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Traits associated with the name Pip:

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

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

Naming your dog Pip suggests that you have a creative and whimsical side. It also suggests that you have a fondness for classic literature, as Pip is the protagonist of Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations.

Is Pip a good dog name?

Pip is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Pip 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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Naming your dog Pip is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Pip was, in the past month, the 472nd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Pip 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.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Pip was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Pip is most adored in Alaska, Maine and Louisiana.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Delaware, Wisconsin and New Jersey.

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Pip:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Chihuahua
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Collie
  5. Yorkshire Terrier

Famous dogs named Pip:

  • comics icon A dog named Pip appeared in the comic book Pip, Squeak and Wilfred by Bertram Lamb and Austin Bowen Payne.
  • film icon A beagle named Pip played a role in the movie Spooky Buddies.

Pip is found in these categories:

funny dog names

Plays on expectations, evoking tiny Dickensian orphans, not canines.

playful dog names

The short, bouncy sound and association with lively, energetic characters in literature.

unique dog names

Derived from Dickens' Great Expectations, it's uncommonly literary!

small dog names

Pip sounds peppy, playful, and perfectly suits pint-sized pooches!

cute dog names

Short, sweet, and reminiscent of Dickens' charming protagonist.

old fashioned dog names

Charles Dickens popularized it in his 19th century novel, "Great Expectations".

cool dog names

Echoes Dickensian charm, evokes spunk, and nods to classic British literature.

Dog names like Pip:

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Pip dog name meaning

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(Andorra la Vella, Andorra)
March 29, 2023

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