Small Dog Names

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Introduction

Small dogs are among the most favorite companions of dog owners and their families because they are usually very affectionate and social members of the family and always want your love and attention.  Many times, owners wish to capture the essence of just a pint-sized pup in one perfect name.  There are many options for naming your small dog that are either cute or size descriptive, though some owners may go with the ironic name to demonstrate the fun-loving nature of these dogs.  Whatever name you chose for your small dog, be sure to consider his or her breed, size, and color to pick a most befitting name.

Small Dog Names in Pop Culture

Small Dog Name Considerations

It goes without saying that most dogs whose names mean small will be small dogs themselves.  However, some owners may want to give their dog a small meaning name to be ironic.  For example, naming your Great Dane Tiny is funny because this dog is the farthest thing from tiny.  However, if you have a small dog, you may want to make some considerations.

Scruffy looking small dogs, like rough coated Terriers are well-suited to names like Buster or Scrappy while more manicured and sleeker looking dogs like the Pomeranian or the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can enjoy sweeter names like Button or Bitty.  Names for small dogs are often cute.  You should consider your dog's potential cuteness factor when selecting one of these names.  Dogs with large soft eyes capable of melting anyone's heart have the advantage over the not-so-adorable breeds, like the French Bulldog.  However, the French Bulldog has often been called so ugly that it's cute.  Just like with using a big word to describe a small dog. 

Male Small Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Bruiser
An ironic small dog name given that indicates bravery at all costs
7
Salt
A white crystallized mineral used for flavor and a perfect companion for your small dog named Pepper
7
Piqueno
Spanish for small
7
Bingo
B-I-N-G-O was definitely a small dog
6
Half Pint
Not a full pint and often describing a short person or animal
6
Nip
A small quantity of whiskey or brandy
6
Rex
Latin for king
5
Skippy
A small sounding dog name
5
Morsel
A small tasty bite of food
4
Scrappy
Reference to Scooby Doo's little nephew
4
Tank
A name given to an indestructible thing, like an English Bulldog
4
Butch
You don't have to be large to have masculine qualities
3
Toto
Probably the most well-known small dog in cinematic history
3
Shorty
A nickname for a short person or dog
3
Goliath
Often associated as a large and powerful person, this is another ironic small dog name
2
Tiny
A small adjective
2
Pip
Short for Pipsqueak, no pun intended
1
Peewee
Variation of armature children's sports like Peewee football
1
Hercules
A demi god of ancient Greece
1
Tiberus
A former Roman Emperor
0
Tad
A small amount of something
0
Munchkin
The yummy Dunkin' Donut holes
-1
Nugget
A small lump of gold and absolutely precious
-1
Hobbit
A small furry-footed character by J.R.R. Tolkien
-1
Cujo
Reference to Steven King's vicious dog and another ironic small dog name
-1
Mack
Reference to the large Mack trucks and perfectly ironic for a small male dog
-1
Snoopy
A small Beagle always known as Joe Cool
-2
Peanut
A small nut
-2
Chip
A smaller piece of the chocolate bar
-3
Taco
A small Mexican food item wrapped in a corn or flour tortilla

Female Small Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Pixel
A small area of illumination
6
Sweet Pea
A variety of climbing pea plant
5
Tink
A reference to Tinkerbell
5
Thumbelina
Han Christian Anderson's tiny flower fairy
4
Bitty
An informal word meaning small
4
Button
A small disk sewn onto a garment for utility and decoration
4
Chicklet
A small piece of square-shaped gum
4
Poppy
A small seed that might make you fall alseep
4
Cookie
A small and flat baked good best made with chocolate chips
4
Boo
A nickname given to small, cutie-pies
3
Daisy
A small and simple white flower
3
Pepper
A black spice that goes great with Salt
3
Sugar
A tiny granular food and pet name for someone sweet
2
Cupcake
A small cake baked in a cup tin and iced
2
Pixie
Another name for a fairy
2
Midge
A small two winged fly
1
Baby
Reference to an infant or young animal and a pet name
1
Kiki
Kiki just sounds small
1
Pinkie
A tiny finger or toe
1
Jellybean
Small bean-shaped candies popular in the spring
0
Fluffy
A perfect name for a small, fluffy looking pooch
0
Shirley
Reference to child actress, Shirley Temple
0
Bella
Another small sounding name
-1
Tiny
A very small adjective
-1
Minnie
Reference to Minnie Mouse or a stylized variation of miniature
-1
Pebbles
Small round rocks
-2
Bit Bit
A bit is a small quantity of something
-2
Pearl
A hard glistening object cultivated in an oyster
-3
Petunia
A nightshade flower native to the Americas

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