Masculine Names

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ORMAZD m Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of AHURA MAZDA.
ORMOND m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Ruaidh meaning "descendant of RUADH".
OROITZ m Basque
Means "memory" in Basque.
ORPHEUS m Greek Mythology
Perhaps related to Greek ὄρφνη (orphne) meaning "the darkness of night". In Greek mythology Orpheus was a poet and musician who went to the underworld to retrieve his dead wife Eurydice. He succeeded in charming Hades with his lyre, and he was allowed to lead his wife out of the underworld on the condition that he not look back at her until they reached the surface. Unfortunately, just before they arrived his love for her overcame his will and he glanced back at her, causing her to be drawn back to Hades.
ORRELL m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "ore hill" in Old English.
ORRIN m Irish
Anglicized form of ODHRÁN.
ORSINO m Italian
Italian form of the Roman name Ursinus, itself derived from Ursus (see URS). This is the name of a character in Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night (1602).
ORSO m Italian
Italian form of Ursus (see URS).
ORSON m English
From a Norman nickname derived 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.
ORTWIN m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ort "point" and win "friend".
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.
ORVILLE m English
This name was invented by the 18th-century writer Fanny Burney, who perhaps intended it to mean "golden city" in French. Orville Wright (1871-1948), together with his brother Wilbur, invented the first successful airplane.
OSAMA m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic أسامة (see USAMA).
OSAMU m Japanese
From Japanese (osamu) meaning "discipline, study", as well as other kanji that have the same pronunciation.
OSBEORN m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of OSBORN.
OSBERHT m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of OSBERT.
OSBERT m English (Rare)
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and beorht "bright". After the Norman Conquest, this Old English name was merged with its Norman cognate. It was rare in the Middle Ages, and eventually died out. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
OSBORN m English
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and beorn "bear". During the Anglo-Saxon period there was also a Norse cognate Ásbjǫrn used in England, and after the Norman Conquest the Norman cognate Osbern was introduced. It was occasionally revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the given name.
OSBORNE m English
From a surname that was a variant of OSBORN.
OSBOURNE m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of OSBORN.
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]
OSEE m Biblical Latin
Form of HOSHEA (and HOSEA) used in the Latin Bible.
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.
OSHEEN m Irish
Anglicized form of OISÍN.
OSHER m & f Hebrew
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
OSIP m Russian
Russian form of JOSEPH.
OSIRIS m Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of the Egyptian Asar, which is of unknown meaning. In Egyptian mythology Osiris was the god of the dead and the judge of the underworld. He was slain by his brother Seth, but revived by his wife Isis.
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 is credited for saved over 1,000 Polish Jews during World War II.
OSKARI m Finnish
Finnish form of OSCAR.
OSKARS m Latvian
Latvian form of OSCAR.
OSKU m Finnish
Short form of OSKARI.
OSMAN m Turkish, Kurdish
Turkish and Kurdish form of UTHMAN. This was the name of the founder of the Ottoman Empire (14th century).
OSMOND m English (Rare)
From the Old English elements os "god" and mund "protection". During the Anglo-Saxon period a Norse cognate Ásmundr was also used in England, and another version was imported by the Normans. Saint Osmund was an 11th-century Norman nobleman who became an English bishop. Though it eventually became rare, it was revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the given name.
OSMUND m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of OSMOND.
OSSIAN m Literature
Variant of OISÍN used by James Macpherson in his epic poems, which he claimed to have based on early Irish legends.
OSTAP m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of EUSTATHIUS.
ÖSTEN m Swedish
Swedish form of EYSTEINN.
OSVALD m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of OSWALD.
OSVALDO m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of OSWALD.
OSWALD m English, German, Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements os "god" and weald "power, ruler". Saint Oswald was a king of Northumbria who introduced Christianity to northeast England in the 7th century before being killed in battle. There was also an Old Norse cognate Ásvaldr in use in England, being borne by the 10th-century Saint Oswald of Worcester, who was of Danish ancestry. Though the name had died out by the end of the Middle Ages, it was revived in the 19th century.
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.
OSWINE m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of OSWIN.
OSZKÁR m Hungarian
Hungarian form of OSCAR.
OTA m Czech, Sorbian
Czech and Sorbian form of OTTO.
OTAKAR m Czech
Czech form of ODOVACAR. This was the name of two kings of Bohemia.
OTAR m Georgian
Derived from Turkic otar meaning "pasture, meadow".
OTÁVIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of OCTAVIUS.
OTELLO m Italian
Italian form of OTHELLO. This was the name of an 1887 opera by Giuseppe Verdi, based on Shakespeare's play.
OTGONBAYAR m & f Mongolian
Means "youngest joy" in Mongolian.
OTHELLO m Literature
Perhaps an Italian diminutive of OTHO. Shakespeare used this name in his tragedy Othello (1603), where it belongs to a Moor who is manipulated by Iago into killing his wife Desdemona.
ÓÐINN m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ODIN.
OTHMAN m Arabic, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic عثمان (see UTHMAN), as well as the usual Malay form.
OTHNIEL m Biblical
Meaning uncertain, possibly "lion of God" or "strength of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a nephew of Caleb who becomes the first of the ruling judges of the Israelites.
OTHO m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen of unknown meaning. This was the name of a short-lived 1st-century Roman emperor.
OTIENO m Eastern African, Luo
Means "born at night" in Luo.
OTIS m English
From an English surname that was derived from the medieval given name Ode, a cognate of OTTO. In America it has been used in honour of the revolutionary James Otis (1725-1783).
OTMAR m German, 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.
OTO m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of OTTO.
OTOBONG m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "from God" in Ibibio.
OTOKAR m Czech
Czech form of ODOVACAR.
OTSO m Finnish
Means "bear" in Finnish.
OTT m Estonian
Possibly an Estonian form of OTTO. It may also be inspired by an archaic Estonian word meaning "bear".
OTTAVIANO m Italian
Italian form of Octavianus (see OCTAVIAN).
OTTAVIO m Italian
Italian form of OCTAVIUS.
OTTMAR m German
Variant of OTMAR.
OTTO m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Ancient Germanic
Later German form of Audo or Odo, originally a short form of various names beginning with the Germanic element aud meaning "wealth, fortune". This was the name of four kings of Germany, starting in the 10th century with Otto I, the first Holy Roman emperor, who was known as Otto the Great. This name was also borne by a 19th-century king of Greece who was originally from Bavaria. Another notable bearer was the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898).
OTTÓ m Hungarian, Icelandic
Hungarian and Icelandic form of OTTO.
OTTOKAR m German (Rare)
German form of ODOVACAR.
OTTONE m Italian
Italian form of OTTO.
OTTORINO m Italian
Diminutive of OTTONE.
OUMAR m Western African
Form of UMAR used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
OUMAROU m Western African
Form of UMAR used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
OURBANOS m Biblical Greek
Form of URBAN used in the Greek New Testament.
OURI m Biblical Greek
Form of URI used in the Greek Old Testament.
OURIAS m Biblical Greek
Greek form of URIAH.
OUSMANE m Western African
Form of UTHMAN used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
OVADIA m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of OBADIAH.
'OVADYAH m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of OBADIAH.
OVE m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Probably a modern form of the Old Danish name Aghi, originally a short form of names that contain the Old Norse element egg "edge of a sword" or agi "terror".
OVED m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OBED.
OVID m History
From the Roman family name Ovidius, which was possibly derived from Latin ovis "a sheep". Alternatively, it could have a Sabellic origin. Publius Ovidius Naso, better known as Ovid, was a 1st-century BC Roman poet who often wrote on the subjects of love and mythology. He was sent into exile by Emperor Augustus for no apparent reason.
OVÍDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ovidius (see OVID).
OVIDIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Ovidius (see OVID).
OVIDIU m Romanian
Romanian form of Ovidius (see OVID).
OVIDIUS m Ancient Roman
Latin form of OVID.
OWAIN m Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Probably a Welsh form of EUGENE, though other theories connect it to 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.
OWEN (1) m Welsh, English
Anglicized form of OWAIN.
OWEN (2) m Irish
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
OYIBO m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "white" in Urhobo.
ØYSTEIN m Norwegian
Norwegian form of EYSTEINN.
ØYVIND m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Eyvindr, which was derived from ey meaning "island" or "good fortune" and vindr possibly meaning "victor".
OZ (1) m English
Short form of OSWALD, OSBORN, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
OZ (2) m Hebrew
Means "strength" in Hebrew.
OZAN m Turkish
Means "bard" in Turkish.
OZAZIAS m Biblical Greek
Form of AZAZIAH used in the Greek Bible.
OŽBALT m Slovene
Slovene form of OSWALD.
OŽBEJ m Slovene
Slovene variant form of OSWALD.
ÖZGÜR m & f Turkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
OZI m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of UZZI used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
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.
OZIHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of UZZIEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
ÖZTÜRK m Turkish
Means "pure Turk" in Turkish.
OZZIE m English
Diminutive of OSWALD, OSBORN, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
OZZY m English
Variant of OZZIE.
PAAVALI m Finnish
Finnish form of PAUL used in the Bible.
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.
PACE m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the Middle English word pace meaning "peace".
PACEY m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that 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.
PACO m Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
PADDY m Irish
Irish diminutive of PATRICK.
PADEN m English (Rare)
An invented name, using the popular den suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan. It is sometimes considered a derivative of the surname PADDON.
PADERAU f & m Welsh
Means "beads" or "rosary" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
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.
PÁDRAIC m Irish
Irish form of PATRICK.
PÁDRAIG m Irish
Irish form of PATRICK.
PÀDRAIG m Scottish
Scottish form of PATRICK.
PADRIG m Welsh, Breton
Welsh and Breton form of PATRICK.
PÆGA m Anglo-Saxon
Old English name of unknown meaning.
PAGE m & f English
From a surname that was a variant of PAIGE.
PAGET f & m English (Rare)
From a surname that meant "little page" (see PAIGE).
PÁL m Hungarian
Hungarian form of PAUL.
PÀL m Scottish
Scottish form of PAUL.
PÅL m Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of PAUL.
PAL m Albanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PALI m Albanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PÁLL m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of PAUL.
PALLAB m Bengali
Bengali form of PALLAV.
PALLAS (2) m Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek πάλλω (pallo) meaning "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 (1)).
PALLAV m Indian, Hindi
Means "budding leaf, shoot" in Sanskrit.
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.
PALMER m English
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.
PALMIRO m Italian
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.
PAMPHILOS m Ancient Greek
Means "friend of all" from Greek πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" and φίλος (philos) meaning "friend".
PAN m Greek Mythology
Possibly from an Indo-European root meaning "shepherd, protector". In Greek mythology Pan was a half-man, half-goat god associated with shepherds, flocks and pastures.
PANAGIOTAKIS m Greek
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
PANAGIOTIS m Greek
From the Greek title of the Virgin Mary Παναγία (Panagia) meaning "all holy", derived from πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" combined with ἅγιος (hagios) meaning "devoted to the gods, sacred".
PANAYIOTIS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Παναγιώτης (see PANAGIOTIS).
PANCHO m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of FRANCISCO. This name was borne by Pancho Villa (1878-1923), a Mexican bandit and revolutionary.
PANCRAS m English (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.
PANCRATIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Παγκράτιος (Pankratios), derived from the Greek word παγκρατής (pankrates) meaning "all-powerful", from the roots πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "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.
PANCRAZIO m Italian
Italian form of PANCRATIUS.
PANDELI m Albanian
Albanian form of PANTELIS.
PÁNFILO m Spanish
Spanish form of PAMPHILOS.
PANFILO m Italian
Italian form of PAMPHILOS. The Italian novelist Boccaccio used this name in his work The Decameron (1350).
PANGU m Chinese Mythology
From Chinese (pán) meaning "tray, pan" and () meaning "old, ancient". In Chinese mythology this is the name of the first living being.
PANKAJA m Hinduism
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.
PANKRATI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Панкратий (see PANKRATIY).
PANKRATIY m Russian
Russian form of PANCRATIUS.
PANOS m Greek
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
PANTALEON m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" (genitive παντός) and λέων (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.
PANTALEONE m Italian
Italian form of PANTALEON.
PANTELEIMON m Late Greek
From Greek πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" (genitive παντός) and ἐλεήμων (eleemon) meaning "compassionate". This was a name given to Saint Pantaleon.
PANTELIS m Greek
Short form of PANTELEIMON.
PANTHER m Ancient Greek
Means "panther" in Greek.
PANTHERAS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek πάνθηρ (panther) meaning "panther", a word ultimately of Sanskrit origin, though folk etymology connects it to Greek πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" and θηράω (therao) meaning "to hunt". According to some legends a Roman soldier named Panthera was the father of Jesus.
PAOL m Breton
Breton form of PAUL.
PAOLINO m Italian
Italian form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
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.
PAQUITO m Spanish
Diminutive of FRANCISCO.
PÄR m Swedish
Swedish variant of PER.
PARAMONOS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek παραμονή (paramone) meaning "endurance, constancy".
PARASKEVAS m Greek, Late Greek
Masculine form of PARASKEVE.
PARIDE m Italian
Italian form of PARIS (1).
PARIS (1) m Greek 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.
PARKER m & f English
From an English occupational surname that meant "keeper of the park".
PARMINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit परम (parama) meaning "highest, best" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
PARRIS m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that originally denoted a person who came from the French city of Paris (see PARIS (2)).
PARRY m Welsh
From a Welsh surname that was derived from ap Harry meaning "son of HARRY".
PARTH m Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
Modern form of PARTHA.
PARTHA m Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Assamese
Means "son of PRITHA" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is another name for the Pandavas, who were sons of Pritha (another name of Kunti) and Pandu.
PARTHALÁN m Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly from BARTHOLOMEW. In Irish legend he was the first man on Ireland after the biblical flood.
PARVAIZ m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian پرویز (see PARVIZ).
PARVAN m Bulgarian
From Bulgarian първи (parvi) meaning "first".
PARVEEN f & m Indian, Hindi
Hindi form of PARVIN, also used as a masculine name.
PƏRVİZ m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of PARVIZ.
PARVIZ m Persian
Means "fortunate, happy" in Persian. This name was borne by a son of the Mughal emperor Jahangir.
PARWIZ m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian پرویز (see PARVIZ).
PASCAL m French, German, Dutch
From the Late Latin name Paschalis, which meant "relating to Easter" from Latin Pascha "Easter", which was in turn from Hebrew פֶּסַח (pesach) 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 (1623-1662), the French philosopher, mathematician and inventor.
PASCHAL m History
Variant of Paschalis (see PASCAL). Paschal or Paschalis was the name of two popes.
PASCHALIS m Late Roman, Greek
Latin and Greek form of PASCAL.
PASCO m Cornish
Cornish form of PASCAL.
PASCUAL m Spanish
Spanish form of PASCAL.
PASHA m Russian
Diminutive of PAVEL.
PASI m Finnish
Finnish form of BASIL (1).
PAŠKAL m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PASKAL m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PASCAL.
PAŠKO m Croatian
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PASQUALE m Italian
Italian form of PASCAL.
PASQUALINO m Italian
Diminutive of PASQUALE.
PASSANG m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "good, excellent" in Tibetan.
PASTOR m Spanish, Late Roman
From a Late Latin name meaning "shepherd". This was the name of at least three saints.
PAT m & f English
Short form of PATRICK or PATRICIA. A famous bearer of this name was Pat Garrett (1850-1908), the sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
PATARIKI m Maori
Maori form of PATRICK.
PATE m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of PATRICK.
PATRICE (1) m French
French form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRÍCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATRICIUS m Late Roman
Original Latin form of PATRICK.
PATRICK m Irish, English, French, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Latin name Patricius, which meant "nobleman". This name was adopted in the 5th-century by Saint Patrick, whose birth name was Sucat. He was a Romanized Briton who was captured and enslaved in his youth by Irish raiders. After six years of servitude he escaped home, but he eventually became a bishop and went back to Ireland as a missionary. He is traditionally credited with Christianizing the island, and is regarded as Ireland's patron saint.... [more]
PATRIK m Swedish, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Hungarian, Finnish
Form of Patricius (see PATRICK) used in several languages.
PATRIZIO m Italian
Italian form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATROCLUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Πάτροκλος (Patroklos) meaning "glory of the father", derived from πατήρ (pater) meaning "father" (genitive πατρός) and κλέος (kleos) meaning "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.
PATRYK m Polish
Polish form of Patricius (see PATRICK).
PATSY f & m English, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
PATTON m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from a diminutive of PATRICK. A notable bearer of the surname was the American World War II general George S. Patton (1885-1945), who played an important part in the allied offensive in France.
PATXI m Basque
Basque form of FRANCIS.
PATYA m Russian
Diminutive of IPATI.
PAU m Catalan, Occitan
Catalan and Occitan form of PAUL. It also coincides with the Catalan word for "peace".
PAUL m English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Biblical
From the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church. According to Acts in the New Testament, he was a Jewish Roman citizen who converted to Christianity after the resurrected Jesus appeared to him. After this he travelled the eastern Mediterranean as a missionary. His original Hebrew name was Saul. Many of the epistles in the New Testament were authored by him.... [more]
PAULI m Finnish
Finnish form of PAUL.
PAULIE m English
Diminutive of PAUL.
PAULINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of PAULO.
PAULINO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of the Roman family name Paulinus, which was itself derived from Paulus (see PAUL). Saint Paulinus of Nola was a 5th-century nobleman from Gaul who gave up his wealthy lifestyle and became bishop of Nola. He was also noted for his poetry. Another saint by this name was a 7th-century missionary to England who became the first bishop of York.
PAULINUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of PAULINO.
PAULIUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of PAUL.
PAŬLO m Esperanto
Esperanto form of PAUL.
PAULO m Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULOS m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of PAUL.
PAULS m Latvian
Latvian form of PAUL.
PÀULU m Sardinian
Sardinian form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULU m Corsican
Corsican form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAUWEL m Dutch (Archaic)
Dutch (Flemish) form of PAUL.
PAVAL m Belarusian
Belarusian variant form of PAUL.
PAVAO m Croatian
Croatian form of PAUL.
PAVEL m Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian, Belarusian
Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian and Belarusian form of PAUL.
PĀVELS m Latvian
Latvian form of PAUL.
PAVELU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of PAULUS.
PAVIEL m Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Павел (see PAVEL).
PĀVILS m Latvian (Archaic)
Latvian form of PAUL.
PAVLE m Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Georgian
Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian and Georgian form of PAUL.
PAVLI m Albanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PAVLO m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of PAUL.
PAVLOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of PAUL.
PAVO m Croatian
Croatian short form of PAVAO.
PAVOL m Slovak
Slovak form of PAUL.
PAWEŁ m Polish
Polish form of PAUL.
PAWLU m Maltese
Maltese form of PAUL.
PAXTON m English (Modern)
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "Pœcc's town". Pœcc is an Old English given name of unknown meaning.
PAYAM m Persian
Means "message" in Persian.
PAYTON f & m English (Modern)
Variant of PEYTON.
PAZ (2) f & m Hebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PEADAR m Irish, Scottish
Irish and Scottish form of PETER.
PECE m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of PETER.
PEĐA m Serbian
Diminutive of PREDRAG.
PEDER m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of PETER.
PEDJA m Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Пеђа (see PEĐA).
PEDR m Welsh
Welsh form of PETER.
PEDRAM m Persian
Means "happy, successful" in Persian.
PEDRINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of PEDRO.
PEDRO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of PETER. This was the name of the only two emperors of Brazil.
PEDRU m Sardinian
Sardinian form of PETER.
PEER m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Variant of PER. The Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen used this name for the main character in his play Peer Gynt (1867).
PEETER m Estonian
Estonian form of PETER.
PEETU m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of PETER.
PEGASUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Πήγασος (Pegasos), possibly either from πηγός (pegos) meaning "strong" or πηγαῖος (pegaios) meaning "from a water spring". In Greek mythology Pegasus was the winged horse that sprang from the blood of Medusa after she was killed by Perseus. There is a constellation in the northern sky named after the horse.
PEHR m Swedish
Swedish variant of PER.
PEIO m Basque
Basque form of PETER.
PÈIRE m Occitan
Occitan form of PETER.
PEJO m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of PETAR.
PEKKA m Finnish
Finnish form of PETER.
PEKKO m Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of fields and crops.
PELAGIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Πελάγιος (Pelagios), which was derived from πέλαγος (pelagos) meaning "the sea". This was the name of several saints and two popes.
PELAYO m Spanish
Spanish form of PELAGIUS.
PELEG m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.
PELLE m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of PER.
PELLEGRINO m Italian
Italian form of Peregrinus (see PEREGRINE).
PËLLUMB m Albanian
Means "dove" in Albanian.
PEMA m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Tibetan form of PADMA.
PEMPHERO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "prayer" in Chewa.
PENI m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of BEN (1).
PENJANI m & f Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "seek for, look for" in Tumbuka.
PENKO m Bulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of PETAR.
PENTTI m Finnish
Finnish form of BENEDICT.
PENUEL m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "facing God" in Hebrew. This is the name of two minor characters in the Old Testament.
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