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 out our top 10 favorites, then keep reading for the whole list!
Content & Quick Navigation
Our Top 10 Favorite Pug 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, or enlightenment. Several celebrities have named their sons Bodhi. In 2016, Burton Jenner, the 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 of 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 in 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 of 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 of 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 of 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 of Arabic origin and means- jewel.
- Dakota- Dakota is a great name for the Pug who is your best friend. It is of Native American origin and means- friend or 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 of 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 of 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.
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
- Miss Pickles
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 chicken.
- 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 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 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, and 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 an 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 of English origin, meaning “free man.”
- Cooper- Cooper is of English origin, meaning “barrel maker.”
- Gus- Gus is of Latin origin, meaning “great, magnificent.”
- Louie- Louie is of French origin, meaning “famous warrior.”
- Max- Max is of German origin, meaning “greatest.”
- Milo- Milo is of German origin, meaning “soldier or merciful.”
- Oliver- Oliver is of Latin origin, meaning “olive tree.”
- Oscar- Oscar is of English origin, meaning “divine spear.”
- Rocky- Rocky is of Italian origin, meaning “rest.”
- Winston- Winston is of 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 of Italian origin, meaning “beautiful.”
- Daisy- Daisy is of English origin, meaning “day’s eye.”
- Lily- Lily is of English origin, meaning “pure.”
- Lola- Lola is of Spanish origin, meaning “lady of sorrows.”
- Lucy- Lucy is of English origin, meaning “light.”
- Luna- Luna is of Latin origin, meaning “moon.”
- Penny- Penny is of Greek origin, meaning “flower.”
- Roxy- Roxy is of Persian origin, meaning “dawn.”
- Stella- Stella is of Latin origin, meaning “star.”
- Zoey- Zoey is of 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.