The Chihuahua dog breed is renowned for its tiny size, larger than life personality, and various coat colors and types.
The Chihuahua dog is the smallest dog breed to exist, named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, where it was first seen in the mid-nineteenth century. It is believed to have been derived from Techichi, a tiny dog breed of Mexico’s Toltec people in the ninth century A.D.
Male Chihuahuas as well as female Chihuahuas are well suited to apartment living because of their small size. A Chihuahua, whether puppy or adult, requires very little grooming and exercise, making them a good choice for a busy family. They can weigh between one and six pounds and stand at between six and nine inches tall. Despite their small size, they have quite a sturdy build and are extremely agile and alert.
Picking the perfect name for your Chihuahua dog can be quite challenging. Cute Chihuahuas are inevitable due to their small size, but a cute Chihuahua name may not be the best fit for your Chihuahua dog. The Chihuahua dog is also a fierce dog breed and makes for an excellent watchdog because of their personality. This makes it necessary to choose the perfect name based not just on their small size, but also on their fiery personality. We’ve put together a list of male Chihuahua names and female Chihuahua names to help you out.
Popular Female Chihuahua Names
Looking for popular Chihuahua girls' names? Take your pick from among this list of names.
1. Artemis – this is the name of the Greek Goddess of hunting and the moon. It means safe and can be used with the nicknames, Artie or Attie.
2. Arya - this female Chihuahua name is inspired by the character of Arya from 'Game of Thrones'.
3. Athena – this is the name of the Greek Goddess of war.
4. Audrey – this popular and fierce name for your Chi is inspired by actress, Audrey Hepburn.
5. Belle – this name is of French origin and means beauty. It’s also inspired by the strong and determined character from 'Beauty and the Beast'.
6. Blossom – this is popular among female Chihuahua names of Old English origin and means "to flourish or thrive".
7. Bria – this is an Irish origin name that means "strength and vigor".
8. Buffy – this is among the female Chihuahua names inspired by the popular vampire slayer.
9. Cleopatra – named after the historical Queen Cleopatra, this name can be shortened to Cleo.
10. Diamond – inspired by the hardest precious stone on earth, this name is of Greek origin which means "invincible".
11. Diva – divas are fierce for a reason, they won’t tolerate attitude from anyone. Your very own Chihuahua diva deserves this fierce name.
12. Freya – in Norse mythology, this is the name of the Goddess of Love.
13. Ginger – referring to the tough werewolf from the movie, 'Ginger Snaps'.
14. Harley – this tough name for your female Chihuahua is inspired by the matriarch of the 'Suicide Squad'.
15. Katana – this is a name of Japanese origin that translates to sword. It was used by the Japanese Samurai.
16. Koa – this name is of Hawaiian origin and means "brave or warrior".
17. Mia – derived from dog names like Maya, Maria, or Amelia, the name Mia translates into Ocean Goddess or one who serves as the guardian of Justice.
18. Nala – this is a name of African origin that means "queen or lion". It’s also the name of Simba’s strong wife in 'The Lion King'.
19. Nova – this is a name of Latin origin that refers to a cosmic force that creates a new star. It is very popular among female Chihuahua names.
20. Phoenix – inspired by the legendary bird rising from the ashes and one of the strongest female superheroes.
21. Pixie – this is popular among Chihuahua names for girls and means "fairy". It is of Irish origin.
22. Queen – this is popular among female Chihuahua names and is the perfect name for your little lady who is fierce but also ladylike.
23. Raven – perfect for your fierce girl Chihuahua who won’t tolerate nonsense from anyone.
24. Rebel – this is a female Chihuahua name of German origin that gives off a ‘don’t mess with me’ feel.
25. Rogue – this is the name of a powerful character from the 'X-Men' series.
26. Sadie – this is a popular name of English origin that means "princess", perfect for your Chihuahua who deserves nothing less than princess treatment.
27. Sage – this is a female Chihuahua name of English and French origin that means "knowledgeable or learned".
28. Xena – this is a popular name of Greek origin among the female Chihuahua names that mean "hospitable". It is inspired by a warrior princess.
29. Venus – the name draws inspiration from the Greek Goddess of Love and also the super athlete.
30. Zoe – this is popular among female Chihuahua names of Greek origin and means "life".
Popular Male Chihuahua Names
Below is a list of male names for your pooch.
31. Aiden – this is a name of Irish origin and means "small and fiery". It was also the name of the Celtic Sun God.
32. AJ – this is a popular name of Sanskrit origin which means "one who can’t be conquered".
33. Ajax – this is a powerful and fierce name inspired by the Greek Trojan war hero.
34. Augie – this is small and powerful among dog names for Chihuahua male dogs. It is of Latin origin and means "magnificent".
35. Bambam – this is inspired by the character from 'The Flintstones' and refers to one who is active and full of life.
36. Bandit – this name is of American origin and means "thief". It’s cute yet fierce among Chihuahua puppy names for the little thief who is sure to steal your heart.
37. Bane – this name of Slavic origin means "glorious defender".
38. Bear – this name is inspired by the strong animal, the grizzly bear.
39. Blaze – this is a name of English origin that means "flame".
40. Bolt – this is a name of English origin that represents a lightning bolt.
41. Boris – this name of Russian origin means "fighter".
42. Caesar – this is among the many Chihuahua names that mean "ruler" in German, Arabic, Russian, and other languages. It is inspired by Gaius Julius Caesar, the first Roman emperor.
43. Connor – this is popular among male Chihuahua names of Irish origin and means "one who loves wolves or hounds".
44. Draco – this is among the Chihuahua names of Latin origin meaning "dragon or serpent".
45. Duke – this is a name of Anglo-Norman origin that means "leader".
46. Gizmo – this is among the many Chihuahua names of English origin that mean "handsome and strong".
47. Gunner – this is a name of Scandinavian origin that means "warrior".
48. Guy – this cute yet fierce name of French origin is perfect for your male Chihuahua pup. It means "leader".
49. Hector – this name is derived from the legendary Trojan, Hektor and means "to restrain".
50. Logan – this is popular among Chihuahua names for male dogs. It is of Irish origin and means "descendent of the warrior". It also refers to the mutant Wolverine from the 'X-Men' series.
51. Milo – a name of English origin meaning "soldier".
52. Oscar – this is a name of Hebrew origin that means "divine strength".
53. Pedro – this is a popular name of Hispanic origin that means "rock or stone". It is the Galician, Spanish, and Portuguese equivalent of Peter.
54. Rex – this is popular among male Chihuahua names of Irish origin and means "king", perfect for the King of your heart and house.
55. Rico – among popular Chihuahua names for male dogs, Rico means "glory" and is of German origin.
56. Ryder – this is among the Chihuahua names derived from Old English and means "a mounted warrior".
57. Simba – this is of African origin and is inspired by the character of Simba from 'The Lion King'.
58. Thor – in Germanic mythology, this is the name of the God of thunder.
59. Toro – this is of Latin origin and means "bull".
60. Trooper – the name comes from the French word troupe and refers to someone who can endure adversity.
61. Victor – this is popular among the Chihuahua names of Latin origin and means "conqueror or winner".
62. Willy – the name means "resolute protector".
63. Zander – this is a popular name of Chihuahua dogs which means "defender of people". It is of Greek origin.
64. Zorro – this is a name of Spanish origin that means "fox".
Unique Chihuahua Names
Looking for names that aren’t in popular use for your male or female Chihuahua? Take your pick from this list of names.
65. Aella – this is unique among female Chihuahua names of Greek origin that means "whirlwind".
66. Ambrosia – this is among the unique female Chihuahua names of Greek origin that means "immortal".
67. Amell – this is a name of German origin meaning "power of an eagle".
68. Aurora – this is unique among female Chihuahua names and is inspired by the name of the ancient Roman Goddess of Dawn.
69. Badu – this is a name of African origin that refers to one who is strong.
70. Erebus – a name inspired by the Greek Goddess of Shadows.
71. Fenris – this is a name of Norse origin referring to a mythical monster wolf.
72. Gamora – this is among the unique female Chihuahua names inspired by the female fighter from the Marvel universe and means sheaf.
73. Garvan – this name of Celtic origin means "rough".
74. Isa – this is a unique female Chihuahua name of German origin that means "one who has a strong will".
75. Kawan – this is a name of Korean origin that means "strong".
76. Naois – this is a unique name of Celtic origin that carries the meaning of "mythical warrior".
77. Peanut – this is unique among Chihuahua names for male or female dogs and usually refers to the small size of the Chihuahua dog.
78. Quetzalli – this is a Nahuatl name inspired by the green quetzal bird. The name means "precious thing".
79. Slone – this is unique among female Chihuahua names of Irish origin that means "warrior".
80. Tabasco – inspired by Mexican heritage, this hot sauce is a great name for a fiery Chihuahua.
81. Takio – this name of Japanese origin means "as strong as bamboo".
82. Tala – this is a name of Persian origin that means "gold".
83. Trudy – this is among the unique female Chihuahua names of German origin that means "spear of strength".
84. Vada – this is a unique girl Chihuahua name of German origin that means "famous ruler".
85. Valkyrie – this female Chihuahua name is inspired by the female warriors of Old Norse legends.
Famous Chihuahua Names
Here’s a list of some famous Chihuahuas' names, ranging from celebrity's dogs to those popular from TV screens.
86. Bambi – this is the name of one of Paris Hilton's Chihuahuas.
87. Bit-Bit – this is popular among Chihuahua puppy names thanks to Britney Spears’ Chihuahua dog.
88. Boo-Boo – this is the name of the smallest dog as per the Guinness Book of World Records who was a Chihuahua with a height of 9.65cm.
89. Bruiser – this is the famous Chihuahua that belonged to Elle Woods in the movie, 'Legally Blonde'.
90. Choo-Choo – this is the nickname of Marilyn Monroe’s Chihuahua.
91. Coco – 'The Dog Whisperer' serves as the inspiration for this Chihuahua name.
92. Evita – this is Madonna's Chihuahua’s name.
93. Gidget – this is the name of the popular Taco Bell Chihuahua pup.
94. Lou – this is the name of the Chihuahua from 'The Soup', the popular TV series.
95. Mammoth Mutt – this name is popular from the cartoon series, 'Krypto the Super Dog'.
96. Mimi – this is the name of the pet Chihuahua belonging to the Osbornes.
97. Mojo – this is the name of the Chihuahua from 'Transformers'.
98. Ren – this name for Chihuahua dogs is inspired by the cartoon, 'Ren And Stimpy'.
99. Tinkerbelle – this is a popular girl Chihuahua name, after Paris Hilton’s teacup Chihuahua.
100. Tito – from Disney’s feature animation, 'Oliver and Company'.
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