Pug Dog Names: The Ultimate List of Pug Names To Help You Out

If you search the term “Pug names” you’ll notice there are hundreds of options available. This can make choosing the right name for your Pug so confusing.

Many people get stuck choosing the right name because they don’t know the rules or what to look for. What you may not know is that the name you give your pup actually says a lot about you!

Fortunately, we’ve got hundreds of ideas to help you out!

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You can search for names based on cuteness, silliness, celebrity dogs, alphabetically and a host of other categories. Be sure to bookmark this page as it will continue growing as I add pet names for your four-legged friend.

Top 10 Pug Names Of All Time


  • Charlie
  • Max
  • Otis
  • Frankie
  • Pugley


  1. Lola
  2. Lucy
  3. Daisy
  4. Lilly
  5. Penny
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We’ve rounded up several great names for a Pug!

Best Names For A Pug A-Z

We’ve put together a huge database of names for Pugs to help you find the perfect name. Click on the letter below to get a giant library of alphabetically-organized dog names.

The letters that are bolded are the ones that are clickable, so be sure to check back as we continue adding dog names to our database.



























Names For Pugs Based On Color

The Pug breed comes in several different colors, which is one of the best ways to come up with some ideas for the perfect name. Below you’ll find names based on the color of your dog’s coat. 

If you’re looking for even more dog name ideas, click some of the helpful links below.

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Pug Mix Names

Maybe you have a Pug mix, part Pug part a different breed? If so, we’ve rounded up some of the best names for these designer dogs.

We’ve rounded up some of the best names for your hybrid pug.

Pug Chihuahua Mix

French Bulldog Pug Mix

What To Name A Pug

Pugs are cute, clownish dogs with big personalities. Naming your pet isn’t as easy and most people think.

You may have an idea in your head, only to realize that the rest of your family doesn’t agree.

Or maybe you’re like I was when I got my Pug. I had no idea what to name my Pug and the task of naming her was extremely daunting.

Whatever your situation is, don’t worry.

With so many options to choose from, we have a great method to help you name your newest member of your family.

The great thing is that if you get the name wrong from the start, you can always change it later. However, it’s best if you try to get it right from the start so you don’t confuse your pooch later on.

Whether you’re looking for a cute or unique name, below you’ll find some tips to help you come up with the perfect name.

How To Name A Pug

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Your newest member of the family deserves a great name!

Naming a dog is totally different than naming a child. Your dog won’t hate you for giving them a silly name. However, there are still some things you should take into consideration when naming your Pug.

After all, you want an easy to remember pet-name that will be used dozens of time out in public.

Easy to Recognize: choose a name that your pet will respond to. Short names with one or two syllables will work best.

Use Names With Sharp Constants: A Pug is stubborn and dogs have a tendency to hear high frequency sounds very well. Try sticking with names that start with s, sh, ch, k, and etc… Some examples would be, Charlie, Simba, Kassie

Not Embarrassing: Opt for a name you won’t be embarrassed to use when you’re at the dog park with your pet.

Avoid Names: That sound or rhyme with common commands such as sit, stay, no, fetch, or down. For example, “Joe” is probably to close to the word No and can be confusing for your dog.

Wait A Few Days: Spend some time studying your dog’s personality and behavior before you rush into giving them a name that doesn’t suit them.

Choose A Name That Will Grow With Them: For example, you don’t want to name your girl Pug “Princess” if she loves getting dirty and is constantly fighting with the other pets in your household.

Think About The Nickname: One of the things that I didn’t consider was a short nickname for Mindy. Most people talk to their dogs like children, there’s a good chance you’ll use a nickname when talking to them. I have a friend who calls his Pug “Gator” which is short for Alligator

Giving Your Pug A Human Name

When in doubt, stick with a human name. Studies have shown the pet parents prefer giving their dogs a human name. After all, your dog is a part of your family, there’s nothing wrong with giving them a normal name.

Cute Pug Girl Names

I’m a huge fan of sticking with a human name for a dog. One of the best ways to come up with a great name is to start looking at baby-naming books and websites.

Below you’ll find some of the top pug names for females based on popular names for babies.

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Isabella
  • Sophia
  • Charlotte
  • Harper
  • Mia
  • Mia
  • Amelia

Adorable Pug Boy Names

If you have a cute, adorable male Pug, then I’ve rounded up some of the most popular baby names for boys. These are perfect if you’re considering giving your Pug a human name.

  • Oliver
  • Harry
  • Charlie
  • Noah
  • George
  • Jack
  • Leo
  • Jacob
  • Freddie
  • Oscar

You can even consider naming your Pug after your favorite celebrity, superhero, author, and etc. There’s no rule when it comes to giving your dog a human name.

More Resources

Need more ways to come up with the perfect dog name? Try this Giant Book of Dog Names to get more inspiration. After all, there are literally thousands of dog names that may be the perfect match for your one of a kind furbaby.

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