Yorkie Names – 100+ Sweet & Sassy Ideas
by Jessi Larson
Are you ready for 100+ Yorkie names that are cute, clever and perfect for a little furbaby?
From names inspired by their itty bitty size to funny and quirky ideas you’ve never thought of, we’ve got you covered. Our list even includes elegant names perfect for this sassy and spirited breed.
Get ready to find the perfect name for your petite pup!
Yorkie Names Inspired By Size
Weighing in at only 4-7 lbs, the Yorkshire Terrier makes for an incredibly tiny pet. With this in mind, it’s probably not surprising that the first names on this list are inspired by their small size.
For the most part, these pint-sized Yorkie names work for both male and female pups. Take a look and see if any of them are a fit for your Yorkie!
- Mini (or Minnie)
- Shrimp or Shrimpy
- Half Pint
- Runt or Runty
- Bean / Jellybean
Fancy Male Yorkie Names
Perhaps it’s their status as a lap dog. Or their delicate nature. Or how many owners grow out their hair and add bows and other frilly decorations.
Whatever the reason, Yorkies seem to exude an elegant, fancy facade worthy of regal names like:
If you’re liking this style, discover more fancy, elegant dog names for male pups using our online generator.
Fancy Female Yorkie Names
Here’s another theory as to why the Yorkie is such a fanciful furbaby: Back in the refined Victorian age, the Yorkshire Terrier was an extremely popular pet and show dog in England. Only the royal or very wealthy families owned Yorkies!
This trend eventually made its way over to the United States. Before you knew, a breed that was originally used to chase rodents was a symbol of status and class.
If you have a fancy female Yorkie, consider these stately names:
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Funny Male Yorkie Names
Clever and quirky dog names are always a good choice. Who doesn’t love a funny dog name, especially when it’s on such a bitsy boy?
So, what exactly constitutes a funny dog name? In this case, we’ve included macho names designed for dogs ten times the size of a Yorkie. (A five-pound dog named Wolf is pretty funny, if you ask us!)
In addition to this theme, the list also includes ideas that are flat-out funny for dogs of any size.
If you’ve got a good sense of humor, consider these funny male Yorkie names:
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Funny Female Yorkie Names
We didn’t forget about the funny girl dog names. If you’re a fan of clever, fun names, check these out:
- Britney Ears
- Katy Hairy
- Tina Spay
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More Ideas for Yorkie Names
Ideas for Yorkie names don’t stop here. You can find plenty of other options on our online name generator. Sort by your favorite styles and themes.
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Random Fun Facts About Yorkies
Before we go, we have to share the five random facts about Yorkshire Terriers that we discovered while researching Yorkie names. We bet you didn’t know all these crazy cool tidbits!
- The Yorkie was originally bred to be an exterminator in the mid-1800s. They were used to hunt rats in clothing mills and mines and also for hunting badgers and foxes underground.
- The Yorkshire Terrier traces its heritage to the Waterside Terrier, a breed brought to Yorkshire by weavers who migrated from Scotland to England in the mid-19th century.
- The Yorkie made its debut at a bench show in England in 1861 as a “Broken-Haired Scotch Terrier.”
- The “Father” of all Yorkies is thought to be a champion show dog named Huddersfield Ben. He only lived six years, but in that time he won over 70 prizes and sired many puppies.
- The Yorkie is currently the 9th most popular dog breed in the United States.
Share Your Yorkie Names!
If you have ideas for Yorkie names, please leave a comment below. Especially if you already have a Yorkie.
We love hearing from our readers and use your ideas to update our online database. We’ve got hundreds – heck, thousands! – of names to look through but always need more ideas to keep our site fresh, informative and fun.