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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.
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
Either a Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of PAULINA or a short form of APOLLINARIYA.
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 fire.
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 "spring".
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.
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.
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, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese 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.
PRINCE   m   English
From the English word prince, a royal title, which comes ultimately from Latin princeps. This name was borne by the American musician Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016), who is known simply as Prince.
PRINCESS   f   English (Modern)
Feminine equivalent of PRINCE.
PRIS   f   English
Short form of PRISCILLA.
PRISCA   f   Biblical, Dutch, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine form of Priscus, a Roman family name which meant "ancient" in Latin. This name appears in the epistles in the New Testament, referring to Priscilla the wife of Aquila.
PRISCILA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of PRISCILLA.
PRISCILLA   f   English, French, Italian, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman name, a diminutive of PRISCA. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lived with Priscilla and her husband Aquila in Corinth for a while. It has been used as an English given name since the Protestant Reformation, being popular with the Puritans. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow used it in his poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish' (1858).
PRISCUS   m   Ancient Roman
Masculine form of PRISCA.
PRISKA   f   German, Biblical Greek
German form of PRISCA, as well as the form used in the Greek New Testament.
PRISKILLA   f   Biblical Greek
Form of PRISCILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
PRISSY   f   English
Diminutive of PRISCILLA.
PRITHA   f   Hinduism, Bengali
Means "the palm of the hand" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the legendary Hindu figure Kunti.
PRITI   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "pleasure, joy, love" in Sanskrit.
PRIYA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
Means "beloved" in Sanskrit. In Hindu legend this is the name of a daughter of King Daksha.
PRIYANKA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
From Sanskrit प्रियंकर (priyankara) meaning "agreeable, amiable".
PROCHORUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Προχορος (Prochoros) which meant "leader of the dance". Saint Prochorus was one of the original seven deacons, as told in Acts in the New Testament.
PROINSIAS   m   Irish
Irish form of FRANCIS.
PROKHOR   m   Russian
Russian form of PROCHORUS.
PROKOPIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek προκοπη (prokope) "progress, advance". Saint Prokopios was an early Christian martyr who was beheaded in Palestine during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
PROKOPIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of PROKOPIOS.
PROKOPIY   m   Russian
Russian form of PROKOPIOS.
PROKOPY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of PROKOPIY.
PROMETHEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek προμηθεια (prometheia) meaning "foresight, forethought". In Greek myth he was the Titan who gave the knowledge of fire to mankind. For doing this he was punished by Zeus, who had him chained to a rock and caused an eagle to feast daily on his liver, which regenerated itself each night. Herakles eventually freed him.
PROSENJIT   m   Bengali
Variant transcription of PRASENJIT.
PROSERPINA   f   Roman Mythology
Means "to emerge" in Latin. She was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Persephone.
PROSPER   m   French, English
From the Latin name Prosperus, which meant "fortunate, successful". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a supporter of Saint Augustine. It has never been common as an English name, though the Puritans used it, partly because it is identical to the English word prosper.
PROSPERO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of PROSPER. This was the name of the shipwrecked magician in 'The Tempest' (1611) by Shakespeare.
PROSPERUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of PROSPER.
PROTEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek πρωτος (protos) meaning "first". In Greek mythology this was the name of a prophetic god of the sea.
PRU   f   English
Short form of PRUDENCE.
PRUDENCE   f & m   English, French
Medieval English form of Prudentia, the feminine form of PRUDENTIUS. In France it is both the feminine form and a rare masculine form. In England it was used during the Middle Ages and was revived in the 17th century by the Puritans, in part from the English word prudence, ultimately of the same source.
PRUDENCIA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUDENCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUDENTIA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUDENTIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name derived from prudens "prudence, good judgement". This was the name of a 9th-century bishop of Troyes. He is considered a local saint there.
PRUDENZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUE   f   English
Short form of PRUDENCE.
PRUNE   f   French
Means "plum" in French.
PRUNELLA   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of flower, also called self-heal, ultimately a derivative of the Latin word pruna "plum".
PRYCE   m   Welsh
Variant of PRICE.
PRYDERI   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "care" in Welsh. According to Welsh legend this was the name of the son of Pwyll and Rhiannon. A central character in the Mabinogion, he succeeds his father as king of Dyfed, but is ultimately killed in single combat with Gwydion.
PRZEMEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PRZEMKO   m   Polish
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PRZEMO   m   Polish
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PRZEMYSŁ   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of PŘEMYSL. This was the name of a 13th-century king of Poland.
PRZEMYSŁAW   m   Polish
Medieval variant of PRZEMYSŁ, with the addition of the Slavic element slava.
PSYCHE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "the soul", derived from Greek ψυχω (psycho) "to breathe". The Greeks thought that the breath was the soul. In Greek mythology Psyche was a beautiful maiden who was beloved by Eros (or Cupid in Roman mythology). She is the subject of Keats's poem 'Ode to Psyche' (1819).
PTAH   m   Egyptian Mythology
Possibly means "opener" in Egyptian. Ptah was an Egyptian god associated with creation and the arts.
PTOLEMAIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PTOLEMY.
PTOLEMAIS   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Ptolemaios (see PTOLEMY).
PTOLEMY   m   History
From the Greek name Πτολεμαιος (Ptolemaios), derived from Greek πολεμηιος (polemeios) meaning "aggressive, warlike". Ptolemy was the name of several Greco-Egyptian rulers of Egypt, all descendants of Ptolemy I, one of the generals of Alexander the Great. This was also the name of a Greek astronomer.
PUA   f   Hawaiian
Means "flower, offspring" in Hawaiian.
PUALANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "heavenly flower" or "royal offsring" from Hawaiian pua "flower, offsring" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
PUANANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "beautiful flower" or "beautiful offsring" from Hawaiian pua "flower, offsring" and nani "beauty, glory".
PUBLIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "public" in Latin. This was among the more common of the Roman praenomina, being borne by (among others) the emperor Hadrian and the poet Virgil.
PUCK   m & f   Anglo-Saxon Mythology, Dutch
Meaning unknown, from Old English puca. It could ultimately be of either Germanic or Celtic origin. In English legend this was the name of a mischievous spirit, also known as Robin Goodfellow. He appears in Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1600).
PUJA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Means "honour, worship" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual of reverence.
PUNEET   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of PUNIT.
PUNIT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "cleaned, purified" in Sanskrit.
PUNITA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of PUNIT.
PURDIE   m & f   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the Norman French expression pur die "by God". It was perhaps originally a nickname for a person who used the oath frequently.
PURNAMA   f & m   Indonesian
Means "full moon" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पूर्णिमा (purnima).
PURNIMA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Means "full moon" in Sanskrit.
PURUSHOTTAM   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of PURUSHOTTAMA.
PURUSHOTTAMA   m   Hinduism
Means "the best man" from Sanskrit पुरुष (purusha) meaning "man" and उत्तम (uttama) meaning "highest". This is another name of either of the Hindu gods Vishnu or Krishna.
PUSHPA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "flower" in Sanskrit.
PUTERA   m   Malay
Means "son, prince" in Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्र (putra).
PUTERI   f   Malay
Means "daughter, princess" in Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्री (putri).
PUTRA   m   Indonesian
Means "son" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्र (putra).
PUTRI   f   Indonesian
Means "daughter" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्री (putri).
PUTU   m & f   Indonesian, Balinese
Means "grandchild" in Balinese. Traditionally, this name is given to the first-born child.
PWYLL   m   Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh mythology, Pwyll is a king of Dyfed who pursues and finally marries Rhiannon.
PYLYP   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of PHILIP.
PYONG-HO   m   Korean
Variant transcription of BYEONG-HO.
PYOTR   m   Russian
Russian form of PETER. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).
PYRRHUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Πυρρος (Pyrros) which meant "flame-coloured, red", related to πυρ (pyr) "fire". This was another name of Neoptolemus the son of Achilles. This was also the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Epirus.
PYRY   m   Finnish
Means "snowstorm, blizzard" in Finnish.
PYTHAGORAS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from PYTHIOS, a name of Apollo, combined with Greek αγορα (agora) "assembly, marketplace". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher and mathematician from Samos. He was the founder of a school of philosophy whose members believed that numbers described the universe.
PYTHIOS   m   Greek Mythology
From the Greek place name Πυθω (Pytho), an older name of the city of Delphi, which was probably derived from Greek πυθω (pytho) meaning "to rot". This was an epithet of Apollo.
QADIR   m   Arabic
Means "capable, powerful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition القدير (al-Qadir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
QAMAR   m & f   Arabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
QASIM   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "one who divides goods among his people", derived from Arabic قسم (qasama) "to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of Muhammad who died while young.
QIANA   f   African American (Modern)
From the word for the silk-like material, introduced by DuPont in 1968 and popular in the fashions of the 1970s.
QIANG   m   Chinese
From Chinese (qiáng) meaning "strong, powerful, energetic", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
QILLAQ   m   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "seal hide" in Greenlandic.
QING   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (qīng) meaning "blue, green, young", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
QISMAT   m   Arabic
Means "fate" in Arabic.
QIU   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (qiū) meaning "autumn", (qiū) meaning "hill, mound", or other characters with a similar pronunciation. The given name of the philosopher Confucius was .
QUÂN   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quân) meaning "army".
QUANAH   m   Native American, Comanche
Means "fragrant" in the Comanche language. This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Comanche.
QUANG   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quang) meaning "bright, clear".
QUANNA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Qua and ANNA.
QUEEN   f   English
From an old nickname which was derived from the English word, ultimately from Old English cwen meaning "woman, wife".
QUEENIE   f   English
Diminutive of QUEEN.
QUENTIN   m   French, English
French form of the Roman name QUINTINUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint, a missionary who was martyred in Gaul. The Normans introduced this name to England. In America it was brought to public attention by president Theodore Roosevelt's son Quentin Roosevelt (1897-1918), who was killed in World War I.
QUERALT   f   Catalan
From the name of a Spanish sanctuary (in Catalonia) which is devoted to the Virgin Mary.
QUETZALCOATL   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "feathered snake" in Nahuatl, derived from quetzalli "feather" and coatl "snake". In Aztec and other Mesoamerican mythology he was the god of the sky, wind, and knowledge, also associated with the morning star. According to one legend he created the humans of this age using the bones of humans from the previous age and adding his own blood.
QUIDEL   m   Native American, Mapuche
Means "burning torch" in Mapuche.
QUIM   m   Portuguese, Catalan
Short form of JOAQUIM.
QUIN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of QUINN.
QUINCEY   m   English (Rare)
Variant of QUINCY.
QUINCY   m   English
From a surname which was derived (via the place name CUINCHY) from the given name QUINTUS. A famous bearer was John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), sixth president of the United States, who was born in the town of Quincy, Massachusetts.
QUINLAN   m   English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Caoinlean meaning "descendant of Caoinlean". The name Caoinlean means "slender" in Gaelic.
QUINN   m & f   Irish, English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN".
QUINTELLA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of QUINTUS.
QUINTEN   m   English, Dutch
Variant and Dutch form of QUENTIN.
QUINTILIAN   m   History
From the Roman cognomen Quintilianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name QUINTILLUS. A notable bearer was the 1st-century rhetorician Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, simply known as Quintilian in English.
QUINTILIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of QUINTILIAN.
QUINTILLUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the given name QUINTUS.
QUINTIN   m   English
Variant of QUENTIN.
QUINTINA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of QUINTINUS.
QUINTINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was originally derived from QUINTUS.
QUINTON   m   English
Variant of QUENTIN, also coinciding with an English surname meaning "queen's town" in Old English.
QUINTUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "fifth" in Latin. It was traditionally given to the fifth child, or possibly a child born in the fifth month. This was a common praenomen, being more popular than the other numeric Roman names. A notable bearer was the poet Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus).
QUIQUE   m   Spanish
Diminutive of ENRIQUE.
QUIRIJN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRIN   m   German
German form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINO   m   Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINUS   m   Roman Mythology, Late Roman
Possibly derived from the Sabine word quiris meaning "spear". Quirinus was a Sabine and Roman god who was later identified with Mars. The name was also borne by several early saints.
QUSAY   m   Arabic
Possibly derived from Arabic قصي (qasi) meaning "distant". This was the name of an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad who was in charge of a temple in Mecca.
QUÝ   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quý) meaning "precious, valuable".
QUYỀN   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quyền) meaning "power, right, authority".
RA   m   Egyptian Mythology
Possibly means "sun" in Egyptian. Ra was an important Egyptian sun god originally worshipped in Heliopolis in Lower Egypt. He was usually depicted as a man with the head of a falcon crowned with a solar disc. In later times his attributes were often merged with those of other deities, such as Amon, Atum and Horus.
RAABI'A   f   Arabic
Means "fourth" in Arabic. This name was borne by an 8th-century Sufi mystic from Basra in Iraq.
RAAKEL   f   Finnish
Finnish form of RACHEL.
RAANAN   m   Hebrew
Means "fresh, invigorating" in Hebrew.
RAB   m   Scottish
Scottish short form of ROBERT.
RABAB   f   Arabic
From the Arabic word rababah, a musical instrument. This was the name of the wife of Muhammad's grandson Husayn.
RABAN   m   Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic byname derived from hraban meaning "raven".
RABBIE   m   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of ROBERT.
RABI (1)   m   Arabic
Means "springtime" in Arabic.
RABI (2)   m   Bengali
Bengali variant of RAVI.
RABI'A   f   Arabic
Feminine form of RABI (1). It is also a variant transcription of RAABI'A.
RABİA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of RAABI'A or RABI'A.
RABINDRA   m   Bengali
Bengali form of RAVINDRA.
RACHAEL   f   English
Variant of RACHEL, the spelling probably influenced by that of Michael.
RACHANA   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "creation, preparation" in Sanskrit.
RACHEAL   f   English
Variant of RACHEL.
RACHEL   f   English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name רָחֵל (Rachel) meaning "ewe". In the Old Testament this is the name of the favourite wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the younger sister of Jacob's first wife Leah.... [more]
RACHELE   f   Italian
Italian form of RACHEL.
RACHELLE   f   English
Variant of RACHEL influenced by the spelling of ROCHELLE.
RACHNA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of RACHANA.
RACHYL   f   English (Rare)
Variant of RACHEL.
RACŁAW   m   Polish
Short form of RADOSŁAW.
RACQUEL   f   English
Variant of RAQUEL.
RA'D   m   Arabic
Means "thunder" in Arabic.
RADA   f   Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADANA   f   Czech, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADBOUD   m   Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements rad "counsel" and bodo "leader".
RADCLIFF   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "red cliff" in Old English.
RADCLYFFE   m   English (Rare)
From a surname, a variant of RADCLIFF.
RADE   m   Serbian, Croatian
Originally a diminutive of MILORAD and other Slavic names containing the element rad "happy, willing".
RADEK   m   Czech, Polish
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with rad "happy, willing".
RADHA   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
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