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150 Popular & Unique Pug Names

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So, you made the decision to get an adorable, squishy-faced Pug.  You have done the shopping and found the perfect bed, toys, and treats. Now you need the perfect name. With so many dog names to choose from, how do you find the right one? It will take time, patience, and a little help from us.

We have compiled a list of names, and hopefully, one of them will excite you and your Pug.

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Popular People Names

Sometimes, you want to choose a name that is popular among new babies. There is nothing wrong with choosing a name popular among the human-population. Afterall, your Pug is technically a family member, right? So, consider choosing a name from this list.

Popular Male Pug Names

  • Bentley
  • Tucker
  • Jack
  • Max
  • Rocky
  • Duke
  • Harley
  • Buddy
  • Oliver
  • Jack

Popular Female Pug Names

  • Abby
  • Sophie
  • Autumn
  • Ellie
  • Marley
  • Layla
  • Arabelle
  • Halle
  • Madison
  • Skylar
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Silly Names

Pugs have the silliest faces! Sometimes they just make you smile by looking at them. Pugs can also have silly and fun personalities. If you want a name that is cute and silly like most Pugs, try these on for size.

Silly Male Pug Names

  • Wags
  • Lilo
  • Bruno
  • Rory
  • Bond
  • Mr. Muggles
  • Chewbacca
  • Butterball
  • Elvis
  • Hashtag
  • Widget
  • Pugsley
  • Scooter
  • Pax
  • Jax
  • Taco
  • Bullwinkle
  • Noodle
  • Acorn
  • Munchkin

Silly Female Pug Names

  • Spark Plug
  • Fluffy
  • Diva
  • Buffy
  • Kitty
  • Mary Puppins
  • Chica
  • Pee Wee
  • Doodle
  • Goldilocks
  • Killer
  • Fifi
  • Queenie
  • Mouse
  • Fang
  • Squirt
  • Mittens
  • Mariah Hairy
  • Butternut
  • Huntress
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Male and Female Music and Dance Inspired Pug Names

Because we know how much Pugs love to dance around, these names are great. The following is a mix of male and female names.

  • Cash
  • Braxton
  • 50 Scent
  • Jewel
  • Prince
  • Broadway
  • Diggy Azalea
  • Hendrix
  • Cher
  • Bruno

Big-Sounding Names for Pugs

Is your little Pug larger than life? Sometimes, the littlest dogs have the biggest personalities. Names that misrepresent the size of your pup are meant to be funny. Here are some make and female names that will make you chuckle.

  • Shrek
  • Beethoven
  • Bear
  • Thor
  • Brutus
  • Rocky
  • Hulk
  • Moose
  • Tank
  • Godzilla
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Names with Nicknames for Pugs

Nicknames are not just for humans! If you want to choose a name that comes with a few nicknames, this list is for you! The following have names and your choice of nicknames you can give to your pooch.

Female Pug Names with Nicknames

  • Alexandra: Ally, Al, Lexie, and Alex
  • Cameron: Cam or Camy
  • Amelia: Mimi, Milly, or Lia
  • Destiny: Desi or Dez
  • Charlotte: Charlie, Char, or Lola
  • Felecia: Elle, Lish, Licia, Elli
  • Gracie: Gray, Rae, Grace
  • Hannah: Hanni or Han
  • Mackenzie: Kenz, Kenzie, or Mac
  • Mercedes: Mercy or Sadie
  • Paisley: Paisy, Pais, or Pai
  • Payton: Pay or Pey
  • Rachelle: Shell, Chelle, or Shelly
  • Scarlet: Lettie or Scar
  • Skylar: Sky
  • Tiffany: Tia Tiff, or Tiffy
  • Willow: Will, Willa, or Lo
  • Serenity: Seri, Sera, or Rennie
  • Phoebe: Pheebs or Fee
  • Veronica: Niki, Roni, or Vera

Male Pug Names with Nicknames

  • Antonio: Tony, Nino, Tonio, or Ant
  • Brandon: Bran, Donnie, Don, or Bradno
  • Atticus: Atty or Gus
  • August: Auggie, Aug, or Gus
  • Braden: Brady or Brade
  • Bronson: Bron or Bronnie
  • Bryson: Bry or Bryce
  • Canden: Amden or Cam
  • Carter: Cart or Car
  • Casey: Cay or Ace
  • Charles: Charlie or Chas
  • Clinton: Clint
  • Elijah: Eli
  • Emerson: Emery, Em, or Sonny
  • Gabriel: Gane or Gil
  • Grayson: Gray, Ayson, or Sonny
  • Jackson: Jace, Jay, Jax, or Jack
  • Kaleb: Kale or Kal
  • Logan: Logie or Lo
  • Miles: Milo
  • Mason: Mace
  • Preston: Pres or Ron
  • Quincy Quinn or Quince
  • Rosco: Ross
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Names for Sleepy Pugs

For pugs that are sleepy heads or a bit lazy, any one of these names are fitting!

  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snoozer King
  • Dreamer
  • Dozy
  • Slumber Bunny
  • Sleepy Joe
  • Mr. Sandman
  • Noddy
  • Rockabye
  • Baby Sloth
  • Sir Snoozes a Lot
  • Apnea

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And there you have it. A list of 400 names for pugs. Hopefully, you saw a name that you found cute or funny and it fits your pup’s personality. If not, just be patient. There will be a name or a word that makes you say, “Ah-ha, that’s the one!”

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