Did I hear you say that you’re looking for pug dog names?
Well, you’re in luck!
We’ve got 66 of them for you inspired by everything from their darling small size to famous Instagram pugs.
Check them out!
Pug Dog Names for Males & Females
Pugs are a toy dog breed that originated in China, where they were first bred as companions of royalty.
The pug’s motto is the Latin phrase “multum in parvo,” meaning “a lot in a little.” Here are 66 awesome pug dog names.
We’ll give you the basic list first, then keep reading to find out what each name means!
Male Pug Dog Names
Female Pug Dog Names
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What do these pug dog names mean?
If you’re curious about what each name means, read on for the extended versions of our lists above!
NAMES INSPIRED BY PUG’S SMALL SIZE
Pugs are small dogs, ranging from 10” to 14” in height and weighing between 14-18 pounds.
Here are some names that are perfect for these tiny guys & gals!
- Bantam– A bantam is a small breed of chickens.
- Button– A button is a small, round object used for sewing.
- Dwarf– A dwarf is a person who is much smaller than the usual size.
- Gnome– A gnome is a tiny, old man, in folklore, with a beard and a pointed hat.
- Hobbit– A hobbit is a fictional, human-like creature that is small in size, with hairy feet.
- Mite– A mite is a small, insect-like organism.
- Peewee– Peewee means someone or something that is very small.
- Pequeno– Pequeno means “small” in Spanish.
- Runt– Runt means the smallest in a liter, usually puppies.
- Shorty– The meaning of shorty is a “short person.”
- Squirt– Squirt means a small person or animal.
- Baby– A baby is a small newborn.
- Cupcake– A cupcake is a bite-sized cake.
- Dainty– Dainty means delicately small and pretty.
- Elf– An elf is a small, human-like figure, in folklore, with pointed ears and possessing magical powers.
- Jellybean– A jellybean is a small, bean-shaped sugary candy.
- Mini– Mini is short for miniature.
- Morsel– Morsel means a small amount or piece.
- Munchkin– Munchkin is defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “a person who is notably small and often endearing.”
- Pebbles– Pebbles are small rocks.
- Pixie– A pixie is a cheerful, mischievous mythical creature of folklore.
- Teeny– Teeny means small or little.
NAMES BASED ON MALE MOVIE & TV PUG CHARACTERS
- Frank-Frank is an extraterrestrial who is living on Earth disguised as a pug dog in the Men in Black series.
- Mel-Mel is the hyperactive, fawn pug with small ears and paws, from the The Secret Life of Pets
- Otis– Otis is a fawn pug, who is the best friend of Milo in The Adventures of Milo and Otis.
- Ozzy– Ozzy is the aging, excitable, loving pug dog of Professor Bomba in Epic.
- Patrick– Patrick is the cute, mischievous, spoiled pet pug of Sarah Francis in the 2018 British Patrick.
- Percy– Percy is a pug with gray ears and face, a small black nose in the Pocahontas movies.
- Sebastian– Sebastian is the gentle, kind, party-loving best friend of Chloe in the Beverly Hills Chihuahua movies.
- Sprinkles– Sprinkles is the very excited pug in the buddy-cop movie Show Dogs.
NAMES BASED ON FEMALE MOVIE & TV PUG CHARACTERS
- Blueberry- Blueberry is the pet pug of Maria Bamford in the Netflix comedy series- Lady Dynamite.
- Chip– Chip is the curious, friendly best friend of Potato, a fluffy “toy” mouse, in the animated, children’s television series- Chip and Potato.
- Mabel– Mabel is the overweight pet pug of Walter, an elderly widower, in the 2018 romantic comedy movie- Dog Days.
- Oracle– Oracle is a pug, with cream-colored fur and sky blue eyes, who lives with Jupiter, a Newfoundland dog in Isle of Dogs.
- Petula– Petula is the cute, lovable, blue pet pug of Molly Moon in Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism.
- Precious– Precious is an energetic, fearless, loyal pug who is owned by Lucky, a peanut cart owner, in The Nut Job and its sequel.
MALE NAMES INSPIRED BY POPULAR PUGS ON INSTAGRAM
- Doug– Doug the Pug is not just an Instagram sensation, he is an internet sensation. He has nearly 13 million followers on social media.
- Mochi– Mochi is a NYC pug who has his own comic strip on Webtoon and an Instagram following of 292,788.
- Batman– Batman the Batpug is a pug from London who loves dressing up as his favorite superhero- Batman. His Instagram has 156,688 followers.
- Homer– Homer is an Australian pug who loves food and naps. He has an Instagram following of 137,828.
- Alfie– Alfie is a certified therapy dog who visits patients at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in the United Kingdom. His Instagram features 130,542 followers.
FEMALE NAMES INSPIRED BY POPULAR PUGS ON INSTAGRAM
- Loulou– A pug from the Netherlands who loves being in front of the camera. She has an Instagram following of 233,573.
- Moka– An Italian pug who loves adventures with other dogs, creating playful videos, outdoor walks and cute outfits. Her Instagram has 95,112 followers.
- Gidget– A surfing pug who raises money for the Stoke for Life Foundation. Her Instagram features 86,400 followers.
- Molly– Molly is a pug from NYC who loves giving kisses and taking naps. Her Instagram has 40,115 followers.
- Miss Pickles– A canine fashionista from Toronto, Canada. She has an Instagram following of 24,141.
MALE NAMES BASED ON ROVER’S MOST POPULAR PUG NAMES
(From Rover.com– The 120 Most Popular Pug Names of 2019)
- Charlie– Charlie is from English origin, meaning “free man.”
- Cooper– Cooper is from English origin, meaning “barrel maker.”
- Gus– Gus is from Latin origin, meaning “great, magnificent.”
- Louie– Louie is from French origin, meaning “famous warrior.”
- Max– Max is from German origin, meaning “greatest.”
- Milo– Milo is from German origin, meaning “soldier or merciful.”
- Oliver– Oliver is from Latin origin, meaning “olive tree.”
- Oscar– Oscar is from English origin, meaning “divine spear.”
- Rocky– Rocky is from Italian origin, meaning “rest.”
- Winston– Winston is from English origin, meaning “wine’s town.”
FEMALE NAMES BASED ON ROVER’S MOST POPULAR PUG NAMES
(From Rover.com– The 120 Most Popular Pug Names of 2019)
- Bella– Bella is from Italian origin, meaning “beautiful.”
- Daisy– Daisy is from English origin, meaning “day’s eye.”
- Lily– Lily is from English origin, meaning “pure.”
- Lola– Lola is from Spanish origin, meaning “lady of sorrows.”
- Lucy– Lucy is from English origin, meaning “light.”
- Luna– Luna is from Latin origin, meaning “moon.”
- Penny– Penny is from Greek origin, meaning “flower.”
- Roxy– Roxy is from Persian origin, meaning “dawn.”
- Stella– Stella is from Latin origin, meaning “star.”
- Zoey– Zoey is from Greek origin, meaning “life.”
There you go! 66 fantastically perfect pug dog names inspired by everything from their teeny tiny size to the most famous among them.