Masculine Names

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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 (Rare)
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 & f 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 (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Панкратий (see PANKRATIY).
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.
PANTELEY m Bulgarian (Rare), Russian (Rare)
Bulgarian and Russian form of both PANTELEIMON and 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.
PAPHNUTIUS m Ancient Egyptian (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Παφνούτιος (Paphnoutios), derived from Egyptian pꜣj-pꜣ-nṯr meaning "the one of God". This was the name of several saints, including the 4th-century bishop Paphnutius of Thebes.
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 (Rare)
Diminutive of IPATIY.
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, Estonian, 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 Church 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.
PAVLIN m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
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.
PENCHO m Bulgarian
Diminutive of PETAR or PETKO.
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.
PEPE m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of JOSEPH.
PEPIJN m Dutch
Dutch form of PÉPIN.
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.
PEPITO m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of JOSEPH.
PEPPE m Italian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PEPPI (1) m Italian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PEPPINO m Italian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PER m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Breton
Scandinavian and Breton form of PETER.
PERCE m English
Short form of PERCY.
PERCIVAL m Arthurian Romance, English
Created by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his poem Perceval, the Story of the Grail. In the poem Perceval was one of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table who was given a glimpse of the Holy Grail. The character (and probably the name) of Perceval was based on that of the Welsh hero PEREDUR. The spelling was perhaps altered under the influence of Old French percer val "to pierce the valley".
PERCY m English
From an English surname that was derived from the name of a Norman town Perci, which was itself perhaps derived from a Gaulish given name that 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.
PERE m Catalan
Catalan form of PETER.
PEREDUR m Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Possibly means "hard spears" in Welsh. This was the name of several figures from Welsh mythology. It was later used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Arthurian tales. The character of Percival was probably based on him.
PEREGRINE m English (Rare)
From the Late Latin name Peregrinus, which meant "traveller". This was the name of several early saints.
PEREZ m Biblical
Means "breach, burst forth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the twin brother of Zerah.
PERICA m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian diminutive of PETAR.
PERICLES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Περικλῆς (Perikles), which was derived from the Greek elements περί (peri) meaning "around, exceedingly" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and general.
PERIG m Breton
Breton diminutive of PER.
PERIKLES m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of PERICLES.
PERIKLIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of PERICLES.
PËRPARIM m Albanian
Derived from Albanian përparim meaning "progress, advancement".
PERRY m English
From a surname that 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.
PERSEUS m Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek πέρθω (pertho) meaning "to destroy". In Greek mythology Perseus was a hero who was said to have founded the ancient city of Mycenae. He was the son of Zeus and Danaë. Mother and child were exiled by Danaë's father Acrisius, and Perseus was raised on the island of Seriphos. The king of the island compelled Perseus to kill the Gorgon Medusa, who was so ugly that anyone who gazed upon her was turned to stone. After obtaining winged sandals and other tools from the gods, he succeeded in his task by looking at Medusa in the reflection of his shield and slaying her in her sleep. On his return he defeated a sea monster in order to save Andromeda, who became his wife.
PERTTI m Finnish
Short form of ROOPERTTI or ALPERTTI.
PERTTU m Finnish
Finnish form of BARTHOLOMEW.
PERU m Basque
Basque form of PETER.
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.
PÉŤA m & f Czech
Diminutive of PETR or PETRA.
PEŤA m & f Czech
Diminutive of PETR or PETRA.
PETAR m Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PETER.
PETE m English
Short form of PETER.
PÉTER m Hungarian
Hungarian form of PETER.
PETER m English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Slovak, Biblical
Derived from Greek Πέτρος (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]
PETERA m Maori
Maori form of PETER.
PĒTERIS m Latvian
Latvian form of PETER.
PETI m Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of PETER.
PETIA m & f Russian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian/Bulgarian Петя (see PETYA).
PETKO m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian Петък (Petak) or Macedonian Петок (Petok) meaning "Friday". This is a vernacular form of Paraskeve.
PETR m Czech
Czech form of PETER.
PETRAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of PETER.
PETRE m Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian
Romanian, Macedonian and Georgian form of PETER.
PETRI m Finnish, Basque
Finnish and Basque form of PETER.
PETRICĂ m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of PETER.
PETŘÍK m Czech
Diminutive of PETR.
PETRIT m Albanian
Means "falcon" in Albanian.
PETRO m Ukrainian, Esperanto
Ukrainian and Esperanto form of PETER.
PETRONIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin petro, petronis meaning "yokel".
PETROS m Greek, Armenian, Biblical Greek
Greek and Armenian 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.
PETRUCCIO m Medieval Italian
Medieval diminutive of PIETRO.
PETRUS m Dutch, German (Rare), Biblical Latin
Latin form of PETER used occasionally in Dutch and German.
PETRUȚ m Romanian
Diminutive of PETRU.
PETTER m Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of PETER.
PETTERI m Finnish
Finnish form of PETER.
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.
PEYTON m & f English
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-).
PHAEDRUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φαῖδρος (Phaidros), which meant "bright". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek philosopher, and also of a 1st-century Roman fabulist who was originally a slave from Thrace.
PHANUEL m Biblical, Judeo-Christian Legend
Form of PENUEL used in the New Testament, where it is borne by the father of Anna the prophetess. It also appears in the apocryphal Book of Enoch belonging to an angel.
PHANUHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of PENUEL in the Latin New Testament.
PHARAMOND m Literature, French (Rare)
French form of FARAMUND used by Shakespeare in Henry V (1599).
PHARES m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of PEREZ used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
PHAREZ m Biblical
Form of PEREZ used in some translations of the Bible.
PHELAN m Irish
Anglicized form of FAOLÁN.
PHELIM m Irish
Anglicized form of FEIDHLIM.
PHELIX m Biblical Greek
Form of FELIX used in the Greek New Testament.
PHERICK m Manx
Manx form of PATRICK.
PHESTOS m Biblical Greek
Form of FESTUS used in the Greek New Testament.
PHIL m English
Short form of PHILIP and various other names beginning with Phil, often a Greek element meaning "friend, dear, beloved".
PHILADELPHOS m Ancient Greek
From Greek φιλέω (phileo) meaning "to love" and ἀδελφός (adelphos) meaning "brother".
PHILANDER m English (Archaic), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Φίλανδρος (Philandros) meaning "friend of man" from Greek φίλος (philos) meaning "friend" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός). It was the name of a son of Apollo with the nymph Acalle. In the 18th century this was coined as a word meaning "to womanize", and the name subsequently dropped out of use.
PHILEMON m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "affectionate" in Greek, a derivative of φίλημα (philema) meaning "kiss". Philemon was the recipient of one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament.
PHILETUS m Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Greek name Φίλητος (Philetos) meaning "beloved". In the New Testament, Philetus is a heretic in the church at Ephesus denounced by Paul.
PHILIBERT m French
Early variant of FILIBERT altered by association with Greek φίλος (philos) meaning "friend, lover". This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish saint. Another famous bearer was Philibert de l'Orme (1510-1570), a French Renaissance architect.
PHILIP m English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Biblical
From the Greek name Φίλιππος (Philippos) meaning "friend of horses", composed of the elements φίλος (philos) meaning "friend, lover" and ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse". This was the name of five kings of Macedon, including Philip II the father of Alexander the Great. The name appears in the New Testament belonging to two people who are regarded as saints. First, one of the twelve apostles, and second, an early figure in the Christian church known as Philip the Deacon.... [more]
PHILIPP m German
German form of PHILIP.
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