Small but mighty, Chihuahuas are known for their petite size and big personalities. From sassy to sweet to stylish (oh, the number of outfits they can rock!)—Chihuahuas are adored by their loyal fans. This breed is a national symbol of Mexico and ranks among the oldest dogs in the Americas, too. We’ve rounded up the most popular Chihuahua names of the year from all over the web database of dog names nationwide. Yes, these are real names given by pet parents, ranked in order of popularity. Did your dog’s name make the list?

Looking for a dog name for your new puppy or adopted family member? Have fun, use your imagination, and be sure to check out other ideas from our wide selection of dog name lists.

  1. Bella
  2. Coco
  3. Lola
  4. Daisy
  5. Lily / Lilly
  6. Lucy
  7. Charlie / Charley
  8. Peanut
  9. Luna
  10. Max
  11. Chloe
  12. Zoey / Zoe
  13. Buddy
  14. Chico
  15. Roxy / Roxie / Roxi
  16. Rocky
  17. Penny
  18. Milo
  19. Sophie
  20. Jack
  21. Princess
  22. Gizmo
  23. Bailey / Baylee / Bailie / Baylie
  24. Mia
  25. Toby
  26. Oliver
  27. Lulu
  28. Molly
  29. Cooper
  30. Stella
  31. Lucky
  32. Sadie
  33. Rosie
  34. Paco
  35. Cookie
  36. Ginger
  37. Pepper
  38. Minnie
  39. Taco
  40. Harley
  41. Bentley
  42. Louie
  43. Baby
  44. Leo
  45. Bear
  46. Ruby
  47. Maggie
  48. Riley / Rylee / Ryleigh
  49. Teddy
  50. Dexter
  51. Jax
  52. Piper
  53. Ollie
  54. Tucker
  55. Zoe
  56. Nala
  57. Ellie
  58. Honey
  59. Abby
  60. Marley
  61. Buster
  62. Chewy
  63. Oreo
  64. Izzy
  65. Lady
  66. Gracie
  67. Chica
  68. Henry
  69. Bandit
  70. Rico
  71. Angel
  72. Brownie
  73. Olive
  74. Lexi / Lexie / Lexy
  75. Frankie
  76. Belle
  77. Romeo
  78. Sammy
  79. Bambi
  80. Joey
  81. Duke
  82. Nacho
  83. Phoebe
  84. Zeus
  85. Layla
  86. Bruno
  87. Tiny
  88. Missy
  89. Sugar
  90. Diego
  91. Gigi
  92. Poppy
  93. Mocha
  94. Tito
  95. Dobby
  96. Prince
  97. Winston
  98. Bean
  99. Biscuit
  100. Oscar
  101. Mickey
  102. Jasper
  103. Mimi
  104. Rocco
  105. Emma
  106. Millie
  107. Benny
  108. Roscoe
  109. Ziggy
  110. Maya
  111. Pixie
  112. Hazel
  113. Blue / Blu
  114. Simba
  115. Loki

Top 10 Female Chihuahua Names

  1. Bella
  2. Coco
  3. Lola
  4. Daisy
  5. Lily / Lilly
  6. Lucy
  7. Luna
  8. Chloe
  9. Zoey / Zoe
  10. Roxy / Roxie / Roxi

Top 10 Male Chihuahua Names

  1. Charlie / Charley
  2. Peanut
  3. Max
  4. Buddy
  5. Chico
  6. Rocky
  7. Milo
  8. Jack
  9. Gizmo
  10. Bailey / Baylee / Bailie / Baylie

It’s pretty clear that the Chihuahua’s miniature size has a big impact on the names that are chosen for them. In our list of top names, you see plenty of names like Tiny, Gizmo, and Pixie—with Peanut and Chico (meaning small in Spanish) in the top ten. Though this isn’t necessarily a new trend, it’s one that keeps right on going (and is always appropriate).

We also see a big influx of posh, vintage-inspired names—you know, the ones that make you think of your Great Aunt, or the gentleman at the end of the bar sipping his Manhattan. These include monikers like Stella, Ruby, or Hazel for lady dogs, and Henry, Louie and Oliver for the boys.

And of course, food-inspired names for Chihuahuas are always a big hit. With Taco, Pepper, Biscuit, Cookie, Ginger, and more showing up in the top 100, it’s clear that this breed is associated with the good things in life.

Chihuahua Name Advice

If you’re having trouble deciding, keep in mind that great Chihuahua names can come from many different sources of inspiration, such as your favorite foods, books, celebrities, your heritage, or even dog breed history. For example, your puppy might sport a mythology name like Hercules (ironically) or a color-themed moniker like Bambi.

Another consideration when choosing your Chihuahua name? Dog training. This is of particular importance for puppies. When you’re teaching your new dog to respond to commands like sit, stay, or come, you’ll want to be sure their name isn’t a source of confusion. In other words, avoid puppy names that sound like a common dog training cue, such as “Bit,” which could easily be misheard as “sit.”

Of course, what matters most is that the dog name you choose rolls off your tongue. The best Chihuahua names will make you happy. We’re fans of the “backdoor test” for dog name selection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: stand at the back door and call out your new dog‘s potential name. Saying “Pixie, it’s time for dinner!” or “Yoda, leave it!” helps take the name out of your imagination and into reality.

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