Pig Names – 300 Awesome Ideas for Pet Piggies

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The popularity of pet pigs has been on the rise since the ’80s, although many people still consider these porky pets to be somewhat unique and exotic. Pigs are incredibly intelligent, resourceful, and empathetic animals who make wonderful pets for the right human families. Choosing pig names is a perfect opportunity to celebrate these sassy pets and unleash your flamboyant side. Whether you want a tough name, a cuter choice, a funny one, or something different. We’ve got a bit of everything for you to choose from. Which is going to be the perfect choice for your pet pig?


Whether you are looking for super sow names or brave boar names, we’ve got every style and theme of piggy name you could hope for here. Along with some cool ideas for thinking up your own totally unique pig names too. 

Pigs make great pets, provided you have enough space!

Top 100 Pig Names

We’ve got lots of inspiration, starting with top 100:

  • Ace
  • Aero
  • Alexander
  • Amy Swinehouse
  • Anastacia
  • Apollo
  • Arabella
  • Archie
  • Arlo
  • Atlas
  • Babe
  • Bacon
  • Bartholomew
  • Bella
  • Benjamina
  • Bloedworst
  • Boerewors
  • Bratwurst
  • Bristle
  • Buddy
  • Cargo
  • Caesar
  • Charlie
  • Chipolata
  • Chops
  • Chorizo
  • Clay
  • Cliff
  • Daisy
  • Dandelion
  • Donatella
  • Dozer
  • Drisheen
  • Esmeralda
  • Florencia
  • Gaston
  • George
  • Gouger
  • Grunter
  • Ham Solo
  • Hamm
  • Helzel
  • Henrietta
  • Henry
  • Hog
  • Hogwash
  • Huxley
  • Isadora
  • Jellybean
  • Josephine
  • Jupiter
  • Leonardo
  • Miss Piggy
  • Morcilla
  • Napoleon
  • Octavius
  • Old Major
  • Oliver
  • Olympia
  • Orion
  • Penelope
  • Peppa
  • Persephone
  • Petal
  • Petunia
  • Pigasso
  • Piglet
  • Pigsel
  • Pluto
  • Popcorn
  • Poppy
  • Porky
  • Prickles
  • Robinson
  • Romper
  • Rooter
  • Rosalinda
  • Salami
  • Saucisson
  • Sausage
  • Sebastian
  • Seraphina
  • Shoat
  • Snouter
  • Snowball
  • Socrates
  • Sow
  • Squealer
  • Stubble
  • Swine
  • Tank
  • Tattoo
  • Tina
  • Truffles
  • Tusker
  • Whiskers
  • Wibbly
  • Wilbur
  • Wilhelmina
  • Winston

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Pig Names

Yes, we do have nearly 200 of the best pig names below, and we are pretty sure you will a fall in love with at least one of them! You might get some inspiration from our lists of dog names too. But before we begin looking at names, let’s talk about what amazing creatures pigs actually are. Let’s also go over how you can help your pig learn his name.

Studies have proven time and again that pigs are incredibly brainy! They are clean, loving, and eager to please their human counterparts, which should help during the training process. But is training a pig like training a dog? Actually, yes. Pigs learn very similar to dogs and in fact, many experts believe pigs can even learn quicker and more efficiently than their canine counterparts!

Classic Ideas

  • Piglet
  • Waddles
  • Mitzi
  • Wilbur
  • Chubby
  • Penny
  • Miss Piggy
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Mabel
  • Pumbaa
  • Abraham
  • Buttercup
  • Mr. Porky
  • Charlotte
  • Piper
  • Babe
  • Dixie
  • Old Major
  • Sooey
  • Esther
  • Charlie
  • Truffle
  • Mervis
  • Ollie
  • Porkchop
  • Curly
  • Ella
  • Bubba
  • Amelia
  • Olivia

Sow Names

Is your little piggy a girl? Fabulous! We had way too much fun researching some of the best and most adorable female piggy names available. Of course, just because they sound female doesn’t mean you can’t use them for your male pig. Take a look at some of the best female options we could find!

  • Daisey
  • Layla
  • Lady
  • Bella
  • Princess
  • Duchess
  • Blossom
  • Tinkerbell
  • Petunia
  • Bonnie
  • Dorothy
  • Dolly
  • Sadie
  • Flower
  • Diva
  • Maggie
  • Emma
  • Ballerina
  • Pearl
  • Lassie

Boar Names

Looking for boy names? Whether you have a male pig and need some male names or you have a girly pig who needs a masculine sounding moniker to help offset her sassy spice, this is the list for you. We love these male names for a pig! What do you think?

  • Hugo
  • Barnaby
  • Mickey
  • Peter
  • Orville
  • Phil
  • Brutus
  • Rocky
  • Frankie
  • Bart
  • Otis
  • Dewey
  • Mugsy
  • Bandit
  • Rex
  • Waldo
  • Samson
  • Rufus
  • Marshall
  • Rex

Cool Pig Names

We think pigs are pretty cool. Their cute little snouts, their curly tails, and all that porky swag just drive us crazy! If your pig is the coolest pig you know, then this is the list for you! Take a look at these crazy choices below.

  • Lex
  • Clover
  • General
  • Ryder
  • Levi
  • Gadget
  • Harley
  • Echo
  • Blackjack
  • Ever
  • Legend
  • Storm
  • Lux
  • Jax
  • Ammo
  • Diesel
  • Carter
  • Marley
  • Axelle
  • Whisky
  • Bourbon
  • Captain
  • Boomer
  • Presley
  • Nixie
  • Tank
  • Jagger
  • Racer
  • Smokey
  • Elvis

Cute Pig Names

  • Minnie
  • Checkers
  • Ladybug
  • Tootsie
  • Spot
  • Shrimp
  • Pinky
  • Baby Cakes
  • Pebbles
  • Mickey
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Teacup
  • Dots
  • Happy
  • Marble
  • Oreo
  • Skittles
  • Pixie
  • Lucky
  • Tiny
  • Toodles
  • Popcorn
  • Cookie
  • Hobbit
  • Squiggle
  • Toots
  • Nano
  • Cocoa
  • Scout
  • Runt

Funny Ideas

It’s no secret that pigs can be adorably cute, but did you know they are also pretty funny? They make hilariously funny snorting sounds and can get running so fast it’s hard for them to stop!

These pink little balls of energy make everyone laugh and smile, and if you would like a name that is as funny as your funny little pig, then you’ve found the perfect list of pig names. Get ready to giggle at twenty of the funniest options we could come up with.

  • Hogwarts
  • Madam Porkenstien
  • Porkey
  • Mr. Bacon
  • Pork Porkenston
  • Elvis Pigsley
  • Bacon
  • Hamburger
  • Wart Hog
  • Porky
  • Sam the Ham
  • Piggins the Pigger
  • Sir Oinks-a-Lot
  • Peppa Pig
  • Piggy
  • Pigsqueak
  • Sir Piggins
  • Hamm
  • Porkin-Pigsworth
  • Hamilton

Unique Inspiration

Don’t your friends think it’s totally wild that you are getting a pig? We bet most people still think that being a pig parent is pretty unique. If you love standing out and if you think that you and your new piggy friend are a totally one of a kind pair, then you may be on the hunt for some super unique and stand-alone names. If that’s the case, you are going to love the thirty unique choices we’ve picked out for you in this list.

  • Rosebud
  • Snorts
  • Rerun
  • Moana
  • Buns
  • Arrow
  • Thumbelina
  • Pumpernickel
  • Cali
  • Ludwig
  • Sunflower
  • Kickstart
  • Penelope
  • Lulu
  • French Fry
  • Armadillo
  • Hedwig
  • Benji
  • Archer
  • Manfred
  • Sweets
  • Lacey
  • Bubs
  • Calico
  • Puppy
  • Hoofs
  • Dolce
  • Maisy
  • Leonard
  • Tiger

Tough Piggies

Pigs may not be known for their incredible toughness, but that’s okay. The fact that they learn so quickly and have such high IQ’s makes them excellent for shows and competitions. If you need some show choices or some tough-sounding names to help give your pig some tough-sounding edge, then keep reading. We have twenty totally tough sounding options just for you below!

  • Tron
  • Judge
  • King Pigeon
  • Thor
  • Hammer
  • Bruiser
  • Killa
  • Ghost
  • Fleetwood
  • Shadow
  • Bandit
  • Soldier
  • Madness
  • Trooper
  • Pirate
  • Chief
  • Villain
  • Magnum
  • Meteor
  • Phantom


  1. Thank you guys so much this site is AMAZING my fav names were Masie, Harly and Piper. I just got my baby girl pig today and I am using her for 4H and I think I might pick The name Masie.

  2. My granddaughter was about 10 when her Dad’s pig, named ‘Spark Plug’ and called ‘Sparky’, was getting old and frail and we wanted to get her a pig of her own to raise. She named him ‘Mr. Nibbles’; he is a beautiful pink, white and black pig. We got him a playmate a bit later. I named the fellow ‘Maori’ in deference to the indigenous peoples of the “down under” world because he is totally black!

    • Thanks to this website i am able to remember my animals that have passed away and it made me feel so happy since im 9 years old it just felt good to see thare names.T-T

  3. thank you for the names I got pigs for 4-H and I needed names for a girl and a boy you gave me lots of names
    their names now are boy-Mugsy ad the girl-waddles

  4. I love the name Hugo. Last year at the fair I had pigs of my own and named one Hugo, the name is just so cute and amazing.

  5. I can’t believe a name I made when I was 5 years old is on here I named my first pig Dani I loved her death i spent every second of my life I spent with her and I will still I’m getting a pig today so I’m Looking here


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