200+ One-of-a-Kind Chihuahua Names You’ll Love

Choosing your Chihuahua’s name can be fun–or daunting. If you’re indecisive, picking the right name for your puppy can feel impossible.

Or maybe your Chi is so cute that you can’t come up with a name perfect enough for your itty-bitty pup.

Brown Chihuahua lying on the floor

Trust us, we know the struggle. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the best Chihuahua names. Let’s hop to it!

What’s a good name for a Chihuahua?

When it comes down to it, there is no one “perfect name” for your Chihuahua. The best names are mostly a matter of personal preference, but we have some practical advice for you to consider.

Shorter, simpler names are ideal. Not only will they fit on a dog tag or collar, but your Chi-Chi puppy will have an easier time remembering 1-3 syllable words.

You might also consider an uncommon name for your Chi. Imagine if we all named our dogs “Fido.” Can you envision the chaos at the dog park when one owner calls their Fido, and all the Fidos come running?

The same principle applies to names that sound like commands. If you plan on teaching your dog how to “release,” you should probably avoid naming her “Elise.”

It’ll be all too easy for your little dog to get the two words confused.

Chihuahua name trends

So, how do dog lovers draw inspiration for their dog’s name? 

Some owners may use their pup’s personality as a starting point. For others, their canine’s size and appearance give them a stroke of genius. Watch this short video all about Chihuahuas for a little inspiration of your own:

You can also look to vintage-inspired names for your Chihuahua. Names like Opal and Oliver are both classic and timeless. 

Want to liven it up a bit? Use your favorite foods as a sounding board. After all, there’s nothing cuter than introducing your Chi-Chi as Nacho or Oreo.

Famous Chihuahuas: What do the stars name their Chi dogs?

Chihuahua with Cesar Millan and Paris Hilton
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Chihuahuas have a special place among Hollywood’s elite. You can always look to A-list celebrities and their famous Chihuahuas for ideas.

  • Tinkerbell and Bambi: Paris Hilton’s red-carpet-worthy Chis
  • Gidget: the former Taco Bell mascot and arguably the most recognizable Chihuahua on our list
  • Coco: Cesar Milan’s well-behaved Chihuahua from the hit show Dog Whisperer

Perhaps movies are more your jam? Walt Disney’s Oliver and Company featured a scrappy Chi named Tito, while Bruiser stole the screen in Legally Blonde.

And who could forget Chloe and Papi from Beverly Hills Chihuahua?

If none of these quite hits the mark for you, why not draw inspiration for puppy names from social media? Popular Chis on Instagram boasts names like Chowder, Lu-Seal, and even Mr. Miyagee!

Best Chihuahua dog names

Now the moment you’ve been waiting for … a roundup of all the best Chihuahua names!

Top 10 cutest names for Teacup Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas are literally the tiniest dog breed in the world. It only makes sense that they’d have a pint-sized name to match their pint-sized frame!

  1. Button
  2. Minnie or Mini (perfect for a teacup Chihuahua!)
  3. Peanut
  4. Munchkin
  5. Nugget
  6. Peewee
  7. Pixie
  8. Squirt
  9. Tiny
  10. Penny

Charming color-inspired names for your Chihuahua

Still don’t feel like you’ve struck gold on a Chi name? Why not take your inspiration from the color spectrum? Here are a few unique names you’ll love:

  1. Midnight
  2. Lavender
  3. Sienna
  4. Cyan
  5. Smokey
  6. Mauve
  7. Saffron
  8. Hazelnut
  9. Azure
  10. Snowflake
  11. Violet
  12. Mocha
  13. Ruby
  14. Amber
  15. Flame (a fiery name to complement their fiery spirit)

Top names for long-coated Chihuahuas

Proud of your Chihuahua’s luscious locks? Give them a name that does their mane justice!

  1. Cuddles
  2. Duchess
  3. Feathers
  4. Floof
  5. Furby
  6. Poof
  7. Ruffles
  8. Shaggy
  9. Silky
  10. Snuggles

Chihuahua names all the way from Mexico

Of course, you could always pay homage to your Chi’s Mexican roots. Some Chihuahua lovers choose Spanish names or Mexican monikers for their small dog.

Check out these 10 popular male Mexican- and Spanish-inspired names:

  1. Tito
  2. Chico
  3. Rico
  4. Amigo
  5. Pedro
  6. Taco
  7. Burrito
  8. Nacho
  9. Tabasco
  10. Carlos

And here are 10 more for the lady Chihuahua in your life:

  1. Guadalupe
  2. Luna
  3. Coco
  4. Chica
  5. Chiquita
  6. Frida
  7. Gabriela
  8. Tequila
  9. Margarita
  10. Paloma

Funny Chihuahua names for the humorous dog owner

Black Chihuahua portrait

Want a Chi-Chi name that evokes laughter? Try these ironic and goofy names!

  1. Admiral
  2. Atlas
  3. Atom
  4. Avalanche
  5. Avocado
  6. Axe
  7. Axel
  8. Bandido
  9. Barracuda
  10. Batman
  11. Bear
  12. Biceps
  13. Big Mac
  14. Biggie
  15. Bingo
  16. Biscuit
  17. Blimp
  18. Boomer
  19. Boss
  20. Boxer
  21. Breaker
  22. Broccoli
  23. Brownie
  24. Bruiser
  25. Brute
  26. Brutus
  27. Bull
  28. Bullet
  29. Butch
  30. Butter
  31. Caesar
  32. Calamari
  33. Canyon
  34. Cappuccino
  35. Carbon
  36. Carrot
  37. Cerberus
  38. Chalupa
  39. Cheddar
  40. Chicha
  41. Chicken
  42. Chief
  43. Chimichanga
  44. Chorizo
  45. Chuckle
  46. Clementine
  47. Comma
  48. Confetti
  49. Cookie
  50. Cracker
  51. Crumb
  52. Cujo
  53. Cumin
  54. Cupcake
  55. Curry
  56. Cyclops
  57. Dane
  58. Dart Vader
  59. Diesel
  60. Dino
  61. Dogzilla
  62. Domingo
  63. Doodles
  64. Dot
  65. Dragon
  66. Duke
  67. Durango
  68. Dust Ball
  69. Electron
  70. Elf
  71. Enchilada
  72. Epic
  73. Everest
  74. Fajita
  75. Fang
  76. Ferrari
  77. Giant
  78. Giggles
  79. Gladiator
  80. Goliath
  81. Gremlin
  82. Growler
  83. Gunner
  84. Ham
  85. Harley
  86. Hatchet
  87. Hercules
  88. Hooch
  89. Hulk
  90. Hunk
  91. Hunter
  92. Inferno
  93. Iron
  94. Jell-O
  95. Jumbo
  96. Kahlua
  97. Kernel
  98. Killer
  99. King
  100. King Kong
  101. Kong
  102. Krusty
  103. Lemon
  104. Leon
  105. Loch
  106. Macho
  107. Mack
  108. Mad Max
  109. Magnus
  110. Marble
  111. Menudo
  112. Microbe
  113. Microchip
  114. Milkshake
  115. Moby Dick
  116. Moose
  117. Mouse
  118. Mustang
  119. Napoleon
  120. Omelette
  121. Pea
  122. Pepper
  123. Pinhead
  124. Pocket
  125. Pooper
  126. Pork
  127. Prince of Barkness
  128. Queso
  129. Quiche
  130. Rage
  131. Ram
  132. Rambo
  133. Ranger
  134. Rebel
  135. Rex
  136. Ricotta
  137. Robocop
  138. Rocky
  139. Rogue
  140. Sable
  141. Sarge
  142. Scar
  143. Scrappy
  144. Shrek
  145. Slammer
  146. Snake
  147. Snuggles
  148. Spaghetti
  149. Spike
  150. Staple
  151. Steel
  152. Stilts
  153. Sumo
  154. Tango
  155. Tank
  156. Thimble
  157. Thor
  158. Thumbelina
  159. Tiger
  160. Tinker
  161. Tinkerbell
  162. Tiny-Tot
  163. Titan
  164. Tofu
  165. Tomato
  166. Tooth
  167. Tortilla
  168. Tower
  169. Trinket
  170. Trout
  171. Turkey
  172. Tusk
  173. Tyson
  174. Whale
  175. Whopper
  176. Wolverine
  177. Xena
  178. Yoda
  179. Zelda
  180. Zeus

Unique Chihuahua dog names for trendsetters

Are you looking for an unconventional name for your Chi? Look no further!

  1. Abbie
  2. Aiko
  3. Angie
  4. April
  5. Asterix
  6. Baby
  7. Barbie
  8. Bel
  9. Betty
  10. Billy
  11. Bitts
  12. Blondy or Blondie
  13. Britney
  14. Burton
  15. Casey
  16. Chloe
  17. Diva
  18. Farrah
  19. Fido
  20. Fiti
  21. Gretel
  22. Gus
  23. Honey
  24. Ipod
  25. Iris
  26. Isko
  27. Katie
  28. Kiko
  29. Melody
  30. Mia
  31. Monkey
  32. Nancy
  33. Nena
  34. Niko
  35. Ozzy or Ozzie
  36. Pearly
  37. Perrie
  38. Pippo
  39. Pitt
  40. Punk
  41. Queen
  42. Saki or Sake
  43. Tita
  44. Trina
  45. Tyrina
  46. Wendy

Badass Chihuahua names for the spunkiest pups

Chihuahua with lovely outfit

Your Chihuahua may be small, but he’s no slouch! Give him a name to match that fierce personality.

  1. Ajax
  2. Amazon
  3. Ares
  4. Axle
  5. Blake
  6. Bonnie
  7. Borden
  8. Bruno
  9. Buster
  10. Clyde
  11. Dagger
  12. Devil
  13. Dizzy
  14. Habanero
  15. Fenris
  16. Jaws
  17. Jaxon
  18. Khan
  19. Lex
  20. Loki
  21. Magnum
  22. Nero
  23. Razor
  24. Ripper
  25. Shredder
  26. Spaz
  27. Spicey or Spicy
  28. Splinter
  29. Stud
  30. Thunder
  31. Turbo
  32. Vlad
  33. Warrior
  34. Zabine

Cool names for the cool girl or boy Chihuahua of your life

For a noble name without much fluff, try one from this list:

  1. Apollo
  2. Artemis
  3. Athena
  4. Carmen
  5. Caspar
  6. Damian
  7. Gabriel
  8. Gavin
  9. Hera
  10. Hermes
  11. Jace
  12. Joyce
  13. Mikel
  14. Octavia
  15. Regina
  16. Sassy
  17. Skylar
  18. Tristan
  19. Venus
  20. Veronica
  21. Vivian
  22. Weston
  23. Zoey

Best male and female Chihuahua names

You may want a name that suits your dog’s gender. Here are 250 more Chihuahua names for girl and boy Chi-Chis.

Top 110 girl Chihuahua names in alphabetical order

  1. Abby
  2. Alexa
  3. Alley
  4. Angel
  5. Annabelle
  6. Annie
  7. Athena
  8. Belle
  9. Bessie
  10. Bindy
  11. Bitsy
  12. Blondie
  13. Boo Boo
  14. Bubbles
  15. Buffy
  16. Buttercup
  17. Candy
  18. Caramel
  19. Casey
  20. Cassy
  21. CeCe
  22. Chanel
  23. Charlie
  24. Charlotte
  25. Chloe
  26. Chiffon
  27. Christina or Chrissy
  28. Cinnamon
  29. Coco
  30. Daisy
  31. Dakota
  32. Darla
  33. Dixie
  34. Duchess
  35. Elise
  36. Elle
  37. Emma
  38. Evelyn
  39. Farrah
  40. Foxy
  41. Frankie
  42. Frenchie
  43. Genie
  44. Giggles
  45. Gigi
  46. Ginger
  47. Giselle
  48. Gracie
  49. Gucci
  50. Gumdrop
  51. Havana
  52. Honey
  53. Hope
  54. Indigo
  55. Ivy
  56. Izzy
  57. Jasmine
  58. Jewel
  59. Juliet
  60. Justice
  61. Karma
  62. Kaya
  63. Layla
  64. Lexi
  65. Lexus
  66. Lilac
  67. Lilly or Lily
  68. Lolita or Lola
  69. Lucy
  70. Lulu
  71. Luna
  72. Mary Jane
  73. Mercedes
  74. Mika
  75. Missy
  76. Mocha
  77. Molly
  78. Mona Lisa
  79. Monroe
  80. Muffin
  81. Nala
  82. Paris
  83. Peaches
  84. Penelope
  85. Penny
  86. Petunia
  87. Pinkie
  88. Piper
  89. Polly
  90. Princess
  91. Queenie
  92. Rainbow
  93. Rose or Rosie
  94. Roxy
  95. Sadie
  96. Simone
  97. Skittles
  98. Stella
  99. Sugar
  100. Sweet Pea
  101. Tahiti
  102. Tequila
  103. Tinkerbell
  104. Tulip
  105. Twinkie
  106. Venti
  107. Violet
  108. Vuitton
  109. Yasmine
  110. Zoey

Top 110 boy Chihuahua names in alphabetical order

  1. Aaron
  2. Ace
  3. A.J.
  4. Alex
  5. Ash
  6. Ashton
  7. Amos
  8. Astro
  9. Bailey
  10. Bandit
  11. Benjamin or Benji
  12. Bentley
  13. Bert
  14. Biscuit
  15. Blake
  16. Boss
  17. Benny
  18. Buzz
  19. Boo Boo
  20. Bruno
  21. Bruiser
  22. Butch
  23. Cash
  24. Casper
  25. Charlie
  26. Chief
  27. Chico
  28. Chip
  29. Colt
  30. Cooper
  31. Denny
  32. Dexter
  33. Devil
  34. Dobby
  35. Dynamite
  36. Elmo
  37. Elroy
  38. Elvis
  39. Ernie
  40. Felix
  41. Fizz
  42. Fritz
  43. Gizmo
  44. Ham
  45. Handsome
  46. Hero
  47. Huck
  48. Hugo
  49. Ice
  50. Iggy
  51. Jack
  52. Jaden
  53. Jag
  54. Joey
  55. Jojo
  56. Kenju
  57. King
  58. Kong
  59. Kaine
  60. Lad
  61. Lion
  62. Louie
  63. Lucky
  64. Luke
  65. Mack
  66. Marley
  67. Max
  68. Mickey
  69. Might
  70. Milo
  71. Mini
  72. Nemo
  73. Night
  74. Ninja
  75. Nitro
  76. Oliver
  77. Oppie
  78. Oscar
  79. Otis
  80. Paw-Paw
  81. Peanut
  82. Popeye
  83. Prancer
  84. Quincy
  85. Ralph
  86. Ranger
  87. Rebel
  88. Rex
  89. Ringo
  90. Roscoe
  91. Rover
  92. Sammy
  93. Scooby
  94. Scooter
  95. Sesame
  96. Simba
  97. Slasher
  98. Socks
  99. Spots
  100. Stevie
  101. Tango
  102. Teenie
  103. Thor
  104. Thrasher
  105. Tiny
  106. Tom-Tom
  107. Tucker
  108. Waffle
  109. Zeus
  110. Ziggy

What should I name my Chihuahua?

Chihuahuas in orange and red outfit
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With all of these names on our list, you’ve got more than enough to pick from.

Start by deciding on your favorite categories. Popular names are well-loved for a reason, but maybe you prefer timeless vintage or quirky food-inspired.

Then, you can narrow down your top choices based on male or female dog names.

So, which Chihuahua names resonate with you most? Share your favorites in the comments.

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