Yorkshire Terrier Dog Names

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Introduction

The Yorkshire Terrier, or "Yorkie," is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States today. Generally a very small dog, the Yorkie has been a companion to children, older seniors living alone, and young singles just starting out in life. Most who own a Yorkie treasure the tiny pooch. Certainly, the Yorkie is entertaining, affectionate, cuddly, and adventurous. Although he is tiny, he is generally fearless. He has the lively spirit of a terrier, but he also enjoys time spent on the couch with his family. He often forgets just how small he is; he is a wonderful watch dog even though he is never intimidating to a would-be intruder. Naming your Yorkie will most often be centered on his lovely charm!

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Yorkshire Terrier Dog Names in Pop Culture

Yorkshire Terrier Dog Name Considerations

The Yorkie is often as individual as his owner. Some experts believe the Yorkie's behavior is partially the responsibility of the owner; others believe that a Yorkshire Terrier has a personality all his own. Still others will choose a name for their Yorkshire Terrier that is really a reflection of the owner. The Yorkshire Terrier is generally affectionate. He loves to spend time with his family. He enjoys cuddling, and many owners take pride in dressing their pooches in cute clothing and with bows in their hair. This type of Yorkie you might expect to have a name worthy of a diva, such as Alexis, Armani, or Bentley. A Yorkie is also often quite fearless, a characteristic of many terriers. A courageous pup might carry an ironic name such as Thor, Zeus, or Bear. This name is not noting his diminutive size, but the huge heart of the Yorkie. Speaking of his small size, the Yorkie may be saddled with names such as Tiny, Tater Tot, or Squirt as a nod to his size. Keep in mind that there are also Toy Yorkshire Terriers - those weighing less than five pounds. A name like Cricket or Ladybug might fit the toy-sized variation of the Yorkie.

Male Yorkshire Terrier Dog Names

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Bandit
This name depicting an outlaw is perfect for the Yorkie that steals his owner's heart
6
Ben
Huddersfield Ben is considered the ancestor of the Yorkie breed
6
Clayton
This "fancy" name means "a place with good clay"
5
Spencer
This name means "shopkeeper"; the Yorkie is certain to mind your business at all times
5
Atom
One of the smallest particles of matter, refers to the small size of the Yorkie
4
London
Britney Spears has a Yorkie named London
4
Calvin Klein
As in the clothing manufacturer
4
Garnet
Could refer to the reddish coat of the Yorkie (the garnet stone is red)
3
Connor
Meaning "lover of hounds", this is a great name for a dog lover's dog
3
Aric
This name means a noble leader of men
3
Asher
A character from the novel (and film of the same name) The Giver
3
Caddy
A variation of Cadillac, the luxury car
2
Velcro
Name the Yorkie who won't leave your side "Velcro"
2
Casanova
This name refers to the Italian lover of legend
2
Hayden
This name is highly popular; its literal meaning is "hay hill"
1
Booker
This could be a family name; it literally means a type of tree
1
Liam
Perfect for the independent Yorkie, this name means "strong-willed"
1
Buzz
May refer to Buzz Lightyear, the astronaut of Disney's Toy Story
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Paisley
An all-around great name for a small dog
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Niles
Frasier Crane's brother from the television series
0
Dynamite
May refer to the explosive personality of the Yorkie
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Charlie
Natalie Portman's Yorkie is named Charlie
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Harry
As in Prince Harry, Princess Diana's second son
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Chip
A variation of Charlie, which means "free man"
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Dandy
Many Yorkie owners view their pup as a "dandy" dog
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Baxter
The literal meaning is "baker of bread", but this cute name is unique as well
-2
Jasper
Can refer to the character from the Twilight series
-3
Bailey
This name means "a law officer," many owners like this popular name
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Button
A nod to the small size of the Yorkie, also related to "cute as a button"
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Hershey
Might refer to a Yorkie owner's love of chocolate

Female Yorkshire Terrier Dog Names

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Toto
The infamous little dog of the Wizard of Oz
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Zoey
Meaning "life', Zoey is sure to be the life of your household
5
Mae Mae
A variation of Mary, this name literally means "bitter", however, this is a great name for a dainty Yorkie
5
Maibel
Comedian Jay Mohr's Yorkshire Terrier
5
Mignon
This name means "little cutie", a Yorkie of this name was featured on Green Acres
5
Doogie
Whitney Houston's dog was featured in the reality show Being Bobby Brown
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Lola
Meaning "princess of all things", Lola is the ruler of the household
4
Pasha
First Daughter Patricia Nixon's Yorkshire Terrier
4
Tiger
Ivanka Trump's Yorkshire Terrier
4
Perdita
The "mom" of the Disney movie 101 Dalmatians, this exotic name just adds a flare of uniqueness
3
Puppy Goo-Goo
On The Simpsons, Milhouse's dog is named Puppy Goo-Goo
3
Thumbelina
This tiny Yorkie held the Guiness record for smallest living dog until she died in 1995
2
Abigail
Could also be Abi; this name is Biblical in origin; it means "woman of understanding"
2
Sophie
A variation of Sophia, a name of elegance
2
Precious
This popular name shows just how much you value your pup
2
Daisy
Carmen Electra's Yorkie
1
Harper
Literally, Harper was an occupational name; its cuteness exemplifies the Yorkie
1
Gidget
Cartoon character "The Secret Life of Pets", also great for a small dog
1
Cinderella
Paris Hilton's current Yorkshire Terrier
0
Izzy
A variation of Isabella, a name meaning "beautiful island"
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Emma
May refer to romantic author Emma Bronte
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Layla
An epic Eric Clapton song
-1
Pearl
A treasured item; a single person with a Yorkie companion might view them as a treasure
-2
Bit Bit
Britney Spear's second Yorkie
-2
Paris
Paris Hilton has owned several Yorkies
-2
Sylvia
This is the name of the smallest Yorkie in recorded history
-3
Rose Willow
Two unique plants married in one name
-3
Fifi
A seemingly traditional name for precocious pups like a Yorkie
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Hilary
Actress Hilary Duff owns a Yorkie
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Pickles
A Yorkie featured in the film Daltry Calhoun

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