Little dog names: 170 Ideas for naming male, female Puppy

Are you looking for unique, cute little dog names? Here is the list of best small names for male, female dogs.

Little dogs bring so much joy and love to a home. They are easy to hug, move and are easy to carry elsewhere.

Although they are tiny in size. Small dogs can have large personalities. If you are welcoming a small dog into your life, choosing the right name is an important step.

That’s why we have been thinking a lot about this list of the best names for these little dogs. There are many varieties to suit any dog, from the cute babe to the ferocious Xena.

Our large list of little dog names includes a lot of inspiration, from silly, sweet and cute to humor and sarcasm.

Top 10 little dog names

  • Babe – It means “Baby”.
  • Coco – It means “Chocolate Bean”.
  • Daisy – It means “A flower”.
  • Fifi – It means “Jehovah increases”.
  • Toby – It means “God is good”.
  • Tucker – It means “To torment”.
  • Xena – It means “Warrior Princess”.
  • Bear – It means “Strong, brave bear”.
  • Bella – It means “Beautiful”.
  • Lucy – It means “Light”.
Small breed Pugs dog
Small breed Pugs dog

Little dog names male

Try and stick to short names with hard consonants, names like Ace are quite popular and are easily understood by male dogs.

  • Ace – Meaning: “one, unity”.
  • Alf – Meaning: “elf”.
  • Apollo – Meaning: “to destroy”.
  • Bailey – Meaning: “Bailiff, Steward”.
  • Bandit – Meaning: “Thief”.
  • Baxter – Meaning: “baker”.
  • Beau – Meaning: “Beautiful”.
  • Ben – Meaning: “son of”.
  • Benji – Meaning: “son of the right hand or son of the south”.
  • Blake – Meaning: “baker”.
  • Brock – Meaning: “badger”.
  • Buddy – Meaning: “Friend”.
  • Button – Meaning: “a garment fastener”.
  • Cal – Meaning: “devotion”.
  • Charlie – Meaning: “free man”.
  • Cooper – Meaning: “barrel maker”.
  • Duke – Meaning: “the leader”.
  • Max – Meaning: “the greatest”
  • Milo – Meaning: “soldier or merciful”..
  • Pip – Meaning: “lover of horses”.
  • Rocky – Meaning: “Cold water”.
  • Bob – Meaning: “Famed, bright; shining”.
  • Bud – Meaning: “Messenger”.
  • Bantam – Meaning: “small”.
  • Corky – Meaning: “cork-like”.
  • Hobbit – Meaning: “small”.
  • Opie – Meaning: “the bear”.
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Little dog names female

Here are our favorite little female dog names, which are brief in length and fast to say:

  • Athena – The meaning of the name Athena is: Goddess Of Wisdom & War.
  • Beatrice – The meaning of the name Beatrice is: bringer of joy, blessings.
  • Belle – The meaning of the name Belle is: beautiful, bell.
  • Blossom – The meaning of the name Blossom is: Flower.
  • Chicklet – The meaning of the name Chicklet is: young bird Chiclet.
  • Clementine – The meaning of the name Clementine is: mild, merciful.
  • Cookie – The meaning of the name Cookie is: Sweet Biscuit.
  • Cupcake – The meaning of the name Cupcake is: Little sweet cake.
  • Dot – The meaning of the name Dot is: Gift Of God.
  • Gypsy – The meaning of the name Gypsy is: wanderer.
  • Juno – The meaning of the name Juno is: queen of heaven.
  • Lily – The meaning of the name Lily is: Son Of Jack.
  • Lola – The meaning of the name Lola is: sorrows, free, proficient, army.
  • Luna – The meaning of the name Luna is: wood carver, sculptor.
  • Mae – The meaning of the name Mae is: goddess of springtime, warmth, increase, midwife.
  • Misha – The meaning of the name Misha is: who resembles God.
  • Molly – The meaning of the name Molly is: sea of bitterness, rebelliousness.
  • Neon – The meaning of the name Neon is: New.
  • Nisha – The meaning of the name Nisha is: night.
  • Pixie – The meaning of the name Pixie is: fairy.
  • Sadie – The meaning of the name Sadie is: Lion.
  • Skye – The meaning of the name Skye is: cloud.
  • Zoe – The meaning of the name Zoe is: thunder, god of thunder.
Small breed Toy Poodles

Cute little dog names

There are many lovely names for little ones. Why not recognize their small stature and give them a funny name that matches their tiny size?

  • Angel – Angel..
  • Apple – The Apple Fruit.
  • Archie – Agenuine, brave.
  • Baby – Golden.
  • Bambino – Little child or baby.
  • Bean – Farmer.
  • Betsy – Either oath of God.
  • Biscuit – Twice-cooked.
  • Bonbon – Good.
  • Boo – Beautiful.
  • Bubbles – Bubbly, Happy.
  • Buzz – Village In The Woods.
  • Candy -Bright, glowing white.
  • Chico – Small.
  • Cricket – Loud Insect Of The Night.
  • Dash – To run quickly.
  • Gatsby – From Gaddesby.
  • Hercules – The divine hero from Greek mythology.
  • Dobby – Clever .
  • Elsie – Pledged to God.
  • Fiona – Fair, pure.
  • Gimli – Fire.
  • Babbu – Diligent and persevering.
  • Bizzy – Pledged to God.
Small breed Pomeranian

Coolest little dog names

Whether you are looking for popular coolest dog names, or want to give it a unique twist, there are lots of awesome options.

  • Aria – It means “air” and the melody “Aria” in Italian.
  • Bambi – It means “Child”.
  • Hazel – It means “hazel”.
  • Ione – It means “violet”.
  • Nacho – It means “fiery one, fire, light, glow, radiance, rays of the sun”.
  • Peanut – It means “Ground Nut Legume”.
  • PeeWee – It means “Small”.
  • Squirt – It means “Young kid”.
  • Tiny – It means “follower of Christ”.
  • Zelda – It means “blessed”, “happy”.
  • Micro – It means “very small”.
  • Pippin – It means “a seed”.
  • Titch – It means “Come on”.
  • Blaire – It means “Field of battle”.
  • Vera – It means “Truth” or “Faith”.
  • Little – It means “little”.
  • Bitty – It means “Power of god”.
Small breed Shih Tzu dog

Unique little dog names

Here are some ideas for ‘cool’ unique little dog names for male, female dogs.

  • Ajay – Meaning: “Undefeated and is golden as the sun”.
  • Alba – Meaning: “white, sunrise, dawn”.
  • Amadio – Meaning: “Loves God”.
  • Autumn – Meaning: “fall” or “autumn”.
  • Barker – Meaning: “shepherd”.
  • Barkley – Meaning: “Birch valley, birch tree meadow”.
  • Billy – Meaning: “resolute protector”.
  • Blaze – Meaning: “fire”.
  • Boomer – Meaning: “gatekeeper”.
  • Boots – Meaning: “boatman”.
  • Braden – Meaning: “broad valley” or “broad hillside”.
  • Chaos – Meaning: “emptiness, vast void, chasm, abyss”.
  • Cotton – Meaning: “Woody hill, cottage hill”.
  • Echo – Meaning: “reflected sound”.
  • Forest – Meaning: “woodsman or woods”.
  • Neo – Meaning: “new or gift”.
  • Ocean – Meaning: “sea, ocean”.
  • Orion – Meaning: “Rising in the sky, dawning”.
  • Sabre – Meaning: “sword”.
  • Castle – Meaning: “fortified place”.
  • Honor – Meaning: “Dignity, Reputation”.
  • Cinnamon – Meaning:”The Spice”.
  • Corn – Meaning: “grain”.
  • Foxy – Meaning: “Wild”.
  • Gumball – Meaning: “Sweet Blue Lake”.
  • Leaf – Meaning: “heir”.
  • Kola – Meaning: “friend”.
Small breed Corgis dog

Rare little dog names

  • Acorn – Fruit of the unenclosed land.
  • Almond – Noble protection”.
  • Anise – Spice.
  • Arrow – A Projectile Fired From A Bow.
  • Ash – The Greek god of war.
  • Axel – Dawn.
  • Banana – Fruit of the wise men.
  • Bash – Chief, Commander.
  • Beebee – Lady of the house.
  • Bixby – Lost or unkown.
  • Breezy – Windy.
  • Cinder – Ash, ember.
  • Diego – Supplanter.
  • Happy – Joyful.
  • Harper – Harp player.
  • Jax – Wealthy protector, brave people.
  • Puck – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Rain – Heart Or maiden.
  • Ritz – Brave Ruler/Luxury.
  • Cubbie – To heal; Healer Gift of God.
  • Cubby – Jus.
  • Dibby – Fortune-teller.
  • Doodle – To swindle or to make a fool of.
  • Andrea – Manly, virile.
  • Carlo – Free man.
  • Clancy – Red warrior.
  • Dale – Valley.

About the Author

Henry Mark
Mark is Editor at dognamesbest.com covering Information about breeds, naming dogs. He's a graduate in veterinary medicine at the agricultural academy.