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100+ Maltese Dog Names: Adorable Ideas for Playful & Cute Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Are you searching for a great Maltese dog name? Look no further! We have over 100 options that are perfect for this unique breed. The Maltese is gentle, affectionate, tiny, and makes a great companion. This ancient dog has a beautiful, distinctive coat, adorable eyes, and a graceful gait. Plus, though they’re a toy breed, Maltese dogs have full-sized personalities.

So, what should you name your Maltese? We’ve listed classic, cute, and historical names for males, females, and puppies. Whether you have a puppy or an adult, we think you’ll find the perfect name on this list. 

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Female Maltese Dog Names

  • Amy
  • Alba
  • Emma
  • Juliet
  • Eleanora
  • Chelsea
  • Elsa
  • Elizabeth
  • Diana
  • Maria
  • Daisy
  • Molly
  • Lola
  • Viola
  • Margaret
  • Paola
  • Rose
  • Flavia
  • Gemma
  • Frida
  • Susanna
  • Arabella
  • Jojo
  • Fiona
  • Jemima
  • Beatrice
  • Pamela
  • Sarah
  • Maggie
  • Aurora
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Male Maltese Dog Names

  • Leon
  • Spike
  • William
  • Timothy
  • Truman
  • Major
  • James
  • Steffano
  • Derek
  • Devon
  • Bob
  • Jonathan
  • Mike
  • Thomas
  • Warren
  • Filippo
  • Carlo
  • Greg
  • Phillip
  • Vance
  • Steven
  • Matteo
  • Marco
  • Captain
  • Larry
  • Ronald
  • General
  • Peter
  • Donald
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Cute Maltese Dog Names

What could be cuter than a Maltese? Play up your adorable pup’s best traits with a cute name. Here’s a list of the best adorable Maltese dog names ever:

  • Prince
  • Spin
  • Cloudy
  • Einstein
  • Diva
  • Cupcake
  • Pinwheel
  • Bella
  • Polka
  • Meringue
  • Bear
  • Cocoa
  • Romeo
  • Monster
  • Princess
  • Biggie
  • Marshmallow
  • Giant
  • Milkshake
  • Vanilla
  • Spots
  • Paws
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Maltese Puppy Names

All of these names could work for Maltese puppies, but maybe you’d prefer a name that references your pup’s even tinier stature? Keep reading to find the best names for Maltese puppies:

  • Teacup
  • Dot
  • Cookie
  • Cricket
  • Bumblebee
  • Atom
  • Baby
  • Chip
  • Button
  • Peanut
  • Little
  • Speck
  • Sprinkle
  • Shorty
  • Ping Pong
  • Bite
  • Iota
  • Tiny
  • Blueberry
  • Bean
  • Echo
  • Bitsy
  • Pint
Maltese grooming
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Historical Maltese Dog Names

Did you know the Maltese breed originated in Italy thousands of years ago? The beautiful dogs were popular among the Phoenicians, Greeks, and Roman nobility. Maltese dogs are sometimes called “Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta” because they’re believed to date back 28 centuries

Why not pay tribute to this amazing history with a historical name for your Maltese? Here are some of our favorite options:

  • Claudius
  • Nero
  • Hannibal
  • Aphrodite
  • Caesar
  • Hera
  • Achilles
  • Athena
  • Cornelius
  • Zeus
  • Brutus
  • Babylon
  • Septimus
  • Severus
  • Agatha
  • Tiberius
  • Julius

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Finding the Right Name for Your Maltese Dog

Maltese dogs are sweet and affectionate companions, but how do you find the right name for them? We have a few quick tips. Think about your dog’s appearance and personality. Is it more goofy or graceful?

It’s also a good idea to make sure you (and your family members) can easily pronounce the name. You’ll probably be calling it out pretty regularly, so it shouldn’t be too long and complicated. 

With that in mind, we hope you’ve found a great name for your beloved Maltese. Whether you choose a cute, classic, or historical name, your pup will thank you for taking the time!

If you haven’t found the right one on our list of Maltese names, try one of these lists:

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