Little Dog Names

Little Dog Names

"A BIG List of Little Dog Names."

Little dogs have bags of character - not to mention attitude!

And they deserve great names to match. On this page we've pulled together some of our top dog names to suit the little guys and mini misses of the canine world.

All you have to do is browse the list, and pick your favorite.

Here's a few to get you started:

ANGELITO: Spanish name meaning "little angel"

BEANSPROUT: Full of beans and not yet sprouted!

FLEA: He may be small but he packs a bite!

LITTLE AUDREY: Comic book character

p.s. Want to see just the names, without the detail? Check out our Small Dog Names Quicklist.

ADAM ANT Seventies pop star
AL Diminutive form of Alfred, Albert etc.
ALVIN Cartoon chipmunk (Alvin & the Chipmunks)
ANGELITO Spanish name meaning "little angel"
ASTERIX Little Gaulish hero of the Asterix and Obelix cartoons
BABE Sheep herding pig from the movie of the same name
BABS Diminutive form of Barbara
BABYCAKES Pomeranian from the movie "Beethoven's 5th"
BABYFACE R & B singer, songwriter, producer
BAGGINS Frodo Baggins, hobbit hero of "The Lord of the Rings"
BAM-BAM Barney Rubble's super strong infant son in The Flintstones
BAMBINO Italian word meaning 'little boy'
BAMBO Cross between Bambi and Rambo, we all know one!
BEANSPROUT Full of beans and not yet sprouted!
BEBOP BeBop Deluxe, one hit wonder band
BETTY BOO English pop singer
BIG EARS Noddy's best friend from the children's books by Enid Blyton
BILBO Bildo Baggins, uncle of Frodo
BITSY Shih Tzu from the comic strip "Marvin"
BO PEEP The little shepherd girl in Disney's Toy Story

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BON-BON Type of candy
BONSAI Japanese art of cultivating miniature trees
BOOGIE Type of music
BUDGIE Small colorful birds, popular as pets
BUGSY Kids gangster spoof Bugsy Malone
BUMBLEBEE For the little dog who buzzes around from place to place
BUNNY A small pet rabbit
BUTTERS Cartman's little friend in South Park
CHEE CHEE Monkey in Doctor Doolittle
CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ Puerto Rican golfer
CHICKADEE Noisy, sociable little birds
CHICKPEA Type of bean (garbanzo bean)
CHICO One of the Marx Brothers
CHIPMUNK Small squirrel-like rodent
CHIQUITO Character from the Tintin comic books
CHUCKY Homocidal doll in the "Chucky" horror movie series
COBWEB Fairy from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
COCO POP Chocolate flavored breakfast cereal
CONCHITA Diminutive form of the Spanish name Concepcion
CUB Baby wolf or lion





CUBBI Youngest of the Gummi Bears
CUPCAKE A small cake
DE VITO Diminutive actor Danny DeVito
DINKY Golden Retriever from the movie "National Lampoon's Vacation"
DISNEY Famous movie studio and family entertainment empire
DIXIE CUP The Dixie Cups, sixties American girl band
DOGMATIX Obelix's dog in the Astrerix and Obelix comic series
DOOLITTLE Dr. Doolitle, who could talk to the animals
DOT COM Domain name extension
EGGNOG Sweetened beverage normally enjoyed at Christmas
ELF Small mythical creatures in German folklore
ELMER FUDD Bugs Bunny's rival in Looney Tunes
FIVEL Heroic mouse from "An American Tail"
FLEA He may be small but he packs a bite!
FLEALICK Jack Russell from the movie "Babe 2: Pig in the City"
FOO Chinese name for a Pekingese
FOO FIGHTER For the sweet little peke who loves to rumble
FRODO Frodo Baggins, hobbit hero of "The Lord of the Rings"
GECKO A small lizard, sometimes kept as a pet
GERBIL Small rodents, popular as pets

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GIDGET Chihuahua from the Taco Bell adverts
GIZMO Main character in the movie Gremlins II
GOBLIN Mythical creature related to gnomes and elves
GOOGLE The world's favorite search engine
GOONIE Kid's action adventure movie, The Goonies
GOPHER Small burrowing rodent
GREMLIN Mischievous little creatures in the movie Gremlins
GROMITT Brainy dog from the animated series Wallace & Gromitt
GUMBY Character from the animated TV series
GUMMI Disney's cartoon series, The Gummi Bears
HALF-PINT Slang term for a short person
HAMSTER Small rodents, popular as pets
HOBBIT Diminutive race in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings"
HUGBUG For the pooch who loves to cuddle
I-POD A small dog with a lot to say!
IGBY From the movie Igby Goes Down
IMP Mythical mischievous creature related to fairies and demons
INCHY For the dog only a few inches high
IOTA From the Greek, meaning "very little"
ITCHYCOO From the song Itchycoo Park by the Small Faces



JACKIE CHAN Diminutive martial arts movie star
JAR JAR BINKS Friendly alien from Star Wars
JELLY BEAN Type of candy
JIMINY Jiminy Cricket, friend of Pinoccio in the Disney movie
JIMMY CHOO Malaysian fashion designer
JINGLES Intelligent mouse from the movie The Green Mile
JITTERBUG Type of swing dancing
JOJO Character from the Beatles song Get Back
JUNEBUG Disney cartoon character
JUNIOR Commonly refers to a young person
KERMIT Amphibian emcee of The Muppet Show
KIBBLE Type of dog food
KIKI DEE Diminutive pop singer of the Seventies
KOOBIE Cute name for a little dog
KYLIE Diminutive pop star Kylie Minogue
LADYBUG A small brightly colored insect
LATOYA Singer Latoya Jackson
LEGO Children's building block game
LINUS Charlie Brown's best friend in Peanuts
LITTLE AUDREY Comic book character

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LITTLE CAESAR For the little dog who thinks he's an emperor
LITTLE DOT Comic book character who loves dots (would suit a spotty pup)
LITTLE JUNIOR Baddy from the movie Kiss of Death
LITTLE LULU Cartoon character, Lulu Moppet
LITTLE RICHARD Piano playing rock 'n roll star
LUCY LIU Diminutive actress
MARBLES Snoopy's brother in the Peanuts comic strip
MATCHBOX A good way to measure your little dog's size!
MCFLY Character played by Michael J Fox in "Back to the Future"
MICKEY Disney's famous cartoon mouse
MIDGE Short for midget
MIGHTY MOUSE Cartoon superhero mouse
MIKMAQ Native American nation
MILK-BONE Brand of dog treat
MING Small, but precious (like a Ming vase)
MINNIE Sweetheart of Mickey Mouse
MISSY ELLIOTT American hip-hop artist
MITZI Pet or diminutive name for Mary or Marie
MOPPET Character from the children's book by Beatrix Potter
MOUSE Small rodents, popular as pets



MOXIE Brand of soft drink
MR. JINGLES Clever mouse from the book and movie "The Green Mile"
MUNCHKIN Friendly little characters in "The Wizard of Oz"
NEWBIE The new pup on the block
NEWT A small amphibious creature
NICNAC Little villan from the Bond movie "Man with the Golden Gun"
NIPPER Slang term for a baby
NODDY Hero of the children's books by Enid Blyton
NOGGIN Noggin the Nog, character on BBC Children's TV
NUNU A character on The Cosby Show
OY Dog-like little creature from Stephen King's "The Dark Tower"
PACMAN Classic amusement arcade game
PEBBLES The Flintstone's baby daughter
PEEWEE Pee Wee Herman (character created by Paul Reubens)
PET Apart from the obvious, an affectionate term
PEZ Type of candy
PIGLET Pooh's best friend in the Winnie the Pooh stories
PINKY Mouse from the cartoon series "Pinky and the Brain"
PIPKIN One of Richard Adams' rabbits in Watership Down
PIPPA Diminutive form of Phillipa

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PIPSQUEAK Slang term for a small or young person
PIXEL The smallest item of information in an image
PIXIE Tiny mythical creatures in English folklore
POM POM Cute name for a Pomeranian
POPPINS Mary Poppins from the book and movie
PUNKY BREWSTER Lead character in the sitcom of the same name
Q-TIP A cute name for a cute little dog
QUEEN BEE Little dog who rules the hive, er house
QUICKLY The way that little dogs tend to move
QUIP A quick, witty remark
RAMBI Cross between Bambi and Rambo (alternative to Bambo)
RICKY RICARDO Husband of Lucy in I Love Lucy
ROO The little kangaroo in the Winnie the Pooh stories
ROSEBUD Cute name for your little flower child, er pup
RUGRAT Rugrats, an animated television series
RUXPIN Hero of the Teddy Ruxpin cartoons and toy range
SHORT STOP Position in baseball
SHORTCAKE A type of cookie
SHORTY Slang term for a short person
SIXPENCE Old slang term meaning "five pence"

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SKEETER Slang term for a mosquito
SMALLVILLE Superman's home town and name of the TV series
SMURF Small blue creatures from the TV series "The Smurfs"
SMURFETTE Female Smurf from "The Smurfs" TV series
SONIC Superhero hedgehog from the video game
SPEEDY Speedy Gonzalez, fastest mouse in all Mexico
SPICE GIRL After the girl band, The Spice Girls
SPROG Slang name for a baby
SQUIDOO Popular community website
SQUIRREL Small bushy tailed rodent
SQUIRT A character from the movie "Finding Nemo"
STARLET Up and coming movie star
SUGAR CUBE Just too sweet for words
SUGARBAKER Family in the sitcom Designing Women
SUZIE Q Seventies rocker Suzie Quartro
SWOOSIE Actress Swoozie Kurtz
TABASCO Dynamite comes in small packages!
TACO Traditional Mexican dish
TACO BELL Fast food chain
TAD Another character from the movie "Finding Nemo"

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TAFFY A type of chewy candy
TALLULAH Singer in the kid's gangster spoof Bugsy Malone
TAZ Tasmanian Devil in Looney Tunes
TEACUP Perfect for a Teacup Yorkie
TEALEAF Another cute name for a little dog
TEENIE Slang term meaning small
THUMBELINA Tiny character from fairy tales
TIDDLYWINKS Children's board game
TINKERBELL Fairy from Peter Pan
TINY TIM A character from Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol"
TOM THUMB Fairy Tale hero "no larger than his father's thumb"
TOOTSIE Title character from the movie Tootsie
TOTO Dorothy's little dog in "The Wizard of Oz"
TUPPENCE Old slang term meaning "two pence"
USCHI German diminutive form of Ursula
WIDGET A Marvel Comics character
WINGNUT For a little dog with large ears - a Chihuahua perhaps
WOMBLE Fictional characters from the TV show The Wombles
WOODSTOCK Little bird who is Snoopy's best friend in Peanuts
X-FILE For the dog of unknown origin

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YO-YO Would suit a dog who's always bouncing up and down
ZIGGY Character from the David Bowie song Ziggy Stardust
ZILCH Slang term meaning "nothing"
ZSA-ZSA Actress and socialite Zsa-Zsa Gabor


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