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Names for Yorkies

Updated on September 27, 2013

The Yorkshire Terrier is just about always on the top ten favorite dog list that the AKC releases every year. But, just because the breed is super popular, that doesn't mean you have to choose a common name for your yorkie.

Choosing the perfect name for your dog can be one of the hardest things to decide on. And, with yorkies, you want to choose a name that will reflect the breed's spunky personality. Fido, Fluffy and Spike just aren't sufficient for the breed.

Yorkies are brave, determined, investigative and energetic. Just because he has long hair and is a small dog, it doesn't mean that he isn't full of personality.

Popular Dog Names

Boy Dog Names

  • Charlie
  • Cooper
  • Jack
  • Toby
  • Max

Girl Dog Names

  • Bella
  • Chloe
  • Daisy
  • Maggie
  • Sadie

English Names

Scottish workers went to Yorkshire, England, during the Industrial Revolution to work in the coal mines, textile mills and factories, and with them they brought a Clydesdale terrier (or Paisley terrier) to catch rats in the mills.

The Clydesdale terrier was bred with other terriers like the Skye terrier, Waterside terrier and the English black and tan toy terrier to create a small, toy dog.

In 1874, the Yorkshire terrier was first registered in the British Kennel Club stud book.

Since Yorkies originated in Yorkshire, England, consider naming your yorkie a name with an English decent.

Girl Names

  • Bailee
  • Bonnie
  • Cali
  • Darcy
  • Haylee
  • Lacy
  • Nelly
  • Nora

Boy Names

  • Alfie
  • Arnie
  • Bailey
  • Baxter
  • Brewster
  • Darwin
  • Dewey
  • Winston

Small Dog Names

Instead of a big dog name like Hercules or Zeus, give your yorkie a cute, small dog name. Think about foods, plants, insects or other things that are small.

  • Berry
  • Blossom
  • Bonsai
  • Button
  • Comet
  • Cricket
  • Dot
  • Nemo
  • Pip
  • Pixel

Spunky Dog Names

  • Atlas
  • Bizzy
  • Blaze
  • Chaos
  • Dizzy
  • Jet
  • Pistol
  • Rascal
  • Rocket
  • Turbo
  • Zippy

For dogs with a lot of personality, consider a name that shows his mischievous, playful and adventurous side.


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