Male Pet Names – P

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Male pet 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.

Pagan
Origin: English
Meaning: observing a polytheistic religion, as the ancient Romans and Greeks did

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

Panda
Origin: French
Meaning: A black and white bear-like animal

Panini
Origin: Italian
Meaning: A traditional Italian sandwich

Parker
Origin: English
Meaning: Park keeper

Patches
Origin: English
Meaning: A piece or part that differs from the whole

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 pet.

Pepper
Origin: English
Meaning: A pungent, spicy condiment

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 pet 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

Pierre
Origin: French
Meaning: Stone

Pinocchio
Origin: Tuscan
Meaning: Pine nut
Trivia: Pinocchio is a wooden boy-puppet who comes to life in the stories by Carlo Collodi

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 pet name, perfect for a small pet.

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.

Popcorn
Origin: American
Meaning: Popped corn

Porter
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Gatekeeper

Pouncer
Meaning: To spring or swoop with intent to seize someone or something

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

Presto
Origin: Italian
Meaning: Quickly

Prince
Origin: English
Meaning: Royal son

Princeton
Origin: English
Meaning: Prince’s town

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

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