What Are Cute Names for a Yorkie?

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Yorkies, or Yorkshire Terriers, are small, energetic dogs, and there are many names that either emphasize or ironically contradict these common Yorkie qualities. Some cute Yorkie names, such as Munchkin and Peanut, refer to their small size, while others, like Boomer and Grizzly, allude to their disproportionately big personalities. Other names make references to celebrities or characters in popular culture, such as Sea World's Shamu and Paris Hilton's Yorkie, Cinderella.

Cute Yorkie names that allude to the breed's small size include Babydoll, Bonbon, Bug, Bunny, Butterball, Buttercup, Button, Bean, Jellybean, Twinkie, Dinky, Penny, Doodle, Elf, Oreo, Pepper, Gumball, Gumdrop, Honeybee, Ladybug, Coco, Lollipop, Minuet, Nibbles, Daisy, Boo, Jigs, Peaches, Peewee, Pixie, Puddles, Biscuit, Binky, Corky, Frisky, Pumpkin, Sassy, Spidgen, Squeaky, Squirt, Twig and Tiny. On the contrary, cute names that sound large and fantastic include Barbarian, Big Shot, Sparky, Brawny, Duke, Hulk, Ninja, Moose, Kahuna, Jaws, T-Rex and Tank.

Other names that refer to popular characters or famous objects are Bambi, Tinkerbell, Big Foot, Chewbacca (or Chewy), Goliath, Rambo, Sasquatch, Terminator, Titanic, Wookie, Dixie Chick and Cupid. Many famous celebrities have also had Yorkies with cute, unique names. Audrey Hepburn had two Yorkies, one named Mr. Famous and one named Assam. Natalie Portman adopted a Yorkie named Whizz, Vanessa Williams named her Yorkie Enzo and Donnie Osmond named his Spike.