Traits associated with the name Peter:

Peter has an elegant sound to it that really closes the gap between dog and human.

Dogs named Peter tend to be loving, affectionate, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Peter?

Naming your dog Peter suggests that you have a fondness for classic names and may have a traditional or conservative outlook.

Is Peter a good dog name?

Peter has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Peter isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Peter is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Peter was, in the past month, the 869th most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Peter is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Peter was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Peter's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Peter is most adored in Oregon, Utah and District of Columbia.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Georgia, Florida and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Peter.

Most popular breeds named Peter:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Poodle
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Australian Shepherd
  5. Chow Chow

Famous dogs named Peter:

  • television icon A dog named Peter featured in the television show Earthworm Jim.

Peter is found in these categories:

posh dog names

Hailing from royal lineage, it's a moniker fit for canine aristocracy!

spring dog names

Associations with Peter Rabbit, a character known for his adventures in lush gardens.

nerdy dog names

Associations with bespectacled Peter Parker and scholarly Peter Pevensie seal its fate.

Dog names like Peter:

Lover of horses
a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)
Pierce Valley
Cartoon possum character.
Peter dog name meaning

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Abdullah (Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia)
My furry friends is name is Peter this is so funny Thank you for this fun experience
November 15, 2023

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