Skip to Content

Famous Chihuahua Names

Share this post!

I Love My Chi may earn a small commission for purchases made after clicking some links on this page. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Learn More

If you are seeking inspiration for your Chihuahua’s name in the lime light, there is no shortage of famous Chihuahua names to choose from! After reading this, be sure to check out all our chihuahua names.

Here are some of the most popular Chihuahua names inspired by movie characters and celebrities:

2 chihuahua puppies

Chihuahua Names From Movies

Here are the names of Chihuahuas who stole the spot light in movies:

Apollonia who was Prince’s girlfriend in the movie Purple Rain.

Bruiser Woods from Legally Blonde was played by a Chihuahua named Moonie.

Sophie from Chihuahua Too! which premiered in 2013. Sophie is a ghost dog who was an actress who played the part of Cleopawtra in a movie, creating another name suggestion.

Bella from Chihuahua: The Movie which premiered in 2015.

Tito from Disney’s Oliver & Company movie which premiered in 1988.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua Names

The most popular Chihuahua movie is Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The first of the three Beverly Hills Chihuahua movies premiered in 2008. The movie features the story of Chloe, a pampered Chihuahua who is from Beverly Hills, who becomes separated from her owner while on a vacation in Mexico and must find her way home. She makes friends with a variety of different dogs, not just Chihuahuas, during her three movies.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua  Names 

The below is a list of the character’s names from the first movie:

  • Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore, making another name suggestion Drew)
  • Delgado
  • Papi
  • Monte
  • Rafa
  • Chucho
  • Sergeant Thomas
  • Sebastian
  • Biminy
  • Delta
  • El Diablo
  • Manuel
  • Chico
  • Pedro

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Names

While many of the same characters reappear, there are a few new faces in the second movie which premiered in 2011:

  • Papi Jr.
  • Rosa
  • Pep
  • Lala
  • Ali
  • Appoline
  • Alberto
  • Antonio

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 Names

In the final of the three movies which premiered in 2012, fans continue to follow Chloe and Papi and meet the following new characters:

  • Oscar
  • Charlotte
  • Diego
  • Humberto
  • Phil
  • Gunther

Get your Chihuahua cozy wrapped in a blanket like a burrito and snuggle up to watch the movies together. As you get to know the characters, consider which character’s name best suits your Chihuahua.

fawn long hair chihuahua puppy laying down

Celebrity Chihuahua Names

Here are the names of some of the most well known celebrity Chihuahuas:

Gigdet the Chihuahua was famous by her own making, not by being owned by a celebrity. She starred in the Taco Bell commercials that featured a Chihuahua that ran from 1997 to 2000. She also played Bruiser Woods’ mother in Legally Blonde 2.

Tinkerbell the Chihuahua was made famous by being Paris Hilton’s side kick. Sadly, Paris owning a Chihuahua made the breed a fad. Many Chihuahuas were obtained by people who were not ready for the commitment, resulting in shelters and rescues experiencing an influx of these little dogs due to this fad.

Bit Bit was the Chihuahua Brittany Spears owned.

Coco is a Chihuahua who was rehabilitated by famous dog trainer Cesar Milan when he was brought to him due to his aggressive behavior. He became a breed ambassador of the Chihuahua on Cesar’s show.

Vida is a Chihuahua owned by Demi Moore.

Bama is a Chihuahua that was owned by Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher during their marriage.

Chiquita, Rosita, and Evita were Chihuahuas owned by Madonna.

Carlos is a Chihuahua who was rescued by Matt Damon.

Eveie was a Chihuahua mix owned by Leann Rimes, who sadly passed away in 2019 after being attacked a by a coyote. All Chihuahua owners can learn from their family’s experience; it is crucial that dogs this size not be outside unattended.

Gibson is a Chihuahua owned by Alyssa Milano.

Lola was a Chihuahua owned by Hilary Duff.

Josefa also known as Choo Choo was a Chihuahua owned by Marilyn Monroe.

Larry and Nena are Chihuahuas owned by Katharine McPhee.

Karen is a Chihuahua owned by Christina Ricci.

Loki is a Chihuahua owned by Mickey Rourke.

Nemo is a Chihuahua adopted by Paula Abdul.

Owen is a Chihuahua adopted by George Lopez.

Chihuahua Names Inspired by Celebrities

Ace for Ace Young.

Ali for Ali MacGraw.

Archie for the child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Balthazar for Balthazar Getty.

Ben for Ben Affleck.

Brie for Brie Bella.

Brody for Brody Jenner.

Bruno for Bruno Mars.

Clive for Clive Owen.

Colton for Colton Haynes.

Daisy for Daisy De La Hoya.

Dakota for Dakota Fanning.

Dax for Dax Shepard.

Demi for Demi Lovato.

Diddy for Diddy.

Eddie for Eddie Murphy.

Emma Heming.

Emile for Emile Hirsch.

Faith for Faith Hill.

Fergie for Fergie from Black Eyed Peas.

Freddie for Freddie Prinze Jr.

Gigi for Gigi Hadid.

Goldie for Goldie Hawn.

Halle for Halle Berry.

Iggy for Iggy Azelea.

Jack for Jack Black.

Javier for Javier Bardem.

Joe for Joe Biden.

Kaia for Kaia Gerber.

Keanu for Keanu Reeves.

Kobe for Kobe Bryant.

LaLa for LaLa Vazquez.

Lenny for Lenny Kravitz.

Lucy for Lucy Liu.

Maggie for Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Mario for Mario Lopez.

Mia for Mia Farrow.

Milo for Milo Ventimiglia.

Minnie for Minnie Driver.

Nacho for Nacho Figueras.

Nelly for Nelly Furtado.

NeNe for NeNe Leakes.

Orlando for Orlando Bloom.

Pharrell for Pharrell Williams.

Pippa for Pippa Middleton.

Rumer for Rumer Willis.

Rupert for Rupert Grint.

Sammi for Sammi Giancola.

Selena for Selena Gomez.

Shia for Shia LaBeouf.

Snooki for reality TV star Snooki.

Snoop Dog for Snoop Dog.

Suri for Suri Cruise.

Swizz for Swizz Beatz.

Ty for Ty Burrell.

Usher for Usher.

Vinny for Vinny Guadagnino.

Whitney for Whitney Houston.

Zac for Zac Efron.

Other Celebrity Inspired Names

Mork and Mindy if you have a boy and girl dog, these are cute names inspired by the old TV show.


Naming your Chihuahua after a celebrity Chihuahua gives you an interesting story to tell people if they ask about your furry friend’s name. While most people are familiar with Bruiser Woods from Legally Blonde and Gigdet from the Taco Bell commercials, there are many more celebrity Chihuahuas to consider as you choose a name for your Chihuahua.

Is your Chihuahua named after one of these famous Chihuahuas? Share in the comments below.



Friday 14th of May 2021

mine are named mork@mindy brother@sister rescure


Friday 14th of May 2021

Thanks Nancy, I added them to the list.

Mary Ann

Thursday 13th of May 2021

Have a male named Rocky, because he is only 3 lbs I decided he needed a strong name.


Friday 14th of May 2021

I added Rocky to our tough names post. Thanks Mary Ann.


Thursday 6th of May 2021

Had to be Chico


Thursday 6th of May 2021

Thanks Carol, I added Chico.

Rita Jo Wilson

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

I just lost one of Chis Abby adopted her a very early age had her for 15 years she had a stage 1 heart murmur on Thursday February 25 2021 3:30 in the morning Abby developed CHF we could not save her by about 3:40 she went to be with roommate Whitney, that was named for Whitney Houston, that developed Brain Cancer and passed away September 2017 now both are playing around the Rainbow bridge. Have another 15 year old that has a heart she is already developing CHF got her on medicines hope it will help


Tuesday 9th of March 2021

I'm sorry you lost your fur babies! I'll add Whitney to the list. Thanks for the suggestion.

Brenda E. Smith-Allen

Sunday 7th of March 2021

My chi-chi’s name is Apollonia after Prince’s girlfriend in the movie Purple Rain. I call her Apple, for short. Besides, she’s an Applehead chi.


Sunday 7th of March 2021

I like that. I'll add it to the list.