Bringing home a tiny, fragile puppy is an exciting and intimidating time. There is so much to plan and do in those early few weeks. However, there is one thing we can totally take the stress out of, and that’s choosing the perfect Yorkie names for your shortlist. Whether you are looking for male Yorkie names, or names for a female Yorkie, we have plenty to inspire you in our collections below.
Naming Your Dog
Bringing home a new puppy or rescue dog is a huge event. It isn’t something to take lightly! You will have spent weeks finding the right Yorkie, and preparing your home to welcome him in. But this is the easy part. Choosing the perfect Yorkshire Terrier names can be a lot harder. There’s so much choice! And sometimes, you still can’t find the right one for your unique dog.
Finding Yorkie Puppy Names
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to naming a puppy. Or an adult dog for that matter! Some rescue dogs come with a name already attached. But, you might choose to select something different. This can help to really cement that fresh start.
Regardless of your pup’s age, you want a name to suit him, or her, down the ground. And with a Yorkshire Terrier, the ground is never too far away! A good way to start is to choose the type of name you think would suit them best.
But How Do I Know What Suits My Yorkie?
Your Yorkie might suit a name that is cute, funny, or unusual. It could even be a reflection of their personality or appearance. Or simply a traditionally human name. The options are endless! For this reason, I’ve broken down our Yorkie names into categories. Helping you to flick straight to the type of name that takes your fancy.
So what are we waiting for? Let’s get cracking with some great Yorkie puppy names female and male dogs would suit. If you know the type of Yorkie name you want to choose, you can jump straight to that category with our helpful quick links below. Take a look:
But, if you don’t know quite what category will be best for you at the moment, just keep scrolling! We will get started with some lovely female name ideas!
Female Yorkie Names
Yorkie girl puppy name ideas can be taken from human names as well. There are literally thousands of options when it comes to choosing a human name. But the best ones for dogs are generally those that are fairly short.
And that don’t sound like any potential commands you might teach her as she grows up! Here are a few of our favorites:
But perhaps you’ve got a boy Yorkie! Let’s take a look at some Yorkie names male dogs will love. Yorkshire Terriers are small in size, but big in personality. The best Yorkie names know just how to show that off.
Male Yorkie Names
Boy Yorkie names based on human names don’t have to be dull. In fact, they can be great fun! Do you love modern names, or are you a fan of the older more traditional style? Either way, here are some lovely ideas for Yorkie puppy names male dog owners might like to consider.
Yorkshire Terrier names, female or male, don’t have to come from human names, of course.
They can be based on the seriously adorable nature of your new pal.
Cute Yorkie names
Yorkies are cute. It’s just an undeniable fact. These tiny dogs have adorable little faces, beautiful coats and a wonderful nature to match. It’s no wonder they’re so popular!
So why not celebrate that in their name! Whether you are looking for cute female Yorkie names or cute boy Yorkie names, there are some seriously sweet ideas right here:
- Bon Bon
Maybe a cute name isn’t quite what you’re looking for. Perhaps your Yorkie is the coolest pup in town…
Cool Yorkie Names
If you want a cool dog, then you’ve chosen the right breed. Yorkies aren’t just cute, they are packed with personality. They’ve got the look, and the attitude to match. Cool Yorkshire Terrier names can be a great way to celebrate your dog’s charisma in style.
Teacup Yorkie Names
Teacup Yorkies have huge appeal. These pint-sized pets are very small and some can literally fit in a cup as puppies!
Here are some tiny-inspired Yorkie dog names, male or female pups will sound super sweet with.
- Chi Chi
- Zu Zu
If you are thinking of getting a Teacup Yorkie, make sure you check out this article first. Unfortunately they have a lot of health problems.
Unique Yorkie Names
It’s hard to be unique. If you’ve ever tried to think up an email, create website url or company name, you’ll know the struggle. There are some great ideas out there. But a whole lot of them have already been used by someone else!
Fortunately, coming up with a unique Yorkshire Terrier name isn’t impossible. One of the very best methods, to find truly unique Yorkie names is to use Yorkshire place names. Yorkshire towns and villages often have beautiful and unusual names. What could be more appropriate for a Yorkshire Terrier!
Yorkshire Dog Names
My next favorite method is to think of a random category, and follow it along it’s lines.
Products, brands, the natural world. There are more words out there than any of us could think of in a year, let alone the short time you have to name your puppy. But you can speed along the process by thinking of things that you like, and the objects, ideas or places associated with them. Here are some unusual ideas to get your journey started.
You can find over 300 more unique dog name ideas here!
Funny Yorkie Names
Looking to go somewhere a bit different with your naming process? Then you’ve probably considered the idea of funny Yorkshire Terrier names.
Funny dog names can be silly words, random ideas or something that doesn’t fit the breed at all. For instance, big dog names for small breeds like the Yorkie. Here are some ideas that might just give you a bit of a giggle.
- Mr. Pipp
Check out lots more funny dog name ideas here! Just remember, you want to still like this name in ten years’ time!
So don’t pick anything that could be taken offensively, or that you think might become embarrassing down the line.
Fancy Yorkie Names
Yorkies are popular lapdogs! Even though they started out as pest exterminators, they sooned developed a life of luxury! Let’s look at some fancy, royal names that might suit a posh little Yorkshire Terrier!
But maybe a posh name isn’t quite right for your Yorkie.
Yorkie Hunting Names
Maybe the life of luxury isn’t the way for your Yorkie. Does your pup that love running around, chasing everything that moves? They may live the life of luxury eating their doggy dinner off gold leaf plates, but they are still a scrappy hunter underneath.
Or what about a name with a bit more history behind it?
You might be wondering why a Scottish name would suit your Yorkie. But, it’s believed that Yorkies first belonged to Scottish laborers, who migrated to England in the 1800s. So, a Scottish name will be a great, unique, way to take your dog back to his roots!
Female Scottish Names
Male Scottish Names
Perhaps some celebrity inspiration will help you find the best name for your new pooch.
Famous Yorkie Names
If you’ve still not found the perfect Yorkie name for your new arrival, perhaps you might appreciate some inspiration from celebrity owners. This little breed is popular amongst celebrities as well as normal people! So here are some of the names they’ve used, with their owners in brackets!
- Roadie (Miley Cyrus)
- Jack (Hilary Duff)
- Poncho (Missy Elliot)
- Doogie (Whitney Houston)
- Spike (Donny Osmond)
- Whiz (Natalie Portman)
- Tiger (Ivanka Trump)
- Enzo (Vanessa Williams)
- London (Britney Spears)
- Frankie (Miranda Kerr/Orlando Bloom)
- Dakota (Lindsey Lohan)
- Daisy (Carmen Electra)
- Mr. Famous (Audrey Hepburn)
- Freak (Anastasia)
- Zippy (Alyson Hannigan)
Best Yorkie Names
Good Yorkie names last their lifetime. They are easy for you to say, for your dog to understand and the locals at the dog park to hear called out a few times a day. Try to pick something that resonates with you, and that suits your puppy’s appearance or personality. Whatever you choose, we wish you and your adorable new Yorkie a lifetime of happiness together.
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What did you decide to name your Yorkshire Terrier? Are you stuck for ideas? Let us know all about it in the comments section below!
Vicki Hall says
We are getting a male Yorkie this weekend and he will be the standard size. Thinking of naming him Sir Bishop. Do you all think that would be a good name? This has been a tough decision this time around. We have a 13 yr old Maltese named Brewster.
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I think it’s a g=at na.e. bravo. It’s a royal name. Oi don’t were your shelter is. I’m100 miles from Memphis what is the cos t
Sharon Moran says
I fostered a brother and sister Shitzus and they were named: Bentley and Geraldine or Ben and Geri for short.
Our female Yorkie is named MAIZIE
I had a cute little male Yorkie that I named “Bodacious.” The shorter version of the name is “Bodie.”
I didn’t see Vinnie aka Vinnie The Muscle I miss my little man
I had a yorkie named Sterling. I miss my little man too
mama g says
we got a new yorkie puppy looking for name.any suggestions?
try the name Teenie
We had a yorkie named jasper. He got called jass or jassie
I had a Biewer Yorkie for 11 years and his name was Toby. U still find this name the best for small male dogs. And also having a problem how to name my next dog.
teresa combs says
I want to name my little yorkie Betty Boop. Still thinking it through…Im very country, so maybe Mrs. Yearwood. Fun times!
Teresa Hill says
I just purchased a 12 week old teacup Yorkie yesterday and I’m a little concerned she doesn’t make any noise. No whining barking growling anything. A sneeze burp but nothing else. Is this normal or should I be really worried. She’s healthy otherwise.
Sara Shahin says
Maybe she is shy I am not an expert try putting one of her treats intro t of her without moving and she might bark
melissa a quesenberry says
Give her time–she is investigating and will be ok with love and attention. You will hear a bark soon–believe me.
Hi everyone I am going to buy a puppy a yorkshire and I don’t know what name to give him I think cookie is good, but I don’t know D:
savannah cataldo says
when you first get a puppie they will not make much nosie if you think about it they came from a pacewith a bunch of brothers and sisters or a bunch of dogs and they got taken from that she is most likely sard gie her a few days/weeks to get comfortable
You should not be worried they are actually making noises but they are so tiny you can not hear them
i named mine chloe and coco for short i love my little chlo bear
Ronald larose says
I’m going to name my female yorkie Isabella, Izzy for short for short
I have a teacup Yorkie, her name is Lola! She is a little spit-fire!
My moms yorkies had babies a month ago and I’m thinking of naming mine cheeky she’s super adorable
Diane Doty says
My Mom helped me with those name Piper Joi’ for my female yorkie. I love that name for my yorkie. Piper Joi’
Our Yorkie boy is named Walter
I got a Yorkie today he is 8 weeks old I named him pixie
Kathleen Donovan says
I had a female Yorkie for 13 and a half years. Her name was Phoebe…miss my baby girl so much. Finally getting a new Yorkie puppy in a couple months, a boy this time. His name is Finnegan…(Finn for short). Can hardly wait.
Our sweet teacup Yorkie was 1 when we got him. He was named Tsunami, Nami for short. If I had named him if would have been Mr. Knighly or Mr Darcy.
I love the name tsunami!
I’m looking at one in Oct. or Nov. and I’m looking at the names Peaches -N- Cream or Squrit. I want a little female Yorkie, but I want a name that would fit a male or female. Doe anyone have any other suggestions on names????
Sam or tony
Or Alex or Bailey or Jude or London or Quinn or Payton or Robin or Rory or river or Taylor
Tony or Alex or river or Rory or Bailey or Jamie or Jude or London or Payton or Quinn or Robin or Taylor or Sam
My sisters has a male Yorkie .His name is Mickey
I have a male we named him Indiana Bones! It’s Indy for short!
Vivian Jones says
My Yorkie’s name is Max! He may be a little package, but he thinks big! He’s such a sweetheart! He’s 11 tears old.
My other Yorkie was named Hercules, he was 21 lbs.
I have two Yorkies a brother and a sister and I name the girl Zita Maria and Zack for the male. The small and quite busy
E Jackson says
My lovely pup is called Holly Berry!
My daughters shortie is called coco. She’s the cutest little girl. Her name fits her to a T. The only dog I’ve ever known that plays ball by herself. I love her.
I have a dog and his name is Bentley he’s 12 pounds
MY LIL CaliSue Does That Also and she twirls as she walks .she IS Just Adorable.. Finally got a teacup Yorkipoo. she is the prettiest red AND i NEED SOME NAMES..ELGANT NAMES..i HAVE CALI AND NOW THE RED ONE ..don’t WANT TO JUST CALL HER RED Any suggestions?
Christine Fletton says
My little red yorkie died Feb 2020. She was called Henna and was in her seventeenth year. Fabulous little dog and so feisty. I pick up a new one in a couple of weeks. She’s going to be called Gaby.
How about Scarlet?
Kathryn Adams says
Our little girl came with the name Paige. After watching her for a few days we changed it to Happy. I have never had a little girl so sweet and happy with everyone and any animal she meets. Her older sister is Firecracker! The name suits her !!!
I just got my rescue Yorker Saturday 3/30, he is a boy and I named him Willie.
My mini yorkie is named Louis-Harvey after the Louis Vuitton handbag and Harvey Spector from the series Suits
I have a Louis Vuitton dog bag my Bentley is a male he’s 12 years old and now I need to look for a little one for female Yorky
What about …………. pumpkin that would be a good name for a cute puppy right?
Janet Sims says
I’m on a waiting list for a Yorkie. Will probably be ready around the holidays this year. Thinking about the name….Chamille. I have 2 granddaughters, Chanelle & Amelia who I sometimes call Millie…hence the name Chamille.
Aww, I think that’s cute! I hope you get your Yorkie soon! 😀
Same good luck with yours👍🏼😀
Trudy Myrland says
I have 3 Yorkies: The oldest is Jenny Sue, she is 23 years old, Her Daughter is Misty Morning, because she was born on a very Misty Morning and was our Miracle Baby. Mommy almost died giving birth, and we fed her with a eye dropper for 2 weeks, then a baby bottle. Our 3rd on is Misty’s 1st born.. She is named Lilbit Lilly.. We just call her Lilly.. We sing: Lilly of the Valley, HO HO HO.. Little Giant, and receive a hundred kisses within seconds.. She is now 4 months old and weighs 2.5 pounds.. just a little cutie pie.
Is Jenne sue 23 years old?
Not saying says
I think a cute name for a yorki would be Paige (girl)
I am getting a New Yorkie baby! His name will be cognac!
Hi my yorkie just pasted but he left behind a gift his mate had his very last litter of pups I like the name legacy can I get everyone opinion on this name for a male please?
Callie Phifer says
Legend for a boy Legacy for girl 🙂
Journey and legacy
I have a Yorkie cross named Baxter
the pictures are so cute and so are the names.
Ann Smith says
I have a mini male yorkie named Tobias
Paulette Rangel says
I love that. How cute!
My Yorkie is Gypsi which fits her to a tee because she love to go.
I’m getting one for Christmas bc my mimi breeds them he will only be a few weeks old I think I wanna name him POPCORN ??
What colors is he
Shirley Blade says
What color is he
I just got one but still trying to figure out but we think we will call her fancy she is a Yorki that is only 2 weeks old
I have a little female yorkie called Bean.
My Bever Yorkie name is Pebbels.
I think the spelling is Pebbles
I think She can do what she wants, Cheri.
I have yorkie named raven
We named our little girl Maybelline and it fits her to a tee!
I have 2 Yorkies..
Abbie & Luka
My Yorkies names is Toris & Mira
My yorkies na is Shi-Raz
Patrick Luvuno says
My male Yorkies name is “BELSKI” and I am getting the female one she is going to be “BRISK or CHICHI”
Awe, I have a lab named Chichi, very cute name.
My female Yorie name is Zuzi 🙂
My female Yorkie name is Zuzi 🙂
My teacup Yorkie is Binky, he is such a cutie!
I have Leona, Hank, Hendrix, Meelah, and two unnamed puppies. Lol.
I think Hagrid was very unique becuse I myself
A Harry Potter fan and I really love the name I’m gonna use it for my new male yorkie
Hi I have a poodle named Heromine, she was my favorite character in Harry Potter?
I am going to get a Yorkie the name is Almasa
My lil baby girl is named Fawn Gracie. She is my ?!?
My girl Yorkie was named ZOLA, new Yorkie girl name is WILMA and my boys were CHESTER and OLVIVER
My female Yorkie’s name is Harley LeaAnn she the light of my life ❤️
Melissa Lyons says
I have a chocolate tiny yorkie names harley
I have a female named Millie. I love her name and it’s unique.
My mom won’t let me name our yorkie pup Millie… I wish..
ROBERT K FLORES says
My Rat-Cha names “Happiness “
Pamela Torres says
My female Yorkie is Princess
Chloe ?=❤️ says
Dogs are love of my life
I have a Ellie and a Stewie and Ellie just had 5 puppies and i am looking for some names for them! There are 3 girls 2 boys Name suggestions! I want something you dont hear everyday! 🙂
How about journey it’s a girl and boy name
Please submit Astrid to your 200 names
My sister is giving us a Yorkie for this Christmas. I’ll meet her for the first time today. I’ll name her Tinkerbelle. And we can call her either Tinker or Bella. We used to have 2 Yorkies. The male was Dinky, and the female was Noodles😀
If she’s naughty, dirty etc etc you could call her STINKERBELLEot STINKS 😷!!!
My Yorkie’s name is Astrid she loves fetch and one ear is nomily up and the other down she is so special to me
My female yorkie is “Mary Jane”.
Hi Jane is a vary cute name I had a Jane but when she was born she had a heart mrmr so she died
Aww so sad
Tracy Wise says
Awe, that way too sad!!
I am getting my mini yorkie on Friday and I am so worried that something will be wrong
I think I am going to name him Sparky