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