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Names starting with P

Prabhakar - Hindi name meaning "light-maker; sun." 
Pisti - Pet form of Hungarian István, meaning "crowned."
Phelix - Greek form of Latin Felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky." In the bible, this is the name of a Roman procurator of Judea.
Prudence - English form of Latin Prudentia, meaning "cautious." This is a virtue name popular with the Puritans. Some others are Charity, Chastity, Faith, Honor, and Hope.
Predbjørn - Modern form of Old Danish Pridbjørn, meaning "magnificent bear." 
Pholos - Greek name meaning "of the cave" or "of the den." In mythology, this is the name of a wise centaur. He was a friend of Hercules who accidentally poisoned him; he surrendered his immortality to be rid of the agony of the poison.
Pushpa - Hindi name meaning "flower."
Portia - English Shakespeare character name derived from Roman Latin Porcius, meaning "pig." A moon of Uranus was given this name.
Paulie - English pet form of English/French Paul, meaning "small."
Pharamond - Variant spelling of German Faramond, meaning "journey protection."
Priya - Hindi name meaning "beloved."
Pat - English unisex short form of English Patrick and Latin Patricia, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pali -  Possibly a Romani form of Hungarian P�l, meaning "small."
Pancrazio - Italian form of Latin Pancratius, meaning "all power."
Pavlos - Variant spelling of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Paian - Variant spelling of Greek Paion, meaning "healer." 
Pierrette - Feminine form of French Pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
Panpoxa - Basque name meaning "beautiful."
Philip -   Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Féidhlim, possibly meaning "hospitable."
Pythagoras - Greek name composed of the name Pythios "python" and the word agora "market," hence "python market."
Parisa - Persian name meaning either "angelic" or "like a fairy."
Papan - Nahuatl name meaning "flag."
Parveen - Hindi form of Persian Parvin, meaning "the Pleiades."
Pradeep - Hindi name meaning "shine."
Piynechac - Hebrew form of Egyptian Panhsj ("the Nubian"), but translated from Hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Eleazar. 
Patil - Armenian name meaning "snowflake."
Pattie - Variant spelling of English Patty, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Peace - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "peace." 
Prema - Feminine form of Hindi Prem, meaning "love."
Paavi - Pet form of Finnish Paavo, meaning "small."
Prasad - Hindi name meaning "offering to God."
Pedro - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Patricia - Feminine form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pari - Persian name meaning "fairy."
Pantzeska - Basque form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
Perlita - Pet form of Italian/Spanish Perla, meaning "pearl."
Patxi - Pet form of Basque Pantzeska, meaning "French." 
Pika - Hawaiian form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
Phoibos - Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is a byname for the sun and for the god Apollo.
Prabhat - Hindi name meaning "dawn."
Paride - Italian form of Greek Paris, probably meaning "wager." 
Priscila - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
Pénélope - French form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Prakash - Hindi name meaning "light."
Purnima - Hindi name meaning "full moon."
Pasha - Russian pet form of Czech/Russian Pavel, meaning "small."
Philemon - Greek name meaning "affectionate." In the bible, this is the name of an apostle to whom Paul sent a letter from prison. In mythology, this is the name of the husband of Baucis. They were the only couple in Tyana who were hospitable to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermes. 
Phile - Feminine form of Greek Philon, meaning "to love."
Pyrrhus - Latin form of Greek Pyrrhos, meaning "flame-like." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Achilles. He was also known as Neoptolemus. 
Paidí - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Phillis - English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Palu - Variant spelling of English Pallu, meaning "distinguished."
Pepita - Feminine form of Spanish Pepito, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Pris - English short form of Roman Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
Pascaline - Pet form of French Pascale, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Patience - A Christian virtue name, derived from the English vocabulary word, patience, from Latin pati, meaning "to suffer." The Puritans considered it virtuous "to suffer" misfortune and persecution without complaint or loss of faith. 
Peggy - Pet form of English Peg, meaning "pearl." It is a variant spelling of Meggie, the pet form of Meg. The reason for the change from "M" to "P," which also occurs in Molly and Polly, is not known.
Poldi -   Pet form of German Luitpold, meaning "people-bold."
Prissy - English pet form of Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
Paolo - Italian form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Primitiva - Feminine form of Roman Latin Primitivus, meaning "first-formed."
Penka - Feminine form of Bulgarian Penko, meaning "rock, stone."
Poppy - English name derived from the flower name, from Latin papaver, which may be a reduplication of the base *pap-, meaning "to swell." 
Prem - Hindi name meaning "love."
Pranav - Hindi name meaning "Om," the sacred syllable.
Papak - Variant spelling of Persian Babak, meaning "little father."
Prapion - Armenian name meaning "tube rose."
Placidus - Late Latin name meaning "calm, placid."
Ploutarchos - Greek name composed of the elements ploutos "riches, wealth" and arche "origin, source," hence "source of wealth."
Peng - Chinese name meaning 1) "drum beats" and 2) "roc (the bird of legend)."
Primrose - English name derived from the flower name, from Latin prima rosa, meaning "first rose." 
Pablo - Spanish form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Placide - French form of Latin Placida, meaning "calm, placid."
Patrick - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble descent." 
Paulina - Feminine form of Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
Phil - Short form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Pratap - Hindi name meaning "dignity, majesty."
Penina - Anglicized form of Hebrew Peninnah, meaning "coral" or "pearl." 
Pauline - French form of Latin Paulina, meaning "small."
Pandaros - Variant form of Greek Pantheras, meaning "all-hunter," i.e. "panther." In mythology, this is the name of the betrayer of the Greeks who hurled a lance at Menelaus, breaking a solemn oath.
Posey - Variant spelling of English Posy, meaning both "bouquet, flower" and "(God) shall add (another son)."
Pontus -   Latin form of Greek Pontos, meaning "sea." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea, the father of Nereus, Phorkys, and other sea-gods.
Persis - Greek name meaning "Persian woman." In the bible, this is the name of a Christian woman mentioned by Paul in his epistle to the Romans.
Phorcys - Latin form of Greek Phorkys, meaning "of the sea." In mythology, this is an old man ruling over the sea; later he is described as a god of the hidden dangers of the deep, a brother of Nereus, and is depicted as a kind of merman.
Piet - Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Purushottam - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements purusa "man" and uttama "highest," hence "highest man."
Pranay - Hindi name meaning "romance."
Papa - Maori myth name of the mother of the gods, meaning "earth."
Persephone - Greek name probably composed of the elements persô "person; human being" and phonos "murderer, slayer," hence "person-slayer." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the underworld, a daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Her Roman name is Proserpina.
Pamela - English name created by Sir Philip Sidney for his 1590 poem "Arcadia." It is composed of the Greek elements pan "all" and meli "honey," hence "all honey."
Paule - French feminine form of English/French Paul, meaning "small."
Pratima - Hindi name meaning "idol, statue." 
Prabodhan - Hindi name meaning "knowledge."
Praise - English name derived from the vocabulary word, "praise," from Old French preisier, from Late Latin preciare, meaning "price," hence "to value."
Pippa - Pet form of English Philippa, meaning "lover of horses." It is the feminine equivalent of masculine Pip.
Parvin - Persian name derived from the word for "the Pleiades."
Pepe -   Diminutive form of Italian Giuseppe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Pene - English short form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Pramod - Hindi name meaning "happiness, joy."
Paige - Feminine form of English unisex Page, meaning "page; young servant."
Patroclus - Latin form of Greek Patroklos, meaning "glory of the father." In mythology, this is the name of the best friend of Achilles. Both were heroes who fought against the Trojans.
Phuong - Vietnamese name meaning "phoenix."
Peleke - Hawaiian form of English Frederick, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Paraskeve - Greek name meaning "preparation."
Placid - English name derived from Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
Phillip - Variant spelling of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Philogea - Greek name meaning "lover of the Earth." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the Sun.
Predrag - Serbian name, probably composed of the Slavic elements prid "foremost, leading" and drag "dear, precious," hence "most precious one." 
Praxis - Greek name meaning "practice," "exercise," or"action."
Piper - English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from Middle English pipere, meaning "pipe-player."
Pleasant - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "pleasant."
Pyry - Finnish name meaning "blizzard, snowstorm."
Pyotr - Russian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Padma - Hindi unisex name meaning "lotus flower."
Parvati - Hindi myth name of a wife of Shiva, meaning "she of the mountains."
Poornima - Variant spelling of Hindi Purnima, meaning "full moon."
Pinar - Turkish name meaning "spring."
Phong - Vietnamese name meaning "wind."
Pratibha - Hindi name meaning "talented."
Paavo - Finnish form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Piripi - Maori form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Pavlo - Ukrainian form of Greek Pavlos, meaning "small."
Petsha -  Possibly a variation ofBasque Patxi, meaning "French." 
Peter -   Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Pàdraig, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Petar - Bulgarian and Croatian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Polona - Short form of Greek Apollonia, meaning "of Apollo." 
Paulu - Corsican form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Psyche - Latin form of Greek Psykhe, meaning "animating spirit." In mythology, this is the name of a mortal princess who was loved by Eros.
Pherenike - Greek name composed of the elements pherein "to bring" and nike "victory," hence "bringer of victory." 
Pam - Short form of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
Pansy - English name derived from the flower name, from the Old French word pensee, meaning "thought."
Pavati - Native American Hopi name meaning "clear water."
Panos - Pet form of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
Perikles - Greek name composed of the elements peri "around" and kleos "glory," hence "surrounded by glory."
Pamphilos - Ancient Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and philos "friend," hence "friend of all."
Paulin - Basque form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pritbor - Wendish form of Slavic Pridbor, meaning "foremost warrior." 
Ptolemaeus - Latin form of Greek Ptolemaios, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
Plaisance - Old French name meaning "pleasant."
Philippina - Anglicized form of Spanish Felipina, meaning "lover of horses."
Paula - English feminine form of English/French Paul, meaning "small."
Pëllumb - Albanian name meaning "dove."
Premislaus - Latin form of Polish Przemysł, meaning "cunning." 
Pachath-mowab - Hebrew name meaning "governor of Moab" and "pit of Moab." In the bible, this is the name of an ancestor of a family of Babylonian exiles, and the name of the father of Hashub. 
Pádraig - Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Patraicc, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Phanessa - Feminine form of Greek Phanes, meaning "bring to light; make appear." 
Ptolemaios - Greek name derived from the word polemeios, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
Pontius - Latin name meaning "of the sea; seaman." In the bible, this was the first name of the Prefect of the Roman province of Judea, Pontius Pilate.
Patraicc - Old Irish Gaelic name derived from Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Pavagan - Armenian name meaning "enough."
Philocrates - Latin form of Greek Philokrates, meaning "friend of power" or "to love power."
Primus - Late Latin name meaning "first."
Philander - English name derived from Latin Philandrus, meaning "with love for people. 
Persius - Gallo-Roman form of Greek Perseus, probably meaning "soldier."
Pina - Short form of Italian names ending with -pina.
Pere - Catalan form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Pasquale - Italian form of Latin Paschalis, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Phosphoros - Greek name meaning "bearer of light." In mythology, this is the name of the personification of the planet Venus. He is also called Eosphoros.
Polikwaptiwa - Native American Hopi name meaning "butterfly sitting on a flower."
Phuoc - North Vietnamese form of Phuc, meaning "blessings, luck."
Pieter - Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Palmer - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from Latin palma, meaning "palm tree." Before it was a surname, Palmer was an old byname for "a pilgrim," someone who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and brought back a palm branch as proof that they had actually been there.
Phyliss - English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Paloma - Spanish name meaning "dove, pigeon."
Polymnia - Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and hymnos "hymn, song," hence "very musical" or "many hymns." In mythology, this is the name of the muse of dance and sacred hymns. 
Pax - Roman myth name of a goddess of peace, derived from the Latin word pax, meaning "peace." Her Greek name is Eirênê.
Parry -   Variant spelling of English Perry, meaning "wanderer."
Padmini - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements padma "lotus flower" and ini "having," hence "possesses lotus flowers."
Philippe - French form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Pertti - Short form of Finnish Alpertti "bright nobility" and Roopertti "famous."
Perseus - Greek myth name of the founder of Mycenae and the hero who killed the half-mortal gorgon Medusa. If Greek, the first element of the name might have derived from the word pertho, meaning "to sack, to destroy." And according to Carl Daling Buck in his Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, the -eus suffix found in so many Greek names is typically used to form an agent noun. If so, Perseus was a "destroyer" by profession, i.e. a "soldier," which is a fitting name for this legendary hero. 
Patti - Variant spelling of English Pattie, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Petya - Pet form of Russian Pyotr, meaning "rock, stone."
Philo - English and German name derived from Greek Philon, meaning "to love." Also used as a short form of other names beginning with Philo-.
Prudentius - Late Latin name derived from the word prudens, meaning "cautious."
Poseidôn - Greek name probably derived from pósis, meaning "lord, husband." In mythology, this is the name of a god of horses and the sea, known as the "earth-shaker." He is equated with Roman Neptune. 
Phinehas - Anglicized form of Hebrew Piynechac, a form of Egyptian Panhsj ("the Nubian"), but translated from Hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Eleazar. 
Pholus - Latin form of Greek Pholos, meaning "of the cave" or "of the den." In mythology, this is the name of a wise centaur. He was a friend of Hercules who accidentally poisoned him; he surrendered his immortality to be rid of the agony of the poison.
Paharita - Chamoru name meaning "little bird."
Pryce - Welsh surname transferred to forename use, derived from ap Rhys, meaning "son of Rhys."
Perle - Yiddish name meaning "pearl."
Petrina - Pet form of Latin Petra, meaning "rock, stone."
Powaqa - Native American Hopi name meaning "witch."
Photine - Greek name derived from the word phos, meaning "light."
Philbert - Variant spelling of French Philibert, meaning "very bright."
Paulo - Basque, Esperanto and Portuguese form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pelagia - Feminine form of Greek Pelagios, meaning "of the sea."
Philipp - German form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Polly -  Alternate form of English Molly, "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." The reason for the change from "M" to "P" is not known.
Proinsias - Irish Gaelic form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
Petrus - Latin form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Pavel - Czech and Russian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pjeter - Albanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Panni - Pet form of Hungarian Anikó, meaning "favor; grace."
Pilatos - Greek name, possibly meaning "armed with a javelin or pilum," or perhaps contracted from pileatus, meaning "wearing the felt cap." Either way, like Torquatus, the name describes the badge of a slave. In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the fifth (or sixth) Procurator of the Roman emperor in Judea and Samaria. Although he saw that Jesus was innocent, he feared that the Jews would bring an accusation against him before Cæsar for the wrongs he had done them, so he delivered him up to be crucified.
Prasutagus -  Celtic name of a king of the Iceni and husband of Boudica. 
Pakpao - Thai name derived from the name of a type of fighter-kite, meaning "female fighter-kite." Kite-fighting is a sport that has been played by Thai kings throughout history, and the battle between the male Chula kite and female Pakpao kite is the highlight of the game. 
Puenthai - Thai name meaning "gun."
Patrice - Medieval French form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Peli - Basque form of Latin Felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
Philomena - This is the name of a virgin martyr of the Roman Catholic Church, said to have been a Greek princess who was tortured and finally decapitated in the 4th century. Her name was dropped from the calendar of saints in 1961. It is probably a feminine form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease." 
Pyrros - Variant spelling of Greek Pyrrhos, meaning "flame-like." 
Proserpina - Roman form of Greek Persephone ("person-slayer"), derived from Latin proserpere, meaning "to emerge." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Ceres and Jupiter. 
Paden - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Páidín, meaning "little patrician" or "little noble."
Pauwau - Native American Algonquin name meaning "witch."
Pascale - Feminine form of French Pascal, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Paget - Feminine diminutive form of English unisex Page, meaning "little patrician; little servant."
Petri -   Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pandora - Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and doron "gift," hence "all-gift." In mythology, this is the name of the first mortal woman whose curiosity unleashed evil into the world.
Philipa - Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Pulan - Chamoru name meaning "moon."
Percy - English surname transferred to forename use, originally a Norman French baronial name derived from the Gallo-Roman personal name Persius (probably meaning "soldier"), but reanalyzed as a compound of Old French perce(r) "pierced" and haie "hedge," hence "pierced hedge." The name is often used as a pet form of Percival, meaning "pierced valley."
Pancho - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."
Petronella - Variant spelling of Italian Pietronella, meaning "little rock."
Pelagios - Greek name derived from the word pelagos ("the sea"), meaning "of the sea."
Pascual - Spanish form of Latin Paschalis, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Piero - Italian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Primo - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Primus, meaning "first."
Proinnteach - Irish name composed of the Gaelic elements proinn "banquet" and teach "hall, house," denoting a "generous person." 
Petruso - Ukrainian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Pierres - Older form of French Pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
Petronia - Feminine form of Roman Latin Petronius, meaning "rock, stone."
Pen - English short form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Phyllidos - Masculine form of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Phallu - Anglicized form of Hebrew Palluw, meaning "distinguished." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Reuben.
Peg - Short form of English Peggy, meaning "pearl."
Philibert - Variant spelling of French Filibert, meaning "very bright."
Payl - Armenian name meaning "shiny."
Polykarpos - Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and karpos "fruit," hence "fruitful."
Pilvi - Finnish name meaning "cloud."
Phorkys - Greek name meaning "of the sea." In mythology, this is an old man ruling over the sea; later he is described as a god of the hidden dangers of the deep, a brother of Nereus, and is depicted as a kind of merman.
Procris - Latin form of Greek Prokris, possibly meaning either "dew" or "to condemn." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Cephalus.
Paramonus - Latin form of Greek Paramonos, meaning either "constant, enduring" or "beyond Monimos." 
Patricio - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Phrenicos - Greek name meaning "intelligent." This is the name of the horse of Hiero of Syracuse that won the Olympic prize for single horses in the seventy-third Olympiad.
Pius - Roman Latin name meaning "pious."
Pachjo - Esperanto pet form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Porphyrios - Greek name derived from the word porphyra, meaning "purple."
Purva - Hindi name meaning "east."
Pontos - Greek name meaning "sea." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea, the father of Nereus, Phorkys, and other sea-gods.
Paise - Short form of English unisex Paisley, meaning "church." 
Pallav - Hindi name meaning "budding leaf."
Pim - Pet form of Dutch Willem, meaning "will-helmet."
Phtha - Greek form of Egyptian Ptah, meaning "opener (of the mouth)."
Peeter - Estonian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Philon - Greek name derived from the word phileo, meaning "to love."
Prokris - Greek name, possibly meaning either "dew" or "to condemn." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Cephalus.
Peta -   Feminine form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
Parthenia - In Greek mythology an unnamed river nymph is said to have been the mother of a Trojan hero who fought against the Greeks. She is known only by the title Naias Parthenia, meaning "Naias Nymphe of the River Parthenios (in Paphlagonia, Anatolia)." Parthenia and Parthenios were both derived from the Greek word parthenos, meaning "virgin."
Pantera - Latin form of Greek Pantheras, meaning "all-hunter," i.e. "panther."
Pridbjørn - Old Danish name composed of the Old Norse elements prýðr "magnificent, stately" and bjørn "bear," hence "magnificent bear." Equated with Slavic Pridbor.
Phobos - Greek name meaning "fear." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Ares. It is also the name of a moon of Mars.
Pridbor - Slavic name composed of the elements prid "first, foremost" and bor "battle," hence "foremost warrior."
Pavle - Serbian form of Greek Pavlos, meaning "small."
Paniwi - Egyptian name meaning "the bringer."
Plácido - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
Portunus - Roman name meaning "of the harbor." In mythology, this is the name of a sea god equated with Greek Palaemon.
Pernille - Danish form of Roman Latin Petronilla, meaning "little rock."
Panoptes - Greek name meaning "all-eyed." In mythology, this is an epithet of the giant Argos.
Pollyanna - English compound name composed of Polly "obstinate, rebellious" and Anna "favor, grace."
Prokopy - Variant spelling of Russian Prokopiy, meaning "advance, progress."
Pan - Greek name derived from the word pa-on, meaning "herdsman." In mythology, this is the name of a god of shepherds and flocks, who had the horns, hindquarters and legs of a goat.
Pwyll - Welsh myth name of the lord of Dyfed and father of Pryderi, meaning "sense."
Paulene - Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
Pharaoh - Anglicized form of Greek Pharao ("his nakedness") and Hebrew Paroh ("great house"). In the bible, this is a title for the king of Egypt.
Praskoviya - Russian form of Greek Paraskeve, meaning "preparation."
Piri - Pet form of Hungarian Piroska, meaning "ancient."
Petronius - Roman name of uncertain derivation but long associated with Latin Petrus (Greek Petros), meaning "rock, stone."
Pete - Short form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
Peninnah - Hebrew name meaning "coral" or "pearl." In the bible, this is the name of a wife of Elkanah. 
Pip - Pet form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Phoenix - Latin form of Greek Phoinix, meaning "crimson." In mythology, this is the name of an immortal bird who would rise from its own ashes after being consumed by fire every 500 years. The name has been adopted into English use as a unisex name.
Pinchas - Variant spelling of Hebrew Piynechac, a form of Egyptian Panhsj ("the Nubian"), but translated from Hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." 
Panhsj - Egyptian name meaning "the Nubian," i.e. "dark-complexioned."
Patariki - Maori form of Greek Patrikios, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Perrin - Pet form of French Pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
Pauletta - Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
Phoinix - Greek name derived from the word phoinix, meaning "crimson." In mythology, this is the name of an immortal bird who would rise from its own ashes after being consumed by fire every 500 years.
Prochoros - Greek name meaning "leader of the dance." In the bible, this is the name of one of the seven deacons chosen by the church at Jerusalem.
Perla - Italian and Spanish form of English Pearl, meaning "pearl."
Papina - Native American Miwok name meaning "vine growing around an oak tree."
Poseidonios - Greek name meaning "of Poseidon."
Pinja - Estonian name derived from the word piinia, meaning "pine tree."
Parviz - Persian name meaning "fortunate."
Primula - English name derived from Latin prima, meaning "first, prime."
Pearlie - Pet form of English Pearl, meaning "pearl."
Phelim - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Féidhlim, possibly meaning "hospitable."
Pascuala - Feminine form of Spanish Pascual, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Paora - Maori form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pollux - Roman form of Latin Polydeuces (Greek Polydeukes), meaning "very sweet." In mythology, Castor ("beaver") and Pollux are the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda and are known as the Dioskouroi ("boys of Zeus") and the Gemini twins.
Petronel - Short form of Italian Petronella, meaning "little rock."
Pitambar - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements pita "yellow" and ambara "garment," hence "yellow garment."
Primož - Slovene form of Latin Primus, meaning "first."
Phelan - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Faolán, meaning "little wolf."
Pelagius - Latin form of Greek Pelagios, meaning "of the sea."
Petru - Corsican and Romanian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Prosper - English name derived from Latin Prosperus, meaning "fortunate, successful."
Paytah - Native American Sioux name meaning "fire."
Pythios - Greek name, possibly derived from the word pythein, meaning "to rot." In mythology, this is the name of a serpent killed by Apollo near Delphi. The name then became one of his epithets.
Pajackok - Native American Algonquin name meaning "thunder."
Posy -   English name derived from the flower name which originally meant "a line of verse engraved on the inner surface of a ring," but later acquired the meaning "bouquet, flower."
Peizhi - Chinese name meaning "admiring iris."
Phyllidis - Latin form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage."
Parvaiz - Variant spelling of Persian Parviz, meaning "fortunate."
Phaidra - Greek name derived from the word phaidros, meaning "bright." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Theseus who fell in love with her stepson Hippolytos.
Pytheos - Variant spelling of Greek Pythios, possibly meaning "to rot." 
Pakwa - Native American Hopi name meaning "frog."
Phailin - Thai name meaning "sapphire."
Pitti -  Possibly a Romani form ofHungarian Peti, meaning "rock; stone."
Pengfei - Chinese name meaning "flight of the roc."
Pozne - Basque name meaning "happiness."
Peigi - Pet form of Scottish Maighread, meaning "pearl."
Philippus - Latin form of Greek Philippos, meaning "lover of horses." In the bible, this is the name of one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, and several other characters.
Polydeuces - Latin form of Greek Polydeukes, meaning "very sweet." In mythology, Castor ("beaver") and Pollux are the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda and are known as the Dioskouroi ("boys of Zeus") and the Gemini twins.
Pamphilus - Latin form of Greek Pamphilos, meaning "friend of all."
Poul - Danish form of Latin Paulos, meaning "small."
Pankratiy - Russian form of Greek Pankratios, meaning "all power."
Papillion - French name derived from the word papillon, meaning "butterfly."
Peony - English name derived from the flower name, peony, which was named after the physician god Pæon because the flower was formerly used in medicine. 
Paulino - Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
Patrizio - Italian form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Pernilla - Swedish form of Roman Latin Petronilla, meaning "little rock."
Padmavati - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements padma "lotus flower" and vati "resembling," hence "resembles a lotus flower."
Paol - Breton form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Ping - Chinese name meaning "stable."
Peers - Variant spelling of English Piers, meaning "rock, stone."
Paulius - Lithuanian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pons - French form of Roman Latin Pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman."
Perrine - Feminine form of French Perrin, meaning "rock, stone."
Pancratius - Latin form of Greek Pankratios, meaning "all power."
Panayiotis - Variant spelling of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
Philomel - Short form of Greek Philomela, meaning "sweet singer; nightingale."
Paki - African Xhosa and Egyptian name meaning "witness."
Pastor - Spanish name derived from Latin Pastor, meaning "shepherd." St. Pastor was a 9-year-old boy who along with his 13-year-old brother, Justus, was martyred at Alcalá de Henares in the early 4th century.
Pythis - Contracted form of Greek Pythias, possibly meaning "to rot." This was the name of a noted Greek architect who constructed the temple of Athena at Priene.
Perry - Pet form of English Peregrine, meaning "wanderer." In some cases, it may be the transferred use of the topographic surname, meaning "lives by a pear tree."
Pilate - Latin form of Greek Pilatos, possibly meaning "armed with a javelin or pilum," or perhaps contracted from pileatus, meaning "wearing the felt cap." Either way, like Torquatus, the name describes the badge of a slave. In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the fifth (or sixth) Procurator of the Roman emperor in Judea and Samaria. Although he saw that Jesus was innocent, he feared that the Jews would bring an accusation against him before Cæsar for the wrongs he had done them, so he delivered him up to be crucified.
Phaidros - Greek name derived from the word phaidros, meaning "bright."
Petranella - English variant spelling of Italian Petronella, meaning "little rock."
Porphyrius - Latin form of Greek Porphyrios, meaning "purple."
Prue - Short form of English Prudence "cautious" and Prunella "little prune."
Paquito - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."
Phirun - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "rain."
Pasqualino - Pet form of Italian Pasquale, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Perce - Short form of English Percival, meaning "pierced valley."
Penny - English pet form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Polina - Short form of Russian Apollinariya, meaning "of Apollo."
Pantaleon - Latin form of Greek Panteleimon, meaning "all-merciful." 
Petrona - Spanish feminine form of Roman Latin Petronius, meaning "rock, stone."
Philis - English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Pallab - Variant spelling of Hindi Pallav, meaning "budding leaf."
Pace - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the French personal name Pascal, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Panagiotis - Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and hagios "holy," hence "all-holy."
Peninna - Anglicized form of Hebrew Peninnah, meaning "coral" or "pearl." 
Paavali - Finnish form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Princess - English name derived from the title, itself from Old French princesse, a feminine form of Prince, meaning "chief, first."
Phebe - English variant spelling of Greek Phoebe, meaning "shining one."
Premislas - Anglicized form of Latin Premislaus, meaning "cunning."
Phaedra - Latin form of Greek Phaidra, meaning "bright." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Theseus who fell in love with her stepson Hippolytos.
Psykhe - Greek name derived from the word psykhe ("soul, mind, spirit, breath, life"), meaning "animating spirit." In mythology, this is the name of a mortal princess who was loved by Eros.
Perparim - Albanian name derived from the word përparim, meaning "progress."
Pearce - Variant spelling of English Piers, meaning "rock, stone."
Paion - Greek name meaning "healer." In mythology, this is the name of a physician god.
Parwiz - Variant spelling of Persian Parviz, meaning "fortunate."
Panagiotakis - Pet form of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
Plato - Latin form of Greek Platon, meaning "broad, flat; plateau." This is the name of a famous philosopher, and the name of a crater on the moon which was named after him.
Philyra - Latin form of Greek Philyre, meaning "linden tree; lime tree." In mythology, this is the name of an Ocean nymph of Mount Pelion who mothered the centaur Chiron by Cronus.
Pio - Italian and Portuguese form of Latin Pius, meaning "pious."
Pericles - Latin form of Greek Perikles, meaning "surrounded by glory."
Pahana - Native American Hopi name meaning "lost white brother."
Penelopeia - Greek name composed of the elements pene "needle" and lopas "spool," which may denote someone whose motives are hard to decipher, hence "weaver of cunning." In mythology, this is the name of the patient wife of Odysseus who waited ten years for his return during which she refused several proposals of marriage by princes.
Pompilius - Probably a derivative of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Pietrina - Feminine form of Italian Pietro, meaning "rock, stone."
Piroska - Hungarian form of Roman Latin Prisca, meaning "ancient."
Phokas - Greek name meaning "seal," the mammal.
Peio - Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Pastora - Feminine form of Spanish Pastor, meaning "shepherd."
Pia - Feminine form of Latin Pius, meaning "pious."
Patty - English pet form of Latin Patricia, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Perdita - English name created by Shakespeare, derived from the Latin word perditus, meaning "lost."
Philyre - Greek name meaning "linden tree; lime tree." In mythology, this is the name of an Ocean nymph of Mount Pelion who mothered the centaur Chiron by Cronus.
Phallas - Greek name meaning "stallion." This was the name of a horse belonging to Heraclios.
Pamella - Variant spelling of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
Pier - Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Prochorus - Latin form of Greek Prochoros, meaning "leader of the dance." In the bible, this is the name of one of the seven deacons chosen by the church at Jerusalem.
Pluto - Latin form of Greek Plouton, meaning "wealth." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the underworld. The planet Pluto was named after him.
Philotheos - Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and theos "god," hence "friend of God" or "loves God."
Piety - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "piety."
Pollie - Variant spelling of English Polly, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Pitivo -  Possibly a pet form of Romani Pitti, meaning "rock; stone."
Philotheus - Latin form of Greek Philotheos, meaning "friend of God" or "loves God."
Perceval - Variant spelling of French Percevel, meaning "pierced valley."
Ptolema - Feminine form of Greek Ptolemy, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
Plutarchus - Latin form of Greek Ploutarchos, meaning "source of wealth."
Peppi - Pet form of Spanish Perpetua, meaning "everlasting."
Pallu - Anglicized form of Hebrew Palluw, meaning "distinguished." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Reuben.
Philomelos - Greek name meaning "friend of ease." In mythology, this is the name of a minor demi-god. 
Peronelle - Variant spelling of English Peronel, meaning "little rock."
Pavao - Croatian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pliny - From the Roman family name Plinius, of unknown meaning.
Pranvera - Albanian name meaning "spring."
Philetus - Latin form of Greek Philetos, meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of a heretic.
Piedad - Spanish name meaning "mercy."
Phineas - Variant spelling of English Phinehas, meaning "mouth of brass." 
Pakuna - Native American Miwok name meaning "deer jumping downhill."
Paddy - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Paidí, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pàislig - Scottish Gaelic name, possibly derived from Late Latin basilica, meaning "church."
Pascal - French name derived from Latin Paschalis, meaning "Passover; Easter." This name was popular with early Christians, mainly given to sons born at Easter time.
Pino -   Italian and Spanish name derived from the word pino, meaning "pine tree." 
Pryderi - Welsh myth name the son of Pwyll and Rhiannon, meaning "care, worry."
Pilar - Spanish name derived from a title of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar "Mary of the Pillar," hence "pillar."
Pirkko - Pet form of Finnish Pirkitta, meaning "exalted one."
Pista - Pet form of Hungarian István, meaning "crowned."
Page - English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from a status name for a young boy who was apprenticed to a knight, hence "page; young servant."
Peadar - Gaelic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pheobe - Modern English variant spelling of Latin Phoebe, meaning "shining one."
Paulinus - Roman family name derived from Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Phoibe - Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan goddess of bright intellect.
Phawta - Thai name meaning "pleasing to the eye."
Parthenopê - Greek name composed of the elements parthenos "virgin" and ops "voice," hence "virgin voice." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Sirens.
Paulien - Dutch form of Latin Paulina, meaning "small."
Paul - English and French form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small." In the bible, this is the name of the author of the 14 epistles of the New Testament.
Plinio - Italian form of Roman Plinius, of unknown meaning. In use by the Portuguese and Spanish.
Parvana - Persian name meaning "butterfly."
Pilipo - Hawaiian form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Pêrô - Greek name meaning "disabled, lame." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Neleus and Chloris.
Phrona - English short form of Greek Sophronia, meaning "self-controlled."
Pellervo - Finnish unisex name meaning "field." It is another name for the harvest god Sampsa.
Parzival - German form of French Percevel, meaning "pierced valley."
Páll - Icelandic form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Prabhu - Hindi name meaning "creator; powerful."
Pallas - Greek unisex name derived from the word pallô, meaning "to brandish a weapon." In mythology, this is the name of many characters in Greek mythology: a son of Evander; a giant son of Uranus and Gaia; a Titan son of Crius and Eurybia; the father of the 50 Pallantids; a daughter of Triton; and it is an epithet of Athena. 
Paris - Modern English unisex name derived from the French capital city, Paris, from the name of a Gaulish tribe called the Parisii, who once lived on the site. Compare with strictly masculine Paris.
Punita - Hindi name meaning "holy, pure."
Punka -  Probably a Romani form ofBulgarian Penko, meaning "rock; stone."
Palasan - Armenian name meaning "balsam."
Pippin - English variant of French Pépin, meaning "seed of a fruit."
Pontios - Greek form of Latin Pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman." In the bible, this was the first name of the Prefect of the Roman province of Judea, Pontius Pilate.
Phanês - Orphic myth name of the first God to appear at the beginning of creation, derived from the Greek word phaino, meaning "bring to light; make appear." According to Orphic tradition, he passed the scepter of kingship to his only child, Nyx, who passed it on to Ouranos from whom it was seized by Kronos and finally by Zeus who devoured Phanes in order to obtain his primal powers. He has been described as a golden-winged hermaphrodite. 
Philomenos - Supposedly another spelling for Greek Philomelos, meaning "friend of ease."
Palluw - Hebrew name meaning "distinguished." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Reuben.
Philandrus - Latin form of Greek Philandros, meaning "with love for people." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Apollo and the nymph Acacallis.
Pekahiah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Peqachyah, meaning "Jehovah sees" or "whose eyes Jehovah opened." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Samaria, the son of king Menahem.
Purdie - Pet form of English Perdita, meaning "lost."
Pancras - Medieval English name derived from Latin Pancratius, meaning "all power."
Paco - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."
Price - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Middle English element pris, meaning "price" or "prize." 
Perttu - Finnish form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Phaeton - Greek name meaning "the shining one." In mythology, this is the name of one of the steeds of Aurora. The other is Abrax.
Pranciškus - Lithuanian form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
Petronilla - Diminutive form of Roman Latin Petronia, meaning "little rock."
Pirkitta - Finnish form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Priamos - Greek name, possibly derived from the Luwian compound priimuua, meaning "exceptionally courageous." Luwian is closely related to Hittite. In mythology, this is the name of a king of Troy.
Palaimon - Greek name meaning "wrestler." In mythology, this is the name of a young sea god who aided sailors in distress.
Pepito - Spanish diminutive form of Portuguese/Spanish José, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Pensri - Thai name meaning "beauty and goodness of the moon."
Petunia - English name derived from the flower name, from French petun, an obsolete word for the tobacco plant.
Porter - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "doorkeeper."
Pekko - Finnish myth name of a god of barley and brewing, usually called Pellon Pekko ("Pekko of the field"). According to one source the name was derived from Old Norse *beggw-, from Proto-Germanic *beww-, which also yielded Old Icelandic bygg and Old English beow--"barley."
Prek - Albanian name meaning "touch."
Philomela - Greek name composed of the elements philos "dear, sweet" and melos "song," usually rendered "sweet singer; nightingale." In mythology, this is the name of a princess who was raped and had her tongue cut out.
Philokrates - Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and kratos "power," hence "friend of power" or "to love power."
Posidonius - Latin form of Greek Posidonios, meaning "of Poseidon." A crater on the moon was given this name.
Peder - Danish and Norwegian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pacey - Pet form of English Pace, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Piritta - Finnish form of Latin Brigitta, meaning "exalted one."
Petras - Lithuanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Posie - Variant spelling of English Posy, meaning both "bouquet, flower" and "(God) shall add (another son)."
Phuc - South Vietnamese name meaning "blessings, luck."
Priam - Short form of Greek Priamos, possibly meaning "exceptionally courageous." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Troy.
Patryk - Polish form of Greek Patrikios, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Plêionê - Greek name meaning "more, plenty." In mythology, this is the name of the Okeanid nymph wife of Atlas.
Pivane - Native American Hopi name meaning "weasel."
Paroh - Hebrew name of Egyptian origin, meaning "great house." In the bible, this is a title for the king of Egypt.
Paylag - Armenian name meaning "lightning."
Prokhor - Russian form of Greek Prochoros, meaning "leader of the dance."
Patli -  Nahuatlunisex name meaning"medicine."
Prabodh - Hindi name meaning "good advice."
Photios - Greek name derived from the element phos, meaning "light."
Philomelus - Latin form of Greek Philomelos, meaning "friend of ease." In mythology, this is the name of a minor demi-god. 
Placida - Feminine form of Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
Piers - Middle English form of French Pierres, meaning "rock, stone."
Petter - Norwegian and Swedish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Pomona - Roman name derived from Latin pomus, meaning "fruit tree." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of fruit trees.
Pamila - Variant spelling of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
Parthalán - Irish Gaelic legend name, thought by some to have been derived from Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." As the legend goes, this name belonged to an early invader of Ireland who was the first to arrive on those shores after the biblical flood.
Peninah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Peninnah, meaning "coral" or "pearl." 
Phestos - Greek form of Latin Festus, meaning "festival." In the bible, this is the name of the successor of Felix, the procurator of Judea who refused to bow to the pressure of the Jews who wanted him to condemn St. Paul to death for preaching. 
Peredur - Old Celtic Arthurian legend name of unknown meaning. It is the name on which the drastically altered French Percevel may have been based. 
Piera - Feminine form of Italian Piero, meaning "rock, stone."
Plinius - Roman family name of unknown meaning. 
Panya - Egyptian name meaning "mouse."
Ptaysanwee - Native American Sioux name meaning "white buffalo."
Patrikios - Greek form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Patya - Pet form of Russian Ipati, meaning "most high, supreme." 
Pilib - Irish Gaelic form of Greek Philippos, meaning "lover of horses."
Pedr - Welsh form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pietari - Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Polonija - Short form of Slovene Apolonija, meaning "of Apollo."
Pavils - Latvian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pavla - Czech feminine form of Czech/Russian Pavel, meaning "small."
Paulus - Roman Latin family name derived from a byname meaning "small." In the bible, this is the name of the author of the 14 epistles of the New Testament.
Petr - Czech form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Peggie - Variant spelling of English Peggy, meaning "pearl."
Paca - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisca, meaning "French."
Panfilo - Italian form of Latin Pamphilus, meaning "friend of all."
Prince - English name derived from the title, prince, from Latin princeps, meaning "chief, first." 
Patroklos - Greek name composed of the elements patros "of the father" and kleos "glory," hence "glory of the father." In mythology, this is the name of the best friend of Achilles. Both were heroes who fought against the Trojans.
Paquita - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisca, meaning "French."
Pizkunde - Basque name meaning "resurrection."
Päivä - Finnish name meaning "day."
Philandros - Greek name derived from the word philandros, meaning "with love for people." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Apollo and the nymph Acacallis.
Pantaleone - Italian form of Latin Pantaleon, meaning "all-merciful."
Prunella - English name composed of Latin pruna "plum" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little prune."
Peni - Hawaiian form of English Ben (Benedict), meaning "blessed."
Pavlina - Pet form of Czech Pavla, meaning "small."
Pamuya - Native American Hopi name meaning "water moon."
Pipaluk - Greenlandic name meaning "nurse."
Philippa - Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Praxiteles - Greek name composed of the elements praxis "action, exercise, practice," and telos "aim, goal."
Proserpine - Variant spelling of Roman Proserpina, meaning "to emerge."
Procopius - Latin form of Greek Prokopios, meaning "advance, progress."
Pachua - Native American Hopi name meaning "feathered water snake."
Pleasance - English form of Old French Plaisance, meaning "pleasant."
Plamen - Bulgarian name derived from Slavic plam, meaning "fire, flame." In use by the Romani.
Pythias - Greek name, possibly related to the word pythein, meaning "to rot." In Greek legend, this is the name of a friend of Damon.
Pankratios - Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and kratos "power," hence "all power."
Pompey - English form of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Pipra - Esperanto name meaning "peppery."
Porsche - German form of Roman Latin Porcius, meaning "pig." A moon of Uranus was given this name.
Pen-chan - Thai name meaning "full moon."
Peti - Pet form of Hungarian Péter, meaning "rock, stone."
Phyllis - Feminine form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage." In mythology, this is the name of a girl who killed herself over love and was transformed into an almond tree, meaning "foliage."
Priscus - Roman family name, meaning "ancient."
Patrizia - Feminine form of Italian Patrizio, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Philippine - Feminine form of French Philippe, meaning "lover of horses."
Philetos - Greek name meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of a heretic.
Parounag - Armenian name meaning "grateful."
Palmira - Feminine form of Italian Palmiro, meaning "pilgrim." This name is sometimes given to babies born onPalm Sunday.
Payam - Persian name meaning "message."
Portumnus - Variant form of Roman Portunus, meaning "of the harbor." In mythology, this is the name of a sea god equated with Greek Palaemon.
Pierce - Variant spelling of English Piers, meaning "rock, stone."
Pierre - French form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Ptolemy - Short form of Greek Ptolemaios, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
Paola - Feminine form of Italian Paolo, meaning "small."
Pru - Short form of English Prudence "cautious" and Prunella "little prune."
Paschal - Variant spelling of French Pascal, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Parzifal - German form of French Percevel, meaning "pierced valley."
Ptah - Egyptian name meaning "opener (of the mouth)." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the primordial mound known as the Ta-tenen ("risen land"). He was the god who spoke the universe into being.
Prosperus - Latin name meaning "fortunate, successful."
Piran - Proto-Celtic form of Irish Ciarán, meaning "little black one." In use by the Cornish.
Phoebe - Latin form of Greek Phoibe, meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan goddess of bright intellect.
Pelle - Swedish pet form of Scandinavian Per, meaning "rock, stone."
Pyrois - Greek name meaning "fiery." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the Sun.
Polycarp - Short form of Latin Polycarpus, meaning "fruitful."
Puengi - Chamoru name meaning "night."
Pearl - English gem name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin perla, meaning "pearl." The pearl is the birthstone for the month of June.
Pompeia - Feminine form of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Pesha - Romani form of Russian Pasha, meaning "small."
Phueng - Thai name meaning "bee."
Peqachyah - Hebrew name meaning "Jehovah sees" or "whose eyes Jehovah opened." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Samaria, the son of king Menahem.
Platon - Greek name derived from the word platys, meaning "broad, flat; plateau."
Powwaw - Native American Algonquin name meaning "priest."
Pertag - Armenian name meaning "small castle."
Pules - Native American Algonquin name meaning "pigeon."
Polyhymnia - Latin form of Greek Polymnia, meaning "very musical" or "many hymns."
Phrixos - Greek name derived from the word phrix, meaning "the ripple of water in wind; the shivering of skin from fear." In mythology, this is the name of the twin brother of Helle. The twins were children of Athamus and Nephele.
Perpetua - Spanish name, derived from Latin perpetuus, meaning "everlasting."
Prudencia - Feminine form of Spanish Prudencio, meaning "cautious."
Przemko - Pet form of Polish Przemysław, meaning "bright thinker."
Pankratii - Variant spelling of Russian Pankratiy, meaning "all power." 
Padrig - Breton and Welsh form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Pépin - Old French name, possibly derived from the word pepin/pipin, meaning "seed of a fruit."
Peregrine - English name derived from Latin Peregrinus, meaning "wanderer."
Pierina - Pet form of Italian Piera, meaning "rock, stone."
Patrik - Czech and Hungarian form of Greek Patrikios, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Promêtheus - Greek name derived from the word promethes, meaning "foresight." In mythology, this is the name of the Titan who was punished by Zeus for stealing fire to give to mankind.
Phillida - Variant spelling of Greek Phyllida, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
Pneuma - English name derived from Greek pneuma, meaning "breath," or, metaphorically, a non-material being or influence, i.e. "spirit."
Pannoowau - Native American Algonquin name meaning "he lies."
Pauli - Feminine form of Basque Paulin, meaning "small."
Pauleen - Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
Phocas - Latin form of Greek Phokas, meaning "seal," the mammal.
Prokopiy - Russian form of Greek Prokopios, meaning "advance, progress."
Pankraz - German form of Latin Pancratius, meaning "all power."
Pól - Irish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Paisley - Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Pàislig, possibly meaning "church."
Plouton - Greek name derived from the word ploutos, meaning "wealth." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the underworld. 
Paulos - Greek form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small." In the bible, this is the name of the author of the 14 epistles of the New Testament.
Petro - Ukrainian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Prospero - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Prosperus, meaning "fortunate, successful." Shakespeare used this name in his play "The Tempest."
Pehr - Swedish pet form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pythius - Latin form of Greek Pythios, possibly meaning "to rot." In mythology, this is the name of a serpent killed by Apollo near Delphi. The name then became one of his epithets.
Pál - Hungarian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pompiliu - Romanian form of Roman Latin Pompilius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Patsy - English unisex name meaning "patrician; of noble birth." It is a pet form of both English Patrick and Latin Patricia. 
Pauwel - Dutch form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Prokopios - Greek name derived from the word prokope, meaning "advance, progress."
Phlegon - Greek myth name of one of the horses of the noon-day sun, meaning "the burning one" or "the blazing one."
Posala - Native American Miwok name meaning "farewell to spring flowers."
Pàrlan - Scottish Gaelic form of Irish Gaelic Parthalán, possibly meaning "son of Talmai."
Polycarpus - Latin form of Greek Polykarpos, meaning "fruitful."
Polyxene - Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and xenoi "hospitable (esp. to foreigners)," hence "very foreign" or "very hospitable (esp. to foreigners)." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Priam and Hecuba.
Perlie - Variant spelling of English Pearlie, meaning "pearl."
Pankrati - Variant spelling of Russian Pankratiy, meaning "all power." 
Pharao - Greek form of Hebrew Paroh ("great house"), meaning "his nakedness." In the bible, this is a title for the king of Egypt.
Polydeukes - Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and deukes "sweet," hence "very sweet." In mythology, Castor ("beaver") and Pollux are the twin sons of Leda and are known as the Gemini twins.
Pádraigín - Feminine form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Petteri - Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Pietronella - Italian form of Latin Petronilla, meaning "little rock."
Pauliina - Finnish form of Latin Paulina, meaning "small."
Panahasi - Egyptian name meaning "the barbarian."
Phyllida - Feminine form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
Paramonos - Contracted form of Greek Paramonimos, meaning either "constant, enduring" or "beyond Monimos." 
Pellegrino - Italian form of Latin Peregrinus, meaning "wanderer."
Phrixus - Latin form of Greek Phrixos, meaning "the ripple of water in wind; the shivering of skin from fear." In mythology, this is the name of the twin brother of Helle. The twins were children of Athamus and Nephele.
Pahath-moab - Anglicized form of Hebrew Pachath-mowab, meaning "governor of Moab" and "pit of Moab." In the bible, this is the name of an ancestor of a family of Babylonian exiles, and the name of the father of Hashub. 
Pylyp - Ukrainian form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Peterkin - Pet form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
Peru - Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Pearle - Variant spelling of English Pearl, meaning "pearl."
Paschalis - Late Latin name derived from the word Pascha, from Hebrew Pesach ("Passover"), hence "Passover; Easter."
Paramonimos - Ancient Greek name possibly derived from the word paramone, meaning "constant, enduring," or composed of para "beside, beyond" and the name Monimos "to be favorable, pleasing." In ancient Greece there was a slave contract known as the paramone; though of limited duration, it was the most restrictive type of slavery, giving the master absolute rights.
Pololena - Hawaiian form of English/French Florence, meaning "blossoming."
Primitivus - Roman name meaning "first-formed."
Páidín - Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic P�draig, meaning "little patrician" or "little noble."
Parth - Short form of Irish Gaelic Parthalán, possibly meaning "son of Talmai."
Panagiota - Feminine form of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
Paracelsus - Latin name meaning "equal to or greater than Celsus."
Pála - Feminine form of Icelandic Páll, meaning "small."
Porfirio - Italian and Spanish form of Greek Porphyrios, meaning "purple."
Paulette - Pet form of French Paule, meaning "small."
Paolino - Italian form of Roman Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
Publius - Roman name meaning "public."
Porphyry - Short form of Latin Porphyrius, meaning "purple."
Pasco - Cornish form of French Pascal, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Porcius - Roman family name, meaning "pig."
Prudentia - Feminine form of Latin Prudentius, meaning "cautious."
Paolina - Feminine form of Italian Paolino, meaning "small."
Pouregh - Armenian name meaning "crystal."
Pau - Catalan form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Phassakorn - Thai name meaning "sun."
Peregrinus - Latin name meaning "wanderer."
Pétur - Icelandic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Pourasdan - Armenian name meaning "flower garden."
Palaemon - Latin form of Greek Palaimon, meaning "wrestler." In mythology, this is the name of a young sea god who aided sailors in distress.
Phoebus - Latin form of Greek Phoibos, meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is a byname for the sun and for the god Apollo.
Philippos - Greek name composed of the elements phil "love" and hippos "horse," hence "lover of horses." In the bible, this is the name of one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, and several other characters.
Penko - Bulgarian pet form of Bulgarian/Croatian Petar, meaning "rock, stone."
Päivi - Variant spelling of Finnish Päivä, meaning "day."
Prudencio - Spanish form of Latin Prudentius, meaning "cautious."
Philomenes - Perhaps a form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease." 
Pocahontas - Native American Algonquin name meaning "she is playful."
Paderau - Welsh unisex name meaning "beads; rosary."
Patrycja - Feminine form of Polish Patryk, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pietro - Italian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Piotr - Polish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Peronel - Medieval English contracted form of Roman Latin Petronel, meaning "little rock."
Phaedrus - Latin form of Greek Phaidros, meaning "bright."
Petre - Romanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Piaras - Irish Gaelic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Phillipa - Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Piia - Finnish form of Latin Pia, meaning "pious."
Pentti - Finnish form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Pepca - Pet form of Slovene Jožefa, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Premyslas - Anglicized form of Latin Premislaus, meaning "cunning."
Puroeis - Greek name meaning "fiery hot." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the noon-day sun.
Pasqualina - Feminine form of Italian Pasqualino, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Parris - Variant spelling of English unisex Paris, a modern name derived from the French capital city, Paris, from the name of a Gaulish tribe called the Parisii, who once lived on the site. 
Photius - Latin form of Greek Photios, meaning "light."
Pyrrhos - Greek name meaning "flame-like." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Achilles. He is also known as Neoptolemus. 
Posidonios - Variant spelling of Greek Poseidonios, meaning "of Poseidon."
Pich - Cambodian Khmer unisex name meaning "diamond."
Polyxena - Latin form of Greek Polyxene, meaning "very foreign" or "very hospitable (esp. to foreigners)." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Priam and Hecuba.
Plutarch - From Latin Plutarchus, meaning "source of wealth."
Perun - Slavic myth name of a god of lightning, meaning "thunder."
Phanumas - Thai name meaning "sun."
Per - Scandinavian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Przemek - Pet form of Polish Przemysław, meaning "bright thinker." 
Petula - Possibly an English Christian coinage derived from Latin petulare, meaning "to ask," hence "supplicant."
Phortounatos - Greek form of Latin Fortunatus, meaning "fortunate; happy; well freighted." In the bible, this is the name of a man who, along with Achaicus and Stephanas, carried a letter from the Corinthians to Paul and back again.
Pele - Hawaiian myth name of the goddess of dance, fire, lightning, violence, and volcanoes, meaning "lava." She is said to sometimes appear to people, resembling either a beautiful young woman or a frail old woman. Signs of her presence are fine golden strands of volcanic glass said to be her hair, or droplets of lava said to be her tears.
Pembe - Turkish name meaning "pink."
Pavol - Slovak form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pasi - Pet form of Finnish Paavo, meaning "small." 
Pascoal - Portuguese form of Latin Paschalis, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Pamelia - Elaborated form of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
Palmiro - Italian name derived from Latin palma, meaning "palm tree." This name is sometimes given to babies born onPalm Sunday.
Penllyn - Welsh name meaning "from the headland of thelake."
Pantxike - Feminine form of Basque Pantzeska, meaning "French."
Prudenzio - Italian form of Latin Prudentius, meaning "cautious."
Preben - Contracted form of Danish Predbjørn, meaning "magnificent bear."
Pelageya - Russian form of Greek Pelagia, meaning "of the sea."
Pekka - Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Prôteus - Greek name derived from the word protos, meaning "of the first." In mythology, this is the sea god Homer called the "Old Man of the Sea." Some equate him with the Phoenician sea-god Milk-qart.
Pompeo - Italian form of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Paaie - Manx form of Scottish Peigi, meaning "pearl."
Penney - Variant spelling of English Penny, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Poncio - Spanish form of Roman Latin Pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman."
Pantheras - Ancient Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and therao "to hunt," hence "all-hunter," i.e. "panther."
Pirjo - Pet form of Finnish Piritta, meaning "exalted one."
Piruz - Persian name meaning "victorious."
Philomenus - Latin form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease."
Patricius - Latin name meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Panteleimon - Greek name composed of the elements panta "all" and eleos "mercy," hence "all-merciful."
Phemie - Short form of English Euphemie, meaning "Well I speak."
Phairoh - Thai name meaning "sweet and pleasant sounding."
Pergrouhi - Armenian name meaning "cheerful."
Pompeius - Roman name possibly derived from the Latin word pompa, from Greek pompe, meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Poloma - Native American Choctaw name meaning "bow."
Prasanna - Hindi name meaning "pleased."
Pæga - Anglo-Saxon name of uncertain origin, possibly related to Latin Paganus, a derivative of pagus, "outlying village," from which we got the word "Pagan," originally used to denote "a rustic," someone who lived in the country, and only later came to mean a heathen.
Phoinix - Greek name derived from the word phoinix, meaning "crimson." In mythology, this is the name of an immortal bird who would rise from its own ashes after being consumed by fire every 500 years.
Pæon -  Latin form of Greek Paion, meaning "healer." In mythology, this is the name of a physician god.
Page - English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from a status name for a young boy who was apprenticed to a knight, hence "page; young servant."
Paise - Short form of English unisex Paisley, meaning "church." 
Paisley - Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Pàislig, possibly derived from Late Latin basilica, meaning "church."
Pàl - Scottish form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pål - Swedish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Penelope - Latin form of Greek Penelopeia, meaning "weaver of cunning." In mythology, this is the name of the patient wife of Odysseus who waited ten years for his return during which she refused several proposals of marriage by princes.
Pich - Cambodian Khmer unisex name meaning "diamond."
Pallas - Greek unisex name derived from the word pallô, meaning "to brandish a weapon." In mythology, this is the name of many characters in Greek mythology: a son of Evander; a giant son of Uranus and Gaia; a Titan son of Crius and Eurybia; the father of the 50 Pallantids; a daughter of Triton; and it is an epithet of Athena. 
Pero - Latin form of Greek Pêrô, meaning "disabled, lame." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Neleus and Chloris. Compare with masculine Pero.
Piper - English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from Middle English pipere, meaning "pipe-player."
Placido - Italian form of Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
Paris (greek - Πάρις):  Greek name probably derived from the word pari, meaning "wager." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Priam who kidnapped Helen and later fatally wounded Achilles. Because it had been prophesied that he would cause the collapse of Troy, his father gave him to a shepherd to be destroyed. The shepherd could not bring himself to kill the baby so he left him in the desert. Five days later he found the infant still alive and decided to "take a chance," and raise the child himself. He named the baby Paris.
Parris -  Variant spelling of English unisex Paris, derived from the name of the French capital city, Paris, from the name of a Gaulish tribe called the Parisii, who once lived on the site. 
Pòl - Scottish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pat - English unisex short form of English Patrick and Latin Patricia, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pía - Feminine form of Spanish Pío, meaning "pious."
Patli -  Nahuatlunisex name meaning"medicine."
Poseidon - Latin form of Greek Poseidôn, meaning "lord, husband." In mythology, this is the name of a god of horses and the sea, known as the "earth-shaker." He is equated with Roman Neptune. 
Pili (hebrew - פִּלְאִי):  Egyptian name meaning "born second."
Patsy - English unisex name meaning "patrician; of noble birth." It is a pet form of both English Patrick and Latin Patricia. 
Pauli - Finnish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pleione - Latin form of Greek Plêionê, meaning "more, plenty." In mythology, this is the name of the Okeanid nymph wife of Atlas.
Paweł - Polish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Přemysl - Czech form of Polish Przemysł, meaning "cunning." 
Pellervo - Finnish unisex name meaning "field." It is another name for the harvest god Sampsa.
Prometheus - Latin form of Greek Promêtheus, meaning "forethought." In mythology, this is the name of the Titan who was punished by Zeus for stealing fire to give to mankind.
Proteus - Latin form of Greek Prôteus, meaning "of the first." In mythology, this is the sea god Homer called the "Old Man of the Sea." Some equate him with the Phoenician sea-god Milk-qart.
Przemysł - Polish byname transferred to forename use, derived from an Old Polish noun meaning "trick, stratagem," hence "cunning." 
Przemysław - Polish name meaning "bright thinker." Related to Przemysł.
Pero - Croatian pet form of Bulgarian/Croatian Petar, meaning "rock, stone." Compare with feminine Pero.
P�ter - Hungarian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Phanes - Latin form of Greek Phanês, meaning "bring to light; make appear." In mythology, this is the name of the first God to appear at the beginning of creation. According to tradition, he passed the scepter of kingship to his only child, Nyx, who passed it on to Ouranos from whom it was seized by Kronos and finally by Zeus who devoured Phanes in order to obtain his primal powers. He has been described as a golden-winged hermaphrodite. 
Parthenope - Latin form of Greek Parthenopê, meaning "virgin voice." In mythology, this is the name of one of the Sirens.
Paderau - Welsh unisex name meaning "beads; rosary."
Padma - Hindi unisex name meaning "lotus flower."
Pàdraig - Scottish Gaelic form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Phoenix - Latin form of Greek Phoinix, meaning "crimson." In mythology, this is the name of an immortal bird who would rise from its own ashes after being consumed by fire every 500 years. The name has been adopted into English use as a unisex name.

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