250+ Male Small Dog Names For Your Little Boy

Male Small Dog Names, by Janice Jones
|Published 11-17-2023

Choosing the perfect name for your small male dog is crucial as it sets the tone for bonding. Small dogs often have a big personality packed into a tiny body, and an appropriate name can highlight this contrast hilariously.

The perfect name could be inspired by their small stature, adorable nature, or even their personality traits. Here are over two hundred cute and unique names ideal for your pint-sized canine companion.

Do you have a small male dog that needs a name?  Read on.

A small male dog, Yorkshire Terrier is sitting in a field of daisiesYorkshire Terrier

Male Small Dog Names

Table of Contents

Baby Animals that Make Great Male Small Dog Names

Excellent Male Small Dog Names from Nature

Foreign Language Names

Famous Duos in Movies, Cartoons, and Television

More Small Characters

Male Small Dog Names: The Ultimate List

Baby Animals that Make Great Male Small Dog Names

A Russian Toy Terrier sitting in a straw hat in front of a green backgroundRussian Terrier

These are just a few examples, and there are many more animals with different names for their young. However, it's important to note that not all animals have specific names for their young, and in many cases, the name remains the same regardless of the gender, is you have a female dog, feel free to consider these names too.

  1. Dog - Puppies, Pup
  2. Cat - Kittens 
  3. Horse - Foal 
  4. Cow - Calf 
  5. Sheep - Lamb 
  6. Pig - Piglet 
  7. Deer - Fawn 
  8. Duck - Duckling  
  9. Goose - Gosling  
  10. Chicken - Chick 
  11. Fish - Fry 
  12. Swan - Cygnet 
  13. Kangaroo - Joey 
  14. Bear - Cub 
  15. Fox - Kit 
  16. Goat - Kid
  17. Rabbit - Bunny
  18. Turkey - Poult
  19. Toad - Tadpole
  20. Grasshopper - Nymph

Excellent Male Small Dog Names from Nature

A tiny chihuahua is laying in bed covered by white blanketsChihuahua
  1. Twig
  2. Sprout
  3. Seedling
  4. Sapling
  5. Blossom
  6. Buds
  7. Petal
  8. Pea
  9. Sprig
  10. Fernlet
  11. Minnow
  12. Sapling
  13. Bantam
  14. Bumblebee
  15. Lily pad

Foreign Language Names

A tiny dog, Biewer Terrier sitting on a rug, looking upBiewer Terrier

1. Baby - Bébé

1. Baby - Baby
2. Child - Kind

1. Baby - Bebé
2. Male Child - Niño

1. Baby, Child (Male - Bambino)

Famous Duos in Movies, Cartoons, and Television

A tiny Shih Tzu puppy outside in the gartenShih Tzu Puppy

These duos have entertained audiences with their dynamic relationships and often showcase the mentor-student or older-younger sibling bond. The other iconic way these duos are shown is by size, such as an over-sized cat and a tiny mouse.

  1. Batman and Robin (Robin is younger)
  2. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson (Watson is younger)
  3. Marge and Bart Simpson (Bart is younger)
  4. Shrek and Donkey (Donkey is younger)
  5. Han Solo and Luke Skywalker (Luke is younger)
  6. Frodo and Samwise Gamgee (Samwise is younger)
  7. Buzz Lightyear and Woody (Woody is older)
  8. Fred and Barney, The Flintstones (Barney is younger)
  9. Lucy and Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown is younger)
  10. Michael Knight and KITT, Knight Rider (KITT is younger)
  11. Simba and the Lion King, Simba is younger
  12. Nemo
  13. Carl, Russel & Dug from "UP," Russel and Dug are younger
  14. Hiro and Baymax from Disney's Big Hero 6, Hiro is younger
  15. Rocky and Bullwinkle, Rocky is smaller
  16. Tom and Jerry, Jerry is smaller
  17. Timon and Pumbaa (The Lion King), Timon is smaller
  18. Snoopy and Woodstock (Woodstock is smaller)
  19. Tweety and Sylvester (Looney Tunes)  Tweedy is smaller
  20. Lilo and Stitch (Presumably Lilo is younger but either would make a good dog name.  Lilo is a girl's name.
  21. Ash and Pikachu (Pokemon) Pikachu is smaller
  22. Dorothy and Toto (Wizzard of Oz) Toto is smaller
  23. Yoda, smallest character in Star Wars
  24. Sully (Monster Inc.) a little monster

More Small Characters

  • Hobbit
  • Lilliput (little people) Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Who (character) Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
  • Tinkerbell (Fairy) Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  • Max from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Lord Farquaad (tiny king) from Shrek

Male Small Dog Names: 
The Ultimate List

A tiny dog, Poodle is laying on a desk covered with a calculatorToy Poodle Puppy

This first list of names come from the dichotomy that we all experience as small dog owners.  Our tiny dogs have no idea how small they are and think they are much larger than life itself.

  • Acorn
  • Alfalfa
  • Atom
  • Babushka
  • Baby
  • Bacon
  • Bear
  • Beetle
  • Beanie
  • Bee
  • Bilbo
  • Bit
  • Biscuit
  • Bitty
  • Boo Boo
  • Boo
  • Buckaroo
  • Bug
  • Bugsy
  • Bumble
  • Bunny
  • Button
  • Buttons
  • Caramel
  • Chestnut
  • Cheeky
  • Chirp
  • Chipmunk
  • Chip
  • Clover
  • Cookie Crumb
  • Courage
  • Cricket
  • Crumb
  • Cub
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Cupid
  • Dilly
  • Dinky
  • Ditto
  • Dobby
  • Dodger
  • Dopey
  • Doodle
  • Dot
  • Dwarf
  • Dweeb
  • Echo
  • Elf
  • Ewok
  • Fig
  • Fidget
  • Flea
  • Froggy
  • Freckle
  • Frisky
  • Gadget
  • Gecko
  • Gimli
  • Gizmo
  • Gnome
  • Goose
  • Goober
  • Grits
  • Gummy Bear
  • Hiccup
  • Hobbit
  • Iggy
  • Jester
  • Jingles
  • Kiwi
  • Kewpie
  • Kiddo
  • Kip
  • Kooky
  • Kringle
  • Lego
  • Leprechauns
  • Meeko
  • Midge
  • Micro
  • Milo
  • Minion
  • Minnow
  • Mischief
  • Mite
  • Morsel
  • Muffin
  • Muppet
  • Munchkin
  • Nebula
  • Nibbler
  • Niblet
  • Nibbles
  • Nipper
  • Noggin
  • Nugget
  • Nudge
  • Peanut
  • Pebbles
  • Pico
  • Pickles
  • Pip
  • Pippin
  • Pistachio
  • Pogo
  • Poquito
  • Poof
  • Pooh
  • Popcorn
  • Poppy
  • Pueblo
  • Puck
  • Pudge
  • Quibble
  • Quark
  • Rascal
  • Raisin
  • Rolo
  • Runt
  • Rocky
  • Roscoe
  • Scout
  • Shrimp
  • Shortcake
  • Skeezy
  • Skippy
  • Skittles
  • Smidge
  • Smiley
  • Smudge
  • Smurf
  • Snail
  • Snicker
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Snippet
  • Snuggle
  • Sonnet
  • Spector
  • Squeaky
  • Squirrel
  • Squash
  • Squid
  • 1Squirt
  • Teddy
  • Teacup
  • Tinker
  • Titch
  • Tofu
  • Tic Tac
  • Tiny
  • Tootsie
  • Trinket
  • Twinkie
  • Urchin
  • Waffles
  • Whale
  • Whiskey
  • Whiskers
  • Widget
  • Wiggles
  • Winky
  • Wisp
  • Wombat
  • Ziggy
  • Zigzag
  • Zippy
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A-Z Animals:  Baby Animal Names

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A to Z List of all Boy Names

Disney Dog Names for Boys

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About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, beagles, English bulldogs, carin terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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