PAALIAQmInuit Mythology a fictional shaman in the book The Curse of the Shaman, written by Michael Kusugak, who supplied Kavelaars with the names of giants from Inuit mythology that were used for other Saturnian moons.
PAATAmGeorgian Derived from the Georgian adjective პატარა (patara) meaning "little, small" as well as "young" (sometimes in reference to a child). Also compare the Georgian adjective პაწაწინა (patsatsina) meaning "wee, tiny".... [more]
PACHACÚTECmQuechua (Hispanicized) Spanish form of Quechua Pachakutiq, from a combination of noun pacha meaning "time; world" and verb kutiy meaning "to return, revert; to change, shift, alter" with the agentive suffix -q, used to refer to Pachakutiq Inka Yupanki (c... [more]
PACHOMIOSmAncient Egyptian (Hellenized) Hellenized form of the ancient Egyptian given name PAKHOM. Also, it should be noted that there are some sources that state that Pachomios is an authentic Greek name, in which case it means "thick shoulder", derived from Greek παχὺς (pachys) "fat, thick" combined with Greek ὦμος (omos) "shoulder"... [more]
PACIANOmPortuguese, Spanish, Galician Spanish, Galician and Portuguese form of Late Latin Pacianus, ultimately derived from pax (genitive pacis) "peace". Saint Paciano was a 4th-century bishop of Barcelona, Spain.
PÂCIENCHEfJèrriais (Modern, Rare) Derived from Jèrriais pâcienche "patience" (ultimately from Latin patientia via Old French pacience). This is a newly coined name, intended as a Jèrriais equivalent of PATIENCE.
PACUMENImMormon Son of Pahoran fifth Nephite chief judge (c. 52 BC), brother of Pahoran, the son of Pahoran, and a contender for the judgement-seat over the people of Nephi. After the death of his brother Pahoran, Pacumeni acquired the judgement-seat, but he didn't keep it long; for the land was being invaded by Lamanites, and Coriantumr, a large and mighty man and descendant of Zarahemla and dissenter from the Nephites, caught Pacumeni in his attempt to run away, and killed him at the city walls... [more]
PADAmEnglish Possibly coming from the Old English word pad, meaning "toad".
PAGANmAnglo-Norman, Medieval English From Latin paganus meaning "rustic, rural" and later "heathen", which was often given to children whose baptism had been postponed or adults whose religious zeal was lacking. An Anglo-Norman bearer was Sir Pain or Pagan fitzJohn (died 1137), one of the English king Henry I's "new men"... [more]
PAGANELLOmMedieval Italian Diminutive of Pagano. A known bearer of this name was the Italian politician Paganello "Nello" de' Pannocchieschi (ca. 1248-after 1322), a leader of the Guelphs who allegedly ordered a servant to murder his first wife, Pia de' Tolomei... [more]
PAGIELmBiblical, Hebrew Means "encounter with God" or "event of God" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew paga "to encounter, to meet, to approach" combined with el "God". In the bible, this is the name of a man from the tribe of ASHER.
PAGNAm & fKhmer Means "knowledge, learning" in Khmer.
PAHNINEEmPaiute Of uncertain meaning. This was the original Paiute name of the war leader known to the English-speaking world as Chief Paulina (died 1867).
PAHOMmRussian (Rare, ?), Literature Alternate transcription of Russian Пахо́м (Pakhom), which is a variant form of PAKHOMIY. This was the name of the main character in Leo Tolstoy's short story "How Much Land Does A Man Need?" (1886).
PAIMISmLivonian, Medieval Baltic Of uncertain origin and meaning. One theory connects this name to Finnish and Estonian paimen "shepherd". However, since there are no other Livonian names with this root recorded, some modern-day academics doubt this derivation... [more]
PÄIVÄTÄRfFinnish Mythology The Finnish goddess of the sun, who is associated with silver, silver yarn and beauty. Her name is derived from päivä meaning "day" and an old poetic term for the sun, and the feminine ending -tar.
PÄIVIÖm & fFinnish Finnish form of PEIVAS as well as a direct derivation from Finnish päivä "day". While this name is exclusively masculine today, up until the 1940s it was also occasionally used as a feminine name.
PAKHOMmAncient Egyptian Ancient Egyptian name meaning "he of the (holy) falcon," consisting of the Egyptian masculine prefix (or article/pronoun) pa combined with Egyptian akhom "falcon, eagle". The falcon was the symbol of the Egyptian god HORUS, so one could say that this name essentially means "he who belongs to Horus."
PALAESTRAfAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Feminine Greek name derived from παλαίστρα (palaestra), the name of a wrestling school. This was the name of two characters in Greek myth - one of them the mortal lover of Hermes, the other his daughter, the goddess of wrestling.
PALAIMONmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from the Greek verb παλαιμονέω (palaimoneo) meaning "to wrestle, to fight", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb παλαίω (palaio) meaning "to wrestle"... [more]