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  1. PHRENICOS: Greek name meaning "intelligent." This is the name of the horse of Hiero of Syracuse that won the Olympic prize for single horses in the seventy-third Olympiad.
  2. PHRIXOS (Φρίξος): Greek name derived from the word phrix, meaning "the ripple of water in wind; the shivering of skin from fear." In mythology, this is the name of the twin brother of Helle. The twins were children of Athamus and Nephele.
  3. PHRIXUS: Latin form of Greek Phrixos, meaning "the ripple of water in wind; the shivering of skin from fear." In mythology, this is the name of the twin brother of Helle. The twins were children of Athamus and Nephele.
  4. PHTHA (Φθα): Greek form of Egyptian Ptah, meaning "opener (of the mouth)."
  5. PHUC: South Vietnamese name meaning "blessings, luck."

  6. PHUOC: North Vietnamese form of Phuc, meaning "blessings, luck."

  7. PHYLLIDIS: Latin form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage."
  8. PHYLLIDOS (Φυλλίδος): Masculine form of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
  9. PIARAS: Irish Gaelic form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  10. PICH: Cambodian Khmer unisex name meaning "diamond."
  11. PIER: Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  12. PIERCE: Variant spelling of English Piers, meaning "rock, stone."
  13. PIERO: Italian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  14. PIERRE: French form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  15. PIERRES: Older form of French Pierre, meaning "rock, stone."
  16. PIERS: Middle English form of French Pierres, meaning "rock, stone."
  17. PIET: Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  18. PIETARI: Finnish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  19. PIETER: Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  20. PIETRO: Italian form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  21. PIKA: Hawaiian form of English Peter, meaning "rock, stone."
  22. PILATE: Latin form of Greek Pilatos, possibly meaning "armed with a javelin or pilum," or perhaps contracted from pileatus, meaning "wearing the felt cap." Either way, like Torquatus, the name describes the badge of a slave. In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the fifth (or sixth) Procurator of the Roman emperor in Judea and Samaria. Although he saw that Jesus was innocent, he feared that the Jews would bring an accusation against him before Cæsar for the wrongs he had done them, so he delivered him up to be crucified.
  23. PILATOS (Πιλάτος): Greek name, possibly meaning "armed with a javelin or pilum," or perhaps contracted from pileatus, meaning "wearing the felt cap." Either way, like Torquatus, the name describes the badge of a slave. In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the fifth (or sixth) Procurator of the Roman emperor in Judea and Samaria. Although he saw that Jesus was innocent, he feared that the Jews would bring an accusation against him before Cæsar for the wrongs he had done them, so he delivered him up to be crucified.
  24. PILIB: Irish Gaelic form of Greek Philippos, meaning "lover of horses."
  25. PILIPO: Hawaiian form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
  26. PIM: Pet form of Dutch Willem, meaning "will-helmet."
  27. PINCHAS (פִּנְחָס): Variant spelling of Hebrew Piynechac, a form of Egyptian Panhsj ("the Nubian"), but translated from Hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." 
  28. PING (): Chinese name meaning "stable."
  29. PINO
    1. Italian and Spanish name derived from the word pino, meaning "pine tree." 
    2. Short form of Italian names ending with -pino, such as Crispino, meaning "curly(-headed)." 
  30. PÍO: Spanish form of Latin Pius, meaning "pious."
  31. PIO: Italian and Portuguese form of Latin Pius, meaning "pious."
  32. PIOTR: Polish form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  33. PIP: Pet form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
  34. PIPER: English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from Middle English pipere, meaning "pipe-player."
  35. PIPPIN: English variant of French Pépin, meaning "seed of a fruit."
  36. PIRAN: Proto-Celtic form of Irish Ciarán, meaning "little black one." In use by the Cornish.
  37. PIRIPI: Maori form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
  38. PIRUZ (پیروز): Persian name meaning "victorious."
  39. PISTA: Pet form of Hungarian István, meaning "crowned."
  40. PISTI: Pet form of Hungarian István, meaning "crowned."
  41. PITAMBAR (पीताम्बर): Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements pita "yellow" and ambara "garment," hence "yellow garment."
  42. PITIVO: Possibly a pet form of Romani Pitti, meaning "rock; stone."
  43. PITTI: Possibly a Romani form of Hungarian Peti, meaning "rock; stone."
  44. PIUS: Roman Latin name meaning "pious."
  45. PIVANE: Native American Hopi name meaning "weasel."
  46. PIYABUTR: Thai name meaning "father's son."
  47. PIYNECHAC (פִּינְחָס): Hebrew 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
  48. PJETER: Albanian form of Greek Petros, meaning "rock, stone."
  49. PLACID: English name derived from Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
  50. PLÁCIDO: Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
  51. PLACIDO: Italian form of Latin Placidus, meaning "calm, placid."
  52. PLACIDUS: Late Latin name meaning "calm, placid."
  53. PLAMEN (Пламен): Bulgarian name derived from Slavic plam, meaning "fire, flame." In use by the Romani.
  54. PLATO: Latin form of Greek Platon, meaning "broad, flat; plateau." This is the name of a famous philosopher, and the name of a crater on the moon which was named after him.
  55. PLATON (Πλάτων): Greek name derived from the word platys, meaning "broad, flat; plateau."
  56. PLINIO: Italian form of Roman Plinius, of unknown meaning. In use by the Portuguese and Spanish.
  57. PLINIUS: Roman family name of unknown meaning. 
  58. PLINY: From the Roman family name Plinius, of unknown meaning.
  59. PLOUTARCHOS (Πλούταρχος): Greek name composed of the elements ploutos "riches, wealth" and arche "origin, source," hence "source of wealth."
  60. PLOUTON (Πλούτων): Greek name derived from the word ploutos, meaning "wealth." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the underworld. 
  61. PLUTARCH: From Latin Plutarchus, meaning "source of wealth."
  62. PLUTARCHUS: Latin form of Greek Ploutarchos, meaning "source of wealth."
  63. PLUTO: Latin form of Greek Plouton, meaning "wealth." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the underworld. The planet Pluto was named after him.
  64. PODARGE (Ποδαργη): Greek unisex name meaning "fleet-foot." In mythology, this is the name of several characters: 1) one of the Harpies who was the mother of Balius and Xanthus; 2) another name for the rainbow goddess Iris; and 3) it was Priam's birth name; he changed it after buying his life from Herakles.
  65. PÓL: Irish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
  66. PÒL: Scottish form of Greek Paulos, meaning "small."
  67. POLDI
    1. Pet form of German Luitpold, meaning "people-bold."
    2. Pet form of Italian Leopoldo, meaning "people-bold."
  68. POLDIE: Variant spelling of German Poldi, meaning "people-bold."
  69. POLLUX: Roman form of Latin Polydeuces (Greek Polydeukes), meaning "very sweet." In mythology, Castor ("beaver") and Pollux are the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda and are known as the Dioskouroi ("boys of Zeus") and the Gemini twins.
  70. POLYCARP: Short form of Latin Polycarpus, meaning "fruitful."
  71. POLYCARPUS: Latin form of Greek Polykarpos, meaning "fruitful."
  72. POLYDEUCES: Latin form of Greek Polydeukes, meaning "very sweet." In mythology, Castor ("beaver") and Pollux are the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda and are known as the Dioskouroi ("boys of Zeus") and the Gemini twins.
  73. POLYDEUKES (Πολυδεύκης): Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and deukes "sweet," hence "very sweet." In mythology, Castor ("beaver") and Pollux are the twin sons of Leda and are known as the Gemini twins.
  74. POLYDOROS (Πολύδωρος): Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and doron "gift," hence "bears many gifts." In mythology, this is the name of Priam's youngest son and several other characters.
  75. POLYDORUS: Latin form of Greek Polydoros, meaning "bears many gifts." In mythology, this is the name of Priam's youngest son and several other characters.
  76. POLYKARPOS (Πολύκαρπος): Greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and karpos "fruit," hence "fruitful."
  77. POMPEO: Italian form of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
  78. POMPEIUS: Roman name possibly derived from the Latin word pompa, from Greek pompe, meaning "display, solemn procession." 
  79. POMPEY: English form of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
  80. POMPILIU: Romanian form of Roman Latin Pompilius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
  81. POMPILIUS: Probably a derivative of Roman Latin Pompeius, possibly meaning "display, solemn procession." 
  82. PONCIO: Spanish form of Roman Latin Pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman."
  83. PONS: French form of Roman Latin Pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman."
  84. PONTIOS (Πόντιος): Greek form of Latin Pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman." In the bible, this was the first name of the Prefect of the Roman province of Judea, Pontius Pilate.
  85. PONTIUS: Latin name meaning "of the sea; seaman." In the bible, this was the first name of the Prefect of the Roman province of Judea, Pontius Pilate.
  86. PONTOS (Πόντος): Greek name meaning "sea." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea, the father of Nereus, Phorkys, and other sea-gods.
  87. PONTUS
    1. Latin form of Greek Pontos, meaning "sea." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea, the father of Nereus, Phorkys, and other sea-gods.
    2. Scandinavian form of Greek Pontios, meaning "of the sea; seaman."
  88. PONZIO: Italian form of Roman Latin Pontius, meaning "of the sea; seaman."
  89. PORFIRIO: Italian and Spanish form of Greek Porphyrios, meaning "purple."
  90. PORPHYRIOS (Πορφύριος): Greek name derived from the word porphyra, meaning "purple."
  91. PORPHYRIUS: Latin form of Greek Porphyrios, meaning "purple."
  92. PORPHYRY: Short form of Latin Porphyrius, meaning "purple."
  93. PORCIUS: Roman family name, meaning "pig."
  94. PORTER: English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "doorkeeper."
  95. PORTUMNUS: Variant form of Roman Portunus, meaning "of the harbor." In mythology, this is the name of a sea god equated with Greek Palaemon.

  96. PORTUNUS: Roman name meaning "of the harbor." In mythology, this is the name of a sea god equated with Greek Palaemon.

  97. POSEIDÔN (Ποσειδῶν): Greek name probably derived from pósis, meaning "lord, husband." In mythology, this is the name of a god of horses and the sea, known as the "earth-shaker." He is equated with Roman Neptune
  98. POSEIDON: Latin form of Greek Poseidôn, meaning "lord, husband." In mythology, this is the name of a god of horses and the sea, known as the "earth-shaker." He is equated with Roman Neptune
  99. POSEIDONIOS (Ποσειδώνιος): Greek name meaning "of Poseidon."
  100. POSIDONIOS: Variant spelling of Greek Poseidonios, meaning "of Poseidon."
  101. POSIDONIUS: Latin form of Greek Posidonios, meaning "of Poseidon." A crater on the moon was given this name.
  102. POUL: Danish form of Latin Paulos, meaning "small."
  103. POWWAW: Native American Algonquin name meaning "priest."
  104. PRABHAKAR (प्रभाकर): Hindi name meaning "light-maker; sun." 
  105. PRABHAT (प्रभात): Hindi name meaning "dawn."
  106. PRABHU (प्रभु): Hindi name meaning "creator; powerful."
  107. PRABODH (प्रबोध): Hindi name meaning "good advice."
  108. PRABODHAN: Hindi name meaning "knowledge."
  109. PRADEEP (प्रदीप): Hindi name meaning "shine."
  110. PRAKASH (प्रकाश): Hindi name meaning "light."
  111. PRAMOD (प्रमोद): Hindi name meaning "happiness, joy."
  112. PRANAV (प्रणव): Hindi name meaning "Om," the sacred syllable.
  113. PRANAY (प्रणय): Hindi name meaning "romance."
  114. PRANCIŠKUS: Lithuanian form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
  115. PRASAD (प्रसाद): Hindi name meaning "offering to God."
  116. PRASANNA (प्रसन्न): Hindi name meaning "pleased."
  117. PRASUTAGUS: Celtic name of a king of the Iceni and husband of Boudica
  118. PRATAP (प्रताप): Hindi name meaning "dignity, majesty."
  119. PRAXIS (Πράξις): Greek name meaning "practice," "exercise," or "action."
  120. PRAXITELES (Πραξιτέλης): Greek name composed of the elements praxis "action, exercise, practice," and telos "aim, goal."
  121. PREBEN: Contracted form of Danish Predbjørn, meaning "magnificent bear."
  122. PREDBJØRN: Modern form of Old Danish Pridbjørn, meaning "magnificent bear." 
  123. PREDRAG (Предраг): Serbian name, probably composed of the Slavic elements prid "foremost, leading" and drag "dear, precious," hence "most precious one." 
  124. PREK: Albanian name meaning "touch."
  125. PREM (प्रेम): Hindi name meaning "love."
  126. PREMISLAS: Anglicized form of Latin Premislaus, meaning "cunning."
  127. PREMISLAUS: Latin form of Polish Przemysł, meaning "cunning." 
  128. PŘEMYSL: Czech form of Polish Przemysł, meaning "cunning." 
  129. PREMYSLAS: Anglicized form of Latin Premislaus, meaning "cunning."
  130. PRESTON: English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of numerous places composed of the Old English elements preost "priest" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "priest's settlement."
  131. PRIAM (Πρίαμ): Short form of Greek Priamos, possibly meaning "exceptionally courageous." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Troy.
  132. PRIAMOS (Πρίαμος): Greek name, possibly derived from the Luwian compound priimuua, meaning "exceptionally courageous." Luwian is closely related to Hittite. In mythology, this is the name of a king of Troy.
  133. PRICE: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Middle English element pris, meaning "price" or "prize." 
  134. PRIDBJØRN: Old Danish name composed of the Old Norse elements prýðr "magnificent, stately" and bjørn "bear," hence "magnificent bear." Equated with Slavic Pridbor.
  135. PRIDBOR: Slavic name composed of the elements prid "first, foremost" and bor "battle," hence "foremost warrior."
  136. PRIMITIVUS: Roman name meaning "first-formed."
  137. PRIMO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Primus, meaning "first."
  138. PRIMOŽ: Slovene form of Latin Primus, meaning "first."
  139. PRIMUS: Late Latin name meaning "first."
  140. PRINCE: English name derived from the title, prince, from Latin princeps, meaning "chief, first." 
  141. PRISCUS: Roman family name, meaning "ancient."
  142. PRITBOR: Wendish form of Slavic Pridbor, meaning "foremost warrior." 
  143. PROCHOROS (Πρόχορος): Greek name meaning "leader of the dance." In the bible, this is the name of one of the seven deacons chosen by the church at Jerusalem.
  144. PROCHORUS: Latin form of Greek Prochoros, meaning "leader of the dance." In the bible, this is the name of one of the seven deacons chosen by the church at Jerusalem.
  145. PROCOPIUS: Latin form of Greek Prokopios, meaning "advance, progress."
  146. PROINSIAS: Irish Gaelic form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
  147. PROINNTEACH: Irish name composed of the Gaelic elements proinn "banquet" and teach "hall, house," denoting a "generous person." 
  148. PROKHOR (Прохор): Russian form of Greek Prochoros, meaning "leader of the dance."
  149. PROKOPIOS (Προκόπιος): Greek name derived from the word prokope, meaning "advance, progress."
  150. PROKOPIY (Прокопий): Russian form of Greek Prokopios, meaning "advance, progress."

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