Yorkie Names: Popular & cute names for your Yorkshire Terrier dog

Are you considering adopting a Yorkie? Yorkshire Terriers are lovable fluff balls with distinct personalities, so they deserve an extraordinary name to match.

We’ve gathered some popular, unique, and cute Yorkie names for you to choose from.

Yorkshire Terrier dog sitting outside

With the help of this post, you can rather spend your time searching for the perfect dog food, a comfy bed, and plenty of toys. Read on to find the best Yorkie dogs’ names.

Tips on finding & deciding a name for your Yorkie

Choosing a name for your new Yorkshire Terrier is no small feat. There are plenty of dog names to choose from, but there are things to consider before naming your Yorkie.

Firstly, you’ll want to make sure your new puppy’s name doesn’t sound like any common commands. Avoid names that sound similar to ‘sit,’ ‘stay,’ or ‘heel.’

These names will end up confusing your Yorkie and make training a challenge.

Also, you’ll want to name your dog based on their personality. Try a few different names out on your pooch before you find one that suits them best. It’s better to decide on a name earlier on.

While you can change their name or give your pup multiple names, this isn’t advisable as it will confuse your pup.

But if you’re stuck choosing between two incredible names, try to give your dog a first name and a middle name, or even select a double-barrel name.

If you want to learn more on how to teach your Yorkie puppy its name, watch this video:

What’s in a name: Famous Yorkshire Terriers

If you’re looking for famous small dog names, why not choose one from a TV show or movie. You could even name your new puppy after a celebrity Yorkie! 

For the ultimate famous Yorkie name, get inspiration from the “Father” of all Yorkies, Huddersfield Ben.

This champion show dog only lived for six years, but he won over 70 prizes and sired many Yorkie puppies during his brief lifetime.

And for popular TV show or film names for Yorkies:

  • Barney – From the 1977 TV show Lou Grant, this Yorkie was attacked by a Pit Bull Terrier while on air, leading to a law stopping dogfighting.
  • Boi – Any High School Musical fan will remember the small dog belonging to Sharpay Evans in the second movie.
  • Hootie – From the famous movie Urban Legend, Hootie was a fraternity house dog who enjoyed drinking beer.
  • Mignon – In the TV show Green Acres, Lisa Douglas owns an adorable Yorkshire Terrier.
  • MosesMeet the Fockers starred a family dog owned by Ben Stiller’s parents.
  • Pickles – The film Dalry Colhoun stars a Yorkie as the pet of Aunt Dee.
  • Puppy Goo-goo – In the TV show The Simpsons, Milhouse Van Houten owns a stuffed Yorkie named Puppy Goo-Goo.
  • Toto – Inspired by the book (and the movie) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Toto is a beloved character. He is a Yorkie in the book but played by a Cairn Terrier in the film.

Yorkies are excellent family pets and companions for celebrities all over the world. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite celeb and name your new puppy after a famous dog.

Here are some celebrity Yorkie name ideas and notable Hollywood stars who own them:

  1. Bob (Naomi Watts)
  2. Cinderella (Paris Hilton)
  3. Cinnamon (Emmy Rossum)
  4. Dakota (Lindsey Lohan)
  5. Doogie (Whitney Houston)
  6. Enzo (Vanessa Williams)
  7. Frankie (Miranda Kerr; Orlando Bloom)
  8. Freak (Anastasia)
  9. Hannah (Britney Spears)
  10. Harry (Phoebe Price)
  11. Jack (Hilary Duff)
  12. Lila (Miley Cyrus)
  13. London (Britney Spears)
  14. Moonie (Miley Cyrus)
  15. Mr. Famous (Audrey Hepburn)
  16. Poncho (Missy Elliot)
  17. Poupette (Milly Sims)
  18. Roadie (Miley Cyrus)
  19. Spike (Donny Osmond; Joan Rivers)
  20. Tiger (Ivanka Trump)
  21. Veronica (Venus Williams)
  22. Whiz (Natalie Portman)
  23. Zippy (Alyson Hannigan)
  24. Stoli (Tara Reid)
  25. Maibel (Jay Mohr)
  26. Riley (Kevin Jonas)
  27. Kitty (Heather Locklear)

Best Yorkie names for your dog

Yorkshire Terrier dog with a kennel haircut
Yorkshire Terrier with a kennel haircut

Maybe you prefer naming your Yorkshire Terrier based on the breed’s interesting history and big personalities.

Yorkies were first bred to be exterminators in the mid-1800s. They caught rats in clothing mills and mines, and were also used for hunting both badgers and foxes underground.

You can trace their origin back to the Waterside Terrier. Weavers brought this breed to Yorkshire in England during the mid-19th century when they migrated from Scotland.

The breed first debuted at a bench show in England in 1961 under the breed name “Broken-Haired Scotch Terrier.”

Now the American Kennel Club (AKC) classifies them as part of the Toy Group. And Yorkies are the 9th most popular dog breed in the United States.

Ready for more monikers? Here are some of the top Yorkie puppy names listed A-Z:

  1. Abby
  2. Apollo
  3. Arlo
  4. Aspen
  5. Bandit
  6. Benny
  7. Bindi
  8. Bo
  9. Brody
  10. Bruno
  11. Buster
  12. Cali
  13. Cleo
  14. Coco
  15. Cody
  16. Copper
  17. Dexter
  18. Dixie
  19. Ella
  20. Finley
  21. Ginger
  22. Goose
  23. Gracie
  24. Gus
  25. Hank
  26. Harley
  27. Hazel
  28. Jake
  29. Jasper
  30. Jax
  31. Josie
  32. Kobe
  33. Kona
  34. Layla
  35. Leo
  36. Levi
  37. Lily
  38. Loki
  39. Louie
  40. Lucky
  41. Luke
  42. Marley
  43. Maverick
  44. Maya
  45. Mila
  46. Millie
  47. Murphy
  48. Nala
  49. Nova
  50. Oakley
  51. Olive
  52. Oliver
  53. Ollie
  54. Oreo
  55. Ozzie
  56. Pepper
  57. Ranger
  58. Remi/Remy
  59. River
  60. Ruby
  61. Ruger
  62. Rusty
  63. Scout
  64. Shadow
  65. Sophie
  66. Sydney
  67. Toby
  68. Whiskey
  69. Willow
  70. Winnie

Top Female Yorkie names

Whether your new girl Yorkie is feisty or sweet as can be, these top 10 female names are great options. 

  1. Bella
  2. Zoe/Zoey
  3. Daisy
  4. Roxy
  5. Lola
  6. Lucy
  7. Luna
  8. Penny
  9. Sadie
  10. Stella

But you don’t have to choose from the top ten options for your girl Yorkie. There are many stunning girl Yorkie names that aren’t as commonly used.

  1. Annie
  2. Chardonnay
  3. Dory
  4. Emma
  5. Gabbie
  6. Honey
  7. Kali
  8. Leila
  9. Maggie
  10. Maple
  11. Mia
  12. Moana
  13. Molly
  14. Nutmeg
  15. Peaches
  16. Pearl
  17. Peppermint Patty
  18. Petal
  19. Polly
  20. Rosie
  21. Sassy
  22. Savannah
  23. Shelby
  24. Starla
  25. Sunflower

Best Male Yorkie names

Have you welcomed a boy Yorkie into your home? Then take a look at our picks for the top 10 male Yorkie names.

  1. Bailey
  2. Bear
  3. Blue
  4. Charlie
  5. Cooper
  6. Finn
  7. Koda
  8. Max
  9. Milo
  10. Tucker

If none of those suit your pup, you can also try some of these other cool Yorkie names for boys.

  1. Admiral
  2. Axel
  3. Benji
  4. Bentley
  5. Boris
  6. Chester
  7. Chico
  8. Elmer
  9. Elson
  10. Gizmo
  11. Grizzly
  12. Guinness
  13. Hopper
  14. Humphrey
  15. Jogger
  16. Lucus
  17. Mickey
  18. Oscar
  19. Oxford
  20. Paws
  21. Porkchop
  22. Prancer
  23. Rufus
  24. Scooter
  25. Tito
  26. Tracker
  27. Wally
  28. Ziggy

Yorkie names inspired by size

Yorkies are renowned for their small size, making them perfect handbag dogs. After all, they only weigh around 4-7 lbs (1.8-3.1kg).

Yorkshire Terrier dog in a flower basket
Cure Yorkie sitting in a flower basket

And Teacup Yorkies are even more miniature, weighing no more than 3 pounds (1.4 kg)! But just because they’re little doesn’t mean they don’t have prominent personalities.

Here are some of our favorite size-inspired Yorkie and Teacup Yorkie names.

  1. Baby
  2. Bean
  3. Bee
  4. Biscuit
  5. Bitsy
  6. Bitty
  7. Blossom
  8. Boots
  9. Bubbles
  10. Button/Buttons
  11. Byte
  12. Chi Chi
  13. Chip
  14. Confetti
  15. Cupcake
  16. Cutie
  17. Dew
  18. Earl Grey
  19. Elf
  20. Feather
  21. Fidget
  22. Fifi
  23. Fizzy
  24. Gem
  25. Gummy
  26. Half Pint
  27. Jellybean
  28. Jewel
  29. Lamb
  30. Little
  31. Midget
  32. Mini/Minnie
  33. Missy
  34. Moppet
  35. Morsel
  36. Mouse
  37. Munchkin
  38. Niggle
  39. Nipper
  40. Nudge
  41. Nugget
  42. Peanut
  43. Pebbles
  44. Peewee
  45. Piper
  46. Pocket
  47. Puny
  48. Puppet
  49. Rascal
  50. Runt
  51. Shorty
  52. Shrimpy
  53. Smalley
  54. Small Fry
  55. Smidge
  56. Smudge
  57. Splinter
  58. Sprout
  59. Squirt
  60. Teenie
  61. Teensy
  62. Tiara
  63. Tiny
  64. Tiptoe
  65. Token
  66. Tweetie
  67. Zu Zu

And some ‘Big’ names for Teacup Yorkshire Terriers:

  1. Atlas
  2. King
  3. Moose
  4. Rocky
  5. Thor

Yorkie hunting names

Little Yorkshire Terrier dog running fast in the field
A purebred Yorkie running in the field

Remember that we mentioned that Yorkshire Terriers were also used for hunting? Choosing a hunting-inspired Yorkie name may better reflect your fido’s keen eye, sharp nose, and running abilities.

Here are a few of our recommended Yorkie hunting names:

  1. Archer
  2. Blade
  3. Blaze
  4. Bolt
  5. Bullet
  6. Bullseye
  7. Eagle
  8. Gunner
  9. Hawkeye
  10. Hunter
  11. Legolas
  12. Rambo
  13. Rocket
  14. Viper
  15. Ygritte

Scottish Yorkie names

No matter where your Yorkie was born, people believe this dog to have first been the companion of Scottish Laborers.

If you’re looking for a great name that reflects your Yorkie’s Scottish heritage, try one of these names.

For female Yorkie Scottish names:

  1. Aila
  2. Aggie
  3. Bonnie
  4. Ceit
  5. Coira
  6. Effemy
  7. Elise
  8. Euna
  9. Florrie
  10. Freya
  11. Garia
  12. Grace
  13. Grizel
  14. Iona
  15. Kenzie
  16. Leslie
  17. Lorna
  18. Mairi
  19. Moira
  20. Skye

And for some male Yorkie Scottish names:

  1. Ainsley
  2. Alick
  3. Beiste
  4. Brice
  5. Chattan
  6. Clyde
  7. Drummond
  8. Duncan
  9. Eoin
  10. Euan
  11. Forbes
  12. Gibby
  13. Gilroy
  14. Hamish
  15. Kirk
  16. Maddock
  17. Paton
  18. Quinn
  19. Tomas
  20. Wallace

Want more ideas for monikers inspired by Scotland? Check out our list of Scottish dog names.

Fancy Yorkie names

Girly Yorkshire Terrier wearing pink outfit
A beautiful female Yorkie – Image source

These stately names are the perfect way to show the world your pampered Yorkie deserves to be treated like royalty.

These fancy names are perfect for your regal pooch. Let’s start with some fancy girl dog names:

  1. Alexandra
  2. Anastasia
  3. Angelica
  4. Annabelle
  5. Anne
  6. Anouska
  7. Aria
  8. Ava
  9. Belle
  10. Bianca
  11. Bunty
  12. Callie
  13. Catherine
  14. Cece
  15. Chanel
  16. Charlotte
  17. Chloe
  18. Clara
  19. Diana
  20. Duchess
  21. Elizabeth
  22. Ellie
  23. Emily
  24. Georgia
  25. Harper
  26. Helena
  27. Isabella
  28. Izzy
  29. Jules
  30. Lady
  31. Lexi
  32. Lottie
  33. Maisy
  34. Margaret
  35. Mary
  36. Octavia
  37. Ophelia
  38. Paisley
  39. Paris
  40. Penelope
  41. Portia
  42. Precious
  43. Princess
  44. Queen
  45. Rose
  46. Scarlett
  47. Sophia
  48. Verity
  49. Victoria

Let’s not forget those prince-worthy and fancy male Yorkie names:

  1. Aiden
  2. Alfred
  3. Angus
  4. Archibald
  5. Archie
  6. Arthur
  7. Atworth
  8. Berkeley
  9. Caden
  10. Charles
  11. Churchill
  12. Darcy
  13. Darius
  14. Dickens
  15. Duke
  16. Edward
  17. Edwin
  18. Ethan
  19. Fletcher
  20. Gatsby
  21. Grayson
  22. Hamilton
  23. Henry
  24. Jackson
  25. Julius
  26. Kingsley
  27. Kingston
  28. Logan
  29. Louis
  30. Mason
  31. Miles
  32. Monty
  33. Oli
  34. Phillip
  35. Preston
  36. Prince
  37. Princeton
  38. Quincy
  39. Rockwell
  40. Romeo
  41. Rory
  42. Rupert
  43. Sinclair
  44. Spenser
  45. Tate
  46. Theo
  47. Winston
  48. Wolfgang

Cute Yorkie names

Yorkshire Terrier standing on the bed waiting for treats
A cute Yorkie wearing a sweater – Image source

Yorkies are undeniably cute dogs. Their small size and large personality make them hard to resist. Whether you’ve got a Teacup Yorkie or a regular-sized Yorkie, you can’t go wrong with a cute name.

  1. Angel
  2. Apples
  3. Argyle
  4. Babydoll
  5. Banjo
  6. Beau
  7. Binky
  8. Bon Bon
  9. Bounty
  10. Brownie
  11. Bug
  12. Bunny
  13. Butterscotch
  14. Cadbury
  15. Candy
  16. Cocoa
  17. Cookie
  18. Cotton
  19. Cubby
  20. Dolly
  21. Droplet
  22. Fudge
  23. Gigi
  24. Herby
  25. Hiccup
  26. Hopscotch
  27. Hula
  28. Jellytot
  29. Kinder
  30. Licorice
  31. Lolly
  32. Mento
  33. Mingle
  34. Muffin
  35. Nemo
  36. Nibbles
  37. Penne
  38. Periwinkle
  39. Pixie
  40. PJ
  41. Pooh
  42. Pumpkin
  43. Sage
  44. Sherbert
  45. Silky
  46. Skip
  47. Skittles
  48. Snickerdoodle
  49. Star
  50. Sugar
  51. Sweet Pea
  52. Teddy
  53. Twirl
  54. Whirl
  55. Whisper

Cool dog names for Yorkies

If you know your little Yorkie will turn heads no matter where they go, choosing a cool name is an absolute must! It can even give your tiny pup a confidence boost! Plus, other dog owners will be in awe of your chosen name! 

  1. Ace
  2. Bowie
  3. Brisk
  4. Bruce
  5. Buddy/Bud
  6. Carly
  7. Cash
  8. Cher
  9. Cherry
  10. Dusty
  11. Elvis
  12. Fox
  13. Freddie
  14. Galaxy
  15. Jagger
  16. Jarvis
  17. Jett
  18. Joni
  19. Kat
  20. Lemmy
  21. Livewire
  22. Mist
  23. Mocha
  24. Nibbler
  25. Nikki
  26. Ozzy
  27. Picnic
  28. Sinead
  29. Sprite
  30. Stevie
  31. Tango

Funny Yorkshire Terrier Names

A Yorkshire Terrier taking a photo with the pig statue
Image source

Maybe you want to name your dog something hilarious or silly. Not only will you love using the name, but fellow dog owners will get a good chuckle out of some of these:

  1. Boomer
  2. Bubba
  3. Cheese
  4. Chomp
  5. Crush
  6. Dogzilla
  7. Dozer
  8. Fanta
  9. Fiesta
  10. Grape
  11. Grizzle
  12. Hagrid
  13. Hellboy
  14. Hodor
  15. Hulk
  16. Jello
  17. Juggernaut
  18. Kong
  19. Mars
  20. Mr. Pipp
  21. Octane
  22. Pop
  23. Santa
  24. Unicorn
  25. Wham

Looking for more gender-specific hilarity? Here are some funny female dog names for your little lady.

  1. Aphrodite
  2. Athena
  3. Attila
  4. Babushka
  5. Britney Ears
  6. Diva
  7. Jezebel
  8. Katy Hairy
  9. Puddin
  10. Rebel
  11. Rogue
  12. Saber
  13. Tina Spay
  14. Tootsie
  15. Ursula

Masculine names don’t have to be serious. Try a few of these tough but funny dog names on your new male Yorkie puppy.

  1. Brutus
  2. Chewbarka
  3. Cletus
  4. Einstein
  5. Fabio
  6. Fur-Dinand
  7. Goliath
  8. Hercules
  9. Killer
  10. Spud
  11. Stinky
  12. Stryker
  13. Taco
  14. Tank
  15. Underdog
  16. Wolf
  17. Zeus

Unique Yorkie dog names

Calling your dog in the park and having more than one canine respond may be cute, but it can be problematic for other pet owners.

A unique name ensures your dog never gets confused. Have a look at some of these fantastic new names for your Yorkie:

  1. Aesop
  2. Beer
  3. Cactus
  4. Champagne
  5. Cola
  6. Crisp
  7. Dancer
  8. Dash
  9. Floss
  10. Fly
  11. Frostie
  12. Hornet
  13. Nitro
  14. Pepsi
  15. Popcorn
  16. Prom
  17. Rage
  18. Revel
  19. Rolo
  20. Scar
  21. Soda
  22. Sticks
  23. Toga
  24. Topic
  25. Trip
  26. Twix
  27. Wasp

What should I name my Yorkie?

Young Yorkshire Terrier dog in the meadow

A lot of thought and planning goes into finding the perfect name for your Yorkshire Terrier puppy.

Whether you’ve adopted a lap dog, an aspiring diva, or a keen hunter, these names will suit their personality perfectly. No matter their size or age!

What have you decided to name your Yorkie puppy? Or do you have any creative dog name ideas? We’d love to know, so leave us a comment below.

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