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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Dog Names that Start with P Considerations

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

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
Percy
Derived from the Latin word "Persius," which means "to penetrate the hedge"
4
Paula
The female version of Paul, this Latin name means "small"
4
Paisley
Scottish in origin, this name refers to the patterned, colorful cloth produced in Paisley, Scotland
4
Paris
Greek in origin, the name refers to the prince of Troy who had a love affair with Helen, causing the Trojan war
3
Peta
Not the organization, but the Native American name meaning "golden eagle"
3
Pang
A Chinese name derived from the Zhou dynasty dating back to c. 1046 BC
3
Patience
From the Middle English "pacience," which has the same modern definition of being capable of waiting for long periods of time
2
Paloma
Spanish in origin, this name means "dove"
2
Paradise
From the Old French "paradis," referring to anyone who lived by a park or garden
1
Peggy
Greek in origin, this name means "pearl"
1
Penelope
Greek in origin, this name means "bobbin," referring to the cone that holds thread or yarn when weaving or sewing
1
Penny
A pet form of Penelope, which means "bobbin"
1
Perle
French and Yiddish in origin, this name is a variation of spelling of the word/name "pearl"
1
Phoebe
From the Shakespearean play As You Like It, this name is Ancient Greek in origin, and means "bright/shining"
1
Prudence
Derived from the Latin "prudens," meaning "good judgement, virtue"
0
Petra
The feminine form of Peter, this Greek name means "stone, rock"
0
Pia
From the Latin word meaning "pious, devout, prayerful"
0
Pandora
Greek in origin, this name refers to the mythological Pandora, the first woman given gifts from the gods
-1
Patricia
Latin in origin, this name means "noble"
-1
Piper
English name originally given to anyone who played a flute
-1
Persia
Iran's former name, this is of Biblical origin, and means "horseman"
-1
Poppy
From the Old English definition referring to various species of Papaver
-1
Pheonix
Greek in origin, this name refers to a bird that built its own pyre, and was reborn from the ashes
-2
Page
French in origin, this name means "attendant"
-2
Pam
Short for Pamela, this name is from the Greek for "all, honey"
-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
Pilar
From Medieval Latin meaning "as above"
-2
Pippa
English in origin, it is the nickname for Philippa, the female version of Philip

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