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Names starting with P

Portunus - Roman name meaning "of the harbor." In mythology, this is the name of a sea god equated with Greek Palaemon.
Pertag - Armenian name meaning "small castle."
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.
Papan - Nahuatl name meaning "flag."
Pól - Irish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Petru - Corsican and Romanian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Prema - Feminine form of Hindi Prem, meaning "love."
Posidonius - Latin form of Greek Posidonios, meaning "of Poseidon." A crater on the moon was given this name.
Philogea - Greek name meaning "lover of the Earth." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the Sun.
Petunia - English name derived from the flower name, from French petun, an obsolete word for the tobacco plant.
Piia - Finnish form of Latin Pia, meaning "pious."
Pim - Pet form of Dutch Willem, meaning "will-helmet."
Prosper - English name derived from Latin Prosperus, meaning "fortunate, successful."
Perparim - Albanian name derived from the word përparim, meaning "progress."
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.
Premislas - Anglicized form of Latin Premislaus, meaning "cunning."
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.
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. 
Pythias - Greek name, possibly related to the word pythein, meaning "to rot." In Greek legend, this is the name of a friend of Damon.
Phoibos - Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is a byname for the sun and for the god Apollo.
Piran - Proto-Celtic form of Irish Ciarán, meaning "little black one." In use by the Cornish.
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. 
Panagiota - Feminine form of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
Paulette - Pet form of French Paule, meaning "small."
Prem - Hindi name meaning "love."
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."
Panagiotakis - Pet form of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
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."
Papa - Maori myth name of the mother of the gods, meaning "earth."
Pratibha - Hindi name meaning "talented."
Padrig - Breton and Welsh form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Petronilla - Diminutive form of Roman Latin Petronia, meaning "little rock."
Penllyn - Welsh name meaning "from the headland of thelake."
Pipaluk - Greenlandic name meaning "nurse."
Peni - Hawaiian form of English Ben (Benedict), meaning "blessed."
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.
Pere - Catalan form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Piripi - Maori form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Pau - Catalan form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pino -   Italian and Spanish name derived from the word pino, meaning "pine tree." 
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.
Pirkitta - Finnish form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Proinnteach - Irish name composed of the Gaelic elements proinn "banquet" and teach "hall, house," denoting a "generous person." 
Photine - Greek name derived from the word phos, meaning "light."
Pris - English short form of Roman Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
Polycarpus - Latin form of Greek Polykarpos, meaning "fruitful."
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. 
Peterkin - Pet form of English Peter, 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.
Pallav - Hindi name meaning "budding leaf."
Pearce - Variant spelling of English Piers, meaning "rock, stone."
Posey - Variant spelling of English Posy, meaning both "bouquet, flower" and "(God) shall add (another son)."
Perla - Italian and Spanish form of English Pearl, meaning "pearl."
Ptolemaeus - Latin form of Greek Ptolemaios, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
Pytheos - Variant spelling of Greek Pythios, possibly meaning "to rot." 
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.
Palu - Variant spelling of English Pallu, meaning "distinguished."
Prabhat - Hindi name meaning "dawn."
Pru - Short form of English Prudence "cautious" and Prunella "little prune."
Phong - Vietnamese name meaning "wind."
Prabhakar - Hindi name meaning "light-maker; sun." 
Pelagia - Feminine form of Greek Pelagios, meaning "of the sea."
Primrose - English name derived from the flower name, from Latin prima rosa, meaning "first rose." 
Paquita - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisca, meaning "French."
Paquito - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."
Punita - Hindi name meaning "holy, pure."
Patricia - Feminine form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pasha - Russian pet form of Czech/Russian Pavel, meaning "small."
Pesha - Romani form of Russian Pasha, meaning "small."
Pizkunde - Basque name meaning "resurrection."
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.
Prakash - Hindi name meaning "light."
Porter - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "doorkeeper."
Pansy - English name derived from the flower name, from the Old French word pensee, meaning "thought."
Peredur - Old Celtic Arthurian legend name of unknown meaning. It is the name on which the drastically altered French Percevel may have been based. 
Patrycja - Feminine form of Polish Patryk, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pius - Roman Latin name meaning "pious."
Phanumas - Thai name meaning "sun."
Peng - Chinese name meaning 1) "drum beats" and 2) "roc (the bird of legend)."
Pilib - Irish Gaelic form of Greek Philippos, meaning "lover of horses."
Priya - Hindi name meaning "beloved."
Peio - Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Parvana - Persian name meaning "butterfly."
Phillipa - Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Prek - Albanian name meaning "touch."
Porsche - German form of Roman Latin Porcius, meaning "pig." A moon of Uranus was given this name.
Peers - Variant spelling of English Piers, meaning "rock, stone."
Paramonus - Latin form of Greek Paramonos, meaning either "constant, enduring" or "beyond Monimos." 
Pyrois - Greek name meaning "fiery." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the Sun.
Paavali - Finnish form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Polly -  Alternate form of English Molly, "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." The reason for the change from "M" to "P" is not known.
Pippin - English variant of French Pépin, meaning "seed of a fruit."
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.
Paddy - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Paidí, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Plouton - Greek name derived from the word ploutos, meaning "wealth." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the underworld. 
Pedr - Welsh form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Penina - Anglicized form of Hebrew Peninnah, meaning "coral" or "pearl." 
Phaedrus - Latin form of Greek Phaidros, meaning "bright."
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.
Phallas - Greek name meaning "stallion." This was the name of a horse belonging to Heraclios.
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. 
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.
Paulina - Feminine form of Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
Pace - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the French personal name Pascal, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Pete - Short form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
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.
Perceval - Variant spelling of French Percevel, meaning "pierced valley."
Premyslas - Anglicized form of Latin Premislaus, meaning "cunning."
Purushottam - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements purusa "man" and uttama "highest," hence "highest man."
Pratima - Hindi name meaning "idol, statue." 
Pippa - Pet form of English Philippa, meaning "lover of horses." It is the feminine equivalent of masculine Pip.
Pauline - French form of Latin Paulina, meaning "small."
Pàislig - Scottish Gaelic name, possibly derived from Late Latin basilica, meaning "church."
Pavlo - Ukrainian form of Greek Pavlos, meaning "small."
Philippa - Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Pio - Italian and Portuguese form of Latin Pius, meaning "pious."
Pancrazio - Italian form of Latin Pancratius, meaning "all power."
Perdita - English name created by Shakespeare, derived from the Latin word perditus, meaning "lost."
Prapion - Armenian name meaning "tube rose."
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."
Parveen - Hindi form of Persian Parvin, meaning "the Pleiades."
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. 
Parisa - Persian name meaning either "angelic" or "like a fairy."
Petar - Bulgarian and Croatian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
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."
Ptolema - Feminine form of Greek Ptolemy, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
Petri -   Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Posidonios - Variant spelling of Greek Poseidonios, meaning "of Poseidon."
Pepe -   Diminutive form of Italian Giuseppe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Procris - Latin form of Greek Prokris, possibly meaning either "dew" or "to condemn." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Cephalus.
Paulien - Dutch form of Latin Paulina, meaning "small."
Pénélope - French form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Pieter - Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Paniwi - Egyptian name meaning "the bringer."
Penka - Feminine form of Bulgarian Penko, meaning "rock, stone."
Paschal - Variant spelling of French Pascal, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Pauliina - Finnish form of Latin Paulina, meaning "small."
Pushpa - Hindi name meaning "flower."
Pallab - Variant spelling of Hindi Pallav, meaning "budding leaf."
Pompey - English form of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
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.
Primo - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Primus, meaning "first."
Parvati - Hindi myth name of a wife of Shiva, meaning "she of the mountains."
Pádraig - Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Patraicc, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Pêrô - Greek name meaning "disabled, lame." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Neleus and Chloris.
Philipa - Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Pankratiy - Russian form of Greek Pankratios, meaning "all power."
Philocrates - Latin form of Greek Philokrates, meaning "friend of power" or "to love power."
Pamella - Variant spelling of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
Peggie - Variant spelling of English Peggy, meaning "pearl."
Prue - Short form of English Prudence "cautious" and Prunella "little prune."
Phoibe - Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan goddess of bright intellect.
Perlie - Variant spelling of English Pearlie, meaning "pearl."
Philippine - Feminine form of French Philippe, meaning "lover of horses."
Pietro - Italian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Pene - English short form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Phanessa - Feminine form of Greek Phanes, meaning "bring to light; make appear." 
Piera - Feminine form of Italian Piero, meaning "rock, stone."
Pam - Short form of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
Pamila - Variant spelling of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
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."
Pat - English unisex short form of English Patrick and Latin Patricia, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pinchas - Variant spelling of Hebrew Piynechac, a form of Egyptian Panhsj ("the Nubian"), but translated from Hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." 
Pentti - Finnish form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Prasad - Hindi name meaning "offering to God."
Päivä - Finnish name meaning "day."
Pista - Pet form of Hungarian István, meaning "crowned."
Prissy - English pet form of Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
Petronella - Variant spelling of Italian Pietronella, meaning "little rock."
Primitiva - Feminine form of Roman Latin Primitivus, meaning "first-formed."
Prabhu - Hindi name meaning "creator; powerful."
Porcius - Roman family name, meaning "pig."
Philibert - Variant spelling of French Filibert, meaning "very bright."
Pancras - Medieval English name derived from Latin Pancratius, meaning "all power."
Philetus - Latin form of Greek Philetos, meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of a heretic.
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.
Procopius - Latin form of Greek Prokopios, meaning "advance, progress."
Pules - Native American Algonquin name meaning "pigeon."
Pitti -  Possibly a Romani form ofHungarian Peti, meaning "rock; stone."
Pernille - Danish form of Roman Latin Petronilla, meaning "little rock."
Philomenus - Latin form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease."
Patsy - English unisex name meaning "patrician; of noble birth." It is a pet form of both English Patrick and Latin Patricia. 
Paylag - Armenian name meaning "lightning."
Pipra - Esperanto name meaning "peppery."
Padmavati - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements padma "lotus flower" and vati "resembling," hence "resembles a lotus flower."
Plinius - Roman family name of unknown meaning. 
Polikwaptiwa - Native American Hopi name meaning "butterfly sitting on a flower."
Prudentia - Feminine form of Latin Prudentius, meaning "cautious."
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.
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. 
Phocas - Latin form of Greek Phokas, meaning "seal," the mammal.
Philis - English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Pramod - Hindi name meaning "happiness, joy."
Paol - Breton form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Poldi -   Pet form of German Luitpold, meaning "people-bold."
Paderau - Welsh unisex name meaning "beads; rosary."
Pylyp - Ukrainian form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Panya - Egyptian name meaning "mouse."
Phineas - Variant spelling of English Phinehas, meaning "mouth of brass." 
Phoebus - Latin form of Greek Phoibos, meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is a byname for the sun and for the god Apollo.
Pepca - Pet form of Slovene Jožefa, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Phile - Feminine form of Greek Philon, meaning "to love."
Praxiteles - Greek name composed of the elements praxis "action, exercise, practice," and telos "aim, goal."
Pëllumb - Albanian name meaning "dove."
Pompeius - Roman name possibly derived from the Latin word pompa, from Greek pompe, meaning "display, solemn procession." 
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.
Paola - Feminine form of Italian Paolo, meaning "small."
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.
Pavagan - Armenian name meaning "enough."
Paco - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."
Plutarchus - Latin form of Greek Ploutarchos, meaning "source of wealth."
Punka -  Probably a Romani form ofBulgarian Penko, meaning "rock; stone."
Petre - Romanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
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. 
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.
Piety - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "piety."
Padma - Hindi unisex name meaning "lotus flower."
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.
Phrona - English short form of Greek Sophronia, meaning "self-controlled."
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
Plêionê - Greek name meaning "more, plenty." In mythology, this is the name of the Okeanid nymph wife of Atlas.
Plácido - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
Palaemon - Latin form of Greek Palaimon, meaning "wrestler." In mythology, this is the name of a young sea god who aided sailors in distress.
Palmira - Feminine form of Italian Palmiro, meaning "pilgrim." This name is sometimes given to babies born onPalm Sunday.
Pamelia - Elaborated form of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
Pamphilus - Latin form of Greek Pamphilos, meaning "friend of all."
Pamuya - Native American Hopi name meaning "water moon."
Pankratii - Variant spelling of Russian Pankratiy, meaning "all power." 
Parth - Short form of Irish Gaelic Parthalán, possibly meaning "son of Talmai."
Parvaiz - Variant spelling of Persian Parviz, meaning "fortunate."
Patrik - Czech and Hungarian form of Greek Patrikios, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Patrizio - Italian form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
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.
Paulene - Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
Pauletta - Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
Pauwel - Dutch form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pavao - Croatian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pavati - Native American Hopi name meaning "clear water."
Peder - Danish and Norwegian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pehr - Swedish pet form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Peninna - Anglicized form of Hebrew Peninnah, meaning "coral" or "pearl." 
Penney - Variant spelling of English Penny, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Peregrine - English name derived from Latin Peregrinus, meaning "wanderer."
Peregrinus - Latin name meaning "wanderer."
Pertti - Short form of Finnish Alpertti "bright nobility" and Roopertti "famous."
Petronel - Short form of Italian Petronella, meaning "little rock."
Petronia - Feminine form of Roman Latin Petronius, meaning "rock, stone."
Petruso - Ukrainian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Phaeton - Greek name meaning "the shining one." In mythology, this is the name of one of the steeds of Aurora. The other is Abrax.
Pharamond - Variant spelling of German Faramond, meaning "journey protection."
Philomenes - Perhaps a form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease." 
Phlegon - Greek myth name of one of the horses of the noon-day sun, meaning "the burning one" or "the blazing one."
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.
Phuoc - North Vietnamese form of Phuc, meaning "blessings, luck."
Phyliss - English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Piedad - Spanish name meaning "mercy."
Pierina - Pet form of Italian Piera, meaning "rock, stone."
Pierres - Older form of French Pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
Pleasance - English form of Old French Plaisance, meaning "pleasant."
Pollie - Variant spelling of English Polly, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Poloma - Native American Choctaw name meaning "bow."
Polonija - Short form of Slovene Apolonija, meaning "of Apollo."
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.
Pompeia - Feminine form of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Pompiliu - Romanian form of Roman Latin Pompilius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Porphyrius - Latin form of Greek Porphyrios, meaning "purple."
Porphyry - Short form of Latin Porphyrius, meaning "purple."
Posala - Native American Miwok name meaning "farewell to spring flowers."
Poseidonios - Greek name meaning "of Poseidon."
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."
Powaqa - Native American Hopi name meaning "witch."
Prabodhan - Hindi name meaning "knowledge."
Prasanna - Hindi name meaning "pleased."
Premislaus - Latin form of Polish Przemysł, meaning "cunning." 
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.
Priscus - Roman family name, meaning "ancient."
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.
Proinsias - Irish Gaelic form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
Prokhor - Russian form of Greek Prochoros, meaning "leader of the dance."
Prokopios - Greek name derived from the word prokope, meaning "advance, progress."
Prokopiy - Russian form of Greek Prokopios, meaning "advance, progress."
Prokopy - Variant spelling of Russian Prokopiy, meaning "advance, progress."
Prokris - Greek name, possibly meaning either "dew" or "to condemn." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Cephalus.
Pascual - Spanish form of Latin Paschalis, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Pascoal - Portuguese form of Latin Paschalis, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Pastora - Feminine form of Spanish Pastor, meaning "shepherd."
Pyry - Finnish name meaning "blizzard, snowstorm."
Pauwau - Native American Algonquin name meaning "witch."
Pauleen - Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
Patli -  Nahuatlunisex name meaning"medicine."
Pherenike - Greek name composed of the elements pherein "to bring" and nike "victory," hence "bringer of victory." 
Patrizia - Feminine form of Italian Patrizio, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
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.
Pasco - Cornish form of French Pascal, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Pavils - Latvian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Predrag - Serbian name, probably composed of the Slavic elements prid "foremost, leading" and drag "dear, precious," hence "most precious one." 
Phemie - Short form of English Euphemie, meaning "Well I speak."
Pantheras - Ancient Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and therao "to hunt," hence "all-hunter," i.e. "panther."
Puenthai - Thai name meaning "gun."
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.
Pyrros - Variant spelling of Greek Pyrrhos, meaning "flame-like." 
Philo - English and German name derived from Greek Philon, meaning "to love." Also used as a short form of other names beginning with Philo-.
Phelan - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Faolán, meaning "little wolf."
Petteri - Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Portumnus - Variant form of Roman Portunus, meaning "of the harbor." In mythology, this is the name of a sea god equated with Greek Palaemon.
Phuc - South Vietnamese name meaning "blessings, luck."
Philippina - Anglicized form of Spanish Felipina, meaning "lover of horses."
Pridbor - Slavic name composed of the elements prid "first, foremost" and bor "battle," hence "foremost warrior."
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.
Paytah - Native American Sioux name meaning "fire."
Parzival - German form of French Percevel, meaning "pierced valley."
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.
Patya - Pet form of Russian Ipati, meaning "most high, supreme." 
Pekka - Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Panhsj - Egyptian name meaning "the Nubian," i.e. "dark-complexioned."
Phirun - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "rain."
Pilvi - Finnish name meaning "cloud."
Prospero - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Prosperus, meaning "fortunate, successful." Shakespeare used this name in his play "The Tempest."
Poncio - Spanish form of Roman Latin Pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman."
Pompilius - Probably a derivative of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Philotheus - Latin form of Greek Philotheos, meaning "friend of God" or "loves God."
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.
Paschalis - Late Latin name derived from the word Pascha, from Hebrew Pesach ("Passover"), hence "Passover; Easter."
Pauli - Feminine form of Basque Paulin, meaning "small."
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.
Prunella - English name composed of Latin pruna "plum" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little prune."
Persius - Gallo-Roman form of Greek Perseus, probably meaning "soldier."
Peter -   Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Pàdraig, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
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.
Pancratius - Latin form of Greek Pankratios, meaning "all power."
Paget - Feminine diminutive form of English unisex Page, meaning "little patrician; little servant."
Praskoviya - Russian form of Greek Paraskeve, meaning "preparation."
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.
Pakuna - Native American Miwok name meaning "deer jumping downhill."
Pankrati - Variant spelling of Russian Pankratiy, meaning "all power." 
Ping - Chinese name meaning "stable."
Philbert - Variant spelling of French Philibert, meaning "very bright."
Proserpine - Variant spelling of Roman Proserpina, meaning "to emerge."
Pompeo - Italian form of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Paharita - Chamoru name meaning "little bird."
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.
Petrona - Spanish feminine form of Roman Latin Petronius, meaning "rock, stone."
Peru - Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Papina - Native American Miwok name meaning "vine growing around an oak tree."
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.
Paolino - Italian form of Roman Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
Prudencio - Spanish form of Latin Prudentius, meaning "cautious."
Perpetua - Spanish name, derived from Latin perpetuus, meaning "everlasting."
Prudencia - Feminine form of Spanish Prudencio, meaning "cautious."
Petronius - Roman name of uncertain derivation but long associated with Latin Petrus (Greek Petros), meaning "rock, stone."
Primitivus - Roman name meaning "first-formed."
Penko - Bulgarian pet form of Bulgarian/Croatian Petar, meaning "rock, stone."
Paulino - Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
Placida - Feminine form of Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
Pericles - Latin form of Greek Perikles, meaning "surrounded by glory."
Parwiz - Variant spelling of Persian Parviz, meaning "fortunate."
Pali -  Possibly a Romani form of Hungarian P�l, meaning "small."
Pocahontas - Native American Algonquin name meaning "she is playful."
Plutarch - From Latin Plutarchus, meaning "source of wealth."
Peadar - Gaelic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
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. 
Panayiotis - Variant spelling of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
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.
Pons - French form of Roman Latin Pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman."
Peta -   Feminine form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
Philokrates - Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and kratos "power," hence "friend of power" or "to love power."
Phailin - Thai name meaning "sapphire."
Paulie - English pet form of English/French Paul, meaning "small."
Pollyanna - English compound name composed of Polly "obstinate, rebellious" and Anna "favor, grace."
Pradeep - Hindi name meaning "shine."
Pryderi - Welsh myth name the son of Pwyll and Rhiannon, meaning "care, worry."
Payam - Persian name meaning "message."
Priam - Short form of Greek Priamos, possibly meaning "exceptionally courageous." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Troy.
Pitivo -  Possibly a pet form of Romani Pitti, meaning "rock; stone."
Piet - Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Porphyrios - Greek name derived from the word porphyra, meaning "purple."
Patti - Variant spelling of English Pattie, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Prince - English name derived from the title, prince, from Latin princeps, meaning "chief, first." 
Pritbor - Wendish form of Slavic Pridbor, meaning "foremost warrior." 
Placid - English name derived from Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
Pheobe - Modern English variant spelling of Latin Phoebe, meaning "shining one."
Primus - Late Latin name meaning "first."
Prudenzio - Italian form of Latin Prudentius, meaning "cautious."
Pahana - Native American Hopi name meaning "lost white brother."
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.
Pyotr - Russian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pellegrino - Italian form of Latin Peregrinus, meaning "wanderer."
Peli - Basque form of Latin Felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
Peleke - Hawaiian form of English Frederick, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Pelagius - Latin form of Greek Pelagios, meaning "of the sea."
Pelagios - Greek name derived from the word pelagos ("the sea"), meaning "of the sea."
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. 
Palaimon - Greek name meaning "wrestler." In mythology, this is the name of a young sea god who aided sailors in distress.
Pryce - Welsh surname transferred to forename use, derived from ap Rhys, meaning "son of Rhys."
Polona - Short form of Greek Apollonia, meaning "of Apollo." 
Paulin - Basque form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Prosperus - Latin name meaning "fortunate, successful."
Pantzeska - Basque form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
Paavo - Finnish form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pierrette - Feminine form of French Pierre, 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.
Ptolemaios - Greek name derived from the word polemeios, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
Phtha - Greek form of Egyptian Ptah, meaning "opener (of the mouth)."
Paca - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisca, meaning "French."
Parounag - Armenian name meaning "grateful."
Panteleimon - Greek name composed of the elements panta "all" and eleos "mercy," hence "all-merciful."
Pembe - Turkish name meaning "pink."
Pasqualino - Pet form of Italian Pasquale, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Paramonos - Contracted form of Greek Paramonimos, meaning either "constant, enduring" or "beyond Monimos." 
Parviz - Persian name meaning "fortunate."
Phyllidos - Masculine form of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Pancho - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."
Pepita - Feminine form of Spanish Pepito, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Phuong - Vietnamese name meaning "phoenix."
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.
Piers - Middle English form of French Pierres, meaning "rock, stone."
Perrin - Pet form of French Pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
Pika - Hawaiian form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
Patariki - Maori form of Greek Patrikios, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Paaie - Manx form of Scottish Peigi, meaning "pearl."
Pasquale - Italian form of Latin Paschalis, meaning "Passover; Easter."
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. 
Pietronella - Italian form of Latin Petronilla, meaning "little rock."
Piruz - Persian name meaning "victorious."
Prabodh - Hindi name meaning "good advice."
Padmini - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements padma "lotus flower" and ini "having," hence "possesses lotus flowers."
Pelle - Swedish pet form of Scandinavian Per, meaning "rock, stone."
Paian - Variant spelling of Greek Paion, meaning "healer." 
Pankraz - German form of Latin Pancratius, meaning "all power."
Pasi - Pet form of Finnish Paavo, meaning "small." 
Pleasant - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "pleasant."
Pranav - Hindi name meaning "Om," the sacred syllable.
Panfilo - Italian form of Latin Pamphilus, meaning "friend of all."
Pratap - Hindi name meaning "dignity, majesty."
Patricius - Latin name meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Philippe - French form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Peg - Short form of English Peggy, meaning "pearl."
Paion - Greek name meaning "healer." In mythology, this is the name of a physician god.
Pip - Pet form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Pajackok - Native American Algonquin name meaning "thunder."
Paride - Italian form of Greek Paris, probably meaning "wager." 
Perttu - Finnish form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Paki - African Xhosa and Egyptian name meaning "witness."
Peace - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "peace." 
Pneuma - English name derived from Greek pneuma, meaning "breath," or, metaphorically, a non-material being or influence, i.e. "spirit."
Pietrina - Feminine form of Italian Pietro, meaning "rock, stone."
Pascale - Feminine form of French Pascal, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Pia - Feminine form of Latin Pius, meaning "pious."
Phillis - English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Pavel - Czech and Russian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Phassakorn - Thai name meaning "sun."
Patty - English pet form of Latin Patricia, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pablo - Spanish 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.
Panos - Pet form of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
Piper - English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from Middle English pipere, meaning "pipe-player."
Purnima - Hindi name meaning "full moon."
Patil - Armenian name meaning "snowflake."
Paule - French feminine form of English/French Paul, meaning "small."
Pamphilos - Ancient Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and philos "friend," hence "friend of all."
Petsha -  Possibly a variation ofBasque Patxi, meaning "French." 
Parvin - Persian name derived from the word for "the Pleiades."
Placidus - Late Latin name meaning "calm, placid."
Patraicc - Old Irish Gaelic name derived from Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Pantera - Latin form of Greek Pantheras, meaning "all-hunter," i.e. "panther."
Pantaleon - Latin form of Greek Panteleimon, meaning "all-merciful." 
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.
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.
Pietari - Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pepito - Spanish diminutive form of Portuguese/Spanish José, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Porfirio - Italian and Spanish form of Greek Porphyrios, meaning "purple."
Pirjo - Pet form of Finnish Piritta, meaning "exalted one."
Praxis - Greek name meaning "practice," "exercise," or"action."
Puengi - Chamoru name meaning "night."
Philotheos - Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and theos "god," hence "friend of God" or "loves God."
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.
Publius - Roman name meaning "public."
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. 
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.
Ptaysanwee - Native American Sioux name meaning "white buffalo."
Phyllida - Feminine form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
Pjeter - Albanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Paracelsus - Latin name meaning "equal to or greater than Celsus."
Paula - English feminine form of English/French Paul, meaning "small."
Pavla - Czech feminine form of Czech/Russian Pavel, meaning "small."
Palmiro - Italian name derived from Latin palma, meaning "palm tree." This name is sometimes given to babies born onPalm Sunday.
Polyhymnia - Latin form of Greek Polymnia, meaning "very musical" or "many hymns."
Paden - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Páidín, meaning "little patrician" or "little noble."
Pwyll - Welsh myth name of the lord of Dyfed and father of Pryderi, meaning "sense."
Phelim - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Féidhlim, possibly meaning "hospitable."
Pololena - Hawaiian form of English/French Florence, meaning "blossoming."
Polina - Short form of Russian Apollinariya, meaning "of Apollo."
Portia - English Shakespeare character name derived from Roman Latin Porcius, meaning "pig." A moon of Uranus was given this name.
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.
Princess - English name derived from the title, itself from Old French princesse, a feminine form of Prince, meaning "chief, first."
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.
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.
Peeter - Estonian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pari - Persian name meaning "fairy."
Phillida - Variant spelling of Greek Phyllida, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
Philomenos - Supposedly another spelling for Greek Philomelos, meaning "friend of ease."
Pannoowau - Native American Algonquin name meaning "he lies."
Platon - Greek name derived from the word platys, meaning "broad, flat; plateau."
Pythagoras - Greek name composed of the name Pythios "python" and the word agora "market," hence "python market."
Pengfei - Chinese name meaning "flight of the roc."
Papillion - French name derived from the word papillon, meaning "butterfly."
Paulinus - Roman family name derived from Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Petula - Possibly an English Christian coinage derived from Latin petulare, meaning "to ask," hence "supplicant."
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.
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. 
Pilipo - Hawaiian form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
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.
Pearle - Variant spelling of English Pearl, meaning "pearl."
Panoptes - Greek name meaning "all-eyed." In mythology, this is an epithet of the giant Argos.
Perikles - Greek name composed of the elements peri "around" and kleos "glory," hence "surrounded by glory."
Perce - Short form of English Percival, meaning "pierced valley."
Plinio - Italian form of Roman Plinius, of unknown meaning. In use by the Portuguese and Spanish.
Philip -   Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Féidhlim, possibly meaning "hospitable."
Parzifal - German form of French Percevel, meaning "pierced valley."
Phyllidis - Latin form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage."
Phelix - Greek form of Latin Felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky." In the bible, this is the name of a Roman procurator of Judea.
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."
Patrikios - Greek form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Perun - Slavic myth name of a god of lightning, meaning "thunder."
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. 
Philon - Greek name derived from the word phileo, meaning "to love."
Pantaleone - Italian form of Latin Pantaleon, meaning "all-merciful."
Purdie - Pet form of English Perdita, meaning "lost."
Peizhi - Chinese name meaning "admiring iris."
Paora - Maori form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pivane - Native American Hopi name meaning "weasel."
Piaras - Irish Gaelic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Phueng - Thai name meaning "bee."
Phaidros - Greek name derived from the word phaidros, meaning "bright."
Petrus - Latin form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Prudentius - Late Latin name derived from the word prudens, meaning "cautious."
Paroh - Hebrew name of Egyptian origin, meaning "great house." In the bible, this is a title for the king of Egypt.
Plamen - Bulgarian name derived from Slavic plam, meaning "fire, flame." In use by the Romani.
Ploutarchos - Greek name composed of the elements ploutos "riches, wealth" and arche "origin, source," hence "source of wealth."
Plaisance - Old French name meaning "pleasant."
Prasutagus -  Celtic name of a king of the Iceni and husband of Boudica. 
Primula - English name derived from Latin prima, meaning "first, prime."
Pulan - Chamoru name meaning "moon."
Peppi - Pet form of Spanish Perpetua, meaning "everlasting."
Petro - Ukrainian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pascaline - Pet form of French Pascale, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Paisley - Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Pàislig, possibly meaning "church."
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. 
Perlita - Pet form of Italian/Spanish Perla, meaning "pearl."
Pergrouhi - Armenian name meaning "cheerful."
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."
Panagiotis - Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and hagios "holy," hence "all-holy."
Patricio - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Paavi - Pet form of Finnish Paavo, meaning "small."
Pantxike - Feminine form of Basque Pantzeska, meaning "French."
Petranella - English variant spelling of Italian Petronella, meaning "little rock."
Pernilla - Swedish form of Roman Latin Petronilla, meaning "little rock."
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.
Paise - Short form of English unisex Paisley, meaning "church." 
Piero - Italian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Peronel - Medieval English contracted form of Roman Latin Petronel, meaning "little rock."
Pattie - Variant spelling of English Patty, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
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.
Poppy - English name derived from the flower name, from Latin papaver, which may be a reduplication of the base *pap-, meaning "to swell." 
Patrice - Medieval French form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Petrina - Pet form of Latin Petra, meaning "rock, stone."
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.
Panni - Pet form of Hungarian Anikó, meaning "favor; grace."
Pinja - Estonian name derived from the word piinia, meaning "pine tree."
Priscila - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
Paraskeve - Greek name meaning "preparation."
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.
Pierce - Variant spelling of English Piers, meaning "rock, stone."
Philander - English name derived from Latin Philandrus, meaning "with love for people. 
Paolo - Italian form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
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.
Pasqualina - Feminine form of Italian Pasqualino, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Perle - Yiddish name meaning "pearl."
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." 
Photius - Latin form of Greek Photios, meaning "light."
Posie - Variant spelling of English Posy, meaning both "bouquet, flower" and "(God) shall add (another son)."
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.
Philomel - Short form of Greek Philomela, meaning "sweet singer; nightingale."
Placide - French form of Latin Placida, meaning "calm, placid."
Pierre - French form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
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.
Phil - Short form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Powwaw - Native American Algonquin name meaning "priest."
Palasan - Armenian name meaning "balsam."
Poul - Danish form of Latin Paulos, meaning "small."
Palluw - Hebrew name meaning "distinguished." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Reuben.
Przemek - Pet form of Polish Przemysław, meaning "bright thinker." 
Petras - Lithuanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Piotr - Polish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Phairoh - Thai name meaning "sweet and pleasant sounding."
Pachjo - Esperanto pet form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Preben - Contracted form of Danish Predbjørn, meaning "magnificent bear."
Pouregh - Armenian name meaning "crystal."
Patxi - Pet form of Basque Pantzeska, meaning "French." 
Patryk - Polish form of Greek Patrikios, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Paloma - Spanish name meaning "dove, pigeon."
Paulius - Lithuanian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Patrick - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble descent." 
Pavle - Serbian form of Greek Pavlos, meaning "small."
Pearl - English gem name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin perla, meaning "pearl." The pearl is the birthstone for the month of June.
Pich - Cambodian Khmer unisex name meaning "diamond."
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.
Phillip - Variant spelling of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
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.
Pen-chan - Thai name meaning "full moon."
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.
Pranvera - Albanian name meaning "spring."
Paolina - Feminine form of Italian Paolino, meaning "small."
Praise - English name derived from the vocabulary word, "praise," from Old French preisier, from Late Latin preciare, meaning "price," hence "to value."
Pachua - Native American Hopi name meaning "feathered water snake."
Pellervo - Finnish unisex name meaning "field." It is another name for the harvest god Sampsa.
Pascuala - Feminine form of Spanish Pascual, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Paulu - Corsican form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Phokas - Greek name meaning "seal," the mammal.
Pankratios - Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and kratos "power," hence "all power."
Pliny - From the Roman family name Plinius, of unknown meaning.
Polykarpos - Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and karpos "fruit," hence "fruitful."
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. 
Peronelle - Variant spelling of English Peronel, meaning "little rock."
Petya - Pet form of Russian Pyotr, meaning "rock, stone."
Phallu - Anglicized form of Hebrew Palluw, meaning "distinguished." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Reuben.
Pacey - Pet form of English Pace, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Piri - Pet form of Hungarian Piroska, meaning "ancient."
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.
Paulo - Basque, Esperanto and Portuguese form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pier - Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Puroeis - Greek name meaning "fiery hot." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the noon-day sun.
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.
Pakwa - Native American Hopi name meaning "frog."
Pirkko - Pet form of Finnish Pirkitta, meaning "exalted one."
Petter - Norwegian and Swedish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Ptolemy - Short form of Greek Ptolemaios, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
Pearlie - Pet form of English Pearl, meaning "pearl."
Peninah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Peninnah, meaning "coral" or "pearl." 
Przemko - Pet form of Polish Przemysław, meaning "bright thinker."
Perrine - Feminine form of French Perrin, meaning "rock, stone."
Pharao - Greek form of Hebrew Paroh ("great house"), meaning "his nakedness." In the bible, this is a title for the king of Egypt.
Papak - Variant spelling of Persian Babak, meaning "little father."
Piroska - Hungarian form of Roman Latin Prisca, meaning "ancient."
Piritta - Finnish form of Latin Brigitta, meaning "exalted one."
Purva - Hindi name meaning "east."
Pina - Short form of Italian names ending with -pina.
Peninnah - Hebrew name meaning "coral" or "pearl." In the bible, this is the name of a wife of Elkanah. 
Pensri - Thai name meaning "beauty and goodness of the moon."
Philomelos - Greek name meaning "friend of ease." In mythology, this is the name of a minor demi-god. 
Panahasi - Egyptian name meaning "the barbarian."
Pallu - Anglicized form of Hebrew Palluw, meaning "distinguished." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Reuben.
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. 
Pelageya - Russian form of Greek Pelagia, meaning "of the sea."
Phawta - Thai name meaning "pleasing to the eye."
Paige - Feminine form of English unisex Page, meaning "page; young servant."
Pedro - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Phebe - English variant spelling of Greek Phoebe, meaning "shining one."
Pavlos - Variant spelling of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pavol - Slovak form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Polycarp - Short form of Latin Polycarpus, meaning "fruitful."
Price - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Middle English element pris, meaning "price" or "prize." 
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.
Pyrrhos - Greek name meaning "flame-like." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Achilles. He is also known as Neoptolemus. 
Poornima - Variant spelling of Hindi Purnima, meaning "full moon."
Pranay - Hindi name meaning "romance."
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.
Phoebe - Latin form of Greek Phoibe, meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan goddess of bright intellect.
Parry -   Variant spelling of English Perry, meaning "wanderer."
Philipp - German form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Per - Scandinavian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Pax - Roman myth name of a goddess of peace, derived from the Latin word pax, meaning "peace." Her Greek name is Eirênê.
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. 
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.
Pisti - Pet form of Hungarian István, meaning "crowned."
Panpoxa - Basque name meaning "beautiful."
Pourasdan - Armenian name meaning "flower garden."
Pen - English short form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Pilar - Spanish name derived from a title of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar "Mary of the Pillar," hence "pillar."
Pinar - Turkish name meaning "spring."
Pitambar - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements pita "yellow" and ambara "garment," hence "yellow garment."
Petr - Czech form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Peigi - Pet form of Scottish Maighread, meaning "pearl."
Peti - Pet form of Hungarian Péter, meaning "rock, stone."
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.
Penny - English pet form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Payl - Armenian name meaning "shiny."
Pozne - Basque name meaning "happiness."
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.
Pavlina - Pet form of Czech Pavla, meaning "small."
Pádraigín - Feminine form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Páll - Icelandic form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pépin - Old French name, possibly derived from the word pepin/pipin, meaning "seed of a fruit."
Philetos - Greek name meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of a heretic.
Pál - Hungarian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
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.
Páidín - Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic P�draig, meaning "little patrician" or "little noble."
Pridbjørn - Old Danish name composed of the Old Norse elements prýðr "magnificent, stately" and bjørn "bear," hence "magnificent bear." Equated with Slavic Pridbor.
Primož - Slovene form of Latin Primus, meaning "first."
Predbjørn - Modern form of Old Danish Pridbjørn, meaning "magnificent bear." 
Pranciškus - Lithuanian form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
Paidí - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pétur - Icelandic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Päivi - Variant spelling of Finnish Päivä, meaning "day."
Pála - Feminine form of Icelandic Páll, meaning "small."
Pàrlan - Scottish Gaelic form of Irish Gaelic Parthalán, possibly meaning "son of Talmai."
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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