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Names starting with P

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