PrincetonmEnglish (Modern) From the traditionally English habitational surname meaning "prince's town". From the English prince, from the Latin princeps 'first head', from the Latin primus 'first' and capere 'seize, take', and the Old English ton 'town'.
PriniafJavanese A noun-name. The prinias are a genus of small birds belonging to the passerine bird family Cisticolidae. They are often also alternatively classed in the Old World warbler family, Sylviidae. The name of the genus is derived from the Javanese prinya, the local name for the bar-winged prinia... [more]
ProandrosmAncient Greek Derived from Greek πρό (pro) meaning "before, forth, forward" combined with Greek ανδρος (andros) meaning "of a man".
ProasmGreek Short form of Prometheus. Derived from Greek προμηθεια (prometheia) meaning "foresight, forethought". In Greek myth he was the Titan who gave the knowledge of fire to mankind... [more]
ProcessusmAncient Roman (?), Late Roman (?) Means "a going forward, advance, progress" in Latin. According to Christian legend Saint Processus was the name of a Roman soldier who guarded the apostles Peter and Paul when they were imprisoned at the Mamertine Prison in Rome, then converted to Christianity and was martyred.
ProcrisfGreek Mythology Latinized of Greek name Πρόκρις (Prokris), which is derived from Ancient Greek "προκρίνω" (prokrino) - «choose before others, prefer, select». Procris was a daughter of Erechtheus, king of Athens, and wife of prince Cephalus, who accidently killed her during the hunt.
ProdanafSerbian (Rare) Feminine form of Prodan. Like its masculine counterpart, it is derived from the verb prodati, "to sell", literally meaning "sold". It was once given to divert evil spirits by telling them the child has already been " sold away ".
ProdromakismGreek Modern Greek diminutive of Prodromos, as it contains the modern Greek diminutive suffix -άκης (-akis). This name is typically only used informally, meaning: it does not appear on birth certificates.
ProdromosmGreek Means "precursor, forerunner" in Greek, literally "running before, going in advance" from πρό (pro) "before, in front of" and δρόμος (dromos) "a course, running". It is taken from the title of Saint John the Baptist, Ιωάννης ο Πρόδρομος (Ioannis o Prodromos); in Eastern Christianity, John is commonly referred to as the forerunner of Jesus, since John announces Jesus' coming.
ProknefGreek Mythology Possibly derived from Greek περκνός (perknos) "dark-spotted", a word used to refer to eagles. In Greek mythology Prokne or Procne was the wife of the Thracian king Tereus. Tereus raped Procne's sister Philomela and cut out her tongue, so Procne fed Tereus the flesh of their son Itys... [more]
ProlochosmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek πρό (pro) meaning "before, forth, forward" combined with the Greek noun λόχος (lochos) meaning "ambush", a word that later came to signify a tactical sub unit of the ancient Greek army... [more]
PromeusmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek πρόμος (promos) meaning "foremost, foremost man". Also compare Greek προμυέω (promueō) meaning "to initiate beforehand" and Prometheus, which are both etymologically related... [more]
PromisefEnglish (Puritan), English (British) From the English word promise, meaning "a declaration that something will or will not be done, given, etc." Comes from the Latin promittere, literally meaning "to send forth."
Prompornm & fThai From Thai พร้อม (prom) "ready, prepared" or "with, together" and พร (phon) "blessing, benediction".
PronaxmGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from the Greek adverb πρώ (pro) meaning "early (in the day)". It is a variant of the Greek adverb πρωΐ (proi) meaning "early in the day, during morning"... [more]
PropertiusmAncient Roman Roman family name which was probably derived from Latin propero "to make haste, to be quick". Sextus Aurelius Propertius, better known as Propertius, was a 1st-century BC Roman poet. He was a contemporary of Virgil and Ovid.
ProperziafItalian Italian feminine form of Propertius. Properzia de' Rossi was a female marble sculptor of the Italian Renaissance.
ProphetmAfrican American From the English word prophet, ultimately from Ancient Greek προφήτης prophḗtēs "one who speaks for a god".
ProselenosfLiterature From Greek proselênos meaning "older than the moon" or "before the moon", which was "an epithet used of the people of Arcadia, who prided themselves on their antiquity" (Sheard, 2011). This was the name of an elderly witch in Petronius' 1st-century novel 'The Satyricon'.
ProsimirmPolish The first element of this name is derived from Polish prosić "to ask (for/somebody), to request, to beg". Also compare Croatian prositi "to beg" and Czech prosit "to ask for, to beg"... [more]
ProtagorasmAncient Greek The first element of this name is derived from Greek πρωτος (protos) meaning "first" (also see Proteus). The second element is either derived from Greek αγορευω (agoreuo) "to orate, to speak publicly" or from Greek αγορα (agora), which can mean "assembly" as well as "market".... [more]
ProtásiomPortuguese Portuguese form of Protasius. Known bearers of this name include the Brazilian physician and politician Protásio Antônio Alves (1859-1933) and Protásio Garcia Leal (1858-1943), who was one of the three founders of the Brazilian city of Três Lagoas.
ProtasiomItalian, Spanish Italian and Spanish form of Protasius. A known bearer of this name was the Mexican soldier and politician Protasio Tagle (1839-1903).
ProtasiosmLate Greek Derived from the Greek verb προτάσσω (protasso) meaning "to place (before), to put at the forefront" as well as "to appoint before" and "to define beforehand". Also compare the related Greek noun πρότασις (protasis) meaning "(the) putting forward, that which is put forward"... [more]
ProthademMedieval French, French (Archaic) This given name is best known for being the name of a 7th-century saint, who was bishop of the city of Besançon in eastern France and died in 624 AD. The meaning of the saint's name, which was often latinized to Prothadius in writing, is uncertain... [more]
ProthetmMedieval French Medieval French diminutive of Prothade (as -et is a French masculine diminutive suffix). This given name is no longer in use in France, but it still survives there as a patronymic surname.
ProthoenormGreek Mythology The first element of this name is not quite certain. Through a variant spelling, it might be derived from of one of the following two Greek adjectives: πρῶτος (protos) meaning "first, earliest" and πρωτός (protos) meaning "destined"... [more]
ProthousmAncient Greek Derived from πρό (pro) meaning "before, forth, forward" and θοός (thoós) meaning "quick, swift".
ProuhèzefTheatre Central character in Paul Claudel's play The Satin Slipper (1929).
ProvafBengali The name Prova is from the Indian origin. This name has various meanings. It means lights, radiance, sheen, brilliance, splendor and so on. It is used to indicate the glow of the sun. Again, this name is widely used in Indian literature... [more]
ProvidentiafRoman Mythology In ancient Roman religion, Providentia is a divine personification of the ability to foresee and make provision. She was among the embodiments of virtues that were part of the Imperial cult of ancient Rome.