Need some great pug dog names to put into the hat for your sweet new pup? Check out these 10 darling ideas for boys and girls! We have crazy pug love. I mean, what’s not to adore? That sweet squishy face, those itty bitty legs: they are just poetry in motion! Your new puppy deserves a name fitting of all of that adorableness. Take a look at these ideas and see which one stands out the most. If you’re not as in love with them as we are, no worries! We have plenty of other fun names for your new pup to choose from!
Outstanding Pug Dog Names
MALE PUG DOG NAMES
- Bodhi- Bodhi is an awesome name for a Pug who has a wise expression. It comes from Sanskrit origin and means- awakening, enlightenment. Several celebrities have named their sons Bodhi. In 2016, Burton Jenner, oldest child of Caitlyn Jenner and his girlfriend, Valerie Pitalo, named their son Bodhi Burton Jenner. In 2014, actor Brian Austin Green and his wife, actress Megan Fox, named their son Bodhi Ransom Green.
- Oliver- Oliver is from Norse origin and means- affectionate. There have been several fictional characters named Oliver. Oliver Wendell Douglas, played by actor Eddie Albert, was a main character on the television series- Green Acres. Oliver Queen (Green Arrow), played by actor Stephen Amell, is a main character on the television series- Arrow. Oliver Oken, played by actor Mitchel Musso, was a character on the television series- Hannah Montana.
- Otis- Otis is from German origin and means- wealthy. There have been several fictional characters named Otis. Otis the Pug is from the 1986 movie- The Adventures of Milo and Otis. Otis the Cow, voiced by Kevin James, is from the 2006 movie- Barnyard. Otis, played by actor Abe Vigoda, is from the 1997 movie- Good Burgers.
- Percy- Percy is from English origin and means- pierces the valley. There have been several fictional characters named Percy. Percy, voiced by actor Danny Mann, was the pet Pug of Governor Ratcliffe, from the 1995 movie- Pocahontas. Percy the Small Engine is from the television series- Thomas & Friends.
- Titan- Titan is an awesome name for a Pug who is a faithful companion. It is from Greek origin and means- defender. Titan is the largest moon on the planet, Saturn. From Greek mythology, a Titan is a divine being, including Phoebe, Rhea, Hyperion and Cronus.
FEMALE PUG DOG NAMES
- Amber- Amber is a fun name for the Pug who has brownish-yellowish colored fur. It is from Arabic origin and means- jewel. There are several actresses with the first name Amber, including Amber Heard, Amber Riley and Amber Tamblyn.
- Dakota- Dakota is a great name for the Pug who is your best friend. It is from Native American origin and means- friend, ally. Dakota is a sub-tribe of the Sioux Native American tribe.
- Honey- Honey is a reference to the honey color many Pugs have and is a great name for the Pug who has a sweet personality. It is from English origin and means- sweet. Several artists have recorded songs named Honey, including Mariah Carey in 1997, Jay-Z and R. Kelly in 2002 and Erykah Badu in 2007. Honey is also an edible, thick, sweet liquid that is made from bees.
- Lady- Lady is a great name for a Pug, because of its Chinese noble heritage. It is from Old English origin and means- bread kneader. Lady is used with women who carry titles of nobility, like Lady Diana, whose father, Edward John Spencer, was an Earl and Lady Guinevere, the wife of King Arthur, who was a knight.
- Lolita- Lolita is an interesting name for the pug who walks with a strut.
Hard to choose a favorite, but for a boy, I kind of love the irony of Titan. Pugs may be little, but they definitely have the heart and personality of a Titan!