Small Dog Names – 100 Adorable Ideas

Last updated: by Jessi Larson

If you’re in the market for small dog names, look no further. Our comprehensive list includes 100 names you’ll love!

Small dogs bring so much joy and love to a home. They’re easy to snuggle, easy to exercise and easy to bring places. Oh, and did we mention they have the cutest little faces imaginable?

Small Dog Names

For reference, the American Kennel Club (AKC) compiled a list of the 25 smallest dog breeds that’s a helpful guide to finding the right small dog for you.

If you’re welcoming a tiny dog into your life, picking out the right name is an important step. After all, you’ll say this name day in and day out for many years.

Our large list of small dog names includes lots of inspiration, from itty bitty to sweet and cute to funny and ironic. Enjoy!

Small Dog Names Inspired By Size 

There are so many adorable names for pint-sized pups. Why not recognize their small stature and give them a fun name that plays on their diminutive size?

Here are 20+ ideas that clearly speak to the smallness of your pup while packing in lots of charm and character.

  • Tiny
  • Little
  • Peewee
  • Squirt
  • Baby
  • Peanut
  • Bitty
  • Shorty
  • Munchkin
  • Runt
  • Mini
  • Minnie
  • Elf
  • Teensy
  • Button
  • Smalley
  • Morsel
  • Puny
  • Bean
  • Jellybean 
  • Nugget
  • Shrimpy
  • Half Pint
  • Pebbles
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Sweet & Cute Male Small Dog Names 

Small dogs are so darn adorable and cute. What better way to recognize this than to give them a sweet name?

For small male dogs, here are ideas we think you’ll enjoy:

  • Bantam
  • Bear
  • Buddy
  • Button
  • Corky
  • Hobbit
  • Opie
  • Pip
  • Porkchop
  • Scrappy
  • Skip
  • Spot
  • Spud
  • Tad
  • Teddy
  • Toto
  • Webster 
  • Yoshi

If you’re liking these cute boy dog names, we’ve got plenty more. Use our online generator to find even more ideas!

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Sweet & Cute Female Small Dog Names 

A lovely little dog deserves a lovely little name. While you could go with any dog name for your girl pup, these names are particularly delicate and delightful.

To help you in your search, here are adorable girl dog names you just might like.

  • Babe
  • Chicklet 
  • Clementine 
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Daisy
  • Fifi
  • Gigi
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Mimi
  • Olive
  • Pearl
  • Petunia 
  • Pixie
  • Poppy
  • Sweet Pea
  • Sugar
  • Thumbelina 
  • Trixie

For more cute girl dog names, turn to our online name generator. In addition to cute names, we also have ones that are elegant, classic, sporty, funny and more.

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Small Dog Names Inspired By Other Languages

A cute and creative idea for your tiny dog is to use “small” in another language. Some cool ideas include:

  • Klein (German and Dutch)
  • Petit (French)
  • Piccolo (Italian)
  • Pequeña (Spanish)
  • Liten (Swedish and Norwegian)
  • Lille (Danish)
  • Pieni (Finnish)

If you like this concept and want to research more ideas, look online for words like “tiny,” “petite” and “little.” If you find any other good ideas, let us know below.

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Ironic Small Dog Names 

And finally, we have to recognize the humor in giving your small dog a large, ferocious name. How funny is a 10-lb dog named Hulk?

This will certainly provide a few laughs with the wonderful irony. Just this morning, for example, I met a couple with a 30-lb dog named Rambo. The pup was the sweetest little thing you could imagine and certainly did not live up to the macho name, but it was hilarious and fun.

So if you’re in the mood for giving your small dog a funny, ironic name, these ideas are pretty great.

  • Killa
  • Hulk
  • Rocky
  • Butch
  • Biggie
  • Hercules
  • Xena
  • Zeus
  • Boss
  • Goliath
  • Spike
  • Thor
  • Moose
  • Chief
  • Tankerbell
  • Diesel
  • Fang
  • Harley
  • Sable
  • Tiger
  • Caesar
  • Rambo
  • Rebel
  • Tank
  • Hunter
  • Rex
  • Sarge
  • Rogue
  • Mack
  • Cujo

For even more ideas like this that we think you’ll like, check out these tough boy dog names and tough girl dog names.

Got Ideas For Small Dog Names? 

If you have ideas for small dog names, we’d love to hear them. Maybe it’s your own small dog or one that belongs to a family member or friend. Or it could just be a creative idea you’ve come across or just thought of now.

We love hearing from our readers and use your ideas to keep our website fresh, informative and helpful. Sound off below with your ideas for small dog names!

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  1. Lucy

    I have a blue Frenchie named blueberry. I also like Bestie, Cupid, soldier, pocket, hamlet, paddington, and piglet. For girls plum, sugar plum, muse, myth, rosary, seashell, pixie

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