideas that you may have. 

There you go WOOF!!!

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