These small dog names will give your pup some serious character
Long gone are the days of naming your petite pup something predictable like Tiny or Peewee — how about a standout name like Thumper, Webster or Clementine instead?
The best part of naming a small dog is the multitude of choices. You can base your pup’s name on small things, things that sound small, words for small or small things in foreign languages… you can even go nuts and make up impressive-sounding but completely ridiculous names. Sky’s the limit.
The important thing is to take your time and choose a name that really suits your little munchkin (which isn’t on this list but would still make a cute name). Got a new puppy? Test out a few different ones until you find just the right fit for your new pup’s personality.
Names for small male dogs
- The Atom
- Biggie Smalls
- Colonel Mustard Seed
- Cooper (Coop for short)
- Delphiki (“Bean” in Ender’s Game, which would make a good nickname)
- Fennec (especially for dogs with large, pointed ears)
- (Professor) Flitwick
- Inspector Gadget
- Kieran (best for dark dogs)
- King Brian
- Li’l Abner
- Pugsley (especially for a Pug, unless you’re going for irony)
- Sir Nips-a-lot
- Smeagol (you can call him Gollum when he’s a bad boy)
More: Want an ironic name for your little dog? Check out our list of big dog names
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