201 Cute Pug Names for These Tiny Pups

Pug dog in the garden

Picking a name for your new Pug is no easy task. They have so many silly quirks to use for inspiration, not to mention a huge personality and an expressive, comical face. If you're on the hunt for a cute Pug name for your pup, consider one of these options.

Named After Famous Pugs

Does your Pug act like they're a celebrity? If your dog loves being the center of attention, why not name them after an iconic Pug from the silver screen?

Pug dog looking at camera
  • Bess (The West Wing)
  • Frank (Men in Black)
  • Jack Bauer or JB (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
  • Mel (Secret Life of Pets)
  • Otis (The Adventures of Milo and Otis)
  • Percy (Pocahontas)
  • Precious (The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature)
  • Rufus (Breakin' All the Rules)

Best Cute Pug Names

It can be challenging to find a name equally as adorable as your new friend. However, this list of cute Pug names comes pretty close. Many of these names are inspired by food items or simply roll nicely off the tongue, making them all great choices for your little roly-poly.

  • Alvin
  • Biscuit
  • Butters
  • Chewie
  • Chico
  • Duke
  • Fern
  • Gizmo
  • Guppy
  • Gus
  • Lexie
  • Lulu
  • Moose
  • Mouse
  • Oreo
  • Pancake
  • Peanut
  • Peewee
  • Penny
  • Pixel
  • Pumpkin
  • Reese
  • Snickers
  • Skittles
  • Squirt
  • Yoda

Punny, Cute Pug Names

If you enjoy plays on words, a Pug-inspired pun could be a great name choice. Consider one of these silly monikers or create your own Pugelicious name.

Pug dog in the garden
  • Al Pugcino
  • Bilbo Puggins
  • Elvis Pugsley
  • Jabba the Pug
  • Ladypug
  • Love Pug
  • Mr. Pugglesworth
  • No Puggity
  • Peter Pug
  • Pugeroni
  • Pugosaurus
  • Pugerella
  • Puggles
  • Puggy
  • Puglet
  • Pugs Bunny
  • Pugsley
  • Pugsworth
  • Pugtastic
  • Pugzilla
  • Sir Puggington
  • Snuggle Pug
  • Spark Pug
  • Spughetti
  • Stink Pug
  • Tupug

Chinese Pug Names with Meanings

Some historians believe that the origin of the Pug breed can be traced back to China as early as 400 B.C.E. These dogs served as companions to Buddhist monks and lapdogs for Chinese emperors -- a role similar to the life of luxury they enjoy today! Consider giving your Pug a Chinese name to honor their lineage.

Pug looking up at camera
  • Ai - aa-iy - "love"
  • Bai - b-ay - "pure"
  • Chen - hhehn - "morning"
  • Feng - fah-ng - "phoenix or peak"
  • Jun - jhuw-n - "truthful"
  • Lai - lay - "future"
  • Li Mei -liy meh-iy - "pretty rose"
  • Lu - luw - "musical note"
  • Min Zhe - meen je - "gentle, wise"
  • Shan - shaen - "mountain"
  • Tai - tay - "extreme"
  • Xiu - shay-uw - "elegant"
  • Zhen - jeng - "precious treasure"

Names that Play on Pugs' Wrinkles

Pugs are well known by their expressive and wrinkled faces. Even as puppies, they naturally have folds all over their bodies. Play on your Pug's cute wrinkles with a silly name that celebrates their creases.

  • Botox
  • Chubs
  • Crinkle
  • Furrow
  • Meatball
  • Nugget
  • Pucker
  • Pudgy
  • Raisin
  • Ridge
  • Roly Poly
  • Scrunch
  • Tuck
  • Wrinkles

Strong Names for Pugs with Meanings

Any owner will tell you, there's no stopping a persistent Pug! These sturdy little dogs are incredibly tough, both mentally and physically. Highlight your Pug's resilient appearance or personality with a powerful name that suits them.

  • Aaron- a Hebrew name meaning "high mountain"
  • Akira - a Hindi name meaning "graceful strength"
  • Andrea - a Greek name meaning "strong"
  • Bertha - a Germanic name meaning "bright one"
  • Caesar - a Latin name meaning "ruler"
  • Gabriella - a Hebrew name meaning "devoted to God"
  • Henry - a Germanic name meaning "ruler"
  • Hercules - a Greek name, the son of Zeus
  • Lara - a Latin name meaning "protection"
  • Liam - an Irish name meaning "strong-willed warrior"
  • Samson - a Hebrew name meaning "like the sun"
  • Stark - a Middle English name meaning "unyielding"
  • Tank - an English word for a military vehicle
  • Thor - a Norse name meaning "thunder"
  • Velda - a German name meaning "god of power"
  • Viru - a Hindi name meaning "brave"
  • Wilma - a German name meaning "protection"

Top Feminine Pug Names

If you have a petite or graceful Pug that you'd like to dub with a feminine name, consider one of these popular choices.

Pug dog and pup are sitting on the lawn
  • Amber
  • Belle
  • Chloe
  • Fiona
  • Hazel
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Mabel
  • Maggie
  • Mia
  • Molly
  • Penelope
  • Phoebe
  • Piper
  • Roxie
  • Sophie
  • Stella

Great Names for Handsome Pugs

Your dapper dude deserves a name to highlight their chiseled good looks. Any name from this list will suit a handsome Pug.

  • Axel
  • Benji
  • Boomer
  • Bruce
  • Bruno
  • Doug
  • Henry
  • Leo
  • Loki
  • Max
  • Oliver
  • Ollie
  • Prince
  • Romeo
  • Roscoe
  • Theo
  • Toby
  • Tucker
  • Walter
  • Zeke

Floral Pug Names

Pugs aren't necessarily the most delicate dog breed, but floral names can still suit them very well (or even serve as an ironic moniker). Pick one of these whimsical flower-inspired names for your Pug.

Pug in flowers
  • Azalea - symbolizes "beauty and gentleness"
  • Blossom - and English name meaning "bloom"
  • Bluebell - represents "everlasting love"
  • Buttercup - represents "joy"
  • Dahlia - symbolizes "wealth and elegance"
  • Daisy - an Old English word that means "day's eye"
  • Dandelion - of French origin meaning "lion's tooth"
  • Fleur - a French word meaning "flower"
  • Holly - symbolizes "peace and goodwill"
  • Honeysuckle - symbolizes "pure happiness"
  • Hyacinth - a Greek word for the purple flowers
  • Iris - a Greek name meaning "rainbow"
  • Jasmine - from the Persian name Yasmine, meaning "gift from God"
  • Lavender - symbolizes "serenity and grace"
  • Lilac - symbolizes "spring and renewal"
  • Lily - a Latin word meaning "purity"
  • Marigold - symbolizes "strength"
  • Petunia - a Latin name for a "nightshade flower"
  • Poppy - a Latin word meaning "milk of happiness"
  • Primrose - an English word meaning "first rose"
  • Rose - symbol of love
  • Rosemary - a Latin word that translates to "dew of the sea"
  • Sunflower - of Greek origin, represents loyalty
  • Tulip - represents "perfect love"
  • Violet - in Latin means "purple"
  • Willow - an Old English name meaning "freedom"
  • Wisteria - symbolizes "long life"

Gender-Inclusive Names

These sweet names will suit a Pug of any gender.

  • Adrian
  • Archer
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Avery
  • Bailey
  • Bear
  • Beast
  • Bingo
  • Bo
  • Buddy
  • Cash
  • Champ
  • Chance
  • Copper
  • Dakota
  • Denali
  • Dune
  • Echo
  • Linx
  • Lucky
  • Pepper
  • Phoenix
  • Ranger
  • Rascal
  • Rebel
  • Rocky
  • Rory
  • Rune
  • Sam
  • Scout
  • Spike
  • Taylor
  • Twilight
  • Ziggy

Cute Pug Names are Plentiful

There are dozens of great options to choose from when selecting a name for your Pug. Consider their unique appearance and personality, as well as your preferences when settling on the right name. This isn't just a word or phrase that you'll use to call your best friend, but it will remain close to your heart for years to come.

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