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PETRONIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which is possibly derived from Latin petro, petronis "yokel".
PETROS   m   Greek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian form of PETER.
PETROULA   f   Greek
Greek feminine form of PETER.
PETRU   m   Romanian, Corsican, Old Church Slavic
Romanian and Corsican form of PETER. It is also the form used in the Church Slavic New Testament.
PETRUCCIO   m   Medieval Italian
Medieval diminutive of PIETRO.
PETRUS   m   Dutch, German (Rare), Biblical Latin
Latin form of PETER used occasionally in Dutch and German.
PETTER   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of PETER.
PETTERI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PETER.
PETULA   f   English (Rare)
Meaning unknown, created in the 20th century. The name is borne by the British singer Petula Clark (1932-), whose name was invented by her father.
PETUNIA   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, derived ultimately from a Tupi (South American) word.
PÉTUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of PETER.
PETUR   m   Faroese
Faroese form of PETER.
PETYA   m & f   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian masculine diminutive of PYOTR or Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
PEYTON   m & f   English
From an English surname, originally a place name meaning "PÆGA's town". A famous bearer was Peyton Randolph (1721-1775), the first president of the Continental Congress. It is also borne by American football quarterback Peyton Manning (1976-).
PHAEDRA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Φαιδρα (Phaidra), derived from φαιδρος (phaidros) meaning "bright". Phaedra was the daughter of Minos and the wife of Theseus in Greek mythology. Aphrodite caused her to fall in love with her stepson Hippolytos, and after she was rejected by him she killed herself.
PHAEDRUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φαιδρος (Phaidros), which meant "bright". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher, and also of a 1st-century Roman fabulist who was originally a slave from Thrace.
PHAENNA   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek φαεινος (phaeinos) "shining". According to some Greek myths this was the name of one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites).
PHAIDRA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of PHAEDRA.
PHAIDROS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PHAEDRUS.
PHANOUEL   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of PENUEL.
PHANUEL   m   Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend
Form of PENUEL used in the New Testament, where it is borne by the father of Anna the prophetess. It also appears in the apocryphal Book of Enoch belonging to an angel.
PHANUHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of PENUEL in the Latin New Testament.
PHARAMOND   m   Literature, French (Rare)
French form of FARAMUND used by Shakespeare in 'Henry V' (1599).
PHARES   m   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of PEREZ in the Greek and Latin Bible.
PHAREZ   m   Biblical
Form of PEREZ used in some translations of the Bible.
PHEBE   f   English, Biblical
Variant of PHOEBE used in some translations of the New Testament.
PHELAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of FAOLÁN.
PHELIM   m   Irish
Anglicized form of FEIDHLIM.
PHELIX   m   Biblical Greek
Form of FELIX used in the Greek New Testament.
PHEMIE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of EUPHEMIA.
PHEOBE   f   English
Variant of PHOEBE.
PHERENIKE   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Attic Greek form of BERENICE.
PHERICK   m   Manx
Manx form of PATRICK.
PHESTOS   m   Biblical Greek
Form of FESTUS used in the Greek New Testament.
PHIL   m   English
Short form of PHILIP and various other names beginning with Phil, often a Greek element meaning "friend, dear, beloved".
PHILADELPHIA   f   English (Rare)
From the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. The name of the city meant "brotherly love" from Greek φιλεω (phileo) "to love" and αδελφος (adelphos) "brother". It is also the name of a city in the United States.
PHILANDER   m   English (Archaic), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Φιλανδρος (Philandros) meaning "friend of man" from Greek φιλος (philos) "friend" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). It was the name of a son of Apollo with the nymph Acalle. In the 18th century this was coined as a word meaning "to womanize", and the name subsequently dropped out of use.
PHILANDROS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PHILANDER.
PHILBERT   m   French (Rare)
Variant of PHILIBERT.
PHILE   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Philon (see PHILO).
PHILEMON   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "affectionate" in Greek, a derivative of φιλημα (philema) "kiss". Philemon was the recipient of one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
PHILETOS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILETUS.
PHILETUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Φιλητος (Philetos) meaning "beloved". In the New Testament, Philetus is a heretic in the church at Ephesus.
PHILIBERT   m   French
Early variant of FILIBERT altered by association with Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover". This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish saint. Another famous bearer was Philibert de l'Orme (1510-1570), a French Renaissance architect.
PHILIP   m   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Biblical
From the Greek name Φιλιππος (Philippos) which means "friend of horses", composed of the elements φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of five kings of Macedon, including Philip II the father of Alexander the Great. The name appears in the New Testament belonging to two people who are regarded as saints. First, one of the twelve apostles, and second, an early figure in the Christian church known as Philip the Deacon.... [more]
PHILIPA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of PHILIP.
PHILIPP   m   German
German form of PHILIP.
PHILIPPA   f   English (British), German
Latinate feminine form of PHILIP.
PHILIPPE   m   French
French form of PHILIP.
PHILIPPINA   f   German (Rare)
Elaborated form of PHILIPPA.
PHILIPPINE   f   French
Elaborated feminine form of PHILIPPE.
PHILIPPUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of PHILIP.
PHILIS   f   English (Rare)
Variant of PHYLLIS.
PHILLIDA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of PHYLLIDA.
PHILLIP   m   English
Variant of PHILIP, inspired by the usual spelling of the surname.
PHILLIPA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine variant of PHILIP.
PHILLIS   f   English
Variant of PHYLLIS.
PHILO   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Φιλων (Philon), which was derived from φιλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend". This was the name of a 1st-century Hellenistic Jewish philosopher and theologian from Alexandria.
PHILOKRATES   m   Ancient Greek
Means "friend of power" from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and κρατος (kratos) "power".
PHILOMEL   f   Literature
From an English word meaning "nightingale" (ultimately from PHILOMELA). It has been used frequently in poetry to denote the bird.
PHILOMELA   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and μηλον (melon) "fruit". The second element has also been interpreted as Greek μελος (melos) "song". In Greek myth Philomela was the sister-in-law of Tereus, who raped her and cut out her tongue. Prokne avenged her sister by killing her son by Tereus, after which Tereus attempted to kill Philomela. However, the gods intervened and transformed her into a nightingale.
PHILOMENA   f   English, German, Late Greek
From Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" and μενος (menos) "mind, purpose, strength, courage". This was the name of an obscure early saint and martyr. The name came to public attention in the 19th century after a tomb seemingly marked with the name Filumena was found in Rome, supposedly belonging to another martyr named Philomena. This may have in fact been a representation of the Greek word φιλομηνη (philomene) meaning "loved".
PHILOMÈNE   f   French
French form of PHILOMENA.
PHILON   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PHILO.
PHILOTHEOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "friend of god" from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and θεος (theos) "god".
PHINEAS   m   Biblical
Variant of PHINEHAS used in some versions of the Bible.
PHINEES   m   Biblical Greek
Form of PHINEHAS used in the Greek Old Testament.
PHINEHAS   m   Biblical
Probably means "Nubian" from the Egyptian name Panhsj, though some believe it means "serpent's mouth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Phinehas is a grandson of Aaron who kills an Israelite because he is intimate with a Midianite woman, thus stopping a plague sent by God. Also in the Bible this is the son of Eli, killed in battle with the Philistines.
PHIRUN   m   Khmer
Means "rain" in Khmer, from the name of a rain god in the mythologies of southeast Asia. The god's name is possibly derived from VARUNA.
PHOBOS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "fear, panic" in Greek. This was one of the sons of Ares in Greek mythology. Also, one of the moons of Mars bears this name.
PHOCAS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φωκας (Phokas), which meant "a seal" from Greek φωκη (phoke). This was the name of an early saint and martyr from Asia Minor. Sentenced to death for being a Christian, he is said to have given his killers lodging and then dug his own grave before he was executed.
PHOEBE   f   English, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Φοιβη (Phoibe), which meant "bright, pure" from Greek φοιβος (phoibos). In Greek mythology Phoibe was a Titan associated with the moon. This was also an epithet of her granddaughter, the moon goddess Artemis. The name appears in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament, where it belongs to a female minister in the church at Cenchreae. In England, it began to be used as a given name after the Protestant Reformation. A moon of Saturn bears this name (in honour of the Titan).
PHOEBUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φοιβος (Phoibos), which meant "bright, pure". This was an epithet of the Greek god Apollo.
PHOENIX   m & f   English (Modern)
From the name of a beautiful immortal bird which appears in Egyptian and Greek mythology. After living for several centuries in the Arabian Desert, it would be consumed by fire and rise from its own ashes, with this cycle repeating every 500 years. The name of the bird was derived from Greek φοινιξ (phoinix) meaning "dark red".
PHOKAS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PHOCAS.
PHOTINA   f   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of PHOTINE.
PHOTINE   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek φως (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτος (photos)). This is the name traditionally given to the Samaritan woman Jesus met at the well (see John 4:7). She is venerated as a saint by the Eastern Church.
PHOTIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek φως (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτος (photos)).
PHRIXOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of PHRIXUS.
PHRIXUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Φριξος (Phrixos) which meant "thrilling, causing shivers", derived from φριξ (phrix) "ripple, shiver". In Greek myth Phrixus was the son of Athamus and Nephele. He was to be sacrificed to Zeus, but he escaped with his sister Helle on the back of the ram with the Golden Fleece.
PHÚC   m & f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phúc) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing".
PHUNIHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of PENUEL in the Latin Old Testament.
PHUNTSO   m & f   Bhutanese
Bhutanese form of PHUNTSOK.
PHUNTSOK   m & f   Tibetan
Means "abundant, excellent" in Tibetan.
PHƯƠNG   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phương) meaning "direction, way".
PHƯỢNG   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phượng) meaning "phoenix". This refers to the mythological creature known as the Chinese phoenix or the Fenghuang.
PHYLISS   f   English
Variant of PHYLLIS.
PHYLLIDA   f   English (Rare)
From Φυλλιδος (Phyllidos), the genitive form of PHYLLIS. This form was used in 17th-century pastoral poetry.
PHYLLIS   f   Greek Mythology, English, German
Means "foliage" in Greek. In Greek mythology this was the name of a woman who killed herself out of love for Demophon and was subsequently transformed into an almond tree. It began to be used as a given name in England in the 16th century, though it was often confused with Felicia.
PÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PIUS.
PIARAS   m   Irish
Irish form of PIERS.
PICH   f & m   Khmer
Means "diamond" in Khmer.
PIEDAD   f   Spanish
Means "mercy, piety" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin pietas.
PIER   m   Italian, Dutch
Italian and Dutch variant form of PETER. In Italian, this form is often used in combination with another name.
PIERA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of PETER.
PIERCE   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name PIERS.
PIERINA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of PIERO.
PIERINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of PIERO.
PIERO   m   Italian
Italian form of PETER. Piero della Francesca was an Italian Renaissance painter.
PIERRE   m   French, Swedish
French form of PETER. This name was borne by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), a French impressionist painter, and by Pierre Curie (1859-1906), a physicist who discovered radioactivity with his wife Marie.
PIERRETTE   f   French
Feminine diminutive of PIERRE.
PIERRICK   m   Breton, French
Breton diminutive of PIERRE.
PIERS   m   English (British), Medieval French
Medieval form of PETER. This was the name of the main character in the 14th-century poem 'Piers Plowman' by William Langland.
PIET   m   Dutch
Short form of PIETER.
PIETARI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PETER used in the Bible.
PIETER   m   Dutch
Dutch form of PETER. This name was borne by the 16th-century Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder.
PIETRA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of PETER.
PIETRINA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of PIETRO.
PIETRO   m   Italian
Italian form of PETER. Pietro was the given name of the Renaissance painter known as Perugino.
PIETRONELLA   f   Dutch
Variant of PETRONELLA.
PIETY   f   English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "piety, devoutness". This was a rare virtue name used by the Puritans in the 17th century.
PIHLA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish pihlaja meaning "rowan tree".
PIIA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PIA.
PIKA   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of PETER.
PILAR   f   Spanish
Means "pillar" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar, meaning "Mary of the Pillar". According to legend, when Saint James the Greater was in Saragossa in Spain, the Virgin Mary appeared on a pillar.
PILI   f   Spanish
Diminutive of PILAR.
PILIB   m   Irish
Irish form of PHILIP.
PILIRANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "persevere, endure" in Chewa.
PILOQUTINNGUAQ   f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "little leaf" in Greenlandic.
PILVI   f   Finnish
Means "cloud" in Finnish.
PILYPAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of PHILIP.
PIM   m   Dutch
Diminutive of WILLEM.
PINA   f   Italian
Short form of names ending in pina.
PINAR   f   Turkish
Means "spring" in Turkish.
PINCHAS   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PHINEHAS.
PING   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (píng) meaning "level, even, peaceful". Other characters can also form this name.
PINJA   f   Finnish
Means "stone pine" in Finnish.
PINO   m   Italian
Short form of names ending in pino.
PÍO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PIUS.
PIO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of PIUS.
PIOTR   m   Polish
Polish form of PETER.
PIP   m & f   English
Diminutive of PHILIP or PHILIPPA. This was the name of the main character in 'Great Expectations' (1860) by Charles Dickens.
PIPALUK   f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "nurse" in Greenlandic.
PIPER   f   English (Modern)
From a surname which was originally given to a person who played on a pipe (a flute). It was popularized as a given name by a character from the television series 'Charmed', which debuted in 1998.
PIPIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of PÉPIN.
PIPPA   f   English
Diminutive of PHILIPPA.
PIPPIN (1)   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of PÉPIN.
PIPPIN (2)   m   Literature
The name of a hobbit in 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien. His full given name was Peregrin, a semi-translation into English of his true hobbit name Razanur meaning "traveller".
PIPRA   f   Esperanto
Means "peppery" in Esperanto.
PIRAN   m   Cornish
Possibly derived from CIARÁN. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish monk who founded a monastery in Cornwall. He is the patron saint of Cornwall.
PIRI   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of PIROSKA.
PIRIPI   m   Maori
Maori form of PHILIP.
PIRITTA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of BIRGITTA.
PIRJO   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of PIRITTA.
PIRKKO   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of PIRITTA.
PIROOZ   m   Persian
Variant transcription of PIRUZ.
PIROSKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of PRISCA, influenced by the Hungarian word piros meaning "red".
PIROUZ   m   Persian
Variant transcription of PIRUZ.
PIRUZ   m   Persian
Variant of FIRUZ.
PISTA   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of ISTVÁN.
PISTI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of ISTVÁN.
PISTIS   f   Greek Mythology
Means "trust, faith" in Greek. In Greek mythology Pistis was the personification of trust.
PIT   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of PITTER.
PITAMBAR   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of PITAMBARA.
PITAMBARA   m   Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit पीत (pita) meaning "yellow" and अम्बर (ambara) meaning "garment". This is another name of the Hindu gods Vishnu or Krishna, given to them because yellow clothing is traditionally worn at religious events.
PITTER   m   Frisian, Limburgish
Frisian and Limburgish form of PETER.
PIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "pious, dutiful". This was the name of twelve popes.
PJETËR   m   Albanian
Albanian form of PETER.
PLACID   m   English (Rare)
English form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLACIDA   f   Late Roman, Italian
Feminine form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLACIDE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLÁCIDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLACIDO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Placidus which meant "quiet, calm".
PLACIDUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of PLACIDO.
PLAMEN   m   Bulgarian, Serbian
Derived from South Slavic plamen meaning "flame, fire".
PLATO   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Πλατων (Platon) which was derived from Greek πλατυς (platys) meaning "broad-shouldered". Plato was one of the most important of the Greek philosophers. He was a pupil of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. He constructed the theory of Forms and wrote several works, including the 'Republic'.
PLATON   m   Ancient Greek, Greek, Russian
Greek form of PLATO.
PLEASANCE   f   English (Archaic)
From the medieval name Plaisance which meant "pleasant" in Old French.
PLÍNIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Plinius (see PLINY).
PLINIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Plinius (see PLINY).
PLINIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of PLINY.
PLINY   m   History
From the Roman family name Plinius, which is of unknown meaning. Two 1st-century Romans are known by this name: Gaius Plinius Secundus (called Pliny the Elder), a scientist and historian who died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius; and Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (called Pliny the Younger), an author and statesman.
PLOUTARCHOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PLUTARCH.
PLOUTON   m   Greek Mythology
Original Greek form of PLUTO.
PLUTARCH   m   History
From the Greek name Πλουταρχος (Ploutarchos), which was derived from πλουτος (ploutos) "riches, wealth" and αρχος (archos) "master". Plutarch was a 1st-century Greek historian.
PLUTO   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology
Latinized form of Greek Πλουτων (Plouton), derived from πλουτος (ploutos) meaning "wealth". This was an alternate name of Hades, the god of the underworld. This is also the name of a dwarf planet (formerly designated the ninth planet) in the solar system.
POCAHONTAS   f   History, Native American, Algonquin
Means "she is playful" in Algonquin. This was the name of a young Algonquin woman, daughter of a powerful chief, who married a white colonist.
POGHOS   m   Armenian
Armenian form of PAUL.
PÓL   m   Irish
Irish form of PAUL.
PÒL   m   Scottish
Scottish form of PAUL.
POL   m   Catalan
Catalan form of PAUL.
POLA   f   Polish
Short form of APOLONIA.
POLAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of BOLAT.
POLDI   m   German
German diminutive of LEOPOLD.
POLINA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek
Either a Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Greek form of PAULINA or a short form of APOLLINARIYA.
POLISSENA   f   Italian (Rare)
Italian form of POLYXENA.
POLLIE   f   English
Variant of POLLY.
POLLUX   m   Roman Mythology
Roman form of Greek Πολυδευκης (Polydeukes) meaning "very sweet", from Greek πολυς (polys) "much" and δευκης (deukes) "sweet". In mythology he was the twin brother of Castor and a son of Zeus. The constellation Gemini, which represents the two brothers, contains a star by this name.
POLLY   f   English
Medieval variant of MOLLY. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
POLLYANNA   f   Literature
Combination of POLLY and ANNA. This was the name of the main character in Eleanor H. Porter's novel 'Pollyanna' (1913).
POLONA   f   Slovene
Short form of APOLONIJA.
POLYA   f   Bulgarian
Diminutive of POLINA.
POLYCARP   m   Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Πολυκαρπος (Polykarpos) meaning "fruitful, rich in fruit", ultimately from Greek πολυς (polys) "much" and καρπος (karpos) "fruit". Saint Polycarp was a 2nd-century bishop of Smyrna who was martyred by being burned at the stake and then stabbed.
POLYDEUKES   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of POLLUX.
POLYKARPOS   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of POLYCARP.
POLYMNIA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "abounding in song", derived from Greek πολυς (polys) "much" and ‘υμνος (hymnos) "song, hymn". In Greek mythology she was the goddess of dance and sacred songs, one of the nine Muses.
POLYXENA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Πολυξενη (Polyxene) which was from the word πολυξενος (polyxenos) meaning "entertaining many guests, very hospitable", itself derived from πολυς (polys) "many" and ξενος (xenos) "foreigner, guest". In Greek legend she was a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, beloved by Achilles. After the Trojan War, Achilles' son Neoptolemus sacrificed her.
POLYXENE   f   Greek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of POLYXENA.
POLYXENI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of POLYXENA.
POMONA   f   Roman Mythology
From Latin pomus "fruit tree". This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.
POMPEIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of POMPEY.
POMPEO   m   Italian
Italian form of Pompeius (see POMPEY).
POMPEY   m   History
Modern form of the Roman family name Pompeius, which was probably derived from a Sabellic word meaning "five". A notable bearer was the 1st-century BC Roman general Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey the Great.
POMPILIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of the Roman name Pompilius which is of unknown meaning, possibly a derivative of Pompeius (see POMPEY). Numa Pompilius was the legendary second king of Rome (after Romulus).
POMPILIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of POMPILIU.
POMPONIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of POMPONIUS.
POMPONIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which is of unknown meaning, possibly a derivative of Pompeius (see POMPEY).
PONCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PONTIUS.
PONS   m   French (Rare)
French form of PONTIUS.
PONTIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman family name. The family had Samnite roots so the name probably originated from the Oscan language, likely meaning "fifth" (a cognate of Latin Quintus). Alternatively, it could be derived from the name of the ancient province of Pontus in Asia Minor, itself probably from Greek ποντος (pontos) "sea". A notable bearer of this name was Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea who appears in the New Testament.
PONTUS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of PONTIUS.
PONZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of PONTIUS.
POOJA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Variant transcription of PUJA.
POORNIMA   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of PURNIMA.
POPPY   f   English (British)
From the word for the red flower, derived from Old English popæg.
PORCIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of PORCIUS.
PORCIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name meaning "pig", derived from Latin porcus. Famous members of the family include the Roman statesmen Cato the Elder (Marcus Porcius Cato) and his great-grandson Cato the Younger (Marcus Porcius Cato Uticencis).
PORFIRIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Derived from the Greek name Πορφυριος (Porphyrios), which was derived from the word πορφυρα (porphyra) meaning "purple dye". This was the name of several early saints.
PORNTIP   f   Thai
Derived from Thai พร (phon) "blessing" and ทิพย์ (thip) "divine".
PORPHYRIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of PORFIRIO.
PORSCHE   f   English (Modern)
From the name of the German car company, which was founded by Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951). His surname is derived from the given name BORIS.
PORTER   m   English
From an occupational English surname meaning "doorkeeper", ultimately from Old French porte "door", from Latin porta.
PORTIA   f   English
Variant of Porcia, the feminine form of the Roman family name PORCIUS, used by William Shakespeare for the heroine of his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596). In the play Portia is a woman who disguises herself as a man in order to defend Antonio in court. It is also the name of a moon of Uranus, after the Shakespearian character.
POSEIDON   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek ποσις (posis) "husband, lord" and δα (da) "earth". In Greek mythology Poseidon was the unruly god of the sea and earthquakes, the brother of Zeus. He was often depicted carrying a trident and riding in a chariot drawn by white horses.
POSIE   f   English
Variant of POSY.
POSY   f   English
Diminutive of JOSEPHINE. It can also be inspired by the English word posy for a bunch of flowers.
POUL   m   Danish
Danish form of PAUL.
PRABHAKARA   m   Hinduism
Means "light maker", derived from Sanskrit प्रभा (prabha) meaning "light" and कर (kara) meaning "maker". This is a name given to the sun in Hindu texts. It was also borne by a medieval Hindu scholar.
PRABHAT   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "shining forth, morning" in Sanskrit.
PRABHU   m   Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada
Means "mighty, powerful, master" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of both the Hindu gods Surya and Agni.
PRABODH   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "awakening" in Sanskrit.
PRACHI   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit प्राच्य (prachya) meaning "eastern, ancient".
PRADEEP   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription of PRADIP.
PRADIP   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रदीप (pradipa) meaning "light, lantern".
PRAISE   f   English (Rare)
From the English word praise, which is ultimately derived (via Old French) from Late Latin preciare, a derivative of Latin pretium "price, worth".
PRAKASH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit प्रकाश (prakasha) meaning "light, bright, shining".
PRAMOD   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada
Modern form of PRAMODA.
PRAMODA   m   Hinduism
Means "joy" in Sanskrit. This is the name of an attendant of the Hindu god Skanda.
PRAN   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "breath" in Sanskrit.
PRANAV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
This is the Sanskrit word referring to ओम् (om), the Hindu sacred syllable.
PRANAY   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "leader, guidance, love" in Sanskrit.
PRANCIŠKUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of FRANCIS.
PRANVERA   f   Albanian
Derived from Albanian pranverë meaning "spring", itself from pranë "nearby, close" and verë "summer".
PRASAD   m   Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Odia, Bengali, Nepali
Means "brightness, clearness, graciousness, offering" in Sanskrit. This is a word referring to an offering of food made to a deity.
PRASANNA   m   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Odia, Hindi
Means "clear, bright, tranquil" in Sanskrit.
PRASENJIT   m   Bengali
Means "conqueror of an expert army" in Sanskrit.
PRASERT   m   Thai
Means "excellent, superb" in Thai.
PRASKOVIYA   f   Russian
Variant transcription of PRASKOVYA.
PRASKOVYA   f   Russian
Russian form of PARASKEVE.
PRATAP   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "heat, splendour, glory" in Sanskrit.
PRATEEK   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Variant transcription of PRATIK.
PRATIBHA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "light, splendour, intelligence" in Sanskrit.
PRATIK   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "look, appearance" in Sanskrit.
PRATIMA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "image, likeness, reflection" in Sanskrit.
PRAVEEN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of PRAVIN.
PRAVEENA   f   Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi
Variant transcription of PRAVINA.
PRAVIN   m   Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Means "skilled" in Sanskrit.
PRAVINA   f   Indian, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of PRAVIN.
PRAXIS   f   Greek Mythology
Means "practical" in Greek. This was another name for the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
PRAXITELES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements πραξις (praxis) "action, exercise" and τελος (telos) "aim, goal". This was the name of a 4th-century BC sculptor from Athens.
PREBEN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Modern Danish form of the name Pridbjørn, which was a medieval Scandinavian form of the Slavic (Wendish) name Pridbor, which was derived from Slavic prid "first" and borti "battle". It was imported into Danish via the medieval Putbus family, who were Slavic nobles from Rügen in Pomerania.
PRECIOUS   f   English (Modern)
From the English word precious, ultimately derived from Latin pretiosus, a derivative of Latin pretium "price, worth".
PREDRAG   m   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with a superlative prefix.
PREECHA   m   Thai
Means "intelligence, wisdom" in Thai.
PREETHI   f   Indian, Kannada, Tamil
South Indian form of PRITI.
PREETI   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Variant transcription of PRITI.
PREM   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "love, affection" in Sanskrit.
PREMA   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of PREM.
PŘEMEK   m   Czech
Diminutive of PŘEMYSL.
PREMISLAV   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PŘEMYSL   m   Czech
From an old Slavic name which meant "trick, stratagem", from pre "over" and mysli "thought, idea". This was the name of the founder of the Přemyslid dynasty, which ruled Bohemia from the 9th to the 14th century.
PREMYSL   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of PŘEMYSL.
PRESLEY   f & m   English
From an English surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "priest clearing" (Old English preost and leah). This surname was borne by musician Elvis Presley (1935-1977).
PRESTON   m   English
From an English surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "priest town" (Old English preost and tun).
PRIAM   m   Greek Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Greek Πριαμος (Priamos), possibly meaning "redeemed". In Greek legend Priam was the king of Troy during the Trojan War and the father of many children including Hector and Paris.
PRIAMOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of PRIAM.
PRIAPOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of PRIAPUS.
PRIAPUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Meaning unknown. This was the name of a Greek god of fertility, gardens, and the phallus.
PRICE   m   Welsh
From a Welsh surname which was derived from ap Rhys meaning "son of RHYS".
PRIDBJØRN   m   Old Danish
Old Danish form of PREBEN.
PRIDBOR   m   Medieval Slavic
Earlier Slavic form of PREBEN.
PRIDON   m   Georgian
Georgian form of FEREYDOUN.
PRIDONI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of FEREYDOUN.
PRIIDIK   m   Estonian
Estonian form of FREDERICK.
PRIIT   m   Estonian
Short form of PRIIDIK.
PRIITA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of BRITA.
PRIMITIVA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of PRIMITIVUS. Saint Primitiva was an early martyr from Rome.
PRIMITIVO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PRIMITIVUS.
PRIMITIVUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "first formed". Saint Primitivus was a 3rd-century Spanish martyr.
PRIMO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Primus, which meant "first". This was the name of three early saints, each of whom were martyred.
PRIMOŽ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Primus (see PRIMO).
PRIMROSE   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the flower, ultimately deriving from Latin prima rosa "first rose".
PRIMULA   f   English (Rare)
From the name of a genus of several species of flowers, including the primrose. It is derived from the Latin word primulus meaning "very first".
PRIMUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of PRIMO.
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