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. Karen says:

    I have Lola ( Lolita Esperanza) and thinking of getting a little boy and calling him Rico ( Lola was a showgirl…and Rico wore a diamond lol) or Chico, Pablo, Paco….something Spanish themed anyway x

  2. Buffy says:

    I have a 8 year old tan semi long hair chihuahua, we named him Perry! I just got another male, rescue Chi who I’m guessing is maybe 2 or 3 yrs old. Just got him today and I’m trying to find a good name for him. I do not know what his prior name was so I’m now with the fun yet challenging job to find him a name that suits the lil guy!

  3. Kim M. says:

    I had my beautiful girl, short black haired, mixed 60%Chihuahua & 40%HotDog for 16 years and 8 months . She was a multiple personality girl, from the start of a few months old. But she only had one name. Funny part of it, my oldest of three children cane home from school (4grade at the time, and she runs in the house, grab our black plastic container and a few pencils. (mom,dad &3kids and my older sister) all agreed, we each would put the name we liked best in a hat and after we read off all the names together , we’d work on a fair, agreed upon, maybe combo name and respect it, no changing it later. Where is gets funny is… Choices were , me = “HAPPINESS”, my sister= “Joyful”, middle-child(son) = “Mine”, my young girl = “Chica” , my husband play smart as far as the kids go, = he left the paper completely blank, and my excited oldest (girl) = “Happiest” … The answer *HAPPINESS* because she would play with each f us differently and brought *Happiness* to all of us! Her whole life, she was a happy pleaser girl! RIP Sweetheart

  4. Patricia Christopher says:

    Mia is my dogs name. She is a rescue from California. I do think she picked me, She is my service dog and a love

  5. Diana Hack says:

    Need help finding a name for my jack Russell Chihuahua mix. She’s the runt and has a little white on one ear. Both ears stick out all the time.

  6. Sheila says:

    Just got a tiny female chihuahua and I think I’ll call her pipsqueak but call her Pippi. She’s adorable! I have another chihuahua female named Molly. She’s the leader if the pack so having to be careful with Pippi until adjusted.

  7. Barbara says:

    My 17 male was little rascal.he passed in april

  8. Andrea says:

    Im naming my female teacup chihuahua bell but in Spanish it’s called Campanita I love her so much!!!!!!!!

  9. Nicole Steenhausen says:

    i really love the name moonlight moonbeem starlight and star also icy

  10. AndreaOzuna says:

    Well, am I the only one who names ALL of their pets different types of food…..all 20??? Anyways i still love them

  11. Rebecca says:

    ive named my new Girl Pixie,,, so now i have Pixie,Brax and Bubbles and Coco

  12. Chloe Kopatz says:

    My family and I have a rescue chihuahua mix. Her name is Baby. I was looking on the list to see if it was on here and I wasn’t. It should be! I also have two fish named Lulu and Geo

  13. Stacey Griffiths says:

    My first rescue was Cheech a stray running down the street so I impounded him. Rockie was turned in to the shelter at 9 months old and 15 years later we are still a team. Perk of being an animal control officer.

  14. Rhonda says:

    I have a Charlie and i love my boy to death. ❤

  15. GoodyGal says:

    I DON’T like Mini for a male dog. 👎

  16. Gemma says:

    Ours is called Alvin we our new pup is called beau

  17. rosana says:

    my last one was little man he loved his name. had to put him down. just last week got a long red hair her name is foxy girl to day at work a guy brought in a 3 pound boy hes 4 with the name pip but not feeling it in time hell get a new name

  18. Missy says:

    Our 15 yr. old chihuahua was put to rest on Sept. 18th. It was a terrible experience but finally getting over the pain by remembering all the beautiful memories and joy he brought us. He was such a happy little guy, his name was Fernando. Thinking about getting Another male.. Bruno, Louie or Feivel are at the top of our list.

  19. Vince Lauter says:

    Our first was Poncho— next was Sisco and next Taz short forTazmanian devil a 2.5 weight than Chico and now Hiondo a period of 49 years.Taz I was told would only live a year because of half of skull and a bad of over bite but kept him alive 15 years and 500 mouth to mouth to keep from choking. Hondo not Hiondo look above.

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