Congratulations on your new Pug puppy! There’s nothing more exciting than getting a new member of your family, especially a puppy. The first thing you need to do is come up with a name, so you can begin training.
There are literally thousands of boy Pug names to choose from, which can make it challenging to find something you like. Below you’ll find tons of male dog names to help you narrow down your search.
If you still don’t see something you like, then be sure to check out this database of dog names we’ve put together just for Pug parents.
If you need names for a girl, read our post on girl Pug names.
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Top 300 Pug Names For Males
Finding the right name for your perfect boy puppy can take time and careful consideration, but it can also be a lot of fun. While it’s not as huge of a decision as naming a human baby, it’s still a huge decision.
Whether you’re looking for traditional canine names or more unique dog names, you’ll find them below.
Tips for Coming Up With More Boy Pug Names
If you’re a first-time dog parent, coming up with the perfect name can be hard. Most parents who’ve had a dog before choose a dog name or male puppy name in memory of a dog they’ve owned in the past.
That being said, there are some practical tips to help you choose a male puppy name.
Keep It Short
Dogs tend to learn names that contain one or two syllables more easily. This can make training much easier, especially, since Pugs are known to be stubborn when it comes to training.
Any advantage you can give yourself will make it much less frustrating when trying to train your puppy.
If you decide to go with a longer name for your boy, then consider coming up with a short nickname or version of the name.
The nickname can be something totally different, than the actual name. As long as your pup listens to it, then you’re fine.
Most people end up using the nickname more than the long name. Remember when you were a kid and you’re parents had a nickname for you, mine was “pumpkin”.
Avoid Embarrassing Names
Pick a male puppy or dog name you won’t be embarrassed to call out in public. You’ll be more likely to call out “Oscar” and embarrassed calling out “Al Coholic”.
After just one year, your cute puppy will become an adult. Choose a name that will fit perfectly regardless of which life stage your pooch is in. Choosing a name like “Puppy” will not suit your Pug once they become an adult or senior.
Other than that, there are no rules when it comes to naming a puppy. This is what can make the process so challenging for new pet parents.
Now let’s get started brainstorming ideas for your four-legged friend!
Cute Male Pug Names
I can’t think of anything cuter than a puppy! Whether you have a black, fawn or any other color Pug, you’ll find the names adorable and suitable for your pup.
We love Pugs, that’s why we’ve put together a huge list of cute dog names to help you name your four-legged friend.
Unique Names For Male Pugs
Maybe you’d rather give your dog a unique name that will make your vet ask you “what’s his name”? If so then you’ll find some of the most unusual dog names below.
Funny Names For Boy Pugs
There’s nothing wrong with giving your dog a funny name. That being said, what’s funny to you may be offensive to other people.
We’ve rounded up some hilarious Pug dog names that are perfect for your goofy puppy.
- Deputy Dawg
- Pee Wee
Human Pug Names Boy
We personally love giving a dog a human name, after all, they are a part of our family. Why not give them a human boy name?
Here are some of our favorites, just don’t name them after a human relative or someone in your household. I’d personally also avoid giving them a name you’re planning on using in the future.
Or you can consider naming your dog after a celebrity!
Famous Male Celebrity Dog Names
If you can’t come up with a name you like, consider naming your pooch after the pets of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
We’ve found some of the best celebrity pet names that we think would fit a Pug perfectly.
- Henry (Debra Messing)
- Norman (Jennifer Aniston)
- Sid (Jessica Alba)
- Sammy (Justin Beiber)
- Sirius (Ariana Grande)
- Colin (Harry Styles)
- Charlie (Mischa Barton)
- Elvis (Pink)
- Freddie (Heidi Klum)
- Louie (Adele)
Double Names Boy Names
Duo dog names work best when you adopt two pups at the same time. These names will work great if you have two brothers from the same litter, or your pups are inseparable.
You can even come up with duo names for both boys and girls, a fitting name that comes to mind is Mickey and Minnie. The names below are for pairing two males.
- Ben & Jerry
- AC & DC
- Calvin & Hobbs
- Chip & Dale
- Tigger & Pooh
- Gin & Tonic
- Garfield & Odie
- Jekyll & Hyde
- Kirk & Spock
- Itchy & Scratchy
- Rocky & Bullwinkle
- Aston & Martin
Food Dog Names For Male Pugs
When it comes to giving your dog a food-inspired name, you can get as creative as you want. There are ideas everywhere from your kitchen pantry to your local supermarket.
We’ve put together a list of our favorites that foodies everywhere will appreciate.
- Bamboo (Shoots)
- Rollo (Brand)
Cool Guy Pug Names
Your furry buddy deserves a name that matches their unique look, personality, and their cool laid back attitude.
Here are some of the coolest Pug dog names we could find.
Little Guy Pug Names
Pugs are a small breed, in fact, they are classified in the toy dog category. So it’s natural to want to give them a small dog name, especially, if you got the runt of the litter.
Here are some of the best names for small dogs like a Pug.
- Hob Nob
Strong Names For Boy Dogs
Tough dog names are great for any breed, even Pugs. Pugs are not an aggressive breed, but these names will let people know you have a brave puppy.
Our ten favorite tough dog names are:
Geography Names For Males
Pugs are companion dogs and will be happy to go on a journey wherever you go, as long as there’s air conditioning. If you love traveling, you’ll appreciate these geography-related dog names.
You can get more creative by brainstorming parks, lakes, rivers, cities, mountains, and world capitals.
Final Word On Pug Male Names
No matter which name you choose, welcoming a new dog into your life will bring you years of joy, laughter, and unconditional love.
References And Further Reading
Fatherly – Lizzy Francis – How to Choose a Unique Name For Your Dog
NPR – Wynne Davis, Lulu Garcia-Navarro – Origins Of The Top Dog Names