185 Dog Names That Start with P for Your Precious Puppy

185 Dog Names That Start with P for Your Precious Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy or rescue dog is beyond exciting. And, part of that fun is being able to give your new dog a name that you love. Since humans have the luxury of being open-minded about what’s acceptable to name a dog, you can get as creative as you want!

We have a lot of name ideas for you, all of them starting with the letter P. These are separated into categories and include cute names, cool names, strong names, punny names, and male, female, and unisex names. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect one for your new puppy.

Cute Names for Precious Pups

We can all agree that dogs are utterly adorable. We’d argue they’re the cutest animals on the planet! Since this is the case, why not give your dog an adorable name to match its adorable looks? Here’s a list of cute names that start with P.

  • Pammy
  • Pancake
  • Panini
  • Pansy
  • Papaya
  • Pastry
  • Patches
  • Peach
  • Peanut
  • Pearl
  • Pebbles
  • Pecan
  • Pepino
  • Pepper
  • Peppermint
  • Pequeño
  • Periwinkle
  • Pesto
  • Petal
  • Petit
  • Pickles
  • Piglet
  • Pipo
  • Pippy
  • Pixel
  • Pizza
  • PomPom
  • Pooh
  • Pookie
  • Popsicle
  • Poptart
  • Potato
  • Pretzel
  • Pudding
  • Puddles
  • Puff
  • Puka
  • Pumpernickel
  • Pumpkin
  • Pygmy

The Coolest Names that Start with P

Dogs are practically superheroes. They can guide the blind and even alert people who are about to have seizures. Their sense of smell is also 10,000 to 100,000 times better than ours, which means they can identify many scents. They can be trained to use this amazing sense of smell to detect Covid-19 and even cancer!

If you agree that dogs are cool or if you just like cool names, then this list is for you!

  • Pandemonium
  • Patriot
  • Percival
  • Phantom
  • Pharos
  • Phlox
  • Phoenix
  • Pirate
  • Pisces
  • Piston
  • Poet/Poetry
  • Poker
  • Pollux
  • Poltergeist
  • Prodigy
  • Proton
  • Psyche

Strong Names for Tough Pups

rottweiler puppy in a field

If you’ve ever owned a large dog, then you’ll know that many dogs are very strong. Some dogs, like the Alaskan Malamute, were even bred to pull heavy loads across long distances. If you want a strong-sounding name for your dog — whether you have a mastiff or a chihuahua — this is the list for you.

  • Pallas
  • Panther/Panthera
  • Perion
  • Persephone
  • Perseus
  • Pharaoh
  • Pierce
  • Pistol
  • Poison
  • Pompey
  • Poseidon
  • Priam
  • Primus
  • Prometheus
  • Proteus
  • Puma

Punny Names That Start with P

You may not be able to name a human child pipsqueak, but it certainly isn’t off the table when it comes to naming your dog. If you love silly names, check out some of these goofy names that start with P.

  • Paddington
  • Pavlov
  • Pawmela Anderson
  • Paws
  • Peabody
  • Peewee
  • Pipsqueak
  • Pooch
  • Porkchop
  • President Pawsington
  • Prissy
  • Professor Wigglesworth
  • Pudgy
  • Pupcake
  • Pupper
  • Pup Tart

Names That Start with P for Male Dogs

If you aren’t interested in specific themes, but are searching for a nice, normal name, why not go with P names that denote your dog’s gender? In this list, we’ll be sharing names that are traditionally masculine, but feel free to use them for female dogs as well.

  • Pablo
  • Paco
  • Padfoot
  • Pal
  • Papi
  • Patrick
  • Paul
  • Paxton
  • Pedro
  • Percy
  • Perry
  • Pete/Peter
  • Phillip
  • Phineas
  • Picasso
  • Pierre
  • Pippin
  • Plato
  • Podrick
  • Pogo
  • Polo
  • Poncho
  • Pongo
  • Popeye
  • Presley
  • Preston
  • Prince
  • Princeton
  • Pumba

Female Puppy Names That Start With P

Here is a list of traditionally feminine names for those who are looking for something more down to earth.

  • Padme
  • Paige
  • Paisley
  • Paloma
  • Pamela
  • Paradise
  • Parvarti
  • Pasha
  • Passion
  • Patrisha
  • Paula
  • Paulina
  • Peggy
  • Penelope
  • Penny
  • Perdita
  • Perla
  • Petunia
  • Philomena
  • Phillipa
  • Phoebe
  • Phyllis
  • Pinky
  • Piper
  • Pirouette
  • Pixie
  • Poinsettia
  • Polly
  • Poppy
  • Porsche
  • Portia
  • Prada
  • Pretty
  • Prima
  • Primrose
  • Princess
  • Priscilla
  • Prudence

Unisex Names That Start With P

golden retriever puppies on the grass

Finally, we have some awesome P names that will work for any dog, regardless of gender. Check them out!

  • Pagoda
  • Painter
  • Palomino
  • Pan
  • Panda
  • Pandora
  • Paprika
  • Paris
  • Parker
  • Pascal
  • Pepsi
  • Perfect
  • Peridot
  • Peyote
  • Peyton
  • Piano
  • Pikachu
  • Pinto
  • Pip
  • Plum
  • Pluto
  • Poe
  • Pokemon
  • Prancer
  • Precious
  • Presto
  • Professor
  • Purple
  • Puzzle

Quick Tips for Naming Your Dog

We know that it isn’t always easy to choose a name when you have so many options. To help you narrow things down, below are a few quick tips on dog naming.

  1. Give your dog a name that acknowledges them as a being deserving of love and care (names like mutt, dog, mongrel, or cur are indifferent and cold).
  2. Names with two syllables or more are the easiest to call.
  3. Don’t let your dog’s name influence you; a dog named Pandemonium can be perceived as especially naughty when, in actuality, it is no more mischievous than a dog named Angel.
  4. Choose a name you love and are 100% certain about so you’ll never have to worry about changing it (though it is possible to teach a dog to respond to a new name).

The Perfect Name for Your Puppy

Getting a new puppy is super exciting, and choosing a name is part of the fun. But the perfect name will be the one that you connect with the most. While it can be difficult to choose between so many options, you’re going in the right direction by narrowing things down to the letter P. We’re sure you’ll find a fantastic name for your precious pup.

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