180+ Cute Yorkie Names for Your Tiny Terrier

Updated on June 21, 2018
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Who can resist the cuteness overload from simply looking at a dog small enough to fit in a purse? Not me! If you are looking for a small dog to add to your family, one of the breeds you absolutely need to consider is a Yorkshire Terrier or a “Yorkie,” as they are often referred to.

Are You Considering Adopting a Yorkie?

There is no doubt that this breed is a favorite for many. Their sweet faces and gentle demeanor make them great, little companions for anyone looking for a new pet. With that said, there are some other things to consider before you adopt a Yorkshire Terrier:

Yorkies Require Proper Grooming

If you’ve ever watched a dog show, chances are you have seen these adorable, brown faces with a black or salt and pepper body, and just how long their hair can get! Show dogs are often allowed to grow their hair out until it reaches the floor like a little sweeper on the move!

With their ever-growing hair, they require frequent grooming and haircuts, with brushing at least once daily to avoid tangles and mats. Many Yorkie owners learn how to groom their dog on their own, keeping the hair much shorter yet still breed-specific. This alone helps save hundreds a year on grooming costs.

Yorkies Can Have Loud Voices

Although small, this breed often doesn't know its size and will surely vocalize when it sees unfamiliar faces—humans or canines—approaching the house. Rest assured that the bark is worse than its bite!

Yorkies Can Be Timid Dogs

They make terrific little companions for older people, but may be more fearful when it comes to children. If the Yorkie will be around children, it needs to be trained from a puppy to get along with kids.

Yorkies Can Be Difficult to Train

Most training for a Yorkie needs to be taught from a very young age to prevent bad habits from setting in. One of the bigger struggles with this breed is housebreaking them, so it helps to keep some kind of piddle pad in the house for those just-in-case moments. Other than that, teaching them not to be overly protective of their food, leash manners (they hate leashes!), and to not bark unnecessarily needs to start at puppyhood and be consistently reinforced in order to make good progress.

A lot of the hardest parts of having a Yorkie can be avoided by adopting an older one from an animal shelter. The dogs in shelters usually go through temperament tests and multiple reviews before they are put up for adoption, and any special personality traits will be noted on their cage cards.

Ready to Name Your Yorkie?

So you’ve decided to go with that irresistible, sweet little ball of fur? Great! Now you’re going to need to think of some good Yorkie names for your pup! Here are over a 150 Yorkshire Terrier name ideas that you should totally check out!

Male Yorkie Names

Wally
Guinness
Elmer
Grizzly
Hopper
Elson
Boris
Maxx
Porkchop
Tito
Harry
Oxford
Chico
Lucus
Axel
Mickey
Buddy
Tracker
King
Humphrey
Frankie
Benji
Chester
Jake
Admiral
Prancer
Jogger
Scooter
Paws
Rufus

Female Yorkie Names

Paisley
Sunflower
Moana
Skye
Maple
Pearl
Peppermint Patty
Emma
Savannah
Gabbie
Molly
Lady
Leila
Princess
Chardonnay
Pebbles
Honey
Petal
Nutmeg
Ruby
Precious
Polly
Sophie
Starla
Peaches
Dory
Kali
Duchess
Rosie
Sassy

Cute Yorkie Names

Kitty
Teddy
Cookie
Silky
Sugar
Pooh
Beau
Biscuit
Hiccup
Penne
Cotton
Bunny
Babydoll
Nemo
Pumpkin
Brownie
Mouse
Sage
Periwinkle
PJ
Tootsie
Bug
Cubby
Hopscotch
Cocoa
Argyle
Binky
Skip
Muffin
Sweet Pea

Teacup Yorkie Names

Pockets
Bitsy
Feather
Lamb
Small Fry
Tiny
Peanut
Cutie
Teenie
Bean
Bullet
Chip
Minnie
Blossom
Tweetie
Penny
Sprout
Baby
Token
Munchkin
Piper
Splinter
Fidget
Bubbles
Midget
Moppet
Nipper
Gem
Earl Grey
Puppet

Funny Yorkie Names

Shaman
Homer
Chewbacca
Beast
Bing Bong
Frankenstein
Smalls
Tank
Wookie
Dumpling
Bomberman
Jaws
Hank
Manbearpig
Monster
P. Diddy
Snoop Dogg
Sushi
Goliath
New Yorkie
Lil' Sebastion
Bouncer
Sharkbait
Ron Burgundy
Yapper
Banshee
Pretzel
Grinch
Fuzzy Wuzzy
Squishee

Famous Yorkies in TV & Film

Toto
"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". Toto is depicted as a Yorkshire Terrier in the book, however his character in the movie is played by a female Cairn Terrier.
Moses
"Meet the Fockers". The Fockers' family dog, owned by Ben Stiller's parents, played by Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand.
Hootie
"Urban Legend". In this famous horror movie, Hootie is a fraternity house dog that drinks beer.
Pickles
"Daltry Calhoun". In this film, Pickles is the pet of Aunt Dee, played by actor Beth Grant.
Boi
"High School Musical 2". Sharpay Evans, played by Ashley Tisdale, accessories with a yorkie named Boi.
Mignon
"Green Acres". In this TV show, Eva Gabor's character, Lisa Douglas, owned a Yorkshire Terrier.
Barney
"Lou Grant". Barney was attacked by a Pit Bull Terrier while on air, leading to legislation to stop dog fighting.
Puppy Goo-Goo
"The Simpsons". Milhouse Van Houten owns a stuffed animal Yorkie named Puppy Goo-Goo.

Celebrity Yorkie Names

Mr. Famous
Audrey Hepburn
Hannah, London
Brittney Spears
Poupette
Molly Sims
Jak
Hilary Duff
Spike
Joan Rivers
Cinderella
Paris Hilton
Lila, Moonie, Roadie
Miley Cyrus
Daisy
Carmen Electra
Doogie
Whitney Houston
Poncho
Missy Elliot
Tiger
Ivanka Trump
Cinnamon
Emmy Rossum
Enzo
Vanessa Williams
Veronica
Venus Williams
Bob
Naomi Watts
Harry
Phoebe Price
Frankie
Miranda Kerr
Stoli
Tara Reid
Whiz
Natalie Portman
Maibel
Jay Mohr
Riley
Kevin Jonas
Kitty
Heather Locklear
Spike
Donnie Osmond

Need Help Deciding on a Name?

Naming a Yorkie doesn’t have to be hard as you already have the perfect inspiration right next to you: your Yorkie! Here are a few things to help you think of some good Yorkie names:

  • Personality: Just like people, your Yorkie’s personality will differ from other Yorkies! Take a few days to really learn about your dog and it will give you a few ideas for names!

  • Colors: Although Yorkies generally have the same fur pattern, the colors can differ slightly which makes it easier to find color-inspired names! For example, Is the brown face closer to a walnut brown or a mocha brown?

  • Family input: If you won’t be the sole companion to that sweet little pup, then others in the family might have some great ideas and would love to be involved in choosing a name!

  • Yorkie’s input: If you’re stuck between a few names, there are ways that your dog can help! Label individual pieces of paper with the names you like and place either dog food or dog treats on each one; whichever one it eats from first is the name it chose! Another way your dog can help is to call it by different names and see if it naturally responds better to one of the names above the others.

You’ll just know when you find that perfect name, and so will your pup!

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        Benji reminds me of the movie.

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