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Chihuahuas pack a lot of personality into a tiny package! It’s a big part of what makes these petite pups one of the most popular small breeds. 

If you plan to welcome one of these sassy, energetic dogs into your family, you’ll want a name that fits their lovable personality. We’ve put together 55 of our favourites – read on and see which one is right for your pup. 

🐶 Short names for a small-breed dog

Names with three or four letters seem fitting for chihuahuas, which are one of the smallest dog breeds at no bigger than six pounds. 

Check out these short, spunky names that fit your dog’s fun personality:

  • Baby
  • Chi
  • Chip
  • Coco
  • Joy
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Lulu
  • Maxi
  • Ruby
  • Tina
  • Tiny

💥 Names with big personality

Maybe you want your chihuahua to have a name that fits their big personality? Think of ones that bring to mind spice, energy, sassiness, and mischief – all the qualities your pup shows off! 

A few suggestions: 

  • Bam Bam
  • Bruiser
  • Bubbles
  • Dizzy
  • Ginger
  • Gremlin
  • Loki
  • Pepper
  • Pixie
  • Rocky
  • Zoom

🇲🇽 Spanish names for your chihuahua

Chihuahuas began as a breed in Mexico. In fact, the dogs get their name from the northwestern Mexican state Chihuahua!  

Here are some suggestions for Spanish names to reflect this breed’s Mexican heritage:

  • Bruno
  • Carla
  • Chica
  • Diego
  • Fabio
  • Gomez
  • Inez
  • Mami
  • Papi
  • Rico
  • Rosa
  • Tito

🌈 Colour-based dog names

Chihuahuas come in a variety of coat colours and patterns. Your dog’s fur might be the perfect inspiration for their name.

For a chihuahua with black fur:

  • Ash
  • Nova
  • Raven
  • Shadow
  • Smoky
  • Star
If your dog has a little spot of white on their coat:
  • Dot
  • Dottie
  • Speck
  • Spot
And if their coat is all or mostly white:
  • Blanche
  • Boo
  • Daisy
  • Lily
  • Snowball
Finally, for chihuahuas with brown or fawn coats:
  • Bambi
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Mocha
  • Moose

❓ #DYK?

The chihuahua is one of two Mexican dog breeds. The other breed is the xoloitzcuintle, one of several hairless dog breeds. Ancient sculptures of hairless dogs similar to modern xoloitzcuintles have been found in Maya and Toltec burial sites in western Mexico! 

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