Awesome Pug Names – 95 Sweet, Silly & Adorable Ideas


You’re in luck – we have lots of great pug names for inspiration!

Pugs are adorable, hilarious, unique-looking dogs full of charm and gumption.

Although their exact origin is unknown, the pug is believed to be of oriental origin, similar to the Pekinese. Today they are the 34th most popular dog breed according to AKC.

If you’re thinking of welcoming a pug into your home, you must check these out.

Names of Famous Pugs

A number of famous pugs have starred in movies, graced the pages of novels and even made history in real life.

  • Otis (from “The Adventures of Milo and Otis”)
  • Frank (from “Men in Black”)
  • Percy (from “Pocahontas”)
  • Mops (Marie-Antoinette’s dog)
  • Pompey (legendary pug who saved the life of the Prince of Orange in the 1500s)
  • Basco (Queen Victoria’s favorite pug)
  • Peter Pug (from “Wee Peter Pug”)

Funny Pug Names

With their unique appearances, gregarious personalities and distinct-sounding name, pugs are perfect for funny – and punny – dog names.

  • Pugsley
  • Pugsworth
  • Pugster
  • Love Pug
  • Spark Pug
  • Elvis Pugsley
  • Sir Pugs-a-Lot
  • Pugzilla
  • Mugsy Pugsy
  • Pepe Le Pug
  • Puggles

Size & Appearance

Pugs are smaller in size, weighing between 14-18 pounds, and have quite the unique appearance. Their flat, round face, deep wrinkles, dark eyes and short, stubby legs give them almost a comical look. This provides excellent inspiration for pug names!

  • Mr. Big
  • Baby
  • Stumpy
  • Shorty
  • Junior
  • SlimTiny
  • Munchkin
  • Teenie
  • Wrinkles
  • Crinkles
  • Yoda
  • Peanut
  • Mini
  • Pixie
  • Shortcake
  • Slim
  • Button
  • Bean
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Pugs are primarily fawn (a light, yellowish tan) or black in color. These colors provide great inspiration for names.

— Fawn –

  • Almond
  • Amber
  • Buttercup
  • Caramel
  • Cashew
  • Chai
  • Chestnut
  • Goldie
  • Graham
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Sandy
  • Sesame
  • Taffy
  • Tawny


— Black —

  • Ash
  • Carbon
  • Coal
  • Cinder
  • Dusty
  • Ember
  • Espresso
  • Hershey
  • Mocha
  • Pepper
  • Shadow
  • Snickers

Other Male Pug Names

OK, we must admit, there’s no rhyme or reason to the names below other than the fact that they just seem like pug names to us.

  • Brutus
  • Hamlet
  • Homer
  • Gus
  • Teddy
  • Miles
  • Charlie
  • Dexter
  • Kirby
  • Gizmo
  • Gordie
  • Louie
  • Oscar
  • Quincy
  • Rocky
  • Harry

Other Female Pug Names

Same with these names. They just seem like they’d fit a pug perfectly!

  • Petunia
  • Peanut
  • Fern
  • Duchess
  • Flora
  • Bambi
  • Penny
  • Lucy
  • Pumpkin
  • Lola
  • Mabel
  • Muffy
  • Sandy
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tinkerbell

More Pug Names

Ideas for Pug names don’t stop here. You can find plenty of other options on our online name generator. Sort by your favorite styles and themes.

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What do you think about these pug names? Do you have a personal favorite or a unique idea? Let us know below!

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  1. Olivia

    Does anyone know a really cute female pug puppy name for me I am really curious to know your ideas I was thinking something like oggie or bean? What do you think?????💕

  2. Anni Carratala

    I just got a 9 wk old male pug and I’m sooo undecided about name. But i want something different not so common but not hard for my kids to remembe please help!!!!!!

  3. Kris

    I’m actually kinda surprised the names “Edgar” and “Maya” aren’t here, they’re the names of Pewdiepie’s pugs and are really nice names.
    btw I love the name “Spark Pug” I was rolling when I saw that

  4. Kenny

    We have three pugs, two fawns and one black. The fawns are named Prissy and Presley and the black is a female (runt of the litter, but runs things around here), her name is Pepper.

  5. Snort's Dad

    My little girl is named “Snort”. Not the most feminine name, but that’s what happens when you let a guy name a dog.

  6. Candi

    We have a fawn male named wall*e we are picking up our new pug puppy tomorrow black female 10 weeks old. Trying to find a name for her. Any suggestions

  7. Josh Finfrock

    Sorry folks but I had the two best names EVER for my pugs. My fawn male was Rick James and my black female was Charlie Murphy. RIP my sweet babies.

  8. Marilia Calandrino Antunes

    Hello, I am from Brazil and I have two female pugs, one is apricot color and her name is Mel, wich the translation to English is Honey. The other one is black and her name is Cacau, that means Cocoa.

  9. Antu Mathew

    Does anyone know a really cute female pug puppy name for me I am really curious to know your ideas I was thinking something like floky or pepper stella ?

  10. Charo D Davis

    You can’t deny that a fawn pug puppy looks like a potato. My awesome little man of 10 years is Tater Bug Davis! Now that’s an awesome name! DON’T BE A TATER HATER!

  11. 13Agate circle drive Yerington, Nv 89447

    My mom had two fawns, brothers and sister. Their names where Bogey and Lovey

  12. Donna

    My daughter’s sweet black pug was called Java. We had a fawn who was queen overall and was named Kirbi. Both have gone over the Rainbow Bridge. Miss them dearly.

  13. Sherri Smith

    I have 3 Chinese Pugs. I named them all after Chinese food but spelled according to their gender. 1 Male named Moo Goo “guy” Pan..we call him Moo Goo. A girl named Poo Poo Platter..we call her Sissy Baby Poo poo and another female named Chop “Sue”ey…we call her Sue or Susan Poochie.

  14. Sherri Smith

    I forgot to mention they were all named in honor of my very first pug Egg “Foo” Young…we called him Foo

  15. Erin (@BookwormOfHEA)

    My fawn pug’s name was Roscoe. It was tough getting 4 people to agree on a name. We finally decided on Rocco, only to have a friend slip up & say Roscoe lol. I miss like crazy. The pug motto (I didn’t know there was one until recently) is “multum in parvo” or a lot in a small package. That was definitely my buddy.
    I love these other names! x

  16. Kara Emo.

    I have a black 6 month old Pug named Princeton. He is so darn cute with his big brown sparkling brown eyes he is extra cute because he’s cross eyed.

  17. Kyla Jones

    Over the years we’ve had a fawn female named Petunia, two black boys-Apollo and Loki, and several fawn boys including Spencer, Hermes, Vulcan, Santa (pulled from the shelter on Christmas eve), Archie, Baxter, Hawk, Billie, Buster, Ferragamo, Roy, Jenkins, Orville, Percy and Sammie.


    My Little girl was Chai…. With many nick names… Chinamite…Chister…Chai Chai…1..2..Chai Chai Chai. She died 2 yrs ago and I am about to get another. YAY!

  19. NILDA Acosta

    My pudgie pudgie was Ginger 🙏💜🌷
    She passed away 12 yrs ago and I still miss her dearly. 😢

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