Pug Names: Cool Names for Pug Breed Dogs

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We have gotten several emails from wonderful and dedicated pug owners over the years asking for their own article on pug name suggestions! Here are some suggestions from them!

We hope this list of pug names gives you an idea on naming your pup. Do you have a good pug name suggestion? Tell us!

  • Ace
  • Ajax
  • Afrin (like the nasal spray)
  • Ali Baba
  • Armani
  • Baily
  • Bernie – named for the Cleveland Brown's former quarter back and Stella- she has a white mark that reminded me of a star on her chest)
  • BUBA (boo-bah). Roughly translated, it means little bug.
  • Capri
  • Carlo
  • Casey
  • Crash- because his nose looks like he crashed into a wall.
  • Elvis
  • Elvis Pugsley
  • Ghandi
  • Gigi
  • Gino
  • GWEEDO
  • Herbie
  • Jared
  • Jem
  • Lotti
  • Max
  • Maximus , named after the Gladiator (Russell Crowe)
  • Memphis
  • Mei Ling - Chinese name means beautiful girl
  • Mr Furley - for Three's Company" Mr. Furley" was the landlord
  • Mr. Chinaman Gray
  • Maggie
  • Maude
  • Miles
  • Munch
  • Niles
  • Oppie
  • Obbie
  • Princess Tillie Dawn
  • Petunia- she was named for Porkey Pig's girlfriend, because she snorted like a little piggy when we got her.
  • Pongo
  • Pugaciou
  • Pugadore
  • Pugagious (I love this one!)
  • Pugagranate
  • Pugality Plus
  • Pugamino
  • Pugano
  • Pugeii
  • Pugello
  • Pugg Mugg
  • Pugly – fondly named for a sweet pug that was "Ugly" BUT with a lot of Personality
  • Puggadoro
  • Puggles
  • Puggs
  • Puggsy
  • Puggy
  • Pugpano
  • Raja
  • Raymond
  • Reva
  • Rewind - pug that's about as wide as she is long. owner is a record producer
  • Tariq
  • Teak
  • Wrinkles


    Do you have a cool dog name? Or better yet, a cool Pug dog name? Tell us the cool dog name and how you came up with it! Email us!

    Doesn't matter how or what you would like to name your dog, we have the perfect name for you. Are you looking for a dog name to go with personality traits such as independent dogs, playful dogs, funny dogs, cute or beautiful dogs, loving dogs, sweet dogs, big dogs or dogs with big personalities, small dogs, aggressive dogs or good watch dogs, smart dogs, not so smart dogs, strong dogs, fast dogs, ornery dogs, or talkative dogs?

    Or are you looking for a name your dog based on his hair coat color or type such as he is white, yellow, red or brown, silver or grey, black, black and white, spotted, wrinkled or a fluffy dog. Check out the links associated with any of those words and get our list! We have the perfect name for your dog!

    Or have you found a stray dog or rescued a stray and want a name that fits?

    Here is even a list of over 1200 common dog names. Or maybe you just want to look for an unusual dog name. How about cool dog names? We have tons of those!

    Do you want to know what the most common dog names mean? Learn about the "meaning" behind common Male dog names and Female dog names.

    Do you have a name suggestion?. Email us!


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    debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

    Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.