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Tiny Dog Names: Naming Your Mini Mutt!

Names By Kate Brunotts 3 min read October 27, 2020

Name your tiny dog

It’s a blast to name just about any dog, but tiny dogs are especially fun, given how cute pint-sized pooches are and how many adorable, funny, and clever names you can choose!

We’ll try to help you pick out a fitting name for your tiny dog below!

Tiny Dog Names for Boys

names for tiny boy dogs

If you have a baby-sized boy at home, here are some perfect tiny dog names that will suit him well. 

  • Chico
  • Bob
  • Ford
  • Jay
  • Moe
  • Kit 
  • Peanut
  • Buddy
  • Tim
  • Hopper
  • Atlas
  • Oliver
  • Toby 
  • Atom 
  • Wolfie
  • Jim
  • Pongo
  • Mister
  • Remy
  • Gustavo
  • Mac
  • Archie 
  • Goose
  • Doug
  • Elvis
  • Pumba
  • Tucker 
  • Twiglet 
  • Leprechaun 
  • Maximus 
  • Beau
  • Rudy
  • Joey 
  • Tater Tot 
  • Bing 
  • Waldo
  • Alex
  • Imp
  • Cooper
  • Olaf
  • Huckleberry 
  • Jax
  • Otto
  • Rex
  • Homer
  • Buster
  • Treasure 
  • Waffles 
  • Captain
  • Fabio
  • Nacho
  • Charmer
  • Tadpole 
  • Lou
  • Twig 
  • Martin
  • Bo
  • Yoshi 
  • Baby
  • Pepper
  • Zibby 
  • Pickle
  • Pluto 
  • Bingo
  • Shorty
  • Betsy
  • Puddles
  • Roy
  • Wasp
  • Basil
  • Gus 
  • Harley
  • Benji
  • Almond
  • Samson
  • Igor
  • David
  • Mustard 
  • Garfield
  • Tom
  • Blue
  • Kai
  • Leo
  • Sprout
  • Roo
  • Uno
  • Winnie 
  • Tonto
  • Otis
  • Percy
  • Tate
  • Felix
  • Raisin
  • Max
  • Clive
  • Fox
  • Eli
  • Jasper
  • Frank
  • Jack
  • Mel
  • Oscar
  • Freckles
  • Logan 
  • Bear 

Tiny Dog Names for Girls

Tiny girl dog names

Do you have a small sweetheart? Check out some of these fitting names for your diminutive darling below. 

  • Chica 
  • Minnie
  • Cherry
  • Lottie
  • Tillie 
  • Angel
  • Cutie 
  • Doris 
  • Pumpkin
  • Gidget 
  • Gypsy
  • Tessa
  • Clementine 
  • Koda
  • Delilah
  • Sunny
  • Ivy
  • Halo
  • Teacup
  • Aurora
  • Kiki 
  • Bluebell
  • Jellybean 
  • Myrtle 
  • Pancakes 
  • Frida
  • Hattie 
  • Delia
  • Sweet Tea
  • Fergie
  • Coco
  • Jojo
  • Chanel
  • Wendy
  • Zuzu
  • Sadie
  • Petunia
  • Tootsie
  • Gigi
  • Charlotte
  • Gracie
  • Marley
  • Boop
  • River
  • Polly
  • Ruby
  • Mia
  • Duchess
  • Elsa
  • Jolene
  • Persimmon
  • Dakota
  • Callie
  • Sassy
  • Prim
  • Robin
  • Willow
  • Ria
  • Matilda
  • Kiwi
  • Bonnie
  • Spicy
  • Darling 
  • Bailey
  • Locket
  • Molly 
  • Allie
  • Nessie 
  • Maisie
  • Flo
  • Carly
  • Fairy
  • Chai
  • Poppy
  • Joy
  • Fifi
  • Quin 
  • Pixie
  • Luna 
  • Daisy
  • Apple 
  • Maggie
  • Mimi
  • Lucille
  • Abby
  • Ellie
  • Birdie 
  • Dixie 
  • Honey
  • Barbie
  • Millie
  • Deb
  • Goldie 
  • Nala
  • Pearl
  • Dot
  • Queen
  • Peach
  • Sugar
  • Missy 
  • Periwinkle
  • Pat
  • Ladybug
  • Rosie
  • Demi
  • Olivia
  • May
  • Cookie 
  • Sweetie
  • Tia
  • Peggy
  • Midge
  • Thumbelina 
  • Dora
  • Pippa
  • Pony
funny names for small dogs

Funny and Ironic Tiny Dog Names

If your pooch has a small body but a huge personality, one of these hilarious names is sure to solidify his character. 

  • Hulk
  • Goliath
  • Tank
  • Rebel
  • Giant
  • Zeus
  • Clifford
  • Jumbo
  • Cricket
  • Squeak
  • Bonbon
  • Bruiser
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Diesel
  • Spike
  • Squirrel
  • Feisty
  • Dumpling
  • King
  • Dodo
  • T-Bone
  • Hot Dog
  • Chicken
  • Grumpy
  • Diva
  • Tic-Tac
  • Tiger
  • Monster
  • Chaos
  • Sparky
  • Bitsy
  • Biggie
  • Rambo
  • Bacon
  • Tyson
  • Apollo
  • Oreo
  • Xena
  • Chunkie
  • Popcorn
  • Moose
  • Taco
  • Godzilla
  • Hagrid
  • Meatball
  • Bigfoot
  • Titan
  • Eggroll
  • Kitty
  • Nugget
  • Yeti
  • Texas
  • Pinto
  • Fig Newton
sweet names for tiny dogs

Sweet and Adorable Tiny Dog Names

Sweethearts come in packages of all sizes! Here are some downright adorable tiny dog names for your canine cutie pie. 

  • Munchkin
  • Pebbles
  • Hobbit
  • Bean
  • Shorty
  • Sushi
  • Button
  • Sprinkle
  • Blueberry
  • Hiccup
  • Marshmallow
  • Teddy
  • Tiny
  • Butterball
  • Squishy
  • Bubbles
  • Socks
  • Ping Pong
  • Doodle
  • Biscuit
  • Sweetie
  • Bitty
  • Mouse
  • Runt
  • Squirt
  • Bee
  • Snickers
  • Sweet Pea
  • Bestie
  • Boba
  • Poptart
  • Bug
  • Pipsqueak
  • Boots
dog names from other languages

Tiny Dog Names in Other Languages

If you want to honor a certain culture or if your fun-sized friend has a rich ancestry, here are a couple of tiny dog names in other languages. 

  • Petit (French, meaning small)
  • Chingu (Korean, meaning friend)
  • Pequena (Spanish, meaning small)
  • Lille (Danish, meaning small)
  • Pascal (French, meaning mischievous)
  • Hana (Korean, meaning one)
  • Bambino (Italian, meaning baby)
  • Lucio (Italian, meaning light)
  • Delgado (Spanish, meaning skinny)
  • Gretchen (German, meaning pearl)
  • Amie (French, meaning friend)
  • Arvin (German, meaning friend to all)
  • Leon (French, meaning lion)
  • Corrado (Italian, meaning bold)
  • Jwi (Korean, meaning mouse)
  • Anka (German, meaning purse)
  • Baffi (Italian, meaning mustache)
  • Marta (German, meaning lady)
  • Pieni (Finnish, meaning small)
  • Bajo (Spanish, meaning short)
  • Fleur (French, meaning flower)
  • Ursula (German, meaning little female bear)
  • Catarina (Italian, meaning pure)
  • Klein (German and Dutch, meaning small)
  • Jakda (Korean, meaning little)
  • Alena (German, meaning small)
  • Ping (Chinese, meaning cookie)
  • Tito (Italian, meaning giant)
  • Piccolo (Italian, meaning small)
  • Dan (Korean, meaning sweet)
names for small male dogs

Cool Names for Tiny Dogs 

Cool canines deserve a name that captures their pawfect personalities. Here are some of our favorite names for tiny dogs that have some extra spunk in their step. 

  • Scamp
  • Rascal
  • Nano
  • Bandit
  • Fang
  • Gizmo
  • Jet
  • Clover
  • Mojo
  • Muse
  • Yogi
  • Aspen
  • Calamity
  • Bolt
  • Cleo
  • Bullet
  • Nymph
  • Elf
  • Ziggy
  • Katniss
  • Comet
  • Scout
  • Dusty
  • Spud
  • Talon
  • Ace
  • Echo
  • Katniss
  • Blaze
  • Micro
  • Neutron
  • Gadget
  • Electra
  • Racer
  • Dice
  • Flash
  • Colt
  • Paws
  • Ozzy
famous tiny dog names

Famous Tiny Dog Names 

Perhaps you’d like to name your tiny pooch after a famous figure. Check out these names inspired by your favorite characters, historical figures, and celebrities. 

  • Tiny Tim
  • Pewee
  • Chewbacca
  • Napoleon
  • Yoda
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Nemo
  • Mike Wazowski
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Bamm-Bamm
  • Slinky
  • Shrek
  • Piglet
  • Scooby
  • Mr. Peanut
  • Oompa-Loompa
  • Smurf
  • Ewok
  • Scuttle
  • Snoopy
  • Wookie
  • Betty Boop
  • Dolly Parton
  • Tom Thumb
  • Prince
  • Bruce Lee
  • Dobby
  • Toto
  • Bob Marley
  • Aristotle
  • Paul Simon
  • Bono
  • Bambi
  • Paddington
  • Einstein
  • Chaplin
  • Picasso
  • Shirley Temple
  • Achilles
  • Voltaire
  • Elton John
  • Beck
  • Flea
  • Bob Dylan
owning small dogs

Special Considerations for Small Dogs

In many ways, owning a small dog is similar to owning a large dog. But there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when trying to care for your pint-sized canine.

For example, be sure to:

  • Choose a food specifically designed for small dogs. Small dogs have slightly different nutritional requirements than large dogs do, so be sure to pick a chow that’ll be ideal for your little guy!
  • Pick up a sweater for your canine. Small doggos can become chilled more quickly than their larger counterparts, so you may want to set your pooch up with a cute and cozy sweater to keep him warm.
  • Give your pupper a small bed for a petite pooch. All dogs deserve a bed, but you don’t want to give your pint-sized pooch an extra-large bed. Instead, set him up with a bed that’ll suit his size.
  • Grab a dog raincoat for use in inclement weather. Small dogs are often reluctant to answer nature’s call when it is raining, but a raincoat may make him more likely to venture out in downpours. 
  • Purchase a harness designed specifically for small dogs. All dogs need a collar or harness, but because many small breeds are not well-suited for collars, you may just want to default to a harness for your cutie pie. 

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Tiny terriers and pint-sized Pekingeses are some of the cutest pooches around, so make sure that you give your diminutive doggo a good name for his small size! Did we miss any compact canine names? 

Let us know your favorite tiny dog names in the comments below!

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Kate Brunotts

Kate is a dog-loving content specialist with over a decade of canine-care experience. She is currently a professional dog walker and pet sitter, with previous experience working at the Heart of Chelsea Animal Hospital in Manhattan. When not spending time with four-footers, she can usually be found crafting top-notch dog-care articles that pet parents can trust. Kate loves dogs of all shapes and sizes, but Bernese Mountain Dogs hold a special place in her heart.

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