The Best Pug Names For Your Four-Legged Majesty

Your family now includes a pug! Congratulations! The pug breed of dog first appeared about the year 400 B.C. Historians agree that the breed originated in China, where wealthy people raised them for companionship.

Fans of the breed will be the first to confess that this does not come as a surprise and that pugs are experts at elevating their human family members to the status of nobility. Choosing a pug’s name is a serious commitment.

Puppies should early learn their names. Associating your dog’s name with positive experiences will help them learn to respond to it. When they glance at you, address them by name and reward them. Repeat this to help them understand how beneficial it is to reply to their name.

You should know that a dog utilizes its name more as a cue word than as a form of identification. You’ll keep using that phrase for a very long time. Here are a few ideas to consider while picking the perfect name for your pug.

Female Pug Names

Discover the ideal name for your female pug lass’s personality.

Sammie

Tessie

Mollie

Clara – Latin for “bright, clear,” Clara is a feminine given name

Opie

Bella

Kimmy

Rae

Elise – It means “God is my oath” or “pledged to God” in French.

Viola

Ali

Donna – A feminine first name in the English language, Donna means “woman” in contemporary Italian and “lady” or “mistress” in classical Italian.

Wendy

Annie

Ellie

Jessie

Callie

Gloria – Fame, renown, praise, and honor are all used to describe the Latin feminine given name Gloriae, which has been anglicized to become Gloria.

Isla

Lorna

Una

Nell

Lucy

Coco

Maggie – Greek in origin, the name Maggie for girls means “pearl.”

Male Pug Names

Pick up the most fitting name possible for your adorable male pug!

Diesel

Gus

Hank – Germanic in origin, the name Hank is used for boys. This well-known name means “home-ruler.”

Leo

Buddy

Harley

Teddy – French-born Teddy means “rich guardian,” “brave people,” and “God’s gift.”

Max

Frank

Cooper

Oscar

Rocco

George

Henry

Bruno

Milo – Mil-, which denotes “dear” or “beloved.”

Bo

Tucker

Bobby

Oliver

Duke – Latin-derived male given name that means “leader.”

Toby

Buster

Jax

Rocky

Funny Pug Names

What could be better than ensuring that everyone’s life is full of happy emotions? Your pet will make you chuckle every whenever you mention his name.

Shortcake

Petal

Cupcake

Princess

Piper

Diva

Tiny

Wrinkles

Pancake

Peanut

Bunny

Sprinkles

Duchess

Flan

Slim

Bubbles

Daisy

Bean

Cute Pug Names

With their flattened cheeks and large protruding eyes, Pugs are charming. This list offers names for your lovely Pug, whether you want something sweet like candy or something pretty.

Lipsy

Snickers

Doodle

Jelly

Disney

Baby

Hop

Spud

Boots

Tofu

Dolly

Sprinkles

Maple

Toto

Noodles

Amaretto

Star

Gidget

Boo

Wiggles

Fidget

Famous Pug Names

Pick a name from this list of popular options for pugs, which includes those used by fictional characters, famous people’s pets, and real-life pugs who have achieved fame.

Basco – Owned by Alexandrina Victoria, Queen of Great Britain

Percy – Pocahontas

Patrick – Disney’s Pocahontas

Frank – Men in Black

Pound Cake – The Campaign

Mops – Owned by Queen of France Marie-Antoinette’s

Mel – The Secret Life of Pets

Bess – The West Wing

Olga –  Owned by Queen Victoria’s pugs

Otis – The Adventures of Milo and Otis

Mittens – The Campaign

JB – The Kingsman

Precious the Pug – The Nut Job

Roxy – Owned by Ted Danson’s

Mel – Secret Life of Pets

Sabrina – Owned by Billy Joel’s

Doug –  Social media celebrity

Oliver – Owned by fashion designer Valentino

Vinny –  The rock-climbing pug

Otis – Milo and Otis

Sid – Jessica Alba

Pickles – The drag queen pug

Unusual Pug Names

A unique dog needs a unique name! One of these could work for your pug pet.

Pluto

Bonsai

Beauregard

Echo

Mopshond – The Dutch term for pug

Bumble

Jinx

Doguillo –  The Spanish term for pug

Disco

Carlin(e) – The French term for pug

Fern

Oolong

Black Pug Names

The black Pug dog is uncommon, but if you seek long and hard enough, you can find one. Black Pug pups have the same short coat length as normal Pug puppies and are fully dark in color.

Shadow

Crow

Knight

Sabrina

Vortex

Velvet

Smoke

Moonbeam

Raven

Midnight

Salem

Galaxy

Nightshade

Ash

Ebony

Pepper

Chase

Panther

Onyx

Blackberry

Diesel

Oreo

Sooty

Midnight

Sooty

Shadey

Obsidian

Eclipse

Luna

Fawn Pug Names

Pugs typically are in a very light fawn shade. They have cute little black ears to go with their dark, masked visage. The contrast between them is gorgeous and really brings out the Pug’s individual facial features. Some creative suggestions for a fawn Pug’s moniker are provided below.

Caramel

Bear

Mocha

Amber

Ginger

Sandy

Coco

Honey

Coconut

Fawn

Toffee

Clay

Havana

Cocoa

Maple

Chocolate

Treacle

Suede

Clove

Beach

Nutmeg

Peanut

Almond

Birch

Tanner

Copper

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