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NIKAUmMaori
From the name of a type of palm tree found in New Zealand (species Rhopalostylis sapida).
NIKKIfEnglish
Diminutive of NICOLE.
NIKOLfCzech, Bulgarian
Czech and Bulgarian form of NICOLE.
NIKONmAncient Greek, Russian
Derived from Greek νικη (nike) meaning "victory".
NIKOSmGreek
Greek short form of NIKOLAOS.
NIKŠAmCroatian
Diminutive of NIKOLA (1).
NILAMf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "dark blue, sapphire" in Sanskrit.
NILESmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the given name NEIL.
NIMATf & mArabic
Means "blessings" in Arabic, a plural form of NIMA (1).
NİMETfTurkish
Turkish form of NIMAT.
NIMUEfArthurian Romance
Meaning unknown. In Arthurian legends this is the name of a sorceress, also known as the Lady of the Lake, Vivien, or Niniane. Various versions of the tales have Merlin falling in love with her and becoming imprisoned by her magic. She first appears in the medieval French 'Lancelot-Grail' cycle.
NINADmIndian, Marathi
Means "sound, hum" in Sanskrit.
NINELfRussian
Reversal of the name Lenin. Lenin was the founder of the former Soviet state. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
NINONfFrench
French diminutive of ANNE (1).
NINOSmAncient Assyrian (Hellenized)
Probably from the name of the ancient city of NINEVEH in Assyria. According to Greek historians this was the name of the husband of Semiramis and the founder of Nineveh. In actuality he does not correspond to any known Assyrian king, and is likely a composite character named after the city.
NIOBEfGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Niobe was the daughter of Tantalos, a king of Asia Minor. Because she boasted that she was superior to Leto, Leto's children Apollo and Artemis killed her 14 children with poison arrows. In grief, Niobe was turned to stone by Zeus.
NIRAJmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "water-born, lotus" in Sanskrit.
NIRAVmIndian, Gujarati, Marathi
Means "quiet, silent" in Sanskrit.
NISSAfHebrew
Means "sign" in Hebrew.
NITINmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITYAf & mIndian, Hindi
Means "always, eternal" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form नित्या (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form नित्य.
NITZAfHebrew
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NIVENmScottish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NIVESfItalian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
NIZARmArabic
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) meaning "little".
NJÁLAfIcelandic
Icelandic feminine form of NJÁLL.
NJÁLLmNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse form of Niall (see NEIL). This is the name of the hero of a 13th century Icelandic saga, based on the life of a 10th-century Icelandic chieftain.
NJERIfEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "travelling one" in Kikuyu. Njeri (or Wanjeri) is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi in the Kikuyu origin legend.
NJORDmNorse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old Norse Njörðr, which was possibly derived from the Indo-European root *ner meaning "strong, vigourous". Njord was the Norse god of the sea, sailing, fishing and fertility. With his children Freyr and Freya he was a member of the Vanir.
NKAUJfHmong
Means "woman, girl" in Hmong.
NNEKAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "my mother is supreme" in Igbo.
NOACHmHebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NOBLEmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "noble, notable". The name can also be given in direct reference to the English word noble.
NOELAfGalician
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
NOÈLEfFrench
Feminine variant form of NOËL.
NOÉMIfHungarian, French
Hungarian and French form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMIfItalian, German, Czech, Biblical Latin
Italian, German and Czech form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMÍfSpanish
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NOGAHm & fBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament. In modern times it is sometimes used as a feminine name.
NOJUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of NOAH (1).
NOLANmIrish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Nualláin meaning "descendant of NUALLÁN". The baseball player Nolan Ryan (1947-) is a famous bearer of this name.
NÖLKEmLimburgish
Limburgish diminutive of ARNOLD.
NONIEfEnglish
Diminutive of IONE or NORA.
NONNAfRussian
Russian form of NONA (2).
NONUSmAncient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "ninth" in Latin. This was a very rare praenomen.
NOORAfFinnish
Finnish form of NORA.
NORAHfIrish, English
Variant of NORA.
NORBUmTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "jewel" in Tibetan.
NORMAfEnglish, Italian, Literature
Created by Felice Romani for the main character in the opera 'Norma' (1831). He may have based it on Latin norma "rule". This name is also frequently used as a feminine form of NORMAN.
NOTAHmNative American, Navajo
Means "almost there" in Navajo.
NOVAKmSerbian
From Serbian нов (nov) meaning "new".
NUADAmIrish Mythology
Possibly means "protector" in Celtic. In Irish myth he was an Irish god and a leader of the Tuatha De Danann. He was killed in battle against the Fomorii.
NUALAfIrish
Short form of FIONNUALA.
NUBIAfVarious
From the name of the ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt. It possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold".
NURAYfTurkish
Means "bright moon" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Turkic ay meaning "moon".
NÚRIAfCatalan, Portuguese
From a Catalan title of the Virgin Mary, Nostra Senyora de Núria, meaning "Our Lady of Nuria". Nuria is a sanctuary in Spain in which there is a shrine containing a famous statue of Mary.
NURIAfSpanish
Spanish form of NÚRIA.
NURITfHebrew
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
NURULm & fArabic, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with نور ال (Nur al) meaning "light of the" (such as نور الدين (Nur al-Din) "light of religion").
NYALAfVarious
From the name of a type of African antelope, ultimately derived from the Bantu word nyálà.
NYDIAfEnglish (Rare), Spanish, Literature
Used by British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton for a blind flower-seller in his novel 'The Last Days of Pompeii' (1834). He perhaps based it on Latin nidus "nest".
NYNKEfFrisian
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
NYREEfEnglish (New Zealand)
Anglicized form of NGAIRE. It was borne by New Zealand actress Nyree Dawn Porter (1936-2001).
NYSSAfVarious
From the name of an ancient town of Asia Minor where Saint Gregory was bishop. Nyssa is also the genus name of a type of tree, also called the Tupelo.
OANEZfBreton
Derived from Breton oan "lamb" (ultimately from Latin agnus) and used as a Breton form of AGNES.
OBRADmSerbian
Possibly derived from Serbian obradovati "to make happy".
OCEANm & fEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word ocean for a large body of water. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ωκεανος (Okeanos), the name of the body of water thought to surround the Earth.
ODELLm & fEnglish
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "woad hill" in Old English. A woad is a herb used for dyeing.
ODETAfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ODETTE.
ODILEfFrench
French form of ODILIA.
ODILOmAncient Germanic
Masculine form of ODILIA.
ODRANmIrish
Anglicized form of ODHRÁN.
OFIRAfHebrew
Feminine form of OFIR.
OFYDDmWelsh
Welsh form of OVID.
OGDENmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "oak valley" in Old English. A famous bearer was the humourous American poet Ogden Nash (1902-1971).
OGNENmMacedonian
Macedonian form of OGNYAN.
OISÍNmIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "little deer", derived from Irish os "deer" combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish legend Oisín was a warrior hero and a poet, the son of Fionn mac Cumhail.
OKEKEmWestern African, Igbo
Means "born on Eke" in Igbo, Eke being one of the days of the Igbo week.
OKOROmWestern African, Urhobo
Means "man" in Urhobo.
OLAVImFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of OLAF.
OLAVOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of OLAF.
OLENAfUkrainian
Ukrainian form of HELEN.
OLIVAfLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "olive". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Brescia.
OLIVEfEnglish, French
From the English and French word for the type of tree, ultimately derived from Latin oliva.
OLLIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of OLIVER, OLIVIA or OLIVE.
OLWENfWelsh
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.
OLWINfWelsh
Variant of OLWEN.
OLWYNfWelsh
Variant of OLWEN.
OMEGAm & fVarious
From the name of the last letter in the Greek alphabet, Ω. It is often seen as a symbol of completion.
OMRANmArabic
Variant transcription of UMRAN.
ONÓRAfIrish
Irish form of HONORA.
OPHIRmBiblical
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a son of Joktan in the Old Testament (where it is also used as a place name).
OPRAHfVarious
In the case of television personality Oprah Winfrey, it was a childhood mispronunciation of her real name ORPAH that became permanent.
ORBÁNmHungarian
Hungarian form of URBAN.
ORFEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ORPHEUS.
ORHANmTurkish
Derived from Turkish or "great" and the title khan meaning "leader". This was the name of a 14th-century sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
ORIOLmCatalan
From a Catalan surname meaning "golden". It has been used in honour of Joseph Oriol, a 17th-century saint.
ORIONmGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown, but possibly related to Greek ‘οριον (horion) meaning "boundary, limit". Alternatively it may be derived from Akkadian Uru-anna meaning "light of the heavens". This is the name of a constellation, which gets its name from a legendary Greek hunter who was killed by a scorpion sent by the earth goddess Gaia.
ÖRJANmSwedish
Medieval Swedish form of JURIAN.
ØRJANmNorwegian
Medieval Norwegian form of JURIAN.
ORNATfIrish
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
ORPAHfBiblical
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.
ORRINmIrish
Anglicized form of ODHRÁN.
ORSONmEnglish
From an English surname which was originally a nickname meaning "bear cub", from a diminutive of Norman French ors "bear", ultimately from Latin ursus. American actor and director Orson Welles (1915-1985) was a famous bearer of this name.
ORTZImBasque
Means "sky" in Basque.
ORVALmEnglish
Variant of ORVILLE.
ǪRVARmNorse Mythology
Old Norse form of ORVAR.
ORVARmSwedish, Norse Mythology
Means "arrow" in Old Norse. Orvar Odd is a legendary Norse hero who is the subject of a 13th-century Icelandic saga.
OSAMAmArabic
Variant transcription of USAMA.
OSAMUmJapanese
From Japanese (osamu) meaning "discipline, study", as well as other kanji which have the same pronunciation.
OSANEfBasque
Means "cure, remedy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Remedios.
ÓSCARmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of OSCAR.
ÒSCARmCatalan
Catalan form of OSCAR.
OSCARmEnglish, Irish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "deer friend", derived from Gaelic os "deer" and cara "friend". Alternatively, it may derive from the Old English name OSGAR or its Old Norse cognate ÁSGEIRR, which may have been brought to Ireland by Viking invaders and settlers. In Irish legend Oscar was the son of the poet Oisín and the grandson of the hero Fionn mac Cumhail.... [more]
OSGARmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and gar "spear".
OSHEAmBiblical
Variant of HOSHEA used in some versions of the Bible.
OSHERmHebrew
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
ÓSKARmIcelandic
Icelandic form of OSCAR.
OSKARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish
Scandinavian, German, Polish and Slovene form of OSCAR. A famous bearer was Oskar Schindler (1908-1974), who saved over 1,000 Polish Jews during World War II.
OSMANmTurkish
Turkish form of UTHMAN. This was the name of the founder of the Ottoman Empire (14th century).
OSTAPmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of EUSTATHIUS.
ÖSTENmSwedish
Swedish form of EYSTEINN.
OSWINmEnglish (Rare)
From the Old English elements os "god" and wine "friend". Saint Oswin was a 7th-century king of Northumbria. After the Norman conquest this name was used less, and it died out after the 14th century. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
OTMARmGerman, Czech (Rare), Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Audamar, which was derived from the elements aud "wealth, fortune" and mari "famous". This was the name of an 8th-century Swiss saint, an abbot of Saint Gall.
OUIDAfVarious
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.
OWAINmWelsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Probably a Welsh form of EUGENE, though it might be derived from Welsh eoghunn meaning "youth". This was the name of several figures from Welsh history and mythology. In Arthurian legend Owain (also called Yvain in French sources) was one of the Knights of the Round Table, the son of King Urien and husband of the Lady of the Fountain. His character was based on that of Owain ap Urien, a 6th-century Welsh prince who fought against the Angles. This name was also borne by Owain Glyndwr, a 14th-century leader of Welsh resistance against English rule.
OWENAfWelsh
Feminine form of OWEN (1).
OXANAfUkrainian, Russian
Variant transcription of OKSANA.
ØYDISfNorwegian
Norwegian form of EYDÍS.
OYIBOm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "white" in Urhobo.
OŽBEJmSlovene
Slovene variant form of OSWALD.
ÖZGÜRm & fTurkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
OZIASmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of UZZIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
OZIELmBiblical Greek
Form of UZZIEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
ÖZLEMfTurkish
Means "yearning" in Turkish.
OZZIEmEnglish
Diminutive of OSWALD, OSBORN, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
PAAIEfManx
Manx form of PEGGY.
PAAVOmFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PAUL.
PABLOmSpanish
Spanish form of Paulus (see PAUL). Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
PACEYmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the French place name Pacy, itself derived from Gaulish given name of unknown meaning.
PAĈJOmEsperanto
Esperanto diminutive of PAUL. This name also means "papa" in Esperanto.
PADDYmIrish
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.
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.
PÆGAmAnglo-Saxon
Old English name of unknown meaning.
PAGETfEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which meant "little page" (see PAIGE).
PAIGEfEnglish
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".
PÄIVÄfFinnish
Means "day" in Finnish.
PÄIVIfFinnish
Derived from Finnish päivä "day".
PALLEmDanish
Danish diminutive of PAUL.
PALLUmBiblical
Means "distinguished" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Reuben in the Old Testament.
PANIZfPersian
Possibly means "sugar" in Persian.
PANNAfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
PANNIfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
PANOSmGreek
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
PANSYfEnglish
From the English word for a type of flower, ultimately deriving from Old French pensee "thought".
PAOLAfItalian, Spanish
Italian feminine form of PAUL.
PAOLOmItalian
Italian form of Paulus (see PAUL). Paolo Uccello and Paolo Veronese were both Italian Renaissance painters.
PAORAmMaori
Maori form of PAUL.
PARIS (1)mGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Luwian or Hittite origin. 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.
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.
PARRYmWelsh
From a Welsh surname which was derived from ap Harry meaning "son of HARRY".
PASCOmCornish
Cornish form of PASCAL.
PASHAmRussian
Diminutive of PAVEL.
PAŠKOmCroatian
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PATSYf & mEnglish, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
PATTIfEnglish
Variant of PATTY.
PATTYfEnglish
Originally a variant of Matty, a 17th-century diminutive of MARTHA. It is now commonly used as a diminutive of PATRICIA.
PATXImBasque
Basque form of FRANCIS.
PATYAmRussian
Diminutive of IPATI.
PÀULAfSardinian
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.
PAULEfFrench
French feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULImFinnish
Finnish form of PAUL.
PAŬLOmEsperanto
Esperanto form of PAUL.
PAULOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PÀULUmSardinian
Sardinian form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULUmCorsican
Corsican form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAVAOmCroatian
Croatian form of PAUL.
PAVELmRussian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian
Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene and Macedonian form of PAUL.
PAVLAfCzech
Czech feminine form of PAUL.
PAVLEmSerbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Georgian
Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian and Georgian form of PAUL.
PAVLImAlbanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PAVLOmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of PAUL.
PAVOLmSlovak
Slovak form of PAUL.
PAWEŁmPolish
Polish form of PAUL.
PAYAMmPersian
Means "message" in Persian.
PEACEfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word peace, ultimately derived from Latin pax.
PEARLfEnglish
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.
PEDERmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of PETER.
PEDJAmSerbian
Variant transcription of PEĐA.
PEDROmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of PETER. This was the name of the only two emperors of Brazil.
PEDRUmSardinian
Sardinian form of PETER.
PEGGYfEnglish
Medieval variant of Meggy, a diminutive of MARGARET. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
PEIGIfScottish
Scottish diminutive of MARGARET.
PÈIREmOccitan
Occitan form of PETER.
PEKKAmFinnish
Finnish form of PETER.
PEKKOmFinnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of fields and crops.
PELEGmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.
PELLEmSwedish
Swedish diminutive of PER.
PEMBEfTurkish
Means "pink" in Turkish.
PENKAfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
PENKOmBulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of PETAR.
PENNYfEnglish
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.
PEPCAfSlovene
Slovene diminutive of JOŽEFA.
PÉPINmHistory
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.
PEPPEmItalian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PEPPImItalian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PERCEmEnglish
Short form of PERCY.
PERCYmEnglish
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.
PEREZmBiblical
Means "breach, burst forth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the twin brother of Zerah.
PERIGmBreton
Breton diminutive of PER.
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.
PERRYmEnglish
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.
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.
PETARmSerbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PETER.
PÉTERmHungarian
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]
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.
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.
PETREmRomanian, Macedonian, Georgian
Romanian, Macedonian and Georgian form of PETER.
PETRImFinnish, Basque
Finnish and Basque form of PETER.
PETROmUkrainian, Esperanto
Ukrainian and Esperanto 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.
PÉTURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of PETER.
PETURmFaroese
Faroese form of PETER.
PETYAm & fRussian, Bulgarian
Russian masculine diminutive of PYOTR or Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
PHEBEfEnglish, Biblical
Variant of PHOEBE used in some translations of the New Testament.
PHILEfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Philon (see PHILO).
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.
PIERAfItalian
Italian feminine form of PETER.
PIEROmItalian
Italian form of PETER. Piero della Francesca was an Italian Renaissance painter.
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.
PIETYfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word meaning "piety, devoutness". This was a rare virtue name used by the Puritans in the 17th century.
PIHLAfFinnish
Derived from Finnish pihlaja meaning "rowan tree".
PILARfSpanish
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.
PILIBmIrish
Irish form of PHILIP.
PILVIfFinnish
Means "cloud" in Finnish.
PINARfTurkish
Means "spring" in Turkish.
PINJAfFinnish
Means "stone pine" in Finnish.
PIOTRmPolish
Polish form of PETER.
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.
PIPINmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of PÉPIN.
PIPPAfEnglish
Diminutive of PHILIPPA.
PIPRAfEsperanto
Means "peppery" in Esperanto.
PIRANmCornish
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.
PIRJOfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of PIRITTA.
PIRUZmPersian
Variant of FIRUZ.
PISTAmHungarian
Diminutive of ISTVÁN.
PISTImHungarian
Diminutive of ISTVÁN.
PLATOmAncient 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'.
PLINYmHistory
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.
PLUTOmGreek 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.
POLATmTurkish
Turkish form of BOLAT.
POLDImGerman
German diminutive of LEOPOLD.
POLLYfEnglish
Medieval variant of MOLLY. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
POLYAfBulgarian
Diminutive of POLINA.
POPPYfEnglish (British)
From the word for the red flower, derived from Old English popæg.
POSIEfEnglish
Variant of POSY.
PREMAfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of PREM.
PRIAMmGreek Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Greek Πριαμος (Priamos), possibly meaning "redeemed". In Greek legend Priam was the king of Troy during the Trojan War and the father of many children including Hector and Paris.
PRICEmWelsh
From a Welsh surname which was derived from ap Rhys meaning "son of RHYS".
PRIITmEstonian
Short form of PRIIDIK.
PRIMOmItalian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Primus, which meant "first". This was the name of three early saints, each of whom were martyred.
PRITIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "pleasure, joy, love" in Sanskrit.
PRIYAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
Means "beloved" in Sanskrit. In Hindu legend this is the name of a daughter of King Daksha.
PRUNEfFrench
Means "plum" in French.
PRYCEmWelsh
Variant of PRICE.
PUABIfAkkadian
Means "word of my father", from Akkadian meaning "mouth" and abu meaning "father". Puabi was a 26th-century BC Akkadian noblewoman who was buried in the Sumerian city of Ur.
PUNITmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "cleaned, purified" in Sanskrit.
PUTRAmIndonesian
Means "son" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्र (putra).
PUTRIfIndonesian
Means "daughter" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्री (putri).
PWYLLmWelsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh mythology, Pwyll is a king of Dyfed who pursues and finally marries Rhiannon.
PYLYPmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of PHILIP.
PYOTRmRussian
Russian form of PETER. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).
QADIRmArabic
Means "capable, powerful" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different ways of spelling the name in Arabic. In Islamic tradition القادر (al-Qadir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
QAMARm & fArabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
QASIMmArabic, Urdu
Means "one who divides goods among his people", derived from Arabic قسم (qasama) "to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of Muhammad who died while young.
QIANAfAfrican American (Modern)
From the word for the silk-like material, introduced by DuPont in 1968 and popular in the fashions of the 1970s.
QIANGmChinese
From Chinese (qiáng) meaning "strong, powerful, energetic", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
QUANGmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quang) meaning "bright, clear".
QUEENfEnglish
From an old nickname which was derived from the English word, ultimately from Old English cwen meaning "woman, wife".
QUINNm & fIrish, English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN".
QUSAYmArabic
Possibly derived from Arabic قصي (qasi) meaning "distant". This was the name of an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad who was in charge of a temple in Mecca.
QUYỀNmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quyền) meaning "power, right, authority".
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