70 Adorable Pekingese Dog Names With Meanings

Dog Names January 31, 2024
Adorable Pekingese Dog Names With Meanings



70 Adorable Pekingese Dog Names With Meanings

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Adorable Pekingese Dog Names With Meanings

Naming your Pekingese dog breed is definitely no easy task. There are a myriad of choices. So, to make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of 70 names, divided into specific categories, hopefully making it much easier for you to get inspiration for naming your tiny pup.

Male Dog Names

Some of the names below are part of a list of popular male dog names, but they are also recommended monikers that fit the overall look or feel of the Pekingese.

  • Munchkin

A name befitting a dog that you just want to pinch and hug.

  • Teenie

Being considered a small dog breed, this name fits your Pekingese breed.

  • Bailey

A very popular name to give your male dogs.

  • Buster

This name should be in the silly category, yet it is still very fitting for a male dog name.

  • Cody

A name that many dog owners seem to give their male dog breeds.

  • Gizmo

This name is definitely unique in its own way, and it is something that most dog owners find worth giving to a special dog like their Pekingese.

  • Jett

For those active dogs, this is a fitting name since it exemplifies their quick nature.

  • Poco

An alteration to the name of the pig from the animated movie Porco Rosso: it is great to give dogs that are a bit on the chubbier side.

  • Doodle

This dog’s name is somewhat silly, but also something

  • Dash

A name worth giving to any active dog that loves to dash around the house

Female Dog Names

The list below tries to provide the best list of names that are befitting your Pekingese’s appearance or personality but are specifically great for females.

  • Sammy

This is a name that can be used for both male and female dogs and is great for playful dogs.

  • Shelby

An interesting popular choice among many dog owners.

  • Velvet

This dog can be used to describe the chic and stylish hair of the Pekingese.

  • Vicki

Another popular choice amongst dog owners. The reason for why is unknown.

  • Middy

This has been a common choice for dog owners to give their Pekingese. It may have to do with the fact that it fits the dog’s appearance?

  • Pixie

A light hearted name for a dog that is just as warm and friendly.

  • Bella

An undeniably popular choice for female dogs of all types.

  • Rosie

This name simply fits the image of a Pekingese with long lush hair.

  • Flora

Used to describe the flower like nature of a lovely Pekingese.

  • Duchess

Coming from royalty, there is no doubt that this dog deserves a noble name such as this.


Movie Dog Names

Naming your Pekingese after a character in a movie or a dog from a famous film is the best way to give a name that is fashionable, unique, and possibly recognizable by many.

  • Marmaduke

From the movie Marmaduke, this is the name of the main protagonist dog that causes mischief in the new neighborhood.

  • Yeller

This classic film of the same name refers to the main character dog.

  • Pencil

The name of the pet dog from the film Year of the Dog.

  • Astro

A great name for a dog and in reference to the family dog of the TV show family, The Jetsons.

  • Comet

The name of the well-known dog from the famous TV show Full House.

  • Balto

This is the name of the dog and animated film of the same name.

  • Hotdog

A name of a dog from the Archie comics and the pet of the character Jughead.

  • Happy

From the TV show 7th Heaven, this is the name of the pet of the family in that program.

  • Lady

This is the name of the dog in the animated Disney film Lady and the Tramp.

  • Odie

The famous dog from the animated TV series and comic book, Garfield.


Exotic Dog Names

These days it seems naming your dog and child something exotic is a great trend. Therefore, we had to include some of these words that may not be commonly known to provide some foreign variety.

  • Coral

This refers to the the polyps that live in the ocean.

  • Dakota

A good name for any person and dog, and reference to South and North Dakota.

  • Kahlua

This is the name of a famous Mexican-derived coffee-flavored liquor.

  • Khan

A title for a Turkic and Mongolian-based ruler.

  • Zada

Meaning prosperous and fortunate, this name is great for a dog like the Pekingese that has royal roots.

  • Octavius

This dog name comes from Gaius Octavius.

  • Maxima

Maxima is the highest points of a function in calculus.

  • Medusa

In Greek mythology, Medusa was a Gorgon monster with snakes for hair. This name fits for a dog that has a long lush lock of hair.

  • Genghis

Genghis Khan was the founder of the Mongol Empire.

  • Magnus

Meaning great in Latin, this fits for a dog with royal roots.

Appearance-Based Dog Names

One thing that many dog owners tend to do is name their dog after its appearance or personality. There are a lot of factors to consider when examining what goes into a dog’s defining features, whether it’s their actions in itself or simply just the color of their coat and/or size of their body.

  • Simba

A name for a dog that looks like a lion, much like the Pekingese.

  • Button

Since the dog’s nose is small and looks like a button.

  • Sam

This has been an interesting choice for many Pekingese. For some reason, many dog owners believe this name fits its appearance.

  • Brenda

Another fitting name for a dog with long hair much like the Pekingese.

  • Daisy

Much like the flower, the Pekingese has the appearance of a beautiful flower.

  • Slim

This name is a fitting name for any dog that has filled with long hair, since it gives off a slim appearance.

  • Oscar

When you cut the hair of a Pekingese, the face fits this name.

  • Harry

This is sort of a play on the word hairy as well, since the Pekingese is famously known for its hair.

  • Shorty

Considering the fact that the Pekingese is quite stout and short, this name is perfect.

  • Princess

A dog that has royal roots deserves a name like this.

Funny Dog Names

There is no doubt that some people don’t need to give their dog a super serious name that has some profound meaning. Some dog owners like to take it easy and simply name their dog after something silly or ridiculous.

  • L. Drool J

Based off the famous rap artist, this is a silly name to give a funny looking dog like the Pekingese.

  • Dobby

The character from Harry Potter, it is another funny name to give your dog.

  • Doris

A somewhat ugly name, but it is sort of fitting for an adorably cute, yet funny looking pup like the Pekingese.

  • Puppaccino

A play on words with puppy and cappuccino, this is a clever, yet ridiculous name to give your dog, hence making it rather funny.

  • Reeses Puppycups

Based off the snack, this name is for any owner that finds their pet as scrumptious as the chocolate.

  • Sneakers

This is a funny name to give any dog, let alone a Pekingese that sort of looks like fluffy shoes.

  • Barkley

Another dog-related silly name.

  • Bitsy

A name that refers to the small size of the Pekingese.

  • Notorious D.I.G. (or Diggie Smalls)

A silly name referring to the famous rapper, Notorious B.I.G.

  • Pawtrick Stewart

Just a silly name referring to the actor Patrick Stewart.

Famous Dog Names

The names below list out some famous dog names grabbed from history, film, TV, and/or simply through the sheer fact that they are the pet of a well-known celebrity.

  • Just Nuisance

An interesting name for the only dog that has ever been enlisted in the Royal Navy, having served from 1939 to 1944.

  • Nipper

This is the name of the faithful dog that quietly and endlessly listened to his master’s voice on the gramophone during 1884–1895.

  • Nemo

The name of a veteran dog from the Vietnam War.

  • Oweney

stray dog that the workers of the New York post office chose to take in. Due to his love for the smell of postal bags, this dog was known for following the workers to their destinations.

  • Dewey

In the film Eight Below, this is the name of the dogs that survived 175 days in the icy, cold Antartic weather.

  • Rin Tin Tin

From the name of the dog that ranked as one of the most famous canine movie stars in history. This dog appeared in 19 movies before eventually passing away in 1932.

  • Mops

Marie Antoinette‘s dog when she was young.

  • Winn-Dixie

The name of a dog that changes the life of a young girl is from the best-selling book of the same name.

  • Flash

This is the name of a dog from the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.

  • Soter

one of the 50 watchdogs of ancient Greece that survived the attack by invaders.

Final Thoughts:

The names above should help you get inspiration for what to name your beloved Pekingese dog breed. Putting the right amount of time into naming your dog should be a top priority, as your dog’s name will be something that you, your family, and your dog can live with for many years.


Anne is a wellness writer with a lifelong love of animals large and small. As a former veterinary technician, she has a passion for your pet’s well-being. Anne rescues and rehabilitates animals in need. She shares her farm with lots of critters including horses, sheep, dogs, cats, rabbits, and chickens
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