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Names starting with Ph

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."
Phoebe - Latin form of Greek Phoibe, meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan goddess of bright intellect.
Phong - Vietnamese name meaning "wind."
Phuc - South Vietnamese name meaning "blessings, luck."
Phueng - Thai name meaning "bee."
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. 
Philippine - Feminine form of French Philippe, meaning "lover of horses."
Phineas - Variant spelling of English Phinehas, meaning "mouth of brass." 
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.
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.
Phebe - English variant spelling of Greek Phoebe, meaning "shining one."
Phelan - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Faolán, meaning "little wolf."
Philomel - Short form of Greek Philomela, meaning "sweet singer; nightingale."
Phyliss - English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Philippina - Anglicized form of Spanish Felipina, meaning "lover of horses."
Philippa - Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Phairoh - Thai name meaning "sweet and pleasant sounding."
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. 
Philocrates - Latin form of Greek Philokrates, meaning "friend of power" or "to love power."
Philomenes - Perhaps a form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease." 
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.
Phile - Feminine form of Greek Philon, meaning "to love."
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." 
Phillipa - Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
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.
Phaeton - Greek name meaning "the shining one." In mythology, this is the name of one of the steeds of Aurora. The other is Abrax.
Phyllidos - Masculine form of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Philon - Greek name derived from the word phileo, meaning "to love."
Phillida - Variant spelling of Greek Phyllida, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
Philis - English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Philogea - Greek name meaning "lover of the Earth." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the Sun.
Phyllidis - Latin form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage."
Philipa - Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
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. 
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.
Phuong - Vietnamese name meaning "phoenix."
Phemie - Short form of English Euphemie, meaning "Well I speak."
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.
Phailin - Thai name meaning "sapphire."
Phelix - Greek form of Latin Felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky." In the bible, this is the name of a Roman procurator of Judea.
Phillis - English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Phil - Short form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
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.
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.
Phillip - Variant spelling of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Phuoc - North Vietnamese form of Phuc, meaning "blessings, luck."
Phrona - English short form of Greek Sophronia, meaning "self-controlled."
Philip -   Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Féidhlim, possibly meaning "hospitable."
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. 
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.
Photios - Greek name derived from the element phos, meaning "light."
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.
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.
Phocas - Latin form of Greek Phokas, meaning "seal," the mammal.
Pharao - Greek form of Hebrew Paroh ("great house"), meaning "his nakedness." In the bible, this is a title for the king of Egypt.
Phyllida - Feminine form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
Phassakorn - Thai name meaning "sun."
Phoebus - Latin form of Greek Phoibos, meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is a byname for the sun and for the god Apollo.
Philippos - Greek name composed of the elements phil "love" and hippos "horse," hence "lover of horses." In the bible, this is the name of one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, and several other characters.
Phaedrus - Latin form of Greek Phaidros, meaning "bright."
Photius - Latin form of Greek Photios, meaning "light."
Phanumas - Thai name meaning "sun."
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.
Philomenus - Latin form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease."
Pheobe - Modern English variant spelling of Latin Phoebe, meaning "shining one."
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.
Philippe - French form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Phaidros - Greek name derived from the word phaidros, meaning "bright."
Phallu - Anglicized form of Hebrew Palluw, meaning "distinguished." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Reuben.
Philomenos - Supposedly another spelling for Greek Philomelos, 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."
Philokrates - Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and kratos "power," hence "friend of power" or "to love power."
Phanessa - Feminine form of Greek Phanes, meaning "bring to light; make appear." 
Philetos - Greek name meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of a heretic.
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.
Philomelus - Latin form of Greek Philomelos, meaning "friend of ease." In mythology, this is the name of a minor demi-god. 
Philo - English and German name derived from Greek Philon, meaning "to love." Also used as a short form of other names beginning with Philo-.
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.
Pharamond - Variant spelling of German Faramond, meaning "journey protection."
Phoibos - Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is a byname for the sun and for the god Apollo.
Pherenike - Greek name composed of the elements pherein "to bring" and nike "victory," hence "bringer of victory." 
Philander - English name derived from Latin Philandrus, meaning "with love for people. 
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.
Photine - Greek name derived from the word phos, meaning "light."
Philbert - Variant spelling of French Philibert, meaning "very bright."
Philipp - German form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Philibert - Variant spelling of French Filibert, meaning "very bright."
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.
Phtha - Greek form of Egyptian Ptah, meaning "opener (of the mouth)."
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.
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.
Phelim - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Féidhlim, possibly meaning "hospitable."
Phirun - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "rain."
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.
Phokas - Greek name meaning "seal," the mammal.
Phallas - Greek name meaning "stallion." This was the name of a horse belonging to Heraclios.
Philotheos - Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and theos "god," hence "friend of God" or "loves God."
Philotheus - Latin form of Greek Philotheos, meaning "friend of God" or "loves God."
Philomelos - Greek name meaning "friend of ease." In mythology, this is the name of a minor demi-god. 
Philetus - Latin form of Greek Philetos, meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of a heretic.
Phoibe - Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan goddess of bright intellect.
Phawta - Thai name meaning "pleasing to the eye."
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.
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.
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. 
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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