Dog Names that Start with P

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Introduction

Finding a dog name that suits your dog can take time. It's common to think about a name first, really cozy up to it, and then find a dog, but... how much sense does that really make? What if that name doesn't really reflect your dog in any way? Rather than do things backwards, like most people often do, try taking your time and weighing options. Really get to know your dog and draw inspiration from there. After all, there's no shortage of name ideas to sift through. Here are some name ideas that start with the letter "P" to get you started.

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When selecting a dog name, it's easy to pick a name first and then get a dog. It's easy to think of a name as just that – something to call your dog when you want him by your side. But aren't names much more than that? In a human context, names have meanings, origins, historical value assigned to them; human belief and sociological meaning that makes a name interesting. But for dogs, it can be that and more! 

For dogs, a name can reflect their personalities, their appearances, their likes and dislikes. Even their favorite toys and food. There is so much more to pull inspiration from for pets, especially dogs. When thinking of a dog name, consider how the dog carries himself, which toys get chewed up the fastest and how (more of a shredding, or a tactical unsewing), how the dog sleeps, and what he spends most of the time doing. Maybe the dog loves to sleep all day, much like a cat does. Or maybe your dog really just spends all day by the window, or outside in the backyard, wanting to play in the outdoors most of the time. Consider everything when it comes to selecting a dog name! 

Male Dog Names that Start With P

Votes Name Vote
7
Pablo
Latin in origin, this name means "small"
5
Picard
French, Scottish, and German in origin, this name is derived from the Picardy region in northern France
5
Popeye
This name appears to have no distinct origin or meaning, other than its association with the spinach-eating, fictional character
5
Paul
From the Roman family name Paulus, which means "humble" in Latin
4
Preston
From the Old English "priest"
4
Piano
The topographic name for someone who lives on a plain or plateau, derived from the Latin "planum," meaning "flat"
4
Pioneer
A name that means "starter" or "innovator" and is derived from the Old French word "peonier" or foot soldier
4
Pippin
French for "name of a king"
4
Pascal
French and English in origin, this name means "Easter" or "Passover"
4
Patrick
English in origin, this name means "patrician, noble"
3
Phylax
Ancient Greek for "watcher, guard, sentinel"
3
Pilot
From the Middle French "pillotte," meaning "stake, pile"
3
Primo
Spanish in origin, this name comes from the Latin word "Primus" meaning "first"
2
Presley
English in origin, this means "from the priest's meadow"
2
Porsche
German for "offering"
2
Pago
A name that means "payment" in Spanish, this name is popular in America, and limited in England and Wales
1
Piccolo
A musical instrument, derived from the French "petit" referencing to the size of the flute
1
Primus
A direct Latin word meaning "first"
1
Prince
English in origin, this name means "principal one"
1
Philip
Greek in origin, this name means "lover of horses"
1
Peter
Derived from the Latin "petra" and Greek "petros" meaning "stone or rock"
1
Pluto
This is a Latin name referring to the god of the underworld, Pluto
0
Pongo
American in origin, this isn't a common name, but it means "ape" or "soldier or marine" in military slang
-1
Picasso
It means "magpie" in Spanish
-1
Pito
Spanish in origin, this name means "whistle, horn"
-1
Poncho
Spanish in origin, this name is a nickname for the name Francisco, which means "Frenchman"
-1
Pegasus
Greek in origin, this name refers to the mythological winged horse
-1
Paco
Spanish and Native American in origin, this name can mean "free" or "eagle," respectively
-2
Plato
Greek in origin, derived from "platys," meaning "broad-shouldered"
-2
Pasqual
Spanish in origin, this names means "relating to Easter," and is directly related to Pascal (French) and Pasquale (Italian)

Female Dog Names that Start With P

Votes Name Vote
7
Peyton
English in origin, this name refers to a warrior's village, and is used for both males and females
6
Phyllis
Greek for "leafy foliage"
4
Paris
Greek in origin, the name refers to the prince of Troy who had a love affair with Helen, causing the Trojan war
4
Paisley
Scottish in origin, this name refers to the patterned, colorful cloth produced in Paisley, Scotland
4
Paula
The female version of Paul, this Latin name means "small"
4
Percy
Derived from the Latin word "Persius," which means "to penetrate the hedge"
3
Patience
From the Middle English "pacience," which has the same modern definition of being capable of waiting for long periods of time
3
Pang
A Chinese name derived from the Zhou dynasty dating back to c. 1046 BC
3
Peta
Not the organization, but the Native American name meaning "golden eagle"
2
Paradise
From the Old French "paradis," referring to anyone who lived by a park or garden
2
Paloma
Spanish in origin, this name means "dove"
1
Prudence
Derived from the Latin "prudens," meaning "good judgement, virtue"
1
Phoebe
From the Shakespearean play As You Like It, this name is Ancient Greek in origin, and means "bright/shining"
1
Perle
French and Yiddish in origin, this name is a variation of spelling of the word/name "pearl"
1
Penny
A pet form of Penelope, which means "bobbin"
1
Penelope
Greek in origin, this name means "bobbin," referring to the cone that holds thread or yarn when weaving or sewing
1
Peggy
Greek in origin, this name means "pearl"
0
Pandora
Greek in origin, this name refers to the mythological Pandora, the first woman given gifts from the gods
0
Petra
The feminine form of Peter, this Greek name means "stone, rock"
0
Pia
From the Latin word meaning "pious, devout, prayerful"
-1
Pheonix
Greek in origin, this name refers to a bird that built its own pyre, and was reborn from the ashes
-1
Poppy
From the Old English definition referring to various species of Papaver
-1
Persia
Iran's former name, this is of Biblical origin, and means "horseman"
-1
Piper
English name originally given to anyone who played a flute
-1
Patricia
Latin in origin, this name means "noble"
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Pippa
English in origin, it is the nickname for Philippa, the female version of Philip
-2
Pilar
From Medieval Latin meaning "as above"
-2
Polly
A variation of the name Molly, but no one is really sure how the change in "m" to "p" happened; English and Gaelic in origin
-2
Pam
Short for Pamela, this name is from the Greek for "all, honey"
-2
Page
French in origin, this name means "attendant"

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