Small Dog Names: 800 Ideas For Naming Your Little Fur Baby

When you bring a new dog home, it is one of the most exciting and rewarding moments in both their life and yours. They will finally have a place that they can call home, where they can curl up next to you on the bed, or by your feet. For your part, you get an exercise partner, a devoted companion, an emotional support, and a goofball that will fill your day with smiles and laughter.

However, you haven't come up with a name yet for your new family member.

Below we have listed 100 of the best small dog names currently in use. Whether you use the list to gain inspiration for your new dog's name, or you simply choose one of the names below, make sure you choose a name that you know you, your family, and your new pal will love.

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100 Best Small Dog Names

  1. Copper
  2. Meadow
  3. Aria
  4. Justine
  5. Bonnie
  6. Cutie
  7. Tabitha
  8. Sansa
  9. Caramel
  10. Greta
  11. Eva
  12. Trixie
  13. Bitsy
  14. Olivia
  15. Patches
  16. Delilah
  17. Poppet
  18. Gigi
  19. Emmie
  20. Ivy
  21. Cleo
  22. Shelby
  23. Piper
  24. Honeybear
  25. Elsa
  26. Kewpie
  27. Whiskey
  28. Sugar
  29. Bea
  30. Bean
  31. Missy
  32. Ellie
  33. Widget
  34. Josie
  35. Tessa
  36. Paisley
  37. Angel
  38. Brownie
  39. Gracie
  40. Sydney
  41. Yoko
  42. Lacey
  43. Luna
  44. Boo
  45. Cupcake
  46. Ridley
  47. Eden
  48. Abby
  49. Lila
  50. Kali
  51. Evie
  52. Jewel
  53. Clover
  54. June
  55. Lexie
  56. Hayley
  57. Ginny
  58. Mia
  59. Theodora
  60. Tasha
  61. Holly
  62. Coco
  63. Nala
  64. Rosie
  65. Carmen
  66. Dakota
  67. Daisy Mae
  68. Minnie
  69. Grace
  70. Scout
  71. Bear
  72. Bee
  73. Shadow
  74. Phoebe
  75. Agatha
  76. Roxie
  77. Cookie
  78. Naomi
  79. Tootsie
  80. Maddie
  81. Ella
  82. Jasmine
  83. Belle
  84. Honey
  85. Jawa
  86. Samantha
  87. Kahlua
  88. Remington
  89. Dottie
  90. Cali
  91. Lily
  92. Cassie
  93. Lady
  94. Ziva
  95. Athena
  96. Emma
  97. Princess
  98. Winnie
  99. Riley
  100. Hazel
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Cute Small Dog Names

One of the best parts of having a small or miniature dog is that they will stay small and cute forever. Choose an adorable name that matches their miniature size to solidify your new dog's 'awww' factor. Below we have compiled a list of cute small dog names for you to browse.

  • Ghost
  • Beatrice
  • Sissy
  • Melody
  • Flo
  • Baby
  • Sugar
  • Nadia
  • Hazel
  • Blue
  • Rose
  • Magdalena
  • Eleanor
  • Annie
  • Archie
  • Boots
  • Harley
  • River
  • Lolita
  • Rio
  • Kane
  • Reaper
  • Panther
  • Zorro
  • Cuddles
  • Zelda
  • Licorice
  • Ziggy
  • Oso
  • Dimples
  • Dumpling
  • Jasper
  • Jazz
  • Fergus
  • Lola
  • Sumo
  • Fluffy
  • Sundance
  • Freckles
  • Polar
  • Gizmo
  • Tex
  • Thea
  • Thorn
  • Zuma
  • Thunder
  • Titus
  • Magnus
  • Toby
  • Mowgli
  • Trinity
  • Walter
  • Zappa
  • Weezer
  • Onyx
  • Skye
  • Noodles
  • Shrek
  • Whale
  • Zeppelin
  • Whopper
  • Wilder
  • Stormy
  • Jax
  • Shamu
  • Omega
  • Winter
  • Oliver
  • Sirius
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Sequoia
  • Nova
  • Nugget
  • Puck
  • Sierra
  • Pierre
  • Royal
  • Luca
  • Rover
  • Roscoe
  • Quigley
  • Roo
  • Lucifer
  • Johnny
  • Rollo
  • Notorious D.O.G.
  • Nitro
  • Eclipse
  • Night
  • Scooter
  • Shandy
  • Nash
  • Mystery
  • Mustang
  • Moxie
  • Montana
  • Waffles
  • Max
  • Cash

Cute Big Dog Names

Regardless of size, our drooling, fur-covered companions have the potential to be cute and adorable no matter what. If you are looking for big dog names that can help emphasize your new pal's adorable behavior and looks, then take a peek at the list below.

  • Akiva
  • Morsel
  • Hugo
  • Munchkin
  • Bacon
  • Nel
  • Niblet
  • Noodle
  • Ola
  • Oliver
  • Barney
  • Biggie
  • Otto
  • Paige
  • Medusa
  • Pat
  • Pebbles
  • Peewee
  • Peg
  • Pickles
  • Popcorn
  • Liv
  • Poppy
  • Bruiser
  • Primrose
  • Eden
  • Puny
  • Biggie Smalls
  • Quark
  • Quinn
  • Reed
  • Rhubarb
  • Rocket
  • Big Mac
  • Bertha
  • Mystique
  • Roo
  • Rose
  • Abigail
  • Roy
  • Runt
  • Russ
  • Scamp
  • Rogue
  • Scout
  • Shorty
  • Shrimp
  • Shrimpy
  • Ace
  • Skittles
  • Sky
  • Smalley
  • Sprout
  • Starlet
  • Sweetie
  • Tate
  • Tess
  • Tim
  • Tinker
  • Tiny
  • Titch
  • Tonka
  • Big Foot
  • Lou
  • Tucker
  • Tweek
  • Acadia
  • Twiglet
  • Twinkle
  • Bubba
  • Baby
  • Mac
  • Twist
  • Uno
  • Van
  • Babe
  • Wiggles
  • Yogi
  • Yonder
  • Barfly
  • Yukon
  • Max
  • May
  • Barnabas
  • Mia
  • Atticus
  • Min
  • Minnie
  • Althea
  • Alfalfa
  • Chewbacca
  • Aero
  • Moe
  • Beowulf
  • Bigfoot
  • Rocco
  • Barkley
  • Medea
  • Alexa
  • Hope

Small Female Dog Names

If you know you are bringing home a Bella or a Lily, but just haven't decided on what to call her, look at the list below. We have put together a list of female puppy or dog names for the diminutive girl puppy in your life.

  • Ember
  • Knight
  • Rory
  • Marmaduke
  • Luna
  • Majestic
  • Dolly
  • Ava
  • Opal
  • Shiloh
  • Mika
  • Bella
  • Millie
  • Munchkin
  • Marley
  • Happy
  • Kaia
  • Biscuit
  • Leeloo
  • Zuzu
  • Lily
  • Pixie
  • Layla
  • Lena
  • Jude
  • Cordelia
  • Kona
  • Addison
  • Olive
  • Yasmine
  • Zilla
  • Penelope
  • Madden
  • Koda
  • Darcy
  • Cinderella
  • Macy
  • Sparkle
  • Lizzie
  • Moon
  • Mocha
  • Goldilocks
  • Poppy
  • Betsy
  • Peanut
  • Gazelle
  • Sandy
  • Rainbow
  • Maggie
  • Lucky
  • Sophie
  • Dido
  • Baby
  • Amber
  • Gail
  • Winnie
  • Gypsy
  • Pee Wee
  • Carly
  • Kit Kat
  • Peaches
  • Choco
  • Ruby
  • Tahiti
  • Kiwi
  • Nermal
  • Pepper
  • Isabelle
  • Lilly
  • Bubbles
  • Brandy
  • Lynx
  • Heidi
  • Punky
  • Willow
  • Loretta
  • Peach(es)
  • Daphne
  • Angie
  • Alma
  • Mai
  • Scampers
  • Danica
  • Mavis
  • Squirt
  • Evy
  • Zoey
  • Avery
  • Cora
  • Wilma
  • Gloria
  • Pebbles
  • Ginger
  • Kit
  • Chloe
  • Betty
  • Roma
  • Islay
  • Madonna
  • Eartha
Little Dog Held By His Owner

Small Male Dog Names

On the other side of the coin, we have boy names. If you already know that your new dog is going to be a boy, you can cut down on browsing time by taking a look at this list that has been put together to cater to your needs for your good boy puppy or dog.

  • Comet
  • Arthur
  • Zeus
  • Max
  • Ginger
  • Ben
  • Loki
  • Bruce
  • Rufus
  • Oreo
  • Dexter
  • Rudy
  • Tank
  • Ziggy
  • Ruben
  • Simba
  • Chester
  • Toby
  • Nova
  • Remington
  • Juno
  • Scout
  • Woody
  • Archie
  • Copper
  • Teddy
  • Brodie
  • Bear
  • Koda
  • Sam
  • Moose
  • Barley
  • Diesel
  • Bentley
  • Duke
  • Harvey
  • Casey
  • Ranger
  • Milo
  • Jax
  • George
  • Jack
  • Billy
  • Finn
  • Bobby
  • Louie
  • Barney
  • Marley
  • Hank
  • Ace
  • Henry
  • Logan
  • Bandit
  • Shadow
  • Ozzy
  • Rusty
  • Blu
  • Sparky
  • Winston
  • Brody
  • Gizmo
  • Oakley
  • Alfie
  • Merlin
  • Jasper
  • Jake
  • Leo
  • Griffin
  • Gus
  • Oliver
  • Beau
  • Cody
  • Bertie
  • Bailey
  • Rocco
  • Harry
  • Oscar
  • Angus
  • Harley
  • Ernie
  • Charlie
  • Chance
  • Buster
  • Buddy
  • Baxter
  • Augie
  • Snickers
  • Gunner
  • Hunter
  • Avalanche
  • Rocky
  • Mack
  • Justice
  • Sarge
  • Hulk
  • Captain
  • Mocha
  • Mudd
  • Chewbacca
  • Tanner

Funny Little Dog Names

Some of these would be perfectly normal names for the average size dog, but when you have a little chihuahua running around with the name 'Mad-Dog' you can't help but laugh. Check out our list of funny names for little dogs below.

  • Phantom
  • Valkyrie
  • Squirtle
  • Chinchilla
  • Popcorn
  • Mad-dog
  • Killer
  • Cujo
  • Thor
  • Vixen
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Cookie
  • Applejack
  • Chop Suey
  • Flossie
  • Fudge
  • Button
  • Notebook
  • Lulu
  • Rogue
  • Penny Lane
  • Marshmallow
  • Muffin
  • Goliath
  • Percy
  • Boss
  • Mawr
  • Biggie
  • Zeus
  • Oreo
  • Noodles
  • Peanut Butter
  • Mocha
  • Tiger
  • Kiwi
  • Wrangler
  • Archer
  • Sarge
  • Pennywise
  • Clooney
  • Munchkin
  • Moon
  • Pumpkin
  • Tankerbell
  • Sprocket
  • Snuggles
  • Bubbles
  • Tinkerbell
  • Pebbles
  • Owl
  • Hoot
  • Dickens
  • Zipper
  • Punkin Head
  • Taffy
  • Winston Churchill
  • Kanga Roo
  • Shoes
  • Sunshine
  • Scrapple
  • Meatloaf
  • Django
  • Fang
  • Rookie
  • Storm
  • Squat
  • Ringo
  • Rex
  • El Nino
  • Spike
  • June Bug
  • Booger
  • Misdemeanor
  • K-Nine
  • Sasha
  • Sable
  • Samson
  • Nibbles
  • Hunter
  • Allie
  • Frida
  • Poet
  • Dora
  • Nessie
  • Addie
  • Emmylou
  • Shasta
  • Lois
  • Steffi
  • Yuki
  • Tribble
  • Panda
  • Aubree
  • Isadora
  • Rococo
  • Dorothy
  • Nikita
  • Kennedy
  • Whoopi
  • Angel

Unique Little Dog Names

These names aren't often given out to our four-legged friends, but when it fits, it fits. This list of unique names for little dogs will ensure that your little pooch is the only one that comes running when you call for him at the dog park.

  • Ziggy
  • Miley
  • Paris
  • Squat
  • Dory
  • Boots
  • Snickers
  • Lady Rover
  • Billie Jean
  • Tizzy
  • Rosebud
  • Java
  • Audrey
  • Tigress
  • Avalon
  • Etta
  • Sappho
  • Kendall
  • Gail
  • Tafiti
  • Saskia
  • Moana
  • Lotus
  • Sierra
  • Zera
  • Lainie
  • Jazzie
  • Kessa
  • Ruby Redd
  • Savannah
  • Lady Bird
  • Chai Chai
  • Sundance
  • Zara
  • Vida
  • Thelma
  • Tex
  • Taco
  • Sully
  • Quinn
  • Ophelia
  • Midnight
  • Queen
  • Keats
  • Indy
  • Iggy
  • Governess
  • Fletcher
  • Flapjack
  • Figaro
  • Denny
  • Darcy
  • Aurora
  • Tess
  • Suki
  • Irene
  • Elena
  • Kiana
  • Harbor
  • Ireland
  • Milah
  • Rhubarb
  • Midna
  • Pepita
  • Gouda
  • Bird
  • Beulah
  • Rouge
  • Cherokee
  • Betty White
  • Spring
  • Envy
  • Matcha
  • Maybelline
  • Reya
  • Rossi
  • Tinsley
  • Alita
  • Mimosa
  • Celine
  • Weasel
  • Harley
  • Prairie
  • Tupelo Honey
  • Tsunami
  • Scar
  • Moose
  • Caesar
  • Spicoli
  • Pandora
  • Tater Tot
  • Chief
  • Rage
  • Moki
  • Bulldozer
  • Mojo
  • Rambo
  • Viper
  • Bungee
  • Jett

Big Names For Small Dogs

Whether you are looking to hit the comedic points of having a tiny dog named Thor, or you are hoping a big name will help your little guy live a big life, we have you covered. Below is a list of names that would be expected on any Pit Bull or Lab, but don't let that stop you from giving these names to your new pup. Who knows? Your new Bichon Frise may feel better as a Cerberus, rather than a Fifi.

  • Blackberry
  • Dakota
  • Chance
  • Apollo
  • Bear
  • Bruno
  • Bubba
  • Bull
  • Crow
  • Bart
  • Colby
  • Bjorn
  • Alpha
  • Aero
  • Cerberus
  • Cedar
  • Brooklyn
  • Coffee
  • Black Jack
  • Bat
  • Cooper
  • Cliff
  • Bolt
  • Bingo
  • Caesar
  • Burly
  • Rocky
  • Blackbeard
  • Axle
  • Charcoal
  • Everest
  • Champion
  • Attila
  • Cocoa
  • Bastien
  • Avalon
  • Blackout
  • Cassius
  • Gus
  • Arya
  • Thor
  • Aurora
  • Alaska
  • Hercules
  • Artemis
  • Jumbo
  • Rain
  • Juno
  • Kong
  • Brawny
  • Beethoven
  • Moose
  • Agate
  • Titan
  • Orion
  • Rebel
  • Angus
  • Darkness
  • Ash
  • Zeus
  • Boomer
  • Bentley
  • Athena
  • Blizzard
  • Arrow
  • Wolf
  • Bess
  • Belle
  • Canaan
  • Rex
  • Daemon
  • Chase
  • Ozzy
  • Cinder
  • Chopper
  • Chief
  • Barney
  • Dante
  • Rocket
  • Dark Lord
  • Colossus
  • Aspen
  • Catnip
  • Smokey
  • Tank
  • Buck
  • Atlas
  • Albus
  • Blue
  • Canyon
  • Jupiter
  • Bandit
  • Canis
  • Fang
  • Buddy
  • Darth
  • Dash
  • Deadpool
  • Yeti
  • Vader
Small Dog Running in the Snow

Ideas For Inspiration

Inspiration is something that can and does occur at any point throughout our day, regardless of whether we are awake or asleep. However, if you are pressed for time to find a name for your new pal, then you may be searching for sources of inspiration to trigger that perfect moment when you finally decide on a name for your furry friend.

One of the best places to begin is right here. Blogs like ours can give you the push you need to see the types of names that dog owners are using across the world. You may find the exact name you were searching for on one of these lists, or you may simply find names that help you better understand what it is that you are looking for in a name.

Choosing the perfect name can be a difficult process. If you are struggling to find your new dog's name, look around you, take a walk, go for a drive. Naming conventions for pets are limitless and can be as simple as naming them for a prominent feature on the coat, like with the classic name 'Spot'.

Names can also be quite complex and show off your intellectual prowess, or a certain fandom that you follow. Think of the most famous scientific names in history or your favorite characters in a novel or show.

If you want to avoid the scientific and the fictional, you can take a look at some of the more popular human names out there, or even performer names that are used wildly throughout Hollywood and media in general.

Still haven't found that perfect muse? Check out online gaming sites. The different variations of names there is absolutely astounding, and you may find a new hobby while you are at it.

Just remember to pick a name that you and your family will love so that when your furry friend comes home for the first time, they can be greeted by the name that will come to symbolize your love for them.

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