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This is a list of names in which the gender is unisex; and the first letter is P.
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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.
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)).
PARVEENf & mIndian, Hindi
Hindi form of PARVIN, also used as a masculine name.
PASSANGm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good, excellent" in Tibetan.
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.
PATSYf & mEnglish, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
PAZ (2)f & mHebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PEMAm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Tibetan form of PADMA.
PEMPHEROm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "prayer" in Chewa.
PENJANIm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "seek for, look for" in Tumbuka.
PÉŤAm & fCzech
Diminutive of PETR or PETRA.
PEŤAm & fCzech
Diminutive of PETR or PETRA.
PETIAm & fRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of PETYA.
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-).
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".
PHÚCm & fVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (phúc) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing".
PHUNTSOm & fBhutanese
Bhutanese form of PHUNTSOK.
PHUNTSOKm & fTibetan
Means "abundant, excellent" in Tibetan.
PICHf & mKhmer
Means "diamond" in Khmer.
PILIRANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "persevere, endure" in Chewa.
PINGm & fChinese
From Chinese (píng) meaning "level, even, peaceful". Other characters can also form this name.
PIPm & fEnglish
Diminutive of PHILIP or PHILIPPA. This was the name of the main character in 'Great Expectations' (1860) by Charles Dickens.
PLACIDEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of Placidus (see PLACIDO).
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.
PRESLEYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "priest clearing" (Old English preost and leah). This surname was borne by musician Elvis Presley (1935-1977).
PRUDENCEf & mEnglish, French
Medieval English form of Prudentia, the feminine form of PRUDENTIUS. In France it is both the feminine form and a rare masculine form. In England it was used during the Middle Ages and was revived in the 17th century by the Puritans, in part from the English word prudence, ultimately of the same source.
PUCKm & fAnglo-Saxon Mythology, Dutch
Meaning unknown, from Old English puca. It could ultimately be of either Germanic or Celtic origin. In English legend this was the name of a mischievous spirit, also known as Robin Goodfellow. He appears in Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1600).
PURDIEm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the Norman French expression pur die "by God". It was perhaps originally a nickname for a person who used the oath frequently.
PURNAMAf & mIndonesian
Means "full moon" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पूर्णिमा (purnima).
PUTUm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Means "grandchild" in Balinese. Traditionally, this name is given to the first-born child.
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