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100+ Yorkie Names: Ideas for Sassy & Cute Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Yorkshire Terriers are tiny, but don’t be fooled – these adorable dogs have big personalities. One might even call them pocket rockets! High energy and full of wild and adorable traits, these little guys are sure to keep you on your toes! Affectionate, brave, and just a little bossy, these pups will also demand great names.

So how do you choose the best name for your Yorkie? While you could scroll for hours upon hours, we’ve done the hard work for you and selected the best names from all the top lists. Below you find the highest-rated and most popular names specific to your petite pooches breed! 

We’re here to help you with this list of female and male names for Yorkies. We’ve also listed cute names, names for Teacup Yorkies, and some of the most famous Yorkies of all time. Scroll down to find your Yorkie’s name!

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Female Yorkie Names

  • Princess
  • Emerald
  • Belle
  • Sherry
  • Sharon
  • Peaches
  • Chardonnay
  • Sophie
  • Precious
  • Queen
  • Ellen
  • Scarlet
  • Gemma
  • Fanny
  • Leila
  • Ruby
  • Missy
  • Polly
  • Katie
  • Susan
  • Starla
  • Dory
  • Sammy
  • Jojo
  • Duchess
  • Bonnie
Image credit: Bobbi Jones Jones, Public Domain Pictures

Male Yorkie Names

  • Leo
  • Jogger
  • Chico
  • Chester
  • Prancer
  • Harry
  • Tito
  • King
  • Harold
  • Frankie
  • Oxford
  • Jamie
  • Benji
  • Thomas
  • Humphrey
  • Lucas
  • Archie
  • Mickey
  • Dylan
  • Axel
  • Admiral
  • Jacob
  • Franklin
  • Chip
  • Heathcliff
  • Edward
  • Max
  • Tracker
  • Jake
  • Buddy
Running Yorkie
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Cute Yorkie Names

Your Yorkie will be cute whether you like it or not. The puppy-dog eyes they will give you whenever they want something will be a force to be reckoned with. Any name you choose will be adorable, but some names just add that little extra cuteness punch. Check out our favorite cute Yorkie names below.

  • Midnight
  • Pebbles
  • Starry
  • Slurp
  • Skittles
  • Beast
  • Spots
  • Cupcake
  • Sprinkles
  • Scooter
  • Peppermint
  • Nutmeg
  • Paisley
  • Scoop
  • Giant
  • Paws
  • Honey
  • Porkchop
  • Yoyo
  • Petal
  • Nacho
Teacup Yorkie
Teacup Yorkie | Image By: Peakpx

Teacup Yorkie Names

Even tinier than the Yorkie comes the Teacup Yorkie. It’s almost impossible to imagine a dog so small. Teacup Yorkies love being held and snuggled, which is great because that’s all you’ll want to do with yours. Below are our favorite Teacup Yorkie names.

  • Samson
  • Handful
  • Spoon
  • Tiny
  • Chai
  • Darjeeling
  • Saucer
  • Itsy
  • Chloe
  • Banjo
  • Minnie
  • Toto
  • Earl Grey
  • China
  • Bubba
  • Fork
Yorkshire Terrier
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Famous Yorkie Names

Mr. Famous

It might seem a little on the nose, but Audrey Hepburn’s Yorkshire terrier was named Mr. Famous. He even starred alongside her in films like Funny Face!


Pasha lived in the White House with her famous owner, Richard Nixon’s daughter Tricia.


Paris Hilton’s spoiled Teacup Yorkie reportedly cost quite a bit of money — and is appropriately named Cinderella.

Poncho and Hoodie

Missy Elliot named her adorable Yorkshire Terriers Poncho and Hoodie.

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Finding the Right Name for Your Yorkie

Your pint-sized pup needs a name as sassy and adorable as they are, and you shouldn’t stress about finding the perfect match.  The naming process should be the easy part of adopting a new pal! We hope that you were able to find some inspiration and ultimately find a match for your Yorkshire Terrier. With ideas for the tiniest of teacup pups, to the most adorable or names – whatever you have chosen, we are sure that your wee friend will be proud to have it! 

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Tips for Choosing a Name

We know that finding the right name might be overwhelming, so we have included a few helpful tips to assist you in your search!

  • Say it out loud to your pup. You might be surprised by their reaction! If you get a swift tail wag or an exciting head tilt – you might have found your winner. If they responded with a whimper or sharp bark, you might want to move on!
  • Keep it simple. The simpler the name, the easier your new pup will be to train as they are likely to be more responsive and become familiar with it. You will also benefit from a short and sweet name as they are great in any tone – praise or discipline.
  • Take the time to get to know your pup before settling on a name. We might be incredibly eager to assign our new pet their name, but we can assure you that choosing the right one will make the process much simpler. Allow your puppy to adapt to their new environment, and once they are comfortable, their true personality will shine through!
  • Have fun! Adopting a new pet is an exciting time and you should have fun picking them out a name. In the end, your pup will love whatever you pick, so as long as your happy, they’ll be happy too!

If you weren’t able to find a winning name here, no worries! We have plenty of name posts you could check out for additional inspiration:

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