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70+ Small Dog Names: What to Call Your Petite Pooch

The smaller the dog, the bigger the personality—so be sure you select a name for your pint-sized pooch that can do his massive character justice.

If you’re the proud owner of a canine that’s small but mighty, then there’s no doubt that his size can hardly contain his personality. Here are some ideas if you want to highlight the height of that miniature but marvelous dog that you know and love.

Small Dog Names

Here are some of our favorite ideas for small dog names!

  • Alvin
  • Atom
  • Bashful
  • Benji
  • Bitty
  • Bug
  • Bunny
  • Button
  • Daisy
  • Dolly
  • Dopey
  • Elf
  • Ewok
  • Fawn
  • Fleck

  • Flit
  • Freckle
  • Gnome
  • Grumpy
  • Hobbit
  • Iota
  • Jerry
  • Jiminy
  • Keebler
  • Kit
  • Lacey
  • Lilo
  • Midget
  • Minnie
  • Minnow

  • Mouse
  • Munchkin
  • Nemo
  • Nickel
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Penny
  • Pennyworth
  • Petal
  • Petunia
  • Piglet
  • Pluto
  • Rocky
  • Scintilla
  • Scrappy

  • Shorty
  • Shrew
  • Smalls
  • Smurf
  • Sneezy
  • Sprinkles
  • Stuart Little
  • Tad
  • Teddy
  • Thimble
  • Tinker Bell
  • Toad
  • Toto
  • Tweety

Words for Small in Other Languages

  • Bach (Welsh)
  • Klein (German)
  • Lille (Danish)
  • Litlu (Icelandic)
  • Petit (France)
  • Piccolo (Italian)
  • Stutt (Icelandic)

Big People and Characters

  • Charlie Chaplin: An iconic silent film star, known for his masterful physical comedy and screen presence. Dolly Parton: Standing just five feet tall, she is one of the music industry’s most successful country artists.
  • Danny DeVito: Less than 5 feet tall, he has starred in popular films such as Matilda and Get Shorty.
  • Frodo Baggins: The main character of The Lord of the Rings, played by Elijah Wood in the popular film series.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte: The famed French emperor, after whom the Napoleon Complex is named.
  • Tom Thumb: Just over three feet, tall, he was a star of P.T. Barnum’s circus.

About the Author Meg Marrs

Meg Marrs is the Founder and Senior Editor at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!

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1 comment
Judy Deeck says May 7, 2018

Thanks Meg! Enjoyed this list! It seems we picked a good name for our little Terrier/Maltese mix.
Her name is Daisy!

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