PetrakismGreek Modern Greek diminutive of Petros, 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.... [more]
PetratishkovnafPopular Culture Full name of the character Tish from the early 2000s show The Weekenders. It was said to mean "girl with one nose", but the elements of the name could come from other names such as Petra (meaning of "stone") or Tish (from Letitia, meaning of "joy, happiness")... [more]
PetrichorfEnglish (Canadian) The earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek petra (πέτρα), meaning "stone", and īchōr (ἰχώρ), the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology.... [more]
PetrinolafGreek A rare Greek given name, found mostly on the island Naxos of Cyclades where it probably originated. It is possibly a derivative form of the Latin name Petronilla, since Naxos and most of Cyclades were occupied, as the Duchy of Naxos, by the Republic of Venice from 1207 to 1579 A.D.
PetrislavmCroatian, Serbian, History Croatian and Serbian form of Petroslav. Known bearers of this name were Serbian rulers Petrislav of Duklja and Petrislav of Rascia, who both lived in the 11th century AD.
PetromirmBulgarian This name is Christian in origin. The first element is derived from Petros (see Peter) and refers to Saint Peter, who was one of Jesus' twelve apostles and went on to become the first Pope of the Catholic Church... [more]
PetrosinellafLiterature Meaning unknown. This is the name of the main character in an early version of Rapunzel written by Giambattista Basile.
PetroslavmBulgarian This name is Christian in origin. The first element is derived from Petros (see Peter) and refers to Saint Peter, who was one of Jesus' twelve apostles and went on to become the first Pope of the Catholic Church... [more]
PetrovafEnglish, Literature Russian patronymic last name. Petrova is the name of one of the Fossil sisters in the book (and movie) 'Ballet Shoes' by Noel Streatfeild.
PetruchiomTheatre Anglicized form of Petruccio used by Shakespeare for the hero of his play The Taming of the Shrew (1593). He also used it for an unseen character in his later work Romeo and Juliet (1596).
PetyrmLiterature, Popular Culture Petyr Baelish is a major character in the Song of Ice and Fire books by GRR Martin and the TV show Game of Thrones based upon the former. It is obviously an alternative spelling of real-world Peter.
PeukestasmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek noun πεύκη (peuke) meaning "pine (tree)" combined with -τας (-tas), which is the Aeolic, Epic and Doric Greek form of the Attic Greek suffix -της (-tes)... [more]
PeukolaosmAncient Greek, History Derived from the Greek noun πεύκη (peuke) meaning "pine (tree)" combined with the Greek noun λαός (laos) meaning "(the) people". This was the name of one of the men who participated in Dimnos of Chalastra's conspiracy to assassinate Alexander the Great (4th century BC).... [more]
PfiffifLiterature Pfiffi Buddenbrook is a figure in the novel "Buddenbrooks" by Thomas Mann.
PfiffigundefLiterature Created by the translator Ute Eichler as the name for Princess Smartypants (by Babette Cole). The name contains the German word pfiffig "smart" and the German name element GUND "war" (see, e.g., Hildegund).
PhaethonmGreek From Greek meaning "Shining one". Phaethon was the son of the sun god Helios, who asked to drive the celestial chariot that drove the sun across the sky. After losing control, Zeus killed him with a lightning strike.
PhaethousafGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek Means "beaming, radiant" in Greek, being a participle of the verb φαέθω (phaethô) "to shine". In Greek mythology this was the name of a daughter of the sun god Helios by the nymph Neaira... [more]
Phaibunm & fThai Means "abundant, prosperous, plentiful" in Thai.
PhaidimosmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Derived from Greek φαίδιμος (phaidimos) meaning "shining, radiant, glistening". This was the name of several characters in Greek legend, including a king of Sidon mentioned in the 'Odyssey'... [more]
PhaidonmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek noun φάος (phaos) meaning "light", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb φαίνω (phaino) meaning "to shine" as well as "to show, to appear". Also compare the related names Phaedra and Pasiphaë.... [more]
PhaidymefAncient Persian (Hellenized) Hellenized form of an unidentified Old Persian name. According to Herodotus this was borne by the daughter of Otanes who in turn married Сambyses, False Smerdis (real name: Gaumata) and Darius.
Phaikhamm & fLao Possibly from Lao ໄພ (phai) meaning "forest", "ripple", or "whisper" and ຄຳ (kham) meaning "gold".
PhalarismAncient Greek Probably derived from Greek φάλαρον (phalaron), which was the name for a metal disc or boss that was worn as a military ornament on the breast. Phalaris was the name of a tyrant of Acragas (now Agrigento) in Sicily, who lived in the 6th century BC.
PhalecmBiblical From Φάλεκ (Phalek), a Hellenized form of Peleg. Allegedly the form used in the Septuagint is Φάλεγ (Phaleg).
PhanessafVarious (?) Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of Phanes, probably influenced by the name Vanessa. In Greek mythology, Phanes was a primeval god of procreation whose name derived from Greek phainô "to bring light, make clear".
PhanoklesmAncient Greek The first element of this name is probably derived from Greek φανός (phanos), which can mean "light, bright" as well as "torch, lantern". However, it is also possible that it is derived from Greek φανης (phanes) "appearing"... [more]
Phanomm & fThai Means "hill, mountain" (a poetic word) in Thai.
PhanomachosmAncient Greek The first element of this name is probably derived from Greek φανός (phanos), which can mean "light, bright" as well as "torch, lantern". However, it is also possible that it is derived from Greek φανης (phanes) "appearing"... [more]
PhanostratosmAncient Greek The first element of this name is probably derived from Greek φανός (phanos), which can mean "light, bright" as well as "torch, lantern". However, it is also possible that it is derived from Greek φανης (phanes) "appearing"... [more]
PhanouriosmLate Greek This name is best known for being the name of saint Phanourios (also known as Phanurius), a pre-congegration saint who is primarily venerated in the Greek Orthodox Church... [more]
PharaohmEnglish, Mormon, African American Pharaoh is a title used in many modern discussions of the rulers of all Ancient Egyptian dynasties. Historically, however, "pharaoh" only started being used as a title for the king during the New Kingdom, specifically during the middle of the eighteenth dynasty, after the reign of Hatshepsut... [more]
PharazônmLiterature Derived from the Adûnaic word pharaz, meaning "gold". In The Silmarillion, Ar-Pharazôn (King Pharazôn) was the name of the last king of Númenor and the husband and usurper of Miriel... [more]