Choosing a Name for Your Chihuahua Puppy


Picking a Name

When it comes to picking a name for your little ball of cuteness, you have a lot of inspiration from their size, heritage, colors and/or markings and their unique adorable expressions. You can also get inspiration from Chihuahuas in movies, those owned by celebrities or get ideas from puppy name books.

The best format for your dog’s name is a short, easy to say name, a name that will last ten years and is not a fad. You can teach your dog to recognize their name using treats. When your dog looks at you, say their name and give them a treat with positive reinforcement and repeat multiple times daily.

To get you started, here are a few name ideas by gender, famous Chihuahuas, heritage, coat color and by size.

Puppy Name Categories

Female Names


  • Angel
  • Bella
  • Blossom
  • Chloe
  • Cookie
  • Daisy
  • Dot
  • Penny
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Gracie
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Mia
  • Millie
  • Mollie
  • Olive
  • Pebbles
  • Penelope
  • Pepper
  • Petunia
  • Poppy
  • Pumpkin
  • Ruby
  • Sophie
  • Sugar
  • Zoe

Male Names


  • Alfie
  • Augie
  • Bailey
  • Barkley
  • Beau
  • Biscuit
  • Brewster
  • Bruno
  • Buddy
  • Charlie
  • Chewy
  • Chico
  • Cooper
  • Corky
  • Duke
  • Jack
  • Lucky
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Nacho
  • Ollie
  • Oliver
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Percy
  • Rascal
  • Rocco
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Scrappy
  • Scobby
  • Teddy

Famous Names


  • Bambi
  • Bruiser
  • Boo Boo
  • Chiquita
  • Choo-Choo
  • Coco
  • Gidget
  • Lucky
  • Mammoth Mutt
  • Mimi
  • Ren Hoek
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tito
  • Vida

Heritage Names


  • Burrito
  • Cancun
  • Chicha
  • Chorizo
  • Enchilada
  • Fajita
  • Margarita
  • Monterrey
  • Nacho
  • Salsa
  • Sangria
  • Tabasco
  • Taco
  • Tortilla

Color Inspired Names

Size Inspired Names

  • Bambi
  • Blackie
  • Blue
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Fawn
  • Goldie
  • Hazelnut
  • Honey
  • Marshmallow
  • Merle
  • Milky
  • Mocha
  • Oreo
  • Peachy
  • Red
  • Snow White
  • Snowy
  • Tiger
  • Baby
  • Bitsy
  • Bitty
  • Buttons
  • Half Pint
  • Hobbit
  • Little
  • Minnie
  • Morsel
  • Munchkin
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Pebbles
  • Pixie
  • Shorty
  • Squirt
  • Tater
  • Tater Tot
  • Tiny
  • Tot

Don't forget to get your puppy supplies before you bring your puppy home.

These are the initial supplies you will need.

As you begin to bond with your Chi, you will add more to the collection!




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