Perfect Dog Names That Start With P

dog names that start with p

P is the perfect first letter for a puppy’s name. That’s because P dog names begin with a hard, distinctive sound that will help to catch your pup’s attention. It’s not the first letter of any common canine commands, and yet it isn’t over used or too popular either as a dog name starter either.

The best dog names that start with P have one to three syllables. They are easy to pronounce, snappy and hopefully, pretty awesome too.

Girl Dog Names That Start With P

Let’s kick off our P based dog names with some classics, that would sound just as good on a little baby girl as an adorable female puppy.

  • Patty
  • Polly
  • Penny
  • Prissy
  • Pam
  • Pippa
  • Poppy
  • Paige
  • Prim
  • Priya
  • Pru
  • Peggy
  • Pandora
  • Peony
  • Pansy
  • Piper
  • Peppa
  • Princess
  • Portia
  • Petra
  • Paulina
  • Pasha

P Dog Names For Boys

These more traditionally leaning boy puppy P names are still fairly unique when it comes to the dog naming world.

  • Philip
  • Paulie
  • Pablo
  • Pedro
  • Peter
  • Parker
  • Patrick
  • Percy
  • Palmer
  • Petie
  • Paxton
  • Paddy
  • Phineas
  • Pierce
  • Presley
  • Piers
  • Preston
  • Pacey
  • Poe
  • Perry
  • Prince
  • Prescott
  • Parson

P Pet Names for Foodies

Tasty treats also make fairly epic dog names. I bet I could name you a dozen popular dog names based on candy bars alone. But foodie pet names can still be totally original, especially if you go for one of the less common starting letters like P!

  • Peaches
  • Plum
  • Prunes
  • Pesto
  • Pepper
  • Pie
  • Pecan
  • Pumpkin
  • Poptart
  • Polo
  • Pizza
  • Pickle
  • Pasta
  • Pitta
  • Pate
  • Pho
  • Porkchop
  • Pancake
  • Penne
  • Praline
  • Pepsi
  • Pudding

Pretty Dog Names

Cute dog names that start with P are plentiful! When heading towards the adorable, names that end in an ‘ee’ sound and even a plural make some of the top contenders.

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  • Petal
  • Posie
  • Petunia
  • Paddy
  • Pinkie
  • Pip
  • Peanut
  • Pal
  • Puddles
  • Primrose
  • Pupster
  • Pippin
  • Paddles
  • Pappy
  • Puppa
  • Pinto
  • Phoenix
  • Pearl
  • Pixie
  • Paisley
  • Pluto
  • Psalm
  • Pinot
  • Prairie

Inspired By Animals

A really original way to name your puppy is to look into other species of animal. These cool creatures might be unlikely to make it into your home any time soon, but they can lend a handle to your new dog.

  • Pony
  • Panther
  • Peacock
  • Piggy
  • Puma
  • Python
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Panda
  • Paco
  • Pangolin
  • Prawn
  • Pikas
  • Puffer
  • Potto
  • Puffin
  • Porpoise

The Labrador Site Founder

Pippa Mattinson is the best selling author of The Happy Puppy Handbook, the Labrador Handbook, Choosing The Perfect Puppy, and Total Recall.

She is also the founder of the Gundog Trust and the Dogsnet Online Training Program 

Pippa's online training courses were launched in 2019 and you can find the latest course dates on the Dogsnet website