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Chihuahua Names – 150+ Perfect Ideas

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If you’re searching for Chihuahua names, look no further. We’ve got 150+ awesome ideas for your tiny tot.

When it comes to Chihuahua names, there is no shortage of inspiration, from their size to their Mexican heritage to famous Chihuahuas in pop culture.

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Take a look at the list and see if any are a right fit for your little Chi!

Famous Chihuahuas in Pop Culture

Throughout the years, many Chihuahuas have appeared in TV, movies and in the arms of celebs. Here are 10 you might have heard of.

  • Gidget – The most famous Chihuahua is the adorable dog from the Taco Bell commercials who says, “”¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!” In real life, this pup’s name is Gidget.
  • Bruiser – In Legally Blonde, Elle Woods didn’t go anywhere without her Chihuahua named Bruiser.
  • Coco – Cesar Millan’s dog featured on the television series Dog Whisperer.
  • Mimi – Sharon Osbourne’s pet Chihuahua.
  • Ren Höek – Of Ren and Stimpy fame.
  • Tinkerbell – One of Paris Hilton’s pets that she famously carted around in her purse.
  • Bambi – Hilton’s other Chihuahua.
  • Tito – The Chihuahua in the Walt Disney feature animation Oliver and Company.
  • Mammoth Mutt – In the animated series Krypto, Mammoth Mutt is a Chihuahua with the ability to inflate her body into a ball to fight off enemies.
  • Boo Boo – This Chihuahua is the world’s smallest living dog according to Guinness Book of World Records.
Cute puppy

Chihuahua Names Inspired By Size

Weighing in at only 3-7 lbs, Chihuahuas are incredibly tiny animals. In fact, they are the smallest dog breed on earth.

This provides excellent inspiration for Chihuahua names that are adorable and delightful.

  • Tiny
  • Little
  • Squirt
  • Baby
  • Peanut
  • Bitty
  • Shorty
  • Hobbit
  • Runt or Runty
  • Peewee
  • Button
  • Mini
  • Elf
  • Shrimp or Shrimpy
  • Munchkin
  • Pixie
  • Teensy
  • Morsel
  • Smalley
  • Puny
  • Minnie
  • Bean
  • Nugget
  • Half Pint

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Ironic Chihuahua Names

Chihuahuas aren’t exactly known for their hulking stature, which makes it super funny to give them a strong, tough name. A 5-lb dog named Goliath? Hilarious.

Here are ironic Chihuahua names we think you’ll get a kick out of.

  • Killa
  • Hulk
  • Rocky
  • Butch
  • Biggie
  • Hercules
  • Xena
  • Zeus
  • Boss
  • Cujo
  • Goliath
  • Spike
  • Thor
  • Harley
  • Moose
  • Chief
  • Diesel
  • Fang
  • Mack
  • Sable
  • Tiger
  • Bear
  • Caesar
  • Rambo
  • Tank
  • Hunter
  • Rex
  • Sarge
  • Rogue
  • Rebel
  • Xena
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Chihuahua Names Inspired By Mexican Heritage

The Chihuahua hails from Mexico. The most common – and most likely – theory is that Chihuahuas are descended from the Techichi, a companion dog favored by the Toltec civilization in Mexico.

With this in mind, you can use this heritage for Chihuahua names. Let’s start with popular destinations in the country:

  • Guadalajara
  • Puebla
  • Tijuana (or TJ for short)
  • Acapulco
  • Monterrey
  • Cancun
  • Ixtapa
  • Cabo
  • Chichén Itzá
  • Mérida
  • Yucatán

Popular Male Names in Mexico

Another idea is to go with Hispanic names that are popular right now. Here are some of the top male names in Mexico that also double as great Chihuahua names.

  • Jose
  • Luis
  • Juan
  • Miguel
  • Jesús
  • Antonio
  • Alejandro
  • Pedro
  • Carlos
  • Manuel
  • Ricardo
  • Fernando
  • Jorge
  • Roberto
  • Eduardo
  • Javier
  • Miguel
  • Raúl
  • Arturo

Popular Female Names in Mexico

Continuing on, here are the most popular female names in Mexico. They’re beautiful, charming and unique.

  • María
  • Juana
  • Margarita
  • Alejandra
  • Leticia
  • Gabriela
  • Guadalupe
  • Josefina
  • Rosa
  • Francisca
  • Adriana
  • Yolanda
  • Silvia
  • Araceli
  • Luisa
  • Valentina
  • Luciana
  • Renata
  • Fernanda
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Cute Male Chihuahua Names

With their small frame, large, curious eyes, button nose and adorable ears, Chihuahuas are quite the cute creatures.

Ultimately, a cute and cuddly name might just be the right fit for your new furbaby. Check out these super sweet male dog names.

  • Buddy
  • Beau
  • Oliver
  • Brewster
  • Barkley
  • Scrappy
  • Charlie
  • Alfie
  • Percy
  • Teddy
  • Cooper
  • Lucky
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Meeko
  • Corky
  • Augie
  • Rascal

If you like the idea of a cute male dog name, use our online generator to find even more ideas.

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Cute Female Chihuahua Names

If you have a female Chihuahua, we think you’ll love these charming and sweet names. They work for any dog, but there’s something special about using them for a lovely little Chihuahua.

  • Daisy
  • Petunia
  • Penelope
  • Angel
  • Bella
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Hazel
  • Mia
  • Gracie
  • Millie
  • Zoe
  • Sugar
  • Sophie
  • Pepper
  • Pumpkin
  • Olive
  • Honey
  • Cookie
  • Dot
  • Penny

If you like the idea of a cute female dog name, use our online generator to find even more ideas.

Other ideas?

Do you have any other ideas for Chihuahua names? These pups have such an interesting appearance and history – we’re sure there are cool names we’re missing!

If you have other Chihuahua names, let us know in the comments below. We always love hearing your ideas and inspiration and use them to enhance our website.

Here are some more great ideas:

Teach your dog its name

Last but not least, we’ve got some tips to teach your Chi its name when the time comes.

To start, make sure you’re in a quiet place without distractions. This will help your dog focus.

From there, repeat your dog’s name. When he or she looks at you, say “Yes!” and hand out a treat. Do this 3-5 times in a round. Continue to say your dog’s name in day-to-day interactions.

Before you know it, your dog will know its name like a pro!

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74 Comments

  1. Laura Zilinsky

    Chico and Chachi.

  2. MITZI

    Currently I have two which are mother and daughter-Goldie and Rubie. Growing up I had three other Chihuahuas(not at the same time)-Pepina (female version of the hired hand on `The Real McCoys`), Tequila, and Tammy.

  3. Russell Pylant

    I have a three year old Male chihuahua name Dexter he thinks he is a big boy

  4. Valerie Burchett

    I named my chihuahua Rico.

  5. Tania Aristya

    Bailey!

  6. Mimi

    I have 2
    Ostito/Male
    Frosty/Female

  7. Cynthia S Pierson

    Just rescued a 3 year old sweet girl. I’m going to call her Frida (Kalo) after the famous Mexican artist, because I’m an artist 😊

  8. Tanna Crumrine

    My female Chihuahuas name is Jordie! Best and one of the smartest dogs I have ever had!

  9. JASON PAYNE, MBA

    My wife asked me what we should name our red long-haired precious little girl. I looked at her and told my wife, “Chihuahuas are always cold, so we will call her Chilly!”

  10. Pamela Bratsch

    I named my little girl Gizmo. She is a little sweetie just like in the Movie Gremlins.

  11. Willie

    I name my boy Tacco he think he is human, I also have a girl he name is Button, she is so smart and laid back, but Tacco hand full❤️

  12. Diana Phelps

    Nacho is our chihuahuas name.

  13. Joan

    I have one named Pico, short for Pico de Gallo,(peck of the rooster)
    Another is named Mighty and lives up to the name.

  14. Melanie

    My boys name is ‘Paco’.

  15. Tammy

    I named my lil guy GOMEZ. He was alpha of my 2 bulldogs and my best friend. He was extremely smart on learning my routine and yes I spoiled him. I lost him just days before Christmas. ..10yrs of the most loyal animal ever.

  16. Faith

    I just got mine, still debating on a name, but I believe I’m going to name him Paco. My other thoughts are Taco, Papi, & Legend.

  17. Brandi Poole

    We just rescued a 7 week old chi pup. Shes all black, with brown around her feet. I wanted to pay tribute to her heritage. Since she looks like a bear, I was thinking of using the Nahuatl word for bear Tlachamayeh and calling her Mayeh for short. Still not sure yet.

  18. yeye torres

    My male 4 year old chihuahua is Spike and my female 7month old chihuahua is Bailey

  19. Mario Martin Lopez

    I rescued a one year old male Chihuahua from the streets and I named him Dobby after one of my favorite Harry Potter characters .All of the names above are truly awesome and have a very rich backgrounds behind them.

  20. Liz

    I have a 5 year old fawn her name is Sa Yuri means small lily in Japanese

  21. Madeline Rodtigues

    Hi our beautiful little girl is called Betty. It should have been Queenie cos that’s what she gets treated like. Royalty.

  22. Kathza

    We recused two a mother and daughter ~ they are 4 but already had names, Opal and Valentine. Opal has a white dot on her her and Valentine has a white heart on her head, so I thought the person who had them did a great job with the names, so we didn’t change them. They are both so sweet and are spoiled rotten and love to be dressed up :)

  23. John Dougherty

    My little guy is named Nacho, in full, Nacho Fluffy Grande, because he is not fluffy, not is he large.

  24. Marie Killip

    My rescue chorkie … half Yorkie…half chihuahua…was called gismo,but I renamed him Bobbi.

  25. Mary Blanton

    My little man is named Pacco.

  26. Pepper

    Lily
    May May
    Toto
    Princess
    Pippi
    Stella
    Ki ki
    Fi fi
    Juniper
    Panda
    Teddy bear

  27. Karen Lica

    my newly rescued little girl is white with dalmation spots. i named her LEIA….as in princess leia, shes already a princess and loves to get dressed up.

  28. Wendy Mizell

    My chihuahua’s mame is Chiquita

  29. Samantha Alcorn

    I’ve named mine Rottweiler

  30. Beverly James

    We are getting our little guy on April 5th. He is tiny with wild black & white fur! The front runner on my list is Ryder, but a few others on the list are Charlie, Oliver, Parker and Covey. Any suggestions??!!

  31. Laura Davidson

    My little girl was named Leia by her breeder, but I really want to change it. Maybe Layla

  32. Laura Davidson

    Hi, I vote for Ryder. I just have this mental picture of him in someone’s lap on a motorcycle. LOL

  33. Kim Hamilton

    Quincy ❤️

  34. Maria McDaniel

    I named my baby boy “Chapo” meaning is shorty. As in El Chapo!! Don’t get no bigger than that. Ijs

  35. Rebecca

    I named my baby boy chug he’s Chihuahua and pug.

  36. Jane Long

    Our rescued boy came with the name Tucker which we kept but within a couple of days his nickname became “Taco.” I thought for sure I would see that name on the list!

  37. Sherry Embry Woodcock

    I have a chug, only pug thing about him is his tail. Solid black his name is gizmo, hes only a little over a year old, we are waiting on our new team cup chihuahua, I think I will c as all her gigi

  38. PINA

    My 8 year old male is Carlito and we got him a little sister who is now 1 1/2 and we went with the Mexican heritage thing and called her Juanita! (We are not Mexican by the way,I am Italian and my husband is Danish)

  39. Steven Parker

    My Cosin Named her’s Radar! Great name since their Ears look Like A Radar and are Directional to noise!

  40. Kim

    My 6 yr old very alpha female is Chuy. Her sister is brindle Chi and quarter Boston Terrier is Mango. They’re the Chuy and Mango show!

  41. Andrea

    Our 5 year old male chihuahua is named Cricket…. stole it from my aunt. My aunt had a Pomeranian named Cricket

  42. Karen Chapman

    I have a male called Ariba and 3 females Bonito (Bonnie), Cassandra (Cassie) and Bella

  43. Karin Swain

    I have 1 male called Buzz and a little girl Gracie

  44. DeebsMom

    Our 4 year old male Chi monster is named “Deebo” but doesn’t have a lazy eye! 😉
    If you’re not understanding the name … Google Deebo and Friday.

  45. lois92346

    My precious 4 year old female is named Chloe. She the best dog I’ve ever had and I’ve had plenty in my lifetime.

  46. April

    I’m so surprised Apache isn’t on the list. Chief Chihuahua is the most famous Apache Chief.

  47. Shirley Scj\hmuck

    our little 5 pound fawn colored chihuahua is named Pickles because when she gets excited her whole body shakes and quivers. our new rescue, a little pure white chi is shy and afraid of people. we will call her Frosty.

  48. Gladys

    Consuela was the name of my grandmother’s chihuahua. Back in the day grandma would hide Consuela in her coat pocket before boarding planes.

  49. Des

    1 year old female lavender tri color teacup chihuahua with blue eyes named (Apple) 🍏 my 6 yr old named her 🙂

  50. David Blakeman

    My long hair Chihuahua was left behind by some renters I had in a house, the little guy was left with no water or food. I asked him what he wanted to be called, and started to call out some names, when I got to Spencer he jumped up and started to bark, so that became his name. But maybe I goofed as he thinks that he is a 400# Rottweiler, bosses around my big guy, a 120# lab/pit mix. I do know that he has my heart and he is my shadow.

  51. Isis Barranco

    I have 3 chihuahuas, Brutus is the older, Chili is my 4 year baby girl, and Tyrion Lanister (yes, from Game of Thrones) is their son.

  52. Marcella L. Morris

    We lost out beautiful baby girl Chili in December. Just rescued a 2 year old boy and trying to decide on his name. The shelter called him ziggy but its not fitting. Looking for suggestions

  53. Deborah

    My male chihuahua’s name is Cheech and it’s a name that everyone remembers for some reason.

  54. BeLindia Gwoompi- Hadley

    My little angel is a rescue she is so adorable and sweet… her name was Foxy but even though she is foxy I changed her name to Roxie. Didn’t take long to spoil her…

  55. Chilis Mama

    I just lost my beautiful precious Chili during a vet dental cleaning a week ago today and I am heartbroken. She was 12 and the best girl ever.

  56. Shana Yaxley

    I have a 12 yr.old black n white chihuahua he was found at an abandoned house, I named him N.a.c.h.o =notch yo dog!!

  57. Sandra

    I have a rescue male chihuahua .Taco and it didn’t take long for him to learn it.:)

  58. Penny Lundquist

    I found a chihuahua right before Christmas who will go to a chihuahua rescue. I named her Bisou, French for « friendly kiss. »

  59. Danielle

    My kids named ours Mushu, because he’s travel size for our convenience if he was his real size our cow would run of fright.

  60. David

    When we got our female Chihuahua she would fit in my shirt pocket so I called her Little Bit. Our grandson could not say Little Bit, it came out Bibit. So now everyone else calls her Bibit but I still call her Little Bit

  61. Melissa

    Lost my baby..Puppers the sweetest little girl chiuhahua ever ..had 15 yrs we love you baby,♥️

  62. Jessie

    I have a chihuahua mix name Snow White. I got the name because Snow White is my mom’s favorite Disney princess and my younger sister and I grew up watching Disney princess movies

  63. Amber

    My 3 yr old baby girl chi Avery….. N getting a handsome young man tom still picking out a name lol

  64. Leonie

    My girl was called Diva, Sadly I lost her on Friday 20 March 2020. She was 8. I named her this for her paw stamping. I am getting 2 more in the future and I really like Haggis and Gnarley for boy names, tho I want a girl and a boy next time (NOT FOR BREEDING) and I am undecided on a girl name

  65. Kaz

    Girls.
    Layla
    Luna
    Peach
    Peppa
    Winter
    Speckles
    Freckles
    Gypsy
    Kiara
    Kizzi
    Izzy
    Cleo
    Star
    River
    Leela
    Sapphire (saffy for short)

    Boys
    Bobby
    Buddy
    Ronnie
    Reggie (yes the Kray twins)
    Clyde (bonnie and Clyde)
    Romeo
    Leo
    Tiger
    Tigger
    Trigger
    Homer
    Rover
    Phoenix
    Louis

  66. Angelica Bayly

    I have a rottie named iris and a border collie named Sammie

  67. Tina Clancy

    I have two boys: Red Long haired is : Rocko MC-KILLUMS, the other boy is all white with a brown mask, also long hair…his name is Tic-Tac. Then I have four girls: Fabulous Foxy Brown is Red, Azul is Blue Merle, Ve-Ve is Blue Merle, Lil Zen is Tri- colored base black. I’d venture to say, no one has our names. 😉

  68. Sophie Guéronik

    Mine is a chi girl , Juanita ! I am French and this Name sound Mexican … and we have a very popular and funnny song which is Juanita – banana . So , i may sing Juanita -chihuahua …..

  69. Becky Lewis

    Samson!

  70. Vanessa Colbunn

    I have 2 chihuahuas my beautiful baby girl who is 2 in April and thinks she is the biggest dog in the world. She is also my emotional support animal. But knows the difference between being the biggest dog and emotional support. She is called Angel and a boy t-cup who was born 29th September this year and he is called Chico and is learning fast from his big sister. I would not be without either they both have a huge place in my heart.

  71. Lesley

    My little chi is just about to turn 1 in January he is absolutely adorable his name is Pepe Xxx

  72. Michael Fore

    I’m about to name my Male Hua. Short for chihuahua

  73. Maree

    My baby boy is named Whisky as he is the same colour as my whisky and soda. My cousin many years ago called hers 2 chis Whisky and Brandy.

  74. Jesús Cruz

    My young chihuahua is Brownie. Can you guess why?
    The older one is Pablo. He somehow manages to claw himself up the fence wall, walk to the back of the house and to the other side and jump off to the front yard. He does the opposite if we don’t find him first by the front door. How does he do this? Who taught him? Why is he not afraid of heights?

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