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150+ Chihuahua Dog Names: Cute & Popular Ideas 2021

Nicole Cosgrove

The chihuahua is a small breed of dog from Mexico that is one of the smallest breeds in the world. Despite its tiny size, the breed is full of character and makes an ideal companion for almost any owner. Choosing your dog’s name is important because you will likely be using it many times a day for the next 16 years or so.

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How to Choose a Name For Your Chihuahua

When it comes to choosing chihuahua dog names, there are many places you can seek inspiration. It is common to name a chihuahua for its size, seriously or ironically, while some favor giving this breed the Mexican name deserving of its heritage. Alternatively, you can name yours according to its color, its lineage, or because of your love of 1960s beatnik fashion designers. Below are more than 150 names to give you inspiration or to help you find the ideal name for your little Mexican bean.

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Female Chihuahua Dog Names

Chihuahua with a book
Image Credit: Aaron_H, Pixabay

There are many places you can get inspiration for a dog’s name. Choose a favorite flower or the place you enjoy family holidays. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a popular and pretty female chihuahua name, why not opt for a traditionally Mexican female name or something like Chica?

  • Adriana
  • Alejandre
  • Angel
  • Azalea
  • Blossom
  • Bluebell
  • Buttercup
  • Chica
  • Clover
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Fernanda
  • Fleur
  • Francisca
  • Freesia
  • Gabriela
  • Guadelupe
  • Holly
  • Honeysuckle
  • Iris
  • Jasmine
  • Juana
  • Leticia
  • Lilac
  • Lotus
  • Luciana
  • Luisa
  • Margarita
  • Maria
  • Penelope
  • Petunia
  • Poppy
  • Posey
  • Primrose
  • Renata
  • Rosa
  • Rose
  • Rosie
  • Tulip
  • Valentina
  • Violet

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Male Chihuahua Dog Names

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Credit: Rosa Jay, Shutterstock

Similarly, male chihuahua names can also be based on a favorite place, band, or even your favorite actor or Norse god. Because the chihuahua is such a small dog, it is common to name them for their small size, but some owners choose a more ironic approach with names like Thor or Giant.

  • Alejandro
  • Alfie
  • Antonio
  • Barkley
  • Bobbie
  • Buddy
  • Carlos
  • Charlie
  • Cooper
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Javier
  • Jesus
  • Jorge
  • Jose
  • Juan
  • Luis
  • Manuel
  • Max
  • Miguel
  • Miguel
  • Oliver
  • Oscar
  • Ozzy
  • Pedro
  • Percy
  • Rascal
  • Raul
  • Ricardo
  • Scrappy
  • Thor

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Brown Chihuahua Dog Names

chihuahua lying on a couch
Image Credit: Svitlana Sandberg, Shutterstock

Along with the fawn-colored dog that most of us recognize as being the chihuahua, the breed can often be seen in brown. This usually means a darker brown combined with the light brown, and because the dark brown stands out as being unusual, it gives you a good opportunity to find an appropriate name for your dog.

  • Amber
  • Brandy
  • Cashew
  • Chai
  • Cinnamon
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Fawn
  • Forest
  • Ginger
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Mocha
  • Moose
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Penny
  • Pumpkin
  • Reese
  • Toffee
  • Truffles

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Black Chihuahua Dog Names

The black chihuahua is a popular coat color. Because the black coat color is a dominant gene, it is a common coat color in this breed, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. The color can vary from a deep, jet black, to a more subtle almost charcoal gray color, and you can base the name of your dog on the color of its coat.

  • Ash
  • Carbon
  • Ebony
  • Galaxy
  • Inky
  • Jet
  • Licorice
  • Luna
  • Midnight
  • Nebula
  • Nightshade
  • Oreo
  • Raven
  • Sable
  • Salem
  • Shadow
  • Smokey
  • Soot
  • Stormy
  • Voodoo

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White Chihuahua Dog Names

Chihuahua puppy_Manuela Federspiel, Pixabay
Image Credit: Manuela Federspiel, Pixabay

The white chihuahua is described as one of the most common colors but to find a truly white one, with lighter claws and lighter noise is much rarer. What’s more, a lot of people list dogs that have mixed colors as being white to claim that it is a rarer white than the standard fawn color. Some obvious examples of names for white dogs include Snowy, but there are many to choose from.

  • Alba
  • Avalanche
  • Bianco
  • Blanco
  • Blizzard
  • Blondie
  • Brie
  • Champagne
  • Chardonnay
  • Cloud
  • Coconut
  • Cotton
  • Flour
  • Fluffy
  • Frost
  • Ivory
  • Lolli
  • Snowy
  • Truffles
  • Weiss
  • Whisper

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Popular Chihuahua Dog Names

chihuahua dog posing on a beach
Image Credit: Lesia Kapinosova, Shutterstock

The chihuahua is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. It is popular with families with small children, as well as seniors looking for some companionship. They are packed full of character, and they can be given a name to reflect this.

  • Bella
  • Bentley
  • Chico
  • Chloe
  • Gizmo
  • Leo
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lucky
  • Lucy
  • Mia
  • Milo
  • Nala
  • Pip
  • Rocky
  • Roxy
  • Sophie
  • Squeak
  • Stella
  • Tiny
  • Zoey

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Choosing The Best Chihuahua Dog Name

Chihuahuas make great pets and while they may be tiny dogs, they are the epitome of having small dog syndrome. They think they’re as big as a Great Dane, which is why so many owners give them ironic names like Giant, and they think they are as loud as a Husky. Hopefully, the list above has helped you find the ideal name for your little companion.


Featured Image Credit: Christel SAGNIEZ, Pixabay

Nicole Cosgrove

Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.