The best small dog names don’t have to be all about size.
They can make a statement.
Saying something about you, your dog, your likes or even your dislikes!
Whatever your tastes are, your tiny pup’s name can show them off!
The Best Small Dog Names
Small dog names come in a lot of different shapes and sizes.
In fact, some tiny puppies suit rather big and bold choices.
Here are our top 40 small dog names:
Whether you are looking for popular small dog names, or want to give it a unique twist, there are lots of awesome options.
Small male dog names
Names for little dogs can be seriously snappy.
Short and sweet, just like them.
These traditionally human styled, single syllable names will suit your mini breed down to the ground!
And of course, let’s not forget the classic ‘Rex’!
This way of naming your small dog can of course be replicated for the little girls among us!
Small female dog names
When you are thinking up traditional human style names for tiny pups, it pays to think short.
Dog names that roll quickly off the tongue are a great way to honor the size of your pup!
Here are our favorite little girl dog names, which are brief in length and fast to say:
But, of course, boy dog names or girl dog names don’t have to be short in size.
They can just be a reflection of their tininess.
Small dog names that literally mean small
Let’s kick off with some ideas that name your dog in a very literal sense.
Either small dog names inspired by other languages, or using English words which mean small!
Little dog names
Small dog names for boys or girls don’t have to be so on the nose.
They can be inspired by similarly little objects, or ideas!
It’s always fun to use the world around you, or the things you like, as inspiration.
Here are some fun little pup names for you to try out on your new furry friend:
Little puppy names for small breeds are bound to be adorable.
But what’s even cuter than a small dog? A tiny one, of course!
Tiny dog names
Small names for tiny dogs and toy dogs can be as teeny as they are.
Here are some really minute ideas for naming your Chihuahua, Papillon or other tiny toy pup!
How about the size up from toy? Miniature dogs!
Miniature dog names
Mini names for miniature breeds, anyone?
If you have a Miniature Schnauzer, Poodle or Pinscher then why not celebrate them every day with a great miniature dog name!
- Pee wee
It’s undeniable that miniature breeds are seriously adorable.
In fact, cute names for tiny dogs can have a whole category to themselves!
Cute small dog names
Cute little pup names are the best.
But they aren’t always all great matches for your small breed dog.
Here are some fun ideas that reflect your pup’s size, as well as their sweet nature.
Do any suit your pup?
There is nothing wrong with picking cute names.
But some people want to have something a bit more unusual.
Unique names for small dogs
Every pup is an individual.
And your precious little bundle of fur deserves a name that makes them stand out from the crowd.
Even things from all around you can make great unusual ideas for naming tiny dogs.
When thinking up unique ideas we like to look to the natural world, and beyond, to get inspired.
Do any of these take your fancy?
And is there any better way to be unique, than to have a laugh at the same time?
Funny small dog names
It’s fair to say that what is funny to one person, isn’t alway funny to another.
But there are a few ways to guarantee a laugh.
And one of them is to get a little silly.
Just remember to stay family friendly.
You don’t want to be shouting something crude across the dog park every morning!
Here are some of our favorite funny ideas for naming your small dog.
- Hob Nob
Another great way to come up with a list of funny names is to choose a big dog name for your tiny dog!
It’ll be funny and ironic!
Big names for small dogs
Big names for little dogs are understandably popular, after all, who doesn’t love ironic dog names!
It’s good for a giggle. But it also shows that within your pup’s tiny form is a seriously big personality.
Not sure about any of those ironic dog names?
Maybe you want something that gives across a certain impression?
Cool names for small dogs
Inspiration for cool names for small dogs can be found in anything and everything you find cool.
Motorbike mad? Rev your engine and find that in the name!
Follow the rugby? Seek out a name in the scrum!
Cool small dog names don’t need to talk down to your pup.
Just think of a topic you find cool, and progress from there.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Best small dog names
Names for petite pups can be inspired by their size, but they don’t have to be.
The best little pup names make a statement. About you, your dog, their look or their personality.
Pick something you love, and that you will be happy to hopefully call out loud and proud in the dog park for the next ten years or more.
Let us know what your favorite choice was!
Have you decided to go for any of these names?
Or do you have any other great names for tiny pups we can add to this list?
Not found what you were looking for?
We’ve got plenty more awesome naming ideas in these great lists: