Names for Pet Pot Bellied Pigs

Pot Bellied Pig
Pot Bellied Pig. Getty Images/Dave Blackey

Pot Bellied Pig Names

Choosing a name for any pet can be a challenge and pot bellied pigs are no different. Some people like to get to know their new pet's personality prior to deciding on a name while others have made up their mind before even seeing them. A current trend in pot bellied pig naming involves incorporating food items that we consume from pot bellied pig cousins but some people don't find it as humorous as others.

Regardless of your preferences, you shouldn't have any trouble choosing a name after reading through this list of ideas submitted by fellow readers.

A

  • Adelai
  • Amber
  • Andy
  • Arnold
  • Aylott

B

  • Baby Golliya Fredrick Edwin Howard the Second (Baby Golli)
  • Bacon
  • Bailey
  • Beebee
  • Bentley
  • Betty
  • Big Mumma
  • Billie Jo
  • Binney
  • Brian

C

  • Charlotte
  • Chili
  • Clarice
  • Cledus
  • Corkie

D

  • Daisy Mae

E

  • Eddie
  • Edward
  • Enzo

F

  • Farley
  • Feenie
  • Feivel
  • Fern
  • Fescue
  • Frank
  • Frankfurter
  • Frankenstein

G

  • Gi-Gi
  • Ginny
  • Gwen
  • Goyely-Pig
  • Granny
  • Groucho

H

  • Ham
  • Hamilton
  • Hamington
  • Hamlet
  • Hammy
  • Hannah
  • Hermione Hamhock

I

  • Iggy
  • Inky

J

  • James
  • Jessie
  • Jimmy
  • Jimmy Dean
  • Joey
  • Jo-Jo
  • Jolly

K

  • Kermit
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Killer
  • Ko-Ko
  • Kosher

L

  • Leroy
  • Lemon
  • Lo-Lo
  • London
  • Lonny

M

  • Maggie Pig
  • Magnum P.I.G.
  • Mel
  • Melvin
  • Mickie
  • Mila
  • Milinko
  • Minnie
  • Miss Piggy
  • Morgan

N

  • Nala
  • Nestor
  • Ne-Ne
  • Noah
  • Nolan
  • Nora

O

  • Olive
  • Ollie
  • Onyx
  • Opie
  • Oreo
  • Oscar

P

  • Pabio
  • Pablo
  • Pace
  • Penelope
  • Petunia (Tunie for short)
  • Pigglesworth Snortimer (Piggyboy or Snorti for short)
  • Piggy
  • Piggy Sue
  • Pink
  • Pinky
  • Pippy
  • Pippin
  • Pookie
  • Popeye
  • Poppy
  • Porkchop
  • Porky
  • Princess
  • Princess Fiona

Q

  • Queen
  • Queenie
  • Quincie

R

  • Ram-bore
  • Riblet
  • Ringo
  • Ronald
  • Rosa
  • Rose
  • Roscoe
  • Rosie
  • Rumpled Pigskin

S

  • Sam
  • Sammy
  • Sausage
  • Scarlet
  • Slim
  • Smokey
  • Spamela Anderson
  • Squishy
  • Sweetie
  • Swine-mantha (like Samantha)

T

  • Tammy Swinette
  • Toby
  • Tui

U

  • Uncle
  • Uno

V

  • Veronica
  • Vonnie

W

  • Wombat Wonker Will Junior (Wombo)

Y

  • Yellow
  • Yiddish
  • Yolo

Z

  • Zenith
  • Ziggy
  • Zoë


If you're still having trouble choosing a name for your pot bellied pig take a look at the alphabetical list of all the exotic pet names or the list names for pairs of animals if you have two pigs!

Teaching Your Pot Bellied Pig Their Name

Now that you've named your pet pot bellied pig you'll need to teach them to respond when you call it. Pot bellied pigs are extremely smart (like dogs and primates) and will learn their name on their own if you consistently call them by their name (avoid using a lot of nicknames at first) and use positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement can be in the form of verbal praise, petting, and treats (pigs are very food motivated). If you decide to use a treat to train your pig, make sure you are consistent and give them a treat each time you call their name if they come. Say their name in a higher pitched, happy voice so your pot bellied pig is more likely to respond to you. Low fat and healthy but tasty treats are a must during this training session to avoid making your new pig gain too much weight, though. Try Cheerios, puffed rice, or baby snacks such as Gerber Graduates Puffs to have your pot bellied pig running when you call out their name.

Edited by Adrienne Kruzer, RVT