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