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Yorkie Names – 135+ Sweet & Sassy Ideas

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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.

Yorkie Names

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!

  • Baby
  • Bean
  • Jellybean
  • Bee
  • Biscuit
  • Bitsy
  • Bitty
  • Button
  • Byte
  • Chip
  • Elf
  • Half Pint
  • Little
  • Mini
  • Minnie
  • Mouse
  • Morsel
  • Munchkin
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Pebbles
  • Peewee
  • Pocket
  • Puny
  • Rascal
  • Runt
  • Shorty
  • Shrimpy
  • Smalley
  • Smidge
  • Squirt
  • Teensy
  • Tiny
  • Tiptoe
puppy yorkie

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:

  • Aiden
  • Archibald
  • Archie
  • Atworth
  • Bailey
  • Berkeley
  • Caden
  • Churchill
  • Darcy
  • Dickens
  • Duke
  • Ethan
  • Fletcher
  • Gatsby
  • Grayson
  • Hamilton
  • Harry
  • Jackson
  • Kingsley
  • Kingston
  • Logan
  • Mason
  • Miles
  • Oli
  • Preston
  • Prince
  • Princeton
  • Rockwell
  • Romeo
  • Sinclair
  • Winston
  • Wolfgang

If you’re liking this style, discover more fancy, elegant dog names for male pups.

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:

  • Anastasia
  • Angelica
  • Aria
  • Ava
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Bianca
  • Callie
  • Chanel
  • Chloe
  • Clara
  • Daisy
  • Duchess
  • Ellie
  • Georgia
  • Harper
  • Fifi
  • Isabella
  • Izzy
  • Jewel
  • Jules
  • Lady
  • Lexi
  • Lottie
  • Octavia
  • Paisley
  • Paris
  • Penelope
  • Portia
  • Princess
  • Riley
  • Rose
  • Scarlett
  • Sophia
  • Queen
  • Victoria
  • Zoe

Discover more fancy, elegant dog names for female pups.

sleeping yorkie puppie

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:

  • Brutus
  • Chewbarka
  • Chomp
  • Cletus
  • Dogzilla
  • Dozer
  • Einstein
  • Fabio
  • Fur-Dinand
  • Goliath
  • Grizzly
  • Hercules
  • Hulk
  • Killa
  • Kong
  • Moose
  • Rambo
  • Spud
  • Stinky
  • Stryker
  • Taco
  • Tank
  • Thor
  • Underdog
  • Wolf
  • Zeus

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:

  • Aphrodite
  • Athena
  • Attila
  • Babushka
  • Britney Ears
  • Diva
  • Jezebel
  • Katy Hairy
  • Puddin
  • Rebel
  • Rogue
  • Saber
  • Tina Spay
  • Tootsie
  • Ursula

Get more funny dog names.

Yorkie in the grass

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!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The Yorkie made its debut at a bench show in England in 1861 as a “Broken-Haired Scotch Terrier.”
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

If you’re looking for even more name ideas also check out our dog name generator!

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  1. Denise Dias

    I have 2 female Yorkie…Rosie and Abby

  2. Tony Badurina

    Ive had 3 females and a male…Daisey, Lilly, Gracie, and Dufus. Guess which name was the boy? He was the sweetest little boy and lived 16 years…but he really was a Dufus.

  3. 123456789

    My Yorkie’s name is Fergie and she is a girl we also call her Ferguson and Ferg. She got her name from Fergie’s song called Fergalicous. She is very sassy and her name is perfect with her personality.

  4. Sandi Espinosa

    My Yorkie who is a rescue from the Dominican Republic, arrived in Toronto at 10 weeks of age. I first saw her photo when d
    She was just 2 weeks old and I knew she was the girl for me. Instantly, I named her:


    Oh boy, does she ever suit her name too!!!

  5. Alexandra Romanov

    I started with Oliver Lendell and Gypsy Doodlebug. Both rescues and supposed to have been fixed. They had one litter of 6 puppies. We kept 3. Our are Lucy Angelica (From Peanuts and The Rugrats), Frodo Baggins (LOTR), and Mozart Wolfgang (He’s always been a very vocal little guy.) Yes, all of my dogs have middle names. So does the cat, Bellatrix Narcissa (I don’t recommend this combination…..she’s “difficult.”.)

    The three puppies that left here went to close friends. They are Mia Louise, Georgialynn Lilly, Baxter Bodumplin. Their new families wanted them to have middle names like their siblings. They all have tails, love to swim, and they all like arts and crafts (ripping up paper towels and tissues!)

    Everyone has now been fixed (even The Cat!)

  6. Aluce Fay Edwards

    I have 4 Yorkies,Sir.Gucci, Ms.Chanel, Ms. Prada & Sir Versace

  7. Miriam Figueroa

    My husband is getting me a yorkie for my birthday, i love them so much..my daughter has a precious one shiny fur playful and humble..i want a female do they get there menistration?some people say they do if that’s the case i prefer a male one, confused 🤔🤣

  8. Yvonne

    Our Yorkies name is Recardo Carlito, he is so cute and funny. We love him so much😘😘🤗🤗

  9. Mardy Vanhoose

    We have 3 Yorkies. Lexi, Max and Sammy.

  10. Jacqueline mitropoulos

    My little guy’s name is Valentino, big name for my little one. It suits him. If i get another ,Romeo and P’Nina if a girl, Yorkie love

  11. Diana

    2 girls that have passed, sophie & sweetie pie, 2 still with us clementine& Madison Avenue she was a show dog before the breeder gave her to us
    All 4 came from the same breeder that loves her yorkies & finds the all good home. And yes they are raised indoors with a wonderful woman that loves them all to pieces & can do all of their ancestors of the top of her head, both males & female.

  12. Lorri Kay

    I’m adopting a 9 year old male from a shelter tomorrow and I am naming him Ringo after my favorite drummer of all time and in honor of his British heritage

  13. Vaughn Slavin

    Our 13 1/2 year old Yorkie is Big Bad Leroy Brown. Our 2 1/2 year old male is Buster Brown. We are going to look a 5 month old male today. Buster Brown needs a playmate that can keep up. We live in the woods, and if these pups could climb trees, there would not be a squirrel left.

  14. Sharon

    My Yorkies are Sugar and Thor. Sugar is the boss of the house even though she is only 4 pounds. Thor is three times as big but is intimidated by Sugar. It’s hilarious!

  15. Kim

    My 1 year old Yorkie is Caesar, named after Caesar from Planet of the Apes.

  16. Jean Tapper

    My beautiful.yorkie is called Alfie he is 5 yrs old he’s our baby his great grandad was called Prince Alfie of Eastlands

  17. Lisa

    My Yorkie is named Bug… Love Bug , Stink Bug , Dancing Bug , Pain Bug just depends on what he is up to that moment. But mostly he is the joy of my life.

  18. LUCY

    I’m in love with our Yorkie. Her name is Betty Boop aka B . She is so delightful to have around. She is a very well intelligent puppy. She knows where to go to do her thing but there are days we have accidents. So in love with her.

  19. Linda Sullivan

    Our Yorkie is named Molly. She is 6 months old and the sunshine in our life.

  20. Anonymous

    My 2 female yorkies names are Precious and JJ. The 2 males names are Jakee and Teddy

  21. Donna

    We have a sweet boy, Foresst

  22. Liza

    I have one Yorkie and her name is Jellybean she’s three months old she such a Darling. We are in love with her she is gorgeous and beautiful puppy.

  23. Lesley Harris

    We have 2 yorkies 1 year old girl called cookie and 16 month old boy benji they are the best dogs in the world so loving they are best friends and have made our family complete love them so much

  24. Traci

    My little one is named Maverick. He just turned 8 months and is a true heart warmer!

  25. Lori

    My Yorkie passed recently… her name was Persnickety Louise aka Persie, Persie Lou or Lou Lou… on this site looking for a name for a new little girl to love.

  26. Paula M Dravecky

    My little yorkie is 2 years old … her name is Mercedes, aka Sadie, Sadie Kins, Girky Girl. .. lol, and responds to all the names … looking for another one to add to the family. Suggestions of breeders???

  27. Carol Harville

    I just put a deposit on a little one from Yorkies By Elainia non Arkansas. Check out here’s and give her a call all of them out here are so over priced and she give them all their vaccinations, deworming vet check and 3 generation lineage plus papers and so much more. She will not deliver any puppy until 12 weeks and if to small 14 depending on weight

  28. Claudine

    i have a male pocket yorkie and his name is ‘Thunder’

  29. Bababoochick

    My Yorkie’s name is Peachie

  30. RollTideRoll

    I have a Bella Rue and Sasha Sue

  31. Malcolm Taylor

    I got a male 5 years old now, Ted. I work from home and well, we are so tight. Hes my best friend. I love him so much

  32. Kathy

    My little boys name is Piccolo. It means, “Little One” in Italian. It’s not pronounced like the musical instrument. 🤦🏻‍♀️Lol. P Kohl low. He’s a Golddust Yorkie❤️

  33. Donna jean haunch

    My first yorkie. His name is August. Augie is adorable.

  34. Teresa d Bass

    good name for female yorkie mine is named mya

  35. Michelle H

    I have a male Yorkie that I named Taz short for Tasmanian devil. When we first got him right before going to sleep at night he would run the the house at top notch speed spinning around in little circles until he fell out sleep. He still does this. 😍

  36. SHERRY

    i have 4 yorkies, Ms.Lucky Money Penny , Chewy Wolfang a.k.a. Wolfy , Andy Red , Tia Maria. I have had my yorkies for 10 yrs and they are such individuals. i love them all.

  37. Kandy

    I have a yorkie named Carter! He is such a momma’s boy!

  38. Nancy Gaskins

    I put a deposit on a female chocolate Yorkie a couple of weeks ago here in Georgia and her name is Pebbles Rose. I recently lost my male lil Yorkie named Piper to a rattlesnake bite.he loved to hunt moles and chase the deer on our property. My heart is broken and I can’t wait till Pebbles is big enough to come home.

  39. Linda

    My Yorkie is named diesel

  40. Penny

    I have two girl Yorkies named Muffin and Pumpkin.❤❤🐶🐶

  41. Jodi Feldman

    Over the years i have had 6 yorkies. Our first was Buddy then Sheena, Bandit and Sassi,they have all crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I now have Dallas ( named for of course my favorite football team) and the newest member Piper(she’s a handful) I love each and everyone of these precious babies, each is unique in personality, they bring me so much happiness

  42. Ruth Dennie

    I have a female yorkie I’ve had her since she was 7 weeks old she is the smartest pup. She will be 2 on July 7, 2022. Her name is Harley Bell. She is the sweetest thing. It only took me 63 years to commit to a dog. Believe it or not she is my first pet. I wouldn’t trade her for anything. I love that pup

  43. Nellie Lilly

    I have a male Yorkie, he is so precious..he will be 14 years old, in 1 month from today, his name is Buddy. I dearly love him.

  44. Janis Ellen Tribble

    My first Yorkie girl was named Chandlar Chan-Chan, my second was Chandler C-square. My third was already six years old and had been given up because her mom went into a nursing home, I kept her name Lucy. I just got my newest rescue, Talulah Sweet Tea. She’s 20 months old.

  45. Stevie

    I have a 6 month old yorkie, his name is Poet, he has a very sweet disposition, and he’s very smart, rings a bell to let me know he needs to go out!❤️❤️❤️

  46. Eleanor

    I have 2 Yorkies. My boy is named Piedmont, after A friend of ours. My girl Yorkie is named Pickles. Both very different names, I know. But the names fit them.

  47. Angie

    My little ten month old baby girl is Kitty. First Yorkie I’ve ever had. Love her

  48. Karen Porter

    My little male’s name was Harley he was perfect for me. I am alone now and he filled an empty spot he was 10 when he was called home, broke my heart

  49. Wendy

    We’ve just got a 9 week old Yorkie pup, we called him Tyson. He thinks he’s a Doberman!🥰🥰🥰🥰

  50. Stacy

    If anyone is looking for a new yorkie puppy. Please come look me up on Facebook “Mina’s Yorkies”. I just had some new puppies born.

  51. Judy

    We have had 3 Yorkers pass. Bella, Dakota, Murphy
    Still have 2 Andy and Cooper
    They have always brought much love and joy to our live.

  52. Cheri

    First there was Duffy, had him 14 years. Next came Spencer, also lived 14 years. They were precious little teacups. Thought I was getting another one, but nooo, I got a 12 pound very demanding that thinks he’s a pit bull. I got him at the start of Covid. I’m blaming the 2years of isolating for his needy behavior. His name is Mookie. I love him to pieces. The first w were nicknamed Peter Pan, because they never grew up. This one is Porky Yorkie. He’s not fat, just BIG. Not exactly a show-quality, but definitely the cutest thing ever.

  53. Jackie Cummings

    We had a Rottweiler Named Boo Boo so when I brought the yorki home we named him Yogi Bear

  54. Sandie

    I have a 2yr old almost 5lb female Yorkie that I got after having lost my 14yr old Brussels Griffon,
    “Sir Winston ChurchHill Downs”
    Yorkie’s are a very sweet and tenacious breed. I absolutely am in love her, and her name is..
    ” Delilah Rose”

  55. Barbara

    I have had 2 Yorkies, Abagail Bouthorp, wonderful little girl and Tilly VonBrookhousein, such a little sweetie, these girls last name are there breeders names both girls are gone can’t find any that is close. Southwestern Colorado.

  56. Connie

    My little guy is named Theo. He’s one year, stubborn and affectionate.

  57. Charlotte O'Neil

    I have a female that 14 months old, her name is Darla Mae.
    She is so angry day to have puppies and I am not sure which I will keep, a boy or girl. I have so many names I love. I think I will know when I see them.

  58. Terri

    Shea 18 mo – “Shenanigan Terāsa”
    Ti new born – “Terri w/ an i”

  59. Angilia F Wallace

    I have a Yorkie….her name is Lolly May

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