Small dogs lend themselves perfectly to adorable names, and their pool is never-ending! To help you out with all the choices we wrapped up the most unique and adorable small dog names. Let’s see what we pulled up! 

Other languages for small

Other languages offer the most inspiration when it comes to unique names. And small dogs have the most unique personalities. So, maybe one of the following names is just the right choice for you.

  • Petit – French
  • Lille or Liden – Danish
  • Klein – German
  • Sue – Ewe
  • Juna – Esperanto
  • Chico or Joven – Spanish
  • Nuori or Pieni – Finnish
  • Jong – Frisian
  • Mikra – Ido
  • Liten – Norwegian
  • Mici or Mic – Romanian
  • Smoa – Swedish

Names that personify that adjective “small”

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Pick a name that means small, but has a deeper meaning.

There are a lot of names that actually point to something small, but have a deeper meaning at the same time. Maybe that is exactly what you need to set your dog apart from all others. Let’s see our list.

  • Aleida – Latin name meaning small
  • Alona – Hebrew name that translates to “little rock”
  • Charlotte – French name meaning petite
  • Kiara – Celtic name that means small
  • Melina – Greek name meaning “little honey”
  • Aanik – French name meaning “smallest source of existence”
  • Adnah – Biblical name meaning “small”
  • Bogart – Gaelic name meaning “small bowl”
  • Bolan – Irish name meaning “little poet”
  • Cathan – another Irish name meaning “little battler”
  • Egan – yet another Irish name, it translates to “little fire”
  • Mannix – Irish name meaning “small monk”
  • Afton – French name meaning “small river”
  • Becket – English name meaning “little brook”
  • Carlin – yes, yet another Irish name. This one means “little champion”
  • Chotto (or Chotku/Chotki) – Indian name meaning “small”
  • Edan – Welsh name meaning “little fire”
  • Glyn – Gaelic name meaning “small valley”
  • Lennon – you guessed it – an Irish name! It means “small lover”
  • Kieran – yes, yes – Irish, but hey it means “little one”
  • Malin – English name meaning “little warrior”
  • Panya – Russian name meaning “small”
  • Reagen – This one means “small king,” and yes – it is Irish
  • Sweeney – Gealic for “little hero”
  • Arizona – Native American name meaning “little spring”
  • Aithne – Celtic for “little fire”
  •  Corette – French name meaning “little maiden”
  • Gimli – Old Norse meaning “small fire”
  • Kibibi – Celtic meaning “little lady”
  • Odelia – Anglo-Saxon name meaning “wealthy little one”
  • Rubetta – Latin name meaning “little precious jewel”
  • Logan – Scottish name meaning “small hollow”
  • Paul – Roman name meaning “small and humble”
  • Ria – Spanish meaning “small river”
  • Roxana – Persian name meaning dawn or little star
  • Sonnet – Italian meaning little song
  • Zita – Italian, Persian, and Greek origin name meaning “little girl”
  • Nori – Norse name meaning “small person”
  • Eneko – Basque meaning “my little one”
  • Rilla – German meaning “small brook”
  • Lunet – Welsh, French or Latin name meaning “idol, image, or little moon”
  • Anima – Latin or Sanskrit name for “soul, tiny”
  • Suzu – Japanese name meaning “little bell”
  • Dewi – Indonesian name for “little goddess”
  • Tira – Hebrew name that roughly translates to “little village”
  • Pau – Catalan name meaning “small, peace”

Cute Pokemon inspired names

Pokemon is perhaps the series with the highest number of cute little creatures. That’s exactly why it is a great source of inspiration for your small fur-ball’s name. Here are some of the most popular ones.

  • Jigglypuff
  • Dratini
  • Shaymin
  • Lillipup
  • Emolga
  • Clefairy
  • Snorlax
  • Teddiursa
  • Skitty
  • Vulpix
  • Squirtle
  • Charmander
  • Togepi
  • Mew
  • Eevee
  • Pikachu
  • Emolga
  • Komala
  • Meloetta
  • Shinx
  • Skitty
  • Popplio
  • Treeko
  • Cubchoo

Cute Star Wars Names

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Fantasy names are perfect for small dogs.

While we are on that magical fantastic route, why not take some inspiration from the unique Star Wars characters and creatures.

  • Jyn
  • Rey
  • Kylo
  • Maz
  • Poe
  • Hux
  • Rebel
  • Force
  • Star
  • Leia
  • Sky
  • Padmé
  • Yoda
  • Ewok
  • Jawa 
  • Wookiees 
  • Chewbaca (Chewie) 
  • Porg

Other fantasy names

If Star Wars isn’t quite your thing, you can always go with some other names from fantasy. Let’s take a look.

  • Hobbit
  • Frodo
  • Pippin
  • Tobby
  • Snitch
  • Drogon
  • Gizmo
  • E.T.
  • Wall-E
  • Stitch
  • Max
  • Bubo
  • Bumblebee
  • Teddy
  • Limffi
  • Orok
  • Chutiz
  • Mine
  • Sori
  • Ecotta
  • Etau
  • Tulle
  • Ballio
  • Trolle
  • Bunni
  • Dilbi
  • Bippa
  • Oni
  • Ogre
  • Fey
  • Griffin
  • Chimera
  • Hydra
  • Nibbler
  • Mogwai
  • Neo
  • Rocket
  • Yoshi
  • Sonic
  • Knuckles
  • Ray

Disney inspired names

Yes, Disney has the cutest names of all time. Many of them would be great for a small pup like yours. But, here are the most adorable ones we found.

  • Patch
  • Mickie
  • Minne
  • Pluto
  • Goofy
  • Chip
  • Buzz
  • Meg
  • Hera
  • Ting-Ting
  • Nala
  • Milo
  • Bambi
  • Otto
  • Scratchy
  • Mooch
  • Sparky
  • Rolly
  • Scud
  • Zero
  • Meeko
  • Winnie
  • Roo
  • Cleo
  • Mushu
  • Coda

Adorable food inspired dog names

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Food names are adorable for any small puppy that adores its treats.

If none of these were a good fit, and you are somewhat of a gourmet yourself – you can always pick a name based on the food you love. Let’s see some of these cute choices.

  • Butterscotch
  • Caramel
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut
  • Cocoa
  • Cupcake
  • Fudge
  • Jelly
  • Mochi
  • Falafel
  • Muffin
  • Nutmeg
  • Oreo
  • Peaches
  • Pudding
  • Soda
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Toffee
  • Nacho
  • Peanut
  • Butter
  • Biscuit
  • Basil
  • Bean
  • Brownie
  • Nugget
  • Apricot
  • Barry
  • Yam
  • Poppy

Famous small dogs

There is always the option of naming your dog after a famous dog. We found some famous small dogs and their names for you. The list may not be long, but one of these names may be just what you are searching for.

    • Toto – The little dog Dorothy’s dog in The Wizard of Oz
    • Laika – The first dog to travel to Space aboard Sputnik 2 in 1957
    • Boo –  The dog that has taken over the internet with its cuteness
    • Snoopy – the world famous comic book and cartoon character created by Charles M. Schulz
    • Jofi – Sigmund Freud’s chow chow dog
    • Sinbad –  a small black and brown puppy on the Coast Guard vessel during the World War II
    • Benji – The most famous stray dog in the movie that carries the same name

Bonus names

Well if even that did not fit your taste, we have some additional names for you. 

  • Turbo
  • Mimi
  • Fifi
  • Daisy
  • Kai
  • Ivy
  • Willow
  • Dash
  • Pixie
  • Jett
  • Button
  • Jazz
  • Uno
  • Bitty
  • Elf
  • Peewee
  • Runt
  • Sprite
  • Tiny
  • Buddy
  • Louie
  • Odie
  • Opie
  • Stella
  • Star
  • Toto
  • Ziggy
  • Dot
  • Flo
  • Liz
  • Saha
  • Zara
  • Chip
  • Leo
  • Simba
  • Skip
  • Dottie
  • Fluffy

Small dogs, before all else, are adorable and cute. That’s why a cute name is a great idea – it will encapsulate your new furry friend’s adorableness. Hopefully we inspired you.