Male Dog Names – P

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Male dog names beginning with “P”…

Pace
Origin: English
Meaning: Easter child

Paddington, Paddy
Origin: English
Literary Notable: Paddington is the beloved bear in author Michael Bond’s children’s books.

Pal
Meaning: Friend
TV Notable: The name of the dog in the PBS Kids program, Arthur.

Paladin
Origin: French
Meaning: a heroic champion; defender of a noble cause

Parker
Origin: English
Meaning: Park keeper
Tip: An excellent name for a dog who loves the park, and one of our favorite male dog names!

Patches
Origin: English
Meaning: A piece or part that differs from the whole
Trivia: This male dog name would work well for a multi-colored dog with distinct markings

Patriot
Origin: Middle French
Meaning: A person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country

Patton
Origin: English
Meaning: Bald
Trivia: George S. Patton was a famous American general during World War II.

Pavlov
Trivia: The name of a Russian psychologist, awarded the Nobel Prize for the phenomenon now known as “Pavlov’s dog”.

Paws
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: The foot of an animal

Paxton, Pax
Origin: English
Meaning: Peaceful town

Peanut
Origin: Americanism
Meaning: A pod with an edible seed; a small or insignificant person
Tip: A cute, fitting name for a small dog…one of our favorite male dog names.

Pepper
Origin: English
Meaning: A pungent, spicy condiment
Tip: A great choice for a dog with a ‘salt and pepper’ (black and white flecked) coat

Pepsi
Trivia: Pepsi is a trademarked brand of cola.

Percy
Origin: French
Meaning: Pierce valley
Trivia: Percy the Small Engine is the youngest steam engine character on Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.

Perseus
Origin: Greek Mythology
Meaning: To destroy
Trivia: The hero of Greek mythology who killed Medusa.

Petley
Tip: A funny male dog name because of its play on the word “pet”.

Phantom
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: An appearance or illusion without material or substance

Pharaoh
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Title of an ancient Egyptian king

Phoenix
Origin: Latin
Meaning: A mythical bird of great beauty, fabled to burn itself on a funeral pyre and to rise from its ashes

Pickle, Pickles
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A cucumber that has been preserved in brine
Tip: This is one of our favorite male dog names, especially for a dachshund!

Pippen, Pip
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Lover of horses

Pistol
Origin: Middle French
Meaning: A short firearm intended to be held and fired with one hand

Pitch
Origin: English
Meaning: Determine the key or keynote of a melody; to throw a ball

Pixel
Origin: English
Meaning: the smallest unit of a digital image that can be individually processed
Tip: Another excellent male dog name, perfect for a small pup.

Plato
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Broad-shouldered
Trivia: Plato was one of the most important of the Greek philosophers, and a teacher to Aristotle.

Pogo
Meaning: Polar Orbiting Geophysical Observatory
Trivia: A pogo stick is a child’s toy used for hoping up and down by means of a spring.
Tip: A perfect male dog name for a bouncy boy.

Popcorn
Origin: American
Meaning: Popped corn
Tip: If your dog is fluffy and white, this may be the perfect name for him!

Porter
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Gatekeeper

Pretzel
Origin: German
Meaning: Crisp, dry biscuit, usually in the form of a knot or stick, salted on the outside

Prince
Origin: English
Meaning: Royal son

Prowler
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To roam through stealthily, as in search of prey

Puck
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Devil
Trivia: The mischievous servant in Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Puddles
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Small pools of a liquid (hopefully your dog won’t leave these around the house!)

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