50 Shih Tzu Dog Names

Reviewed By Tom •  Updated: 10/12/21 •  8 min read
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Shih Tzu Dog Names

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Are you the new proud parent of a Shih Tzu? Congratulations! We’re happy and excited for you both! It’s so exciting to bring a dog home after you’ve adopted them! Nothing could be better!

Now that you have a new dog, you’ll need to find a name for them! However, we understand it can be difficult to find that special name for your new fur baby. If you’ve run out of inspiration, then you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve searched through names across the Internet, choosing only those that might be a great fit for a Shih Tzu. Our list of dog names is coming up, but first, let’s take a look at the Shih Tzu dog breed.

What is a Shih Tzu? 

Shih Tzus are classified as a small dog breed. While they are small, they’re strong for a little dog! And what about those deep brown eyes? Who can resist them?

They originated in China, where they were bred for life with Chinese emperors. By the way, Shih Tzu means “lion dog.” They do look a little bit like a lion! Shih Tzus were long the pampered pets of emperors and could not be owned by anyone, not of the nobility.

Remember, these dogs were not bred to hunt or do guard duty. They were bred to be companion dogs. And that’s still their major function today!

Shih Tzus have an average weight of 9-16 pounds and stand between 9-11 inches. Even though they’re small, they are strong, as we noted above. And they’re pretty. These dogs are known for their beautiful, silky coats. They also have floppy ears that are covered in the same long fur and have a very furry tail that curls over the back.

This breed’s coat can come in many colors, but white and grey are the most common color for Shih Tzus. You may see dogs with colors such as red & white, gold & white, black & white, solid black, blue & white, and more. Their long, beautiful coats require daily brushing to keep out the snarls and mats. And they require regular grooming, as their hair grows very fast.

These small dogs are great apartment dwellers, yet they also do well in larger homes and even farms. However, these dogs cannot be outside dogs. This is because of their size, their need to be near their humans, and because they’re sensitive to the heat.

Shih Tzus are known to be intelligent, friendly, sweet, playful, and friendly. And they’re alert and curious. They also do well around other dogs and pets.

However, they must be properly socialized and trained to avoid some negative aspects of their personality taking over. These include a tendency to bark a lot, they can be difficult to potty train, and they need plenty of attention from their pet parents and family.

Another thing to keep in mind about these small dogs is that they can be easily injured due to their small, fragile size.

Shih Tzus can suffer from certain medical conditions including dental problems, bacterial and viral infections, parasites, obesity, liver problems, bone and joint issues, eye problems, kidney disease, Cushing’s, cancer, allergies, and more.

Even so, Shih Tzus make wonderful companions, as you’ve probably found out with your adopted dog!

OK! Now we’re ready to get started with a list of names that might be a great fit for your canine companion!

Male Shih Tzu Dog Names

Here are some great names for male Shih Tzu dogs!

1). An: this is a Chinese name that means “peace.” What better name could you use for your fur baby?

2). Bao: this is a Chinese name, which means “precious treasure.” We’re sure your Shih Tzu has become a precious fur baby!

3). Chin: this is a Chinese name that means “gold.” If your fur baby has gold fur, then why not choose this name for him?

4). Cong: this is a Chinese name that means “intelligent, clever.” What a great name for a smart little Shih Tzu boy dog!

5). Fa: this is a Chinese name, which means “growth, beginning.” What an adorable name for a new dog in your family!

6). Gao: this is a Chinese name that means “handsome.” Surely this describes your fur baby!

7). Hao: this is a Chinese name, which means “good.” If your little boy dog is well-behaved, why not choose this name for him?

8). Honghui: this is a Chinese name that means “great splendor.”

9). Howin: this is a Chinese name that means “loyal swallow.” This is another great choice for a lap dog, for they are loyal companions.

10). Huan: this is a Chinese name that means “happiness.”

11). Huan Yue: this is a Chinese name that means “joyful.” These dogs are known for their positive, happy attitudes.

12). Jung: this is a Chinese name, which means “affectionate.” These little dogs are known for being very affectionate with their pet parents and family.

13). Junjie: this is a Chinese name that means “handsome and outstanding.” Does this description fit your canine companion? Then why not choose this name for him?

14). Kong: this is a Chinese name, which means “bright.” Look at those eyes! We’re sure you’ll agree they’re very bright!

15). Li Qin: this is a Chinese name that means “beautiful, stringed musical instrument.” We just like the sound of this name!

16). Liang: this is a Chinese name, which means “good, fine.”

17). Liko: this is a Chinese name, which means “protected by Buddha.”

18). Liu: this is a Chinese name that means “flowing.” This is a fitting name when you consider the Shih Tzu’s long, flowing hair.

19). Longwei: this is a Chinese name, which means “dragon greatness.”

20). Mengyao: this is a Chinese name, which means “good and wise child.” Does this name’s meaning fit your dog’s personality?

21). Mine Yue: this is a Chinese name that means “bright moon.”

22). Ming-hua: this is a Chinese name that means “brilliant, elite.” What could better describe a Shih Tzu?

23). Minzhe: this is a Chinese name, which means “sensitive and wise.”

24). Qiao: this is a Chinese name that means “pretty, handsome.”

25). Shaiming: this is a Chinese name that means “sunshine.” Why not choose this pretty name for your boy dog?

Female Shih Tzu Dog Names

Here are some great names for Shih Tzu girl dogs!

26). Ah Cy: this is a Chinese name that means “lovely.” Surely this describes your fur baby!

27). Ah Kum: this is a Chinese name, which means “good as gold.” This would be a great name for a girl dog who has golden fur and/or a great personality.

28). Ai: this is a Chinese name, which means “loving.”

29). An: this is a Chinese name that means “peace.”

30). Bao Yu: this is a Chinese name that means “precious jade.” Even if your dog doesn’t have blue eyes, what a pretty name this would be for her!

31). Chan Juan: this is a Chinese name, which means “the moon, graceful.”

32). Chenguang: this is a Chinese name that means “morning light.” This would be the perfect name for a dog who likes to get you up very early in the morning!

33). Chong: this is a Chinese name that means “intelligent.”

34). Chua Hua: this is a Chinese name that means “chrysanthemum.”

35). Chunhua: this is a Chinese name that means “spring flower.” What a pretty name! This would be great for a dog that was born in the spring or if you adopted her in the spring.

36). Die: this is a Chinese name that means “butterfly.”

37). Genji: this is a Chinese name, which means “gold.” This would be a great choice if your dog has golden fur.

38). Guan-Yin: this is the Chinese name of the goddess of mercy. What a pretty name this would make for a girl dog!

39). Huan: this is a Chinese name, which means “happiness.” Has your dog brought much happiness to your life?

40). Huiliang: this is a Chinese name, which means “kind and good.” This would be the perfect name for a girl dog who is kind and good. We’re sure this describes your fur baby!

41). Jia: this is a Chinese name that means “outstanding person, beautiful.”

42). Jiayi: this is a Chinese name, which means “household fitting.” If your dog has fit into your family well, then this would be a great name for her!

43). Jing: this is a Chinese name, which means “crystal, calm, quiet, energy, perfect.” Do these words sum up your dog’s personality?

44). Kiew: this is a Chinese name, which means “beautiful, lovable.” Doesn’t this sound like the perfect name for a Shih Tzu?

45). Lan: this is a Chinese name that means “orchid.” Here’s another pretty name for a dog that looks as fragile as an orchid flower.

46). Lei: this is a Chinese name, which means “flower bud.” This is a pretty name that sounds like a very lady-like dog!

47). Mei-Lien: this is a Chinese name, which means “beautiful lotus.” This is the perfect name for a dog who is very peaceful and calm.

48). Mei-Xing: this is a Chinese name that means “beautiful star.” We know your Shih Tzu is the star in your home! So, why not choose this name for her?

49). Meiying: this is a Chinese name, which means “beautiful flower.”

50). Ruloan: this is a Chinese name, which means “like an orchid.”

There you have it! We hope you’ve enjoyed this article. Even more, we hope that you’ve found a great name for your Shih Tzu dog!

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Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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