Plumf & mEnglish From Middle English ploume, from Old English plume "plum, plum tree," from an early Germanic borrowing (Middle Dutch prume, Dutch pruim, Old High German pfluma, pfruma, German Pflaume) from Vulgar Latin *pruna, from Latin prunum "plum," from Greek prounon, a later form of proumnon, a word of unknown origin, which is probably, like the tree itself, of Anatolian origin.
PlummermEnglish Plummer is of Old English origin and it is used mainly in English. The meaning of Plummer is 'one who lives near a plum tree; one who deals in feathers'. The first name is derived from the surname, itself originally a nickname for one who lived near a plum tree or for one who dealt in feathers... [more]
PlutinafAmerican (South, Archaic) Probably an invented name, used primarily in the Southern United States in the 19th century. Plutina Cox is the heroine of Waldron Baily's novel 'The Heart of the Blue Ridge' (1915), set in Wilkes County, North Carolina.
PninafBiblical, Hebrew Originally biblical (see Peninnah); root and meaning unknown. In modern Hebrew, considered to be a translation of "pearl" (originally a near-homonym of the Hebrew word for "pearl").
PocomPopular Culture Poco is a brawler in the game 'Brawl Stars'. The character is inspired on Day of the Dead; he is a skeleton and a mariachi. His name means "few" in Spanish and the name could be inspired on the 3D-computer animated film Coco (2017).
PodomLiterature Podo is a character from Andrew Peterson's Wingfeather Saga, the grandfather of the main characters. His name may be related to the Scandinavian place-name PODO. He hides dark secrets, but loves his family to the end.
Poemaf & mTahitian Means "pearl of the deep seas"; a combination of Tahitian poe "pearl" and mā "clean, pure, clear".
PoemandermGreek Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of the Greek given name Ποίμανδρος (Poimandros), which is derived from the Greek noun ποιμήν (poimen) meaning "herdsman, shepherd" (see Poimen) combined with Greek ἀνδρός (andros) meaning "of a man"... [more]
PoemenmLate Greek (Latinized) Latinized form of Poimen. This name was borne by Poemen the Great, a saint from Egypt who lived in the 4th century AD. However, since the saint originated from Egypt, one should take into account the possibility that his name is the hellenized form of a Coptic name or word.
Poemuf & mJapanese From Japanese 詩 (poemu, poe) meaning "poetry, poem", 保 (po) meaning "protect, guarantee, keep, preserve, sustain, support", 星 (po) meaning "star", 歩 (po) meaning "walk", 帆 (po) meaning "sail", 穂 (po) meaning "grain" or 母 (po) meaning "mother", 笑 (e) meaning "laugh", 絵 (e) meaning "picture, drawing, painting, sketch", 影 (e) meaning "shadow, silhouette, phantom" or 恵 (e) meaning "favor, blessing, grace, kindness" combined with 夢 (mu) meaning "dream" or 笑 (emu) meaning "laugh"... [more]
PoeranifTahitian Means "heavenly pearl" or "divine pearl"; a combination of Tahitian poe meaning "pearl" and rani, which is derived from Tuamotuan rangi meaning "heaven".
PoeravafTahitian Means "black pearl"; a combination of Tahitian poe meaning "pearl" and rava meaning "black".
PoesyfAmerican (South, Rare, Archaic) Originally a variant of Posy, this name was sometimes associated with poetry, from Old French poesie, ultimately from Greek poesis "composition, poetry," from poein "to make or compose"
Poetf & mEnglish (American, Modern, Rare) From the English word meaning "someone who writes poems". From the Old French poete, from Latin poēta 'poet, author', from Ancient Greek poiētēs (ποιητής) 'creator, maker, author, poet', from poieō (poieō) 'I make, compose'.
PoguemPopular Culture Means "pool" or "pit". From the Irish surname Pogue, which is a reduced form the Scottish surname Pollock, which comes from the Gaelic pollag, itself from the Gaelic poll, meaning 'pool' or 'pit'.... [more]
PoimenmLate Greek Derived from the Greek noun ποιμήν (poimen) meaning "herdsman, shepherd".
PoimeniosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Meaning a bit uncertain. This name could be derived from the rare Greek adjective ποιμένιος (poimenios) meaning "pastoral, of the shepherd" as well as "rural". It is also possible that it is derived from Greek ποιμένες (poimenes), which is the plural form of the noun ποιμήν (poimen) meaning "herdsman, shepherd" (see Poimen).... [more]
PoindextermPopular Culture This was the name of a character in the made-for-TV cartoon version of 'Felix the Cat', introduced to the show in 1959. From an English surname which was originally a nickname from Old French poing destre meaning "right fist"; the surname is particularly associated with Huguenot refugees who fled from France to England, and from there to the U.S. state of Virginia.
PoinsettiafEnglish (Rare) From the flower Euphorbia pulcherrima, which was named for an American Minister to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett, who discovered the flower in 1828.
PoiyaunpemAinu Character in the Ainu epic Kotan Utunnai. In the story, he discovers that he is of Ainu heritage and reunites with his people.
PolemarchosmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek noun πολέμαρχος (polemarchos) meaning "polemarch, warlord". It consists of the Greek noun πόλεμος (polemos) meaning "war, battle" and the Greek noun ἀρχός (archos) meaning "leader, ruler".
PolianafPortuguese (Brazilian) The name of the main character, Poliana D'Ávila Andrade, from As Aventuras de Poliana (2018). This name was first used in 1913 when Eleanor H. Porter named the main character Pollyanna in the book Pollyanna, which was published that year.
PolinessomPopular Culture Means "many islands", derived from Greek polys "many, much" combined with nesos "island". This name is neither derived from nor inspired by Polynesia, the group of islands in the Pacific Ocean... [more]
PollicinafFolklore This name is one of the two Italian forms of Thumbelina (the other is Mignolina). It is derived from Italian pollice meaning "thumb" combined with the Italian feminine diminutive suffix -ina... [more]
PoludnitsafSlavic Mythology The name of a supernatural creature in Eastern European mythology, known in English as "Lady Midday" or the "Noon Witch". Her name is probably derived from the proto-Slavic *polъ meaning "half" and dьnь meaning "day", therefore "midday", and the related terms in the various Slavic languages... [more]
PolyainosmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective πολύαινος (polyainos) meaning "much-praised". It consists of the Greek adjective πολύς (polys) meaning "many" as well as "much" combined with the Greek noun αἴνη (aine) meaning "praise, fame" (see Aeneas).
PolyanaxmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek adjective πολύς (polys) meaning "many" as well as "much" combined with the Greek noun ἄναξ (anax) meaning "master, lord, chief".... [more]
PolyandrosmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective πολύανδρος (poluandros) or (polyandros) meaning "with many men, full of men" as well as "populous". The word is ultimately derived from Greek πολυς (polys) "much" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros) "of a man".
PolyanormAncient Greek Derived from the Greek noun πολυάνωρ (polyanor) meaning "with many men", which consists of the Greek adjective πολύς (polys) meaning "many" as well as "much" combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man".... [more]
PolycastefGreek Mythology Derived from πολῠ- (polu-) meaning “many”, with a second element possibly related to κεκασμαι (kekasmai) meaning "to excel, to shine" (pluperfect κεκαστο).
PolycharesmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective πολυχαρής (polychares) meaning "feeling much joy" as well as "graceful". It consists of the Greek adjective πολύς (polys) meaning "many" as well as "much" combined with either the Greek noun χαρά (chara) meaning "joy, delight, happiness" or the Greek noun χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness" (see Chares).... [more]
PolychroniafLate Greek Derived from the Greek noun πολυχρονία (polychronia) meaning "length of time". However, one could also regard this name as the feminine form of Polychronios.... [more]
PolychroniosmLate Greek Derived from the Greek adjective πολυχρόνιος (polychronios) meaning "long-lasting, long-lived" as well as "of olden time, ancient". It consists of the Greek adjective πολύς (polys) meaning "many" as well as "much" combined with the Greek adjective χρόνιος (chronios) meaning "after a long time, late"... [more]
PolydektasmAncient Greek Doric Greek form of Polydektes. This was the name of a Spartan king from the 9th century BC, but he is usually known as Polydectes, which is the latinized form of the aforementioned Polydektes.
PolydektesmGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun πολυδέκτης (polydektes) meaning "all-receiver". It consists of the Greek adjective πολύς (polys) meaning "many" as well as "much" combined with the Greek noun δέκτης (dektes) meaning "receiver, beggar".
PolyeuktosmAncient Greek Derived from Greek πολύευκτος (polyeuktos) meaning "much desired, much wished for", which was composed of Greek πολυς (polys) "much" and εὐκτός (euktos) "desired, wished for, prayed for"... [more]
PolygnotusmAncient Greek Polygnotus /ˌpɒlɪɡˈnoʊtəs/ (Greek: Πολύγνωτος Polygnotos) was an ancient Greek painter from the middle of the 5th century BC.
PolykleitosmAncient Greek Derived from the elements (polys) "Many" and the second element of this name is derived from the Greek adjective κλειτός (kleitos) meaning "renowned, famous". It is ultimately derived from the Greek verb κλείω (kleio) meaning "to celebrate, to make famous", which is a variant form of the verb κλέω (kleo) meaning "to celebrate, to glorify, to make famous"... [more]
PolyklesmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective πολύς (polys) meaning "many" as well as "much" combined with the Greek noun κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory".
PolykratesmAncient Greek Means "much power", derived from Greek πολυς (polys) "much" combined with Greek κρατος (kratos) "power."
PolymatheiafGreek Mythology Polymatheia (Greek: Πολυμάθεια) in Greek mythology was one of the three Muses recognized at Sicyon, as remarked by Plutarch.1 Her name literally means "much knowledge, erudition", and Plutarch compares her to Polymnia to whom he ascribes precedence over accumulation and preservation of knowledge.
PolypeithesmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective πολύς (polys) meaning "many" as well as "much" combined with the Greek verb πείθω (peitho) meaning "to persuade, to convince" as well as "to obey, to yield to" and "to believe, to trust (in)".... [more]
PolyphronmAncient Greek The first element of this name is derived from Greek πολυς (polys) meaning "many" as well as "much". The second element is derived from either the Greek noun φρόνις (phronis) meaning "prudence, wisdom" or the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded"... [more]
PolytimosmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective πολύτιμος (polytimos) meaning "much-revered", which consists of the Greek adjective πολύς (polys) meaning "many" as well as "much" combined with the Greek verb τιμάω (timao) meaning "to honour, to esteem, to revere".
PolyzalosmAncient Greek Doric Greek form of Polyzelos, because it contains ζᾶλος (zalos), which is the Doric Greek form of ζῆλος (zelos) meaning "emulation, zealous imitation" as well as "jealousy" (see Zelos)... [more]
PolyzelosmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective πολύζηλος (polyzelos) meaning "full of emulation, much admired". It consists of the Greek adjective πολύς (polys) meaning "many" as well as "much" combined with the Greek noun ζῆλος (zelos) meaning "emulation, zealous imitation" as well as "jealousy" (see Zelos).
PomafLate Roman This name is best known for being the name of the sister of Saint Memmius (3rd century AD). She was a virgin and monial in Châlons-sur-Marne, a city that is nowadays located in France and known under the name Châlons-en-Champagne... [more]
PomelinefFrench (Rare) Variant form of Pomelline. This name is best known for being one of the middle names of Charlotte Casiraghi (b. 1986), who is the daughter of Princess Caroline of Hanover (formerly of Monaco)... [more]
PomellinafMedieval Italian Diminutive of either Poma or Pomona, which are both given names that are ultimately derived from Latin pomus or pomum, both of which are nouns that can mean "fruit" as well as "fruit tree".... [more]
PominisafGeorgian (Archaic) Meaning unknown. This name was borne by the 17th-century Georgian noblewoman and poetess Pominisa Beridze, who was from the village of Dzimiti in the Georgian region of Guria. She is also known under the name ვომინიჯა (Vominija), because that is how she is mentioned in the documents of the Italian missionary Teramo Castelli (1597-1659), who lived in Georgia from 1632 to 1654.
PommelinefFrench (Rare), Flemish Modern form of Pomelline via its variant form Pomeline. The spelling of this form of the name was influenced by the French word pomme meaning "apple", which the name (and its variant form) has always shared a certain resemblance with and thus often led people to associate it with apples (to some degree).
PomněnkafCzech (Rare) Derived from Old Czech word pomníti meaning "memorable". It is the Czech name for the flower forget-me-not.
PomnislavmMedieval Slavic Derived from Church Slavic pomineti or pominiti meaning "to think" (which corresponds with Russian помнить (pomnit) meaning "to think") combined with the Slavic element slava meaning "glory".
Pompm & fHistory This was what explorer, Captain William Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame, nicknamed the son of Sacagawea. The child's real name was JeanBaptiste Charbonneau... [more]