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Maltese Dog Names – 99 Adorable Ideas for Maltese Pups

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Looking for Maltese dog names? You’ve come to the right place, my friend.

The Maltese is an adorably sweet dog with a big, vicious personality in a small package. This dog weighs in at only 7-9 pounds, making it a toy breed.

Maltese Dog Names

Notably, the breed has a striking white coat that is cute and fluffy when short and glamorous when grown out.

All of this provides lots of great inspiration for Maltese dog names! Check out our ideas below.

Maltese Dog Names Based on Color

The Maltese is white in color, which provides so much inspiration for names. We’ve found lots of cute names that connect back to the color. Check ’em out.

  • Snowball
  • Snowy
  • Frosty
  • Sugar
  • Cotton
  • Cottonball
  • Fluffy
  • Angel
  • Blizzard
  • Daisy
  • Bones
  • Casper
  • Coconut (or Coco for short)
  • Crystal
  • Gardenia
  • Ghost
  • Ice
  • Jasmine
  • Marshmallow
  • Milky
  • Pearl
  • Powder
  • Tundra
  • Vanilla
  • Winter
  • Alaska
  • Bunny

Do you like the idea of a white dog name? We’ve got more ideas.

Maltese Dog Names Inspired By Size

The Maltese rarely weighs over 10 pounds, making it a teeny tiny tot. You can pay homage to their small size with one of this small, sweet names.

  • Tiny
  • Minnie
  • Itty Bitty
  • Mouse
  • Olive
  • Peanut
  • Gizmo
  • Baby
  • Squirt
  • Bitsy
  • Sweetpea
  • Slim
  • Button
  • Elf
  • Pixie
  • Tinkerbell
  • Smalls
  • Teeny
  • Runt
  • Junior
Maltese Dog Names - maltese in grass

Ironic Maltese Dog Names

Clearly the Maltese comes in an extra small, super sweet package, but how funny would that be to give the dog a name that implies they are large and ferocious?

  • Hunter
  • Whopper
  • Beowulf
  • Diesel
  • Hulk
  • Hercules
  • Bertha
  • Major
  • Tank
  • Moose
  • Thor
  • Duke
  • Amazon
  • King Kong
  • Athena
  • Bruno
  • Conan
  • Hercules
  • Titan
  • Stallone
  • Rex
  • Maximus
  • Major

Cute Female Maltese Dog Names

The Maltese is nothing if not cute. These darling names are fitting for a female Maltese pup.

  • Cookie
  • Gigi
  • Gracie
  • Mimi
  • Izzy
  • Millie
  • Lady
  • Penny
  • Peach
  • Piper
  • Princess
  • Lily
  • Pumpkin
  • Penelope
  • Buttercup
maltese in grass chewing stick

Cute Male Maltese Dog Names

If you’ve got a boy Maltese, these might fit your fancy.

  • Theodore
  • Lucky
  • Buddy
  • Bear
  • Buttons
  • Oscar
  • Oliver/Ollie
  • Frankie
  • Finn
  • Winston
  • Ernie
  • Fritz
  • Paddington
  • Snoopy

For more Maltese dog names, we suggest checking out our full list of cute dog names. And of course, congratulations on your new little furball! The Maltese breed is adorable, sweet, smart, and a bundle of joy. You’re in luck.

Maltese Fun Facts

Believe it or not, the Maltese is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. In fact, their history can be traced back at least 2,000 years. The dog was around for the start of the great civilians in Greece, Rome, and Egypt – how amazing is that?

Later in history, the dog became a favorite of European aristocrats in the 15th and 16th centuries. Unfortunately, the Maltese almost went extinct in the following two centuries due to careless breeding. Luckily, the dog came back and today is popular around the world.

So what’s the secret behind the Maltese’s lasting appeal? Well, for one, they make excellent lap dogs. They are affectionate and love to cuddle. Who doesn’t adore that? In addition to being people-oriented, they also like to whoop it up and have fun. This dog is quite the ham! Silly and sweet, the Maltese is a wonderful family dog.

And even better, the Maltese is considered hypoallergenic. This is great if you or someone in your home has allergies.

Clearly, if you’re welcoming a Maltese into you’re life, you’re making a smart decision!

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  1. Joel

    Biscuit ,Rush’s , DJs , GHS , Richard , boo hoo and lastly white – cream

  2. KIMBERLYNEWT74@gmail.com

    My male Maltese name is Casanova he is definitely a ladies man

  3. Dave Wood

    My tiny Maltese we named “Bella”. Sweetest mstill Loving dog and very had dogs my entire life.

  4. Marlo

    We got ours on Halloween so we named him Casper!!

  5. Nita

    Because she is the sunshine of our lives we named her Sun Shine. SUNNY for short.

  6. :)

    My little fur babys name is Mystique

  7. Roxanne

    My little Maltipoo’s name Is Gozo…after the beautiful island off the coast of Malta. He has brought so much joy to my life!

  8. Lena Russo

    My fur babies names are Cannoli & Zeppoli for those that don’t know what that is they are Italian Sicilian pastries

  9. Linda

    My baby’s name is Bella. She is sweet, smart and wonderful. She always puts a smile on my face. She loves to play with her babies (toys).

  10. liliana

    we got the name willy because my dad lives there

  11. Nancy Nettles

    Our dogs name is Gideon. From the bible. Gideon was the smallest son of the smallest clan, of the snallest tribe of Israel.. Our Gideon is a morkie.

  12. Bobbie McGarry

    I named mine Bolt beacause he like a bolt of lightning he is all over the place & so busy Love Him Very much❤️

  13. :)

    I really think that his name should be Lucky because he is lucky to be living! ❤️❤️❤️

  14. Yolanda Chiponde

    I named mine Oria, she’s one pretty little lighting ball which is all over the place, putting smiles on every one’s face. I love her to the moon n back.

  15. Lisa

    YAZ others OZ and EZ are the names of my 3 Maltese’s that I have had over the years

  16. Dave

    My mom has Elsa, who is more affectionate, then you could ever imagine… Mom also has Elsa’s only child, who is a 3.25 pound heart breaker. His name is Waldo, as in “Where’s Waldo.”
    I have Burt, who loves it when his “Papa”(me) gets home after a week out on the road. He just loves to sit on Papa’s lap, and give him kisses!

  17. Mary

    My Maltese’s name is Rivers.

  18. Kylie

    I have a girly girl here she is 1 month old we got her today but i still dont know what to call her she is as white as snow

  19. Donna

    My Maltese cutie is Molly.

    • Monika W Cook

      Mine too. I got her at 4 month and she is almost 12 now
      What a love and very smart

  20. Emma Watton

    Hortod! I had show cars. He is fast.

  21. Teri

    We named our sweet beautiful Maltese Farrah. She is the Farrah Fawcett of dogs. Absolutely stunningly gorgeous.

  22. Sheetal

    Mine is dazzle….as he is as dazzling as a star!! We love him like crazy…the best breed ever

  23. Barbara W

    I named my sweet Maltese Vallie because I received her on Valentine’s Day from hubby. She is the love of our lives and have given us many smiles.

  24. Alyssa Wylie

    I want a maltese on my birthday and I’m going to name it gracie gigi of jasper

  25. Mary

    Our female Maltese is named Jillie Rizzo. She’s so adorable, and getting her first grooming tomorrow. She’s 3.5 months old.

  26. Sabrina

    Our 4.5-pound Maltese is named Kako, a Japanese girl’s name meaning “summer rainbow.” I picked her out, but she prefers my husband.

  27. Jacob

    Mine is called okey

  28. Doug Bruce

    My female’s name is Portia as in Merchant of Venice. After all, it had to be something from the Mediterranean!

  29. Patti Abresch

    We have a Maltipoo and her name is Darcy

  30. Janesa

    i want a white morkie or maltese which one and what should i name her

  31. Elizabeth Mullen

    My beautiful Maltese is Twinkie

  32. Holly

    I named mine TBEAR because he looks exactly like a tiny teddy bear!

  33. Jan

    We have a 11 week Maltipoo and we named him Kodah Bear.
    He’s soo beautiful.

  34. Ola

    I have a whole family , Mickey, Minnie, Casper, Luna, Pinky , Pearla, Reina, Teddy , Sila , and finally a boy that has no name yet

  35. Samantha

    I have a Maltese dog named Matilda (Mati for short). I don’t really like the name but I can’t change her name now. I love her a lot she makes me smile everyday.

  36. Ali Messer

    I had a Maltese names Maggie May who passed this past November. I will be getting a male next month and looking for ideas. I don’t know his personality yet so that’s an issue for now

  37. Becky Bobbitt

    Our first Maltese were a boy named Scooter Jack and a girl named Blossom. We now have another male. His name is Oliver Wendell. I love my fur babies so much! They are the best little doggies! ♥️

  38. Michele Cureton

    My 10yr old little guy is named Ted. We have many nicknames for him, tho. “Big Head Ted”….b/c when he’s all shaved in the Summer his head looks really big. My fav and what I generally call him, “Ted Dog”. He’s definitely become a solid member in our family over the last decade. My kids are all grown now and my spouse passed away, so it’s just my four-legged son and I. Don’t know what if do without his goofy sweet self.

  39. Sushi's Mom

    I had a beautiful loving heart of my soul Maltese who passed 6 1/2 months ago on New Years Eve 2020. His name is Sushi, I named him before I ever met him, he was with me for 18 years. I miss miss miss my love.

  40. Carrie

    My Maltese names are Milani and Mia, they are beautiful girls! Love them!!

  41. Rosel

    We named our Malitese dogs Coco. Candy and Cindy… Coco is curly and brown color while the other two have white straight hair. Lovely dogs.

  42. sanjana

    my maltese dog name is twinkle she is very cute

  43. Soili Stolt

    My maltese came from Sweden. Stella is a 5 yrs old darling, now in Helsinki.

  44. Gail

    My 5 year old Malteses is name Spanky, love him so much

  45. Patti

    We named our male Mal-Shi puppy “Koda”, which means little bear.

  46. Julie McPike

    My beautiful little girl was named ZsaZsa after another beautiful blonde.
    Sadly she has now gone over the rainbow bridge following her counterpart.

  47. Martha Benton

    My precious malti was named Monty and I would give the world to have him back

  48. Martha Benton

    Anyone know where I can find a Maltease male puppy to adopt.???

  49. Hector

    We love our Maltese and named her Valletta, after the capital of Malta.

  50. Debra Crerar

    I’ll be getting a Maltese male puppy next month & I named him/ her before bein born…I named the puppy Cotton & I couldn’t have picked a better name cuz he’s an all white(with a bit of tan on his ears) puppy… I’m soooooooo excited to be able to get him!!! He’s going to be a ham bone with what I can tell at 5 weeks old & smart as well!!!

  51. Marnie Allen

    We have a 4 year old named Bogart after Humphrey Bogart and the movie The Maltese Falcon. Our next will be named Bacall. Hope to get a third which will be Falcon. We use to have 3 terriers named Frazier, Niles and Daphnee

  52. Linda Tullock

    My little one is named Kiwi…it’s suits her to a tee! She a very happy puppy and just loves to cuddle.

  53. Evonne

    My little Maltese is Amish 14 and is very small, so she is called Little bit.

  54. Betty

    My little Beauty is named Coco Flamingo, the Coco is after my Perfume and I have a Boutique named after my precious Coco Flamingo.

  55. Candy

    My Maltese is named Falcon. My mother loved the movie, The Maltese Falcon.

  56. “J”

    I have a female Maltese and named her Bianca. Italian for “Pure” Or “White. Wanted to give her an Italian name due to my hubby being Italian. Everyone says she looks like a Bianca with her dresses and bows.😍

  57. Bonnie

    As an English teacher, I name my dogs after literary characters. When I got my Malchi (Maltese/Chihuahua), I gave her the Dickens and named her Little Nell. At her now adult weight of seven pounds, it suits her.

  58. Carol Ramaglia

    My Korean maltese was importedfrom a breeder in Korea and was called Emiko which was what the breeder named her and I kept that . She is 4.5 pounds of pure JOY!

  59. Suzie Bennett

    My Mal Shi is the sweetest best dog ever. Her name is Olivia. She is an absolute joy to the nursing home I take her to. She loves everyone and they love her. Very friendly and entertaining as well as lovable

  60. Selena Goodness

    My little firecracker is girl and her name is Meeka. Meeka Chicha.

  61. Gina

    My 12 year old Maltipoo is named is named Puff. She is the sweetest dog I have ever owned. She is our princess.

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