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]
PooyamPersian Some sources claim that this masculine Persian name means "dynamic", while other sources claim that it means "to search" or "(re)searcher". But there are also a few sources that claim that the name means "to run" or "runner" - and those are probably the most likely to be correct, as this is the only meaning that I was able to find an Iranian word for that actually even remotely resembles the name... [more]
Popm & fEnglish (Rare) Diminutive of Poppy and nickname derived from pop, shortened variation of papa "father," in use in American English as early as 1838.
PopomNew World Mythology Short form of Popocatepetl, which means "smoking mountain" in Nahuatl from popoca "it smokes" and tepetl "mountain". This is the name of a hero in Mexican legend and Aztec mythology, the lover of Princess Ixtli... [more]
PopofJapanese From Japanese 歩 (po) meaning "walk" combined with 歩 (po) meaning "walk". Other kanji combinations are possible.
PopobawamSwahili Name of a shape-shifting shetani (evil spirit) in Zanzibar mythology. It is derived from Swahili elements popo (bat) and bawa (wing), therefore literally meaning "bat-wing" or "winged bat"... [more]
PopurifJapanese (Modern, Rare) Japanese transliteration of potpourri, from French pot-pourri, a calque from Spanish olla podrida meaning "rotten pot," referring to a mixture of dried fragrant plant material used to scent a room (originally referring to a Spanish stew with a wide variety of ingredients).... [more]
PorphyriafLiterature Feminine form of Porphyrios (see Porfirio). The name was given to the female character in Robert Browning's dramatic monologue "Porphyria's lover", where she is strangled over her 'lover's' obsession with her.
PorphyrionmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek πορφυρα (porphyra) meaning "purple dye" as well as "purple-fish". Also compare the Greek noun πορφυρίς (porphyris) meaning "purple garment, purple cloak" and the Greek given name Porphyrios (see Porfirio)... [more]
PortiusmAncient Roman Derived from Latin portus "port, harbour". Also note that there are instances where this name is a variant of Porcius.
PortlandfEnglish (Rare) Meaning, "land surrounding the water" and used in reference to the place of Portland, Oregon which itself is named after Portland, Maine, which is thusly named after the Isle of Portland, England. This name was borne by comedienne, actress, and dancer, Portland Hoffa.
PostumusmAncient Roman Roman praenomen, or given name, which meant "last, last-born" in Latin (postumus being a superlative of posterus "coming after, subsequent"). This was used specifically of posthumous children, i.e. boys born after the death of their father - the one born after the father's death obviously being the last... [more]
PotamomAncient Greek (Latinized) Latinized form of Potamon. Bearers of this name include the rhetorician Potamo of Mytilene (died around 15 AD) and the philosopher Potamo of Alexandria (lived in either the 1st century BC or the 2nd century AD).
PotheinosmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective ποθεινός (potheinos) meaning "full of longing", which is ultimately derived from either the Greek noun ποθή (pothe) meaning "longing, desire" or the related noun πόθος (pothos) meaning "longing, yearning, regret".
PotiphermJudeo-Christian Legend Joseph's owner and husband of the pretty young woman who tried to seduce him (Genesis 37:36-9). In the Arabic tradition, his name is Butifar, and his wife's is Zeleikha (Qur'an 12).
PotitomItalian Italian form of Potitus. A notable bearer of this name is the Italian former tennis player Potito "Poto" Starace (b. 1981).
PotitusmAncient Roman Roman cognomen which was most likely derived from Latin potitus, which is the perfect participle of the verb potior meaning "to acquire, to obtain". Also compare the Latin adjective potior, which is the comparative of the adjective potis meaning "able, capable" (also see Potens)... [more]
PouriamAncient Persian, Persian A name with Avestic root Pouruyô, meaning "first; foremost; most ancient." The name Pouria is commonly associated with 13-14th century CE Iranian philosopher and pahlevan martial artist Pouria-ye-Vali.
PowhatanmAlgonquin The name of the Native American confederation of tribes in Virginia, which English colonists mistook for the name of Chief Wahunsenacawh, the paramount chief of Tsenacommacah, an alliance of Algonquian-speaking Virginia Indians in the Tidewater region of Virginia at the time English settlers landed at Jamestown in 1607... [more]
PrabowomJavanese From Javanese prabawa meaning "influence", ultimately from Sanskrit प्रभाव (prabhav) meaning "impact, influence". A notable bearer is Prabowo Subianto Djojohadikusumo (1951-), an Indonesian politician.
Pradof & mSpanish, Filipino (Rare) Means "meadow" in Spanish, taken from the Spanish titles of the Virgin Mary, La Virgen del Prado and Nuestra Señora del Prado, meaning "The Virgin of the Meadow" and "Our Lady of the Meadow," venerated at the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Prado in Talavera in the province of Toledo, the Ciudad Real Cathedral and the Ermita de Nuestra Señora del Prado in the province of Cáceres.