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Top Maltese Dog Names

A complete list of the best Maltese puppy names

Are you trying to figure out what to name your new Maltese dog or puppy?

There are so many great Maltese dog names, that it can be overwhelming at times.

You can start by taking a look at the list below of the most popular and unique dog names for Maltese. If nothing suits you there, try browsing through the names that other Maltese dog lovers have used for their special dogs.

Have fun picking the perfect name for your precious Maltese!

What did you name your Maltese dog? Tell us more about how you chose his/her name & your dog could be famous!

Popular Dog Names for Maltese

  Male Dog Names Female Dog Names Unique Dog Names
1MaxBellaApolloKiKi
2BuddyMollyBorisGucci
3RockyLucyOrvilleGeorgia
4BaileyMaggieNormanCupcake
5JakeDaisyPrinceDora
6CharlieSophieCohoApple
7JackSadieElvisJiggy
8TobyChloeMunsterTaffy
9CodyBaileyMangoCricket
10BusterLolaWinstonCocoa

View more Maltese dog names submitted by visitors.


Tips for Choosing Maltese Dog Names

  • One or two syllable names are easier for dogs to respond to and easier for you to prononunce. Try calling out "Come here Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" three times fast... not easy.
  • Choose a name that can't be easily confused with other words or family member names, especially common obedience commands such as 'Sit' Or 'Down'. Kitty or Brownie might not be good choices.
  • Consider your dog's personality and match a name to it. I named my Maltese dog Marley because she's super laid back like Bob Marley. On the other hand, I named my Maltese Poodle mix Disco because he dances around on his hind legs when he gets excited.

Still looking for the perfect name for your Maltese puppy or dog?
Check out the Maltese Celebrity Dog Names page for more ideas.

For even more Maltese names try Out And About With Your Dog.com. This site also has a monthly dog photo contest, online doggy jigsaws and lots of great dog-friendly info.


What did you name your Maltese dog?

Tell us how you decided on a name for your Maltese dog or puppy. Why did you choose this name? Does it fit your dog's personality or physical characteristics? Maybe it's a historical, famous, or family name. Let other Maltese Maniacs know all about your special Maltese dog name! Submissions must include at least 300 words of text and a picture to be accepted. Thanks!

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What Other Maltese Dog Lovers Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other Maltese dog lovers...

Naming a Maltese - Paxie 
Paxie was actually named after a small town called Paxington. I got Paxie when she was 5 months old. Her previous owner knew her own health was not in …

Black Malshi - Onyx 
My Mal-Shi is black with white on his chest just like my black onyx ring with a diamond in the middle.

White Dog Names 
I wanted to choose a name related to her colour. So,I chose the Italian name Bianca, which means white. The ideal name for my little fluffy ball!!! It …

Unique Female Dog Names 
You remember the song, Alice's Restaurant? Well, in the song by Arlo Guthrie he and his band had Thanksgiving dinner there while they were on the road …

Cool Dog Names 
Our little Alpha Maltese was born in between major hurricanes in 2004. His breeder nicknamed him Sergeant because he preferred being on his hind legs, …

Cute Dog Names 
We adopted our new family member Apple Cutie Pie Bae when my husband was suffering from Anxiety attack for several months. We had lots of names to choose …

Best Girl Dog Names 
We live in Hawaii, and had just lost our 5 year old Maltese Pili Aloha to Myositis. 3 months later while in Australia we adopted an 8 week old Maltese …

Maltese Names 
I lost my Maltese Shitzu mix a month ago to Intervertebral Disc Disease she would have been 4 years old on July 23 2013.Her name is Angel and everyday …

Unique Dog Names 
Love the musical My Fair Lady and he was such a gentleman, so sophisticated and handsome that my niece thought that Higgins would be a good name. He responded …

Best Male Dog Names 
Ricky is a boy's name. I chose a regular name, not a "doggie" name, because he is a family member, not a pet. He is turning 5 in July and he remains to …

Cute Boy Dog Names 
Gysmo was chosen because he looked just like Gysmo from the movie Gremlins when he was a puppy. Nicknames included Gyssy, Gys, Dustmop, Dishmop, Gizburgen …

Masculine Dog Names 
My sweet, 4.5 pounder is quite tiny. I have always been a fan of the ironic dog names, So I was going to name him something like "Giant" or "Monster". …

Creative Dog Names 
Originally, our decision was to adopt a Maltese. When a sweet little Maltese puppy was brought out, despite our soft cooing and gentle petting she sat, …

Cute Girl Dog Names 
When our sweet Mimzy, our first Maltese, passed away we were devastated. We received many cards in the mail, as well as other thoughtful gifts to encourage …

Good Dog Names 
After looking at pictures of Elizabeth Taylors Maltese back in the mid 80's I knew when I met my 1st Maltese pup that his name would be Pierre. He knew …

Female Dog Names 
My Malti Poo dog is named Molly, it was between Lucy and Millie, but she looks like a Molly, so it won out!

Great Dog Names 
When my daughter was around 3 yrs old she was head strong and wouldn't look when I called her so we gave her the nick name LULA. It worked. Then when she …

Unique Male Dog Names 
When we first received our baby boy he wouldn't stop giving kisses when we held him so our daughter looked up what kisses meant in Italian. And that's …

Moose Not rated yet
cause he super cute and I LOVE Canada!

Beli (Pronounced Bailey) Not rated yet
I chose the name Beli because it means "white" it's a Slavonic word beli meaning 'white. I thought it fit perfect.

TV Show Dog Names - Stewie  Not rated yet
My son, who was 11 years old at the time (now 14) named Stewie after the character in the Family Guy cartoon. Our family absolutely adores our little …

Golf Dog Names - Divot Not rated yet
I'm a golfer and Divot looked like a perfect hairy divot when he was a puppy.

Football Dog Names - Tucker Cruz Not rated yet
Tucker's middle name is CRUZ because he was found as a stray in Patterson NJ. My favorite football team (NY Giants) player Victor Cruz is from Patterson …

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