225+ Chihuahua Names That Are as Quirky as They Are Cute

If you're on the hunt for a name that's as comical and charming as your chihuahua, these cute and funny dog names are the ticket!

Published January 23, 2024
Long haired chihuahua puppy playing

Naming your chihuahua offers a great chance for creativity, thanks to their small size and big personalities. These little dogs have a lot of character, often showing a bold and lively nature that doesn't match their small frames. To add to that, they have a deep Spanish heritage, which adds more variety and depth when choosing their names. This means you can pick names that blend English and Spanish traditions, giving you a wide variety of options.

Related: 10 Brrr-illiant Winter Chihuahua Memes for Snowy Snickers

Naming After Their State: Chihuahua in Mexico

Chihuahuas are named after their home state in Mexico, Chihuahua. It's true that chihuahuas are the smallest breed of dog, but contrary to what you may think, their home state of chihuahua is actually the largest state in Mexico. If you're searching for a truly authentic name, consider naming your chi after the geography of their home state.

  • Cascada: Cascada Basaseachi
  • Chepe: Nickname of the Chihuahua al Pacifico railway
  • Concho: Conchos River
  • Copper: Copper Canyon
  • Creel: A logging town at the highest elevation in the state
  • Cumbre: Cumbres de Majalca National Park
  • Fuerte: A 16th century settlement
  • Mirador: An inn in Copper Canyon
  • Piedra: Piedra Volada Falls
  • Sierra: Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range

Related: Mexican-Inspired Puppy Names

Chihuahua Charmers: Sophisticated Names for Male Chihuahuas

A Chihuahua dog in a Sunny clearing

Some chihuahuas are just sophisticated and noble. These pups deserve a name that reflects their status. 

  • Alexander
  • Augustus
  • Benedict
  • Dmitri
  • Ferdinand
  • Frederick
  • Harrison
  • Lancelot
  • Leopold
  • Maximilian
  • Nathaniel
  • Octavian
  • Oliver
  • Raphael
  • Sebastian
  • Theodore

Tiny Treasures: Size-Inspired Chihuahua Names

These names highlight your chihuahua's small stature and adorable characteristics, perfectly capturing their irresistible charm and appealing good looks. They reflect the quintessential qualities of your little dog, emphasizing their endearing nature and charming impact. 

  • Bean
  • Beetle
  • Bitty
  • Bonbon
  • Button
  • Dinky
  • Dot
  • Elf
  • Gnome
  • Half-Pint
  • Itty
  • Little
  • Micro
  • Mini
  • Munchkin
  • Niblet
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Peewee
  • Pipsqueak
  • Pixie
  • Pocket
  • Runt
  • Smidge
  • Spark
  • Sprout
  • Squirt
  • Teeny
  • Thimble
  • Tinker
  • Tiny
  • Tot

Giant Names to Match Chihuahua's Bold Personality

Chihuahua dog sticking out tongue

These names give a cheeky nod to your chihuahua's larger-than-life attitude, serving up a giggle-worthy and memorable nickname for your pint-sized, spunky pooch.

  • Admiral
  • Apollo
  • Atlas
  • Avalanche
  • Bear
  • Bison
  • Brawler
  • Brutus
  • Caesar
  • Chief
  • Colossus
  • Commander
  • Duke
  • Everest
  • Gladiator
  • Goliath
  • Griffin
  • Hercules
  • Hulk
  • Jumbo
  • King
  • Kong
  • Magnum
  • Maverick
  • Maximus
  • Odin
  • Phoenix
  • Rex
  • Rocky
  • Sampson
  • Spartan
  • Spike
  • Sumo
  • Tank
  • T-Rex
  • Thunder
  • Titan
  • Thor
  • Vulcan
  • Yeti
  • Zeus

Pawsitively Punny Chihuahua Names

Are you searching for something funny and punny? These unique names aren't likely to be taken by anyone else you know. So, if you're looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind name, these names are just as special as your pup is, and everyone is sure to know exactly which pup you're calling.

  • Achoo
  • Barkito
  • Cha-ching
  • Chattitude
  • Chewnami
  • Chewy
  • Chia
  • Chili
  • Chilight
  • Chipendous
  • Chiwowow
  • Chow-wow

Bite-Sized Chihuahuas: Food-Themed Names

Chihuahua dog sticking out tongue

Chihuahuas are thought to have their roots in the picturesque nation of Mexico. Given this heritage, it seems quite fitting and meaningful to choose names for them that are inspired by popular Mexican cuisine. By choosing a name based on a common Mexican dish or ingredient, pet parents can embrace a little piece of the chihuahua's cultural legacy while also acknowledging the vibrant flavors and dishes that Mexico has to offer.

  • Canela 
  • Churro
  • Dulce
  • Frijol 
  • Galleta 
  • Guacamole
  • Jalapeño
  • Maíz 
  • Margarita
  • Pepita
  • Pico 
  • Queso 
  • Salsa
  • Tamale
  • Taquito
  • Tortilla
  • Tostada

Hola Chihuahua: Spanish-Inspired Names 

These Spanish words not only reflect the small and charming nature of chihuahuas but also their vibrant and loving personalities.

  • Angelita: Little angel
  • Azucar: Sugar
  • Bello: Handsome
  • Chavo: Dude
  • Chela: Blonde
  • Chico/a: Small 
  • Chiquito/a: Tiny, little
  • Compacto/a: Compact
  • Corazon: Heart
  • Diminuto/a: Tiny
  • Dulzura: Sweetness
  • Estrella: Star
  • Jefa: Boss
  • Menudo/a: Small, slight
  • Mínimo/a: Minimum, smallest
  • Osito: Little bear
  • Pequeñito/a: Very small
  • Pequeño/a: Small
  • Poco/a: Little
  • Princesa: Princess
  • Reina: Queen
  • Sol: Sun
  • Tesoro: Treasure
  • Vida: Life

Elegant and Classic Names for Your Female Chi

If your chihuahua is as elegant as a princess, look for a name that suits her style.

  • Anastasia
  • Arabella
  • Aurora
  • Beatrice
  • Cassandra
  • Cecilia
  • Charlotte
  • Cordelia
  • Dorothea
  • Eleanor
  • Evangeline
  • Gabriella
  • Genevieve
  • Gwendolyn
  • Isabella
  • Juliet
  • Lucinda
  • Marguerite
  • Ophelia
  • Penelope
  • Seraphina
  • Sophia
  • Valentina
  • Vivienne

Chihuahuas in the Spotlight: Famous Movie Names

If you're looking to put your chi in the spotlight, scroll through names from cinema. 

  • Bit Bit: Former chi of Britney Spears
  • Bruiser: Legally Blonde
  • Chloe: Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Choo Choo: Marilyn Monroe's chihuahua
  • Evita: Madonna's chi
  • Hector: Coco
  • Jose: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
  • Lenny: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Luna: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
  • Mango: Legally Blonde 2
  • Mojo: Transformers
  • Papi: Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Pedro: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
  • Pepe: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
  • Phil: Hotel for Dogs
  • Ren: Ren & Stimpy
  • Ricardo: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
  • Rooster: Open Season
  • Rosita: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
  • Sparky: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 
  • Sylvester: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
  • Taco: The Nut Job
  • Tinkerbell: Paris Hilton's chi
  • Viva: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
  • Winston: New Girl

Related: Perrito From Puss in Boots Isn't Just a Chihuahua, He's This Kind

Chic Chihuahuas: Fashion-Inspired Names

For a chihuahua, who's naturally the star of the show with their small size and fun personality, these names add even more cuteness and character. They're more than just names; they show off the creativity and style of the fashion world. 

  • Armani
  • Balenciaga
  • Burberry
  • Cartier
  • Cavalli
  • Chanel
  • Dior
  • Dolce 
  • Elie 
  • Fendi
  • Gabbana 
  • Givenchy
  • Gucci
  • Hermes
  • Kenzo
  • Lagerfeld
  • Louboutin
  • Manolo 
  • McQueen 
  • MiuMiu
  • Oscar
  • Prada
  • Pucci
  • Stella
  • Tory 
  • Valentino
  • Vera 
  • Versace
  • Vuitton

Naming Your Chi

With such a wide range of options, you're all set to pick a name that sings in harmony with the special bond you share with your pint-sized companion. It's like a fun treasure hunt, where the prize is a name that spotlights their unique traits, turning the naming adventure into a joyful and fulfilling journey.

Trending on LoveToKnow
225+ Chihuahua Names That Are as Quirky as They Are Cute