PhroniosmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun φρόνις (phronis) meaning "prudence, wisdom", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded"... [more]
Phrontism & fGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun φροντίς (phrontis) meaning "thought, care, attention", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded"... [more]
PhrontonmLate Greek Derived from the Greek verb φροντίζω (phrontizo) meaning "to take care of, to attend to" as well as "to consider, to reflect, to take thought", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded"... [more]
PhrynefHistory, Literature Ancient Greek nickname meaning "toad", literally "the brown animal". Phryne was a 4th-century BC hetaira or courtesan, famed for her beauty, whose stage name - like those of many hetairai - was based on a physical feature; she was called that either because of a dark complexion (*phrynos being cognate with brown) or because of a "snub nose" (phrynē "a kind of toad")... [more]
PhryniafLiterature Variant of Phryne used by Shakespeare in his play 'Timon of Athens' (first performed between 1607 and 1608).
PhrynichosmAncient Greek The first element of this name is derived from the Greek noun φρύνη (phryne) meaning "toad" (see Phryne). Also compare Greek φρῦνος (phrynos), which can mean "toad" as well as "brown"... [more]
PhthisismEnglish Simply from the English word (of Greek origin) which means "wasting, consumption". 'Not a name in frequent use, but a Phthisis Smith was named in Britain in 1915.'
PhthonosmGreek Mythology From Greek φθόνος (phthonos) meaning "ill-will, malice, envy, jealousy". In Greek mythology Phthonos was the daimon or spirit of envy and jealousy; he was particularly associated with the jealous passions of love.
PhyleusmGreek Mythology Probably derived from Greek φυλή (phylē) meaning "tribe, clan, race, people". However, compare Phyllis and also Greek φυλάσσω (phylassō) meaning "to keep watch, to guard"... [more]
PianofJapanese From Japanese 比 (pi) meaning "the Philippines", 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with 乃 (no), a possessive particle or from Japanese 音 (piano) meaning "sound". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.... [more]
PiastmMedieval Polish Piast was a legendary Polish monarch, protoplast of the Piast dynasty. The name itself might have been an alternative of piastun, which meant "the one who takes care of the prince's house and family", derived from piastować - "to take care of"
Pietertjef & mDutch, West Frisian When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Pieter) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix tje to the original name... [more]
PigifGreek Derived from Greek πηγή (pêgê) "a spring, fountain; fount, source", possibly taken from the Greek title of the Virgin Mary, Ζωοδόχος Πηγή (Zôodochos Pêgê), meaning "life-giving spring" (or πηγή ζωής (pêgê zôês) "fountain of life" or "source of life")... [more]
PigmamPopular Culture Possibly from pig. This was the name of Pigma Dengar, a character in Star Fox who betrayed James McCloud and Peppy Hare in Venom and then battled the Star Fox team as a member of Team Star Wolf.
PigmeniusmHistory (Ecclesiastical) This name is best known for being the name of the 4th-century saint Pigmenius of Rome, who was martyred during the reign of the Roman emperor Julian the Apostate (died in 363 AD)... [more]
PigolmCoptic The meaning of this name is still unknown to me at this time. This name was borne by a Coptic saint from the 5th century AD.
Piʻilanim & fHawaiian Means "rising sky" or "to ascend to heaven," from piʻi meaning "climb, ascend, advance, mount, rise" and lani meaning "sky, heaven, heavenly, spiritual, royal, exalted, noble, aristocratic."... [more]
PileriafItalian (Rare) Taken from the title of the Virgin Mary Maria Santissima del Pilerio whose name is derived from the Calabrian dialect word pileri (pilastro in Standard Italian) "pillar" (compare Spanish Pilar).
PilgrimmEnglish (Rare, Archaic), English (Puritan) Found as a given name from the 16th century onwards, Pilgrim was first used by the Puritans in reference to someone undertaking a religious pilgrimage. Later, however, it became a transferred use of the surname Pilgrim.
PilgunmNivkh Derived from Nivkh pild meaning "to be large".
Piloĸutínguaĸf & mGreenlandic Greenlandic name meaning 'sweet little leaf', from a combination of Pilutaĸ and -nnguaq, a Greenlandic suffix meaning "sweet", "dear", "little" or Grennlandic name meaning "sweet little berry", from a combination of Piloĸ and -nnguaq, a Greenlandic suffix meaning "sweet", "dear", "little".
PilotmEnglish (Rare) Either from the surname Pilot, which is derived from Pilate, or directly from the vocabulary word pilot, which is derived from either Greek πηδον (pedon) "steering oar" or πλωτης (plotes) "sailor"... [more]
PilumnusmRoman Mythology Meaning, "staker." The god who grants the pestle necessary for making flour from grain. He ensured children grew properly and stayed healthy. Ancient Romans made an extra bed after the birth of a child in order to ensure the help of Pilumnus... [more]
PimpernelfLiterature, English (Rare), Dutch (Rare) From the flower Scarlet Pimpernel, a low growing annual plant. It is well known for being the emblem of the fictional hero of the same name. Tolkien used the name for one of the Took sisters.
PineyfLiterature Meaning unknown. Bret Harte, author of the short story The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1869) used this name for the fifteen-year old runaway lover Piney Woods. However, presumably it is applied for the fact that Piney had been left alone, pining and yearning for her lover.
PingafNew World Mythology, Inuit Mythology Means "the one who is up on high". Pinga was an Inuit goddess of the hunt, fertility and medicine. She was also the psychopomp, bringing souls of the newly-dead to Adlivun, the underworld.... [more]
PinikirfNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology This was the name of the most important goddess in Elamite religion. It is uncertain what the meaning of her name was in the Elamite language. Pinikir started out as the mother-goddess (in which capacity she was also the goddess of love and fertility), making her rank above all Elamite gods - even the male ones.1 This indicates a reverence of that what is feminine, which is reflective of both Elamite religion2 and Elamite society3: women were held in high regard and Elamite royal families' system of succession was always through the female line4 (although a ruler was always male and was called "the son of a sister"5)... [more]
PinkelotjefLiterature Derived from Dutch pink meaning "pinkie" (as in, the little finger) combined with Lotje. Also compare the Dutch verb pinkelen meaning "to shine" as well as "to twinkle, to sparkle, to flicker".... [more]
PinkeltjemLiterature Derived from Dutch pink meaning "pinkie" (as in, the little finger) combined with the Dutch suffix -el and the Dutch diminutive suffix -tje. Also compare the Dutch verb pinkelen meaning "to shine" as well as "to twinkle, to sparkle, to flicker".... [more]