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PAOLINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAOLINO   m   Italian
Italian form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAOLO   m   Italian
Italian form of Paulus (see PAUL). Paolo Uccello and Paolo Veronese were both Italian Renaissance painters.
PAORA   m   Maori
Maori form of PAUL.
PAPA   f   Polynesian Mythology
Means "earth" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Papa or Papatuanuku was the goddess of the earth and the mother of many of the other gods. She and her husband Rangi, the god of the sky, were locked in a tight embrace. Their children decided to separate them, a feat of strength accomplished by the god Tane.
PAPAK   m   Ancient Persian
Variant of BABAK.
PAQUITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PAQUITO   m   Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
PARAMONOS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek παραμονη (paramone) meaning "endurance, constancy".
PARASKEVA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PARASKEVE.
PARASKEVAS   m   Greek, Late Greek
Masculine form of PARASKEVE.
PARASKEVE   f   Late Greek
Derived from Greek παρασκευη (paraskeue) meaning "preparation" or "Friday" (being the day of preparation). This was the name of a 2nd-century saint who was martyred in Rome.
PARASKEVI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of PARASKEVE.
PARASKEVOULA   f   Greek
Diminutive of PARASKEVI.
PARASTOO   f   Persian
Means "swallow (bird)" in Persian.
PARASTU   f   Persian
Variant transcription of PARASTOO.
PARI   f   Persian
Means "fairy" in Persian.
PARIDE   m   Italian
Italian form of PARIS (1).
PARIS (1)   m   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology he was the Trojan prince who kidnapped Helen and began the Trojan War. Though presented as a somewhat of a coward in the 'Iliad', he did manage to slay the great hero Achilles. He was himself eventually slain in battle by Philoctetes.
PARIS (2)   f   Various
From the name of the capital city of France, which got its name from the ancient Celtic tribe known as the Parisii.
PARISA   f   Persian
Means "like a fairy" in Persian.
PARKER   m & f   English
From an English occupational surname which meant "keeper of the park".
PARMINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit परम (parama) meaning "highest, best" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
PARNEL   f   English (Archaic)
Contracted form of PETRONEL. In the later Middle Ages it became a slang term for a promiscuous woman, and the name subsequently fell out of use.
PARRIS   m & f   English (Rare)
From an English surname which originally denoted a person who came from the French city of Paris (see PARIS (2)).
PARRY   m   Welsh
From a Welsh surname which was derived from ap Harry meaning "son of HARRY".
PARSIFAL   m   German (Rare)
German form of PERCIVAL.
PARTH   m   Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PARTHA.
PARTHA   m   Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Assamese
Means "son of PRITHA" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is another name for the Pandavas, who were sons of Pritha (another name of Kunti) and Pandu.
PARTHALÁN   m   Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly from BARTHOLOMEW. In Irish legend he was the first man on Ireland after the biblical flood.
PARTHENIA   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek παρθενος (parthenos) meaning "maiden, virgin". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Athena.
PARTHENOPE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "maiden's voice", derived from Greek παρθενος (parthenos) "maiden, virgin" and οψ (ops) "voice". In Greek legend this is the name of one of the Sirens who enticed Odysseus.
PARVAIZ   m   Persian
Variant transcription of PARVIZ.
PƏRVANƏ   f   Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of PARVANEH.
PARVANA   f   Azerbaijani, Persian
Variant transcription of PƏRVANƏ (Azerbaijani) or PARVANEH (Persian).
PARVANEH   f   Persian
Means "butterfly" in Persian.
PARVATI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "of the mountains" in Sanskrit. Parvati is a Hindu goddess of love and power, the wife of Shiva and the mother of Ganesha.
PARVEEN   f & m   Indian, Hindi
Hindi form of PARVIN, also used as a masculine name.
PƏRVİN   f   Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of PARVIN.
PARVIN   f   Persian, Azerbaijani
Means "the Pleiades" in Persian. The Pleiades are a group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
PARVIZ   m   Persian
Means "fortunate, happy" in Persian. This name was borne by a son of the Mughal emperor Jahangir.
PARWIZ   m   Persian
Variant transcription of PARVIZ.
PASCAL   m   French, German, Dutch
From the Late Latin name Paschalis, which meant "relating to Easter" from Latin Pascha "Easter", which was in turn from Hebrew פֶּסַח (pesach) "Passover". Passover is the ancient Hebrew holiday celebrating the liberation from Egypt. Because it coincided closely with the later Christian holiday of Easter, the same Latin word was used for both. The name Pascal can also function as a surname, as in the case of Blaise Pascal, the French philosopher, mathematician and inventor.
PASCALE   f   French
Feminine form of PASCAL.
PASCALINE   f   French
Feminine form of PASCAL.
PASCHAL   m   History
Variant of Paschalis (see PASCAL). Paschal or Paschalis was the name of two popes.
PASCHALIS   m   Late Roman, Greek
Latin and Greek form of PASCAL.
PASCO   m   Cornish
Cornish form of PASCAL.
PASCUAL   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PASCAL.
PASCUALA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PASCAL.
PASHA   m   Russian
Diminutive of PAVEL.
PASI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of BASIL (1).
PAŠKAL   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PASKAL   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PASCAL.
PAŠKO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PASQUALE   m   Italian
Italian form of PASCAL.
PASQUALINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of PASCAL.
PASQUALINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of PASQUALE.
PASSANG   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good, excellent" in Tibetan.
PASTOR   m   Spanish, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name meaning "shepherd". This was the name of at least three saints.
PASTORA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of PASTOR.
PAT   m & f   English
Short form of PATRICK or PATRICIA. A famous bearer of this name was Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
PATARIKI   m   Maori
Maori form of PATRICK.
PATE   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of PATRICK.
PATIENCE   f   English
From the English word patience, ultimately from Latin patientia, a derivative of pati "to suffer". This was one of the virtue names coined by the Puritans in the 17th century.
PATIGUL   f   Uyghur
Uyghur elaboration of PATIME using the suffix گۇل (gul) meaning "flower, rose".
PATIME   f   Uyghur
Uyghur form of FATIMAH.
PATKA   f   Polish, Slovak
Diminutive of PATRYCJA or PATRÍCIA.
PATRICE (1)   m   French
French form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICE (2)   f   English
Variant of PATRICIA.
PATRÍCIA   f   Slovak, Portuguese, Hungarian
Slovak, Portuguese and Hungarian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICIA   f   English, Spanish, German, Late Roman
Feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK). In medieval England this spelling appears in Latin documents, but this form was probably not used as the actual name until the 18th century, in Scotland.
PATRICIE   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRÍCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICIUS   m   Late Roman
Original Latin form of PATRICK.
PATRICK   m   Irish, English, French, German
From the Latin name Patricius, which meant "nobleman". This name was adopted in the 5th-century by Saint Patrick, whose birth name was Sucat. He was a Romanized Briton who was captured and enslaved in his youth by Irish raiders. After six years of servitude he escaped home, but he eventually became a bishop and went back to Ireland as a missionary. He is traditionally credited with Christianizing the island, and is regarded as Ireland's patron saint.... [more]
PATRIK   m   Swedish, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Hungarian
Form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRIZIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRIZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATROCLUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Πατροκλος (Patroklos) which meant "glory of the father", derived from πατηρ (pater) "father" (genitive πατρος) and κλεος (kleos) "glory". In Greek legend he was one of the heroes who fought against the Trojans. His death at the hands of Hector drew his friend Achilles back into the war.
PATROKLOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of PATROCLUS.
PATRYCJA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRYK   m   Polish
Polish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATSY   f & m   English, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
PATTI   f   English
Variant of PATTY.
PATTIE   f   English
Variant of PATTY.
PATTON   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from a diminutive of PATRICK. A notable bearer of the surname was the American World War II general George S. Patton (1885-1945), who played an important part in the allied offensive in France.
PATTY   f   English
Originally a variant of Matty, a 17th-century diminutive of MARTHA. It is now commonly used as a diminutive of PATRICIA.
PATXI   m   Basque
Basque form of FRANCIS.
PATYA   m   Russian
Diminutive of IPATI.
PAU   m   Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of PAUL. It also coincides with the Catalan word for "peace".
PAUL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Biblical
From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church. According to Acts in the New Testament, he was a Jewish Roman citizen who converted to Christianity after the resurrected Jesus appeared to him. After this he travelled the eastern Mediterranean as a missionary. His original Hebrew name was Saul. Many of the epistles in the New Testament were authored by him.... [more]
PÀULA   f   Sardinian
Sardinian feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULA   f   German, English, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman saint who was a companion of Saint Jerome.
PAULE   f   French
French feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULEEN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of PAULINE.
PAULENE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of PAULINE.
PAULETTA   f   English
Latinate feminine diminutive of PAUL.
PAULETTE   f   French
French feminine diminutive of PAUL.
PAULI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PAUL.
PAULIE   m   English
Diminutive of PAUL.
PAULIEN   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAULIINA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of PAULINA.
PAULÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of PAULINA.
PAULINA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Lithuanian, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAULINE   f   French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAULINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of PAULA.
PAULINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of PAULO.
PAULINO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman family name Paulinus, which was itself derived from Paulus (see PAUL). Saint Paulinus of Nola was a 5th-century nobleman from Gaul who gave up his wealthy lifestyle and became bishop of Nola. He was also noted for his poetry. Another saint by this name was a 7th-century missionary to England who became the first bishop of York.
PAULINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of PAULINO.
PAULIUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of PAUL.
PAŬLO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of PAUL.
PAULO   m   Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULOS   m   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of PAUL.
PÀULU   m   Sardinian
Sardinian form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULU   m   Corsican
Corsican form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Latin form of PAUL.
PAUWEL   m   Dutch (Archaic)
Dutch (Flemish) form of PAUL.
PAVAO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of PAUL.
PAVEL   m   Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian
Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene and Macedonian form of PAUL.
PAVELU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of PAULUS.
PAVICA   f   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of PAULA.
PĀVILS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of PAUL.
PAVLA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of PAUL.
PAVLE   m   Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Georgian
Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian and Georgian form of PAUL.
PAVLI   m   Albanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PAVLÍNA   f   Czech
Czech form of PAULINA.
PAVLINA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek form of PAULINA.
PAVLO   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of PAUL.
PAVLOS   m   Greek
Greek form of PAUL.
PAVO   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of PAVAO.
PAVOL   m   Slovak
Slovak form of PAUL.
PAWEŁ   m   Polish
Polish form of PAUL.
PAX   f   Roman Mythology
Means "peace" in Latin. In Roman mythology this was the name of the goddess of peace.
PAXTON   m   English (Modern)
From a surname which was derived from an English place name meaning "Pœcc's town". Pœcc is an Old English name of unknown meaning.
PAYAM   m   Persian
Means "message" in Persian.
PAYTON   f & m   English (Modern)
Variant of PEYTON.
PAZ (1)   f   Spanish
Means "peace" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Paz, meaning "Our Lady of Peace".
PAZ (2)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PEACE   f   English (Rare)
From the English word peace, ultimately derived from Latin pax.
PEADAR   m   Irish, Scottish
Irish and Scottish form of PETER.
PEARCE   m   English (Rare)
Variant of PIERCE.
PEARL   f   English
From the English word pearl for the concretions formed in the shells of some mollusks, ultimately from Late Latin perla. Like other gemstone names, it has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. The pearl is the birthstone for June, and it supposedly imparts health and wealth.
PEARLE   f   English
Variant of PEARL.
PEARLIE   f   English
Diminutive of PEARL.
PECE   m   Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of PETER.
PEDER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of PETER.
PEDJA   m   Serbian
Diminutive of PREDRAG.
PEDR   m   Welsh
Welsh form of PETER.
PEDRINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of PEDRO.
PEDRO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of PETER. This was the name of the only two emperors of Brazil.
PEDRU   m   Sardinian
Sardinian form of PETER.
PEER   m   Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Variant of PER. The Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen used this name for the main character in his play 'Peer Gynt' (1867).
PEERS   m   English (Rare)
Variant of PIERS.
PEETER   m   Estonian
Estonian form of PETER.
PEG   f   English
Short form of PEGGY.
PEGASUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Πηγασος (Pegasos), possibly either from πηγος (pegos) "strong" or πηγαιος (pegaios) "from a water spring". In Greek mythology Pegasus was the winged horse that sprang from the blood of Medusa after she was killed by Perseus. There is a constellation in the northern sky named after the horse.
PEGGIE   f   English
Variant of PEGGY.
PEGGY   f   English
Medieval variant of Meggy, a diminutive of MARGARET. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
PEHR   m   Swedish
Swedish variant of PER.
PEIGI   f   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of MARGARET.
PEIO   m   Basque
Basque form of PETER.
PÈIRE   m   Occitan
Occitan form of PETER.
PEJO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of PETAR.
PEKKA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PETER.
PEKKO   m   Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of fields and crops.
PELAGEYA   f   Russian
Russian form of PELAGIA.
PELAGIA   f   Ancient Greek, Greek, Polish
Feminine form of PELAGIUS. This was the name of a few early saints, including a young 4th-century martyr who threw herself from a rooftop in Antioch rather than lose her virginity.
PELAGIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PELAGIUS.
PELAGIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Πελαγιος (Pelagios), which was derived from πελαγος (pelagos) "the sea". This was the name of several saints and two popes.
PELAGIYA   f   Russian
Russian form of PELAGIA.
PELE   f   Polynesian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes and fire who is said to live in Kilauea.
PELEG   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.
PELLE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of PER.
PELLEGRINO   m   Italian
Italian form of Peregrinus (see PEREGRINE).
PËLLUMB   m   Albanian
Means "dove" in Albanian.
PEMA   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Tibetan form of PADMA.
PEMBE   f   Turkish
Means "pink" in Turkish.
PEMPHERO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "prayer" in Chewa.
PEN   f   English
Short form of PENELOPE.
PENE   f   English (Rare)
Short form of PENELOPE.
PÉNÉLOPE   f   French
French form of PENELOPE.
PENELOPE   f   Greek Mythology, English
Possibly derived from Greek πηνελοψ (penelops), a type of duck. Alternatively it could be from πηνη (pene) "threads, weft" and ωψ (ops) "face, eye". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of the wife of Odysseus, forced to fend off suitors while her husband is away fighting at Troy. It has occasionally been used as an English given name since the 16th century.
PENI   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of BEN (1).
PENINNAH   f   Biblical
Means "precious stone" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the wives of Elkanah, the other being Hannah.
PENJANI   m & f   Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "seek for, look for" in Tumbuka.
PENKA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
PENKO   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of PETAR.
PENNY   f   English
Diminutive of PENELOPE.
PENTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of BENEDICT.
PENUEL   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "face of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of two minor characters in the Old Testament.
PEONY   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of flower. It was originally believed to have healing qualities, so it was named after the Greek medical god Pæon.
PEPCA   f   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of JOŽEFA.
PEPE   m   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of JOSEPH.
PEPIJN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of PÉPIN.
PÉPIN   m   History
Frankish name of unknown meaning. It possibly means "awe-inspiring" from Frankish bib- "to tremble". This was the name of three majordomos of Austrasia including Pépin III the Short, who became the first Carolingian king of the Franks. He was the father of Charlemagne.
PEPITA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine diminutive of JOSEPH.
PEPITO   m   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of JOSEPH.
PEPPE   m   Italian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PEPPI   m   Italian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PEPPINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Breton
Scandinavian and Breton form of PETER.
PERCE   m   English
Short form of PERCY.
PERCHUHI   f   Armenian
Means "elegant lady" in Armenian.
PERCIVAL   m   Arthurian Romance, English
Created by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his poem 'Perceval, the Story of the Grail'. In the poem Perceval was one of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table who was given a glimpse of the Holy Grail. The character (and probably the name) of Perceval was based on that of the Welsh hero PEREDUR. The spelling was perhaps altered under the influence of Old French percer val "to pierce the valley".
PERCY   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the name of a Norman town Perci, which was itself perhaps derived from a Gaulish given name which was Latinized as Persius. The surname was borne by a noble English family, and it first used as a given name in their honour. A famous bearer was Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), an English romantic poet whose works include 'Adonais' and 'Ozymandias'. This name can also be used as a short form of PERCIVAL.
PERDITA   f   Literature
Derived from Latin perditus meaning "lost". Shakespeare created this name for the daughter of Hermione in his play 'The Winter's Tale' (1610).
PERE   m   Catalan
Catalan form of PETER.
PEREDUR   m   Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Possibly means "hard spears" in Welsh. This was the name of several figures from Welsh mythology. It was later used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Arthurian tales. The character of Percival was probably based on him.
PEREGRINE   m   English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name Peregrinus, which meant "traveller". This was the name of several early saints.
PEREGRINUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of PEREGRINE.
PERELE   f   Yiddish
Variant of PERLE.
PERETZ   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PEREZ.
PEREZ   m   Biblical
Means "breach, burst forth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the twin brother of Zerah.
PERİ   f   Turkish
Turkish form of PARI.
PERICA   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian diminutive of PETAR.
PERICLES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Περικλης (Perikles), which was derived from the Greek elements περι (peri) "around, exceedingly" and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and general.
PERIG   m   Breton
Breton diminutive of PER.
PERIKLES   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PERICLES.
PERIKLIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of PERICLES.
PERLA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of PEARL.
PERLE   f   French, Yiddish
French and Yiddish cognate of PEARL. It is also used as a Yiddish vernacular form of Margaret.
PERLIE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of PEARL.
PERLITA   f   Italian, Spanish
Diminutive of PERLA.
PERMELIA   f   English (Archaic)
Meaning unknown, possibly an early American alteration of PAMELA.
PERNEL   f   English (Archaic)
Variant of PARNEL.
PERNILLA   f   Swedish
Swedish short form of PETRONILLA.
PERNILLE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of PETRONILLA.
PERO   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of PETAR.
PERONEL   f   English (Archaic)
Contracted form of PETRONEL.
PËRPARIM   m   Albanian
Derived from Albanian përparim meaning "progress, advancement".
PERPÉTUA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of PERPETUA.
PERPETUA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Derived from Latin perpetuus meaning "continuous". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint martyred with another woman named Felicity.
PERRINE   f   French
French feminine form of Perrin, a diminutive of PIERRE.
PERRY   m   English
From a surname which is either English or Welsh in origin. It can be derived from Middle English perrie meaning "pear tree", or else from Welsh ap Herry, meaning "son of HERRY". A famous bearer of the surname was Matthew Perry (1794-1858), the American naval officer who opened Japan to the West.
PERSEFONI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of PERSEPHONE.
PERSEPHONE   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, probably of Pre-Greek origin, but perhaps related to Greek περθω (pertho) "to destroy" and φονη (phone) "murder". In Greek myth she was the daughter of Demeter and Zeus. She was abducted to the underworld by Hades, but was eventually allowed to return to the surface for part of the year. The result of her comings and goings is the changing of the seasons.
PERSEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek περθω (pertho) meaning "to destroy". In Greek mythology Perseus was a hero who was said to have founded the ancient city of Mycenae. He was the son of Zeus and Danaë. Mother and child were exiled by Danaë's father Acrisius, and Perseus was raised on the island of Seriphos. The king of the island compelled Perseus to kill the Gorgon Medusa, who was so ugly that anyone who gazed upon her was turned to stone. After obtaining winged sandals and other tools from the gods, he succeeded in his task by looking at Medusa in the reflection of his shield and slaying her in her sleep. On his return he defeated a sea monster in order to save Andromeda, who became his wife.
PERSIS   f   Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek name meaning "Persian woman". This was the name of a woman mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament.
PERTTI   m   Finnish
Short form of ROOPERTTI or ALPERTTI.
PERTTU   m   Finnish
Finnish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
PERU   m   Basque
Basque form of PETER.
PERUN   m   Slavic Mythology
Means "thunder" in Slavic. In Slavic mythology Perun was the god of lightning, sometimes worshipped as the primary god. The oak was his sacred tree.
PERVİN   f   Turkish
Turkish form of PARVIN.
PÉŤA   m & f   Czech
Diminutive of PETR or PETRA.
PEŤA   m & f   Czech
Diminutive of PETR or PETRA.
PETA   f   English (Australian)
Feminine form of PETER.
PETAR   m   Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PETER.
PETE   m   English
Short form of PETER.
PÉTER   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of PETER.
PETER   m   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Slovak, Biblical
Derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning "stone". This is a translation used in most versions of the New Testament of the name Cephas, meaning "stone" in Aramaic, which was given to the apostle Simon by Jesus (compare Matthew 16:18 and John 1:42). Simon Peter was the most prominent of the apostles during Jesus' ministry and is often considered the first pope.... [more]
PETERA   m   Maori
Maori form of PETER.
PETI   m   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of PETER.
PETIA   m & f   Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of PETYA.
PETKO   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian Петък (Petak) or Macedonian Петок (Petok) meaning "Friday". This is a vernacular form of Paraskeve.
PETR   m   Czech
Czech form of PETER.
PETRA   f   German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Swedish, Finnish, English
Feminine form of PETER. This was also the name of an ancient city in the region that is now Jordan.
PETRAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of PETER.
PETRE   m   Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian
Romanian, Macedonian and Georgian form of PETER.
PETRI   m   Finnish, Basque
Finnish and Basque form of PETER.
PETRICĂ   m   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of PETER.
PETŘÍK   m   Czech
Diminutive of PETR.
PETRINA   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of PETRA.
PETRO   m   Ukrainian, Esperanto
Ukrainian and Esperanto form of PETER.
PETRONA   f   Spanish
Possibly a feminine form of PETRONIUS.
PETRONEL   f   English (Archaic)
Medieval English form of PETRONILLA.
PETRONELA   f   Romanian, Slovak, Polish
Romanian, Slovak and Polish form of PETRONILLA.
PETRONELLA   f   Dutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish form of PETRONILLA.
PETRONIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of PETRONIUS.
PETRONILLA   f   Italian, Late Roman
From a Latin name, a diminutive of Petronia, the feminine form of PETRONIUS. This was the name of an obscure 1st-century Roman saint, later believed to be a daughter of Saint Peter.
PÉTRONILLE   f   French
French form of PETRONILLA.
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.
PETRUŠKA   f   Czech
Diminutive of PETRA.
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.
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