Submitted Names Starting with P

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Patthamawadi f Thai
From Thai ปัทมา (patthama) meaning "lotus" and วดี (wadi) meaning "possessing, having".
Patthamawan f Thai
From Thai ปัทมา (patthama) meaning "lotus" and วรรณ (wan) meaning "colour, tint".
Pattylou f American (South)
Combination of Patty and Lou.
Pattyn f English
Variant and feminine form of Patton.
Pattyuk m Chuvash
Chuvash form of Ipatiy.
Patukanani m Tumbuka
Means "part from one another" in Tumbuka.
Pātumā f Balochi
Balochi form of Fatima.
Patusia f Polish
Diminutive of Patrycja.
Patutai m Polynesian Mythology
Maori - Meaning hit the tide.
Patxika f Basque
Basque form of Francesca.
Paty f Portuguese
Diminutive of Patricia.
Patz f Occitan
Occitan form of Paz 1.
Pau f Spanish
Spanish short form of Paula and Paulina.
Pau f Burmese
Burmese feminine name refering to Butea monosperma, a plant with brilliant clusters of red flowers also known as the Parrot Tree or Flame of the Forest.
Pau m & f Chinese (Wu)
Wu Chinese form of Bao.
Pauahi f & m Hawaiian
Hawaiian unisex name either meaning "consumed by fire" or "putting out fire".
Pauchi-kamuy m Ainu, Far Eastern Mythology, Japanese Mythology
Ainu god (Kamuy) of insanity, said to plague humanity with stomach aches, seizures, and uncontrollable dancing.
Paukku m Finnish
Finnish dialectal pet form of Paulus.
Pàul m Piedmontese
Piedmontese form of Paul.
Pauł m Vilamovian
Variant of Pioel.
Paùla f Kashubian
Kashubian form of Paula.
Paulas m Lithuanian (Rare)
Lithuanian form of Paulus (see Paul). Also compare Paulius and Povilas.
Pàule m Sardinian
Variant of Pàulu.
Paule m Medieval Basque
Basque form of Paul.
Paulė f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Paula, which is the feminine form of Paulus (see Paul). Also compare Povilė.
Pauledda f Sardinian
Diminutive of Pàula.
Paulek m Silesian
Silesian diminutive of Paweł via German Paul.
Paùlëna f Kashubian
Kashubian form of Paulina.
Paulet m French
Diminutive of Paul.
Pauleta f Gascon, Provençal
Gascon and Provençal form of Paulette.
Pauley f & m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Pauley.
Paulfrid f Norwegian
Norwegian name with the combination of Paul and fríðr "beautiful".
Pauli f Spanish
Diminutive of Paulina.
Pauli f Basque
Feminine form of Paulin.
Paulí m Catalan
Catalan form of Paulinus (see Paulino).
Paulica f Romanian (Rare)
Diminutive of Paula.
Paulică m Romanian (Rare)
Diminutive of Paul.
Pauliine f Estonian
Estonian form of Pauline.
Paulik m Silesian
Variant of Paulek.
Paulin f & m German, Polish, French, Lengadocian, Provençal, Gascon
Polish, French, Languedocian, Provençal, Gascon and obsolescent German male form of Paulinus, as well as a modern German female variant of Pauline intended to reflect a bona fide French pronunciation.
Paulin m Basque
Basque form of Paul.
Paulin f Hungarian
Feminine form of Pál, meaning "small".
Paulīna f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Paulina.
Pauliña f Galician
Galician diminutive of Paula.
Paulīne f Latvian (Rare)
Latvian form of Pauline.
Paulinea f English
Variant of Paulina.
Paulini m Sicilian
Variant of Paulinu.
Pauliniano m Spanish
Spanish form of Paulinianus.
Paulinianus m Late 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).
Pauliños m Galician
Galician form of Paulinos.
Paulinos m Ancient Roman (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of Paulinus (see Paulino).
Paulinu m Corsican, Sicilian
Corsican and Sicilian form of Paulinus.
Paulisa f English (American, Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of Paul.
Paulît f Greenlandic
Greenlandic form of Paulina.
Paŭliuk m Belarusian
Diminutive of Paviel. This name has been borne by a number of Belarusian poets, such as Paŭliuk Šukajla (1904-1939) and Paŭliuk Trus (1904-1929).
Paulla f Late Roman
Feminine form of Paullus.
Paulmichael m English (Rare)
Combination of Paul and Michael.
Pauloi m Veps
Veps form of Paul.
Paulownia f English (Rare)
From the name of the genus of flowering plants which were named after the Russian-Dutch queen Anna Pavlovna/Anna Paulowna.
Paulson m English
Transferred usage of the surname Paulson.
Paulucciu m Corsican
Diminutive of Paulu.
Paulumaria m Corsican
Combination of Paulu and Maria.
Pauly m English
Variant spelling of Paulie.
Paulyn f English (Rare)
Variant of Pauline or feminization of Paul with the popular suffix -lyn.
Păuna f Romanian (Archaic)
Derived from Romanian păun "peacock". The name was borne by Păuna Greceanu-Cantacuzino, a Princess consort of Wallachia.
Pauric m Irish
Variant of Padraig.
Pausanias m Ancient Greek, History
Derived from the Greek noun παῦσις (pausis) meaning "stopping, ceasing" combined with the Greek noun ἀνία (ania) meaning "grief, sorrow, distress, trouble".... [more]
Pausicacus m Late Greek (Latinized), History (Ecclesiastical)
Latinized form of Pausikakos. A notable bearer of this name was saint Pausicacus of Synnada (died around 606 AD).
Pausikakos m Late 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]
Pausilippo m Italian
Italian form of Pausilippus.
Pausilippus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Pavsilippos.
Pausilypos m Ancient 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".
Pausilypus m Ancient 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.
Pauweline f Medieval Flemish
Feminine form of Pauwel.
Pavan m Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit पवन (pavana) meaning "purifier, breath, wind, air". This is another name of the Hindu god Vayu.
Pavankumar m Telugu, Indian
Combination of Pavan and Kumar.
Pavati f Hindi
pavati means clear water
Pavči f Slovene
Diminutive form of Pavla.
Pave m Croatian
Variant of Pavo.
Paventia f Roman 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.
Pavia f English (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]
Pavӑl m Chuvash
Chuvash form of Pavel.
Pavlakis m Greek
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.
Pavlek m Slovene, Croatian
Diminutive of Pavel or Pavao.... [more]
Pavlica f Slovene
Diminutive of Pavla, occasionally used as a given name in its own right.
Pavlik m Russian
Diminutive of Pavel.
Pavlinos m Greek
Modern Greek spelling of Paulinos, which is the ancient Greek form of Paulinus.
Pavluša f Czech
Diminutive of Pavla and Pavlina. Also compare Pavluška.
Pavluška f Czech
Diminutive of Pavla and Pavlina. Also compare Pavluša.
Pavot f Jèrriais (Modern, Rare)
Derived from Jèrriais pavot "poppy" (ultimately from Latin papāver). This is a newly coined name, intended as a Jèrriais equivalent of Poppy.
Pavsekakiy m Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian variant of Pavsikakiy and Ukrainian form of Παυσικακίος (Pausikakios), which is an extremely rare variant of Pausikakos.
Pavsikakije m Serbian (Archaic)
Serbian form of Παυσικακίος (Pausikakios), which is an extremely rare variant of Pausikakos.
Pavsikakiy m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Παυσικακίος (Pausikakios), which is an extremely rare variant of Pausikakos.
Pavstos m Armenian
Armenian form of Faustus via its hellenized (ancient Greek) form Phaustos. Also compare Favstos, which is the modern Greek spelling of the latter name.... [more]
Pavun m Bulgarian
From the Latin pavo meaning "peacock".
Pavuna f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Pavun.
Pavyel m Russian
Variant transcription of Pavel.
Paw f English
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.
Pawał m Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish variant of Paweł.
Pawan f & m Hinduism, Indian
Paweena f Thai
Alternate transcription of Pawina.
Pawełek m Polish
Diminutive of Paweł.
Pawhuska m Indigenous American, Osage
Means "white hair" from Osage paha "hair" and skah "white".
Pawil m Medieval Polish
Medieval Polish variant of Paweł.
Pawina f Thai
From Thai ปวีณ (pawin) meaning "wise, smart, skilled", ultimately from Sanskrit प्रवीण (pravina).
Pawiro m Javanese
Derived from Javanese pawira meaning "hero, officer, brave".
Pawl m Welsh, Cornish
Welsh and Cornish form of Paulus (see Paul).
Pawla f Sorbian
Feminine form of Pawoł.
Pawlik m Medieval Polish
Diminutive of Pawil.
Pawlina f Sorbian
Sorbian form of Paulina.
Pawlos m Amharic
Amharic form of Paul.
Pawlu m Quechua
Quechua form of Paul.
Pawly m Cornish
Diminutive of Pawl.
Pawoł m Sorbian, Silesian, Medieval Polish
Upper Sorbian and Silesian form of Paul and medieval Polish variant of Paweł. Jan Pawoł Nagel (German: Jan Paul Nagel), born 1934, was a Sorbian conductor.
Pawůł m Silesian
Silesian form of Paul.
Pawʉʉrasʉmʉnunʉ m Comanche
Means "ten bears" in Comanche.
Paxkal m Basque
Basque form of Pascal.
Paxson m English
Transferred use of the surname Paxson.
Paxtagul f Uzbek
Derived from Uzbek paxta meaning "cotton, cotton plant" and gul meaning "rose, flower".
Paxtyn f & m English (American, Modern, Rare)
Variant or feminine form of Paxton.
Pay m & f English (Rare)
Nickname for Payton.
Payakh f Khakas
From the Khakas пай (pay) meaning "rich".
Payal f Indian
Means "foot ornament".
Payal m Khanty, Mansi
Khanty and Mansi form of Pavel.
Payang f Burmese
Means "amber" in Burmese.
Paydzar f Armenian
Means "shining, bright" in Armenian.
Payedar m Kurdish
From Kurdish payedar meaning "existing, lasting", or, possibly, paye meaning "admiration" and dar meaning "tree, wood".
Payekha m & f Tumbuka
Means "he/she is alone" in Tumbuka.
Payinça f Khakas
From the Khakas пай (pay) meaning "rich".
Payipwāt m Indigenous American, Cree
Means "one who knows the secrets of the Sioux" in Cree.
Payl m Manx
Manx palatalized form of Paul, probably introduced from Scotland.
Paylak m Armenian
From the Armenian word փայլակ (pʿaylak) meaning "the light emitted by a lightning strike; brilliance, radiance".
Paylanush f Armenian
From the Armenian փայլ (payl) meaning "shine, splendour, lustre" and անուշ (anush) meaning "sweet".
Paylun f Armenian
Means "bright, shining, radiant" in Armenian.
Payman m & f Kurdish
Means "promise" in Kurdish.
Paymon m Persian
Variant of Peyman.
Payne m English
Transferred use of the surname Payne.
Payne f & m Mapuche
From Mapudungun payne meaning "(sky) blue."
Paynot m Medieval English
Diminutive of Payn.
Payo m Medieval Galician
Medieval Galician form of Paio.
Payoshni f Indian
Payoshni is an ancient river mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. ... [more]
Payoya f Spanish
Diminutive of Paola.
Payram f Khakas
Means "celebration" in Khakas.
Payramgul f Mari
Derived from the Tatar байрам (bayram) meaning "holiday" and гол (gol) meaning "flower".
Payramsulo f Mari
Derived from the Tatar байрам (bayram) meaning "holiday" and сул (sul) meaning "beautiful".
Payslie f English
Variant of Paisley.
Payson m & f English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Payson.
Paytah m Sioux
Means "fire" in Lakota. From the Lakota pȟéta (pay'-tah) 'fire'.
Payten f English
Variant of Peyton.
Paytin m English
Variant of Peyton.
Paytun m English
Variant of Peyton.
Payu f Indigenous 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]
Paywaru f Quechua
Means "cornflower" in Quechua.
Pazanne f Medieval 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.
Pazel m Hebrew
Meaning "God's gold" in Hebrew.
Pazi m & f Hebrew
Means "my gold" in Hebrew, a diminutive of Paz 2.
Paziente m Italian
Italian form of Patiens.
Pazienzia f Italian
Italian form of Patientia.
Pazit f Hebrew
Variant of Paz 2.
Pazoug m Armenian
"strong arm"
Pazt m Medieval Polish (Latinized)
Pazt is a latinised version of the Polish Piast, used in the chronicles of Gallus Anonimus.
Pazu m Popular Culture
This is the name of one of the main characters in the Studio Ghibli movie, "Castle in the Sky".
Pe f German (Modern, Rare)
A short form of Petra.... [more]
Pea f Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), German (Modern, Rare)
Truncated form of names that end in -pea, for example Ampea or Poppea.... [more]
Peaceable m English (Puritan)
From Anglo-Norman pesible, peisible, Middle French paisible, from pais (“peace”) + -ible; Meaning, "free from argument or conflict; peaceful."
Peach f English (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.
Peaches f English (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.
Peachlyn f African American (Rare)
Combination of the word peach and the popular suffix -lyn.
Peachtreanna f African American (Rare), Obscure
Blend of the phrase "peach tree" and Anna.
Peachy f American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Likely from the American English slang meaning "fine; excellent".
Peali f Indian (Rare)
India de sjembe india
Peanna f Romani
Romani form of Peninnah.
Peanut m & f English (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”)).
Pearleen f & m English
Variant of Pearline.
Pearlette f English (Rare)
Anglicized form of Perlette. A known bearer of this name is Pearlette Louisy (b. 1946), the Governor-General of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.
Pearley m English
Transferred use of the surname Pearley.
Pearline f English (American, Rare)
Anglicized form of Perline. Also compare Perlina.
Pearlita f English (Rare), American (Hispanic)
Combination of Pearl and the suffix -ita to mean, "little pearl."
Pearly f English
Variant of Pearlie.
Pearlynn f English (Rare)
Combination of Pearl and Lynn, primarily used as a Western name in Singapore.
Pearse m Irish
Anglicised form of Piaras.
Pearson m English (American, Modern)
Transferred from the surname Pearson.
Pearta m Anglo-Saxon
Meaning unknown.
Pearu m Estonian (Rare)
Estonian variant of Bernhard.
Peary m & f Filipino
from robert edwin peary... [more]
Peaseblossom m Theatre
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.
Peata f Maori
Maori form of Beata.
Peatán m Irish
Diminutive of Pádraig.
Pebbles f Popular 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.
Pěc m Sorbian (Archaic)
Archaic form of Pětr.
Peccia f Gaulish
Of unknown origin and meaning.
Pechakgul f Uzbek
Means "morning glory" in Uzbek.
Peckols m Baltic Mythology
Old Prussian god of Hell and darkness, often compared to Greek Pluto.... [more]
Pecola f & m African 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.
Pecos m Comanche
Means "pecan" in Comanche.... [more]
Pedahel m Biblical
Pedahel Prince of the tribe of Naphtali; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Num... [more]
Pedahzur m Biblical
Pedahzur was a member of the house of Manasseh according to Numbers 1:10. He was the father of Gamaliel.
Peddyr m Manx
Manx form of Peter.
Péder m Emilian-Romagnol
Emilian form of Peter.
Pedr m Old Norwegian
Variant of Pétr.
Pedra f Spanish
Feminine form of Pedro.
Pedraria f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Pedrarias.
Pedrarias m Spanish
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.
Pedrita f Brazilian (Rare)
Feminine diminutive form of Pedro.
Pedrito m Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of Pedro.
Pedró m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Pedro.
Pedrog m Medieval Welsh
Welsh form of Petroc.
Pedros m American (Rare)
Variant of Petros, influenced by the spelling of Pedro. ... [more]
Pedru m Konkani, Indian (Christian)
Konkani form of Peter, borrowed from Portuguese Pedro. Used by Konkani Catholics.
Pedubastis m Ancient Egyptian
Ancient Egyptian masculine name meaning "Given by Bastet".
Peechee m Indigenous American, Cree
Means "mountain lion" in Cree.
Peedee m Popular Culture
Diminutive of Peter, also the name of a character in the show Steven Universe.
Peedo m Estonian
Short form of Peeter.
Peedu m Estonian
Originally a short form of Peeter, used as a given name in its own right.
Peejay m & f Filipino
Phonetic spelling of the initials PJ.
Peekje f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Petra.
Peep m Estonian
Originally a diminutive of Peeter, now used as a given name in its own right.
Pe'er m & f Hebrew (Rare)
Means "luxury" or "glorious" in Hebrew.
Peeri m Indian (Christian), Malayalam
Form of Peter used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
Peerless m African American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Peerless. It coincides with an English word meaning "having no equal, matchless"... [more]
Peet m Estonian
Short form of Peeter.
Peeta m Literature
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.
Peeush m Sanskrit
Peeush means amrita, the nectar(drink) which makes someone immortal. ... [more]
Peezhickee m Ojibwe
From Ojibwe bizhiki meaning "buffalo".
Peftjauawybast m Ancient Egyptian
Means "his breath (comes from) the arms of Bastet" in Egyptian.
Pegah f Persian
Means "dawn" in Persian.
Pegàs m Catalan
Catalan form of Pegasus.
Pégase m French
French form of Pegasus.
Pegasias m Late Greek
Extended form of Pegasos (see Pegasus). Also compare Pegasios.
Pegasios m Late Greek
Extended form of Pegasos (see Pegasus). Also compare Pegasias.
Pegasius m Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Pegasios. This name was borne by an obscure martyr and saint from the 4th century AD, whose feastday is on November 2nd.
Pégaso m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Pegasus.
Pegaso m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Pegasus.
Pegaz m Bosnian, Croatian
Bosnian and Croatian form of Pegasus.
Pege f Greek
Means "source" or "spring" in Greek.
Pegeen f English, Irish (?)
Elaboration of Peggy, used as a diminutive of Margaret.
Pegg f English
Short form of Peggy / Peggie.
Peggi f English
Variant of Peggy.