Tiny

Unisex

Meaning

very small

Origin

Scandinavian

Pronunciation

/ˈtaɪni/

EDITOR'S NOTE

Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Tiny is a hilariously ironic name for a Great Dane or a Mastiff, but equally adorable for a Chihuahua or a Dachshund. It's a nod to Tiny Tim, the frail Dickensian character, or Tiny from the 90s hip-hop duo, Xscape. It's a name that's both cute and comical, perfect for a dog with a big personality. Plus, it's a great conversation starter at the dog park. "Why did you name your dog Tiny?" "Well, he's named after a rapper, a fictional character, and a bit of irony." Now, that's a name with a story!

Traits associated with the name Tiny:

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

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

It suggests that you have a fondness for small things and that you may have a gentle and caring nature.

Is Tiny a good dog name?

Tiny 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. Tiny isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Tiny is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Tiny was, in the past month, the 2154th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Tiny 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, Tiny was viewed 0 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Tiny is most adored in West Virginia, Delaware and South Carolina.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Utah, District of Columbia and Washington.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Tiny:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. American Pitbull Terrier
  3. Pomeranian
  4. Poodle
  5. Rottweiler

Tiny is found in these categories:

funny dog names
funny

Irony strikes as this moniker often belongs to colossal canines!

traditional dog names
traditional

Popularized by classic cartoons, it's often used for ironically large canines.

small dog names
small

The name mirrors their pint-sized, pocket-friendly stature perfectly.

Dog names like Tiny:

Gift of god
Classic Mexican tortilla-based food
Dog in Oz stories.
Tootsie roll
a small sponge cake with a synthetic cream filling
(used informally) very small
Tiny dog name meaning

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