150+ Perfect Chihuahua Names

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.

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

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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.
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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.

  • Killer
  • 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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  1. 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.

  2. 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 😊


    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!”

  4. 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❤️

  5. 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 to cancer just days before Christmas. ..10yrs of the most loyal animal ever.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Madeline Rodtigues

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

  10. 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 🙂

  11. John Dougherty

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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??!!

  14. Maria McDaniel

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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

  17. 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)

  18. Steven Parker

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

  19. 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!

  20. Andrea

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. 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…

  29. 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.

  30. 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!!

  31. Penny Lundquist

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

  32. Danielle

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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. Leonie

    My girl was called Diva, Sadly I lost her on Friday 20 March 2020 to cancer. 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

  36. Kaz

    Sapphire (saffy for short)

    Reggie (yes the Kray twins)
    Clyde (bonnie and Clyde)

  37. Tina Clancy

    I have two boys: Red Long haired is : Rocko MC-KILL-UMS, 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. 😉

  38. 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 …..

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