Have some fun when naming your pint-size dog. Here are 52 options.

By Doug Jimerson

Tiny dog breeds are popular because they fit the needs of so many pet-lovers. Here are some of the reasons small dogs are the pet of choice for many people:

  • Compact size: Their mini stature makes them perfect for apartments and condos with small square footage.
  • Transportable: Small dogs are easy to transport and travel with because they take up such little space. Their crates are small and fit easily in car backseats.
  • Light eaters: Small dogs have small appetites which means they aren't chowhounds when it comes to food and treats.
  • Sweet dispositions: Most small dogs are toy breeds which were bred to be amiable companion animals. Discover some of the most popular small dog breeds.

Small dogs make ideal companions for all ages of people. Here are 52 fun names for tiny pets.

Boy Dog Names

  • Bolt
  • Shorty
  • Mite
  • Gnome
  • Squirt
  • Bonsai
  • Pippin
  • Hobbit
  • Pequeno
  • Little
  • Dwarf
  • Bullet
  • Wedge
  • Dink
  • Runt
  • Peewee
  • Pint
  • Inch
  • Bantam
  • Button

Girl Dog Names

  • Petite
  • Mini
  • Teeny
  • Tiny
  • Pixie
  • Elf
  • Shrimp
  • Krill
  • Munchkin
  • Cupcake
  • Demi
  • Baby
  • Teensy
  • Wee
  • Bitty
  • Midget
  • Midge
  • Bit
  • Smidge
  • Morsel

Big Names for Small Dogs

If you feel like naming your small dog a small-dog name will hurt its gentle psyche, give him an ironic big-dog name such as:

  • Mr. T
  • Killer
  • Hulk
  • Kong
  • Butch
  • Yeti
  • Mammoth
  • T-Rex
  • Big
  • Giant
  • Monster
  • Hercules

Comments (1)

May 19, 2018
I had a yorkie whose parents were 3 and 5 pounds. I named him Hercules - maybe that's why he grew to be 12 pounds!?!