Chihuahua Names: Find 101 Names and Meanings for your Chihuahua Puppy

Chihuahua Names
101 Names for your New Chihuahua Puppy

The Chihuahua names list is another fun one since Chihuahuas are so popular and often in the limelight. Ever heard of Paris Hilton? Of course you have.

Before you reached this page, you probably already knew about her Chihuahua puppy named Tinkerbell. Another of her Chi pups is “Bambi,” and she also has a Yorkshire Terrier.

Another famous Chi name is Gidget from the popular Taco Bell commercials. Yo quiero Taco Bell? In the animated famous dog names category, Tito was a Chihuahua in Disney’s Oliver and Company.

When I put the Chihuahua names list together, some of my picks were in the “obvious” category, like Chi Chi and Tiny. Some were opposites of this little dog’s stature, like Hulk and Big Boy, and some I just liked.

For example, Gizmo, which also appears on the Pug dog names list, reminds me of a character in the Gremlins movie from the 1980s. I also like Willy, but not for any particular reason.

One thing to remember when naming your Chihuahua puppy is to match your dog’s personality and purpose with their name. Some people like one syllable dog names and others just want something cute, clever or fun. Famous dog names are also popular choices.

If you have not decided on this dog breed yet but want to learn more, visit our Chihuahua dog breed information page. You might be surprised at what you learn.

Below is a list of my favorite 101 Chihuahua dog names. Take a look and have fun.

If you don’t find a name you like, return to our Dog Names by Breed page to see more categories, or expand your search to our list of more than 4,000 puppy names.

AbbyFrom Abigail – Father’s happiness.
AbeA great nickname for Abraham which is Hebrew of “father of nations”
AngelA kind, lovable person – saintly.
AntCheeky and quite-witted, especially when around new people
BabyA young animal. An object or personal concern or indulgence.
BambamAlways active and bouncing; full of life
BambiBaby, Little one. Another of Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua names.
Beanie BabyFriendly and sociable; the name of a popular stuffed animal
BelleBeautiful woman.
BentleyFarm where the grass bends.
Famous Name: Douglas Wagner Bentley (September 3, 1916 – November 24, 1972) was a Canadian hockey hall of famer. He played hockey for 30 years in which he played left wing and was known as a “complete” player.
BiancaWhite or pure.
Big BoyAdult, grown up.
BlondieOne with golden coloured hair.
BoogieA dancer, just like the dance
BrownieMoist chocolate cake with nuts.
BrutusHearty and Stupid.
BuffyA childish nickname for Elizabeth
BunnySmall and gentle; loves curling in your lap
CandyConfectionery made with sugar.
CarlitoLiterally means “small Carl”. Carl means “man”
CashCool, amazing, and influencial, just like Johnny Cash
ChaosGreat disorder or confusion.
Chi ChiVery popular for Chihuahua names.
ChickletA female dog with hair shaped like a mullet, long on back and short on sides
ChiliSmall and hot, just like the food
ChipolteAn easer of bad days, just like the Mexican food
ChipperAlways happy, alert, and energetic, just like a small bird
CroutonSmall piece of toasted or fried bread
CuddlesTo nestle or snuggle.
DallasFrom the dales, also means wise.
Famous Name: Robert Dallas Campbell (born 17 September 1970) is a British television presenter and stage actor. He’s known in BBC One’s Supersized Earth, Bang Goes The Theory, ( BBC America 2013) Egypt’s Lost Cities, BBC Four’s Horizon Guides, The Drake Equation: The Search for Life.
DaphneLaurel (a type of evergreen tree or bush)
DashTo move with haste, to rush. Punctuation. Long sound in Morse code.
DeedeePesky and nosy like Dexter’s older sister
DiggersLoves digging; enjoys burying bones and other things in the yeard
DinkyOf small size. (hard to imagine why this is here, huh?)
DollySpanish – From Dolores – Lady of sorrow.
ElectronA great dog name if you love Chemistry
ElfSmall, mischievous creature with magical powers.
EspressoHaving a rich dark brown fur
GandhiNon-violent and peaceful, even when pestered or provoked
Famous Name: Mahatma Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) ) was known as the father of the Indian independence movement. Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, India. He spent 20 years in South Africa to fight against discrimination.
GidgetStar of the famous Taco Bell commercials. Yo quiero Taco Bell?
GizmoA mechanical device or gadget. One of my favorite Chihuahua names.
GuapoMeans “handsome”, in any aspect
GuidoRidiculously dim-witted and aggressive
GypsyOne inclined to a nomadic way of life.
HarleyFrom the hare meadow.
HoneySweet syrup produced by bees
HulkI love using opposites for dog names.
JabbaFor Star Wars fans.
JazzFor fans of the deepest and freest music, jazz
JazzySmooth and fly, real and classy
JuneLatin origin, meaning youthful; also born in the month of June.
KarmaFate or destiny (Hinduism and Buddhism).
KillerAggressive and violent, despite their meager size
KingActs like the king of the household
KissyLoves kissing or, rather, licking
LuckyHaving good luck.
LucyAdded to the Chihuahua names list when my in-laws named their Chi Lucy. Now there are 102 names on the list!
Famous Name:Born in New York City on December 2, 1968, Lucy Liu is an American actress, model, artist, film producer (occasional), and director. She got her first big break on the hit comedy Ally McBeal. She was also one of the main casts
MagnumA large type of wine bottle.
MajorArmy or Air Force rank above Captain but below Lieutenant Colonel.
MaxLarge spring. Also popular is Maxx.
MinaAttractive young woman, rather female dog
MiniSomething smaller than others of its type. Mini Cooper car.
NachoCrispy and spicy, just like the Mexican food. It does not exactly gel but this is one great name
NoodlesBrainy and intelligent, with “noodles” referring to the brain
PabloLittle. Again, an obvious choice, and cute!
ParisBrand of perfume. Paris Hilton also owns a Chihuahua puppy.
Famous Name: Paris Hilton is an American socialite, actress and entertainer. She got regular media attention because of her socialite lifestyle and short-lived romances. Conrad Hilton is her Great-grandfather.
PeachesRed, yellow skinned fleshy fruit.
PeanutEdible nuts eaten raw or roasted.
Pinky Colour pink. Little finger (pinkie).
PixieA fairy like creature. Playful and mischievous
PreciousOne who is beloved, a darling.
Putt PuttAn interesting name contrast for a dog of small size and friedly demeanor
RamboI can just see a little Chi in camouflage.
RebelOne that resists of defies authority (fits for a lot of dogs).
RockyAn underdog who made it big.
RomeoMan from Rome.
RoxyFrom Roxanne – Brilliant dawn.
RustyCovered in rust – a brownish red colour.
SergioItalian for “servant”, if that’s how you see your dog
ShortyOf less than average size. Appropriate among Chihuahua names.
Sir BarksalotA formal yet funny name for a dog who Barks-a-lot
SkittlesDo you love Skittles candy?
SnippetMeans a small portion of something. A perfect name for a small dog
SpeckAnything small, perfect for a small dog breed
StalloneAnother Rambo reference.
SteveThe crowned one.
Famous Name: Considered as one of the greatest inventor and innovator in his generation, Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. He was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California. Together with Wozniak, they developed Apple Computers.
SupermanStrong and powerful; a superhero
TeardropAnything small, perfect for a small dog breed
TamaleAs in hot tamale. Also, one of my favorite Mexican food dishes.
TikkiA cute-sounding name for a dog. Seems appropriate for a chihuahua
TinaFrom Martina – Warlike one.
TinkerbellFor the tiny princess pet. The name of Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua pup.
TinyExtremely small.
TitanicBig, massive, epic. (Does not have to refer to physical size)
TitoFeatured in Disney’s animated movie, Oliver and Company.
TopazA yellow gemstone.
T-rexPerfect opposite name for a chihuahua
WalkerLoves walking (can things get even more obvious?), in or out the house
WillyResolute protector.
Zig ZagMoves in a left to rught pattern. Unsteady on his feet.
ZippyActive, energetic, lively; zips from one place or action to another

Can’t find the name you like on the Chihuahua Names list? Don’t give up. Return to our Dog Names by Breed page to do some more exploring. If you have a great name, tell us about it!