Your family now includes a pug! Congratulations! The pug breed of dog first appeared about the year 400 B.C. Historians agree that the breed originated in China, where wealthy people raised them for companionship.
Fans of the breed will be the first to confess that this does not come as a surprise and that pugs are experts at elevating their human family members to the status of nobility. Choosing a pug’s name is a serious commitment.
Puppies should early learn their names. Associating your dog’s name with positive experiences will help them learn to respond to it. When they glance at you, address them by name and reward them. Repeat this to help them understand how beneficial it is to reply to their name.
You should know that a dog utilizes its name more as a cue word than as a form of identification. You’ll keep using that phrase for a very long time. Here are a few ideas to consider while picking the perfect name for your pug.
Female Pug Names
Discover the ideal name for your female pug lass’s personality.
Clara – Latin for “bright, clear,” Clara is a feminine given name
Elise – It means “God is my oath” or “pledged to God” in French.
Donna – A feminine first name in the English language, Donna means “woman” in contemporary Italian and “lady” or “mistress” in classical Italian.
Gloria – Fame, renown, praise, and honor are all used to describe the Latin feminine given name Gloriae, which has been anglicized to become Gloria.
Maggie – Greek in origin, the name Maggie for girls means “pearl.”
Male Pug Names
Pick up the most fitting name possible for your adorable male pug!
Hank – Germanic in origin, the name Hank is used for boys. This well-known name means “home-ruler.”
Teddy – French-born Teddy means “rich guardian,” “brave people,” and “God’s gift.”
Milo – Mil-, which denotes “dear” or “beloved.”
Duke – Latin-derived male given name that means “leader.”
Funny Pug Names
What could be better than ensuring that everyone’s life is full of happy emotions? Your pet will make you chuckle every whenever you mention his name.
Cute Pug Names
With their flattened cheeks and large protruding eyes, Pugs are charming. This list offers names for your lovely Pug, whether you want something sweet like candy or something pretty.
Famous Pug Names
Pick a name from this list of popular options for pugs, which includes those used by fictional characters, famous people’s pets, and real-life pugs who have achieved fame.
Basco – Owned by Alexandrina Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
Percy – Pocahontas
Patrick – Disney’s Pocahontas
Frank – Men in Black
Pound Cake – The Campaign
Mops – Owned by Queen of France Marie-Antoinette’s
Mel – The Secret Life of Pets
Bess – The West Wing
Olga – Owned by Queen Victoria’s pugs
Otis – The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Mittens – The Campaign
JB – The Kingsman
Precious the Pug – The Nut Job
Roxy – Owned by Ted Danson’s
Mel – Secret Life of Pets
Sabrina – Owned by Billy Joel’s
Doug – Social media celebrity
Oliver – Owned by fashion designer Valentino
Vinny – The rock-climbing pug
Otis – Milo and Otis
Sid – Jessica Alba
Pickles – The drag queen pug
Unusual Pug Names
A unique dog needs a unique name! One of these could work for your pug pet.
Mopshond – The Dutch term for pug
Doguillo – The Spanish term for pug
Carlin(e) – The French term for pug
Black Pug Names
The black Pug dog is uncommon, but if you seek long and hard enough, you can find one. Black Pug pups have the same short coat length as normal Pug puppies and are fully dark in color.
Fawn Pug Names
Pugs typically are in a very light fawn shade. They have cute little black ears to go with their dark, masked visage. The contrast between them is gorgeous and really brings out the Pug’s individual facial features. Some creative suggestions for a fawn Pug’s moniker are provided below.