150 Pig Names That Are Anything But Boaring

Finding a great pig name for your new pet is definitely a pig deal.

Published January 26, 2024
Young woman kissing her pet pig

A pig might be an unconventional pet, but that doesn’t mean they need to have an unconventional name. There are plenty of famous, cute, and even punny pig names that could suit your new piglet. We think you’ll find this list anything but boaring.

Famous Pig Names After Iconic Swine

From Babe to the Muppets, pigs have danced through movies, TV shows, and comic strips for decades. If your new piggy pet has star power, consider giving them a famous pig name. It’s a lot to live up to, but we know your little porker can do it.

  • Arnold Ziffel— Green Acres
  • Babe— Babe
  • Gordy— Gordy
  • Hamm— Toy Story
  • Hogarth Hughes— The Iron Giant
  • Huxley— Huxley Pig
  • Marco Pagot— Porco Rosso
  • Miss Piggy— The Muppet Show
  • Mr. Evil Dr. Porkchop— Toy Story  
  • Napoleon— Animal Farm
  • Orson Pig— U.S. Acres  
  • Penelope— Penelope
  • Peppa Pig— Peppa Pig
  • Piglet— Winnie the Pooh
  • Porco Rosso— Porco Rosso
  • Porky Pig— Looney Tunes
  • Pua— Moana
  • Pumbaa— The Lion King
  • Snowball— Animal Farm
  • Spider-Pig— The Simpsons Movie
  • Waddles— Gravity Falls
  • Wilbur— Charlotte’s Web

Pun-Filled Pig Names to Snort Over

Plays-on-words don’t stop at cats and dogs. If you have a quirky sense of humor, you’ll love these pigtastic pun names. Warning: they'll make you snort with laughter or squeal with delight.

  • Aboarable
  • Baconator
  • Chris P Bacon
  • Doja Pig
  • Ham Solo
  • Hamazing Grave
  • Hamblebee
  • Hamlet
  • Hammy Davis Jr.
  • Hogs & Kisses
  • Hogwarts
  • Hogzilla
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Notorious P.I.G.
  • Pig Newton
  • Pigasso
  • Piggy  Bank
  • Piggy Stardust
  • Pignificent
  • Pigtastic
  • Pigture Perfect
  • Porknado
  • Porkupine
  • Sir Oinksalot
  • Snortcake
  • Snoutlander
  • The Great Hambino

Popular Names for Pet Pigs

Who doesn’t want to be the most popular pig in the mud puddle? Whether you just rescued a pet pig or are looking for a bunch of names for fosters, these popular names will never go out of style.

Boy Pig Names

  • Archie
  • Asher
  • Caleb
  • Charlie
  • Dexter
  • Leo
  • Max
  • Oliver
  • Theo
  • Wyatt

Girl Pig Names

  • Belle
  • Emma
  • Gracie
  • Harper
  • Isla
  • Ivy
  • Mia
  • Stella
  • Trixie
  • Winnie

Related: 50+ Adorable Pot Belly Pig Names

Cute Names for Pigs

Just look at that sweet snout and curly tail. Pigs are undeniably cute, no matter what size they are. Give your little (or big!) pig a cute name that’s as adorable as they are.  

Man holding piglet
  • Ace
  • Biscuit
  • Boo
  • Bunbun
  • Daisy
  • Hammy
  • Jelly
  • Niblet
  • Periwinkle
  • Popcorn
  • Pudding
  • Slim Jim
  • Squeaky
  • Stinker
  • Tootsie
  • Truffle
  • Wiggles
Fast Fact

The scientific name for pig is Sus scrofa domesticus. Yep, it’s a mouthful, but you can come up with some fun names inspired by it, like Sus!

Unique Names for Pigs Like No Others

Each pig is unique in their own way, but if you want them to really stand out, give them an especially creative name. Take Tofu, for example. There are probably plenty of Porkers and Bacons out there, but have you ever met a pig named Tofu? Didn’t think so. See if any of these other name options call out to you.

Portrait of domestic pig being caressed
  • Ada
  • Alaska
  • Anchor
  • Bizzaro
  • Bling
  • Cashew
  • Deliliah
  • Diva
  • Dixon
  • Dune
  • Ember
  • Flynn
  • Hence
  • Nimbus
  • Pierce
  • Pilot
  • Quill
  • Robot
  • Talia
  • Tofu
  • Zenith
  • Zyron

Pet Pig Names Inspired by Food

Pet pigs like to eat, and they’ll eat just about anything (even if they shouldn’t). Give your new piglet friend a name inspired by a food item as a cute and comical choice.

  • Apricot
  • Blueberry
  • Carmel
  • Carrot
  • Cookie
  • Honeydew
  • Kiwi
  • Macaroon
  • Maple
  • Mochi
  • Nougat
  • Pickle
  • Pistachio
  • Sherbet
  • Sprout
  • Sushi
  • S’mores
  • Tater Tot
  • Tiramisu
  • Waffle
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini

Names for a Pig Based on Their Appearance

Pigs come in all different sizes, colors, and personalities, and it can be fun to use these traits as inspiration for their name. For example, if your new pig absolutely loves rolling around in the mud, Muddy could be a great name for them. And a black pig with a large pink back through the middle definitely looks like an Oreo. See if any of these names fit with your piggy.

  • Bitsy
  • Chunk
  • Curly
  • Dumpling
  • Dusty
  • Freckles
  • Goliath
  • Hairy
  • Hulk
  • Low Rider
  • Mini
  • Muddy
  • Munchkin
  • Oink
  • Oreo
  • Peewee
  • Pinky
  • Snort
  • Speckles
  • Spot
  • Squee
  • Tiny
  • Whiskers

Pet Pig Names You’ll Love Sow Much

Why not get creative when naming your new pig? Look to your pig’s appearance or personality for naming inspiration, or go ahead and name them after your favorite piggy character. And if you fall in love with two names, you’ve landed on the perfect middle name.

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150 Pig Names That Are Anything But Boaring