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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  • Edlyn

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    Feels like a hybrid. Better go for Edith or Evelyn. Read More 

  • Famke

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    Famke was introduced to this country via Dutch-born actress Famke Janssen, but is not likely to appeal to many American parents. Read More 

  • Feeny

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    Feeble, compared with other Irish surnames. Read More 

  • Fiorella

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    Not only are individual flower names more popular (and exotic) than ever, but so too are the more generic names like Florence and Flora. While brother name Fiorello became known via long-term New... Read More 

  • Garvan

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    So much like so many other names, it fails to be itself. Read More 

  • Glynis

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    The feminine version of the common Welsh name Glyn became somewhat known in this country via the charming Welsh actress Glynis Johns. Variations include Glenys and Glynys. With other Welsh... Read More 

  • Keira

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    Keira is an attractive girls’ name that's gotten a huge boost from the meteoric rise of Keira Knightley. Original spelling Kiera, which relates... Read More 

  • Lennon

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    A growing number of high-profile (and other) parents are choosing to honor their musical idols, such as Hendrix, Presley, Jagger, and now Lennon. Lennon first came to notice when Liam Gallagher... Read More 

  • Loman

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    May be too reminiscent of Willy in "Death of a Salesman." Read More 

  • Lorcan

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    Lorcan is a name rich in Irish history as belonging to several kings, including the grandfather of the most famous high king of Ireland, Brian Boru. Lorcan O'Toole, known in English as Laurence... Read More 

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