If you love the Maltese breed, you certainly aren’t alone. Choosing the perfect name for your four-legged friend is really important because you want to show this little pooch just how special he is. By looking at what names are popular or suit this particular breed and by considering temperament, size or color, this guide has been created to inspire you. The Maltese is a popular breed amongst celebrities, and we can also feel inspired by celebrities when choosing names for our quirky little companion. This pooch will certainly be a perfect addition to your loving family!
Maltese Dog Names in Pop Culture
The Maltese breed is a popular breed of dog, in fact the American Kennel Club states that this is the 33rd most popular breed. Maltese are small, white and beautiful with a temperament to match. The breed’s name is reflective of its place of origin, as the Maltese breed originates from Malta and this breed is said to date back to ancient times. Sources suggest that historically, royalty such as Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Victoria and Josephine Bonaparte have also been noted to have owned a Maltese. There are also many celebrity owners of the Maltese breed and this includes singer Jon Bon Jovi, as well as actresses Mia Farrow, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Halle Berry and Heather Locklear. Disney’s High School Musical Musical’s star, Ashley Tisdale owns a Maltese named Blondie.
The name Chloe is generally a popular name for a female dog and in 2015, it was voted as one of the top 100 names for a girl dog by the American Kennel Club. This is a particularly popular choice of name for a girl Maltese and it’s certainly a cute name, especially amongst small, beautiful breeds. This also seems to be a popular choice amongst celebrities. Ex World Wrestling Entertainment star Torrie Wilson and actress Lindsay Lohan both own a Maltese named Chloe.
The Maltese breed tends to make an excellent family pet because of their temperament. The American Kennel Club label this toy breed as being playful, gentle, charming and affectionate. Torrie Wilson has previously stated that her dogs (a Maltese and a Chihuahua) are her babies and this is understandable based on the adorableness of the Maltese breed. Eva Longoria’s Maltese, Jinxie, famously walked down the aisle with her when she married Tony Parker.
As well as being famous for having a celebrity owner, the Maltese breed is famous in its own right, as it has also made occasional movie appearances too. A Maltese appears briefly in the 1974 movie, Benji. The main character, Benji, who is a dog, befriends a Maltese named Tiffany. In 2011, an animated movie called Cinnamon was available on DVD and here, a Maltese played a key role in the movie in bringing a husband and wife back together. In 2015, there was a short film created, titled Skipper the Maltese. If you have recently bought or acquired a Maltese, it’s certainly important to decide on a fitting and deserving name for this magnificent breed!
Maltese Dog Name Considerations
There are a few considerations that we might want to bear in mind when choosing a name for our Maltese. A Maltese is white in color and often color can inspire us when deciding on a name that suits our pet. The color white is quite symbolic as it often reflects being clean or pure. It can motivate us to choose names like Snowy, Blizzard, Frosty or Diamond. A Maltese is a small breed and this can again inspire us to choose names like Minnie, Teeny, or Peanut. Maybe your Maltese is small, yet bursting with personality which means you might want a name to reflect this, like Titan. The coat of a Maltese breed can influence our choice with names like Fluffy. A Maltese is a pristine and beautiful breed so why not play around with names and try doubling them up. You could have Princess Daisy for instance, or Major Ice. Write down some of your favorite names from the list below and experiment, but remember you will need to shout out the name in public from time to time. Maltese are known to be sprightly and fun-loving so you could also choose names to suit this temperament like Tinker, Dancer, or Sprite. It’s so important to choose the right name so why not have a family or friend vote?