Our Favorite Southern Pig Names

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Southerners love pigs. And we show our affection in different ways. We frequent our neighborhood Piggly Wiggly, read Charlotte's Web to our kids, or adopt and bring them into our families. Although not as common as cats or dogs, pet pigs are not entirely unheard of across the South.

While most pig owners opt for the smaller breeds (Teacup Pigs, Micro Pigs, Pocket Pigs), some homes end up with larger pigs. That's the thing with pigs. You never really know how big they will get. But if you want to bring one home, you will need an excellent name for your pink pet. And there's nothing funnier than the idea of a mud-covered and pleasantly plump pig with a fancy name, such as Princess or Charlotte. Plenty of pig puns, historical references, and even famous pigs from literary works provide inspiring ideas for naming your pet. Here are some of our favorites.

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President Abraham Lincoln had many pets in his lifetime, including a pig gifted to him at age six.

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Not only for being a very important pig, but Ace is Babe's great-grandson, so what could be more fitting.

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For fans of Peppa, this pig needs no introduction.

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It's a classic for a reason.

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Betty Lou

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Double names are a naming convention staple in the South, so that tradition should also extend to our pets.

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As a term of endearment, it can mean "little brother."

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For your sweet little piglet, Buttercup might be precisely the name for them.

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Because Charlotte's Web makes us all want to own, and save, a pig.

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Named after Chester the Worldly Pig, and because your pig is the only entertainment you need.

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Perfect for your pig with an extra curly tail.

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In Hebrew, it means "goddess," so what better way to honor your pig.

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Elvis Pigsley

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Because he's the king, thank you very much.

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Of Persian origin, Esther means "star."

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It's punny. Don't you think so?

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If it's good enough for the Bard, your piglet will be happy too.

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Kevin (Bacon)

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Sometimes you need to cut loose, especially when naming pigs.

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Little Pig

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An obvious choice, but it's still a cute name.

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Give your pig confidence with a name that means "strong as a lion."

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Miss Piggy

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Classy, yet a bit of a diva. If this describes your pig, you might have a superstar piggy on your hands.

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Old Major

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A wise and persuasive pig in Animal Farm, this name distinguishes your pig as a leader in the pack.

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There are many reasons why these names are a great option. For example, the Tales of Oliver Pig, Olivia the Pig, and the fact that olive trees are where these names derive from and are a sign of peace.

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Who doesn't like a little alliteration? Penny, the pig, sounds perfect.

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Peppa Pig is a cultural icon, so naming your pig after her seems like a no-brainer.

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Their plump figure is what makes them so cute. Embrace it.

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Pink Pig
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Another shout-out to Animal Farm, this name might be suitable for a fierce piglet who likes to get his way.

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Meaning "lovable and dear," this sweet name captures the precious nature of your pet pig.

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A tale from Walt Disney, The Practical Pig, is imaginative and helpful.

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Priscilla means "venerable, ancient, and classical."

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Meaning to "wrinkle or crumple," this name might work for your pig with a bit of extra scrunch around its nose or ears.

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"Sooie" is a pig-calling call in Northeast England.

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Meaning "wisdom," this name is a smart choice.

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A truffle hog is a domestic pig used for finding fungi, mainly truffles in the forest.

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As his devoted friend Charlotte describes him, Wilbur is "terrific, radiant, and a humble pig."

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A name derived from the Marvel comics and the legendary musical persona of David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust.

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In the Winnie the Pooh books from A. A. Milne, Piglet is a small creature, but mightly in bravery and friendship.

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