My name is Tatiana, but my friends and family call me Tutta. I love writing articles that bring a little creativity to everyday life.
Pigs as Pets
Did you know pigs can actually make amazing pets?!
That's right! These unique animals can make a great addition to your family, and to prove it, I've listed a few of the common misconceptions people have about these gentle creatures.
They're Clean Animals!
Despite how they're usually depicted, pigs are actually pretty clean animals and prefer cleanliness to messiness. Mother pigs train their piglets instinctively to keep their bed and food areas away from their bathroom area, something you wouldn't even expect from your typical tabby.
When it comes to scent, some people even insist that their pet piggies smell like maple syrup! Otherwise, they smell like hay, fabric softener, or whatever their bedding smells like. So, if they smell, it's likely due to the owner not cleaning up after them. In this case, it's the owner's fault, not the pig.
They're Smart Animals!
It is said that pigs are smarter than dogs. They have shown that they have the ability to learn through observation, retain what they learn, learn quickly, and problem solve.
Training a pet pig is totally a possibility if you're interested in trying. They can be trained to respond to commands like, "come," "sit," and "no," and can even be taught tricks, like running through obstacle courses and dancing! Talk about cute!
They may be in the same scientific family as wild boars, who are definitely not known for their friendly dispositions, but domestic pigs are very friendly, loving animals, who can make great companions for both young children or the elderly.
Pigs enjoy listening to music and can be soothed by it. They enjoy playing and running around but also can appreciate laying back and getting a nice back or belly message. Keep in mind though, they are very active little animals who will want frequent attention, and if they aren't getting it, they can vocally insist!
Tips for Brainstorming Pig Name Ideas
Coming up with a creative name for your unique, new addition should be easy and fun. There are a plethora of names you can choose from, and that may seem daunting at first, but these tips will help you think of great new name ideas, as well as help you narrow down some as well.
Some people choose names according to the pig's color, such as "Brownie" or "Cocoa" for a brown piglet, or "Rosie" or "Bubble Gum" for a pink piglet. Other distinctive features can also inspire cute pig name ideas, such as having spots, i.e., "Spot" or "Patches."
Pigs definitely have personality, so choosing a name inspired by their unique personality is certainly befitting. "Spunky," "Skipper," "Zoomer," are all cute pig names for particularly active piglets, while "Squealer" or "Barky" might be suitable for an especially vocal piggy.
Pigs like to eat, and so do their owners. Think about some of your favorite foods, or maybe even some that your piglet might like for naming inspiration. Did you know pigs are actually pretty healthy eaters? Despite the impression they will eat anything, their favorite foods are fruits and vegetables, so names like "Butternut," "Carrots," or "Apricot" might be the ideal match for your new pal!
You can find pet name inspiration almost anywhere, from your hobbies, favorite sports teams, favorite movies, shows, or characters, or favorite places to visit. Choosing a name that perfectly suits both you and your piggy will be a cinch!
Boy Pig Names
Girl Pig Names
Funny Pig Names
Sam the Ham
Pork 'N Beans
Cute Pig Names
Badass Pig Names
Mini Pig Names
Famous Pig Names From TV, Cartoon, and Film
|Character||TV / Cartoon / Film|
"Winnie The Pooh"
"The Lion King"
"The Simpsons Movie"
"The Simpsons Movie"
"Kipper the Dog"
"The Secret Life of Pets"
Get Your Pig Involved in Picking a Name
After looking through all those pig name ideas, you probably have a couple of favorites that you might be considering now. Deciding between two or more awesome names is sometimes even harder than thinking of the names, to begin with. With that said, here are some fun ways to choose a name and to enlist the help of your new piggy pal—it's their name after all!
Write down your name choices on two separate pieces of paper and attach them to different food bowls. Put two food bowls on the ground an equal distance away from your pig. Whichever food bowl they eat from first is the winner!
It's not much of a game, but calling out the different names and seeing which your piggy responds to is always a great fallback plan for selecting their new name. This is also a great opportunity to test out nicknames you may use too!
If you're looking for a more goofy naming game, you'll love this one! Write down your name ideas on notecards and attach them to your piggy using lightweight tape (don't want to hurt the little guy or gal!). As your piggy plays and runs around, the cards will naturally fall off. The last name standing wins!
No matter what name you pick or how you pick it, your new little piggy pal will be a great new addition to the crew!
© 2018 Tatiana
Lou lou on July 28, 2020:
I like Ham Biscuits,Ham Bone nd sometimes I just call my pig snout
Anna Ham on July 28, 2020:
Great names named my pig Anna Ham.
Pig on July 21, 2020:
chicken nuggets and reeeeeeee on July 12, 2020:
I like daisy but one that I thought of was Elvis Pigsley and I also like tinker bell was cute I am going to be getting a pot belly pig and I need a name for it so this app is perfect for me
Karen foster on June 30, 2020:
very helpfull - karen
PigLoverForLife2.0 on June 24, 2020:
I am getting a pig and don't know what to name him! These names really helped me out!!!
My top picks are:
Oinker or Oinkers
Mr Oinker or Oinker
she full of joy and she's noice so she is the pig called Joyce on June 21, 2020:
I am naming my pigs Joyce, Hopper, and Harrington
Layla on June 20, 2020:
i named my little piggy's button and puddle :)
# lovepigs #button and puddle
Piglett on June 06, 2020:
I named my teacup pig stinkerbell
cademiller on May 28, 2020:
get some better names
Queen_Terminatrix on May 22, 2020:
I would name my pet pig Peppa.
caroll on May 22, 2020:
How about bacon? That's a cool name!
Bria Vossebelt on May 19, 2020:
What about Wilber from charollets web
ashley on May 10, 2020:
i like the name “me2” it’s powerful
email@example.com on April 30, 2020:
im naming my pig nugget
Adeline Kemper on April 19, 2020:
I like the name Oinker next year for 4-H I am going to name one of my pigs Oinker. I think you guys should try swine in 4-H which is pigs you need a space too keep them until they are big enough for the fair and if you get 1st or 2nd place you get a trophy. Hope this is helpful to you guys bye bye
Porky Pig on April 17, 2020:
I'm DYING for a Gottingen minipig and if we get one then he/she would live at my aunt and uncles rach so it would be perfect but were not aloud which is heartbreaking
Abby on April 10, 2020:
I have two pigs called Sophie and Bella and my nickname for them is oreo (cause she is black and spotty) and the other one is ginger nut
I’m pretty sure u know why
zane on April 08, 2020:
I like homer
Ava Lynn on April 02, 2020:
I just got a little teacup pig and this names really helped me
Paige on March 26, 2020:
We just got our pig's and these REALLY HELPED me out thank you so much
Natalie on March 15, 2020:
I'll be getting a pig in 2 weeks, and these name really helped me!!!
Home google Properties - Mitula Homes on March 11, 2020:
Conéctate - BabyCenter
Charlee Lundon on March 09, 2020:
I LUV PIGS on March 09, 2020:
I might get a pig I like the name petal and daisy
Kaylee on February 22, 2020:
Love the names
Andrea on February 16, 2020:
hi, your names were very useful and i have two propositions that could be used for pigs : Somersby ( like the cider ) and Jax ( in Sons of Anarchy )
HI THERE on February 05, 2020:
Shut up blue its not your bday anymore
Boss Hog on January 26, 2020:
Your hog is boss
pickle2 on January 19, 2020:
i love the names
and so does my friend she is getting a pig and this page is so helpful
hope on January 08, 2020:
Sammy on January 03, 2020:
my pigs are timtam and rupert
Amber Taylor on December 30, 2019:
Ella on December 01, 2019:
I like Dewey because I watch Ducktales.Whooo ooo
Baecon on November 26, 2019:
Lol cute pig names
anna lanckston on October 07, 2019:
my boyfriend named his pig lola because of this website we loved her before we ate her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Minecraft user on August 08, 2019:
I used it to name my little brothers mincraft pet pig and he loved it 1000/10
Blue on August 06, 2019:
I love pigs today is my b day
Payton List on July 08, 2019:
What names do you name show pigs
Pig lover on June 15, 2019:
Should I name my pig kierra or Dakota?
Prespig on June 06, 2019:
I am obsessed with pigs
Kayden on June 04, 2019:
Idk if i should name my pig Maple or Bonnie?
Guys help me pls
Kaydence on June 04, 2019:
im getting a teacup piglet on my birthday instead of a phone i am so very exited for this! Ahh i dont know if i should get a boy or a girl witch i am in class right now wrighting this haha insead of doing an assay what ever this is better im going to be in 8th grade soon whooh
Piggy Power on June 02, 2019:
Love the piggy names
Milli on May 23, 2019:
I’m getting a pig soon and I love all these names and can’t chose!! I like hogwash and Harry porker! I also like Peggy so you can call it Peggy the piggy!
Ann VanderMolen on May 09, 2019:
I am a foster puppet mother to Cunningham, the pig puppet.
Tatiana Nigh on May 08, 2019:
I wish i had a pig
Beaylee on May 06, 2019:
What about amulet of ruby
ed on April 29, 2019:
i have a 700 lb + boar named elvis pigsley
Me on April 19, 2019:
I am a chicken my nane is chicken everyone loves
Amber on April 12, 2019:
I had a pig his name was bacon!
Abbie pinato on April 12, 2019:
Thanks for the pig names!! It really helped me I named mine stormy and he’s really sweet
Carolle on March 31, 2019:
I love the name Wally I actually love pigs I have so many stuffed animals of them and when I grow up I want one I've been liking them since I was one and people say that I'm crazy cause I love them also they want me to stop loving them they say pigs are ugly and disgusting but that's not gonna stop me from loving them I also made a word for cute people don't know how to pronounce it but my family does they don't care about how much I love pigs
None of your beaswax on March 30, 2019:
Your pig names are so good
None of your business on March 25, 2019:
THE Best NaMes
Liliann on February 22, 2019:
Hey!I Think You Should Do Camo!
Kamryn on February 02, 2019:
I love the names
maddie on January 16, 2019:
you need to add more food related names perferably meat that comes from pigs
Fghfct on January 13, 2019:
You Should add cottencandy to your list
Luna on January 04, 2019:
This one wasn’t on the list but I named my pig this and it’s so cute!
Doodle on December 31, 2018:
Love the cute pig names!
snickerdoodler on December 19, 2018:
I have a problem... I do not no what to name my fake robot pig. My wife left me when I asked her what she thougt, lol, Idk, help me.
snickerdoodle on November 24, 2018:
best pig names
Daisymae on November 20, 2018:
I love this name for my pig! It suits her so well!
Mimi on November 12, 2018:
Such cute names - love them
Paislee on October 24, 2018:
Love the names!!!