Finding the right name for your pug can be difficult sometimes with so many ideas around. Given that your pug has a unique body shape, his name should be unique too.

In essence, when we give our pet a name we want to point out their personality, temper and we tend to use our sense of humor because we know that if the name is humorous it is hard to forget for the others.

Ergo, it is very important to notice the main traits of your pug as he can be charming, short-muzzled, hilarious, and playful, he makes funny sounds when breathing or “communicating” and his name and nickname (if you intend to use any) should reflect the most of these features, and also by adding a bit of authenticity, your pug name will be unique.

Pug Name Trends

Nowadays, pugs are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world and this also impacts their name trends, that change from a year to another, mostly depending on what is going viral on the internet or what marks the year as the most important event, etc…

Pet owners, in particular, tend to follow the latest trends and be on schedule, hence their name choice for their pug can be some interesting character from a movie or book that aired during the year in question.

Among pug name trends, Pugsley is definitely the most popular and it is followed by Otis, Oliver, Louie, Frank, and Winston.

Pug Name Advice

There are so many inspirational sources you can pick names for your pug from such as celebrities, dog breed history, books, movies, preferred foods, and even something totally random based on the fur color or a specific mark or spot, a habit and the list goes on.

Although it is not certain that they are a Chinese breed, their origins reside in the Orient so you can choose exotic names from the oriental cultures that can be original.

The name you choose for your pug is very important in the training process. You will teach him certain commands and learn him to listen to you, so you need to make sure to spell his name the same way all the time and it doesn’t get him confused, otherwise, he won’t know if the command applies to him.

Top 100 Most Popular Names for Pugs

This is a list of 100 most popular names for pugs as compiled by the Rover Database

  1. Bella
  2. Lola
  3. Daisy
  4. Lucy
  5. Max
  6. Frank
  7. Otis
  8. Winston
  9. Charlie
  10. Oliver
  11. Stella
  12. Louie
  13. Milo
  14. Lulu
  15. Lily
  16. Olive
  17. Rosie
  18. Buddy
  19. Penny
  20. Frankie
  21. Luna
  22. Sophie
  23. Chloe
  24. Teddy
  25. Zoey
  26. Coco
  27. Bruno
  28. Rocky
  29. Bailey
  30. Leo
  31. Molly
  32. Harley
  33. Maggie
  34. Ollie
  35. Tucker
  36. Yoda
  37. Rocco
  38. Ellie
  39. Izzy
  40. Gus
  41. Toby
  42. Jack
  43. Buster
  44. Peanut
  45. Pearl
  46. Nala
  47. Pepper
  48. Bentley
  49. Gracie
  50. Gizmo
  51. Cookie
  52. Ruby
  53. Bean
  54. Pug
  55. Sammy
  56. George
  57. Sadie
  58. Bear
  59. Hazel
  60. Millie
  61. Penelope
  62. Pugsley
  63. Dexter
  64. Zoe
  65. Stanley
  66. Roxy
  67. Chico
  68. Henry
  69. Cooper
  70. Jake
  71. Moose
  72. Tank
  73. Fiona
  74. Abby
  75. Princess
  76. Hank
  77. Mia
  78. Biscuit
  79. Winnie
  80. Poppy
  81. Piper
  82. Walter
  83. Jax
  84. Bruce
  85. Louis
  86. Zeus
  87. Ziggy
  88. Boomer
  89. Emma
  90. Benji
  91. Remy
  92. Minnie
  93. Chewie
  94. Oscar
  95. Missy
  96. Layla
  97. Apollo
  98. Mabel
  99. Maya
  100. Benny

Top 10 Male Pug Names

If you own a male pug, the list below contains the top 10 names for a male pug as provided by the Rover database

  1. Max
  2. Frank
  3. Otis
  4. Winston
  5. Charlie
  6. Oliver
  7. Louie
  8. Milo
  9. Buddy
  10. Frankie

Top 10 Female Pug Names

  1. Bella
  2. Lola
  3. Lucy
  4. Daisy
  5. Stella
  6. Lulu
  7. Lily
  8. Olive
  9. Rosie
  10. Penny