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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the first letter is P.
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Finnish form of PAUL used in the Bible.
PAAVOmFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PAUL.
Spanish form of Paulus (see PAUL). Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
PACEmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the Middle English word pace meaning "peace".
PACEYmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the French place name Pacy, itself derived from Gaulish given name of unknown meaning.
Esperanto diminutive of PAUL. This name also means "papa" in Esperanto.
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
Irish diminutive of PATRICK.
PADENmEnglish (Rare)
An invented name, using the popular aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan. It is sometimes considered a derivative of the surname PADDON.
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.
Irish form of PATRICK.
Irish form of PATRICK.
Scottish form of PATRICK.
PADRIGmWelsh, Breton
Welsh and Breton form of PATRICK.
Old English name of unknown meaning.
From a surname which was a variant of PAIGE.
Hungarian form of PAUL.
Scottish form of PAUL.
PÅLmSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of PAUL.
Albanian form of PAUL.
Albanian form of PAUL.
PÁLLmIcelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of PAUL.
Bengali form of PALLAV.
PALLAS (2)mGreek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek παλλω (pallo) "to brandish". In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan and several other characters. It was also the name of a female character, though her name is probably from a different source (see Pallas).
PALLAVmIndian, Hindi
Means "budding leaf, shoot" in Sanskrit.
Danish diminutive of PAUL.
Means "distinguished" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Reuben in the Old Testament.
From an English surname meaning "pilgrim". It is ultimately from Latin palma "palm tree", since pilgrims to the Holy Land often brought back palm fronds as proof of their journey.
Means "pilgrim" in Italian. In medieval times it denoted one who had been a pilgrim to Palestine. It is ultimately from the word palma meaning "palm tree", because of the custom of pilgrims to bring palm fronds home with them. The name is sometimes given to a child born on Palm Sunday.
PAMPHILOSmAncient Greek
Means "friend of all" from Greek παν (pan) "all" and φιλος (philos) "friend".
PANmGreek Mythology
Derived from a Greek word meaning "shepherd". In Greek mythology Pan was a half-man, half-goat god associated with shepherds, flocks and pastures.
From the Greek title of the Virgin Mary Παναγια (Panagia) meaning "all holy", derived from παν (pan) "all" combined with ‘αγιος (hagios) "devoted to the gods, sacred".
Variant transcription of PANAGIOTIS.
Spanish diminutive of FRANCISCO. This name was borne by Pancho Villa (1878-1923), a Mexican bandit and revolutionary.
PANCRASmEnglish (Archaic)
Medieval English form of PANCRATIUS. The relics of the 4th-century saint Pancratius were sent to England by Pope Gregory the Great, leading to the saint's veneration there.
PANCRATIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Πανκρατιος (Pankratios), derived from παν (pan) "all" and κρατος (kratos) "power". Early Byzantine Christians used this as a title of Christ. It was borne by two saints, a 1st-century Sicilian martyr and a semi-legendary 4th-century Roman martyr.
Italian form of PANCRATIUS.
Spanish form of PAMPHILOS.
Italian form of PAMPHILOS. The Italian novelist Boccaccio used this name in his work 'The Decameron' (1350).
Means "born of mud", referring to the lotus flower, derived from Sanskrit पङ्क (panka) meaning "mud" and (ja) meaning "born". This is another name of the Hindu god Brahma.
Variant transcription of PANKRATIY.
PANKRATIOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of PANCRATIUS.
Russian form of PANCRATIUS.
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
PANTALEONmAncient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements παν (pan) meaning "all" (genitive παντος) and λεων (leon) meaning "lion". This was the name of a 2nd-century BC king of Bactria. It was also borne by Saint Pantaleon (also called Panteleimon), a doctor from Asia Minor who was martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. He is a patron saint of doctors and midwives.
Italian form of PANTALEON.
From Greek παν (pan) meaning "all" (genitive παντος) and ελεημων (eleemon) meaning "compassionate". This was a name given to Saint Pantaleon.
PANTHERmAncient Greek
Means "panther" in Greek.
PANTHERASmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek πανθηρ (panther) meaning "panther", ultimately of Sanskrit origin, though folk etymology connects it to Greek παν (pan) "all" and θηραω (therao) "to hunt". According to some legends a Roman soldier named Panthera was the father of Jesus.
Breton form of PAUL.
Italian form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
Italian form of Paulus (see PAUL). Paolo Uccello and Paolo Veronese were both Italian Renaissance painters.
Maori form of PAUL.
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
PARAMONOSmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek παραμονη (paramone) meaning "endurance, constancy".
Italian form of PARIS (1).
PARIS (1)mGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology he was the Trojan prince who kidnapped Helen and began the Trojan War. Though presented as a somewhat of a coward in the 'Iliad', he did manage to slay the great hero Achilles. He was himself eventually slain in battle by Philoctetes.
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.
PARRISm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which originally denoted a person who came from the French city of Paris (see PARIS (2)).
From a Welsh surname which was derived from ap Harry meaning "son of HARRY".
PARTHAmHinduism, 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.
PARTHALÁNmIrish Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly from BARTHOLOMEW. In Irish legend he was the first man on Ireland after the biblical flood.
Variant transcription of PARVIZ.
PARVEENf & mIndian, Hindi
Hindi form of PARVIN, also used as a masculine name.
Means "fortunate, happy" in Persian. This name was borne by a son of the Mughal emperor Jahangir.
Variant transcription of PARVIZ.
PASCALmFrench, 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) meaning "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.
Variant of Paschalis (see PASCAL). Paschal or Paschalis was the name of two popes.
PASCHALISmLate Roman, Greek
Latin and Greek form of PASCAL.
Cornish form of PASCAL.
Spanish form of PASCAL.
Diminutive of PAVEL.
Finnish form of BASIL (1).
PAŠKALmCroatian (Rare)
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PASKALmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PASCAL.
Croatian form of PASCAL.
Italian form of PASCAL.
PASSANGm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good, excellent" in Tibetan.
PASTORmSpanish, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name meaning "shepherd". This was the name of at least three saints.
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.
Maori form of PATRICK.
PATEmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of PATRICK.
PATRICE (1)mFrench
French form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
Portuguese form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
Spanish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
Original Latin form of PATRICK.
PATRICKmIrish, 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]
PATRIKmSwedish, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Hungarian
Form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
Italian form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATROCLUSmGreek 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.
Polish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATSYf & mEnglish, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
PATTONmEnglish (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.
Basque form of FRANCIS.
Diminutive of IPATI.
PAUmCatalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of PAUL. It also coincides with the Catalan word for "peace".
PAULmEnglish, 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]
Finnish form of PAUL.
Diminutive of PAUL.
Portuguese diminutive of PAULO.
PAULINOmSpanish, 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.
PAULINUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of PAULINO.
Lithuanian form of PAUL.
Esperanto form of PAUL.
PAULOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULOSmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of PAUL.
Sardinian form of Paulus (see PAUL).
Corsican form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAUWELmDutch (Archaic)
Dutch (Flemish) form of PAUL.
Croatian form of PAUL.
PAVELmRussian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian
Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene and Macedonian form of PAUL.
PAVELUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of PAULUS.
Latvian form of PAUL.
PAVLEmSerbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Georgian
Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian and Georgian form of PAUL.
Albanian form of PAUL.
Ukrainian form of PAUL.
Greek form of PAUL.
Croatian short form of PAVAO.
Slovak form of PAUL.
Polish form of PAUL.
PAXTONmEnglish (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.
Means "message" in Persian.
PAZ (2)f & mHebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PEADARmIrish, Scottish
Irish and Scottish form of PETER.
Macedonian diminutive of PETER.
Diminutive of PREDRAG.
PEDERmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of PETER.
Variant transcription of PEĐA.
Welsh form of PETER.
Means "happy, successful" in Persian.
Portuguese diminutive of PEDRO.
PEDROmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of PETER. This was the name of the only two emperors of Brazil.
Sardinian form of PETER.
PEERmDanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Variant of PER. The Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen used this name for the main character in his play 'Peer Gynt' (1867).
Estonian form of PETER.
PEGASUSmGreek 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.
Swedish variant of PER.
Basque form of PETER.
Occitan form of PETER.
PEJOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of PETAR.
Finnish form of PETER.
PEKKOmFinnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of fields and crops.
PELAGIUSmAncient 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.
PELEGmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.
Swedish diminutive of PER.
Italian form of Peregrinus (see PEREGRINE).
Means "dove" in Albanian.
PEMAm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Tibetan form of PADMA.
PEMPHEROm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "prayer" in Chewa.
Hawaiian form of BEN (1).
PENJANIm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "seek for, look for" in Tumbuka.
Bulgarian diminutive of PETAR.
Finnish form of BENEDICT.
PENUELmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "facing God" in Hebrew. This is the name of two minor characters in the Old Testament.
Spanish diminutive of JOSEPH.
Dutch form of PÉPIN.
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.
Spanish diminutive of JOSEPH.
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PERmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Breton
Scandinavian and Breton form of PETER.
Short form of PERCY.
PERCIVALmArthurian 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".
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.
Catalan form of PETER.
PEREDURmWelsh 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.
PEREGRINEmEnglish (Rare)
From the Late Latin name Peregrinus, which meant "traveller". This was the name of several early saints.
Means "breach, burst forth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the twin brother of Zerah.
PERICAmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian diminutive of PETAR.
PERICLESmAncient 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.
Breton diminutive of PER.
PERIKLESmAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PERICLES.
Modern Greek form of PERICLES.
Derived from Albanian përparim meaning "progress, advancement".
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.
PERSEUSmGreek 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.
Short form of ROOPERTTI or ALPERTTI.
Finnish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
Basque form of PETER.
PERUNmSlavic 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.
PÉŤAm & fCzech
Diminutive of PETR or PETRA.
PEŤAm & fCzech
Diminutive of PETR or PETRA.
PETARmSerbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PETER.
Short form of PETER.
Hungarian form of PETER.
PETERmEnglish, 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]
Maori form of PETER.
Hungarian diminutive of PETER.
PETIAm & fRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of PETYA.
PETKOmBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian Петък (Petak) or Macedonian Петок (Petok) meaning "Friday". This is a vernacular form of Paraskeve.
Czech form of PETER.
Lithuanian form of PETER.
PETREmRomanian, Macedonian, Georgian
Romanian, Macedonian and Georgian form of PETER.
PETRImFinnish, Basque
Finnish and Basque form of PETER.
Romanian diminutive of PETER.
Diminutive of PETR.
PETROmUkrainian, Esperanto
Ukrainian and Esperanto form of PETER.
PETRONIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which is possibly derived from Latin petro, petronis "yokel".
PETROSmGreek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian form of PETER.
PETRUmRomanian, Corsican, Old Church Slavic
Romanian and Corsican form of PETER. It is also the form used in the Church Slavic New Testament.
PETRUCCIOmMedieval Italian
Medieval diminutive of PIETRO.
PETRUSmDutch, German (Rare), Biblical Latin
Latin form of PETER used occasionally in Dutch and German.
PETTERmSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of PETER.
Finnish form of PETER.
Icelandic form of PETER.
Faroese form of PETER.
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-).
PHAEDRUSmAncient 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.
PHANUELmBiblical, 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.
PHANUHELmBiblical Latin
Form of PENUEL in the Latin New Testament.
PHARAMONDmLiterature, French (Rare)
French form of FARAMUND used by Shakespeare in 'Henry V' (1599).
PHARESmBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of PEREZ in the Greek and Latin Bible.
Form of PEREZ used in some translations of the Bible.
Anglicized form of FAOLÁN.
Anglicized form of FEIDHLIM.
PHELIXmBiblical Greek
Form of FELIX used in the Greek New Testament.
Manx form of PATRICK.
PHESTOSmBiblical Greek
Form of FESTUS used in the Greek New Testament.
Short form of PHILIP and various other names beginning with Phil, often a Greek element meaning "friend, dear, beloved".
PHILANDERmEnglish (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.
PHILEMONmBiblical, 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.
PHILETUSmBiblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Φιλητος (Philetos) meaning "beloved". In the New Testament, Philetus is a heretic in the church at Ephesus.
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.
PHILIPmEnglish, 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]
German form of PHILIP.
French form of PHILIP.
Variant of PHILIP, inspired by the usual spelling of the surname.
PHILOmAncient 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.
Means "friend of power" from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and κρατος (kratos) "power".
PHILONmAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PHILO.
PHILOTHEOSmAncient Greek
Means "friend of god" from Greek φιλος (philos) "lover, friend" and θεος (theos) "god".
Variant of PHINEHAS used in some versions of the Bible.
PHINEESmBiblical Greek
Form of PHINEHAS used in the Greek Old Testament.
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.
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.
PHOBOSmGreek 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.
PHOCASmAncient 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.
PHOEBUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φοιβος (Phoibos), which meant "bright, pure". This was an epithet of the Greek god Apollo.
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".
PHOTIOSmGreek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek φως (phos) meaning "light" (genitive φωτος (photos)).
PHRIXUSmGreek 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.
PHÚCm & fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phúc) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing".
PHUNIHELmBiblical Latin
Form of PENUEL in the Latin Old Testament.
PHUNTSOm & fBhutanese
Bhutanese form of PHUNTSOK.
PHUNTSOKm & fTibetan
Means "abundant, excellent" in Tibetan.
Irish form of PIERS.
PICHf & mKhmer
Means "diamond" in Khmer.
PIERmItalian, Dutch
Italian and Dutch variant form of PETER. In Italian, this form is often used in combination with another name.
From a surname which was derived from the given name PIERS.
Diminutive of PIERO.
Italian form of PETER. Piero della Francesca was an Italian Renaissance painter.
Norman form of PETER.
PIERREmFrench, 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.
PIERRICKmBreton, French
Breton diminutive of PIERRE.
PIERSmEnglish (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.
Short form of PIETER.
Finnish form of PETER used in the Bible.
Dutch form of PETER. This name was borne by the 16th-century Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder.
Italian form of PETER. Pietro was the given name of the Renaissance painter known as Perugino.
Hawaiian form of PETER.
Irish form of PHILIP.
PILIRANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "persevere, endure" in Chewa.
Lithuanian form of PHILIP.
Diminutive of WILLEM.
PINGm & fChinese
From Chinese (píng) meaning "level, even, peaceful". Other characters can also form this name.
Short form of names ending in pino.
Spanish form of PIUS.
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