PhemefGreek Mythology In Greek mythology, Pheme was the personification of fame and renown. Her favour being notability, her wrath being scandalous rumors. She was a daughter either of Gaia or of Elpis... [more]
PhemonoefAncient Greek Etymology uncertain, although it may be related to φημι (phemi) meaning "to speak, to declare" and perhaps νόος (noos) meaning "the mind, thought, perception". This was the name of an Ancient Greek poetess and priestess, said to be a daughter of Apollo in mythological traditions.
PhenfThai Means "full moon" in Thai, of Khmer origin.
PherabyfAmerican (South, Archaic) "Apparently a Southern U.S. invention. First appears in the mid-1700s in Virginia and North Carolina. Could be a variation of Phoebe, although it is also curiously similar to the Arabic name Fariba."... [more]
Philaéf & mFrench (Rare) Possibly taken from Philae, the Latinized form of Φιλαί (Philai), the Greek name of an ancient island of the Nile which was the center of the worship of Isis and the site of temples dedicated to her... [more]
PhilanormAncient Greek Derived from the Greek noun φιλάνωρ (philanor) meaning "fond of a man", which consists of Greek φίλος (philos) meaning "beloved, dear" as well as "friend, lover" combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man".... [more]
PhilaxmLiterature Derived from Greek phulax meaning "watcher". This is the name of a character in the fairy tale "The Palace of Revenge" by Henriette-Julie de Murat. Philax is the cousin and lover of the protagonist Imis.
PhileasmAncient Greek, Literature Originally a short form of a Greek name beginning with the element φιλος (philos) "friend". This was the name of an early saint, a 3rd-century bishop of the Egyptian city of Thmuis... [more]
PhileinefDutch, Literature, Popular Culture The use of Phileine as a feminine first name in The Netherlands is due to the 2003 film "Phileine Zegt Sorry" (English: "Phileine Says Sorry"). The film is based on a book written by Dutch author Ronald Giphart (b... [more]
Philidelf & mLiterature, Theatre Perhaps based on Philadelphia or Fidelis. It was used by John Dryden in his opera 'King Arthur; or, the British Worthy' (1691), where it belongs to an air spirit in the service of Merlin who saves Arthur from the evil schemes of Osmond, a Saxon sorcerer, and Grimbald, an enemy earth spirit.
PhilinefGerman, Literature Derived from Greek philein, meaning "to love, to kiss". In Germany it was brought to public attention when Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's used it for one of his characters in 'Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship' in 1795.
PhiliskosmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek noun φιλίσκος (philiskos) meaning "little friend", which consists of the Greek noun φίλος (philos) meaning "friend" and the Greek diminutive suffix -ίσκος (-iskos).
PhilochorosmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective φιλόχορος (philochoros) meaning "loving the choir or choral dance", which consists of the Greek noun φίλος (philos) meaning "friend, lover" combined with the Greek noun χορός (choros) meaning "dance".
PhilogènemFrench French form of Philogenes. Known bearers of this name include the French foreign minister Louis Philogène Brûlart de Sillery (1702-1770), the Belgian painter Charles-Philogène Tschaggeny (1815-1894) and the Belgian ornithologist Philogène Wytsman (1866-1925).
PhilologosmLate Greek Derived from Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" combined with Greek λόγος (logos) "(spoken) word, speech". Also compare the English word philology, which has the same etymological roots.
PhilonellafLate Greek, Late Roman Variant form of Philonilla, which is the name of a saint from the first century AD. The name Philonella is also used in reference to the saint (usually in sources that ultimately take their information from Latin texts rather than Greek texts), which has led people in at least the English-speaking world to use the two names interchangeably.
PhilonicefLiterature, French (Rare) Means "love of victory", derived from the Greek elements philo "love" and nike "victory". This is the name of the protagonist of the fairy tale La Tiranie des Fées Détruite (The Tyranny of the Fairies Destroyed) by Madame d'Auneuil... [more]
PhilonillafLate Greek, Late Roman This name is best known for being the name of saint Philonilla (also found written as Philonella), who lived in the first century AD. She was born into a Jewish family in Tarsus (located in what is now Turkey), which at the time was part of the Roman Empire, but had belonged to the Greeks not that long ago and as such was still heavily influenced by the Greek language and culture... [more]
PhilonoefGreek Mythology The name of a number of characters in Greek mythology. Philonoe is derived from νοέω (noeō) meaning “to intend, to perceive, to see, to understand" and φίλος (philos) meaning “beloved”.
PhilopapposmAncient Greek Means "an old man's friend", derived from Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" combined with Greek πάππος (pappos) "old man, grandfather".
PhilopatormAncient Greek Philopator, meaning "father-loving", was a common royal epithet among Hellenistic monarchs.
PhilophrosynefGreek Mythology The first element of this name is derived from Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover". The second element is derived from Greek φρενός (phrenos) "mind", which is related to the Greek verb φρονεῖν (phronein) "to think, to judge, to estimate"... [more]
PhilosophosmLate Greek Derived from Greek φιλόσοφος (philosophos) meaning "lover of wisdom", which consists of Greek φίλος (philos) meaning "friend, lover" combined with Greek σοφία (sophia) meaning "wisdom, cleverness"... [more]
PhilotimosmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective φιλότιμος (philotimos) meaning "loving honour", which consists of the Greek noun φίλος (philos) meaning "friend, lover" combined with the Greek verb τιμάω (timao) meaning "to honour, to esteem, to revere".
PhiloumenefAncient Greek Derived from φῐλουμένη (philoumene), which is the feminine passive infinitive participle of the Greek verb φῐλοῦμαι (philoumai). The latter is a contracted form or variant of the Greek verb φιλέω (phileo) meaning "to love" as well as "to kiss".
PhiloxenosmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek adjective φιλόξενος (philoxenos) meaning "loving strangers, hospitable". It consists of the Greek noun φίλος (philos) meaning "friend, lover" combined with Greek ξένος (xenos) meaning "foreign, strange" as well as "foreigner, guest".
PhilyrafGreek Mythology Means "lime-tree" in Greek. This was the name of an Oceanid nymph loved by the Titan Cronus. 'When his wife Rhea came upon their rendezvous, he quickly transformed himself into a horse to escape detection... [more]
PhilyrefGreek Mythology Means "linden tree" in Greek. In mythology, this is the name of an Ocean nymph and mother of Chiron.
PhimchanokfThai From Thai พิมพ์ (pim) meaning "to type, to print" and ชนก (chá-nók) meaning "father, patriarch".
PhimnarafThai From Thai พิมพ์ (phim) meaning "type, print" and นารา (nara) which can mean "radius, length", "water" or "human, person".
PhimphonfThai From Thai พิมพ์ (phim) meaning "type, print" and พร (phon) meaning "blessing".
PhimratfThai From Thai พิมพ์ (phim) meaning "type, print" and รัตน์ (rat) meaning "gem, jewel".
PhlegonmAncient Greek, Greek Mythology Essentially means "burning, aflame, inflamed, fiery", since it is derived from the Greek verb φλέγω (phlego) meaning "to burn (up), to inflame". A known bearer of this name was Phlegon of Tralles (2nd century AD), a Greek writer and freedman of the Roman emperor Hadrian.... [more]
PhloxfEnglish (Rare) Taken from the name of the flower, whose name is derived from Greek phlox "flame". As a given name, it has been in occasional use in the English-speaking world from the late 19th century onwards.
PhobetormGreek Mythology From the Greek name Φοβητωρ (Phobētōr) meaning "frightening"; ultimately from Ancient Greek φόβος (phóbos) "fear, terror, fright". In Greek mythology, Phobetor (or Ikelos) was the god of and personification nightmares and a son of Nyx.
PhoibidasmAncient Greek Means "son of Phoibos" in Greek, derived from the name Phoibos combined with ίδας (idas), which is the Aeolic and Doric Greek form of the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides).... [more]
PhokylosmAncient Greek Meaning uncertain. The available possibilities for both the first and second element of this name indicate that the meaning of this name might be either "howling seal" or "forest of Phocis". And that is with the assumption that Phokylos is an authentic Greek given name, rather than a hellenization of a foreign name.... [more]
Phonexaym & fLao From Lao ພອນ (phone) meaning "blessing" and ໄຊ (xay) meaning "victory".
PhongmVietnamese (the 'o' is unrounded in prouncing) Meaning "wind" in Vietnamese. It is an archaic word borrow from the Cantonese Chinese word 'fung', that's 'feng' in Madarin. It is the name of the Vietnamese computer graphic researcher, Bùi Týờng Phong, who invented the Phong Shading Technique.
PhorkysmGreek Mythology Meaning "of the sea". In mythology, this is an old man ruling over the sea; later he is described as a god of the hidden dangers of the deep, a brother of Nereus, and is depicted as a kind of merman.
PhormionmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek noun φορμίον (phormion) meaning "small mat, small basket" as well as "straw covering". The word is ultimately derived from the Greek noun φορμός (phormos) meaning "basket, wicker basket, mat", which itself is closely related to the Greek verb φορεω (phoreo) meaning "to carry, to bear"... [more]
PhoroneusmGreek Mythology Possibly means "to bring help", derived from Greek φορεω (phoreo) "to bring, to carry, to bear" combined with Greek ὀνή (onē) meaning "help". Another possibility is that the name is derived from Greek φόρον (phoron) meaning "forum, market", or even from Greek φόρος (phoros) meaning "tribute, tax"... [more]
PhosphorosmGreek Mythology Derived from Greek φῶς (phos) "light" combined with Greek φορεω (phoreo) "to carry, to bear." For the latter element, also compare Greek φερω (phero), which has the same meaning... [more]
PhosthoniafGreek Mythology Means "light" (phôster) in Greek. This was the name of one of the Alcyonides, Alkyoneus, the King of the Giants. When Herakles slew their father, they cast themselves into the sea and were transformed by Amphitrite into kingfishers.