PaulinianusmLate Roman Roman cognomen which was derived from Paulinus. This name was borne by a Roman senator and consul from the 3rd century AD, as well by the younger brother of Saint Jerome (4th century AD).
PausikakosmLate Greek Derived from the Greek adjective παυσίκακος (pausikakos) meaning "ending evils", which consists of the Greek noun παῦσις (pausis) meaning "stopping, ceasing" and the Greek noun κάκη (kake) meaning "wickedness, vice"... [more]
PausilyposmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective παυσίλυπος (pausilypos) meaning "ending pain", which consists of the Greek noun παῦσις (pausis) meaning "stopping, ceasing" and the Greek noun λύπη (lype) meaning "pain, suffering" as well as "grief, sadness".
PausilypusmAncient Greek (Latinized) Latinized form of Pausilypos. This was the name of a 2nd-century Christian martyr who miraculously escaped imprisonment after being sentenced to death, but died of his injuries soon after.
PaventiafRoman Mythology The name of a minor Roman goddess, who protects against childhood fears (pavor), protects against sudden fright and comforts those who have been frightened.
PaviafEnglish (Rare), Medieval English Medieval English name of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories include a derivation from Old French pavie "peach" and a derivation from Old French Pavie "woman from Pavia", a historic city in Italy... [more]
PavlakismGreek Modern Greek diminutive of Pavlos, 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.
PawfEnglish Paw refers to the soft foot of a mammal or other animal, generally a quadruped, that has claws or nails; comparable to a human hand or foot. It is a modern name in the US and first appeared in the name records in 2008.
PayufIndigenous Australian, Pintupi Of Australian Aboriginal origin (Pintupi, to be precise), the meaning of this name is not yet known to me at the moment. A known bearer of this name is Payu Napaltjarri (b. circa 1952), an Australian Aboriginal artist who also happens to be the sister of fellow artists Yakari Napaltjarri (b... [more]
PazannefMedieval French Probably from latin peccare, "to sin" (though some alternative forms suggest it might come from latin perseverare, "to persevere"). The name of a French saint who died in 726 and left her name o the city of Sainte-Pazanne and other places throughout France.
PeaceablemEnglish (Puritan) From Anglo-Norman pesible, peisible, Middle French paisible, from pais (“peace”) + -ible; Meaning, "free from argument or conflict; peaceful."
PeachfEnglish (Modern), Popular Culture Derived from the name of the fruit, which itself derived its name from Late Latin persica, which came from older Latin malum persicum meaning "Persian fruit." In popular culture, this is the name of the Nintendo video game character Princess Peach, whom Mario often rescues from the evil Bowser.
PeachesfEnglish (Rare) Late Middle English from Old French pesche, from medieval Latin persica, from Latin persicum, literally ‘Persian apple.’A bearer of the given name is Peaches Geldof, daughter of Irish singer Bob Geldof.
Peanutm & fEnglish (Rare) Back-formation from pease, originally an uncountable noun meaning "peas" that was construed as a plural, combined with Middle English nute, note, from Old English hnutu, from Proto-Germanic *hnuts (“nut”) (compare West Frisian nút, Dutch noot, German Nuss, Danish nød, Swedish nöt, Norwegian nøtt), from Proto-Indo-European *knew- (compare Irish cnó, Latin nux (“walnut”), Albanian nyç (“a gnarl”)).
PeaseblossommTheatre From English pea's blossom, referring to the small flower of a pea plant. This name was used by Shakespeare in his comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595), where it belongs to one of the servants to the fairy queen Titania.
PebblesfPopular Culture, English (Modern, Rare) Pebbles Flintstone is a character in the classic American cartoon series The Flintstones (1960-1966). The series and the character are largely responsible for the occasional use of this name from the latter 20th century onwards.
Pecolaf & mAfrican American, Literature, Popular Culture Meaning unknown, most likely an invented name. This name was brought to the public eye by Pecola Breedlove, the protagonist of the novel 'The Bluest Eye' by Toni Morrison. This name was also used on the cartoon 'Pecola' as the name of the protagonist, a male penguin, although in this case the name is most likely from a different source.
PedrariasmSpanish Contraction of Pedro and the surname Arias. A famous bearer was the conquistador Pedro Arias de Ávila "Pedrarias", who founded Panama, framed Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, and had him beheaded.
PeetamLiterature This is the name of the male protagonist in Suzanne Collins' young adult novel "The Hunger Games" and its sequels. Collins has never stated how she came up with the name but it has been speculated that it is related to pita bread, given that the character was born into a family of bakers, or that it could be a form of Peter.