Chihuahua Dog Names

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Introduction

The Chihuahua is said to be the smallest dog in the world, but don’t be fooled, because what they lack in size, they certainly make up for in personality.  This popular breed is extremely versatile and very, very loyal.  The Chihuahua breed originated in Mexico and sources suggest that this dates back to 100 AD.  They are spunky, intelligent companions that will be carried in your arms or walk beside you which makes them a desirable pet.  They are very cute with pointed ears high on their head.  They often love to be a pampered pooch and will even jump in your purse for a ride!    

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Chihuahua Dog Name Considerations

Choosing a name for your Chi can be daunting.  The Chihuahua is such a small and cute dog, with a dinosaur-sized personality and getting this right is a big responsibility.  Luckily, inspiration is all around us and there is a huge choice of perfect Chihuahua names, but this doesn’t necessarily make your choice any easier.  Before you begin, you might want to think about the style you want to adopt. 

For instance, cute Chihuahua names might be Sparkle, Lovebug, Minnie, or Peanut.  Maybe you decide that your pooch needs a name to suit its attitude, like Brutus Maximus, Krusher, or Kong.  Maybe you feel inspired by celebrity Chihuahua owners and want to choose a more original name, like Britney Spears who has Bit Bit and Lucky, Sharon Osbourne who has Martin, or Alyssa Milano and her Chihuahua, Gibson.  Of course, you may be inspired by the Chihuahuas in the movies like Bruiser, Chloe, Papi, or Bella. 

 The Chihuahua come in a range of colors, so you may choose a name like Coco if your dog is brown in color, or something like Caramel, Fudge, Biscuit or Vanilla for the Chihuahua with a cream or golden coat.

Male Chihuahua Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Coco
Color inspired name ideal for your little Chi
6
Papi
The lovable Chi from Beverly Hills Chihuahua
6
Biscuit
If your dog is sweet and scrummy; biscuit can also be a color
6
Storm
Wild weather conditions; the energetic Chi will suit this name
4
Bruno
Originally a German name but perfect for a dog with a big personality
4
Zorro
A fictional superhero and Spanish word for fox
3
Chico
The Spanish name for boy
2
Bama
Inspired by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's Chi
1
Martin
An original name inspired by Sharon Osbourne's pet Chi
1
Gibson
Inspired by Alyssa Milano's pet Chihuahua
1
Tucker
Originally a surname but now a popular first name for a boy
0
Bruiser
Inspired by Bruiser from the movie Legally Blonde
0
Toffee
Color inspired name ideal for the sweet and tough Chi
-1
Lucky
The name of a Chihuahua owned by Britney Spears
-1
Peanut
An ideal pet name for your tiny pooch
-1
Gunnar
From Nordic origin meaning soldier and ideal for the brave and bold Chi
-1
Chase
For the energetic fun-loving dog who likes to play
-2
Loki
Name inspired by Mickey O'Rourke's pet chihuahua
-2
Little Bear
Ideal name for the mini pooch with a bear-like personality
-3
Harry
TV star Lisa Gastineau has a pet Chihuahua named Harry
-3
Gizmo
Inspired by the film Gremlins; Gizmo is the cute good gremlin
-3
Dynamite
A small explosive; ideal name for your spunky Chi
-3
Thrasher
Thrash can mean to win so this is an ideal name for the competitive pooch
-4
Tyke
Inspired by Brian Littrell's pet Chi Lil' Tyk Thomas
-4
Wagner
Of German origin derived from the words wagon maker
-4
Duke
Usually a royal male; for the Chi that likes to be treated as royalty
-5
Choo-choo
Inspired by the name of Marylin Monroe's pet Chi
-5
Siesta
The Spanish word for nap; Also the name of Jennifer Love Hewitt's pet Chi
-5
Brutus
A strong roman gladiator name
-5
Maximus
Maximus can be shortened to Max

Female Chihuahua Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
9
Misty
Rosie O'Donnell named her beloved pet Chihuahua Misty
8
Daisy
Derived from day's eye as it opens its petals at day break
5
Buttercup
Bright and pretty flower just like your Chi
5
Cupcakes
For the sweet teacup Chihuahua
5
Coffee
A color inspired name that also suits the energetic Chi
5
Trinket
A trinket is a small ornament; good things come in small packages
4
Nena
A name inspired by American Idol star Katharine McPhee
3
Caramel
Color inspired name and when your Chi is just too yummy
2
Tulip
The name of Paula Abdul's Chihuahua; also a small neat flower
2
Honeybee
For the Chihuahua that is sweet and likes to keep busy
2
Hazelnut
A tiny brown nut; perfect for your tiny brown pooch
2
Crystal
Deriving from a transparent quartz gem stone
2
Paris
Inspired by the beautiful capital city of France
1
Bella
The main character from Chihuahua: The Movie
1
Angel
Ideal name for your angelic baby
1
Twinkle
The name twinkle means to shine
0
Chiquita
Means little girl in Spanish; A popular choice of name chosen by celebrities
-1
Vida
The name of actress Demi Moore's Chihuahua
-1
Chloe
The name of the pampered pooch from Beverly Hills Chihuahua
-2
Diamond
Inspired by Paris Hilton's Diamond Baby
-2
CeCe
A mini name to suit a pampered pooch
-2
Xena
Because your Chi is a Warrior Princess
-2
Vanilla
A color inspired name and a sweet flavoring used in custard or ice cream
-2
Gabbi
Derived from the French name Gabrielle, for a pup with tons of spark
-3
Rosita
Inspired by Madonna; deriving from the flower rose
-3
Tinkerbell
A perfect Chihuahua name inspired by Paris Hilton
-3
Kitty
A cute name; sometimes used to describe a kitten
-4
Evita
Inspired by Madonna; One of three Chihuahuas owned by the star
-5
Karen
An original name and the name of Christina Ricci's Chihuahua
-6
Thumbelina
A cute name for your mini pet; Inspired by Paula Abdul's Chihuahua

Community Dogs with Chihuahua Names

Missy's name story for Chihuahua Dog Names
Missy
Female
Chihuahua
Batesville, MS
Personality
Princess
Playful
Sweet
Spoiled

The breader named her and we liked it!

Cuco's name story for Chihuahua Dog Names
Cuco
Male
Chihuahua
Rossville, TN
Personality
Cooperative
Playful
Fun-loving

One of my favorite singers at the time was called “Cuco” and it somehow fit him. It’s mostly a nickname for people but it sorta felt like it fit him.

Baby's name story for Chihuahua Dog Names
Baby
Female
Chihuahua
Renfrew, PA
Personality
Quiet
Sweet
Cute
Jealous
Centre of attention

The place we adopted her from didn't have a name for her but they were calling her 'Baby' because she was the smallest in her litter and the name stuck.

Rose's name story for Chihuahua Dog Names
Rose
Female
Chihuahua
Philadelphia, PA
Personality
Caring
Lazy

We got her from a friend who couldn’t keep her, so we don’t know how she was named!

Rose's name story for Chihuahua Dog Names
Rose
Female
Chihuahua
Philadelphia, PA
Personality
Caring
Lazy

We got her from a friend who couldn’t keep her, so we don’t know how she was named!

Abbi's name story for Chihuahua Dog Names
Abbi
Female
Chihuahua
Snohomish, WA
Personality
Alert
Playful
Spunky
Curious
Cuddle bug

She came to me as Josie, but wanting to name her myself, I started with Gabi (one that talks A lot) because she's quiet. During 1st nite I woke with name Abigail Grace stuck in my head. Now she is my 💕 ABBI 💕

Abbi's name story for Chihuahua Dog Names
Abbi
Female
Chihuahua
Snohomish, WA
Personality
Alert
Playful
Spunky
Curious
Cuddle bug

She came to me as Josie, but wanting to name her myself, I started with Gabi (one that talks A lot) because she's quiet. During 1st nite I woke with name Abigail Grace stuck in my head. Now she is my 💕 ABBI 💕

Mocha's name story for Chihuahua Dog Names
Mocha
Female
Chihuahua
Sioux City, IA
Personality
Loves to snuggle
Energetic
Trainable
lovey

She was such a bundle of energy and I like coffee so I named her mocha

Roxy
Female
Boxer Shepherd
Independence, KY
Personality
Fun-loving
Funny
Happy

We did not name her her first owner Sam did

Papi's name story for Chihuahua Dog Names
Papi
Male
Chihuahua
Grandview, WA

He was named after my friend dog