Yorkie is short for Yorkshire Terrier, and this dog is a small dog breed. Known to have been bred in the UK back in the 19th century, this terrier breed is a highly popular choice amongst owners for many decades. Usually weighing up to 7 pounds, it is extremely light, small, and portable.
Known for being a companion dog, these breeds make a great pet and since the time they were bred in Yorkshire, England, people associated any form of Terrier to be of the Yorkshire Terrier.
While their coat is shiny and glossy, these small pups are usually groomed regularly to ensure they are looking fine and dandy at all times.
Traditionally, their coats were grown out long, making them look like walking floor mats, but in more modern times, they are left short, resulting in absolutely adorable appearance.
Somewhat befitting its size, Yorkies are famously known for being active and having a rather sensitive temperament.
They are highly affectionate and love to run around. Keeping that in mind, dog owners should think carefully on what to name their Yorkie dog breed. The list below of 70 names, divided into specific categories, can be used to gather inspiration for naming your pup.
Male Dog Names
Some of the names below are part of a list of popular male dog names, but also recommended monikers that fit the overall look or feel of the Yorkie.
A name that can be used as a female dog name as well, it is popular for highly active dogs.
A funny name to give a small dog breed since it sounds so brutish, but strangely, it is a common choice.
A bit more unique than most of the commonly used male names, it is worth considering.
This name signifies the lightning fast speed and energy the Yorkie contains.
Due to their small size, they can often not be detected, hence the name.
This sort of describes their small size.
A more recent name that has popped up due to the Star Wars character.
A common name that fits the dog’s appearance.
Another common popular choice of a name for Yorkies.
This is another Star Wars reference, but also may describe the look of a Yorkie, as its handsome demeanor sort of fits with the character of the same name.
Female Dog Names
The list below tries to provide the best list of names that are befitting your Yorkie’s appearance or personality, but are specifically great for females.
A straightforward name that defines the Yorkie’s lovely look and personality.
This can be used to describe the stark yappiness the Yorkie might demonstrate.
A Japanese-derived name, it is great for any female dogs.
This is like the box, where you never know what you may get if you unleash its hyperactivity.
A cute name to give a Yorkie.
This is a simple and unique name to give to your female dog. It isn’t common.
This has been a popular choice for a female dog name for long time.
While it may seem somewhat strange to name your dog a yeti, it may be due to the dog’s unique and appealing nature.
This is a great name to give to any female dog.
Much like the gem itself, this is used to describe the precious quality of your Yorkie.
Movie Dog Names
Naming your Yorkie after a character in a movie or a dog from a famous film is the best way to give a name that is fashionable, unique, and possibly recognizable by many.
A name of the dog in Lady and the Tramp.
The name of the dog from the Terminator.
This is the name of the dog from the film Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.
A name of the dog from the film Back to the Future 2.
The hit dog and main protagonist of the famous 90’s film Beethoven.
A dog’s name from the film Snatch.
Another name from the animated film The 101 Dalmatians.
One of the many dog’s names from the animated film The 101 Dalmatians.
This is a popularly adopted name from the film Shiloh.
The famous dog’s name from the film Digby The Biggest Dog in the World.
Exotic Dog Names
These days it seems naming your dog and child something exotic is a great trend. Therefore, we had to include some of these words that may not be commonly known to provide some foreign variety.
Meaning ‘descent like a rivers waters’ in Hebrew.
Meaning the dawn in Kikuyu.
This means handsome or beautiful in Swahili.
In Sanskrit, this means dive into life and exuberance.
This is Japanese word for eagerness .
Meaning inside of the soul or spirit in Swedish.
The German word heart and mind.
A simple Quechua word meaning song.
The name of a western village.
In Indonesian, this means harmony.
Appearance-Based Dog Names
One thing that many dog owners tend to do is name their dog after its appearance or personality. There are a lot of factors to consider when examining what goes into a dog’s defining features, whether it’s their actions in itself or simply just the color of their coat and/or size of their body.
This refers to how easy it may be to nudge this tiny little pup.
This is a name to give to any dog for that matter.
A name that refers to the small size of the Yorkie. If it has grey hair it is an even better name.
This name makes you think of the fact that it can be put into your pocket.
These dogs are hyperactive and quite the rascals.
This is a name that fits the scrappy look of the Yorkie.
A name that refers to its small pint size.
Another name that refers to the Yorkie’s small size.
This is a perfect name that describes the Yorkie’s tip-toe like quality for being so light and small.
- Zu Zu
This name is rather unique but it may refer to the Yorkie’s footsteps when walking.
Funny Dog Names
There is no doubt that some people don’t need to give their dog a super serious name that has some profound meaning. Some dog owners like to take it easy and simply name their dog after something silly or ridiculous.
This is hilarious because it is far from being any form of dogzilla.
This name is funny because it does tend to doze off when not being active.
This is the name of the soda brand.
This refers to its hyperactive nature.
This is funny because it refers to the small grape like body it has.
Since this dog is quite yappy, this name is funny for being far from what the Yorkie may seem.
Opposite to the large Hagrid, that is why this name is so silly.
This name is somewhat true for a hyperactive dog like the Yorkie.
Far from the large Hodor character, this dog is simply ridiculous to give to your Yorkie.
This name is another name that is opposite to the actual size and force of the Yorkie, which is what makes it ironic and funny.
Famous Dog Names
The names below list out some famous dog names grabbed from history, film, TV, and/or simply through the sheer fact that they are the pet of a well-known celebrity.
The name of the dog from the TV series Please Don’t Eat the Daisies.
A dog that has become synonymous with U.S. Postal Office.
A name of a dog from the animated show The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries.
- Old Yeller
The dog from the book Old Yeller.
This is the name of the star of the 2009 film Hotel for Dogs.
A dog from the movie Eight Below.
A name that features in the Doctor Dolittle books.
The name of a dog from the film The Aristocats.
- Bat Hound
The name and alter ego of the dog Ace in the comic Batman.
A famous name of the dog that birthed 18 puppies in her first litter.
Your Yorkie can get a bit hyperactive and loud at times, but it is still an adorable dog that will continue to stick by your side until the end. It is devout and affectionate, and with that in mind, many owners should consider the right name for it.