Chihuahuas are one of the most popular breeds of dogs, and for good reason: they’re tiny, adorable, and fiercely loyal. But if you’ve ever tried to give your pup a name that doesn’t quite fit his personality or sense of style — like “Buddy” or “Chase” — then you know how frustrating it can be to pick the right one. Luckily, we have some ideas for names that will suit any chihuahua perfectly!


Ace is a good name for a boy Chihuahua. It’s also a nickname for many names, so it can be used as an alternative to other names if you decide you don’t like them as much. Ace is short and sweet, but it still has some personality to it. If your dog likes to be the centre of attention (and let’s face it – who doesn’t?), then this name might be perfect for him!


Albert was the first dog to be sent into space. In fact, he was the first animal to orbit the Earth. He was also the first dog to ride in a space capsule and go into space with John Glenn in 1962.

Albert died on February 20th of that same year due to complications from anaesthesia during an operation performed on him at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station prior to his launch into orbit on Friendship 7.


Archer is a great name for a boy Chihuahua. It’s strong and masculine, but also fun and playful. If you have plans to take your pup on hunting trips or just want to give him something to do with his time, then Archer will be perfect!


Archie is a classic name, and it’s one of the most popular names for boys Chihuahuas. The name Archie also comes from the comic book series Archie Comics. In addition to being a great choice for your little guy, this name has some other advantages:

  • It’s fun to say!
  • It’s easy to spell–and remember!


  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Tom Brady
  • Michael Jordan


Baxter is a great name for a chihuahua. It’s also the name of a cat, person, place and object in popular culture.

  • Baxter (dog): The first dog to be cloned was named “Baxter” after its owner Dr. Beryl Chudd Huddleston who had saved money from her job as an optometrist to pay for cloning research at Texas A&M University
  • Baxter (cat): In 2001 actor Michael Cudlitz adopted a cat from an animal shelter and named it Baxter after his character on The West Wing (1999-2006) called Sergeant Major Donald “Buck” Shadoan Jr., who was nicknamed “Buck” by his squadmates because he always seemed like he smelled like deer musk due to all of his hunting trips with them during off time between deployments overseas during wartime operations against foreign enemies trying to take over our homeland through military action


Benny is a popular name for a boy Chihuahua. The name Benny is of English origin, and its meaning is ‘bear’.

Benny was the fifth most popular dog name in the United States in 2018, according to data from the American Kennel Club’s annual report on trends in dog names. It’s also one of our favourite choices!


Blaze is a good name for a chihuahua.

It’s easy to say, easy to remember and easy to spell. Plus, it has an interesting meaning: “A strong flame or fire.” This name is perfect for any dog who likes adventure because it reminds us of flames!


Bolt is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film centres on the story of a dog named Bolt who, having spent his entire life on the set of a television show, thinks that he has superpowers. When he believes that his human, Penny (Miley Cyrus), has been kidnapped, he embarks on a cross-country journey to “rescue” her with help from his crew of pigeons and their manager Pugsley (Susie Essman).


Buddy is a great name for your chihuahua. It’s one of the most popular dog names, and it’s usually used for male dogs. If you’re looking for something more traditional, Buddy may be just right!



Bruno is a name that means “brown.” It’s pronounced “bree-no,” and it sounds like the word “brunette” (the colour). I chose this name because my dog looks almost exactly like a brown Chihuahua, so it seemed fitting to give him this name. If you’re looking for something similar, but don’t want to go with something so obvious, try Bruno!


Buster is a great name for a chihuahua. It’s a simple, easy-to-pronounce name that will be easy for everyone to remember. The only downside is that it might be hard for you and your pup to spell, but who cares? You’re not going to be writing letters anyway!

Buster has been used in pop culture by celebrities like Buster Keaton and Buster Poindexter (and of course, there’s also the famous cartoon bulldog). So if you want something fun but not too weird or overused, then go with Buster!


Baymax is a fictional character from the 2014 Disney/Pixar film Big Hero 6 and its 2019 sequel. He is a healthcare robot designed to serve as a personal healthcare companion. Baymax is voiced by Scott Adsit in both films, who also voiced him in Marvel Comics’ spin-off comic book series Baymax: First Appearance! and Baymax (Original Graphic Novel).

Baymax was created by Tadashi Hamada for his research project at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology where he met Hiro Hamada during his first year of college there in what would become their lifelong friendship together with Go Go Tomago, Honey Lemon and Wasabi No-Ginger


Cash is a great name for a boy chihuahua. It’s strong, it’s unique and it shows your love for money.

Cash is an excellent choice if you want to give your pup an edge in life. It’s also perfect for those who have always wanted a dog named after their favourite currency or simply enjoy the sound of “cash” when spoken aloud (which will probably be often).


Chase is a great name for a boy chihuahua. It’s one of the most popular boy names for this breed, and it fits with their adventurous, playful nature. If your dog loves to run around and play with other dogs, then this could be the perfect name for him!

Chase also has another meaning: “to pursue.” This can remind you of chasing after something or someone when you’re trying to catch them (which many chihuahuas like doing).


Chester is a great name for a boy Chihuahua. It’s short, but not too short. Chester is also strong and popular with owners of this breed.


Coco is a name that has been used for a boy chihuahua, as well as other animals and people. It’s also been used as a girl’s name.


Cookie is a great name for a chihuahua. Cookie is also the perfect name for a boy, girl and puppy chihuahua. If you’re looking for something that sounds like it could have come from your dog’s mouth, this one will do the trick!


Copper is a great name for a male chihuahua. It’s also an adorable name for any dog who has brown fur and is energetic and playful. If you have one of these little guys, consider naming him Copper!


Chewy is a classic name for a chihuahua. It’s also the name of Chewbacca’s sidekick in Star Wars, who is also named Chewy. If you’re looking for a great name for your puppy, this one should be on your list!

If you want to go with something more unique but still keep it simple and easy to pronounce, try Chuy or Chuco instead.


Dash is a great name for a little boy chihuahua. It’s short and sweet, with just enough personality to it that people will remember it. It’s also easy to say, which makes it perfect for those who don’t have much practice speaking English.


If you’re looking for a strong, powerful name that fits well with the personality of a Chihuahua, then Diesel is an excellent choice.

Diesel was originally used as slang for high-octane fuel but has come to be associated with power and strength. It’s also used as a nickname for people who have dark skin or hair (like rapper Diddy) because it sounds similar to “deezel”–which means “to shine brightly.” This makes sense considering that this breed of dog does tend to have very shiny coats!

It’s no surprise then that many dogs are named after cars–especially those built by Ford Motor Company since they produce one of America’s most popular brands: Ford trucks! But what about other types? You’ll find plenty here too such as Toyota or even Ferrari…but don’t worry if none seem right just yet because we’ll cover more options later on down below!


Elvis is a popular name for boys, but it’s also an excellent choice for a Chihuahua. The King of Rock and Roll was a famous singer and performer who inspired millions with his music. Elvis Presley was also known for his hairstyle: he had black hair, with sideburns that were long on the sides of his face and short at the bottom (called “mutton chops”).

This hairstyle is similar to that of many Chihuahuas! So if you want to give your puppy a cool name that reflects his heritage while paying tribute to one of America’s most beloved icons? Then consider naming him Elvis!


Finn is a great name for your chihuahua boy. It’s strong and masculine, but it can also be used for girls, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not Finn will fit into the family dynamic. There are plenty of other good reasons why Finn would make an excellent choice as well:

  • Finn has been steadily climbing in popularity over the past few years, so it’s likely that your pup will never have any trouble finding friends with similar names (or nicknames).
  • The name comes from Norse mythology–the same source material that gave us Thor and Loki–and means “fair” or “white.” It has been used by several characters from Star Wars films as well.


Gizmo is a Chihuahua. He is also a male name, and it’s the name of a character from the movies Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

Gizmo is named after his owner’s son, Billy Peltzer (played by Zach Galligan). In the first movie, Gizmo was an adorable yet mischievous little creature who had magical powers that could grant wishes or make terrible things happen if you said “I wish” three times while looking into his eyes at midnight on Christmas Eve. In the sequel film, we find out that he can now speak English too!


Gunner is a great name for a boy Chihuahua. He’s a member of the Chihuahua breed, which means he’s small and has a long lifespan (up to 20 years). A male dog weighing 2–6 pounds typically has a smooth coat that is usually tan or fawn in colour.


Harry is a name of English origin meaning “brave in battle.” It’s also the name of Harry Potter, who was brave in battle against Voldemort and his Death Eaters.

Harry is a common name for a boy and can be used for any number of pets including dogs, cats, rabbits or even guinea pigs!


Jax is a great name for your boy chihuahua. It’s short for Jackson and has been used as a name for centuries, from ancient Greek to modern times. Jax is also the name of one of the main characters in “The Last Boy Scout,” an NFL football player who likes to play with his ball, so it’s perfect if you have a dog who loves sports!


Kirby is a cute name for a boy chihuahua. Kirby is a small and fluffy dog, so it’s hard to not fall in love with him. The name comes from the game franchise of the same name, but it also works well as an acronym: Kindly Roving Imaginative Friend With Energetic Spirit.


Kobe is a Japanese name meaning “fuzzy hair.” It’s also a popular name for dogs and cats.

Kobe is an adorable name for your little bundle of fur, but if you’re not into it, don’t worry! There are plenty of other great options out there.


Leo is a name that is derived from the Latin word Leo, meaning lion. It also means lion in Greek, Spanish and Italian. Leo is the fifth astrological sign in the zodiac, meaning it’s associated with July 23 to August 22 (although some people say it begins earlier).

Leo has been used as a first name since at least 1880 when it appeared on birth records during that time period. The name has become more popular over time but still remains relatively uncommon today; according to data from 2016 census records, there were only 2 Leos per 1,000 boys born each year between 2014 and 2016 in Canada alone!


Loki is a great name for a boy Chihuahua. It’s also a Norse god, who is known for being mischievous. He’s the brother of Thor and the trickster god!


Lucky is a great name for a boy chihuahua. It can be used to describe any dog who has been rescued or adopted, as well as those with a lucky streak.

If you have a little dog that seems to be always getting into trouble, but then somehow manages to avoid it at the last minute (or maybe even benefit from it), then this could be the perfect name for him or her!


Marley is a boy dog name that means “sea warrior” and comes from the Old English word “mare”. It’s also the name of a famous musician, whose name was inspired by his love of Bob Marley.

Marley was originally a surname, but it has become more common as a first name because of its association with this famous pooch’s namesake.


Milo is a great name for a boy Chihuahua. It’s short, sweet and easy to call out; it’s also easy to spell and pronounce. Plus, few people would know how to spell or say, Milo!


Monty is a great name for a chihuahua. It means “from the mountains,” and it sounds strong and powerful. It’s easy to pronounce, easy to remember and has a nice ring to it. You could also use this name as a homage to your favourite actor or actress (who may have played the role of a mountain climber).


Murphy is the most popular boy chihuahua name. It’s easy to say and spell, so if your dog has brown eyes, this may be the name for you.

Murphy is also an Irish surname that means “sea warrior” or “sea warrior’s son.”


Is your Chihuahua named Nico? If so, you’re in good company. This name is one of the most popular for boys and dogs.

It’s also used as a diminutive of Nicholas, meaning “people’s victory.” The name has been around since at least the 17th century when it was popularized by Saint Nicholas (also known as Santa Claus). Today there are over 3 million people named Nico in America alone!


Ollie is a great name for your Chihuahua. If you are looking for a boy name that’s unique and sounds cool, then this could be it!

The meaning of Ollie is “wealthy”. It’s also an abbreviation for Oliver or Olaf.

Nicknames for Ollie include Olly, Lolly (for girls), and Lollygagger (for boys). Some famous people called Ollie include rapper Lil’ Wayne; actor/director Oliver Platt; football player Oliver Vernon; actor Oliver Reed.


Oscar is a great name for a chihuahua. It’s a strong, powerful name that suits the confident and proud personality of this breed of dog. Oscar is also one of the most popular names among male dogs–especially those with brown or black fur.

If you’re looking for an unusual name with lots of character, then consider Oscar!


Paco is a Spanish name meaning “a little boy.” It’s also an adorable nickname for Francisco, which is another popular name for chihuahuas.

The name Paco is used most frequently in Mexico and Spain, but it has been gaining popularity in the US over the past few decades.


Percy is the name of a dog in the Harry Potter series, but it’s also been used as the name of a character in Percy Jackson. Percy is a popular boy’s name in England and Wales, where it ranked #5 in 2017. It has been steadily rising since 1990 (when it was #30), peaking at #3 in 2015 before dropping back down again.


Prince is a great name for a chihuahua. It’s traditional, but it’s also very popular. It has a lot of meaning behind it, and can be used as either a first or last name.

  • Prince: A prince is someone who rules over something–a kingdom, city, or state (or even just their own mind). This makes “prince” an excellent choice if you want your boy chihuahua to feel like royalty!
  • Chihuahua: The word “chihuahua” comes from Nahuatl words meaning “tiny dog.” You may recognize this language as being spoken by the Aztecs before they were conquered by Spanish conquistadors in 1521 CE; however, there are still some native speakers today living in Mexico and Central America who continue using these languages today!


Rambo is a strong, tough and brave name for a boy chihuahua. It’s also very masculine. If you want to give your puppy an unusual name, Rambo could be the one for you!


Harvey is a name of English origin, and it means “grey.” Harvey is also a popular name for boys’ dogs.


Rascal is a fun, cute, and strong name for your little guy. It’s also a popular choice among dog owners. If you’re looking for something that sounds similar to the word “rascally,” but with a bit of an edge to it, then this is the perfect name for you!


Rex is an awesome name for a Chihuahua! It’s short, simple and strong. In fact, this name has been used for many dogs in movies and TV shows.

Rex is also the name of Woody’s faithful toy terrier in Toy Story (1995). He appears in all three films as well as Toy Story 4 which will be released on June 21st 2019

Rex is also the dog from Madagascar (2005) where he helps Alex find his way around New York City after escaping from Central Park Zoo with Marty the zebra and Melman the giraffe

Rex can also be seen in 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure (2003) where he plays a big role in helping Pongo reunite with Perdita after being separated for years


Riley is a name of a dog, actor and movie.

Riley is the name of an Irish Terrier who starred in Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. He was also famous for his role in Turner & Hooch (1989). Riley is also a character played by Macaulay Culkin in Uncle Buck (1989), which was directed by John Hughes.


Rocco is a popular name for dogs. It’s a tough, strong and cool name, which makes it perfect for a Chihuahua.

Rocco is an Italian name meaning “rock.” The most famous Rocco was an actor who starred in films like The Godfather II and Scarface (he played Al Pacino’s brother). But there are plenty of other famous people with the same moniker:

  • A boxer who fought Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight championship title in 1980;
  • An actor best known for his role on Friends;
  • A pop singer from Australia who was nominated for a Grammy Award this year;


Romeo is a great name for a boy chihuahua. This name has been popularized by the famous play Romeo and Juliet, which was written by William Shakespeare.

Romeo means “famed wolf” or “noisy,” depending on how you interpret the word. It’s also an Italian name meaning “little king.”

If you’re looking for something more traditional, this could be your best bet!


Roscoe is a name that means “bright fame.” It’s been used in the US since 1882, but Roscoe first appeared in England as early as the 11th century. Today, it’s most commonly used for boys and has been since 1990.

The name comes from Old English origins and means “famous warrior.” If this sounds like a good fit for your chihuahua pup, then go ahead and give him or her that great name!


Rudy is a common name for a boy Chihuahua. It’s also a strong, courageous name that means “courageous” or “brave.” There are several famous people named Rudy:

  • A football player who played in the NFL from 1993-2007 (Randy Gregory)
  • An actor who has appeared in over 30 movies and television shows since 1995 (Robert Downey Jr.)
  • A singer who had two number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his songs “I Got You Babe” and “Son Of A Preacher Man”


Sammy is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin. The meaning of Sammy is “God hears”. Sammy was the 546th most popular male baby name in 2015, according to Social Security Administration data.

Variations of this name include Sammuel, Sammuel and Samuel (which means “name of God”).


Scooter is a cute name for a chihuahua. It’s also one of the most popular dog names in America, so if you’re looking for something that will never go out of style, Scooter should be your first choice.

This adorable name is perfect for any boy or girl Chihuahua and can be used as both a first and last name!


Simba is a male lion character from Disney’s The Lion King. He is the son of Mufasa and Sarabi, who was later raised by his uncle Scar after his father was killed during a stampede. Simba later returns to challenge his uncle for the throne, but he learns that he cannot change his past nor return to it once it has passed.

Simba is also the main protagonist in other media such as books or video games based on The Lion King franchise such as Kingdom Hearts II by Square Enix which takes place after events shown in The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride where he marries Nala before having their daughter Kiara who becomes queen during her reign until she dies from old age at around 80 years old (which would make them around 60 years old when they were born).


Sparky is a good name for a chihuahua, but it’s also a great nickname for Sparky. If you want to give your pup an unforgettable name that will make him stand out from the pack, this is it!

Sparky can be used as both a boy’s and a girl’s name (depending on where you live). It’s one of the most popular dog names in America right now, so if you’re looking for something unique but familiarly recognizable by others who have had pets named Sparky before–or even better yet: know someone named Sparky themselves!–this could be it!

If your beloved pet happens not to be canine at all (they could also be feline), don’t worry–there are plenty more options available here on PetMD!


Spike is a great name for a chihuahua. It’s short, easy to say and rolls off the tongue. It’s also perfect for a male dog who has black fur and will look like an adorable little spike ball when he grows up!


Stitch is a male chihuahua who is featured in Disney’s Lilo & Stitch, as well as its subsequent television series and films. He was created by Jumba Jookiba, an evil alien scientist who wanted to use him as a weapon against Earth. However, he escaped from his creator and landed on Earth where he befriended two young sisters named Lilo and Nani. His name comes from his tendency to stitch things together using his long tongue, which also allows him to create various objects out of different materials such as clothing or food items like sandwiches


Snoopy is a fun-loving, lovable, loyal and playful dog. He is very intelligent and eager to please. Snoopy has a great personality for being such a small dog with a big heart! He loves his family and will do anything for them including cuddling up on the couch or running around outside in the yard playing chase with you!


If you are looking for a name that is easy to say and remember, Sunny is the perfect name for your boy Chihuahua. It’s also an extremely popular choice, which means that it will be easy to spell as well!



Taco is the perfect name for a Chihuahua. It’s a fun, short and unusual name that will make your pup stand out from the crowd. The word “taco” is also very popular in the United States, as it refers to one of our favourite foods! If you want your dog to be remembered by everyone he meets (and who doesn’t?), then Taco is definitely an excellent choice!


Teddy is a popular name for a chihuahua, and it’s also a good one! A teddy bear is soft and cuddly, just like your pup. If you’re looking for something that sounds more like a puppy name but still has some of that “cuteness” factor going on, then this may be the one for you.


Thor is a name that comes from Norse mythology and is the son of Odin and Jord. He is the god of thunder and has a hammer named Mjolnir. Thor was popularized by Marvel Comics and has been used as an inspiration for several dogs over the years.

  • Thor (Norse) – The God of Thunder and War, who uses his mighty hammer to fight evil forces with lightning bolts. He wields his weapon against any who would threaten peace in Asgard or Midgard (Earth).


Tito is a male chihuahua name that means ‘little Titus.’ The name Titus was popularized by the Roman emperor, but it can also be traced back to a character in the film Cool Hand Luke. This pup’s parents would be wise to avoid TV characters with similar names–namely Tito Santana (of WWE fame) and Tito Robles (who played Cousin Itt on The Addams Family).


Toby is a great name for a boy chihuahua. It’s also a very common name, which means that it’s likely to be one of the first ones to come to mind when you’re thinking about what to call your new puppy. If you want something unique and original, but don’t want it to sound too weird or old-fashioned (like Biffy), Toby is an excellent choice.


If you’re looking for a cool name for a boy chihuahua, Tommy is a great option! The name Tommy comes from the Greek word “tomus,” which means “cut.” The name was first used in England in the 17th century; it’s been popular ever since.

Tommy has also been used as an affectionate term for Thomas since at least the 1850s, according to It’s become even more popular recently thanks to characters like Tommy Pickles from Rugrats and Thomas O’Malley from The Aristocats who share this moniker (and obviously aren’t real).


Tony is a great name for a boy chihuahua. It means “lover of horses,” and it’s one of the most popular names for this breed. If you’re looking for something unique and original, Tony will fit the bill perfectly!


Turbo is a great name for a boy chihuahua who is fast and energetic. Turbo can also be used as a nickname for the name Turbo, so it’s perfect if you want to call him by his full name but don’t want to get too fancy!

If your dog has short fur that’s smooth in texture (like our friend here), then Turbo might be the best choice for them.


Tyson is a great name for a Chihuahua. It’s also a great name for boys and dogs. That’s right: Tyson is the perfect name for anyone who wants to give their pooch a name that has been used by many people in the past but hasn’t yet been taken by another pup in your neighbourhood!


Uno: A short and simple name, Uno is a great choice for your new puppy.

The name Uno is short and easy to say, which makes it perfect for smaller dogs like chihuahuas. It also has an air of sophistication, as well as being unique enough that your pup won’t have any trouble standing out from the crowd!


Vader is a great name for a Chihuahua. In fact, it’s the best name in the galaxy. If you’re looking to give your puppy a cool name–and we know that you are–then look no further than Darth Vader!

Not only does this name fit well with his appearance (he’s small, black and has floppy ears), but it also reflects his inner strength and courage as he faces down enemies much larger than him every day at home.


Vinny is a cute name for a boy chihuahua. It’s also a great choice if you want to name your pup after Vin Diesel, whose real name is Mark Sinclair Vincent.

Vinny has an active personality and loves to be on the move, so he’ll be perfect if you’re looking for a dog that will keep up with all of your activities.


If you’re looking for a short, sweet name for your chihuahua puppy that’s easy to remember and fun to say, then Wally is the way to go! This adorable moniker is perfect for any pup with white fur. Plus, it’s also a good choice if your little guy has a funny personality–Wally can be used as a nickname when he misbehaves or makes silly noises.


Willy is a great name for a boy Chihuahua. Willy is the name of the dog in the movie Up, and it’s also a common name for a Chihuahua. So if you’re looking for something unique and original, this could be it!


Woody is a cowboy doll in the Toy Story franchise. He is the leader of Andy’s Toys and first appeared in 1995’s Toy Story. In the movie, Woody finds himself torn between his loyalty to Andy and his desire to be played with by a child with whom he can share adventures.

Woody was voiced by Tom Hanks who also voiced other characters in the film such as Buzz Lightyear (who was played by Tim Allen).


Yoda is a popular name for a Chihuahua. Yoda is a great name for a Chihuahua. It’s also one of the most common names for dogs, so if you want your pup to stand out from the pack, this may not be the best choice!

If you’re looking for something more unique than just “Yoda,” consider one of these alternatives:


Yoshi is a Japanese name meaning “good luck.” It can also be used as an English nickname for the name Yoshio, or Yossi. Yoshi is also the name of a character in Nintendo’s Mario series, who first appeared in Super Mario World (1990). The popular video game franchise has been around since 1985 and includes several spin-off games, including Mario Kart and Mario Party.

Yoshi was popularized as a dog name when rapper Yoshi Thompkins released his album “Yoshi Forever” in 2017. The album was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammy Awards but lost to Cardi B.’s Invasion of Privacy


Ziggy is a cute name for a boy chihuahua. It’s popular, too! Ziggy is an unusual name that you won’t hear often and it can be shortened to “Zig.” The name Ziggy was popularized by musician David Bowie, who had two dogs named ZIGGY STARDUST and JARVIS COCKERHAM (after his own band).

It’s also traditional: Ziggie Smalls was the main character in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men; he was played by actor Gary Sinise in the 1992 film adaptation directed by Gary Ross (who later went on to direct Seabiscuit).


I hope you found this list of boy chihuahua names helpful. If not, feel free to check out our other lists of girl and unisex names for more inspiration!

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