Chihuahua Names: Top 100 Boy and Girl Names

Can't go wrong with a name like "Bruiser"

Can't go wrong with a name like Bruiser!

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.

Top 100 Boy Chihuahua Names
Top 100 Girl Chihuahua Names
Aaron Abby
Ace Alley
A.J. Angel
Alex Annie
Ash Athena
Ashton Babette
Amos Belle
Atom Bessie
Astro Bina
Bailey Bindy
Bandit Bitsy
Benjamin Blondie
Bert Boo Boo
Benji Buffy
Biscuit Butters
Blake Buttercup
Boss Candy
Benny Caramel
Buzz Casey
Boo Boo Cassy
Bruno CeCe
Bruiser Chanel
Buttercup Charlie
Casper Chloe
Chip Chiffon
Chico Christina
Colt Cinnamon
Chief Coco
Cash Chrissy
Denny Daisy
Devil Dakota
Ernie Elise
Elvis Elle
Elroy Emma
Felix Evelyn
Filo Farrah
Fizz Foxy
Gizmo Frankie
Hero Frenchie
Ham Genie
Hugo Gigi
Handsome Ginger
Iggy Giselle
Ice Goldilocks
Jag Gucci
Jaden Gumdrop
Kenju Havana
King Hermes
Kong Honey
Kaine Hope
Lasher Indigo
Lad Ivy
Lucky Jasmine
Louie Juliet
Lion Justice
Max Karma
Mini Lexi
Mack Lexus
Might Lilac
Night Lilly
Ninja Lola
Nitro Lolita
Oppie Lucy
Oliver Lulu
Oscar Mariachi
Otis Martini
Peanut Mary Jane
Paw-Paw Mercedes
Popeye Mocha
Paine Mona Lisa
Pie-Boy Monroe
Prancer Muffin
Pup Paris
Quincy Peaches
Ranger Peanut
Ralph Penelope
Rover Penny
Rebel Pinkie
Ringo Piper
Rex Polly
Rhino Princess
Slasher Queenie
Socks Rainbow
Scooter Sadie
Stevie Sienna
Sesame Simone
Spots Skittles
Scooby Stella
Tiny Sugar
Tick Sweet Pea
Teenie Tahiti
Thor Tequila
Tackle Tinkerbell
Thrasher Tippy
Tom-Tom Tulip
Tango Twinkie
Woogie Venti
Waffle Visa
Zeb Yasmine
Ziggy Zoey

Names Based on Your Chihuahua's Personality

Chihuahua Standing Up

"Choose a good name for me!"

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


Stick with a single name for your Chihuahua.

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.

265 Responses to “Chihuahua Names: Top 100 Boy and Girl Names”

  1. Cami says:

    I have a grey mostly bold Chihuahua and a black short haired Chihuahua both boys. I named the grey one Gizmo or mo and the other is pepe jr. Named after his father but we call him boo THEY ARE SO CUTE🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢

  2. Jamie Flynn says:

    I have a 7 year old female chihauhau. Her name is Lulu. And I have a 4 year old male Chihuahua. His name is Tex.

  3. Fiona says:

    I have 3 chi’s. One is Wheels Mahoney because he runs everywhere, one is Errol Flynn because he is so handsome, and the other is Roger, short for Rogerbot3000, because he is a shredding machine. Getting a pup on Tuesday, the only female and her name is going to be Stella. I rehabbed wolves for over 20 years and went from that to these little sample dogs who wear coats, sunglasses, etc. Amazing breed even though they are so stubborn I can’t believe it. Love them.

  4. Terrie Cooley says:

    I have always adored Wa Was and after I had to put my 14 yr old black lab to sleep due to breast cancer on 09/26/17, a guy who works with my son said he had a wa wa that someone moved and abandoned. Lord yes I took that darling little dog and cuddling with him is healing my heart day by day. I’ll never understand how anyone can abandon an animal to fend for themselves. He is a dark brown little boy and I am going to name him peanut or boss. This little angel will never be thrown away again. He was sent from above to help me grieve and recover. How can I not look at or hold him and not smile? Terrie C. RN

  5. Mary says:

    We’ve had 2 chihuahua’s the first one was named skipper. Our second one we picked up at a shelter and was trying to pick a name for him. The tv was on and a sunny d commercial was on. They called sunny on commercial and he responded. So he picked his name. They both passed about 16 years old. We are driving 1000 miles to rescue a new baby. Thinking of naming her Mile (millie). We’ll see what she picks.

  6. Beverly says:

    I had my Chihuahua for 15 years, he recently passed away πŸ™ His name was Gizmo. We called him Giz most of the time but he responded to both. I miss him so much it hurts.

    • Rita R. says:

      I know that pain. My rescue pup had just turned 9 months old. I had her rabies shot and microchipped, 9 days later she had a seizure and rushed her to vet on June 12, 2017. They found an undiagnosed heart murmur, put her on oxygen but she had a major heart attack and they couldn’t revive her. I was crushed! I only had her 6 months, and she was my emotional support dog. We rescued each other and bonded immediately. She never showed any signs of illness until that morning. Her 1st birthday birthday would have been on Sept 9, MY birthday!! I cried all morning. I am so thankful for the short time I had with her. Even with all the pain, I would do it again but hope I never have to. I’m sorry for your loss. I just rescued another Chihuahua, 2 yrs old and weighs 5 lbs. I was worried it might be hard to bond with her as quickly. But we have. She is the sweetest cuddly dog just like my Ginger. Even total strangers are surprised when I tell them I’ve only had her a few days, they say it looks like we have been together for years!! She is a great little companion. Still haven’t named her but hopefully the perfect name will come to me just as it did for Ginger. Take whatever time you need to grieve and then get another. They won’t ever replace your other dog, but they will fill the hole in your heart! πŸ˜ƒβ€

    • Helen says:

      I lost Sissy at age 13 after 4 years of heart issues. It was worse than losing a relative. It’s been 13 years and I still cry at the thought of her. No I don’t cry easy but this tiny girl took a huge piece of me when she passed. I know when I enter the gates of Heaven she will be standing at my Mothers side to greet me, my only solice. I still have chihuahuas but none her color, I just can’t 😒

  7. Kourtney says:

    I’ve had my chi for 7 years now. Defiantly the best breed!! He is my best friend! He is black with tan markings and is pretty fiesty, so I named him Jack Daniels. I recently got a little female that looks the same, but can’t decide on a name. :/ any suggestions?

  8. Cathy Kitchens says:

    My little angel passed away this week. Her name was Heidi. She was 13.5 years old and she came to me when I was very sick so I call her my little angel dog. She had nicknames and responded to all of them. She was a sweetheart and I miss her terribly. I am thinking of getting another one and naming her Holly.

    • Diane L. Shruntz says:

      My Angel passed in June. She was going on 18.5 years. Her name was Brina. Tomorrow I am going to rescue one that is 2 years. I’m planning on calling her Brina too! It makes my heart feel better with a familiar name.

  9. Monika Strole says:

    Our little male Chihuahua is so fast coming in and going outdoors that we now nicknamed him Zippy. He was a shelter rescue and came with the name Willie Nelson. We shortened it to WeeWillie.

  10. TAYLOR PARTON says:

    I have a Beautiful White Applehead Razorback Chi, and I Named Her Iris, … She answers to it and thats the NAme I chose..

  11. Krystal says:

    Just to let u know there is no such name as teacup it is called a toy

    • Brenda says:

      Teacup IS a breed. It’s smaller than a Toy. Just saying….

      • Bunny's Mom says:

        Krystal is right. There is no such thing as a “teacup” Chihuahua. Unscrupulous breeders create the smallest Chihuahuas they can knowing that people want them, but they tend to be unhealthy and die at a younger age than larger (6 pound) Chihuahuas.

    • Debbe says:

      Teacups are much smaller than toys. My mother in law raised all sizes.

  12. Jim George says:

    My precious chi is named Chibi
    (pronounced …chee-bee) which means “Little” in Japanese language. Fits her perfectly. She is three years old and I love her like a daughter.

  13. Shayla says:

    You have little faith in Chihuahuas when it comes to names and nicknames! Mine and many others are very intelligent. Her name is Alice, but she also responds to Poochems, Puppy, Little Girl, etc.

  14. Balee Dwyer says:

    Hi I am about to get a female chihuahua pup that is light and dark brown I can think of any names well I can but I can’t decide should it be mocha or peanut or Carmel

  15. Kylee Hamby says:

    Wondering if you had any names for teacup Chihuahua puppy that are tan and white?

  16. Kylee Hamby says:

    Hey I was wondering if y’all have cute names for tan and white female teacup Chihuahua

  17. Sue says:

    I’m getting a Chihuahua cream color Male any suggestions? I was thinking about Chipper or Spike?

    • Carol Breitbach says:

      I have had three Chihuahuas. My old girl who recently died of heart disease at 13 was named Button, my 8 yo. male is Beau, and my 8wk. old puppy is Bella. We thought Emma was a cute name too, but Bella was definitely not an Emma. It was hard to come up with a name for my first Chihuahua, but everyone who met her said she was “cute as a button” and Button stuck. She was a bit small at 3lb.15oz. to 4lb.15oz., and was so sweet. It broke my heart when she died. My male is a sweetly too, but my new puppy is a real firecracker at times.

    • Jo Clayton says:

      Chipper is my choice. I love the chihuahua breed !

    • Jyleen Larsen says:


    • Dorothy Norton says:

      Chipper ,chip for short ,that’s my son’s Nick name πŸ€— I’m also getting a felame

  18. Rali says:

    My fam and I just rescued a 9 mo. Old male Chihuahua, smooth coat. His name is Odo. He now has a big brother named Harley. πŸ’šπŸΎπŸΆ

  19. stephanie says:


  20. Rob says:

    I just got a little girl… and will still deciding her name… shes a long white haired chiwawa .. cute as a button.. we might go with roxy gizmo… gizzy for short… also mo mo … πŸ™‚ cheers

  21. Jane says:

    Mine i called him Rambo

  22. Stacey says:

    I like Nacho for a chihuahua or Salsa πŸ™‚πŸΎ

  23. Kyōryo says:

    I jave a 3 year old chihuahua and her name is Ginger but we call her Gingybaby

  24. Milla says:

    my friend named Sebastian just got a female white Chihuahua that is extremely shy named Sugar. When I saw you website, I wanted to see if her name was on there and it was.

  25. Nancy says:

    I just got a 2 year old female rescue Chihuahua mix. Her name was Felicia and THAT had to go. I thought a couple of days before I decided on Peanut. I also call her my little Peanut Butter Cup. But since the word Peanut is in that endearment she answers to it. It actually only took her a couple of days to start to answer to Peanut. She is tan and black and the name fits her perfectly. Even at 2 years old and a mix she is still very tiny.

  26. Angela says:

    Correction to previous post.

    We have a one year old named Spencer, he is the greatest!

  27. liz says:

    i have a chihuahua as well,he is really mean nd rude to people his name is spike

  28. Paula Ll says:

    We just adopted a chihuahua/rat terrier mix from the animal shelter and we named him Bruce Wayne. πŸ’–

    • Brenda says:

      How old, and how big is he ? I just got one the same mix, it is just 8 weeks old and very tiny. He is kinda a blonde and white. Trying to come up with a name for him.

  29. Ella says:

    I don’t know what to name mine, none of those above just don’t seem right for my little boy. any ideas from someone?

  30. Beverly Hawley says:

    We got a little Chihuahua toy poodle mix puppy this week. 7 weeks old we name her Diva.

  31. Heidi says:

    Mine is Chihuahua and rat terrier mix. She is white and black. I get to pick her up tomorrow and I need a name. She loves to snuggle. Any ideas?

  32. Jack says:

    I want a name for my white dog that is a chihuahua

  33. Pat says:

    I should have found your site a while ago. I call my Chihuahua about a dozen names/ terms of endearments and he really doesn’t know his name is Chico. Only friends and relatives call him Chico. I call him Puppi, Puppito, Puppuchi, Puppuchito, Puppuruchi, Puhruchi, Puhruchito, and etc. Etc. I don’t think I need to tell you that he doesn’t obey when I call him any of these names, including Chico. He comes when he wants.

  34. Nation says:

    Those name are the coolest names. You don’t need to make more, because I used one of those names for every Chihuahuas I have, and sometimes other dogs that are not even Chihuahuas. I used chole for my girl pitbull. So I love your names. I also used Skittles for my poodle, she’s so cute. I want to thank you for your names never stop make up names if you are wondering I always come to your page and look up girls or boys dog’s name. Thank you very much. Have a great daysπŸΆπŸ©πŸ•πŸ»πŸ° happy late EasterπŸ°πŸ‡

  35. Sian says:

    I have a girl I’ve named her talulah but nobody’s keen on it ,now I need to change but I don’t know what too help

    • Lisa Jarvis says:

      Don’t change it. Tallulah is an awesome name! Reminds me of the movie Cool Runnings. πŸ˜‰

    • MsJany says:

      I like the nam Talula. If YOU like it, don’t change it. She is your puppy.

    • Rita R. says:

      Tulip would be similar and hopefully not confusing. Or LuLu. If you like her name, leave it alone. You could leave her official name Talulah but call her by a nickname, such as above. I named mine Jazabelle (not Jezebel from the bible) but we always called her Jazzy.

  36. Brian says:

    I just got a 6mo old brown female chi, her name was Toy, I thought I would make it easy and name her Toyah.

  37. Julie says:


  38. Julie says:

    i have a brown baby chi and i dont know what to name it plz help me!!!!!

  39. Brooke D Thorn says:

    My chihuahua is a little boy. And is so loving. I named him Malachi and he fits the name.

  40. zoe says:

    you left out the best name tofu its so cute for a chihuahua thats white and light brown

  41. Mari says:

    My dog name is smokey for his color, he’s adorable !!!

  42. Kendall says:

    I love some of these names but you left out a good one what about champ

  43. Carrie says:

    I have 3 chiweenies all female.. I LOVE them so much. One is named Bella then i Hv Doodles and the smallest is named Baby.. They are all from the same litter. They are the most sweetest puppies..

    • Kathy says:

      I have a tiny chi. he is awesome just love him so much. He was rescue, think maybe 2. I named him Jack. He maybe a tea cup.

  44. Electra says:

    I’m waiting patiently to bring home my baby boy. He is 4wks old and already has the personality of a Pitt, that’s why I am going to name him Rudo.

  45. Dawn says:

    My 1st Chihuahuas name is Reina….she weighs 3.7 lbs…..and i just finally got a name for her tiny but fierce little boy ….he’s 3 months old and still only weighs 11 grms……Dinky

  46. Charlene Williams says:

    We named our first chi, Uno and our second who weighs less than 3 pounds, On it. He’s so small even Peanut seemed to long! Uno is a fawn colored deerhead. Pnut is a discolored applehead. We love our Chi’s! Small babies with big personality.

  47. Helenea says:

    I’m getting my 2nd chi so excited I don’t know what to call her she was just born today I think I’m naming her chica because she’s tiny

    • Nina says:

      I just got my baby girl Friday I think the name Chica is so cute that is what I named her! But now I’m thinking about Foxy Chica which means Foxy girl. It’s hard I have never had a dog this tiny but she has such a big personality! I have 2 German shepherds, a cavalier spaniel and a sheltie and a cat lol. They all have names I could have used for this chi but can’t have two with the same name lol. Good luck with your puppy and naming her🐾🐾

  48. Carol says:

    i have 2 babys, Sadies my girl, Bears my boy, both are tri colored, and both are rescues, Bear resembles a bear cub in appearance, sadie, i just like the name πŸ™‚

  49. Lydia Marie Villarreal says:

    I just brought home my little boy two nights ago. He is only 6 weeks old. I’m waiting to see his personality, before naming him. How long is to long to be unnamed, anyone know? I’ve read through all of the post, and I found some AMAZING suggestions, depending on his personality. Thanks everyone, bunches!

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