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100+ Pig Names: Ideas for Smart & Hungry Pigs

Nicole Cosgrove

There are many types of pigs – boars, warthogs, pygmies, but if you are looking for one to adopt, then you are in the market for a domestic pig. From minis and micros all the way to massive potbellies, depending on where you live, a pig may just be the ideal pet as they do require daily outdoor exposure. Piggies are intelligent, so finding activities to stimulate their brains will ensure they stay bright-minded. 

Choosing a name for your huggable hog could be incredibly challenging – so we have gathered the greatest pig names and sorted them into an easy guide. Below you find our fav female and male suggestions, pairings for piglets, adorable, funny, and famous names too!

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Female Pig Names

  • Blush 
  • Nora 
  • Petunia 
  • Bonnie 
  • Hazel
  • Poppy
  • Damsel
  • Paisley
  • Peaches 
  • Athena 
  • Harper 
  • Melody
  • Violet
  • Piper
  • Delilah
  • Willow
  • Lulu

Male Pigs Names 

  • Rex 
  • Brutus 
  • Hugo 
  • Gus
  • Orville
  • Homer 
  • Dixon 
  • Dewey 
  • Otis 
  • Hank 
  • Goliath
  • Iggy
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Pexels | Alexandra Novitskaya

Baby Piglet Names 

Full of light and energy, no baby animal shows up quite like a piglet. Covered in spots, or simply pink, with sweet little noses and tiny hooves, these little guys are out of control cute. If you need a name that captures their piggy adolescence and innocence, this is the list for you! 

  • Cuddles 
  • Oats 
  • Gizmo
  • Evie
  • Ammo
  • Nano 
  • Toodle 
  • Pint 
  • Piggy
  • Snout
  • Pebbles 
  • Buttons 
  • Poppy 

Cute Pig Names 

Geared to those that are forever mini, or so big they’re adorable – this list includes all of the names we found to be simply darling and cute.  

  • Lucky 
  • Scooter 
  • Pinto
  • Domino
  • Clover 
  • Ranger 
  • Guinness 
  • Odin 
  • Snort
  • Minion 
  • Hobbit 
  • Pixie 
  • Runt
  • Dopey

Funny Pig Names & Pun Pig Names

We know that pigs have a silly stigma that they make it easy for us to poke fun at them. There are so many great play-on-word, ironic, or witty names that match with their goofy yet charming dispositions. Here we have listed the top ones sure you make you crack a smile:

  • Porkchop
  • Bacon 
  • Amy Swinehouse
  • Webber
  • Big Belly Nelly
  • Barbie Q Sandwich
  • Albert Einswine
  • Frankfurter
  • Bratwurst
  • Hammelton
  • Oscar Meyer
  • Pig Newton
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Donald Rump
  • Ham Solo
  • Chris P Bacon 
  • Ham 
  • Snortin Norton
  • Hogwarts
  • Baconator
  • Sausage 
  • Hamlet
  • Chewbacon
  • Elvis Pigsley
  • Chorizo
  • Harry Porker
  • Smokey
  • Piggy Smalls
  • Kosher
  • Oinker 
  • Spam 
  • Slim
  • Short Rib 
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Pexels | Brett Sayles

Famous Pig Names 

Pigs make for great fictional characters. We see them in cartoons, movies and shows that we watch. Below we have noted the most famous pig personalities for you to consider.

  • Pumba (Lion King) 
  • Hamm (Toy Story)
  • Sir Oinksalot (Simpsons)
  • Rosita (Sing)
  • Wilbur (Charlottes Web)
  • Tattoo (Secret Life of Pets)
  • Babe (Babe)
  • Old Major (Animal Farm)
  • Miss Piggy (Muppets)
  • Piglet (Winne the Pooh)
  • Pua (Moana)
  • Manbearpig (Southpark)
  • Mr. Porky (Simpsons)
  • Porky (Looney Tunes)
  • Peppa (Peppa Pig)
  • Gub Gub (Dr. Doolittle)
  • Napoleon (Animal Farm)

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Finding the Right Name for Your Pig

Choosing the perfect name for your happy little boar can be challenging, but we hope you found something suitable among our list of names. With adorable, funny, and famous suggestions, there is sure to be one worthy enough for your new buddy. 

If not, you can also find inspiration from one of our other pet name posts linked below:


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Nicole Cosgrove

Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.