Runt Dog Names

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Introduction

Maybe you recently rescued, adopted, or purchased the runt of a litter. They’re so absolutely adorable and wonderfully needy. They love to cuddle, and their sweet whimpers remind you of just how tiny they are. Runts can be so appreciative. It’s almost as if they understand they are unique and require help sometimes. They look to you for guidance and confidence. Further, they remind us that even when others underestimate us or try to cast us out, we still matter and can deliver joy to those around us. So, cheers for your itty-bitty fur baby. They deserve a name that communicates all the delight and wonder they bring into your life.

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Runt Dog Name Considerations

Choosing a runt's name comes with a responsibility. It almost seems like nature itself is somewhat against this little, tender creature, so you’ve got to find the title that expresses how much they’re loved and cherished. Spend some time chatting with your friends and family about small things in general. Consider how powerful tiny objects can be. Just because something is microscopic even, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a very significant purpose. You might land a name simply by discussing this topic. For example, without reading the list below, you might mention “Atom,” “Button,” and “Penny.”

Some people enjoy being ironic, so here’s your chance if that's you. You’ve got a runt on your hands, so what better way to draw a laugh than by naming them “Hercules,” “Maximus,” or “Rocky?” On the other hand, you may prefer something as dainty as they are like “Cheerio,” “Teacup,” or “Pixie.” If you’re outdoorsy and your little baby loves the outdoors, too, try “Dandelion,” “Tadpole,” “Boots,” or “Sandy.” We hope the following name guide gets your little wheels a' turning. Try a few of these names on. Even though your doggo is a bitty boo, one of these monikers is sure to fit!

Male Runt Dog Names

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Squirt
For one who is seemingly insignificant
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Babe
A nickname for “Baby”
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Little
Like the famous Stuart Little
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Tootles
Like the littlest lost boy from Peter Pan
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Tyson
A strong moniker for your trooper
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Roman
A warrior name for your little fighter
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Apollo
The title of a god; an ironic, large and looming name
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Zeus
The title of the god of gods
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Hercules
The title of a god; a large and strong name
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Joey
Like the infant kangaroo
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Maximus
An ironic, gigantic title
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Tiny
Appropriate for the size of your pup
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Rocky
Because your little guy is a fighter
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Peanut
Perfect for a tiny, brown fur child
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Moose
Another ironic title, as a moose is quite large
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Wilbur
After the famous runt who became “Some Pig!”
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Bullet
He’s small but possesses a powerful personality
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Puck
Tiny and magical like Puck the fairy
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Bambi
Short for bambino (child)
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Boots
He’s so small, he can fit in your boots
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Alvin
Teeny like a chipmunk
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Biscuit
A small, wonderful treat like your pup
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Kernel
Small piece of corn; a play on “Colonel”
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Cubby
Little like a newborn cub
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Pez
Like the small candies
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Fievel
For An American Tale: Fievel Goes West
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Atom
Super tiny; a play on “Adam”
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Tadpole
A cute, outdoorsy name for your little baby dog
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Morsel
He’s a delectable little morsel of love
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Cheerio
Because he’s small, cute, and “cheery” like a Cheerio

Female Runt Dog Names

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Mini
For your miniature baby
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Darla
From the Little Rascals
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Teeny
Reflective of her small stature
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Clove
The size of a garlic clove is pretty little
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Penny
Small as the copper coin
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Sandy
Tiny as grains of sand
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Raisin
A small, chewy food; great for a dog with a dark coat
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Confetti
Those tiny wonders that mean celebration and party
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Button
Cute as a button and small as one, too
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Nano
One billionth of adorable
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Ruby
A small, beautiful jewel
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Ann
The runt’s name in Where the Red Fern Grows
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Dottie
Short for an itty-bitty dot
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Bitsy
For your cute little bit
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Dandelion
That tiny golden flower that signifies spring
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Pearl
A small natural treasure
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Tink
Short for Tinkerbell
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Locket
A small jewel that holds your heart
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Brenna
Meaning “little tears” and “raven-haired”
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Carlotta
Pretty and petite
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Demi
For her half-size
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Pebbles
Tiny rocks
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Teacup
A dainty, small cup; your fur baby could probably fit in it
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Tulla
Meaning “a little hill”
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Dumpling
Dumplings are small and chunky, filled with goodness
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Tippy
The tips of things are usually tiny
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Nickole
A play on “nickel,” a small silver coin
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Chicky
Make a nod to those adorable baby chickens
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Robin
A common songbird
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Pixie
A small, fantastic sprite or fairy

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