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Cutest Names for Small Dogs

 
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. August 18, 2020
Cutest Names for Small Dogs

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We all know the importance of choosing the right name for our dog. This name will be part of their everyday lives for many years. When having a small dog breed, we probably want to choose a name that represents how small and cute our dog is.

In this AnimalWised article, we've created a long list of the cutest names for small dogs! Here you will be able to find the best name for you little dog. Keep reading to find the perfect name!

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Choosing the best name for your dog

The best tip to choose the perfect name for your small dog is to find a simple and meaningful name that is easy to pronounce. It's always best to choose a name that reflects your dog's looks or personality.

A dog's name is a key tool in their socialization process and training, so their name will not only need to be attractive to the ear, but also practical. It shouldn't be longer than 2 or 3 syllables long, nor sound similar to words you will use everyday.

If you have a small dog, you're probably interested in choosing a cute name for your adorable dog. Below, we include a long list of the best names for small dogs, for male and female dogs!

Top names for small dogs

If you're looking for a name that represents your dog's small size, check out these popular names for small dogs in relation to their size:

  • Atom
  • Baby
  • Bean
  • Bitty
  • Button
  • Chico/ Chica
  • Cub
  • Elf
  • Jellybean
  • Little
  • Micro
  • Mini
  • Minnie
  • Munchkin
  • Noodle
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Pebbles
  • Peewee
  • Pint
  • Puny
  • Runt
  • Shorty
  • Shrimp
  • Skittle
  • Smalley
  • Squirt
  • Teensy
  • Tic-tac
  • Tiny
  • Twig
Cutest Names for Small Dogs - Top names for small dogs

Cute male names for small dogs

  • Archie
  • Bear
  • Beau
  • Biscuit
  • Bolt
  • Boots
  • Buddy
  • Button
  • Charlie
  • Colby
  • Cooper
  • Corky
  • Dash
  • Eddie
  • Finn
  • Frankie
  • Frodo
  • Goose
  • Gus
  • Henry
  • Herbie
  • Hershey
  • Hobbit
  • Ian
  • Jack
  • Jojo
  • Joey
  • Kai
  • Lennon
  • Leo
  • Mac
  • Marshmallow
  • Max
  • Moose
  • Oliver
  • Opie
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Otto
  • Pepe
  • Pip
  • Pluto
  • Pork-chop
  • Riley
  • River
  • Russ
  • Sawyer
  • Scrappy
  • Skip
  • Spot
  • Sprout
  • Spud
  • Ted
  • Teddy
  • Toby
  • Toto
  • Tucker
  • Waffles
  • Webster
  • Yoshi

Cute female names for small dogs

  • Angel
  • Atom
  • Babe
  • Baby
  • Bambi
  • Belle
  • Blossom
  • Chewie
  • Chica
  • Chicklet
  • Clementine
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Cotton
  • Cupcake
  • Daisy
  • Elle
  • Fifi
  • Flossy
  • Flower
  • Gigi
  • Grace
  • Halo
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Izzy
  • Joy
  • Lulu
  • Mia
  • Mimi
  • Minnie
  • Missy
  • Olive
  • Paws
  • Peach
  • Pearl
  • Petunia
  • Pixie
  • Poppy
  • Princess
  • Puddles
  • Queen
  • Quinn
  • Rainbow
  • Rose
  • Shorty
  • Sky
  • Sophie
  • Sugar
  • Sunflower
  • Sweet Pea
  • Sweetie
  • Treasure
  • Trixie
  • Twinkle

Small dog names in other languages

These names mean “small” in different languages. Some of them have been simplified to the English alphabet as each language has their own alphabet and writing.

  • Beag (Gaelic)
  • Klein (German and Dutch)
  • Lille (Danish)
  • Liten (Swedish and Norwegian)
  • Malenkiy (Russian)
  • Mali (Croatian)
  • Nana (Gujarati)
  • Parvus (Latin)
  • Pequeño (Spanish)
  • Petit (French)
  • Piccolo (Italian)
  • Pieni (Finnish)
  • Saghir (Arabic)
  • Sano (Nepali)
  • Teo (Maori)
Cutest Names for Small Dogs - Small dog names in other languages

Funny names for small dogs

Ironically large-dog names

  • Bear
  • Biggie
  • Boss
  • Butch
  • Caesar
  • Chief
  • Dakar
  • Diesel
  • Fang
  • Goliath
  • Harley
  • Hercules
  • Hulk
  • Hunter
  • Killer
  • Lobo
  • Mack
  • Moose
  • Rambo
  • Rebel
  • Rex
  • Rocky
  • Rogue
  • Sable
  • Sarge
  • Spike
  • Storm
  • Tank
  • Thor
  • Tiger
  • Ursula
  • Xena
  • Zeus

Funny and cute small dog names

  • Arrow
  • Bean
  • Bonkers
  • Captain
  • Chance
  • Cheeks
  • Clown
  • Crab
  • Crumpet
  • Cuckoo
  • Dragon
  • Fiddle
  • Flipper
  • Gadget
  • Guru
  • Jazz
  • Jelly
  • Jingles
  • Khan
  • Killer
  • Piffle
  • Prowler
  • Rascal
  • Rowdy
  • Swag
  • Trace
  • Tumble
  • Tweet
  • Wiggles
  • Yip

More ideas

Hopefully, you have already found the perfect name for your small dog. However, if you haven't yet, we invite you to take a look at our other name lists for more inspiration:

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