Masculine Names

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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.
PARVAIZ   m   Persian
Variant transcription of PARVIZ.
PARVEEN   f & m   Indian, Hindi
Hindi form of PARVIN, also used as a masculine name.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PATRICE (1)   m   French
French 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).
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.
PATRYK   m   Polish
Polish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATSY   f & m   English, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
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.
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]
PAULI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PAUL.
PAULIE   m   English
Diminutive of PAUL.
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.
PĀVILS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of PAUL.
PAVLE   m   Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Georgian
Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian and Georgian form of PAUL.
PAVLI   m   Albanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
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.
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 (2)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PEADAR   m   Irish, Scottish
Irish and Scottish form of PETER.
PEARCE   m   English (Rare)
Variant of PIERCE.
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.
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.
PEHR   m   Swedish
Swedish variant of PER.
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.
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.
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.
PEMPHERO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "prayer" in Chewa.
PENI   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of BEN (1).
PENKO   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of PETAR.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PERO   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Diminutive of PETAR.
PËRPARIM   m   Albanian
Derived from Albanian përparim meaning "progress, advancement".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PETRO   m   Ukrainian, Esperanto
Ukrainian and Esperanto form of PETER.
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.
PETRU   m   Romanian, Corsican, Old Church Slavic
Romanian and Corsican form of PETER. It is also the form used in the Church Slavic New Testament.
PETRUCCIO   m   Medieval Italian
Medieval diminutive of PIETRO.
PETRUS   m   Dutch, German (Rare), Biblical Latin
Latin form of PETER used occasionally in Dutch and German.
PETTER   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of PETER.
PETTERI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PETER.
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-).
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.
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.
PHELAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of FAOLÁN.
PHELIM   m   Irish
Anglicized form of FEIDHLIM.
PHELIX   m   Biblical Greek
Form of FELIX used in the Greek New Testament.
PHERICK   m   Manx
Manx form of PATRICK.
PHESTOS   m   Biblical Greek
Form of FESTUS used in the Greek New Testament.
PHIL   m   English
Short form of PHILIP and various other names beginning with Phil, often a Greek element meaning "friend, dear, beloved".
PHILANDER   m   English (Archaic), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Φιλανδρος (Philandros) meaning "friend of man" from Greek φιλος (philos) "friend" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). It was the name of a son of Apollo with the nymph Acalle. In the 18th century this was coined as a word meaning "to womanize", and the name subsequently dropped out of use.
PHILANDROS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PHILANDER.
PHILBERT   m   French (Rare)
Variant of PHILIBERT.
PHILEMON   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "affectionate" in Greek, a derivative of φιλημα (philema) "kiss". Philemon was the recipient of one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
PHILETOS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILETUS.
PHILETUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Φιλητος (Philetos) meaning "beloved". In the New Testament, Philetus is a heretic in the church at Ephesus.
PHILIBERT   m   French
Early variant of FILIBERT altered by association with Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover". This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish saint. Another famous bearer was Philibert de l'Orme (1510-1570), a French Renaissance architect.
PHILIP   m   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Biblical
From the Greek name Φιλιππος (Philippos) which means "friend of horses", composed of the elements φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of five kings of Macedon, including Philip II the father of Alexander the Great. The name appears in the New Testament belonging to two people who are regarded as saints. First, one of the twelve apostles, and second, an early figure in the Christian church known as Philip the Deacon.... [more]
PHILIPP   m   German
German form of PHILIP.
PHILIPPE   m   French
French form of PHILIP.
PHILIPPUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of PHILIP.
PHILLIP   m   English
Variant of PHILIP, inspired by the usual spelling of the surname.
PHILO   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Φιλων (Philon), which was derived from φιλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend". This was the name of a 1st-century Hellenistic Jewish philosopher and theologian from Alexandria.
PHILOKRATES   m   Ancient Greek
Means "friend of power" from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and κρατος (kratos) "power".
PHILON   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PHILO.
PHILOTHEOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "friend of god" from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and θεος (theos) "god".
PHINEAS   m   Biblical
Variant of PHINEHAS used in some versions of the Bible.
PHINEES   m   Biblical Greek
Form of PHINEHAS used in the Greek Old Testament.
PHINEHAS   m   Biblical
Probably means "Nubian" from the Egyptian name Panhsj, though some believe it means "serpent's mouth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Phinehas is a grandson of Aaron who kills an Israelite because he is intimate with a Midianite woman, thus stopping a plague sent by God. Also in the Bible this is the son of Eli, killed in battle with the Philistines.
PHIRUN   m   Khmer
Means "rain" in Khmer, from the name of a rain god in the mythologies of southeast Asia. The god's name is possibly derived from VARUNA.
PHOBOS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "fear, panic" in Greek. This was one of the sons of Ares in Greek mythology. Also, one of the moons of Mars bears this name.
PHOCAS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φωκας (Phokas), which meant "a seal" from Greek φωκη (phoke). This was the name of an early saint and martyr from Asia Minor. Sentenced to death for being a Christian, he is said to have given his killers lodging and then dug his own grave before he was executed.
PHOEBUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φοιβος (Phoibos), which meant "bright, pure". This was an epithet of the Greek god Apollo.
PHOENIX   m & f   English (Modern)
From the name of a beautiful immortal bird which appears in Egyptian and Greek mythology. After living for several centuries in the Arabian Desert, it would be consumed by fire and rise from its own ashes, with this cycle repeating every 500 years. The name of the bird was derived from Greek φοινιξ (phoinix) meaning "dark red".
PHOKAS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PHOCAS.
PHOTIOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek φως (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτος (photos)).
PHRIXOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of PHRIXUS.
PHRIXUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Φριξος (Phrixos) which meant "thrilling, causing shivers", derived from φριξ (phrix) "ripple, shiver". In Greek myth Phrixus was the son of Athamus and Nephele. He was to be sacrificed to Zeus, but he escaped with his sister Helle on the back of the ram with the Golden Fleece.
PHÚC   m & f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phúc) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing".
PHUNIHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of PENUEL in the Latin Old Testament.
PHUNTSO   m & f   Bhutanese
Bhutanese form of PHUNTSOK.
PHUNTSOK   m & f   Tibetan
Means "abundant, excellent" in Tibetan.
PIARAS   m   Irish
Irish form of PIERS.
PICH   f & m   Khmer
Means "diamond" in Khmer.
PIER   m   Italian, Dutch
Italian and Dutch variant form of PETER. In Italian, this form is often used in combination with another name.
PIERCE   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name PIERS.
PIERINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of PIERO.
PIERO   m   Italian
Italian form of PETER. Piero della Francesca was an Italian Renaissance painter.
PIERRE   m   French, Swedish
French form of PETER. This name was borne by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), a French impressionist painter, and by Pierre Curie (1859-1906), a physicist who discovered radioactivity with his wife Marie.
PIERRICK   m   Breton, French
Breton diminutive of PIERRE.
PIERS   m   English (British), Medieval French
Medieval form of PETER. This was the name of the main character in the 14th-century poem 'Piers Plowman' by William Langland.
PIET   m   Dutch
Short form of PIETER.
PIETARI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PETER used in the Bible.
PIETER   m   Dutch
Dutch form of PETER. This name was borne by the 16th-century Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder.
PIETRO   m   Italian
Italian form of PETER. Pietro was the given name of the Renaissance painter known as Perugino.
PIKA   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of PETER.
PILIB   m   Irish
Irish form of PHILIP.
PILIRANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "persevere, endure" in Chewa.
PILYPAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of PHILIP.
PIM   m   Dutch
Diminutive of WILLEM.
PINCHAS   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PHINEHAS.
PING   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (píng) meaning "level, even, peaceful". Other characters can also form this name.
PINO   m   Italian
Short form of names ending in pino.
PÍO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PIUS.
PIO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of PIUS.
PIOTR   m   Polish
Polish form of PETER.
PIP   m & f   English
Diminutive of PHILIP or PHILIPPA. This was the name of the main character in 'Great Expectations' (1860) by Charles Dickens.
PIPIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of PÉPIN.
PIPPIN (1)   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of PÉPIN.
PIPPIN (2)   m   Literature
The name of a hobbit in 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien. His full given name was Peregrin, a semi-translation into English of his true hobbit name Razanur meaning "traveller".
PIRAN   m   Cornish
Possibly derived from CIARÁN. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish monk who founded a monastery in Cornwall. He is the patron saint of Cornwall.
PIRIPI   m   Maori
Maori form of PHILIP.
PIROOZ   m   Persian
Variant transcription of PIRUZ.
PIROUZ   m   Persian
Variant transcription of PIRUZ.
PIRUZ   m   Persian
Variant of FIRUZ.
PISTA   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of ISTVÁN.
PISTI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of ISTVÁN.
PIT   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of PITTER.
PITAMBAR   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of PITAMBARA.
PITAMBARA   m   Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit पीत (pita) meaning "yellow" and अम्बर (ambara) meaning "garment". This is another name of the Hindu gods Vishnu or Krishna, given to them because yellow clothing is traditionally worn at religious events.
PITTER   m   Frisian, Limburgish
Frisian and Limburgish form of PETER.
PIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "pious, dutiful". This was the name of twelve popes.
PJETËR   m   Albanian
Albanian form of PETER.
PLACID   m   English (Rare)
English form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
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.
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.
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.
POLAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of BOLAT.
POLDI   m   German
German diminutive of LEOPOLD.
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.
POLYCARP   m   Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Πολυκαρπος (Polykarpos) meaning "fruitful, rich in fruit", ultimately from Greek πολυς (polys) "much" and καρπος (karpos) "fruit". Saint Polycarp was a 2nd-century bishop of Smyrna who was martyred by being burned at the stake and then stabbed.
POLYDEUKES   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of POLLUX.
POLYKARPOS   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of POLYCARP.
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.
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.
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.
PORPHYRIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of PORFIRIO.
PORTER   m   English
From an occupational English surname meaning "doorkeeper", ultimately from Old French porte "door", from Latin porta.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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