Yorkshire terriers fall among the smallest dog breeds in the world.
An average Yorkshire terrier grows to be 6 to 9 inches as an adult, about the same size as a chihuahua. Teacup Yorkshires are a sub-breed of little Yorkie dogs that can be as small as 5 inches and weigh about 2 kg on average.
The Yorkshire is a cuddly breed across the board. Their temperament varies, but they all crave constant love and attention. Although small in size, make no mistake: Yorkies are feisty, curious, and extremely energetic. A good dog name is one that reflects the dog's personality. Dog names for Yorkies are no different, and they generally reflect the Yorkie nature - true of both boy Yorkie names and girl Yorkie names. All Yorkies are easily identifiable by their silky coat of fur, that can grow to the length from their shoulders to their toes if left untrimmed. Ever so colorful in character, it can be sometimes difficult to find the perfect name for your furry ball of love, so here are some common Yorkie dog names to give you some name ideas.
Yorkie Dog Names For Boys
Here are numerous Yorkie puppies' names suggestions for a male Yorkie.
1. Alex (Greek origin) meaning "defender of the people." This name derived from the Greek name Alexander is also the protagonist's name from the film 'Madagascar'.
2. Alto (Latin origin) meaning "elevated".
3. Arlo (Old English origin) meaning "fortified hill".
4. Ash (Hebrew origin) meaning "happy". Popularized by Ash Ketchum, the protagonist in the early seasons of 'Pokemon'.
5. Bernie (French origin) meaning "bold as a bear".
6. Billy (Germanic origin) meaning "resolute protector".
7. Bruno (Old High German origin) meaning "brown". For male Yorkies, this can be an excellent name.
8. Buddy (English origin) means "friend". It is the perfect dog name for your Yorkshire terrier.
9. Charlie (Old English origin) means "free man". It is a good name for the free-spirited feisty Yorkie puppy.
10. Chase (Old French origin) meaning "to catch" and also "hunter". Among the most common Yorkshire terrier names, given how much they like to run.
11. Coco (English origin) meaning "chocolate bean", one of the cutest Yorkie names for your brown pup. This is also the official name of the Conan O'Brien fandom, team CoCo.
12. Cohen (Hebrew origin) meaning "priest". Also the name of Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen. A variation is 'Coen', the title shared by the popular movie director duo known as Coen brothers.
13. Dennis (Greek origin) meaning "follower of Dionysus".
14. Digby (English origin) meaning "the farm at the ditch". One of the most playful male Yorkie names for one who would dig ditches all across your lawn.
15. Dobby (English origin) meaning "clay marble". Dobby is a beloved house elf character who appears first in the second book in the Harry Potter series.
16. Dustin (Old Norse origin) meaning "Thor" and "stone".
17. Eddy (Old English origin) meaning "guardian of property".
18. Edgar (Anglo-Saxon origin) meaning "rich spear". One out of popular YouTuber Pewdiepie's two pugs is named Edgar.
19. Elon (Hebrew origin) meaning "oak tree".
20. Elvis (Scandinavian origin) meaning "all-wise".
21. Finn (Gaelic origin) meaning "white".
22. Ford (English origin) meaning "river crossing". A great option for Yorkie names for boys.
23. Gabe (Hebrew origin) meaning "God is my strength" (from 'Gabriel').
24. Gus (English origin) meaning "great". Also the name of Gustavo Fring, a prevalent character from the series 'Breaking Bad' (also 'Better Call Saul').
25. Hal (English origin) meaning "army ruler".
26. Henry (Germanic origin) meaning "king of the home". One of the most English names for a boy Yorkie.
27. Ivan (Slavic/Hebrew origin) meaning "God is gracious".
28. Jeff (Old German origin) meaning "traveler".
29. Kevin (Irish origin) meaning "noble birth".
30. Milo (English origin) meaning "soldier".
Yorkie Dog Names For Girls
Find the perfect inspiration for a new Yorkie dog name from these adorable Yorkie girls' names.
31. Abby (Hebrew origin) meaning "my father's joy".
32. Agnus (Greek origin) meaning "pure" and "holy".
33. Alice (German origin) meaning "noble and exalted".
34. Aria (Hebrew origin) meaning "lioness". One of the better Yorkie girl names.
35. Bella (French origin) meaning "beautiful".
36. Bianca (Italian origin) meaning "white".
37. Chloe (Greek origin) meaning "blooming".
38. Clara (Latin origin) meaning "clear, bright".
39. Daisy (Old English origin) meaning "day's eye"; great for a white-furred female Yorkie.
40. Debbie (Hebrew origin) meaning "bee" (from 'Deborah').
41. Dina (English origin) meaning "from the valley". In the Bible, Dina is Jacob's daughter.
42. Eleanor (Greek origin) meaning "the compassionate one". Also the protagonist's name from the celebrated dramedy, 'The Good Place'.
43. Ella (Greek/Norman origin) meaning "fair maiden"; one of the better female Yorkie names.
44. Faye (Middle English origin) meaning "fairy".
45. Fiona (Gaelic origin) meaning "white".
46. Grace (Latin origin) meaning "gracious".
47. Hannah (Hebrew origin) meaning "favor".
48. Holly (Old English origin) meaning "one who dwells by the clearing".
49. Iris (Greek origin) meaning "rainbow". The perfect name for an energetic female Yorkie who is all sunshine and rainbows.
50. Jenna (English origin) meaning "fair phantom". A great name for a female Yorkshire terrier.
51. Kate (Greek origin) meaning "pure".
52. Maggie (English origin) meaning "pearl".
53. Mona (Arabic origin) meaning "unreachable wishes".
54. Nora (Anglo-Norman/Latin origin) meaning "honor".
55. Penny (Greek origin) meaning "weaver". A lead character in the show "The Big Bang Theory".
56. Ruth (Hebrew origin) meaning "friend".
57. Sarah (Hebrew origin) meaning "princess".
58. Stella (Latin origin) meaning "star".
59. Wynne (Welsh origin) meaning "blessed".
60. Zoey (Greek origin) meaning "life".
Gender-Neutral Yorkie Dog Names
Here is a list of unisex names for Yorkshire terriers that double as male Yorkie names as well as female Yorkie names.
61. Aden (Irish origin) meaning "little fire". A perfect unisex name for your tiny teacup Yorkie!
62. Adrian (Latin/Venetic origin) meaning "seawater".
63. Ari (Hebrew origin) meaning "lion".
64. Blake (Old Irish origin) meaning "black-haired". One of the most literal monikers for a Yorkie name.
65. Cory (Gaelic origin) meaning "in a hollow". Yorkshire terrier names like these are loved by most.
66. Fluffy (English origin) meaning "furry and soft".
67. Glenn (Scottish origin) meaning "one who lives in the woody valley".
68. Holland (English origin) meaning "land on the ridge".
69. Jade (English origin) meaning "green gemstone".
70. Jax (English origin) meaning "son of Jack"; on the more modern side of Yorkie dogs names.
71. Jerry (Hebrew origin) meaning "may Jehovah exist".
72. Joey (Hebrew origin) meaning "he will add/increase". An iconic character from the sitcom, 'Friends'.
73. Kim (English origin) meaning "from the meadow of the royal fortress". A common name in popular media, including Kim Wexler from 'Better Call Saul'.
74. Kit (Latin origin) meaning "follower of Christ".
75. Lane (English origin) meaning "from the long meadow" or "roadway".
76. Marley (English origin) meaning "from the boundary field".
77. Milan (Slavic origin) meaning "kind and loving".
78. Onyx (English origin) meaning "black gemstone". A variation is Onix, also the name of an iconic rock-type Pokemon.
79. Pebbles (English origin) meaning "tiny rocks". A widespread dog name, but befitting for both female and male Yorkies.
80. Peewee (English origin) meaning "diminutive in the form". A catchy name for a lovely teacup Yorkie.
81. Quincy (Old French origin) meaning "estate of the fifth son".
82. Remy (French origin) meaning "remedy" and "oarsman"; Yorkie name for your companion who will be at your side no matter how tough times are.
83. Riley (English/Irish origin) meaning "rye field".
84. River (English origin) meaning "stream of water flowing seawards".
85. Sam (Hebrew origin) meaning "God heard."
86. Shay (Hebrew origin) meaning "hawk-like" and "admirable".
87. Sidney (Old English origin) meaning "wide meadow".
88. Waffles (Dutch origin) meaning "a doughy dessert".
Dog Names From Popular Media
As man's best friend, dogs feature heavily in all forms of popular media. So here are some dog names from popular books, films, games, and TV!
89. Argos (Greek origin) meaning "all-seeing", is Odysseus' faithful dog in Odyssey.
90. Barbas is a recurring character from The Elder Scrolls video game series. The companion of Daedric Prince Clavicus Vile, Barbas is a shapeshifting entity usually taking a talking dog.
91. Baxter (Anglo-Saxon/Scottish origin) meaning "baker", is Ron Burgundy's pet border terrier in the film 'Anchorman' and its sequel.
92. Bob (Germanic origin) meaning "bright flame". Bob is a fox terrier who is a major plot point in Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novel 'Dumb Witness,'
93. Brian (Celtic origin) meaning "noble". Brian Griffin is a series regular in Fox animated sitcom, 'Family Guy'.
94. Cheddar (Old English/Celtic origin) means "ravine" and a type of cheese. Cheddar is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi pet owned by Captain Raymond Holt in the NBC sitcom 'Brooklyn Nine-nine'.
95. Cinnamon (English origin) is a type of spice. It is the name of Raj's cute Yorkie pet in 'The Big Bang Theory'.
96. Courage is a tiny purple dog and the protagonist in the cartoon series, 'Courage the Cowardly Dog'.
97. Dogmatix, a wordplay on 'dog' and 'dogma', is Obelix's pet white terrier dog in the popular comic book series, 'Asterix and Obelix'.
98. Droopy (English origin), meaning "lackadaisical", is a popular cartoon basset hound detective created by Tex Avery.
99. Farfel (Yiddish origin), meaning "pellet-shaped egg pasta", is a dog featured as the plot point of an episode in the classic sitcom 'Seinfeld'. A very apt name for your new Yorkie if you are a Seinfeld fan.
100. Gyp (English origin), meaning "cheat", is the titular character's lapdog in George Eliot's 'Adam Bede'.
101. Harriet (Germanic origin), meaning "home ruler", is a pink poodle who runs a barbershop called 'Shampoodle' featured in Nintendo's 'Animal Crossing' franchise.
102. Krypto (English origin) meaning "secret" or "hidden", but most likely a derivation from 'Krypton', Superman's home planet. In most DC continuities, Krypto is Superman's pet dog, usually depicted as a white labrador retriever.
103. Montmorency (Latin origin) refers to a kind of cherry. Montmorency is the narrator's fox terrier pet in Jerome K. Jerome's famous novella,'Three Men in a Boat'.
104. Mr Peanutbutter is one of the major characters in the Netflix animated series 'BoJack Horseman'. He is an energetic and happy-go-lucky retriever.
105. Odie (Old English origin) meaning "wood hill". Odie is the adorable slobbering dog (probable dachshund-terrier hybrid) featured heavily in the Garfield comic strip.
106. Okami (Japanese origin), meaning "wolf" and "great god", is the protagonist white wolf in Capcom's 2006 video game, 'Okami'.
107. Perdita (Latin origin), meaning "lost", is the protagonist dog's name in the 1961 Disney animated feature film, '101 Dalmatians'.
108. Pluto (Latin origin) meaning "God of the underworld". Pluto is Mickey Mouse's pet dog, and unlike Mickey's friend Goofy - who otherwise behaves like a human person - Pluto is just a dog.
109. Poppins (Old French origin), meaning "awe-inspiring" but also "terrible", is Mac's white terrier mutt in the sitcom 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'.
110. Rowlf (Old Norse origin), meaning "counsel wolf" (from Ralph), is a part-corgi brown dog, the resident pianist of the Muppet theatre in the sketch comedy series, 'The Muppets.'
111. Scooby (British English origin), meaning "clue", is the titular Great Dane character from Hanna-Barbera's well-known cartoon series, 'Scooby-Doo'.
112. Scrappy (English origin), meaning "feisty", is the name of Scooby's nephew in the 'Scooby-Doo' franchise.
113. Slinky (English origin), meaning "sleek", is a toy dog featured in the 'Toy Story' animated movie series. Slinky is a toy dachshund whose two halves are held together by a wobbly spring.
114. Snoopy (English origin) meaning "curious, inquisitive". Snoopy is Charlie Brown's pet white beagle in Charles Schulz's popular comic strip, Peanut.
115. Snowy (English origin) meaning "covered in snow" or "snow-colored". Snowy is the pet wire fox terrier of the eponymous hero in Herge's comics series, The Adventures of Tintin.
Kidadl has lots of great names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Yorkie names then why not take a look at One Syllable Dog Names, or for something different take a look at Harry Potter Dog Names.
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