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.
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.
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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.
- Moses – Meet 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:
- Bob (Naomi Watts)
- Cinderella (Paris Hilton)
- Cinnamon (Emmy Rossum)
- Dakota (Lindsey Lohan)
- Doogie (Whitney Houston)
- Enzo (Vanessa Williams)
- Frankie (Miranda Kerr; Orlando Bloom)
- Freak (Anastasia)
- Hannah (Britney Spears)
- Harry (Phoebe Price)
- Jack (Hilary Duff)
- Lila (Miley Cyrus)
- London (Britney Spears)
- Moonie (Miley Cyrus)
- Mr. Famous (Audrey Hepburn)
- Poncho (Missy Elliot)
- Poupette (Milly Sims)
- Roadie (Miley Cyrus)
- Spike (Donny Osmond; Joan Rivers)
- Tiger (Ivanka Trump)
- Veronica (Venus Williams)
- Whiz (Natalie Portman)
- Zippy (Alyson Hannigan)
- Stoli (Tara Reid)
- Maibel (Jay Mohr)
- Riley (Kevin Jonas)
- Kitty (Heather Locklear)
Best Yorkie names for your dog
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:
Top Female Yorkie names
Whether your new girl Yorkie is feisty or sweet as can be, these top 10 female names are great options.
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.
- Peppermint Patty
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.
If none of those suit your pup, you can also try some of these other cool Yorkie names for boys.
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).
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.
- Chi Chi
- Earl Grey
- Half Pint
- Small Fry
- Zu Zu
And some ‘Big’ names for Teacup Yorkshire Terriers:
Yorkie hunting names
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:
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:
And for some male Yorkie Scottish names:
Want more ideas for monikers inspired by Scotland? Check out our list of Scottish dog names.
Fancy Yorkie names
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:
Let’s not forget those prince-worthy and fancy male Yorkie names:
Cute Yorkie names
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.
- Bon Bon
- Sweet Pea
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!
Funny Yorkshire Terrier Names
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:
- Mr. Pipp
Looking for more gender-specific hilarity? Here are some funny female dog names for your little lady.
- Britney Ears
- Katy Hairy
- Tina Spay
Masculine names don’t have to be serious. Try a few of these tough but funny dog names on your new male Yorkie puppy.
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:
What should I name my Yorkie?
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.