Feminine Names

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ODARKA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant of DARIYA.
ODELIA   f   English
Form of ODILIA.
ODELL   m & f   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "woad hill" in Old English. A woad is a herb used for dying.
ODESSA   f   Various
From the name of a Ukrainian city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea. This name can also be used as a feminine form of ODYSSEUS.
ODETA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ODETTE.
ODETTA   f   English (Rare)
Latinate form of ODETTE.
ODETTE   f   French
French diminutive of ODA or ODILIA. This is the name of a princess who has been transformed into a swan in the ballet 'Swan Lake' (1877) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
ODHARNAIT   f   Irish
Means "little pale green one", derived from Irish odhra "pale green, sallow" combined with a diminutive suffix.
ODILA   f   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ODILIA.
ODILE   f   French
French form of ODILIA.
ODILIA   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element odal meaning "fatherland" or aud meaning "wealth, fortune". Saint Odilia (or Odila) was an 8th-century nun who is considered the patron saint of Alsace. She was apparently born blind but gained sight when she was baptized.
ODILIE   f   German (Archaic)
Variant of ODILIA.
ODTSETSEG   f   Mongolian
Means "star flower" in Mongolian.
OENONE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Οινωνε (Oinone), derived from οινος (oinos) meaning "wine". In Greek mythology Oenone was a mountain nymph who was married to Paris before he went after Helen.
OFÉLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OPHELIA.
OFELIA   f   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of OPHELIA.
OFIR   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHIR. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
OFRA   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHRAH. Originally it was a masculine name, but it is now used for females too.
OGECHI   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of OGECHUKWUKAMA.
OGECHUKWUKAMA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God's time is the best" in Igbo.
OGHENEKARO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God first" in Urhobo.
OGHENEKEVWE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God provided for me" in Urhobo.
OGHENERO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God exists" in Urhobo.
OGNENA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of OGNYAN.
OGNYANA   f   Bulgarian
Feminine form of OGNYAN.
OIGHRIG   f   Scottish
Means "new speckled one" in Scottish Gaelic.
OIHANA   f   Basque
Means "forest" in Basque.
OILI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of OLGA.
OINONE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of OENONE.
OKSANA   f   Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of XENIA.
OLA (2)   f   Polish
Polish short form of ALEKSANDRA.
OLALLA   f   Spanish
Spanish variant of EULALIA. This was the name of two 4th-century saints from Spain.
OLAMIDE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "my wealth has arrived" in Yoruba.
OLAYINKA   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "wealth surrounds me" in Yoruba.
OLEKSANDRA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ALEXANDRA.
OLENA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of HELEN.
OĽGA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of OLGA.
OLGA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovene, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek
Russian form of HELGA. The Varangians brought it from Scandinavia to Russia. The 10th-century Saint Olga was the wife of Igor I, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus (a state based around the city of Kiev). Following his death she ruled as regent for her son for 18 years. After she was baptized in Constantinople she attempted to convert her subjects to Christianity.
OLGICA   f   Macedonian, Serbian
Macedonian and Serbian diminutive of OLGA.
OLHA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of OLGA.
OLIVA   f   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "olive". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Brescia.
OLIVE   f   English
From the English word for the type of tree, ultimately derived from Latin oliva.
OLIVERA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of OLIVER.
OLIVETTE   f   Literature
Feminine form of OLIVER. This was the name of the title character in the French opera 'Les noces d'Olivette' (1879) by Edmond Audran.
OLÍVIA   f   Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian form of OLIVIA.
OLIVIA   f   English, Italian, Spanish, German, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
This name was first used in this spelling by William Shakespeare for a character in his comedy 'Twelfth Night' (1602). Shakespeare may have based it on OLIVER or OLIVA, or perhaps directly on the Latin word oliva meaning "olive". In the play Olivia is a noblewoman who is wooed by Duke Orsino but instead falls in love with his messenger Cesario.... [more]
OLIVIE   f   French (Rare), Czech (Rare)
French and Czech form of OLIVIA.
OLIWIA   f   Polish
Polish form of OLIVIA.
OLJA   f   Serbian
Serbian diminutive of OLGA.
OLLIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of OLIVER, OLIVIA or OLIVE.
OLUBUNMI   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "gift of God" in Yoruba.
OLUCHI   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "God's work" in Igbo.
OLUFUNKE   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has cared for" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILAYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gave me joy" in Yoruba.
OLUFUNMILOLA   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God gives me wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWAKANYINSOLA   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has added sweetness to my wealth" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEGUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God has been victorious" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEUN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "we thank God" in Yoruba.
OLUWASEYI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God made this" in Yoruba.
OLUWATOYIN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God is worthy to be praised" in Yoruba.
OLUWAYEMISI   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "God honours me" in Yoruba.
OLWEN   f   Welsh
Means "white footprint" from Welsh ol "footprint, track" and gwen "white, fair, blessed". In Welsh legend Olwen was a beautiful maiden, the lover of Culhwch and the daughter of the giant Yspaddaden. Her father insisted that Culhwch complete several seemingly impossible tasks before he would allow them to marry, and Culhwch was successful with all of them.
OLWIN   f   Welsh
Variant of OLWEN.
OLWYN   f   Welsh
Variant of OLWEN.
OLYA   f   Russian
Diminutive of OLGA.
OLYMPE   f   French
French form of OLYMPIAS.
OLYMPIA   f   Greek, Slovak
Feminine form of OLYMPOS.
OLYMPIAS   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of OLYMPOS. This was the name of the mother of Alexander the Great. It was also borne by a 4th-century saint.
OLYVIA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of OLIVIA.
OMEGA   m & f   Various
From the name of the last letter in the Greek alphabet, Ω. It is often seen as a symbol of completion.
OMID   m & f   Persian
Means "hope" in Persian.
OMOBOLANLE   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "a child who met wealth at home" in Yoruba.
OMOLARA   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "a child is family" in Yoruba.
ONA (1)   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ANNA.
ONA (2)   f   Catalan
Short form of MARIONA. It also coincides with a Catalan word meaning "wave".
ONDINA   f   Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of UNDINE.
ONEIDA   f   English
From the name of a Native American tribe, perhaps meaning "standing rock".
ONI   f   Western African, Yoruba
Possibly means "born in sacred abode" in Yoruba.
ONÓRA   f   Irish
Irish form of HONORA.
ONYEKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of ONYEKACHI.
ONYEKACHI   f & m   Western African, Igbo
Means "who is greater than God?" in Igbo.
ONYEKACHUKWU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Variant of ONYEKACHI, using Chukwu as the last element, which is the extended form of Chi meaning "God".
OONA   f   Irish, Finnish
Irish variant and Finnish form of ÚNA.
OONAGH   f   Irish
Variant of ÚNA.
OPAL   f   English
From the English word opal for the iridescent gemstone, the birthstone of October. The word ultimately derives from Sanskrit उपल (upala) meaning "jewel".
OPALINE   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of OPAL.
OPEYEMI   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "I should give praise" in Yoruba.
OPHELIA   f   English, Literature
Derived from Greek οφελος (ophelos) meaning "help". This name was probably created by the 15th-century poet Jacopo Sannazaro for a character in his poem 'Arcadia'. It was borrowed by Shakespeare for his play 'Hamlet' (1600), in which it belongs to Hamlet's lover who eventually goes insane and drowns herself. In spite of this, the name has been used since the 19th century.
OPHÉLIE   f   French
French form of OPHELIA.
OPRAH   f   Various
In the case of television personality Oprah Winfrey, it was a childhood mispronunciation of her real name ORPAH that became permanent.
OR   m & f   Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
ORA (1)   f & m   English
Perhaps based on Latin oro "to pray". It was first used in America in the 19th century.
ORA (2)   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of OR.
ORABELA   f   Esperanto
Means "golden-beautiful" in Esperanto.
ORAH   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ORA (2).
ORALEE   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of AURÉLIE.
ORALIE   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of AURÉLIE.
ÓRFHLAITH   f   Irish
Means "golden princess" from Irish ór "gold" combined with flaith "princess". This was the name of a sister of the Irish king Brian Boru.
ORI   m & f   Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew.
ORIA   f   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Aurea which was derived from Latin aureus "golden". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Ostia (near Rome), as well as an 11th-century Spanish saint.
ORIANA   f   Italian, Spanish
Possibly derived from Latin aurum "gold" or from its derivatives, Spanish oro or French or. In medieval legend Oriana was the daughter of a king of England who married the knight Amadis.
ORIANE   f   French
French form of ORIANA.
ORIANNE   f   French
French form of ORIANA.
ORINDA   f   English (Rare)
Probably an elaboration of Spanish oro "gold". This was the pseudonym of the English poet Katherine Philips (1631-1664).
ORINTHIA   f   Literature
Possibly related to Greek ορινω (orino) meaning "to excite, to agitate". George Bernard Shaw used this name in his play 'The Apple Cart' (1929).
ORIT   f   Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
ORLA (1)   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ÓRFHLAITH.
ORLAGH   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ÓRFHLAITH.
ÓRLAITH   f   Irish
Variant of ÓRFHLAITH.
ORLANDA   f   Italian
Feminine form of ORLANDO.
ORLI   f   Hebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
ORLY   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ORLI.
ORNA (1)   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
ORNA (2)   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of OREN.
ORNAT   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
ORNELLA   f   Italian
Created by the Italian author Gabriele d'Annunzio for his novel 'La Figlia di Jorio' (1904). It is derived from Tuscan Italian ornello meaning "flowering ash tree".
'ORPAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ORPAH.
ORPAH   f   Biblical
Means "back of the neck" in Hebrew. Orpah was Naomi's second daughter-in-law in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
ORPHA   f   Biblical, English
Variant of ORPAH used in some translations of the Bible.
ORSINA   f   Italian
Feminine form of ORSINO.
ORSOLA   f   Italian
Italian form of URSULA.
ORSOLYA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of URSULA.
ORTRUN   f   German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements ort "point" and run "secret".
ORVOKKI   f   Finnish
Means "pansy flower" in Finnish.
OSANE   f   Basque
Means "cure, remedy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Remedios.
OSANNA   f   Italian (Rare)
Italian form of HOSANNA. This was the name of a 15th-century Italian saint and mystic.
OSANNE   f   French (Rare)
French form of OSANNA.
OTÁVIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of OCTAVIA.
OTGONBAYAR   m & f   Mongolian
Means "youngest joy" in Mongolian.
OTILIA   f   Romanian
Romanian form of ODILIA.
OTTAVIA   f   Italian
Italian form of OCTAVIA.
OTTILIA   f   Swedish
Swedish form of ODILIA.
OTTILIE   f   German
German form of ODILIA.
OTTOLINE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of OTTILIE. A famous bearer was the British socialite Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938).
OTYLIA   f   Polish
Polish form of ODILIA.
OUIDA   f   Various
Used by the English author Ouida (1839-1908), born Marie Louise Ramé to a French father. Ouida was a pseudonym that arose from her own childhood pronunciation of her middle name LOUISE.
OURANIA   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ουρανιος (ouranios) meaning "heavenly". In Greek mythology she was the goddess of astronomy and astrology, one of the nine Muses.
OWENA   f   Welsh
Feminine form of OWEN (1).
OXANA   f   Ukrainian, Russian
Variant transcription of OKSANA.
ØYDIS   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of EYDÍS.
OYIBO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "white" in Urhobo.
OYUNCHIMEG   f   Mongolian
Means "wisdom ornament" in Mongolian.
ÖZGE   f   Turkish
Means "other, different" in Turkish.
ÖZGÜR   m & f   Turkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
ÖZLEM   f   Turkish
Means "yearning" in Turkish.
PA   f   Hmong
Means "flower" in Hmong.
PAAIE   f   Manx
Manx form of PEGGY.
PACA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PACÍFICA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of the Late Latin name Pacificus meaning "peacemaker".
PADERAU   f & m   Welsh
Means "beads" or "rosary" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
PADMA   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form पद्मा and the masculine form पद्म. According to Hindu tradition a lotus holding the god Brahma arose from the navel of the god Vishnu. The name Padma is used in Hindu texts to refer to several characters, including the goddess Lakshmi and the hero Rama.
PADMAVATI   f   Hinduism
Means "resembling lotuses", derived from the Sanskrit word पद्म (padma) meaning "lotus" combined with वती (vati) meaning "resemblance". This is the name of the foster-mother of the god Hindu Skanda.
PADMINI   f   Indian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Means "a multitude of lotuses", a derivative of Sanskrit पद्म (padma) meaning "lotus".
PÁDRAIGÍN   f   Irish
Irish form of PATRICIA.
PAGET   f   English (Rare)
From a surname which meant "little page" (see PAIGE).
PAIGE   f   English
From an English surname meaning "servant, page" in Middle English. It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Italian) from Greek παιδιον (paidion) meaning "little boy".
PAISLEY   f   English (Modern)
From a Scottish surname, originally from the name of a town, which may ultimately be derived from Latin basilica "church". This is also a word (derived from the name of that same town) for a type of pattern commonly found on fabrics.
PÄIVÄ   f   Finnish
Means "day" in Finnish.
PÄIVI   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish päivä "day".
PAKPAO   f   Thai
Means "kite" in Thai.
PÁLA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of PAUL.
PALLABI   f   Bengali
Bengali feminine form of PALLAV.
PALLAS (1)   f   Greek Mythology
Probably derived from a Greek word meaning "maiden". In Greek mythology this was the name of a friend of the goddess Athena. Athena accidentally killed her, and subsequently took the name Pallas in honour of her friend.
PALLAVI   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Feminine form of PALLAV.
PALMIRA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of PALMIRO.
PALOMA   f   Spanish
Means "dove, pigeon" in Spanish.
PAM   f   English
Short form of PAMELA.
PAMELA   f   English
This name was invented in the late 16th century by the poet Sir Philip Sidney for use in his poem 'Arcadia'. He possibly intended it to mean "all sweetness" from Greek παν (pan) "all" and μελι (meli) "honey". It was later employed by author Samuel Richardson for the heroine in his novel 'Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded' (1740), after which time it became used as a given name. It did not become popular until the 20th century.
PAMELIA   f   English
Elaborated form of PAMELA.
PAMELLA   f   English
Variant of PAMELA.
PAMILA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of PAMELA.
PANAGIOTA   f   Greek
Feminine form of PANAGIOTIS.
PANDORA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "all gifts", derived from a combination of Greek παν (pan) "all" and δωρον (doron) "gift". In Greek mythology Pandora was the first mortal woman. Zeus gave her a jar containing all of the troubles and ills that mankind now knows, and told her not to open it. Unfortunately her curiosity got the best of her and she opened it, unleashing the evil spirits into the world.
PANIZ   f   Persian
Possibly means "sugar" in Persian.
PANNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
PANNI   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
PANSY   f   English
From the English word for a type of flower, ultimately deriving from Old French pensee "thought".
PAOLA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian feminine form of PAUL.
PAOLINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
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.
PAQUITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PARASKEVA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian 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.
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)).
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.
PARVANA   f   Azerbaijani, Persian
Azerbaijani form of PARVANEH. It can also be a Persian variant transcription of the same name.
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.
PARVIN   f   Persian, Azerbaijani
Means "the Pleiades" in Persian. The Pleiades are a group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
PASCALE   f   French
Feminine form of PASCAL.
PASCALINE   f   French
Feminine form of PASCAL.
PASCUALA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PASCAL.
PASQUALINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of PASCAL.
PASSANG   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good, excellent" in Tibetan.
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.
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 (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).
PATRIZIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRYCJA   f   Polish
Polish feminine 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.
PATTY   f   English
Originally a variant of Matty, a 17th-century diminutive of MARTHA. It is now commonly used as a diminutive of PATRICIA.
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.
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.
PAVICA   f   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of PAULA.
PAVLA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of PAUL.
PAVLÍNA   f   Czech
Czech form of PAULINA.
PAVLINA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek form of PAULINA.
PAX   f   Roman Mythology
Means "peace" in Latin. In Roman mythology this was the name of the goddess of peace.
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.
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.
PEG   f   English
Short form of PEGGY.
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.
PEIGI   f   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of MARGARET.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PENKA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
PENNY   f   English
Diminutive of PENELOPE.
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.
PEPITA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine diminutive of JOSEPH.
PERCHUHI   f   Armenian
Means "elegant lady" in Armenian.
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).
PERELE   f   Yiddish
Variant of PERLE.
PERİ   f   Turkish
Turkish form of PARI.
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.
PERONEL   f   English (Archaic)
Contracted form of PETRONEL.
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.
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.
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.
PERVİN   f   Turkish
Turkish form of PARVIN.
PETA   f   English (Australian)
Feminine form of PETER.
PETIA   m & f   Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of PETYA.
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.
PETRINA   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of PETRA.
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.
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