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95 Of The Most Popular Pug Names You May Want To Use

Pugs are small dogs that love being around their human owners. Once they bond with you, they quickly become your shadow. Therefore, they deserve a name that is fitting to their adorable personalities. I’ve put together a list of the most popular Pug names to help you name your pooch.

Check out our huge database of Pug name ideas to help you name your newest member of your family. Regardless of whether you’ve adopted a puppy or older Pug, we have no doubt you’ll find something to match your dog’s personality!

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The Most Popular Pug Names

According to the American Dog Kennel Club (AKC), Pugs are ranked #28 out of 195 other breeds. This is a popular dog and many celebrities and families have welcomed them into their homes.

We put together some of the most popular names people give to their four-legged friend. This list was put together by browsing social media sites, and other online websites.

Here is our list of the most popular names chosen for this breed:

  • Bug
  • Pugsley
  • Pleats
  • Pickle
  • Lolita
  • Lilo
  • Harley
  • Mabel
  • Piggie
  • Gordo

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Popular Female Pug Names

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There are tons of pug names for males and females

If you adopted a female Pug dog, you’ll want a name that shows off her personality and are a common name for this breed.

Below are some of the most popular names for this breed as well as some uncommon names that made the list because we think they would be good for this breed.

Zuzu

Daisy

Pippi

Rosie

Sparky

Amanda

Clelia

Galiena

Lili

Lolita

Audrey

Precious

Brunella

Abbi

Amanda

Angel

Sadie

Ruby

Mia

Sandy

Sweet Pea

Pumpkin

Pearl

Greta

Calla

Elsa

Heidi

Astro

Brandy

Brandy

Bubbles

Chica

Choti

Coco

Beanie

Pugniss

Linda

Maisie

Fancy

Darcy

Lilli

Roxy

Buffy

Cherry

Chilly

Belly

Jacoba

Inez

Tita

Evelyn

Lara

Averil

Winnie

Lucky

Cookie

Duchess

Lola

Muffy

Lucy

Tinkerbell

Eleanore

Kiss

Sidba

Wilma

Mindy

Adele

Appel

Baby

Betty

Caroline

Mouse

Sospita

Bianca

Ambrosia

Ginger

Symphony

Olive

Lacy

Stella

Maida

Kitty

Maggie

Misy

Nancy

Princess

Dunda

Pinkabella

If you don’t see anything you like, check out these amazing names for female Pugs.

Popular Male Pug Names

Do you have a male Pug? If so, then you’ll want to browse through these names as they are the most common and popular names for males.

Bruce

Boo

Mugsy

Roscoe

Charlie

Oliver

Carlton

Bubbles

Cooper

Boston

Buster

Gus

Squishy

Amigo

Audi

Baboo

Bingo

Bob

Frank

Benjamin

Rory

Bear

Ace

Atari

Banzai

Android

Bushy

Brutus

Otis

Pompey

Button

Vinny

Denzel

Rascal

Buddy

Mopsy

Marvin

Lorenzo

Xavier

Angelo

Hamlet

Gordie

Gizmo

Dexter

Toby

Doug

Pepper

Max

Lucky

Johnny

Chips

Rex

Loverboy

Flash

Hugo

Java

Rascal

Oz

Manley

Lenny

Booboo

Bruiser

Butch

Gunner

Fernando

Happy

Half Pint

Bozo

Capone

Chico

Goofy

Google

Joe

Jordan

Kaden

Killer

Gary

Igor

Izzy

Ceasar

Chubby

Orbit

Pixel

Pablo

Ralph

Rancho

Cedric

Damian

Scott

Curt

Top 10 Female Human Names

If you’re like most dog owners, you prefer to give your dog a human name. Pet parents everywhere are realizing that their dogs are a part of their human family. Therefore, they prefer to stick to human names.

Below are some of our favorite girl names that work great for this breed.

  • Daisy
  • Mindy
  • Mildred
  • Gina
  • Zoey
  • Sophie
  • Penny
  • Lilly
  • Molly
  • Rosie

Top 10 Male Human Names

If you have an adorable boy Pug, you might want to consider some of these names, as they are some of our favorites.

  • Otis
  • Miles
  • Warren
  • Nico
  • Joshua
  • Ricardo
  • Theodore
  • Eddie
  • Henry
  • Spencer

Celebrity Pug Dog Names

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This breed is loved by so many

As I mentioned above, several celebrities such as; Ted Danson, Sammy Davis Jr., George Clooney and etc have all owned Pugs or still own them. Below you’ll find some of the names that celebrities ave given to their dogs’.

Below are some of the names that were chosen for the dog, as well as the celebrity that owned the pup.

  • Lolita (Gerard Butler)
  • Dracula (Rob Zombie)
  • Mimi LaRue (Tori Spelling)
  • Sid (Jessica Alba)
  • Franky (Amber Rose)
  • Rocky (Kelly Brook)
  • Gladys and Pixies (Brix Smith)
  • Roxy (Ted Danson)
  • Mugsy (Paris Hilton)
  • Mr. Pickle (Jonathan Ross)

Popular Food Names

It’s no secret that Pugs love to eat, in fact, they are prone to obesity. If you’re a foodie or your dog is always hungry, you may want to consider giving them a name that matches their hunger.

Below you’ll find some funny and silly food names that will work great for this breed.

  • Bacon
  • Honey
  • Queso (cheese in Spanish)
  • Peanut
  • Peaches
  • Toffee
  • Ginger
  • Taco
  • Nacho
  • Olive

Size and Appearance

Pugs are small stout dogs that weigh anywhere between 14-20 pounds when full-grown. They have big bulging eyes, wrinkles, smooshed faces with short stubby legs, which makes them adorable.

Below you’ll find dog names that are geared towards unique characteristics.

  • Shaggy
  • Spike
  • Otis
  • Paws
  • Mr./Ms. Big
  • Slim
  • Wrinkles
  • Crinkles
  • Wrinkley
  • Yoda
  • Pudgy
  • Turtle
  • Chewy
  • Chubs
  • Shorty

Color

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You can use your dog’s coat color to come up with the perfect name

While Pugs come in a variety of colors, the most popular colors are black and fawn (a light or yellowish-tan).

Below are dog name ideas based on the color of your dog’s coat.

Fawn

  • Coffee
  • Fuscous
  • Sunny
  • Tigra
  • Almond
  • Hazel
  • Buckwheat
  • Bagel
  • Caramel
  • Chai

Be sure to check out our huge list of Pug fawn names if you didn’t see anything above.

Black

  • Coal or Cole
  • Blackie
  • Shade
  • Smokey
  • Angus
  • Button
  • Chip
  • Marble
  • Sharpie
  • Rocky

If you have a black Pug, then be sure to check out our ultimate list of black Pug dog names.

Maybe you’re the owner of one of a different colored Pug that you don’t see very often? If so, we’ve put together some names for the rarer colored Pugs below.

White

  • Alaska
  • Frosty
  • Ice
  • Marshmallow
  • Blanca
  • Aspen
  • Angel
  • Casper
  • Dove
  • Heron

Silver or Grey

  • Haze
  • Slate
  • Smokey
  • Steel
  • Sapphire
  • Dusty
  • Spirit
  • Koala
  • Pebbles
  • Tinsel

Apricot

  • Ginger
  • Cheyenne
  • Paprika
  • Tomato
  • Red
  • Merlot
  • Auburn
  • Crimson
  • Rusty
  • Scarlet

Final Popular Name Ideas For Pugs

I personally know how hard it can be to name your Pug, it took me a long time to come up with a name for my black Pug. The great thing is that your dog will love you no matter what you choose to call them.

Hopefully, this list has helped you find the right name for your dog or has given you inspiration for something unique and different.

References And Further Reading

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