Sugar, meaning “sweet” or “kind,” is a great name for girl dogs who are outgoing or eager to please. Find out more about dogs named Sugar.


Name: Sugar

Meaning: Sugar is not typically a given name, although it is often used as a nickname or an endearment that means “sweet” or “kind.”

Personality: Outgoing, Eager to Please

About This Name: Ray Charles Leonard was a famous boxer best known as “Sugar Ray.” Survivor contestant Jessica Kiper’s peers gave her the nickname “Sugar.” American blues harmonica player James Whiting was known as “Sugar Blue.” There have been 3 films titled Sugar, released in 2004, 2008 and 2013. Several artists have released albums titled Sugar, including Etta Jones and Robin Schulz. Rock group Def Leppard’s classic hit song was “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” and several other notable artists and groups, such as Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Maroon 5, recorded songs titled “Sugar.”

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