100+ Best Pug Names

100+ Best Pug Names

All dogs are cute but let’s face it, there’s something extra special about a pug’s squishy face and bulging eyeballs. This adorable dog breed is not only unique but hilarious. We’re serious — everything from their facial expressions to their occasional gurgles will have you clutching your sides in laughter.

Pugs may love to play with their owners and cause mischief around the house, but they’re far from the most active dog breed. They require a moderate level of exercise and can live happily in apartments as long as they receive plenty of love and attention. Oh, and don’t forget the snacks!

If you’re thinking of welcoming a pug into your home, you may be on a quest to find them the perfect name. In our article, you’ll find hundreds of funny, sweet, and charming pug names that you, your friends, and your family will love.

Hilarious Pug Names

funny pug playing the guitar

Pugs have unique characteristics and goofy personalities, making them perfect candidates for puntastic names. Our list of hilarious pug names will have you slapping your knee whether you want to give your dog a punny name or not.

Consider one of the following options if you want your pug to have a name no one will ever forget.

  • Al Pugcino
  • Notorious P.U.G.
  • Pugaccino
  • Puggles
  • Puginator
  • Puglas
  • Pugarito
  • Pugaritta
  • Pugs Bunny
  • Pugsley
  • Pugsworth
  • Pugsy
  • Pugzilla
  • Sir Pugs-a-Lot

Movie, Cartoon, and TV Show-Inspired Pug Names

Pugs are known for their wide grins and expressive faces. So much so that many of them have been cast in commercials, cartoons, TV shows, and movies over the last several decades. In fact, many pug-owners fell in love with this dog breed after seeing them on the big screen for the first time.

With all the exposure that pugs receive, it’s no wonder that they are now one of the most popular dog breeds on the planet.

Below, you’ll find the names of some seriously famous show pugs.

  • Alan (from “King of Queens”)
  • Antonia (from “The Drew Carey Show”)
  • Frank (from “Men in Black)
  • Jack Bauer (from Kingsman: The Secret Service”)
  • Lieutenant Pug (from “101 Dalmatians: The Series”)
  • Mabel (from “Dog Days”)
  • Mel (from “The Secret Life of Pets)
  • Mittens (from “The Campaign”)
  • Otis (from “The Adventures of Milo and Otis”)
  • Patrick (from the British comedy “Patrick”)
  • Percy (from “Pocahontas”)
  • Poundcake (from “The Campaign)
  • Precious (from “The Nut Job”)
  • Rufus (from “Breakin’ All The Rules”)
  • Sebastian (from “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”)

Best Pug Names

Finding the perfect name for your pug isn’t always an easy thing to do — especially when there are hundreds of silly and adorable names to choose from. We selected some of the most popular pug names of the year and split them up by gender, to help you pick the best possible name for your little nugget on four paws. Enjoy!

For Male Pugs

  • Bean
  • Bruno
  • Bruce
  • Buddha
  • Buckley
  • Buster
  • Deuce
  • Dexter
  • Doug
  • Eddie
  • Edgar
  • Henry
  • Junior
  • Gus
  • Pete
  • Louie
  • Mambo
  • Marty
  • Mojo
  • Murphy
  • Rodney
  • Seymour
  • Stanley
  • Stuart
  • Stumpy
  • Walter
  • Winston
  • Wrinkles
  • Yoda

For Female Pugs

  • Baby
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Daisy
  • Dixie
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lulu
  • Maggie
  • Margaret
  • Molly
  • Munchkin
  • Olive
  • Penny
  • Piggie
  • Pixie
  • Poppy
  • Pumpkin
  • Rosie
  • Rudy
  • Shorty
  • Stella
  • Teenie

Top Names for Apricot, Fawn, and Silver Pugs

beige pug running in grass

When trying to find a suitable name for your pug, you can consider the color of their coat to narrow down your search. The color of your future pug will depend on the breeder you buy from. So if you’d like to get a pug with a golden coat, keep an eye for a breeder that sells apricot and fawn-colored pugs. Keep in mind, however, that silver pugs are the rarest of all.

If you’re looking for the perfect name for your apricot, fawn, or silver-haired pug, you’ll love the following names.

  • Almond
  • Amaretto
  • Amber
  • Bamboo
  • Banana
  • Brie
  • Buckwheat
  • Butterball
  • Buttercup
  • Butters
  • Butterscotch
  • Caramel
  • Cashew
  • Chai
  • Champagne
  • Cheddar
  • Cheesecake
  • Chestnut
  • Cookie
  • Cornbread
  • Cream Puff
  • Dumpling
  • Goldie
  • Graham
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Ice Cream
  • Marigold
  • Muffin
  • Nacho
  • Noodle
  • Nutmeg
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Pearl
  • Pistachio
  • Popcorn
  • Sandy
  • Sesame
  • Shortcake
  • Strudel
  • Sunshine
  • Toffee
  • Twinkie
  • Waffles
  • Wheaton
  • Whiskey

Top Names for Black Pugs

black pug in the grass

Most pugs have a light coat that borders on apricot to fawn, making black pugs rarer to come by. Besides appearances, there aren’t many differences between apricot, fawn, silver, and black pugs. Well, except for the fact that it can be a little more challenging to photograph a black pug. So, keep this in mind if you plan on turning your pug into an internet sensation.

If you’re looking for the perfect name for a little, black pug, you’ll find plenty of options below.

  • Ash
  • Bear
  • Berry
  • Charcoal
  • Coco
  • Cola
  • Coal
  • Coffee
  • Dahlia
  • Dakota
  • Domino
  • Ebony
  • Ember
  • Emery
  • Espresso
  • Fudge
  • Guinness
  • Hershey
  • Ink
  • Jett
  • Lava
  • Morticia
  • Oreo
  • Panda
  • Pepper
  • Pudding
  • Raven
  • Roast
  • Shadow
  • Smoky
  • Tux
  • Twyla

Naming Your Pug

baby pug standing between owner’s feet

Sometimes, choosing a name for a pug can be a hard thing to do until you have them in front of you. Everything from your pug’s coat and traits to their personality and energy levels can influence their namesake. The best thing to do is just take your time and look through the many options the internet has to offer.

If you’re thinking of getting a pug, research the breed and take your time when finding a breeder. When you take the steps to find a responsible breeder, you’re ensuring that your future pup has the best chance at a happy and healthy life. Although getting a dog is indeed a huge commitment, there are few things better than having a four-legged best friend who loves you more than life itself.

We hope that you find the best possible name for the newest addition to your family. And we wish you both a long and beautiful life together.

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