135 of The Best Christmas Dog Names for Pugs

Did you get a Pug puppy for Christmas and now you’re looking for Christmas dog names for Pugs? Maybe it’s your favorite holidays and you want to give your dog a bright, merry, and joyous name?

If so, you’re in the right place. We’ve brainstormed several of the best Christmas dog names and categorized them into different holiday categories to make it easier for you to find the perfect name.

There’s no shame in giving your dog a festive name to help you stay in the holiday spirit all year round.

Christmas dog names for Pugs

Let’s get started on finding a festive name for your dog!

Christmas Dog Names for Female Pugs

If you’ve woken up on Christmas morning and found an adorable female Pug under the Christmas tree, you’ll want a cute feminine name. We’ve made a list (and checked it twice) of some of the most unique, cool, and trendy festive dog names for female dogs.



Avery – Means Elf King

Felicity – Happiness

Ginger – Short for Gingerbread

Natashia – Born on Christmas Day

Star or Starr









Faith – Means trust or belief

Clara – Bright


Merry – Guardian of the Sea

Nora – Light

Christmas Dog Names for Male Pugs

Did you get a cute little boy, Pug? If so, we’ve handpicked some of the best festive dog names and their meanings for your newest member of your family.

Felix – Happy


Miles – Soldier


Linus – Charlie Brown Christmas


Jack – God is Gracious

Mlachi – Messenger

Ralphie – Wolf counsel

Alfred – Christmas Elf


Balthazar – Three kings



Eul – Yule


Emmanuel – God is with us



Jasper – One of the three kings

Cool Christmas Dog Names for Pugs

We all want the coolest gifts to show off to our friends. It doesn’t have to take you forever to find the coolest name for your Pug puppy.

Below are some of the coolest and creative festive dog names.

  • Marley
  • Bing (Bing Crosby)
  • Mint
  • Garland
  • Israel
  • Manger
  • Cheer
  • Midnight
  • Mary
  • Dove
  • Tiny Tim
  • Rey (King in Spanish)

Unique Christmas Pug Dog Names

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There are plenty of festive dog names that work perfectly for a Pug puppy.

If all you want for Christmas is a unique dog name, look no further. These are some of the most unique dog names you won’t hear often at the dog park. No matter how naughty or nice your new puppy is, these names are perfect for your four-legged friend.

  • Jack Frost
  • Bailey
  • Marley
  • Kringle
  • Eve
  • Mariah
  • Mistletoe
  • Carol
  • Wreath
  • Poinsettia
  • Christmas

Winter Inspired Names for Pugs

When you think of Christmas, snow is one of the first things to come to mind. You don’t have to have a white Pug to give them a wintery name. We’ve put a list of dog names of things you’ll see in the Winter, not just Christmas time.

  • Nieve – Snow in Spanish
  • Blanco / Blanca – White in Spanish
  • Frio – Cold in Spanish
  • Eskimo
  • Ivy
  • Stocking
  • Tinsel
  • Santa
  • Winter
  • Blizzard
  • Plar
  • Snowy
  • Boots
  • Icicle
  • Old Man Winter

Pug Dog Names Based on Santa’s Reindeer

Santa’s reindeer are a common tradition of Christmas. You’ll see them flying all over the world with a gift-giving Santa Claus filling the stockings of thousands of children, in several movies and children’s books.

Reindeer names can make a great name for your canine friend.

  • Blitzen
  • Rudolph (the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
  • Prancer
  • Comet
  • Donner
  • Dancer
  • Dasher
  • Vixen

Pug Dog Names Based Around Holiday Movies & Characters

Lounging in front of the fireplace and watching Christmas movies is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays. Whether you enjoy Hallmark movies or Die Hard, below you’ll find some names from popular flicks.

  • Elf
  • Grinch
  • Max – Dog companion of the Grinch
  • Elsa – The Queen from Frozen
  • McClane – NYPD detective
  • Cindy Lou Who
  • Cousin Eddie
  • Mrs. Claus
  • Marv – Home Alone
  • Sven – Reindeer on Frozen
  • Shelby – The Dog Who Saved Christmas
  • Snoopy – A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Hercules – Hercules Saves Christmas
  • Snot – National Lampoon Christmas Vacation
  • Zero – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Holiday Food Pug Dog Name Ideas

The best part of Christmas is the holiday food. It’s that time of the season when you don’t worry about counting calories. It’s that time of the season when you gather with family and friends and indulge in the most delicious foods you only eat once a year.

Some of our favorite holiday snacks, drinks, and food can make a great pet name.

  • Cookie
  • Candy
  • Cane
  • Brandy
  • Marshmallow (great for a white Pug)
  • Nog (short for eggnog)
  • Nutcracker
  • Spicy
  • Brisket
  • Pumpkin
  • Spice
  • Hammy
  • Rum
  • Sugar
  • Fruitcake

Dog Names Inspired from Holiday Singers and Songs

Love it or hate it, Christmas music is one of the biggest traditions of the holiday season. Below you’ll find some traditional and trendy dog names based around some of the most popular music and artists.

  • Dolly (I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus)
  • Jingle (Jingle Bell Rock)
  • Mariah (the Queen of Christmas music)
  • Bing Crosby (Silent Night, White Christmas, etc)
  • Drummer
  • Felz (Feliz Navidad)
  • Legend (John Legend)
  • Elvis (Elvis Presley)
  • Bieber (Justin Bieber “Mistletoe”)
  • Andy (Andy Williams “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”)

Names Related to the Birth of Jesus

Give your dog a name that represents the true meaning of Christmas. All these names represent the holiness of the holiday.

  • Joseph
  • Balthazar
  • Maria
  • Mary
  • Emmanuel (boy)
  • Emmanuelle (girl)
  • Eve
  • Jesus
  • Yeshua (other versions of the name Jesus)
  • Josephine

Final Word

Choosing a dog name for your new Pug puppy shouldn’t be too difficult. However, it’s not something you want to rush.

It’s a name that you’ll be using for the life of your best friend. If you decide these Christmas names aren’t right for you, check out these other Pug names that are based on color, alphabet, sporty, and continue to grow.

We’ve also got articles covering male Pug names, female pug names, big dog names for Pugs, Spanish Pug dog names, and many more.

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