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100+ Pekingese Dog Names: Meaningful, Fun & Cute Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove


The Pekingese is a popular breed that originated in China. They are recognizable by their straight long fur, scrunchy faces, and compact bodies. Well rounded, this breed has a wide range of personality traits that make them excellent companions, show dogs, and even guard dogs! With their owners, they are warm and affectionate but are quick to let a stranger know when they are getting a bit to close for comfort. Pekingese is a growing breed in the show industry and they have their obedience and strong will to thank for that. Although they like to be their own boss and are incredibly independent, once they get the hang of something – they perform it like a pro! Being the center of attention also isn’t too shabby for this breed as their ancestors were royal! 

So if you’ve adopted a Pekingese of your very own, the next crucial step is finding them a name just as versatile and show-stopping as they are. Below you find the most popular names for females and males, Chinese names to honor their heritage, fluffy names for obvious reasons, Toy breed suggestions, and a list of smart names!

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Female Pekingese Dog Names

  • Molly 
  • Ginger 
  • Daisy 
  • Gem 
  • Tink 
  • Tooties 
  • Gracie 
  • Zoey 
  • Lady 
  • Greta
  • Jewel 
  • Duchess 
  • Chloe 
  • Puddles 
  • Lucy 
  • Roxy 
  • Pixie 
  • Sophia 
  • Gidget 
  • Astra 
  • Ellenor 
  • Annie 
  • Bella 
  • Rosie 
  • Flora
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Male Pekingese Dog Names 

  • Max 
  • Dolye 
  • Ernest 
  • Espresso 
  • Alvin 
  • Junior 
  • Ripley 
  • Dune 
  • Oscar 
  • Bonsai 
  • Chai 
  • Tucker 
  • August 
  • Odie 
  • Magnus 
  • Dash 
  • Hamlet 
  • Ezra 
  • Remmy 
  • Hansel 
  • Ollie 
  • Charlie 
  • Slim 
  • Milo 
  • Duff 

Chinese Pekingese Dog Names

Originating in China, the Pekingese has royal roots! Kept by Chinese Monarchs as lap and companion dogs, this breed likely inherited its poise and strong will from its ancestors who were treated like the Kings and Queens they truly are. If you are interested in a name that honors the origin of your pet and is looking for a name that is sure to be unique to your pooch, check out these picks for Chinese inspired royal dog names. 

  • Mao – Cat 
  • Dishi – Man of Virtue 
  • BaoBei – Baby 
  • Kung Pao
  • Bing – Soldier 
  • Chow 
  • Mayli – Beautiful 
  • Sake 
  • Cong – Intelligent 
  • Manchu – Pure 
  • Sichuan 
  • Mushu – Mulans Sidekick
  • Liko – Protected by Buddha 
  • Jin – Gold 
  • China – Country 
  • Wonton 
  • Zhen – Chaste 
  • Lian – Dainty 
  • Tofu 
  • Ping – Stable 
  • Jiao – Charming 
  • Ying – Clever 
  • Shan – Mountian 
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Fluffy Pekingese Dog Names

As you might have noticed, the Pekingese has hair some humans could only dream of! Long, flowing, and thick – in fact, they would make great actors in shampoo commercials, if that was such a thing. There is quite a bit of maintenance that goes into grooming this breed, so you’ll want to ensure that they are regulars at groomers! Although they look stellar with long locks, you may opt to keep your Pekingese’s fur short and a bit more manageable. Whether they have tons, or very little – a fluffy fur inspired name is a fun option!

  • Teddy 
  • Snugs 
  • Plush 
  • Cozy 
  • Curly 
  • Poof 
  • Alpaca 
  • Freckles 
  • Cotton 
  • Whiskers 
  • Mane 
  • Wookie 
  • Bear 
  • Ringlet 
  • Lion 
  • Foxy 
  • Feathers 
  • Silky 
  • Pompom 
  • Cuddles 

Toy Names for Pekingese Dogs

Categorized as a toy breed, the Pekingese is quite small, but you would be surprised how heavy these little dogs can get. It might be the fur or the short legs, but this shout and compact pooch can reach up approximately 14 pounds – and the average for a toy breed is between 5-12 pounds! Regardless of how they fare on the scale, your Pekingese is still of the toy variety and would be perfectly paired with one of these next options. 

  • Gizmo 
  • Mouse 
  • Tot
  • Squirt
  • Hiccup 
  • Chip
  • Runt 
  • Morsel 
  • Tiny 
  • Minnie 
  • Zippy
  • Buttons 
  • Roo
  • Moose
  • Micro 
  • Poco 
  • Uno 
  • Rascal 
  • Myrtle 
  • Spud
  • Arrow 
  • Bugsy 
  • Bean 
  • Chicklet
  • Bisty 
  • Elf 
  • Flick 
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Smart Names for Pekingese Dogs

The Pekingese breed is incredibly intelligent – they are sassy (must be the royal heritage), and a little forward, but are obedient, poised, and graceful. You might be keen on a pet who is receptive to learning tricks. Well, the Pekingese’s strong will and independence will be a bit of a hurdle, but they are absolutely capable of being excellent tricksters! For the smarty pants pups, here are a few wise names for your new addition:

  • Magnus 
  • Genesis 
  • Einstein
  • Agent 
  • Neutron
  • Darwin 
  • Whiz 
  • Ion 
  • Brainy 
  • Pricilla 
  • Dexter 
  • Gideon 
  • Pascal 
  • Tesla 
  • Urkel 
  • Gatsby 
  • Amelia 

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Finding the Right Name for Your Pekingese Dog

When it comes to naming your Pekingese, there truly is no wrong answer. As long as you love your pup unconditionally, they will do the same, no matter what their name is! However, choosing your new pup’s name might just be the most complicated part of adoption, as the options are endless and searching can become tiresome. We hope that you were able to find one you truly love among our list of 100+ Pekingese Dog Names. For some, this decision may not come as easily. So for those needing a little extra help, we have included a few tips to guide you in the right direction. 

  • Love the name you choose. Don’t settle for something you don’t really like unless you’re making a family decision, of course. You can (and most likely will) always come up with nicknames for your dog as they grow anyway, but when possible, be in love with the name.
  • See how your pet reacts when you say it out loud. This may be a clear indication that they love or hate a name. If an option provokes an alarming bark, we know that’s not the name for your pup! If you get a curious head tilt or a few puppy kisses, we can bet you have found a winner!
  • Think of the personality your Pekingese puppy has (or is likely to have). Most dog breeds have specific qualities, so even before your puppy comes home, it is somewhat easy to pick a name. Or, you may choose to have your furry friend at home with you for a few days while you get to know him or her and then pick the name to express their character.

Finally, have fun with it – it’s all part of the process and should be an exciting and worry-free time for you. If you need a bit more inspiration before making a final decision, we’ve also linked a few other posts for you to check out: 

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