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Páidín - Diminutive form of Irish Gaelic P�draig, meaning "little patrician" or "little noble."
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.
Parveen - Hindi form of Persian Parvin, meaning "the Pleiades."
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.
Paddy - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Paidí, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Polina - Short form of Russian Apollinariya, meaning "of Apollo."
Panagiotis - Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and hagios "holy," hence "all-holy."
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.
Pelageya - Russian form of Greek Pelagia, meaning "of the sea."
Prabhakar - Hindi name meaning "light-maker; sun." 
Pernille - Danish form of Roman Latin Petronilla, meaning "little rock."
Paige - Feminine form of English unisex Page, meaning "page; young servant."
Phirun - Cambodian Khmer name meaning "rain."
Pavati - Native American Hopi name meaning "clear water."
Prospero - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Prosperus, meaning "fortunate, successful." Shakespeare used this name in his play "The Tempest."
Primitivus - Roman name meaning "first-formed."
Parvaiz - Variant spelling of Persian Parviz, meaning "fortunate."
Porcius - Roman family name, meaning "pig."
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.
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."
Primula - English name derived from Latin prima, meaning "first, prime."
Pythias - Greek name, possibly related to the word pythein, meaning "to rot." In Greek legend, this is the name of a friend of Damon.
Philetus - Latin form of Greek Philetos, meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of a heretic.
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.
Phil - Short form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Penelopeia - Greek name composed of the elements pene "needle" and lopas "spool," which may denote someone whose motives are hard to decipher, hence "weaver of cunning." In mythology, this is the name of the patient wife of Odysseus who waited ten years for his return during which she refused several proposals of marriage by princes.
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.
Poldi -   Pet form of German Luitpold, meaning "people-bold."
Phoebe - Latin form of Greek Phoibe, meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan goddess of bright intellect.
Per - Scandinavian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Photius - Latin form of Greek Photios, meaning "light."
Phanumas - Thai name meaning "sun."
Prem - Hindi name meaning "love."
Paulina - Feminine form of Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
Prokris - Greek name, possibly meaning either "dew" or "to condemn." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Cephalus.
Phairoh - Thai name meaning "sweet and pleasant sounding."
Pamphilos - Ancient Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and philos "friend," hence "friend of all."
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.
Pascuala - Feminine form of Spanish Pascual, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Porsche - German form of Roman Latin Porcius, meaning "pig." A moon of Uranus was given this name.
Petronilla - Diminutive form of Roman Latin Petronia, meaning "little rock."
Petrona - Spanish feminine form of Roman Latin Petronius, meaning "rock, stone."
Parvati - Hindi myth name of a wife of Shiva, meaning "she of the mountains."
Priya - Hindi name meaning "beloved."
Pauletta - Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
Patryk - Polish form of Greek Patrikios, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Phailin - Thai name meaning "sapphire."
Phallas - Greek name meaning "stallion." This was the name of a horse belonging to Heraclios.
Premyslas - Anglicized form of Latin Premislaus, meaning "cunning."
Paracelsus - Latin name meaning "equal to or greater than Celsus."
Pëllumb - Albanian name meaning "dove."
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. 
Priam - Short form of Greek Priamos, possibly meaning "exceptionally courageous." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Troy.
Pàrlan - Scottish Gaelic form of Irish Gaelic Parthalán, possibly meaning "son of Talmai."
Pannoowau - Native American Algonquin name meaning "he lies."
Pascual - Spanish form of Latin Paschalis, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Philis - English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Pam - Short form of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
Padma - Hindi unisex name meaning "lotus flower."
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.
Pavle - Serbian form of Greek Pavlos, meaning "small."
Philotheos - Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and theos "god," hence "friend of God" or "loves God."
Pirjo - Pet form of Finnish Piritta, meaning "exalted one."
Pasqualino - Pet form of Italian Pasquale, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Panagiota - Feminine form of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
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.
Pharamond - Variant spelling of German Faramond, meaning "journey protection."
Phillipa - Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Pavlos - Variant spelling of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pheobe - Modern English variant spelling of Latin Phoebe, meaning "shining one."
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.
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.
Pasi - Pet form of Finnish Paavo, meaning "small." 
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.
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. 
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.
Phebe - English variant spelling of Greek Phoebe, meaning "shining one."
Polykarpos - Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and karpos "fruit," hence "fruitful."
Pavils - Latvian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pridbjørn - Old Danish name composed of the Old Norse elements prýðr "magnificent, stately" and bjørn "bear," hence "magnificent bear." Equated with Slavic Pridbor.
Philip -   Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Féidhlim, possibly meaning "hospitable."
Pádraig - Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Patraicc, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Panni - Pet form of Hungarian Anikó, meaning "favor; grace."
Procris - Latin form of Greek Prokris, possibly meaning either "dew" or "to condemn." In mythology, this is the name of the wife of Cephalus.
Petronius - Roman name of uncertain derivation but long associated with Latin Petrus (Greek Petros), meaning "rock, stone."
Patricio - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pritbor - Wendish form of Slavic Pridbor, meaning "foremost warrior." 
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.
Pancrazio - Italian form of Latin Pancratius, meaning "all power."
Patricius - Latin name meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
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.
Prosperus - Latin name meaning "fortunate, successful."
Pris - English short form of Roman Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
Padmavati - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements padma "lotus flower" and vati "resembling," hence "resembles a lotus flower."
Pepito - Spanish diminutive form of Portuguese/Spanish José, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Prokopy - Variant spelling of Russian Prokopiy, meaning "advance, progress."
Prunella - English name composed of Latin pruna "plum" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little prune."
Proinnteach - Irish name composed of the Gaelic elements proinn "banquet" and teach "hall, house," denoting a "generous person." 
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.
Parzival - German form of French Percevel, meaning "pierced valley."
Pramod - Hindi name meaning "happiness, joy."
Pál - Hungarian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Peg - Short form of English Peggy, meaning "pearl."
Prosper - English name derived from Latin Prosperus, meaning "fortunate, successful."
Petunia - English name derived from the flower name, from French petun, an obsolete word for the tobacco plant.
Peru - Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Puroeis - Greek name meaning "fiery hot." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the noon-day sun.
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.
Prabhu - Hindi name meaning "creator; powerful."
Palu - Variant spelling of English Pallu, meaning "distinguished."
Papan - Nahuatl name meaning "flag."
Paula - English feminine form of English/French Paul, meaning "small."
Posey - Variant spelling of English Posy, meaning both "bouquet, flower" and "(God) shall add (another son)."
Philomela - Greek name composed of the elements philos "dear, sweet" and melos "song," usually rendered "sweet singer; nightingale." In mythology, this is the name of a princess who was raped and had her tongue cut out.
Patrick - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble descent." 
Parwiz - Variant spelling of Persian Parviz, meaning "fortunate."
Paora - Maori form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Praxis - Greek name meaning "practice," "exercise," or"action."
Patrikios - Greek form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Paol - Breton form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pensri - Thai name meaning "beauty and goodness of the moon."
Pamelia - Elaborated form of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
Panos - Pet form of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
Primitiva - Feminine form of Roman Latin Primitivus, meaning "first-formed."
Panpoxa - Basque name meaning "beautiful."
Paisley - Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Pàislig, possibly meaning "church."
Portia - English Shakespeare character name derived from Roman Latin Porcius, meaning "pig." A moon of Uranus was given this name.
Pomona - Roman name derived from Latin pomus, meaning "fruit tree." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of fruit trees.
Primus - Late Latin name meaning "first."
Philokrates - Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and kratos "power," hence "friend of power" or "to love power."
Prokhor - Russian form of Greek Prochoros, meaning "leader of the dance."
Pippin - English variant of French Pépin, meaning "seed of a fruit."
Placidus - Late Latin name meaning "calm, placid."
Philomelos - Greek name meaning "friend of ease." In mythology, this is the name of a minor demi-god. 
Peninnah - Hebrew name meaning "coral" or "pearl." In the bible, this is the name of a wife of Elkanah. 
Proinsias - Irish Gaelic form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
Paolino - Italian form of Roman Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
Portunus - Roman name meaning "of the harbor." In mythology, this is the name of a sea god equated with Greek Palaemon.
Philipa - Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Pollyanna - English compound name composed of Polly "obstinate, rebellious" and Anna "favor, grace."
Patrik - Czech and Hungarian form of Greek Patrikios, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Paian - Variant spelling of Greek Paion, meaning "healer." 
Penny - English pet form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Paion - Greek name meaning "healer." In mythology, this is the name of a physician god.
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.
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.
Pen-chan - Thai name meaning "full moon."
Philomelus - Latin form of Greek Philomelos, meaning "friend of ease." In mythology, this is the name of a minor demi-god. 
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.
Polyhymnia - Latin form of Greek Polymnia, meaning "very musical" or "many hymns."
Petsha -  Possibly a variation ofBasque Patxi, meaning "French." 
Perparim - Albanian name derived from the word përparim, meaning "progress."
Panteleimon - Greek name composed of the elements panta "all" and eleos "mercy," hence "all-merciful."
Parviz - Persian name meaning "fortunate."
Panoptes - Greek name meaning "all-eyed." In mythology, this is an epithet of the giant Argos.
Piritta - Finnish form of Latin Brigitta, meaning "exalted one."
Panfilo - Italian form of Latin Pamphilus, meaning "friend of all."
Price - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Middle English element pris, meaning "price" or "prize." 
Perla - Italian and Spanish form of English Pearl, meaning "pearl."
Parvana - Persian name meaning "butterfly."
Procopius - Latin form of Greek Prokopios, meaning "advance, progress."
Paderau - Welsh unisex name meaning "beads; rosary."
Patariki - Maori form of Greek Patrikios, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Philomenos - Supposedly another spelling for Greek Philomelos, meaning "friend of ease."
Praise - English name derived from the vocabulary word, "praise," from Old French preisier, from Late Latin preciare, meaning "price," hence "to value."
Pepe -   Diminutive form of Italian Giuseppe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Princess - English name derived from the title, itself from Old French princesse, a feminine form of Prince, meaning "chief, first."
Pia - Feminine form of Latin Pius, meaning "pious."
Pius - Roman Latin name meaning "pious."
Pallab - Variant spelling of Hindi Pallav, meaning "budding leaf."
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.
Peers - Variant spelling of English Piers, meaning "rock, stone."
Pallu - Anglicized form of Hebrew Palluw, meaning "distinguished." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Reuben.
Purva - Hindi name meaning "east."
Poseidonios - Greek name meaning "of Poseidon."
Pasha - Russian pet form of Czech/Russian Pavel, meaning "small."
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. 
Papak - Variant spelling of Persian Babak, meaning "little father."
Prasad - Hindi name meaning "offering to God."
Pavlina - Pet form of Czech Pavla, meaning "small."
Pavol - Slovak form of Greek Paulos, 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.
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. 
Philander - English name derived from Latin Philandrus, meaning "with love for people. 
Peninah - Variant spelling of Hebrew Peninnah, meaning "coral" or "pearl." 
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.
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.
Panagiotakis - Pet form of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
Pêrô - Greek name meaning "disabled, lame." In mythology, this is the name of a daughter of Neleus and Chloris.
Posidonius - Latin form of Greek Posidonios, meaning "of Poseidon." A crater on the moon was given this name.
Petar - Bulgarian and Croatian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pip - Pet form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Piety - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "piety."
Pushpa - Hindi name meaning "flower."
Prema - Feminine form of Hindi Prem, meaning "love."
Patil - Armenian name meaning "snowflake."
Prakash - Hindi name meaning "light."
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. 
Panahasi - Egyptian name meaning "the barbarian."
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."
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.
Perrine - Feminine form of French Perrin, meaning "rock, stone."
Philbert - Variant spelling of French Philibert, meaning "very bright."
Paise - Short form of English unisex Paisley, meaning "church." 
Premislaus - Latin form of Polish Przemysł, meaning "cunning." 
Páll - Icelandic form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pancras - Medieval English name derived from Latin Pancratius, meaning "all power."
Prasanna - Hindi name meaning "pleased."
Pénélope - French form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Panhsj - Egyptian name meaning "the Nubian," i.e. "dark-complexioned."
Pradeep - Hindi name meaning "shine."
Piet - Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Polikwaptiwa - Native American Hopi name meaning "butterfly sitting on a flower."
Pat - English unisex short form of English Patrick and Latin Patricia, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Paidí - Pet form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pamila - Variant spelling of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
Portumnus - Variant form of Roman Portunus, meaning "of the harbor." In mythology, this is the name of a sea god equated with Greek Palaemon.
Phassakorn - Thai name meaning "sun."
Phawta - Thai name meaning "pleasing to the eye."
Priscus - Roman family name, meaning "ancient."
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.
Padrig - Breton and Welsh form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Petya - Pet form of Russian Pyotr, meaning "rock, stone."
Petrus - Latin form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Prudence - English form of Latin Prudentia, meaning "cautious." This is a virtue name popular with the Puritans. Some others are Charity, Chastity, Faith, Honor, and Hope.
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."
Pantera - Latin form of Greek Pantheras, meaning "all-hunter," i.e. "panther."
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.
Pranciškus - Lithuanian form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
Philomel - Short form of Greek Philomela, meaning "sweet singer; nightingale."
Philon - Greek name derived from the word phileo, meaning "to love."
Päivi - Variant spelling of Finnish Päivä, meaning "day."
Phemie - Short form of English Euphemie, meaning "Well I speak."
Paroh - Hebrew name of Egyptian origin, meaning "great house." In the bible, this is a title for the king of Egypt.
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.
Paniwi - Egyptian name meaning "the bringer."
Paschal - Variant spelling of French Pascal, meaning "Passover; Easter."
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."
Phokas - Greek name meaning "seal," the mammal.
Pancratius - Latin form of Greek Pankratios, meaning "all power."
Philomenus - Latin form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease."
Pinja - Estonian name derived from the word piinia, meaning "pine tree."
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.
Premislas - Anglicized form of Latin Premislaus, meaning "cunning."
Pythagoras - Greek name composed of the name Pythios "python" and the word agora "market," hence "python market."
Prek - Albanian name meaning "touch."
Pól - Irish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Polona - Short form of Greek Apollonia, meaning "of Apollo." 
Polydeuces - Latin form of Greek Polydeukes, meaning "very sweet." In mythology, Castor ("beaver") and Pollux are the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda and are known as the Dioskouroi ("boys of Zeus") and the Gemini twins.
Phelan - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Faolán, meaning "little wolf."
Pasqualina - Feminine form of Italian Pasqualino, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Parvin - Persian name derived from the word for "the Pleiades."
Pratibha - Hindi name meaning "talented."
Pierce - Variant spelling of English Piers, meaning "rock, stone."
Pauline - French form of Latin Paulina, meaning "small."
Porfirio - Italian and Spanish form of Greek Porphyrios, meaning "purple."
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." 
Perceval - Variant spelling of French Percevel, meaning "pierced valley."
Poornima - Variant spelling of Hindi Purnima, meaning "full moon."
Pertag - Armenian name meaning "small castle."
Pika - Hawaiian form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
Porter - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "doorkeeper."
Placide - French form of Latin Placida, meaning "calm, placid."
Patli -  Nahuatlunisex name meaning"medicine."
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.
Pasquale - Italian form of Latin Paschalis, meaning "Passover; Easter."
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.
Patti - Variant spelling of English Pattie, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pantxike - Feminine form of Basque Pantzeska, meaning "French."
Porphyrius - Latin form of Greek Porphyrios, meaning "purple."
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.
Purushottam - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements purusa "man" and uttama "highest," hence "highest man."
Parisa - Persian name meaning either "angelic" or "like a fairy."
Pedro - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Petrus, 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."
Pneuma - English name derived from Greek pneuma, meaning "breath," or, metaphorically, a non-material being or influence, i.e. "spirit."
Philotheus - Latin form of Greek Philotheos, meaning "friend of God" or "loves God."
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. 
Phineas - Variant spelling of English Phinehas, meaning "mouth of brass." 
Pons - French form of Roman Latin Pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman."
Pearce - Variant spelling of English Piers, meaning "rock, stone."
Phillip - Variant spelling of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Palaimon - Greek name meaning "wrestler." In mythology, this is the name of a young sea god who aided sailors in distress.
Preben - Contracted form of Danish Predbjørn, meaning "magnificent bear."
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. 
Patrycja - Feminine form of Polish Patryk, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pansy - English name derived from the flower name, from the Old French word pensee, meaning "thought."
Prince - English name derived from the title, prince, from Latin princeps, meaning "chief, first." 
Pari - Persian name meaning "fairy."
Priscila - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
Pratap - Hindi name meaning "dignity, majesty."
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.
Pála - Feminine form of Icelandic Páll, meaning "small."
Pratima - Hindi name meaning "idol, statue." 
Pau - Catalan form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Piper - English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from Middle English pipere, meaning "pipe-player."
Porphyry - Short form of Latin Porphyrius, meaning "purple."
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.
Paden - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Páidín, meaning "little patrician" or "little noble."
Philipp - German form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Porphyrios - Greek name derived from the word porphyra, meaning "purple."
Paco - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."
Patricia - Feminine form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pista - Pet form of Hungarian István, meaning "crowned."
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.
Papa - Maori myth name of the mother of the gods, meaning "earth."
Paloma - Spanish name meaning "dove, pigeon."
Parth - Short form of Irish Gaelic Parthalán, possibly meaning "son of Talmai."
Peta -   Feminine form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
Paolina - Feminine form of Italian Paolino, meaning "small."
Peio - Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Pete - Short form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
Pali -  Possibly a Romani form of Hungarian P�l, meaning "small."
Polonija - Short form of Slovene Apolonija, meaning "of Apollo."
Patrizia - Feminine form of Italian Patrizio, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Patya - Pet form of Russian Ipati, meaning "most high, supreme." 
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.
Pino -   Italian and Spanish name derived from the word pino, meaning "pine tree." 
Pádraigín - Feminine form of Irish Gaelic Pádraig, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Phelix - Greek form of Latin Felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky." In the bible, this is the name of a Roman procurator of Judea.
Penina - Anglicized form of Hebrew Peninnah, meaning "coral" or "pearl." 
Pascaline - Pet form of French Pascale, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Petranella - English variant spelling of Italian Petronella, meaning "little rock."
Paaie - Manx form of Scottish Peigi, meaning "pearl."
Pachjo - Esperanto pet form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
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.
Payam - Persian name meaning "message."
Polycarp - Short form of Latin Polycarpus, meaning "fruitful."
Palasan - Armenian name meaning "balsam."
Palaemon - Latin form of Greek Palaimon, meaning "wrestler." In mythology, this is the name of a young sea god who aided sailors in distress.
Pearl - English gem name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin perla, meaning "pearl." The pearl is the birthstone for the month of June.
Pellervo - Finnish unisex name meaning "field." It is another name for the harvest god Sampsa.
Phaidros - Greek name derived from the word phaidros, meaning "bright."
Philippe - French form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Pellegrino - Italian form of Latin Peregrinus, meaning "wanderer."
Philippine - Feminine form of French Philippe, meaning "lover of horses."
Phelim - Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Féidhlim, possibly meaning "hospitable."
Phaeton - Greek name meaning "the shining one." In mythology, this is the name of one of the steeds of Aurora. The other is Abrax.
Phillis - English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Pavao - Croatian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Prokopiy - Russian form of Greek Prokopios, meaning "advance, progress."
Philibert - Variant spelling of French Filibert, meaning "very bright."
Piers - Middle English form of French Pierres, meaning "rock, stone."
Philocrates - Latin form of Greek Philokrates, meaning "friend of power" or "to love power."
Predbjørn - Modern form of Old Danish Pridbjørn, meaning "magnificent bear." 
Philetos - Greek name meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of a heretic.
Pamella - Variant spelling of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
Paride - Italian form of Greek Paris, probably meaning "wager." 
Ptaysanwee - Native American Sioux name meaning "white buffalo."
Phoibe - Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan goddess of bright intellect.
Prabodhan - Hindi name meaning "knowledge."
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.
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.
Phillida - Variant spelling of Greek Phyllida, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
Pantzeska - Basque form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
Pollie - Variant spelling of English Polly, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Parounag - Armenian name meaning "grateful."
Paolo - Italian form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Phoinix - Greek name derived from the word phoinix, meaning "crimson." In mythology, this is the name of an immortal bird who would rise from its own ashes after being consumed by fire every 500 years.
Phanessa - Feminine form of Greek Phanes, meaning "bring to light; make appear." 
Phaedrus - Latin form of Greek Phaidros, meaning "bright."
Pankratiy - Russian form of Greek Pankratios, meaning "all power."
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. 
Peregrine - English name derived from Latin Peregrinus, meaning "wanderer."
Proserpine - Variant spelling of Roman Proserpina, meaning "to emerge."
Petronel - Short form of Italian Petronella, meaning "little rock."
Pantaleone - Italian form of Latin Pantaleon, meaning "all-merciful."
Patraicc - Old Irish Gaelic name derived from Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
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. 
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. 
Pépin - Old French name, possibly derived from the word pepin/pipin, meaning "seed of a fruit."
Pamphilus - Latin form of Greek Pamphilos, meaning "friend of all."
Pace - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the French personal name Pascal, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Polycarpus - Latin form of Greek Polykarpos, meaning "fruitful."
Pavagan - Armenian name meaning "enough."
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.
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.
Pankratios - Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and kratos "power," hence "all power."
Primrose - English name derived from the flower name, from Latin prima rosa, meaning "first rose." 
Pharao - Greek form of Hebrew Paroh ("great house"), meaning "his nakedness." In the bible, this is a title for the king of Egypt.
Paramonus - Latin form of Greek Paramonos, meaning either "constant, enduring" or "beyond Monimos." 
Philippa - Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Primo - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Primus, meaning "first."
Paola - Feminine form of Italian Paolo, meaning "small."
Parry -   Variant spelling of English Perry, meaning "wanderer."
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.
Pietro - Italian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Paschalis - Late Latin name derived from the word Pascha, from Hebrew Pesach ("Passover"), hence "Passover; Easter."
Phile - Feminine form of Greek Philon, meaning "to love."
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.
Philippina - Anglicized form of Spanish Felipina, meaning "lover of horses."
Prissy - English pet form of Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
Pipra - Esperanto name meaning "peppery."
Pherenike - Greek name composed of the elements pherein "to bring" and nike "victory," hence "bringer of victory." 
Pamuya - Native American Hopi name meaning "water moon."
Patrice - Medieval French form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble descent."
Pelle - Swedish pet form of Scandinavian Per, meaning "rock, stone."
Paulinus - Roman family name derived from Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Philogea - Greek name meaning "lover of the Earth." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the Sun.
Peace - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "peace." 
Philomenes - Perhaps a form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease." 
Phallu - Anglicized form of Hebrew Palluw, meaning "distinguished." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Reuben.
Paraskeve - Greek name meaning "preparation."
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.
Peleke - Hawaiian form of English Frederick, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Pridbor - Slavic name composed of the elements prid "first, foremost" and bor "battle," hence "foremost warrior."
Pattie - Variant spelling of English Patty, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Pyrrhos - Greek name meaning "flame-like." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Achilles. He is also known as Neoptolemus. 
Pyrros - Variant spelling of Greek Pyrrhos, meaning "flame-like." 
Prudentia - Feminine form of Latin Prudentius, meaning "cautious."
Perpetua - Spanish name, derived from Latin perpetuus, meaning "everlasting."
Purnima - Hindi name meaning "full moon."
Paylag - Armenian name meaning "lightning."
Pancho - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."
Ptolemy - Short form of Greek Ptolemaios, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
Paulin - Basque form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pedr - Welsh form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Ploutarchos - Greek name composed of the elements ploutos "riches, wealth" and arche "origin, source," hence "source of wealth."
Petre - Romanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
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.
Paquito - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisco, meaning "French."
Patty - English pet form of Latin Patricia, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
Padmini - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements padma "lotus flower" and ini "having," hence "possesses lotus flowers."
Pru - Short form of English Prudence "cautious" and Prunella "little prune."
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.
Pauwau - Native American Algonquin name meaning "witch."
Pipaluk - Greenlandic name meaning "nurse."
Peter -   Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Pàdraig, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Phrona - English short form of Greek Sophronia, meaning "self-controlled."
Phong - Vietnamese name meaning "wind."
Pericles - Latin form of Greek Perikles, meaning "surrounded by glory."
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. 
Pere - Catalan form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Peng - Chinese name meaning 1) "drum beats" and 2) "roc (the bird of legend)."
Psyche - Latin form of Greek Psykhe, meaning "animating spirit." In mythology, this is the name of a mortal princess who was loved by Eros.
Panya - Egyptian name meaning "mouse."
Pranay - Hindi name meaning "romance."
Pauleen - Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
Patrizio - Italian form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
Pantheras - Ancient Greek name composed of the elements pan "all" and therao "to hunt," hence "all-hunter," i.e. "panther."
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.
Peredur - Old Celtic Arthurian legend name of unknown meaning. It is the name on which the drastically altered French Percevel may have been based. 
Primož - Slovene form of Latin Primus, meaning "first."
Panayiotis - Variant spelling of Greek Panagiotis, meaning "all-holy."
Pantaleon - Latin form of Greek Panteleimon, meaning "all-merciful." 
Prudenzio - Italian form of Latin Prudentius, meaning "cautious."
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.
Perle - Yiddish name meaning "pearl."
Pàislig - Scottish Gaelic name, possibly derived from Late Latin basilica, meaning "church."
Patxi - Pet form of Basque Pantzeska, meaning "French." 
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.
Prabhat - Hindi name meaning "dawn."
Perdita - English name created by Shakespeare, derived from the Latin word perditus, meaning "lost."
Pippa - Pet form of English Philippa, meaning "lover of horses." It is the feminine equivalent of masculine Pip.
Penllyn - Welsh name meaning "from the headland of thelake."
Pen - English short form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Pryce - Welsh surname transferred to forename use, derived from ap Rhys, meaning "son of Rhys."
Pliny - From the Roman family name Plinius, of unknown meaning.
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. 
Pierre - French form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Pina - Short form of Italian names ending with -pina.
Piero - Italian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Paulie - English pet form of English/French Paul, meaning "small."
Parzifal - German form of French Percevel, meaning "pierced valley."
Philo - English and German name derived from Greek Philon, meaning "to love." Also used as a short form of other names beginning with Philo-.
Phuong - Vietnamese name meaning "phoenix."
Pytheos - Variant spelling of Greek Pythios, possibly meaning "to rot." 
Pio - Italian and Portuguese form of Latin Pius, meaning "pious."
Plinius - Roman family name of unknown meaning. 
Pranav - Hindi name meaning "Om," the sacred syllable.
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.
Ping - Chinese name meaning "stable."
Pernilla - Swedish form of Roman Latin Petronilla, meaning "little rock."
Pietrina - Feminine form of Italian Pietro, 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. 
Pierres - Older form of French Pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
Pax - Roman myth name of a goddess of peace, derived from the Latin word pax, meaning "peace." Her Greek name is Eirênê.
Pelagius - Latin form of Greek Pelagios, meaning "of the sea."
Pascale - Feminine form of French Pascal, meaning "Passover; Easter."
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.
Pengfei - Chinese name meaning "flight of the roc."
Petteri - Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Pankraz - German form of Latin Pancratius, meaning "all power."
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. 
Petras - Lithuanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Peggie - Variant spelling of English Peggy, meaning "pearl."
Piotr - Polish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Penko - Bulgarian pet form of Bulgarian/Croatian Petar, meaning "rock, stone."
Pranvera - Albanian name meaning "spring."
Ptolemaios - Greek name derived from the word polemeios, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
Ptolema - Feminine form of Greek Ptolemy, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
Pleasance - English form of Old French Plaisance, meaning "pleasant."
Pelagios - Greek name derived from the word pelagos ("the sea"), meaning "of the sea."
Plato - Latin form of Greek Platon, meaning "broad, flat; plateau." This is the name of a famous philosopher, and the name of a crater on the moon which was named after him.
Pelagia - Feminine form of Greek Pelagios, meaning "of the sea."
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.
Pyrois - Greek name meaning "fiery." In mythology, this is the name of one of the horses of the Sun.
Pleasant - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "pleasant."
Phuoc - North Vietnamese form of Phuc, meaning "blessings, luck."
Photine - Greek name derived from the word phos, meaning "light."
Prudencio - Spanish form of Latin Prudentius, meaning "cautious."
Paulius - Lithuanian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pentti - Finnish form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
Pilar - Spanish name derived from a title of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar "Mary of the Pillar," hence "pillar."
Paramonos - Contracted form of Greek Paramonimos, meaning either "constant, enduring" or "beyond Monimos." 
Päivä - Finnish name meaning "day."
Pompiliu - Romanian form of Roman Latin Pompilius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Pompeo - Italian form of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Prudentius - Late Latin name derived from the word prudens, meaning "cautious."
Peronel - Medieval English contracted form of Roman Latin Petronel, meaning "little rock."
Petru - Corsican and Romanian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Phtha - Greek form of Egyptian Ptah, meaning "opener (of the mouth)."
Pankratii - Variant spelling of Russian Pankratiy, meaning "all power." 
Peregrinus - Latin name meaning "wanderer."
Perlie - Variant spelling of English Pearlie, meaning "pearl."
Perlita - Pet form of Italian/Spanish Perla, meaning "pearl."
Plutarchus - Latin form of Greek Ploutarchos, meaning "source of wealth."
Pitti -  Possibly a Romani form ofHungarian Peti, meaning "rock; stone."
Phyllida - Feminine form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
Phoibos - Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is a byname for the sun and for the god Apollo.
Pjeter - Albanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Paquita - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisca, meaning "French."
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.
Plinio - Italian form of Roman Plinius, of unknown meaning. In use by the Portuguese and Spanish.
Powaqa - Native American Hopi name meaning "witch."
Palmiro - Italian name derived from Latin palma, meaning "palm tree." This name is sometimes given to babies born onPalm Sunday.
Prasutagus -  Celtic name of a king of the Iceni and husband of Boudica. 
Petri -   Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pivane - Native American Hopi name meaning "weasel."
Poul - Danish form of Latin Paulos, meaning "small."
Paulu - Corsican form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Plêionê - Greek name meaning "more, plenty." In mythology, this is the name of the Okeanid nymph wife of Atlas.
Poloma - Native American Choctaw name meaning "bow."
Pearle - Variant spelling of English Pearl, meaning "pearl."
Prue - Short form of English Prudence "cautious" and Prunella "little prune."
Peppi - Pet form of Spanish Perpetua, meaning "everlasting."
Pompey - English form of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Pirkko - Pet form of Finnish Pirkitta, meaning "exalted one."
Peni - Hawaiian form of English Ben (Benedict), meaning "blessed."
Poppy - English name derived from the flower name, from Latin papaver, which may be a reduplication of the base *pap-, meaning "to swell." 
Pablo - Spanish form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Ptah - Egyptian name meaning "opener (of the mouth)." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the primordial mound known as the Ta-tenen ("risen land"). He was the god who spoke the universe into being.
Pakwa - Native American Hopi name meaning "frog."
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. 
Pyotr - Russian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Peterkin - Pet form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
Posala - Native American Miwok name meaning "farewell to spring flowers."
Phuc - South Vietnamese name meaning "blessings, luck."
Pavla - Czech feminine form of Czech/Russian Pavel, meaning "small."
Pauwel - Dutch form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pauli - Feminine form of Basque Paulin, meaning "small."
Phlegon - Greek myth name of one of the horses of the noon-day sun, meaning "the burning one" or "the blazing one."
Penney - Variant spelling of English Penny, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Polly -  Alternate form of English Molly, "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." The reason for the change from "M" to "P" is not known.
Praskoviya - Russian form of Greek Paraskeve, meaning "preparation."
Pauliina - Finnish form of Latin Paulina, meaning "small."
Penka - Feminine form of Bulgarian Penko, meaning "rock, stone."
Petronella - Variant spelling of Italian Pietronella, meaning "little rock."
Pasco - Cornish form of French Pascal, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Pétur - Icelandic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Perttu - Finnish form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
Petro - Ukrainian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Paulien - Dutch form of Latin Paulina, meaning "small."
Pankrati - Variant spelling of Russian Pankratiy, meaning "all power." 
Pietronella - Italian form of Latin Petronilla, meaning "little rock."
Pilib - Irish Gaelic form of Greek Philippos, meaning "lover of horses."
Prudencia - Feminine form of Spanish Prudencio, meaning "cautious."
Palluw - Hebrew name meaning "distinguished." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Reuben.
Pietari - Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pompilius - Probably a derivative of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Pirkitta - Finnish form of Scandinavian Birgitta, meaning "exalted one."
Paulino - Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
Plácido - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
Pachua - Native American Hopi name meaning "feathered water snake."
Piripi - Maori form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Paavo - Finnish form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
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.
Pascoal - Portuguese form of Latin Paschalis, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Paget - Feminine diminutive form of English unisex Page, meaning "little patrician; little servant."
Pompeius - Roman name possibly derived from the Latin word pompa, from Greek pompe, meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Praxiteles - Greek name composed of the elements praxis "action, exercise, practice," and telos "aim, goal."
Phueng - Thai name meaning "bee."
Piedad - Spanish name meaning "mercy."
Przemko - Pet form of Polish Przemysław, meaning "bright thinker."
Pompeia - Feminine form of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
Pryderi - Welsh myth name the son of Pwyll and Rhiannon, meaning "care, worry."
Piaras - Irish Gaelic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Paharita - Chamoru name meaning "little bird."
Pourasdan - Armenian name meaning "flower garden."
Phyliss - English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Pyry - Finnish name meaning "blizzard, snowstorm."
Pahana - Native American Hopi name meaning "lost white brother."
Pylyp - Ukrainian form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Pilvi - Finnish name meaning "cloud."
Phoebus - Latin form of Greek Phoibos, meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is a byname for the sun and for the god Apollo.
Pwyll - Welsh myth name of the lord of Dyfed and father of Pryderi, meaning "sense."
Pierina - Pet form of Italian Piera, meaning "rock, stone."
Perikles - Greek name composed of the elements peri "around" and kleos "glory," hence "surrounded by glory."
Puengi - Chamoru name meaning "night."
Publius - Roman name meaning "public."
Pilipo - Hawaiian form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
Powwaw - Native American Algonquin name meaning "priest."
Piia - Finnish form of Latin Pia, meaning "pious."
Palmira - Feminine form of Italian Palmiro, meaning "pilgrim." This name is sometimes given to babies born onPalm Sunday.
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."
Pules - Native American Algonquin name meaning "pigeon."
Punita - Hindi name meaning "holy, pure."
Peigi - Pet form of Scottish Maighread, meaning "pearl."
Peli - Basque form of Latin Felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
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."
Petruso - Ukrainian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Pearlie - Pet form of English Pearl, meaning "pearl."
Pertti - Short form of Finnish Alpertti "bright nobility" and Roopertti "famous."
Perce - Short form of English Percival, meaning "pierced valley."
Pesha - Romani form of Russian Pasha, meaning "small."
Persius - Gallo-Roman form of Greek Perseus, probably meaning "soldier."
Perun - Slavic myth name of a god of lightning, meaning "thunder."
Paca - Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish Francisca, meaning "French."
Papillion - French name derived from the word papillon, meaning "butterfly."
Petter - Norwegian and Swedish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
Patsy - English unisex name meaning "patrician; of noble birth." It is a pet form of both English Patrick and Latin Patricia. 
Pouregh - Armenian name meaning "crystal."
Pulan - Chamoru name meaning "moon."
Paavi - Pet form of Finnish Paavo, meaning "small."
Puenthai - Thai name meaning "gun."
Przemek - Pet form of Polish Przemysław, meaning "bright thinker." 
Petr - Czech form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pitivo -  Possibly a pet form of Romani Pitti, meaning "rock; stone."
Paytah - Native American Sioux name meaning "fire."
Pekka - Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
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.
Peronelle - Variant spelling of English Peronel, meaning "little rock."
Plouton - Greek name derived from the word ploutos, meaning "wealth." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the underworld. 
Paule - French feminine form of English/French Paul, meaning "small."
Peizhi - Chinese name meaning "admiring iris."
Pajackok - Native American Algonquin name meaning "thunder."
Pavlo - Ukrainian form of Greek Pavlos, meaning "small."
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.
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.
Payl - Armenian name meaning "shiny."
Pallav - Hindi name meaning "budding leaf."
Pisti - Pet form of Hungarian István, meaning "crowned."
Piera - Feminine form of Italian Piero, meaning "rock, stone."
Punka -  Probably a Romani form ofBulgarian Penko, meaning "rock; stone."
Poncio - Spanish form of Roman Latin Pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman."
Pololena - Hawaiian form of English/French Florence, meaning "blossoming."
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. 
Peder - Danish and Norwegian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
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.
Pizkunde - Basque name meaning "resurrection."
Peadar - Gaelic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Pacey - Pet form of English Pace, meaning "Passover; Easter."
Phyllidos - Masculine form of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
Pich - Cambodian Khmer unisex name meaning "diamond."
Photios - Greek name derived from the element phos, meaning "light."
Pembe - Turkish name meaning "pink."
Plutarch - From Latin Plutarchus, meaning "source of wealth."
Pakuna - Native American Miwok name meaning "deer jumping downhill."
Pinchas - Variant spelling of Hebrew Piynechac, a form of Egyptian Panhsj ("the Nubian"), but translated from Hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." 
Purdie - Pet form of English Perdita, meaning "lost."
Piri - Pet form of Hungarian Piroska, meaning "ancient."
Pepita - Feminine form of Spanish Pepito, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Platon - Greek name derived from the word platys, meaning "broad, flat; plateau."
Phocas - Latin form of Greek Phokas, meaning "seal," the mammal.
Pavel - Czech and Russian form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
Pierrette - Feminine form of French Pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
Placida - Feminine form of Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
Phyllidis - Latin form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage."
Piroska - Hungarian form of Roman Latin Prisca, meaning "ancient."
Pehr - Swedish pet form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Prabodh - Hindi name meaning "good advice."
Placid - English name derived from Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
Petrina - Pet form of Latin Petra, meaning "rock, stone."
Plamen - Bulgarian name derived from Slavic plam, meaning "fire, flame." In use by the Romani.
Piruz - Persian name meaning "victorious."
Peninna - Anglicized form of Hebrew Peninnah, meaning "coral" or "pearl." 
Ptolemaeus - Latin form of Greek Ptolemaios, meaning "aggressive, warlike."
Paulette - Pet form of French Paule, meaning "small."
Pene - English short form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
Petula - Possibly an English Christian coinage derived from Latin petulare, meaning "to ask," hence "supplicant."
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.
Paulo - Basque, Esperanto and Portuguese form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Pastora - Feminine form of Spanish Pastor, meaning "shepherd."
Perrin - Pet form of French Pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
Peti - Pet form of Hungarian Péter, meaning "rock, stone."
Pocahontas - Native American Algonquin name meaning "she is playful."
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.
Predrag - Serbian name, probably composed of the Slavic elements prid "foremost, leading" and drag "dear, precious," hence "most precious one." 
Pitambar - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements pita "yellow" and ambara "garment," hence "yellow garment."
Paki - African Xhosa and Egyptian name meaning "witness."
Pinar - Turkish name meaning "spring."
Papina - Native American Miwok name meaning "vine growing around an oak tree."
Prokopios - Greek name derived from the word prokope, meaning "advance, progress."
Pozne - Basque name meaning "happiness."
Posie - Variant spelling of English Posy, meaning both "bouquet, flower" and "(God) shall add (another son)."
Piran - Proto-Celtic form of Irish Ciarán, meaning "little black one." In use by the Cornish.
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. 
Peeter - Estonian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
Plaisance - Old French name meaning "pleasant."
Pepca - Pet form of Slovene Jožefa, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Prapion - Armenian name meaning "tube rose."
Pieter - Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Pier - Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Paavali - Finnish form of Latin Paulus, meaning "small."
Posidonios - Variant spelling of Greek Poseidonios, meaning "of Poseidon."
Pergrouhi - Armenian name meaning "cheerful."
Petronia - Feminine form of Roman Latin Petronius, meaning "rock, stone."
Paulene - Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
Pim - Pet form of Dutch Willem, meaning "will-helmet."
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.
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."
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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