I like to think of names for dogs, so I’ve been working on a list of great names for big and small dogs, too. I have taken inspiration from various sources by using synonyms for small and large, small, large, etc. As well as size comparison things or places to name the small and large puppies.

One option I like is to use the name of a larger mammal to name your large breed dog. Like Moose or Bear if you have a large furry breed dog. Mammoth was also a large furry mammal that you could use to name your big dog as they were huge and big like elephant. Try Dino for size, an oversized dog. You can even go into cryptozoology for some names for your big dog, especially like Monster or Sasquatch for the furry little dogs. There are a few places like the ones I mentioned that I use for large dogs as well. Do you have a large puppy and think it will probably be difficult to say “get off the bed” when he is older? Call it Mountain. A large, stocky breed dog that you know will grow nice and big? How about Sumo, like Japanese Sumo wrestlers, are they nice and big in size?

One of my favorites are the names from mythology like Hercules or Titan for the larger races. Goliath for those nice big breeds is also a suggestion I like for a big strong dog like the legendary Philistine warrior he is taken from.

And let’s not forget the names we can take from the obvious: Colossal, Giant, Jumbo, Massive, Mega, Max, Big, Gargantuan, or just Large.

And those cute little puppies? Although not overly flattering, think small, Flea as a name. Mouse and Cub are cute go-to names for small dogs.

Another cute idea comes from food names like Muffin, Peanut, Cupcake, which are good choices for small dog names.

There are also such mythical names that you can choose from such as Tinkerbell, Sprite, Pixie, although I would say those of little dogs, what do you think? Do you remember the Kewpie doll? How about you name your cute little puppy after that, Kewpie?

More little items that we can use to help name our little dogs like Pebbles, Nuggets or even Thimble. And if you have those little toy breeds, you can use a bunch of them that actually mean “little.” Try these on to choose from: Dainty (of course I’d say this would be a girly name), Itty, Itsy, Bitty, Micro, Little, Dinky (a cute little name for a boy), Peewee, Tiny, or Wee.

Another way to have fun with your dog’s name is to call it the opposite of the breed, big or small. For example, if you have a Chihuahua call him Moose or if you have a Great Dane call him Tiny and so on…

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