Submitted Names Starting with P
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PAALIAQ m Inuit 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.
PAANNSEE f Burmese
Derived from the Burmese word for "apple", ultimately from ပန်း (pan)
meaning "pink, red" and အသီး (a si)
PAAYE m Ijaw
Means "all things will pass in this world" in Ijaw.
PABERICIO m & f FilipinoFabricius
It is believed that the name arrived to the Philippine Islands through Malaysians of the same name.
PACHNA f Medieval Polish
Derived from the Polish word for "scent" or "aroma"; compare Polish pachnąć
"to smell of". This was used as a feminine given name in medieval Poland.
PACHOMIOS m Ancient 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)
PACHUS m Mormon
King of Nephite dissenters in land of Zarahemla (c. 61 BC)
PAČIA f Medieval Baltic
Recorded in Lithuania in the 16th-century on a Muslim Tatar woman, most likely a diminutive form of Fatima
PACIANO m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Late Latin Pacianus
, ultimately derived from pax
) "peace". Saint Paciano was a 4th-century bishop of Barcelona, Spain.
PACUMENI m Mormon
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]
PADA m English
Possibly coming from the Old English word pad
, meaning "toad".
PADMÉ f Popular Culture
Possibly derived from Padma
, meaning "lotus" in Sanskrit. Padmé Amidala is a fictional character in the 'Star Wars' saga, created by George Lucas.
PAFNUTY m Russian
Variant transcription of Pafnutiy
. A known bearer of this name was Pafnuty Chebyshev (1821-1894), a Russian mathematician.
PAGAN m Anglo-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]
PAGIEL m Biblical, 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
PAGRATIA f Greek
Derived from greek παγκρατής meaning "all-powerful".
PAHOM m Russian
Name of main character in the short story "How Much Land Does A Man Need?".
PAIMIS m Livonian, 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]
PAIN f Japanese (Rare)
Used as one of the stage names of AV actress Yui Kyōmoto (京本 由衣), the stage name being Pine Miyazaki (宮崎 ぱいん).... [more]
PAISI m Russian
Variant transcription of Paisiy
. A known bearer of this name was Paisi Kaysarov (1783-1844), a Russian general who served during the Napoleonic Wars.
PAISIUS m Coptic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Pishoy
via its hellenized form Païsios
. This is the name of several saints, including Saint Paisius Velichkovsky (1722-1794).
PÄIVÄTÄR f Finnish 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
PÄIVIÖ m & f Finnish
Derived from the Finnish word päivä
, meaning "day".
PAJHNUBHLI f Hmong
Hmong feminine name derived from paj
meaning "flower" and hnub
PAJLUG f Hmong
Hmong feminine name meaning "poetry" or "song".
PAJNTAUB f Hmong
Hmong feminine name derived from paj
meaning "flower" and ntaub
meaning "cloth", ultimately refering to a kind of flowery embroidery.
PAJTSHIAB f Hmong
Hmong feminine name derived from paj
meaning "flower" and tshiab
PÂJUK m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "oarsman", "rowing one" (in a kayak).
PAKHOM m Ancient 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."
PAKHOMY m Russian
Variant transcription of Pakhomiy
. A known bearer of this name was the Russian revolutionary Pakhomy Andreyushkin (1865-1887).
PAKOSŁAW m Polish
The name is composed of the Old Polish elements 'Pako' meaning "more; again" and 'sław' meaning "glory."
PAKUNA f Miwok (?)
Allegedly a variant of Pukuna
, a Miwok name meaning "deer jumping when running downhill".
PAKUTEH m Mende
Means "powerful man" or "strong man" in Mende.
PAKWAN f Thai
To be heartening. To bring dauntlessness, bravery, security and confidence to people.
PALAESTRA f Ancient 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.
PALAIMON m Ancient 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]
PALASH m Indian
means "name of a flower that grows in a tree" also called "flame of the forest".
PALGUN m Nivkh
From Nivkh paln
meaning "mountain", indicating a child born in the mountains.
PALLANDO m Literature
Meaning unknown. Was the name of one of the two mysterious Blue Wizards from the legendarium of J. R. R. Tolkien.
PALMINO m Italian
Masculine form of Palmina
. This name is usually given to an infant male born on Palm Sunday.
PÁLNATÓKI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of Pálni
(a element deriving from the name Tóki
. Pálnatóki is the name of a legendary Danish hero and chieftain of the island of Fyn
PALNI m Ancient Scandinavian, Old Danish
The origin and meaning is uncertain. Some theories include, from Old Danish pólina
meaning "pole" or from Old Danish páll
PALTI m Hebrew
Means "my escape, my deliverance" in Hebrew.
PALTIEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "God is my savior" or "deliverance of God" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew palat
"to deliver, to rescue, to escape" combined with el
"God". In the bible, this was the name of two Israelites.
PALUTENA f Popular Culture
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Pallas
, the Greek goddess of wisdom, or the word parthena
, meaning "virgin" in Greek (see Parthenia
). Palutena is the name of the benevolent goddess of light in the Kid Icarus video game series by Nintendo.
PÄLVI f Finnish (Rare)
From Finnish word pälvi
, meaning a snow free patch on the ground, melted by the sun.
PAMINA f German, Theatre
The origin and meaning of this name are debated: it's claimed to be derived from Greek pammenis
"night of the full moon".... [more]
PAMMACHIUS m Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Greek name that probably consisted of the Greek elements παν (pan)
"all" and μαχη (mache)
"battle", which effectively gives the name the meaning of "the one who fights all"... [more]
PAMMEROPE f Greek Mythology
Perhaps from Greek παμ- (pam-)
, a variant of παν (pan)
"all, every", combined with μέροψ (merops)
"dividing the voice, articulate" or "bee-eater" (species Merops apiaster; compare Merops
PAMOUN m Coptic
Means "of Amon
" or "he who belongs to Amon" in Coptic. The name ultimately derives from the Egyptian masculine prefix (or article/pronoun) pa
combined with Amoun
, the Coptic form of Amon.
PAMPHILE f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Feminine form of Pamphilos
. This was the name of a legendary woman who invented silk weaving on the Greek island of Kos. A historic bearer was Pamphile of Epidaurus, a 1st-century historian who was much esteemed in antiquity for her Historical Commentaries
PAMPINEA f Literature
Derived from Latin pampineus
meaning "garlanded with vine-leaves, flourishing". The Italian novelist Boccaccio used this name in his work The Decameron
(1350), where it belongs to one of the seven young women at the heart of the story (alongside Fiammetta, Filomena, Emilia, Lauretta, Neifile, and Elissa).... [more]
PANA m Inuit Mythology
In Inuit mythology, Pana was the god who cared for souls in the underworld (Adlivun) before they were reincarnated.... [more]
PANACEA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Πανάκεια (Panakeia)
, from Greek πανακής (panakês)
"all-healing". This word, πανάκεια (panakeia)
, was used of various herbs reputed to have universal healing powers, and was personified as a goddess of remedies, cures and universal healing, daughter to Asclepius and Epione... [more]