Choosing a name for your Chihuahua is a big decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. After all, it's not something you can easily change a few years down the road if you decide that you no longer like it. Dogs learn through through repetition, and teaching your Chihuahua their name will require you to speak it dozens of times per day. This is why it's important for owners to choose a meaningful and catchy name to which they can relate.
Don't stress out if you haven't picked a name for your Chihuahua yet, because we've compiled a list of the top 100 boy and girl Chihuahua names and naming tips below.
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Names Based on Your Chihuahua's Personality
Chihuahuas are well-known for their unique personality and characteristics. If you want to take full advantage of this, consider naming your Chihuahua something related to his or her personality. Doing so is the perfect way to let the world know just what type of dog they are.
If your Chihuahua has a funny or unique personality (which most of them do!), then you shouldn't have a problem finding a name to suit them. For example if your Chihuahua likes to pounce on their toys, you can name them "Tiger."
Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed in the world, but if you've ever owned one you know they don't act like it. When faced against a dog two or even three times their size, they'll show their teeth while holding their ground. If this sounds like your Chihuahua, you could name them something ferocious, such as "Bruiser" "Bowser" or "Rex." The best part of naming your Chihuahua after their personality is the unique and personal touch it adds.
Big or Small Names
Even though the Chihuahua breed holds the title for the smallest dog breed, you can choose either small or large names for them. The reason this two-sided naming principle works so well with Chihuahuas is because of their large personality. Small names such as "Bitty, "Amos," and "Tinkerbell," "Mouse," and "Twinkie" are just a couple ideas which relate to their physical size. On the other hand, "Titan" or "Hulk" are two popular Chihuahua names that displays their big personalities.
Boy or Girl Names
Many owners overlook the importance of choosing a name that "fits" the gender of their Chihuahua. Whether you have a boy or girl Chihuahua, you should take this into consideration when choosing their name. Naming a boy Chihuahua "Bambi" or "Jasmine" probably isn't the best choice. Instead, go with a name that's suited towards the male gender, such as "Baxter" or "Amos."
Names Based on Color Coat
Chihuahua coats come in a near-endless variety of colors and markings. One popular naming method used by owners is to choose a name that's based on their Chihuahua's coat. If your Chihuahua is all black, "Midnight" would be a suitable name. A gray Chihuahua could be named "Smokey." If your Chihuahua is all white, maybe "Snowflake" would be a good name for them. The possibilities are endless when it comes to naming your Chihuahua based on their coat.
Chihuahua Naming Tips
Many owners make the mistake of calling their Chihuahua by two or more different names. Once you think of a name for your Chihuahua, stick with it and only call them using the name you've chosen. Don't go making up nicknames or variations either. Calling your Chihuahua multiple names will confuse them, so only use a single name.
In addition, you should also avoid names which sound familiar to any commands you've trained your Chihuahua with, as well as names of other family members in the house. You want your Chihuahua's name to be unique and distinct so they'll better recognize it when spoken.
What's your favorite Chihuahua name? Let us know in the comments section below.