Awesome Pug Names – 95 Sweet, Silly & Adorable Ideas

pug-names-finalYou’re in luck – we have lots of great pug names for inspiration!

Pugs are adorable, hilarious, unique-looking dogs full of charm and gumption.

Although their exact origin is unknown, the pug is believed to be of oriental origin, similar to the Pekinese. Today they are the 34th most popular dog breed according to .

If you’re thinking of welcoming a pug into your home, you must check these out.

Names of Famous Pugs

A number of famous pugs have starred in movies, graced the pages of novels and even made history in real life.

  • Otis (from “The Adventures of Milo and Otis”)
  • Frank (from “Men in Black”)
  • Percy (from “Pocahontas”)
  • Mops (Marie-Antoinette’s dog)
  • Pompey (legendary pug who saved the life of the Prince of Orange in the 1500s)
  • Basco (Queen Victoria’s favorite pug)
  • Peter Pug (from “Wee Peter Pug”)

Funny Pug Names

With their unique appearances, gregarious personalities and distinct-sounding name, pugs are perfect for funny – and punny – dog names.

  • Pugsley
  • Pugsworth
  • Pugster
  • Love Pug
  • Spark Pug
  • Elvis Pugsley
  • Sir Pugs-a-Lot
  • Pugzilla
  • Mugsy Pugsy
  • Pepe Le Pug
  • Puggles

Size & Appearance

Pugs are smaller in size, weighing between 14-18 pounds, and have quite the unique appearance. Their flat, round face, deep wrinkles, dark eyes and short, stubby legs give them almost a comical look. This provides excellent inspiration for pug names!

  • Mr. Big
  • Baby
  • Stumpy
  • Shorty
  • Junior
  • SlimTiny
  • Munchkin
  • Teenie
  • Wrinkles
  • Crinkles
  • Yoda
  • Peanut
  • Mini
  • Pixie
  • Shortcake
  • Slim
  • Button
  • Bean


Pugs are primarily fawn (a light, yellowish tan) or black in color. These colors provide great inspiration for names.

— Fawn –

  • Almond
  • Amber
  • Buttercup
  • Caramel
  • Cashew
  • Chai
  • Chestnut
  • Goldie
  • Graham
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Sandy
  • Sesame
  • Taffy
  • Tawny


— Black —

  • Ash
  • Carbon
  • Coal
  • Cinder
  • Dusty
  • Ember
  • Espresso
  • Hershey
  • Mocha
  • Pepper
  • Shadow
  • Snickers

Other Male Pug Names

OK, we must admit, there’s no rhyme or reason to the names below other than the fact that they just seem like pug names to us.

  • Brutus
  • Hamlet
  • Homer
  • Gus
  • Teddy
  • Miles
  • Charlie
  • Dexter
  • Kirby
  • Gizmo
  • Gordie
  • Louie
  • Oscar
  • Quincy
  • Rocky
  • Harry

Other Female Pug Names

Same with these names. They just seem like they’d fit a pug perfectly!

  • Petunia
  • Peanut
  • Fern
  • Duchess
  • Flora
  • Bambi
  • Penny
  • Lucy
  • Pumpkin
  • Lola
  • Mabel
  • Muffy
  • Sandy
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tinkerbell

What do you think about these pug names? Do you have a personal favorite or a unique idea? Let us know below!

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  1. Olivia

    Does anyone know a really cute female pug puppy name for me I am really curious to know your ideas I was thinking something like oggie or bean? What do you think?????💕

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