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NINOS   m   Ancient Near Eastern (Hellenized)
Possibly related to the name of the goddess NINA (2). According to Greek historians this was the name of the founder of the ancient city of Nineveh in Assyria.
NIOBE   f   Greek 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.
NIRAJ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "water-born" in Sanskrit.
NIRAV   m   Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
Means "quiet, silent" in Sanskrit.
NISHA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NISSA   f   Hebrew
Means "sign" in Hebrew.
NITIN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITYA   f & m   Indian, 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.
NITZA   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NIVEN   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of NAOMHÁN.
NIVES   f   Italian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
NIZAR   m   Arabic
Perhaps from Arabic نزير (nazir) meaning "little".
NJÁLA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of NJÁLL.
NJÁLL   m   Norse 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.
NJERI   f   Eastern 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.
NJORD   m   Norse 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.
NKAUJ   f   Hmong
Means "woman, girl" in Hmong.
NKIRU   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of NKIRUKA.
NNEKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "my mother is supreme" in Igbo.
NOACH   m   Hebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NOBLE   m   English
From an English surname meaning "noble, notable". The name can also be given in direct reference to the English word noble.
NOELA   f   Galician
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
NOÈLE   f   French
Feminine variant form of NOËL.
NOÉMI   f   Hungarian, French
Hungarian and French form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMI   f   Italian, German, Czech, Biblical Latin
Italian, German and Czech form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMÍ   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NOGAH   m & f   Biblical, 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.
NOJUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of NOAH (1).
NOLAN   m   Irish, 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.
NÖLKE   m   Limburgish
Limburgish diminutive of ARNOLD.
NONIE   f   English
Diminutive of IONE or NORA.
NONNA   f   Russian
Russian form of NONA (2).
NONUS   m   Ancient Roman (Rare)
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "ninth" in Latin. This was a very rare praenomen.
NOORA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of NORA.
NORAH   f   Irish, English
Variant of NORA.
NORBU   m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "jewel" in Tibetan.
NORMA   f   English, 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.
NOTAH   m   Native American, Navajo
Means "almost there" in Navajo.
NOVAK   m   Serbian
From Serbian нов (nov) meaning "new".
NUADA   m   Irish 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.
NUALA   f   Irish
Short form of FIONNUALA.
NUBIA   f   Various
From the name of the ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt. It possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold".
NURAY   f   Turkish
Means "bright moon" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Turkic ay meaning "moon".
NÚRIA   f   Catalan, 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.
NURIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NÚRIA.
NURIT   f   Hebrew
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
NURUL   m & f   Arabic, 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").
NYALA   f   Various
From the name of a type of African antelope, ultimately derived from the Bantu word nyálà.
NYDIA   f   English (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".
NYNKE   f   Frisian
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
NYREE   f   English (New Zealand)
Anglicized form of NGAIRE. It was borne by New Zealand actress Nyree Dawn Porter (1936-2001).
NYSSA   f   Various
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.
OANEZ   f   Breton
Derived from Breton oan "lamb" (ultimately from Latin agnus) and used as a Breton form of AGNES.
OBRAD   m   Serbian
Possibly derived from Serbian obradovati "to make happy".
OCEAN   m & f   English (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.
ODELL   m & f   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "woad hill" in Old English. A woad is a herb used for dying.
ODETA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ODETTE.
ODILA   f   Ancient Germanic
Variant of ODILIA.
ODILE   f   French
French form of ODILIA.
ODILO   m   Ancient Germanic
Masculine form of ODILIA.
ODRAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHRÁN.
OFIRA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of OFIR.
'OFRAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHRAH.
OFYDD   m   Welsh
Welsh form of OVID.
OGDEN   m   English
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).
OGNEN   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of OGNYAN.
OISÍN   m   Irish, 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.
OKEKE   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "born on Eke" in Igbo, Eke being one of the days of the Igbo week.
OKORO   m   Western African, Urhobo
Means "man" in Urhobo.
OLAVI   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of OLAF.
OLAVO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of OLAF.
OLENA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of HELEN.
OLIVA   f   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "olive". This was the name of a 2nd-century saint from Brescia.
OLIVE   f   English
From the English word for the type of tree, ultimately derived from Latin oliva.
OLLIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of OLIVER, OLIVIA or OLIVE.
OLWEN   f   Welsh
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.
OLWIN   f   Welsh
Variant of OLWEN.
OLWYN   f   Welsh
Variant of OLWEN.
OMEGA   m & f   Various
From the name of the last letter in the Greek alphabet, Ω. It is often seen as a symbol of completion.
OMRAN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of UMRAN.
ONÓRA   f   Irish
Irish form of HONORA.
OPHIR   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a son of Joktan in the Old Testament (where it is also used as a place name).
OPRAH   f   Various
In the case of television personality Oprah Winfrey, it was a childhood mispronunciation of her real name ORPAH that became permanent.
ORBÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of URBAN.
ORFEO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ORPHEUS.
ORHAN   m   Turkish
Derived from Turkish or "great" and the title khan meaning "leader". This was the name of a 14th-century sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
ORIOL   m   Catalan
From a Catalan surname meaning "golden". It has been used in honour of Joseph Oriol, a 17th-century saint.
ORION   m   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, but possibly related to Greek ‘οριον (horion) "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 killed by a scorpion sent by Gaia.
ÖRJAN   m   Swedish
Medieval Swedish form of JURIAN.
ØRJAN   m   Norwegian
Medieval Norwegian form of JURIAN.
ORNAT   f   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHARNAIT.
'ORPAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ORPAH.
ORPAH   f   Biblical
Means "back of the neck" in Hebrew. Orpah was Naomi's second daughter-in-law in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
ORPHA   f   Biblical, English
Variant of ORPAH used in some translations of the Bible.
ORRIN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of ODHRÁN.
ORSON   m   English
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.
ORTZI   m   Basque
Means "sky" in Basque.
ORVAL   m   English
Variant of ORVILLE.
ǪRVAR   m   Norse Mythology
Old Norse form of ORVAR.
ORVAR   m   Swedish, Norse Mythology
Means "arrow" in Old Norse. Orvar Odd is a legendary Norse hero who is the subject of a 13th-century Icelandic saga.
OSAMA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of USAMA.
OSAMU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (osamu) meaning "discipline, study", as well as other kanji which have the same pronunciation.
OSANE   f   Basque
Means "cure, remedy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Remedios.
ÓSCAR   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of OSCAR.
ÒSCAR   m   Catalan
Catalan form of OSCAR.
OSCAR   m   English, 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]
OSGAR   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and gar "spear".
OSHEA   m   Biblical
Variant of HOSHEA used in some versions of the Bible.
OSHER   m   Hebrew
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
ÓSKAR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of OSCAR.
OSKAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish
Scandinavian, German, Polish and Slovene form of OSCAR. A famous bearer was Oskar Schindler (1908-1974), who saved over a thousand Polish Jews during World War II.
OSMAN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of UTHMAN. This was the name of the founder of the Ottoman Empire (14th century).
OSTAP   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of EUSTATHIUS.
ÖSTEN   m   Swedish
Swedish form of EYSTEINN.
OSWIN   m   English (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.
OTMAR   m   German, Czech (Rare), Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Audamar, which was derived from the elements aud "wealth, fortune" and meri "famous". This was the name of an 8th-century Swiss saint, an abbot of Saint Gall.
OUIDA   f   Various
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.
OWAIN   m   Welsh, 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.
OWENA   f   Welsh
Feminine form of OWEN (1).
OXANA   f   Ukrainian, Russian
Variant transcription of OKSANA.
ØYDIS   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of EYDÍS.
OYIBO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "white" in Urhobo.
OŽBEJ   m   Slovene
Slovene variant form of OSWALD.
ÖZGÜR   m & f   Turkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
OZIAS   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of UZZIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
OZIEL   m   Biblical Greek
Form of UZZIEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
ÖZLEM   f   Turkish
Means "yearning" in Turkish.
OZZIE   m   English
Diminutive of OSWALD, OSBORN, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
PAAIE   f   Manx
Manx form of PEGGY.
PAAVO   m   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PAUL.
PABLO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Paulus (see PAUL). Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
PACEY   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the French place name Pacy, itself derived from Gaulish given name of unknown meaning.
PAĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of PAUL. This name also means "papa" in Esperanto.
PADDY   m   Irish
Irish diminutive of PATRICK.
PADEN   m   English (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.
PADMA   f & m   Hinduism, 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.
PÆGA   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English name of unknown meaning.
PAGET   f   English (Rare)
From a surname which meant "little page" (see PAIGE).
PAIGE   f   English
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".
PÄIVÄ   f   Finnish
Means "day" in Finnish.
PÄIVI   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish päivä "day".
PALLE   m   Danish
Danish diminutive of PAUL.
PALLU   m   Biblical
Means "distinguished" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Reuben in the Old Testament.
PANIZ   f   Persian
Possibly means "sugar" in Persian.
PANNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
PANNI   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ANNA.
PANOS   m   Greek
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
PANSY   f   English
From the English word for a type of flower, ultimately deriving from Old French pensee "thought".
PAOLA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian feminine form of PAUL.
PAOLO   m   Italian
Italian form of Paulus (see PAUL). Paolo Uccello and Paolo Veronese were both Italian Renaissance painters.
PAORA   m   Maori
Maori form of PAUL.
PAPAK   m   Ancient Persian
Variant of BABAK.
PARIS (1)   m   Greek 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.
PARIS (2)   f   Various
From the name of the capital city of France, which got its name from the ancient Celtic tribe known as the Parisii.
PARRY   m   Welsh
From a Welsh surname which was derived from ap Harry meaning "son of HARRY".
PARTH   m   Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PARTHA.
PASCO   m   Cornish
Cornish form of PASCAL.
PASHA   m   Russian
Diminutive of PAVEL.
PAŠKO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PATKA   f   Polish, Slovak
Diminutive of PATRYCJA or PATRÍCIA.
PATSY   f & m   English, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
PATTI   f   English
Variant of PATTY.
PATTY   f   English
Originally a variant of Matty, a 17th-century diminutive of MARTHA. It is now commonly used as a diminutive of PATRICIA.
PATXI   m   Basque
Basque form of FRANCIS.
PATYA   m   Russian
Diminutive of IPATI.
PÀULA   f   Sardinian
Sardinian feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULA   f   German, 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.
PAULE   f   French
French feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of PAUL.
PAŬLO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of PAUL.
PAULO   m   Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PÀULU   m   Sardinian
Sardinian form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULU   m   Corsican
Corsican form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAVAO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of PAUL.
PAVEL   m   Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian
Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene and Macedonian form of PAUL.
PAVLA   f   Czech
Czech feminine 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.
PAVOL   m   Slovak
Slovak form of PAUL.
PAWEŁ   m   Polish
Polish form of PAUL.
PAYAM   m   Persian
Means "message" in Persian.
PEACE   f   English (Rare)
From the English word peace, ultimately derived from Latin pax.
PEARL   f   English
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.
PEDER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of PETER.
PEDJA   m   Serbian
Variant transcription of PEĐA.
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.
PEERS   m   English (Rare)
Variant of PIERS.
PEGGY   f   English
Medieval variant of Meggy, a diminutive of MARGARET. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
PEIGI   f   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of MARGARET.
PÈIRE   m   Occitan
Occitan form of PETER.
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.
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.
PEMBE   f   Turkish
Means "pink" in Turkish.
PENKA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
PENKO   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of PETAR.
PENNY   f   English
Diminutive of PENELOPE.
PEONY   f   English (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.
PEPCA   f   Slovene
Slovene diminutive of JOŽEFA.
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.
PEPPE   m   Italian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PEPPI   m   Italian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PERCE   m   English
Short form of PERCY.
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.
PEREZ   m   Biblical
Means "breach, burst forth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the twin brother of Zerah.
PERIG   m   Breton
Breton diminutive of PER.
PERLA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of PEARL.
PERLE   f   French, Yiddish
French and Yiddish cognate of PEARL. It is also used as a Yiddish vernacular form of Margaret.
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.
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.
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]
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.
PETRA   f   German, 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.
PETRE   m   Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian
Romanian, Macedonian and Georgian form of PETER.
PETRI   m   Finnish, Basque
Finnish and Basque form of PETER.
PETRO   m   Ukrainian, Esperanto
Ukrainian and Esperanto 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.
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.
PHEBE   f   English, Biblical
Variant of PHOEBE used in some translations of the New Testament.
PHILE   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Philon (see PHILO).
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.
PIERA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of PETER.
PIERO   m   Italian
Italian form of PETER. Piero della Francesca was an Italian Renaissance painter.
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.
PIETY   f   English (Rare)
From the English word meaning "piety, devoutness". This was a rare virtue name used by the Puritans in the 17th century.
PIHLA   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish pihlaja meaning "rowan tree".
PILAR   f   Spanish
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.
PILIB   m   Irish
Irish form of PHILIP.
PILVI   f   Finnish
Means "cloud" in Finnish.
PINAR   f   Turkish
Means "spring" in Turkish.
PINJA   f   Finnish
Means "stone pine" in Finnish.
PIOTR   m   Polish
Polish form of PETER.
PIPER   f   English (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.
PIPIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of PÉPIN.
PIPPA   f   English
Diminutive of PHILIPPA.
PIPRA   f   Esperanto
Means "peppery" in Esperanto.
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.
PIRJO   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of PIRITTA.
PIRUZ   m   Persian
Variant of FIRUZ.
PISTA   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of ISTVÁN.
PISTI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of ISTVÁN.
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'.
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.
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.
POLAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of BOLAT.
POLDI   m   German
German diminutive of LEOPOLD.
POLLY   f   English
Medieval variant of MOLLY. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
POLYA   f   Bulgarian
Diminutive of POLINA.
POOJA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Variant transcription of PUJA.
POPPY   f   English (British)
From the word for the red flower, derived from Old English popæg.
POSIE   f   English
Variant of POSY.
PREMA   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of PREM.
PRIAM   m   Greek 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.
PRICE   m   Welsh
From a Welsh surname which was derived from ap Rhys meaning "son of RHYS".
PRIIT   m   Estonian
Short form of PRIIDIK.
PRIMO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Primus, which meant "first". This was the name of three early saints, each of whom were martyred.
PRITI   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "pleasure, joy, love" in Sanskrit.
PRIYA   f   Hinduism, 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.
PRUNE   f   French
Means "plum" in French.
PRYCE   m   Welsh
Variant of PRICE.
PUNIT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "cleaned, purified" in Sanskrit.
PUTRA   m   Indonesian
Means "son" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्र (putra).
PUTRI   f   Indonesian
Means "daughter" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्री (putri).
PWYLL   m   Welsh 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.
PYLYP   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of PHILIP.
PYOTR   m   Russian
Russian form of PETER. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).
QADIR   m   Arabic
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.
QAMAR   m & f   Arabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
QASIM   m   Arabic, 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.
QIANA   f   African American (Modern)
From the word for the silk-like material, introduced by DuPont in 1968 and popular in the fashions of the 1970s.
QIANG   m   Chinese
From Chinese (qiáng) meaning "strong, powerful, energetic", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
QUANG   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quang) meaning "bright, clear".
QUEEN   f   English
From an old nickname which was derived from the English word, ultimately from Old English cwen meaning "woman, wife".
QUINN   m & f   Irish, English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN".
QUSAY   m   Arabic
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.
QUYỀN   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quyền) meaning "power, right, authority".
QUỲNH   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quỳnh) meaning "deep red".
RABAB   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of RUBAB.
RABAN   m   Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic byname derived from hraban meaning "raven".
RABI'A   f   Arabic
Feminine form of RABI (1). It is also a variant transcription of RAABI'A.
RABİA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of RAABI'A or RABI'A.
RADEK   m   Czech, Polish
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADHA   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
RADIM   m   Czech
Short form of RADOMIR.
RADKA   f   Czech, Bulgarian
Feminine form of RADKO.
RADKO   m   Bulgarian, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad "happy, willing".
RADOŠ   m   Czech
Short form of RADOSLAV, RADOMIR, and other names beginning with the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADÚZ   m   Czech (Rare)
Derived from the Czech word rád "happy, glad". The Czech author Julius Zeyer probably created it for a character in his play 'Radúz and Mahulena' (1898).
RAFAŁ   m   Polish
Polish form of RAPHAEL.
RAFIQ   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means either "friend" or "gentle" in Arabic.
RAGHU   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "swift" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a heroic king in Hindu epics, the great-grandfather of Rama. It is also mentioned as the name of a son of Buddha in Buddhist texts.
RAGNA   f   Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element regin "advice, counsel".
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