A word short for a chipset, or a splinter. Also the diminutive form of Charles.






Emily P. Contributor

Chip, oh my word. This name is simply adorable, not to mention short, snappy, and easy for your pooch to recognize.

To me, it's the playful vibe that makes Chip so endearing. It's a nod to everyone's favorite Disney chipmunk, Chip, and who could forget Chip from Beauty and the Beast?

It can also pass as a food-inspired name, since we all love getting lost in a bag of chips. And let's not forget, it's a classic British term for a french fry.

To add even more significance, the name Chip is a cheeky wink to the phrase "chip off the old block," which is ideal perfect for pups that share your own traits. It's "pawsitively" perfect!

Traits associated with the name Chip:

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

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

It suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pets fun and unique names. It could also suggest that you are a fan of classic literature, as Chip is a character in the novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain.

Is Chip a good dog name?

Chip is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Chip is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Chip was, in the past month, the 590th most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Chip 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, Chip was viewed 0 times, and liked 6 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Chip is most adored in Arkansas, South Carolina and Rhode Island.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Virginia, Oregon and North Carolina.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Chip:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. Dachshund
  4. Dalmatian
  5. Cocker Spaniel

Chip is found in these categories:

scottish dog names

Common nickname for Charles in Scotland, similar to Chuck in America.

cute dog names

Evokes playful imagery of a small, lovable chocolate chip cookie.

posh dog names

Evokes high society, like a chip off an aristocratic, old-money block.

brown dog names

Chocolate chips are small, sweet, and a similar color.

british dog names

Refers to fried potato slices, commonly served with fish.

dessert dog names

Associations with sweet treats like chocolate chips or cookies.

Police Dog Names

Derived from popular TV show "CHiPs" featuring highway patrol officers.

nerdy dog names

Associations with tech chips and famous geeky Chip Potts from Beauty and the Beast.

preppy dog names

Evokes Ivy League charm, reminiscent of affluent, East Coast academia.

disney dog names

He's named after a beloved, animated teacup character.

food dog names

He's named after a beloved, crunchy snack often enjoyed at parties.

playful dog names

Associations with fun snacks and lively cartoon characters give the name a playful connotation.

Dog names like Chip:

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God Is Gracious
Cook. it is also used as a nickname for names long names that begin with 'co-.
The first name of agatha christie's miss marple character
Free man
Chip dog name meaning

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