Pug Names from Movies (Complete List)

So, you are a movie buff AND a pug owner, and you want to name your furry friend after a movie character? However, with the sheer amount of popular movies out there, it might be hard to choose the right name. So, we’ve created a list of some of the best picks for you. Keep reading to see what they are!

Pug Names from Classic Movies

frowning pug

Some movies are considered classics, and if you want your pug to win over a movie critic, look no further than this part of our list! Here are some

  • Vito (The Godfather)
  • Red (The Shawshank Redemption)
  • Fredo (The Godfather)
  • Connie (The Godfather)
  • Oskar (Schindler’s List)
  • Forrest (Forrest Gump)
  • Blondie (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
  • Tuco (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
  • Vega (Pulp Fiction)
  • Jules (Pulp Fiction)
  • Butch (Pulp Fiction)
  • Tyler (Fight Club)
  • Frenchy (Goodfellas)
  • Sonny Bunz (Goodfellas)
  • McMurphy (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
  • Turkle (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
  • Martini (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
  • Somerset (Se7en)
  • Shino (Seven Samurai)
  • Kyuzo (Seven Samurai)
  • Clarice (The Silence of the Lambs)
  • Hannibal (The Silence of the Lambs)
  • Rocket (City Of God)
  • Li’l Zé (City Of God)
  • Caparzo (Saving Private Ryan)

Pug Names from Sci-Fi Movies

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If you prefer sci-fi films and want to give a sort of nerdy vibe to your pug, we’ve got you covered!

  • Neo (The Matrix)
  • Morpheus (The Matrix)
  • Trinity (The Matrix)
  • Cobb (Inception)
  • Saito (Inception)
  • Deckard (Blade Runner)
  • Batty (Blade Runner)
  • Pris (Blade Runner)
  • Luke (Star Wars)
  • Obi (Star Wars)
  • Leia (Star Wars)
  • Han (Star Wars)
  • Lando (Star Wars)
  • Darth (Star Wars)
  • Yoda (Star Wars)
  • Picard (Star Trek)
  • Neelix (Star Trek)
  • Data (Star Trek)
  • Dutch (Predator)
  • Ripley (Alien)
  • Sully (Avatar)
  • Neytiri (Avatar)
  • Murph (Interstellar)
  • HAL (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • Georgy (Metropolis)

Pug Names from Comedy Movies

pug being checked up by the vet

So, your pug makes you laugh and you want to name him after a character from a comedy film? Well, we have a list for that as well.

  • Brennan (Step Brothers)
  • Dale (Step Brothers)
  • Stifler (American Pie)
  • Oz (American Pie)
  • Nadia (American Pie)
  • Latrell (White Chicks)
  • Stu (The Hangover)
  • Ace (Ace Ventura)
  • Sea Bass (Dumb and Dumber)
  • Elwood (Blues Brothers)
  • Drillbit (Drillbit Taylor)
  • Hoitz (The Other Guys)
  • Charlene (Bringing Down the House)
  • Wheeler (Role Models)
  • Augie (Role Models)
  • Ronnie (Role Models)
  • Sweeny (Role Models)
  • Bean (Mr. Bean)
  • Fred (Hall Pass)
  • Hog-head (Hall Pass)
  • Lenny (Grown Ups)
  • Schmidt (21 Jump Street)
  • Jenko (21 Jump Street)
  • Saul (Pineapple Express)
  • Ashtray (Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood)

Pug Names from Superhero Movies

Superhero movies are all the rage now, and if you want to be in on the trend, you can name your pug after a superhero! Easy!

  • Tony (Iron Man)
  • Cap (Captain America)
  • Hulk (The Incredible Hulk)
  • Clark (Superman)
  • Thor (Thor)
  • Marvel (Captain Marvel)
  • Robin (Batman)
  • Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Drax (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • T’challa (Black Panther)
  • Nakia (Black Panther)
  • Okoe (Black Panther)
  • Flash (Justice League)
  • Diana (Wonder Woman)
  • Gambit (X_men)
  • Cyclops (X-Men)
  • Storm (X-Men)
  • Foggy (Daredevil)
  • Jarvis (Iron Man)
  • Pym (The Ant-man)
  • MJ (Spider-man)
  • Frigga (Thor)
  • Thanos (Avengers)

Pug Names from Fantasy Movies

pug being raised to the sky

If you are a fan of fantasy films like Lord of the Rings, we have some pug name suggestions as well.

  • Harry (Harry Potter)
  • Hermione (Harry Potter)
  • Ron (Harry Potter)
  • Albus (Harry Potter)
  • Sirius (Harry Potter)
  • Severus (Harry Potter)
  • Frodo (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Bilbo (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Aragorn (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Merry (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Pippin (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Galadriel (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Arwen (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Gimli (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Legolas (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Conan (Conan The Barbarian)
  • Rexor (Conan The Barbarian)
  • Westley (The Princess Bride)
  • Montoya (The Princess Bride)
  • Humperdinck (The Princess Bride)
  • Willow (Willow)
  • Sorsha (Willow)
  • Fizzgig (The Dark Crystal)
  • Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia)

Pug Names from Cartoons

pug belly

Whether it’s Disney, Dreamworks, or Nickelodeon, your kid probably likes cartoons. If you want to pick a name that will make them happy, try this list!

  • Shrek (Shrek)
  • Fiona (Shrek)
  • Farquaad (Shrek)
  • Chief (The Fox and the Hound)
  • Copper (The Fox and the Hound)
  • Dug (Up)
  • Dodger (Oliver and Company)
  • Francis (Oliver and Company)
  • Georgette (Oliver and Company)
  • Tito (Oliver and Company)
  • Patch (101 Dalmatians)
  • Rolly (101 Dalmatians)
  • Perdita (101 Dalmatians)
  • Pongo (101 Dalmatians)
  • Nana (Peter Pan)
  • Percy (Pocahontas)
  • Apu (Aladdin)
  • Simba (The Lion King)
  • Nala (The Lion King)
  • Remy ((Ratatouille))
  • Lilo (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Stitch (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Moana (Moana)
  • Mulan (Mulan)
  • Bambi (Bambi)

Pug Names from Japanese Anime

Anime is becoming more and more popular all around the world. For those that like the crazy world of Japanese animation, here are some pug name suggestions!

  • Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Gohan (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Piccolo (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Chi-chi (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Bulma (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Usagi (Sailor Moon)
  • Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)
  • Mei (My Neighbor Totoro)
  • Chihiro (Spirited Away)
  • Haku (Spirited Away)
  • Yubaba (Spirited Away)
  • Motoko (Ghost in the Shell)
  • Alphonse (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Pazu (Castle in the Sky)
  • Laputa (Castle in the Sky)
  • Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  • Ashitaka (Princess Mononoke)
  • San (Princess Mononoke)
  • Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)
  • Sophie (Howl’s Moving Castle)
  • Calcifer (Howl’s Moving Castle)
  • Ponyo (Ponyo)

Pug Names from 80s Movies

The movies from the 80s have a special charm to them that can’t be replicated ever again. For those that want their pug’s name to reference this period in cinema, we have some nice suggestions.

  • E.T. (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)
  • Indy (Indiana Jones)
  • Mookie (Do the Right Thing)
  • Raheem (Do the Right Thing)
  • Otto (Airplane!)
  • McClane (Die Hard)
  • Gruber (Die Hard)
  • Spicoli (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
  • Rat (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
  • Marty (Back to the Future)
  • Doc (Back to the Future)
  • Biff (Back to the Future)
  • Chunk (The Goonies)
  • Mouth (The Goonies)
  • Sloth (The Goonies)
  • Spengler (Ghostbusters)
  • Winston (Ghostbusters)
  • Mahoney (Police Academy)
  • Tackleberry (Police Academy)
  • Hightower (Police Academy)
  • Ferris (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
  • Maverick (Top Gun)
  • Iceman (Top Gun)
  • Goose (Top Gun)
  • Lydia (Beetlejuice)

Pug Names from Romance Movies

pug by the bay

If you’re a romantic soul that loves these types of movies, maybe you should name your pug after a character from your favorite. Here’s what we have in mind:

  • Guido (Life Is Beautiful)
  • Dora (Life Is Beautiful)
  • Alfredo (Cinema Paradiso)
  • Toto (Cinema Paradiso)
  • Rick (Casablanca)
  • Ilsa (Casablanca)
  • Clementine (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
  • Amelie (Amélie)
  • Nino (Amélie)
  • Chuckie (Good Will Hunting)
  • Cosmo (Singin’ in the Rain)
  • Lina (Singin’ in the Rain)
  • Jesse (Before Sunrise)
  • Celine (Before Sunrise)
  • Tristan (Legends of the Fall)
  • Isabel (Legends of the Fall)
  • Allie (The Notebook)
  • Noah (The Notebook)
  • Theodore (Her)
  • Samantha (Her)
  • Jamal (Slumdog Millionaire)
  • Latika (Slumdog Millionaire)
  • Faye (Chungking Express)
  • Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Rose (Titanic)

Pug Names from Musical Movies

Musicals are not that popular anymore, but maybe you’re an old soul who loves that period when basically every movie had some singing. Here are some pug names you might like!

  • Maria (The Sound of Music)
  • Georg (The Sound of Music)
  • Max (The Sound of Music)
  • Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Marvel (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Hunk (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Zeke (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Hickory (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Sebastian (La La Land)
  • Mia (La La Land)
  • Poppins (Mary Poppins)
  • Willy (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
  • Wonka (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
  • Charlie (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
  • Vicki (A Star Is Born)
  • Lola (A Star Is Born)
  • Jerry (An American in Paris)
  • Sweeney (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
  • Lovett (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
  • Beadle (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
  • Pirelli (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
  • Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Oogie Boogie (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Roxie (Chicago)
  • Velma (Chicago)

Pug Names from Horror Movies

pug couple

If you’re into scary stuff, perhaps naming your pug after a character from a horror movie isn’t a bad idea. Take a look at our picks and see if you like them!

  • Norman (Psycho)
  • Marion (Psycho)
  • Danny (the Shining)
  • MacReady (The Thing)
  • Rosemary (Rosemary’s Baby)
  • Minnie (Rosemary’s Baby)
  • Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari)
  • Cesare (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari)
  • Orlok (Nosferatu)
  • Ash (Evil Dead II)
  • Bobby Joe (Evil Dead II)
  • Becky (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
  • Teddy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
  • Jigsaw (Saw)
  • Loomis (Halloween)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Seth (The Fly)
  • Tawny (The Fly)
  • Louis (Interview with the Vampire)
  • Lestat (Interview with the Vampire)
  • Damien (The Omen)
  • Howie (The Wicker Man)
  • Sidney (Scream)
  • Gale (Scream)
  • Dewey (Scream)

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