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  1. PAWEŁ: Polish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
  2. PAYAM (پيام): Persian name meaning "message."
  3. PAYLAG: Armenian name meaning "lightning."
  4. PAYTAH: Native American Sioux name meaning "fire."
  5. PAYTON: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of a place composed of the Old English name Pæga and the word tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "Pæga's settlement."
  6. PEADAR: Gaelic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  7. PEARCE: Variant spelling of English Piers, meaning "rock, stone."
  8. PEDER: Danish and Norwegian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  9. PEDR: Welsh form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  10. PEDRO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  11. PEERS: Variant spelling of English Piers, meaning "rock, stone."
  12. PEETER: Estonian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  13. PEGASOS (Πήγασος): Greek name derived from the word pegaios, meaning "born near the pege (source of the ocean, spring, or well)." In mythology, this is the name of a winged horse who was the son of Poseidon and the Gorgon Medusa, and brother to the giant Chrysaor. Like Athena, who was born of Zeus's head, Pegasos and Chrysaor are said to have been born of Medusa's neck when Perseus beheaded her. According to Hesiod, everywhere Pegasus struck hoof to earth an inspiring spring burst forth.
  14. PEGASUS: Latin form of Greek Pegasos, meaning "born near the pege (source of the ocean, spring, or well)." In mythology, this is the name of a winged horse who was the son of Poseidon and the Gorgon Medusa, and brother to the giant Chrysaor. Like Athena, who was born of Zeus's head, Pegasos and Chrysaor are said to have been born of Medusa's neck when Perseus beheaded her. According to Hesiod, everywhere Pegasus struck hoof to earth an inspiring spring burst forth.
  15. PEHR: Swedish pet form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  16. PEIO: Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  17. PEKAHIAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Peqachyah, meaning "Jehovah sees" or "whose eyes Jehovah opened." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Samaria, the son of king Menahem.
  18. PEKKA: Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  19. PEKKO: Finnish myth name of a god of barley and brewing, usually called Pellon Pekko ("Pekko of the field"). According to one source the name was derived from Old Norse *beggw-, from Proto-Germanic *beww-, which also yielded Old Icelandic bygg and Old English beow--"barley."
  20. PELAGIOS (Πελάγιος): Greek name derived from the word pelagos ("the sea"), meaning "of the sea."
  21. PELAGIUS: Latin form of Greek Pelagios, meaning "of the sea."
  22. PELEKE: Hawaiian form of English Frederick, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  23. PELI: Basque form of Latin Felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  24. PELLE: Swedish pet form of Scandinavian Per, meaning "rock, stone."
  25. PELLEGRINO: Italian form of Latin Peregrinus, meaning "wanderer."
  26. PELLERVO: Finnish unisex name meaning "field." It is another name for the harvest god Sampsa.
  27. PËLLUMB: Albanian name meaning "dove."
  28. PENDRAGON: Celtic name meaning "chief dragon." In Arthurian legend, this is a title/ name of several kings of the Britons, and King Arthur's father Uther Pendragon
  29. PENG (1-, 2-): Chinese name meaning 1) "drum beats" and 2) "roc (the bird of legend)."
  30. PENGFEI (鵬飛): Chinese name meaning "flight of the roc."
  31. PENI: Hawaiian form of English Ben (Benedict), meaning "blessed."
  32. PENKO: Bulgarian pet form of Bulgarian/Croatian Petar, meaning "rock, stone."
  33. PENLLYN: Welsh name meaning "from the headland of the lake."
  34. PENTTI: Finnish form of Greek Benediktos, meaning "blessed." 
  35. PEPE
    1. Diminutive form of Italian Giuseppe, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
    2. Spanish pet form of Portuguese/Spanish José, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  36. PEPIJN: Dutch form of French Pépin, possibly meaning "seed of a fruit." 
  37. PÉPIN: Old French name, possibly derived from the word pepin/pipin, meaning "seed of a fruit."
  38. PEPITO: Spanish diminutive form of Portuguese/Spanish José, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  39. PEQACHYAH (פְּקַחְיָה): Hebrew name meaning "Jehovah sees" or "whose eyes Jehovah opened." In the bible, this is the name of a king of Samaria, the son of king Menahem.
  40. PER: Scandinavian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  41. PERCE: Short form of English Percival, meaning "pierced valley."
  42. PERCEVAL: Variant spelling of French Percevel, meaning "pierced valley."
  43. PERCEVEL: French name based on Celtic Peredur (of unknown meaning), but composed of the Old French elements perce(r) "to pierce" and val "valley," hence "pierced valley." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the pure and innocent knight of King Arthur's court who was known as "the Welshman." He succeeded in the quest for the Holy Grail
  44. PERCIVAL: English form of French Percevel, meaning "pierced valley." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the pure and innocent knight of King Arthur's court who was known as "the Welshman." He was the son of King Pellinore, and brother to Dindrane and Sirs Aglovale, Dornar, Lamorak, and Tor. After the death of his father, his mother raised him in the forest away from the ways of men. When he was 15 a group of knights passed through the forest and Percival was awe-struck by their appearance. He then traveled to Arthur's court in the hope of becoming a knight himself. He was most noted for having succeeded in the Quest for the Holy Grail
  45. PERCY: English surname transferred to forename use, originally a Norman French baronial name derived from the Gallo-Roman personal name Persius (probably meaning "soldier"), but reanalyzed as a compound of Old French perce(r) "pierced" and haie "hedge," hence "pierced hedge." The name is often used as a pet form of Percival, meaning "pierced valley."
  46. PERE: Catalan form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  47. PEREDUR: Old Celtic Arthurian legend name of unknown meaning. It is the name on which the drastically altered French Percevel may have been based. 
  48. PEREGRINE: English name derived from Latin Peregrinus, meaning "wanderer."
  49. PEREGRINUS: Latin name meaning "wanderer."
  50. PERICLES: Latin form of Greek Perikles, meaning "surrounded by glory."
  51. PERIKLES (Περικλῆς): Greek name composed of the elements peri "around" and kleos "glory," hence "surrounded by glory."
  52. PERO: Croatian pet form of Bulgarian/Croatian Petar, meaning "rock, stone." Compare with feminine Pero.
  53. PERPARIM: Albanian name derived from the word përparim, meaning "progress."
  54. PERRIN: Pet form of French Pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
  55. PERRY: Pet form of English Peregrine, meaning "wanderer." In some cases, it may be the transferred use of the topographic surname, meaning "lives by a pear tree."
  56. PERSEUS (Περσεύς): Greek myth name of the founder of Mycenae and the hero who killed the half-mortal gorgon Medusa. If Greek, the first element of the name might have derived from the word pertho, meaning "to sack, to destroy." And according to Carl Daling Buck in his Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, the -eus suffix found in so many Greek names is typically used to form an agent noun. If so, Perseus was a "destroyer" by profession, i.e. a "soldier," which is a fitting name for this legendary hero. 
  57. PERSIUS: Gallo-Roman form of Greek Perseus, probably meaning "soldier."
  58. PERTAG: Armenian name meaning "small castle."
  59. PERTTI: Short form of Finnish Alpertti "bright nobility" and Roopertti "famous."
  60. PERTTU: Finnish form of Greek Bartholomaios, meaning "son of Talmai."
  61. PERU: Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  62. PERUN (Перун): Slavic myth name of a god of lightning, meaning "thunder."
  63. PESHA: Romani form of Russian Pasha, meaning "small."
  64. PETAR (Петър): Bulgarian and Croatian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  65. PETE: Short form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
  66. P�TER: Hungarian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  67. PETER
    1. Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Pàdraig, meaning "patrician, of noble descent."
    2. English form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone." In the bible, this is the name of one of Christ's apostles. The name was given by Jesus to Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from Simon Zelotes. 
  68. PETERA: Maori form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  69. PETERKIN: Pet form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
  70. PETI: Pet form of Hungarian Péter, meaning "rock, stone."
  71. PETR: Czech form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  72. PETRAS: Lithuanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  73. PETRE: Romanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  74. PETRI
    1. Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
    2. Basque form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  75. PETRICA: Pet form of Romanian Petre, meaning "rock, stone."
  76. PETRO (Петро): Ukrainian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  77. PETRONIUS: Roman name of uncertain derivation but long associated with Latin Petrus (Greek Petros), meaning "rock, stone."
  78. PETROS: Greek translation of the Aramaic byname Cephas, meaning "rock, stone." In the bible, this is the name of one of Christ's apostles. The name was given by Jesus to Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from Simon Zelotes. 
  79. PETRU: Corsican and Romanian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  80. PETRUS: Latin form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
  81. PETRUSO: Ukrainian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
  82. PETSHA: Possibly a variation of Basque Patxi, meaning "French." 
  83. PETTER: Norwegian and Swedish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
  84. PETTERI: Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
  85. PÉTUR: Icelandic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone." 
  86. PETYA (Петя): Pet form of Russian Pyotr, meaning "rock, stone."
  87. PEYTON: Variant spelling of English unisex Payton, meaning "Pæga's settlement."
  88. PHAEDRUS: Latin form of Greek Phaidros, meaning "bright."
  89. PHAETON: Greek name meaning "the shining one." In mythology, this is the name of one of the steeds of Aurora. The other is Abrax.
  90. PHAIDROS (Φαίδρος): Greek name derived from the word phaidros, meaning "bright."
  91. PHALLAS: Greek name meaning "stallion." This was the name of a horse belonging to Heraclios.
  92. PHALLU: Anglicized form of Hebrew Palluw, meaning "distinguished." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Reuben.
  93. PHANÊS (Φάνης): Orphic myth name of the first God to appear at the beginning of creation, derived from the Greek word phaino, meaning "bring to light; make appear." According to Orphic tradition, he passed the scepter of kingship to his only child, Nyx, who passed it on to Ouranos from whom it was seized by Kronos and finally by Zeus who devoured Phanes in order to obtain his primal powers. He has been described as a golden-winged hermaphrodite. 
  94. PHANES: Latin form of Greek Phanês, meaning "bring to light; make appear." In mythology, this is the name of the first God to appear at the beginning of creation. According to tradition, he passed the scepter of kingship to his only child, Nyx, who passed it on to Ouranos from whom it was seized by Kronos and finally by Zeus who devoured Phanes in order to obtain his primal powers. He has been described as a golden-winged hermaphrodite. 
  95. PHANUMAS: Thai name meaning "sun."
  96. PHARAMOND: Variant spelling of German Faramond, meaning "journey protection."
  97. PHARAO (Φαραώ): Greek form of Hebrew Paroh ("great house"), meaning "his nakedness." In the bible, this is a title for the king of Egypt.
  98. PHARAOH: Anglicized form of Greek Pharao ("his nakedness") and Hebrew Paroh ("great house"). In the bible, this is a title for the king of Egypt.
  99. PHASSAKORN: Thai name meaning "sun."
  100. PHELAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Faolán, meaning "little wolf."
  101. PHELIM: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Féidhlim, possibly meaning "hospitable."
  102. PHELIX (Φῆλιξ): Greek form of Latin Felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky." In the bible, this is the name of a Roman procurator of Judea.
  103. PHESTOS (Φῆστος): Greek form of Latin Festus, meaning "festival." In the bible, this is the name of the successor of Felix, the procurator of Judea who refused to bow to the pressure of the Jews who wanted him to condemn St. Paul to death for preaching. 
  104. PHIL: Short form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
  105. PHILANDER: English name derived from Latin Philandrus, meaning "with love for people. 
  106. PHILANDROS (Φίλανδρος): Greek name derived from the word philandros, meaning "with love for people." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Apollo and the nymph Acacallis.
  107. PHILANDRUS: Latin form of Greek Philandros, meaning "with love for people." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Apollo and the nymph Acacallis.
  108. PHILBERT: Variant spelling of French Philibert, meaning "very bright."
  109. PHILEMON (Φιλήμων): Greek name meaning "affectionate." In the bible, this is the name of an apostle to whom Paul sent a letter from prison. In mythology, this is the name of the husband of Baucis. They were the only couple in Tyana who were hospitable to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermes
  110. PHILETOS (Φίλητος): Greek name meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of a heretic.
  111. PHILETUS: Latin form of Greek Philetos, meaning "beloved." In the bible, this is the name of a heretic.
  112. PHILIBERT: Variant spelling of French Filibert, meaning "very bright."
  113. PHILIP
    1. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Féidhlim, possibly meaning "hospitable."
    2. Anglicized form of Greek Philippos (Latin Philippus), meaning "lover of horses." In the bible, this is the name of one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, and several other characters.
  114. PHILIPE: Variant spelling of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
  115. PHILIPP: German form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
  116. PHILIPPE: French form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
  117. PHILIPPOS (Φίλιππος): Greek name composed of the elements phil "love" and hippos "horse," hence "lover of horses." In the bible, this is the name of one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, and several other characters.
  118. PHILIPPUS: Latin form of Greek Philippos, meaning "lover of horses." In the bible, this is the name of one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, and several other characters.
  119. PHILLIP: Variant spelling of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
  120. PHILO: English and German name derived from Greek Philon, meaning "to love." Also used as a short form of other names beginning with Philo-.
  121. PHILOCRATES: Latin form of Greek Philokrates, meaning "friend of power" or "to love power."
  122. PHILOKRATES (Φιλοκράτης): Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and kratos "power," hence "friend of power" or "to love power."
  123. PHILOMELOS (Φιλομηλος): Greek name meaning "friend of ease." In mythology, this is the name of a minor demi-god. 
  124. PHILOMELUS: Latin form of Greek Philomelos, meaning "friend of ease." In mythology, this is the name of a minor demi-god. 
  125. PHILOMENES (Φίλομενης): Perhaps a form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease." 
  126. PHILOMENOS (Φιλομενος): Supposedly another spelling for Greek Philomelos, meaning "friend of ease."
  127. PHILOMENUS: Latin form of Greek Philomenos, meaning "friend of ease."
  128. PHILON (Φίλων): Greek name derived from the word phileo, meaning "to love."
  129. PHILOTHEOS (Φιλόθεος): Greek name composed of the elements philos "friend" and theos "god," hence "friend of God" or "loves God."
  130. PHILOTHEUS: Latin form of Greek Philotheos, meaning "friend of God" or "loves God."
  131. PHINEAS: Variant spelling of English Phinehas, meaning "mouth of brass." 
  132. PHINEHAS: Anglicized form of Hebrew Piynechac, a form of Egyptian Panhsj ("the Nubian"), but translated from Hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Eleazar
  133. PHIRUN: Cambodian Khmer name meaning "rain."
  134. PHLEGON: Greek myth name of one of the horses of the noon-day sun, meaning "the burning one" or "the blazing one."
  135. PHOBOS (Φόβος): Greek name meaning "fear." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Ares. It is also the name of a moon of Mars.
  136. PHOCAS: Latin form of Greek Phokas, meaning "seal," the mammal.
  137. PHOEBUS: Latin form of Greek Phoibos, meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is a byname for the sun and for the god Apollo.
  138. PHOENIX: Latin form of Greek Phoinix, meaning "crimson." In mythology, this is the name of an immortal bird who would rise from its own ashes after being consumed by fire every 500 years. The name has been adopted into English use as a unisex name.
  139. PHOIBOS (Φοίβος): Greek name meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is a byname for the sun and for the god Apollo.
  140. PHOINIX (Φοῖνιξ): Greek name derived from the word phoinix, meaning "crimson." In mythology, this is the name of an immortal bird who would rise from its own ashes after being consumed by fire every 500 years.
  141. PHOKAS (Φωκάς): Greek name meaning "seal," the mammal.
  142. PHOLOS (φώλος): Greek name meaning "of the cave" or "of the den." In mythology, this is the name of a wise centaur. He was a friend of Hercules who accidentally poisoned him; he surrendered his immortality to be rid of the agony of the poison.
  143. PHOLUS: Latin form of Greek Pholos, meaning "of the cave" or "of the den." In mythology, this is the name of a wise centaur. He was a friend of Hercules who accidentally poisoned him; he surrendered his immortality to be rid of the agony of the poison.
  144. PHONG: Vietnamese name meaning "wind."
  145. PHORCYS: Latin form of Greek Phorkys, 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.
  146. PHORKYS (Φόρκυς): Greek name 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.
  147. PHORTOUNATOS (Φορτουνάτος): Greek form of Latin Fortunatus, meaning "fortunate; happy; well freighted." In the bible, this is the name of a man who, along with Achaicus and Stephanas, carried a letter from the Corinthians to Paul and back again.
  148. PHOSPHOROS (Φωσφόρος): Greek name meaning "bearer of light." In mythology, this is the name of the personification of the planet Venus. He is also called Eosphoros.
  149. PHOTIOS (Φώτιος): Greek name derived from the element phos, meaning "light."
  150. PHOTIUS: Latin form of Greek Photios, meaning "light."

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