Small and cute.






Emily P. Contributor

Bitsy is a name that screams "small but mighty", and I see it as a wonderful choice for littler pups.

It's a playful nod to the phrase "Itsy Bitsy," popularized by the classic nursery rhyme about a certain water-spurting spider.

And that makes it ideal for petite pups with big personalities, or ironically, for larger breeds with a sense of humor.

Bitsy also has a vintage charm, since it harks back to the 1950s, a golden era of poodle skirts and soda shops.

When I'm trying to think of a name that's cute, quirky, and full of character, Bitsy always seems to work its way into my mind.

Traits associated with the name Bitsy:

Dogs named Bitsy tend to be loving, affectionate, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, beauty, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Bitsy?

Naming your dog Bitsy suggests that you have a playful and creative side. You likely enjoy coming up with unique and fun names for things.

Is Bitsy a good dog name?

Bitsy has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Bitsy is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Bitsy is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Bitsy outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Bitsy was, in the past month, the 307th most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Bitsy is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Bitsy was viewed 0 times, and liked 4 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Bitsy's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Bitsy is most adored in Virginia, Georgia and Nevada.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Iowa, Idaho and Nebraska.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Bitsy.

Most popular breeds named Bitsy:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Dachshund
  3. Jack Russell Terrier
  4. Pomeranian
  5. Cocker Spaniel

Famous dogs named Bitsy:

  • comics icon A dog named Bitsy appeared in the comic book Marvin by Tom Armstrong.

Bitsy is found in these categories:

cuddly dog names

Small, playful, and adorable, just like a fluffy, tail-wagging friend.

preppy dog names

Evokes images of yacht clubs and polo matches, a true blue-blood moniker.

funny dog names

Evokes humor with its playful, diminutive connotation and nursery rhyme reference.

cute dog names

Evokes smallness and adorability, reminiscent of nursery rhyme "Itsy Bitsy Spider".

Dog names like Bitsy:

Nickname for a boy in the south of the US; a slow moving individual.
Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
Short for barnacle.
Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
Any of various small flat sweet cakes or cookies. Literally means "twice cooked".
Bitsy dog name meaning

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