Great Names for Small Dogs

When picking dog names for smaller breeds, you need to choose something that reflects all the charm, personality and good things that come in your small package. Many of the names here mean small, little, or tiny, or are diminutives that convey that message -- perfect names for a small dog. And while Baby and Tiny are too obvious for some, here is a list of other names you may want to consider for your tiny pooch.

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  • Aiden

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    Aiden has been a spectacular name success story--especially if all its various spellings were to be added together. Aiden cracked the Top 10 in 2010 and remained there until 2013 when it dropped... Read More 

  • Amarissa

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    Amarissa is kind of cobbled together from two traditional elements: Ama, which means "love" or "lover" and is found in such more established names as Amabel and Amariah, and -issa, which is a... Read More 

  • Attila

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    Stun-gunned by the fifth-century Hun, though still well-used in contemporary Hungary and Turkey. Some sources also suggest Turkish origins for the name.Read More 

  • Bambalina

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    Better saved for a doll. Read More 

  • Banning

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    If you like the Irish surname feel, there are loads of more congenial options. Read More 

  • Beacan

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    An attractive ancient Irish saint's name that conjures up a beacon of light, this Irish name for boys is well-used in Ireland... Read More 

  • Beck

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    The popular single-named alternative singer (born Bek) has moved this onetime shortening of Becky into male territory. Read More 

  • Bogart

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    What it really means: you're a "Casablanca" fan. Read More 

  • Brodie

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    This geographic Scottish surname is more often spelled Brody in the US. Both forms have seen decreasing popularity, which may be linked to its association with club-hopping Hills star... Read More 

  • Brogan

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    Brogan is a cheerful Irish surname that would fit right in with the Logans and Br-starting names now trendy for boys. It's been on the pop list for the past three years, though it's sliding... Read More 

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