Feminine Names

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Feminine form of ORLANDO.
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
Variant transcription of ORLI.
ORNA (1)fIrish
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
ORNA (2)fHebrew
Feminine form of OREN.
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
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".
Means "back of the neck" in Hebrew. Orpah was Naomi's second daughter-in-law in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
ORPHAfBiblical, English
Variant of ORPAH used in some translations of the Bible.
Feminine form of ORSINO.
Italian form of URSULA.
Hungarian form of URSULA.
ORTRUNfGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements ort "point" and run "secret".
Means "pansy flower" in Finnish.
Means "cure, remedy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Remedios.
OSANNAfItalian (Rare)
Italian form of HOSANNA. This was the name of a 15th-century Italian saint and mystic.
OSANNEfFrench (Rare)
French form of OSANNA.
OTÁVIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of OCTAVIA.
OTGONBAYARm & fMongolian
Means "youngest joy" in Mongolian.
Portuguese form of ODILIA.
Romanian form of ODILIA.
OTOBONGm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "from God" in Ibibio.
Italian form of OCTAVIA.
Swedish form of ODILIA.
German form of ODILIA.
OTTOLINEfEnglish (Rare)
Diminutive of OTTILIE. A famous bearer was the British socialite Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938).
Polish form of ODILIA.
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.
OURANIAfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ουρανιος (ouranios) meaning "heavenly". In Greek mythology she was the goddess of astronomy and astrology, one of the nine Muses.
Feminine form of OWEN (1).
OXANAfUkrainian, Russian
Variant transcription of OKSANA.
Norwegian form of EYDÍS.
OYIBOm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "white" in Urhobo.
Means "wisdom ornament" in Mongolian.
Means "other, different" in Turkish.
ÖZGÜRm & fTurkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
Means "yearning" in Turkish.
Means "flower" in Hmong.
Manx form of PEGGY.
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
Spanish feminine form of the Late Latin name Pacificus meaning "peacemaker".
PADERAUf & mWelsh
Means "beads" or "rosary" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
PADMAf & mHinduism, 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.
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.
PADMINIfIndian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Means "a multitude of lotuses", a derivative of Sanskrit पद्म (padma) meaning "lotus".
Irish form of PATRICIA.
PAGETfEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which meant "little page" (see PAIGE).
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".
PAISLEYfEnglish (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.
Means "day" in Finnish.
Derived from Finnish päivä "day".
Means "kite" in Thai.
Icelandic feminine form of PAUL.
PALESAfSouthern African, Sotho
Means "flower" in Sotho.
Bengali feminine form of PALLAV.
PALLAS (1)fGreek 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.
Means "dove, pigeon" in Spanish.
Short form of PAMELA.
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.
Elaborated form of PAMELA.
Feminine form of PANAGIOTIS.
PANDORAfGreek 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.
Possibly means "sugar" in Persian.
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
From the English word for a type of flower, ultimately deriving from Old French pensee "thought".
PAOLAfItalian, Spanish
Italian feminine form of PAUL.
Italian feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PAPAfPolynesian 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.
Diminutive of FRANCISCA.
PARASKEVAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PARASKEVE.
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.
Modern Greek form of PARASKEVE.
Means "swallow (bird)" in Persian.
Variant transcription of PARASTOO.
Means "fairy" in Persian.
PARIS (2)fVarious
From the name of the capital city of France, which got its name from the ancient Celtic tribe known as the Parisii.
Means "like a fairy" in Persian.
PARKERm & fEnglish
From an English occupational surname which meant "keeper of the park".
PARMINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit परम (parama) meaning "highest, best" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
PARNELfEnglish (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.
PARRISm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which originally denoted a person who came from the French city of Paris (see PARIS (2)).
PARTHENIAfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek παρθενος (parthenos) meaning "maiden, virgin". This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Athena.
PARTHENOPEfGreek 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.
Azerbaijani form of PARVANEH.
PARVANAfAzerbaijani, Persian
Variant transcription of PƏRVANƏ (Azerbaijani) or PARVANEH (Persian).
Means "butterfly" in Persian.
PARVATIfHinduism, 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.
PARVEENf & mIndian, Hindi
Hindi form of PARVIN, also used as a masculine name.
Azerbaijani form of PARVIN.
PARVINfPersian, Azerbaijani
Means "the Pleiades" in Persian. The Pleiades are a group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus.
Feminine form of PASCAL.
Feminine form of PASCAL.
Spanish feminine form of PASCAL.
Italian feminine form of PASCAL.
PASSANGm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good, excellent" in Tibetan.
Feminine form of PASTOR.
PATm & fEnglish
Short form of PATRICK or PATRICIA. A famous bearer of this name was Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
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.
Uyghur elaboration of PATIME using the suffix گۇل (gul) meaning "flower, rose".
Uyghur form of FATIMAH.
PATRÍCIAfSlovak, Portuguese, Hungarian
Slovak, Portuguese and Hungarian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICIAfEnglish, 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.
Czech feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICIJAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
Italian feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
Polish feminine form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATSYf & mEnglish, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
Variant of PATTY.
Variant of PATTY.
Originally a variant of Matty, a 17th-century diminutive of MARTHA. It is now commonly used as a diminutive of PATRICIA.
Sardinian feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULAfGerman, 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.
French feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL).
Latinate feminine diminutive of PAUL.
French feminine diminutive of PAUL.
Dutch feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
Finnish form of PAULINA.
Slovak form of PAULINA.
PAULINEfFrench, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
Portuguese diminutive of PAULA.
Croatian diminutive of PAULA.
Czech feminine form of PAUL.
Czech form of PAULINA.
PAVLINAfBulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek form of PAULINA.
PAXfRoman Mythology
Means "peace" in Latin. In Roman mythology this was the name of the goddess of peace.
PAZ (1)fSpanish
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 & mHebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PEACEfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word peace, ultimately derived from Latin pax.
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.
Variant of PEARL.
Diminutive of PEARL.
Short form of PEGGY.
Variant of PEGGY.
Medieval variant of Meggy, a diminutive of MARGARET. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
Scottish diminutive of MARGARET.
Russian form of PELAGIA.
PELAGIAfAncient 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.
Russian form of PELAGIA.
PELEfPolynesian Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes and fire who is said to live in Kilauea.
PEMAm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Tibetan form of PADMA.
Means "pink" in Turkish.
PEMPHEROm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "prayer" in Chewa.
Short form of PENELOPE.
French form of PENELOPE.
PENELOPEfGreek 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.
Means "precious stone, pearl" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the wives of Elkanah, the other being Hannah.
PENJANIm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "seek for, look for" in Tumbuka.
Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
Diminutive of PENELOPE.
PEONYfEnglish (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.
Slovene diminutive of JOŽEFA.
Spanish feminine diminutive of JOSEPH.
Means "elegant lady" in Armenian.
Derived from Latin perditus meaning "lost". Shakespeare created this name for the daughter of Hermione in his play 'The Winter's Tale' (1610).
Variant of PERLE.
Turkish form of PARI.
PERLAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of PEARL.
PERLEfFrench, Yiddish
French and Yiddish cognate of PEARL. It is also used as a Yiddish vernacular form of Margaret.
PERLITAfItalian, Spanish
Diminutive of PERLA.
PERMELIAfEnglish (Archaic)
Meaning unknown, possibly an early American alteration of PAMELA.
Swedish short form of PETRONILLA.
PERNILLEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of PETRONILLA.
PERPETUAfSpanish (Rare), Late Roman
Derived from Latin perpetuus meaning "continuous". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint martyred with another woman named Felicity.
French feminine form of Perrin, a diminutive of PIERRE.
Modern Greek form of PERSEPHONE.
PERSEPHONEfGreek 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. With her mother she was worshipped in the Eleusinian Mysteries, which were secret rites practiced at the city of Eleusis near Athens.
PERSISfBiblical, 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.
Turkish form of PARVIN.
PÉŤAm & fCzech
Diminutive of PETR or PETRA.
PEŤAm & fCzech
Diminutive of PETR or PETRA.
PETIAm & fRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of PETYA.
PETRAfGerman, 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.
Possibly a feminine form of PETRONIUS.
PETRONELfEnglish (Archaic)
Medieval English form of PETRONILLA.
PETRONELAfRomanian, Slovak, Polish
Romanian, Slovak and Polish form of PETRONILLA.
PETRONELLAfDutch, Swedish
Dutch and Swedish form of PETRONILLA.
PETRONILLAfItalian, 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.
Greek feminine form of PETER.
Diminutive of PETRA.
PETULAfEnglish (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.
PETUNIAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, derived ultimately from a Tupi (South American) word.
PETYAm & fRussian, Bulgarian
Russian masculine diminutive of PYOTR or Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
PEYTONm & fEnglish
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-).
PHAEDRAfGreek 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.
PHAENNAfGreek 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).
PHEBEfEnglish, Biblical
Variant of PHOEBE used in some translations of the New Testament.
Variant of PHOEBE.
PHERENIKEfAncient Greek
Ancient Attic Greek form of BERENICE.
From the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. The name of the city meant "brotherly love" from Greek φιλεω (phileo) "to love" and αδελφος (adelphos) "brother". It is also the name of a city in the United States.
PHILEfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Philon (see PHILO).
PHILIPAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of PHILIP.
PHILIPPAfEnglish (British), German
Latinate feminine form of PHILIP.
PHILIPPINAfGerman (Rare)
Elaborated form of PHILIPPA.
Elaborated feminine form of PHILIPPE.
PHILLIPAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of PHILIP.
From an English word meaning "nightingale" (ultimately from PHILOMELA). It has been used frequently in poetry to denote the bird.
PHILOMELAfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and μηλον (melon) "fruit". The second element has also been interpreted as Greek μελος (melos) "song". In Greek myth Philomela was the sister-in-law of Tereus, who raped her and cut out her tongue. Prokne avenged her sister by killing her son by Tereus, after which Tereus attempted to kill Philomela. However, the gods intervened and transformed her into a nightingale.
PHILOMENAfEnglish, German, Late Greek
From Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" and μενος (menos) "mind, strength, force". This was the name of an obscure early saint and martyr. The name came to public attention in the 19th century after a tomb seemingly marked with the name Filumena was found in Rome, supposedly belonging to another martyr named Philomena. This may have in fact been a representation of the Greek word φιλομηνη (philomene) meaning "loved".
French form of PHILOMENA.
PHOEBEfEnglish, Greek Mythology (Latinized), Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Φοιβη (Phoibe), which meant "bright, pure" from Greek φοιβος (phoibos). In Greek mythology Phoibe was a Titan associated with the moon. This was also an epithet of her granddaughter, the moon goddess Artemis. The name appears in Paul's epistle to the Romans in the New Testament, where it belongs to a female minister in the church at Cenchreae. In England, it began to be used as a given name after the Protestant Reformation. A moon of Saturn bears this name (in honour of the Titan).
PHOENIXm & fEnglish (Modern)
From the name of a beautiful immortal bird which appears in Egyptian and Greek mythology. After living for several centuries in the Arabian Desert, it would be consumed by fire and rise from its own ashes, with this cycle repeating every 500 years. The name of the bird was derived from Greek φοινιξ (phoinix) meaning "dark red".
PHOTINEfAncient Greek
Derived from Greek φως (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτος (photos)). This is the name traditionally given to the Samaritan woman Jesus met at the well (see John 4:7). She is venerated as a saint by the Eastern Church.
PHÚCm & fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phúc) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing".
PHUNTSOm & fBhutanese
Bhutanese form of PHUNTSOK.
PHUNTSOKm & fTibetan
Means "abundant, excellent" in Tibetan.
From Sino-Vietnamese (phương) meaning "direction, way".
From Sino-Vietnamese (phượng) meaning "phoenix". This refers to the mythological creature known as the Chinese phoenix or the Fenghuang.
PHYLLIDAfEnglish (Rare)
From Φυλλιδος (Phyllidos), the genitive form of PHYLLIS. This form was used in 17th-century pastoral poetry.
PHYLLISfGreek Mythology, English, German
Means "foliage" in Greek. In Greek mythology this was the name of a woman who killed herself out of love for Demophon and was subsequently transformed into an almond tree. It began to be used as a given name in England in the 16th century, though it was often confused with Felicia.
Spanish feminine form of PIUS.
PICHf & mKhmer
Means "diamond" in Khmer.
Means "mercy, piety" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin pietas.
Italian feminine form of PETER.
Feminine diminutive of PIERO.
Feminine diminutive of PIERRE.
Italian feminine form of PETER.
Feminine diminutive of PIETRO.
PIETYfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word meaning "piety, devoutness". This was a rare virtue name used by the Puritans in the 17th century.
Derived from Finnish pihlaja meaning "rowan tree".
PIIAfFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PIA.
Means "pillar" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, María del Pilar, meaning "Mary of the Pillar". According to legend, when Saint James the Greater was in Saragossa in Spain, the Virgin Mary appeared on a pillar.
Diminutive of PILAR.
PILIRANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "persevere, endure" in Chewa.
PILOQUTINNGUAQfNative American, Greenlandic
Means "little leaf" in Greenlandic.
Means "cloud" in Finnish.
Short form of names ending in pina.
Means "spring" in Turkish.
PINGm & fChinese
From Chinese (píng) meaning "level, even, peaceful". Other characters can also form this name.
Means "stone pine" in Finnish.
PIPm & fEnglish
Diminutive of PHILIP or PHILIPPA. This was the name of the main character in 'Great Expectations' (1860) by Charles Dickens.
PIPALUKfNative American, Greenlandic
Means "nurse" in Greenlandic.
PIPERfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was originally given to a person who played on a pipe (a flute). It was popularized as a given name by a character from the television series 'Charmed', which debuted in 1998.
Diminutive of PHILIPPA.
Means "peppery" in Esperanto.
Diminutive of PIROSKA.
Finnish form of BIRGITTA.
Finnish diminutive of PIRITTA.
Finnish diminutive of PIRITTA.
Hungarian form of PRISCA, influenced by the Hungarian word piros meaning "red".
PISTISfGreek Mythology
Means "trust, faith" in Greek. In Greek mythology Pistis was the personification of trust.
PLACIDAfLate Roman, Italian
Feminine form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLACIDEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
PLEASANCEfEnglish (Archaic)
From the medieval name Plaisance which meant "pleasant" in Old French.
POCAHONTASfNative American, Powhatan
Means "playful one" in Powhatan, an Algonquian language. This was the name of a 17th-century Powhatan woman, a daughter of the powerful chief Wahunsenacawh. She married the white colonist John Rolfe and travelled with him to England, but died of illness before returning.
Short form of APOLONIA.
POLINAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek
Either a Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Greek form of PAULINA or a short form of APOLLINARIYA.
Variant of POLLY.
Medieval variant of MOLLY. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
Combination of POLLY and ANNA. This was the name of the main character in Eleanor H. Porter's novel 'Pollyanna' (1913).
Short form of APOLONIJA.
Diminutive of POLINA.
POLYMNIAfGreek 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.
POLYXENAfGreek 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.
POLYXENEfGreek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of POLYXENA.
Modern Greek form of POLYXENA.
POMAREm & fTahitian
From Tahitian po "night" and mare "cough". This name was borne by four kings and a queen of Tahiti. The first king adopted the name after his child died of a cough in the night.
POMONAfRoman Mythology
From Latin pomus "fruit tree". This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.
POORNIMAfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of PURNIMA.
POPPYfEnglish (British)
From the word for the red flower, derived from Old English popæg.
PORCIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of PORCIUS.
Derived from Thai พร (phon) "blessing" and ทิพย์ (thip) "divine".
PORSCHEfEnglish (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.
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.
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