Many great things begin with the letter P, including one of our favorite things in life: Puppies! So, what about dog names that start with P?
We have some great P name collections here on different themes, from flowers to famous pups, art to animals and much more. We also have great tips on coming up with original P names of your own.
- Best dog names starting with P – our favorites!
- Male P names
- Female P names
- Flower names that start with a P
- Animals that start with P
- Cool P names
- Cute dog names beginning with P
- Funny names that start with a P
Naming your new furry family member is a fun and exciting endeavor, but it can also be quite stressful. Maybe naming your dog has become a family affair and not everyone can get on the same page. Or, perhaps you have searched high and low for that perfect dog name and still find yourself stumped.
We have some tips to help you through the process and make it fun!
Guidelines on Naming Your Dog
There are some guidelines you may want to consider following. Funny names can work well for example, but you probably don’t want to name your new pup something like “Poopers” or “Pee-Pee”.
While names like these might seem funny initially, they could become embarrassing when out and about at the dog park.
Did you know that dogs latch on quickest to names with more than one syllable and less than three? This means that if you want your dog to learn his name quickly, you should probably go with two syllable names. Examples of these are Penny or Pesto.
Following this rule means avoiding shorter names like Pip or longer names like Penelope. Still, if you have your heart set on a super short nickname for your dog or you would prefer an ironically big name to suit your itty-bitty pup, then go for it.
With time, patience, and positive reinforcement, experts agree that most dogs can learn their names in as little as a week.
Best Dog Names that Start with P
There are a number of popular dog names that begin with the letter P, but let’s talk about the crème of the crop! Below you will find a list of twenty of the world’s most coveted dog names that begin with the letter P!
Not into trends? Would you prefer to be the trendsetter yourself? Don’t worry. We’ve got a list of unique P names for you coming up.
But first, let’s talk gender. Are you looking for some pretty P names for the lady dog in your life? Well, look no further!
Let’s take a look at some female dog names.
Female Dog Game Names That Start with P
While these names are classically feminine, the rule is that there are no rules! So, if you find a name below that suits your dog, don’t worry if he’s a he or if she’s a she.
The most important thing is that you find the perfect name that speaks to you. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of our favorite feminine sounding dog names that begin with P!
- Prima Donna
Did the above list catch your eye but leave you wanting more? Great! We’ve got an even larger list of female dog names to pick from right here. Now let’s find some great boys names beginning with P.
Male Dog Names that Start with P
As we mentioned above, there are no rules here. So just because this list has a masculine feel, you can use these names for either gender.
We just love that these male puppy names are strong, confident, and all things boy.
Check out this wonderful list of P names for male (or female) dogs!
And for an even broader list of masculine sounding names for dogs, we encourage you to visit us here!
You can also come up with some great male names that start with P by thinking about hobbies or sports that are often associated with masculinity such as boxing or wrestling. Think of famous sportsmen from history and make a list of all those that begin with P. Or how about using machinery or engines as your starting point (think of words like Piston or Petrol, Porsche or Pontiac) Or boating: Pintle, Pilot, Painter, Pirogue
Flower Names Beginning With P
Little collections of names like these are fun and easy to make. Just think of a theme, anything that interests you, and brainstorm as many words as you can associated with that theme. Write everything down to begin with.
Animals That Start With The Letter P
Animal names are a good example of where brainstorming name ideas can throw up a mixture of suitable and unsuitable names. At the early stage of building a collection of names its really important to let your creative side out. So when you think of animals beginning with P, that means writing everything down, rather than trying to decide which names might be suitable. You can do the selection part of the job later. Here’s a collection of ideas based on an animal theme.
Not all those ideas will be suitable as a name but you can see that a few stand out. We especially liked Puffin and Peregrine! While Paws and Prawn make quite cute names for little dogs.
Cool Dog Names that Start with P
Does your dog have swag? Is he the cool kid in class and the most popular pup on the playground?
Then this is the list for you! Loaded with personality and pizazz, this list of twenty cool P names for dogs will help to ensure your pup stays at the top of the cool-dog totem pole!
Check it out!
If you didn’t feel the chill you needed to feel when reading through this cool list of P names for dogs, don’t worry.
Bundle up, because we’ve got an even larger list of cool dog names for you here!
Cute Dog Names that Start with P
In need of some adorably cute dog names that begin with the letter P? You’re in luck! We’ve got a list of twenty precious P names sure to melt your heart.
Take a look!
If you haven’t passed out yet from cuteness overload, then you might want to take a seat. This massive list dedicated to way too cute dog names is sure to have you swooning!
Funny Dog Names that Start with P
The internet is alive with hilarious dog names and funny dog name puns. If you have a devilish sense of humor and your dog is quite the comedian as well, then this list is the one you’ve been waiting for.
Start your puppy or rescue dog off with a smile by giving him a funny dog name that begins with P!
- President Puppers
- Professor Wigglesworth
- Paw-mela Anderson
- Princess Poppy
- President Pawsington
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Pup Tart
- Puppy the Vampire Slayer
- President Dwight D. Eisen-Howler
- Pudding Pup
- Peanut Pupper
- Prince Pupperton
Are you dying for an even larger list of hilarious dog names? Click here and prepare your giggler.
Unique Dog Names that Start with P
Alright, you trendsetters. If you read the popular name list above and weren’t too impressed, then perhaps this list will tickle your fancy.
With twenty of the most unique P dog names we could find, you’re sure to walk away with something completely original and unlike anything you have ever heard before.
There will be no mistaking who your dog is at the dog park! Check out this list of twenty totally off the wall dog names for your one of a kind dog!
Would you like an even larger list of unique dog names to choose from? Great! We have an entire article dedicated to unique dog names perfect for you and your exceptional pup.
Just click here!
Tough Dog Names that Start with P
Perhaps your new Chihuahua thinks he is a bona fide guard dog. Or, perhaps your Great Dane snuggles in your lap and hides during thunderstorms.
Or maybe you just want your squishy little love bug to have a fierce title to contradict his not-so-tough personality.
Regardless, you’re looking for tough dog names and we’re here to deliver. Check out this badass list of twenty tough sounding dog names.
Did you like our list of tough-sounding P dog names but would like to have a few more options?
Click here for a huge compilation of tough-sounding dog names for the tough dog in your life.
Fun Facts About Dog Names that Start with P
Did you know that some of history’s most famous dogs had names that began with the letter P?
That’s right! So, if you’ve decided to name your dog a name that starts with the letter P, your pooch will be in good company.
Mickey Mouse’s dog Pluto, 101 Dalmatian’s characters Perdita and Pongo, and the brilliant Mr. Peabody are just a few famous dogs who proudly sport P names.
So, did any of our above P dog names catch your eye? Let us know which ones you liked best by leaving us a note in the comment section below!
References and Further Reading
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Harris MB. 1983. Some Factors Influencing Selection and Naming of Pets Psychological Reports. DOI: 10.2466/pr0.1983.53.3f.1163
Kutsumi A et al. 2013. Importance of Puppy Training and Future Behavior of the Dog. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science. DOI: 10.1292/jvms.12-0008
Dunbar I. 2004. Before & After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy & Well-Behaved Dog. New World Library.
Hare B and Tomasello M.2005. Human-Like Social Skills in Dogs?, Trends in Cognitive Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2005.07.003
Prato-Previde E. et al. 2003. Is the Dog-Human Relationship an Attachment Bond? An Observational Study Using Ainsworth’s Strange Situation. Behavior. DOI: 10.1163/156853903321671514