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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)
PAATA m Georgian
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]
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]
PAGANELLO m Medieval 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]
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
PAGNA m & f Khmer
Means "knowledge, learning" in Khmer.
PAGRATIA f Greek
Derived from greek παγκρατής meaning "all-powerful".
PAHLAVON m Tajik (Rare), Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of the medieval Persian name Pahlavan
, which was derived from the Persian noun پهلوان (pahlavan)
meaning "hero, paladin, champion".... [more]
PAHNINEE m Paiute
Of uncertain meaning. This was the original Paiute name of the war leader known to the English-speaking world as Chief Paulina (died 1867).
PAHOM m Russian (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).
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]
PAING m & f Burmese
Means "own, possess" or "be accomplished" in Burmese.
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
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.
PAJHNUBHLI f Hmong
Derived from Hmong paj
meaning "flower" and hnub
PAJNTAUB f Hmong
Derived from Hmong paj
meaning "flower" and ntaub
meaning "cloth", ultimately referring to a kind of flowery embroidery.
PAJTSHIAB f Hmong
Derived from Hmong paj
meaning "flower" and tshiab
PÂJUK m Greenlandic
Greenlandic name meaning "oarsman", "rowing one" (in a kayak).
PAKA f Various
From Swahili paka
, meaning "cat". This name is also used in Polynesia and Indian-speaking countries.
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]
PALANIVEL m Indian, Tamil
From Tamil பழனி (Paḻaṉi)
, the name of a town in Tamil Nadu, India, and வேல் (vēl)
referring to a divine spear in Hindu mythology.
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.
PALLADIOS m Greek Mythology
Means "palladium" in Greek. In Greek mythology and legend, palladium (or palladion) was a magical metal that the safety of the ancient city of Troy depended on. Nowadays the word palladium is used to describe anything that will provide the well-being of a country or nation.
PALLANDO m Literature
Meaning unknown. Was the name of one of the two mysterious Blue Wizards from the legendarium of J. R. R. Tolkien.