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150+ Best Names for Corgis: Ideas For Short & Adorable Dogs

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By Chelsea Mortensen

Names for Corgis

If you’re the owner of a brand new Corgi, one of the first big tasks is picking out the perfect name. Finding the right name for your dog can be a tricky business—after all, it’s going to shape the way you think about your dog for the rest of its life. Many dog owners feel the pressure to pick the pup’s name on the first day, but giving it a few days can help you make sure that you really love the name you pick and that it fits your dog.

This list is a great starting point with over 150 of our favorite names for Corgis to help you get the ideas flowing.

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Tips for Picking the Best Dog Name

There’s not one right name or style for a dog name. Your perfect name could be silly or dignified, and it could be a name that you’d give to a human or something that would just sound bizarre on anything but a pet. Lots of people love to name their dogs after a pop culture reference, a pun, or a historical figure. Others just prefer to find a name that sounds right to their ears. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind as you start, though.

First, make sure that the name you pick rolls off the tongue. There’s nothing worse than naming your dog something and then always defaulting to a nickname or “the dog” because it is such a mouthful.

Second, look for a name that matches your dog’s personality. Cutesy or silly names might fit one dog but not another. If your dog’s name is a poor fit, it might feel not-quite-right for the rest of its life.

Third, don’t overthink it. No name will sound perfect right away—most of the time, you need time for the name to grow and become attached to your dog before it feels fully natural. If it’s been a few days and you can’t decide, pick a name and give it a try.

Just don’t let the trial period last for too long—once it starts responding to the name, you’re stuck with it.

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Classy Names for Dignified Corgis

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Despite their small size, Corgis can have a pompous, dignified, or gentlemanly air that makes them stand out. That, plus their long association with royalty, makes some owners feel like a classy name is the right way to go. These names sound just a little bit fancier than most names, making them perfect for the right Corgi.

  • Annabelle
  • Archibald
  • Beckham
  • Benson
  • Charles
  • Cora
  • Diamond
  • Duchess
  • Duke
  • Earl
  • Effie
  • Eleanor
  • Emerson
  • Eva
  • Grace
  • Harlowe
  • Harper
  • Hattie
  • Hudson
  • Leo
  • Lola
  • Maximilian
  • Mercedes
  • Minerva
  • Portia
  • Princess
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Rex
  • Reginald
  • Sir William
  • Stella
  • Winston

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Spunky and Cute Corgi Names

On the opposite end of the spectrum, lots of Corgis are just so spunky and cute that you need to have a name to match. These names are a little less serious and a little more fun—just like your fun-loving new pet.

  • Cha-Cha
  • Chase
  • Diva
  • Firecracker
  • Fox
  • Jester
  • Lexi
  • Poppy
  • Puck
  • Punk
  • Pupper
  • Rebel
  • Roxy
  • Sasha
  • Sassy
  • Scout
  • Snookie
  • Spook
  • Sprout
  • Star
  • Stormy
  • Sunny
  • Vixen
  • Zippy
  • Zoomba

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Names Inspired by Your Corgi’s Little Legs

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Corgis are distinctive for lots of reasons, but their diminutive size and wee little legs are definitely their most iconic trait. If you’re not afraid of giving your Corgi “little man syndrome,” a name that highlights your pup’s tiny legs and short stature might be the perfect fit.

If nothing else, these names will definitely bring a smile to the face of everyone you introduce to your Corgi.

  • Bean
  • Bitsy
  • Button
  • Gimli
  • Half-pint
  • Hobbit
  • Itty Bitty
  • Lil
  • Micro
  • Mighty Mite
  • Mini
  • Minnie
  • Munchkin
  • Peewee
  • Petit
  • Pippin
  • Shortstop
  • Shorty
  • Shrimpy
  • Smallfry
  • Squirt
  • Tadpole
  • Tidbit
  • Waddle

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Fun Food Corgi Names

Food names are a perennial favorite among dog owners. You just can’t go wrong with naming your dog after a sweet treat or salty snack. Whether you pick your favorite food, your dog’s, or just something that seems to fit, naming your dog after food is sure to be a hit.

  • Bacon
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Coco
  • Creamy
  • Crumbles
  • Drumstick
  • Dumpling
  • Frito
  • Fudge
  • Honey
  • Hotdog
  • Kiwi
  • Mac
  • Meatball
  • Mochi
  • Nacho
  • Nibble
  • Noodle
  • Nugget
  • Nutty
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Pickles
  • Pizza
  • Popcorn
  • Pumpkin
  • Reeses
  • Snickers
  • String Bean
  • Sugar
  • Waffles

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Queen Elizabeth’s Corgi Names

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Corgis have made their mark on popular culture for one thing in particular—their status as royal pets. Queen Elizabeth II of England kept Corgis throughout her life, leaving behind two when she passed away. She’s known to have owned over thirty in her lifetime. But did she have good taste in names? We certainly think so. If you want a subtle tribute to the pop culture champion of this breed, naming your Corgi after one of her dogs is a great way to do it.

Here are some of the dog names Her Majesty picked over the years:

  • Bee
  • Berry
  • Brush
  • Bushy
  • Candy
  • Cider
  • Emma
  • Flash
  • Foxy
  • Heather
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Linnet
  • Monty
  • Muick
  • Noble
  • Sherry
  • Span
  • Spick
  • Sugar
  • Susan
  • Tiny
  • Vulcan
  • Whisky
  • Willo

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Folklore Corgi Names

Many know that Corgis hail from Wales, but did you know that they have a special role in Welsh Folklore? According to myth and legend, Corgis are the traditional steeds of fairies in Wales. That gives you the perfect excuse to give your Corgi a name inspired by the Fair Folk or Welsh Folklore more generally. After all, there’s nothing wrong with adding a little extra magic to your life.

  • Arawn
  • Breton
  • Brownie
  • Charm
  • Cordelia
  • Elf
  • Ellyllon
  • Fae
  • Fairy
  • Fay
  • Gwydion
  • Gwyllgi
  • Gwyllion
  • Gwyn
  • Leprechaun
  • Maude
  • Merlin
  • Morgana
  • Myrddin
  • Nimue
  • Pixie
  • Seelie
  • Sithe
  • Sprite
  • Sylph

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Last Thoughts

It’s a long journey to find the perfect name for your dog, and it’s hard to narrow down what the best direction to go in is. However, once you have an idea of the right style and mood for your dog’s name, it will be much easier to pick one that fits its personality. Whatever name you end up with, your Corgi is sure to grow to fill it in time.


Featured Image Credit: Michel van der Vegt, Pixabay

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