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.

Name Meaning
Abby From Abigail – Father’s happiness.
Abe A great nickname for Abraham which is Hebrew of “father of nations”
Angel A kind, lovable person – saintly.
Ant Cheeky and quite-witted, especially when around new people
Baby A young animal. An object or personal concern or indulgence.
Bambam Always active and bouncing; full of life
Bambi Baby, Little one. Another of Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua names.
Beanie Baby Friendly and sociable; the name of a popular stuffed animal
Bella Beautiful.
Belle Beautiful woman.
Bentley Farm 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.
Bianca White or pure.
Big Boy Adult, grown up.
Blondie One with golden coloured hair.
Boogie A dancer, just like the dance
Brownie Moist chocolate cake with nuts.
Brutus Hearty and Stupid.
Buffy A childish nickname for Elizabeth
Bunny Small and gentle; loves curling in your lap
Candy Confectionery made with sugar.
Carlito Literally means “small Carl”. Carl means “man”
Cash Cool, amazing, and influencial, just like Johnny Cash
Chaos Great disorder or confusion.
Chi Chi Very popular for Chihuahua names.
Chicklet A female dog with hair shaped like a mullet, long on back and short on sides
Chili Small and hot, just like the food
Chipolte An easer of bad days, just like the Mexican food
Chipper Always happy, alert, and energetic, just like a small bird
Crouton Small piece of toasted or fried bread
Cuddles To nestle or snuggle.
Dallas From 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.
Daphne Laurel (a type of evergreen tree or bush)
Dash To move with haste, to rush. Punctuation. Long sound in Morse code.
Deedee Pesky and nosy like Dexter’s older sister
Diggers Loves digging; enjoys burying bones and other things in the yeard
Dinky Of small size. (hard to imagine why this is here, huh?)
Dolly Spanish – From Dolores – Lady of sorrow.
Electron A great dog name if you love Chemistry
Elf Small, mischievous creature with magical powers.
Espresso Having a rich dark brown fur
Gandhi Non-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.
Gidget Star of the famous Taco Bell commercials. Yo quiero Taco Bell?
Gizmo A mechanical device or gadget. One of my favorite Chihuahua names.
Guapo Means “handsome”, in any aspect
Guido Ridiculously dim-witted and aggressive
Gypsy One inclined to a nomadic way of life.
Harley From the hare meadow.
Honey Sweet syrup produced by bees
Hulk I love using opposites for dog names.
Jabba For Star Wars fans.
Jazz For fans of the deepest and freest music, jazz
Jazzy Smooth and fly, real and classy
June Latin origin, meaning youthful; also born in the month of June.
Karma Fate or destiny (Hinduism and Buddhism).
Killer Aggressive and violent, despite their meager size
King Acts like the king of the household
Kissy Loves kissing or, rather, licking
Lucky Having good luck.
Lucy Added 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
Magnum A large type of wine bottle.
Major Army or Air Force rank above Captain but below Lieutenant Colonel.
Max Large spring. Also popular is Maxx.
Mina Attractive young woman, rather female dog
Mini Something smaller than others of its type. Mini Cooper car.
Nacho Crispy and spicy, just like the Mexican food. It does not exactly gel but this is one great name
Noodles Brainy and intelligent, with “noodles” referring to the brain
Pablo Little. Again, an obvious choice, and cute!
Paris Brand 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.
Peaches Red, yellow skinned fleshy fruit.
Peanut Edible nuts eaten raw or roasted.
Pinky  Colour pink. Little finger (pinkie).
Pixie A fairy like creature. Playful and mischievous
Precious One who is beloved, a darling.
Putt Putt An interesting name contrast for a dog of small size and friedly demeanor
Rambo I can just see a little Chi in camouflage.
Rebel One that resists of defies authority (fits for a lot of dogs).
Rocky An underdog who made it big.
Romeo Man from Rome.
Roxy From Roxanne – Brilliant dawn.
Rusty Covered in rust – a brownish red colour.
Sergio Italian for “servant”, if that’s how you see your dog
Shorty Of less than average size. Appropriate among Chihuahua names.
Sir Barksalot A formal yet funny name for a dog who Barks-a-lot
Skittles Do you love Skittles candy?
Snippet Means a small portion of something. A perfect name for a small dog
Speck Anything small, perfect for a small dog breed
Stallone Another Rambo reference.
Steve The 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.
Superman Strong and powerful; a superhero
Teardrop Anything small, perfect for a small dog breed
Tamale As in hot tamale. Also, one of my favorite Mexican food dishes.
Tikki A cute-sounding name for a dog. Seems appropriate for a chihuahua
Tina From Martina – Warlike one.
Tinkerbell For the tiny princess pet. The name of Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua pup.
Tiny Extremely small.
Titanic Big, massive, epic. (Does not have to refer to physical size)
Tito Featured in Disney’s animated movie, Oliver and Company.
Topaz A yellow gemstone.
T-rex Perfect opposite name for a chihuahua
Walker Loves walking (can things get even more obvious?), in or out the house
Willy Resolute protector.
Zig Zag Moves in a left to rught pattern. Unsteady on his feet.
Zippy Active, 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!

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