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First Name Directory - Starting with P




This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.


Padmavati
Padmāvatī may refer to:
Palmira
Palmira is a female given name of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese origin. The first name is used occasionally in Lithuania and of Switzerland.
Paloma
Paloma is a female given name, derived from Latin "palumbus" which means Dove; a symbol of Peace. The name also can be understood as The Holy Spirit symbolized in this bird. Palomma, using double "m", comes from a Neapolitan dialect, made famous in the song "Palomma 'e notte" written by Di Giacomo and Buongiovanni in 1906.
Pam
Pam is a feminine given name.
Pamela
Pamela is a feminine given name.
Pamuk
Pamuk is a Turkish female given name and family name. Translated means "Cotton" Pamuk and transfer also "gently", "white" and "soft", such as the cotton itself.
Panagiotis
Panagiotis or Panayiotis (Greek: Παναγιώτης), "Παν" (all) "άγιος" (holy or saint) suffix "-της" (which can mean "of the"), is a common male Greek name. It derives from the Greek epithet Panagia or Panayia ("All-Holy") for the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. The feminine form of the name is Panagiota or Panayiota (Παναγιὡτα). Both share the name day with Maria, Mario, Mary, Despoina (or Despina) and all their diminutives on the Dormition of the Theotokos on 15 August. There are many diminutives of Panagiotis such as Panos (Πάνος), Panagis/Panayis (Παναγής), Takis (Τάκης, from the diminutive Panagiotakis or Panayiotakis), Panikos (Πανίκος, in Cyprus), while Panagiota or Panayiota is commonly reduced to Giota or Yiota (Γιώτα).
Pannonique
Panorea
Panorea is a female name of Greek origin. It is also sometimes used as an adjective.
Paola
Papina
Papina is a feminine given name.
Parascève
Paraskevi (in the Greek Παρασκευή, Paraskevi) is a female given name, there are many variants (Praskovie, Praskovya, Paraskeva, Pascha, Petka, Pyatnitsa, Pyetka, Paraskevoula, Voula...)
Paraskeva
Paraskevi
Paraskevi (Greek: Παρασκευή, Paraskeuē, literally "Preparation", and also the name of the "day of preparation" for the Sabbath, i.e. Friday) is a female given name. Greek-language vαriations include Paraskevoula (Παρασκευούλα), Voula (Βούλα), Vivi (Βιβή), Evi (Έβη), etc. The male equivalent is Paraskevas (Παρασκευάς).
Parastou
Paris
Parlak
Parlak (Turkish: "shiny, bright";) "excellent") is a Turkish female given name and family name.
Parvati
Parvati (Devanagari : पार्वती pārvatī) is a Hindu/Sanskrit Indian feminine given name, which comes from the name of the goddess Parvati. Alternative spellings include Parvathy and Parvathi.
Pascale
Pascale is a common Francophone given name, the feminine for the name Pascal. The same spelling is also the Italian form of the masculine name Pascal, and an Italian surname derived from the given name.
Pasquale
Pasqualino
Pat
Pat is a feminine given name.
Patricia
Patricia /pəˈtrɪʃə/ is a common female given name of Latin origin. Derived from the Latin word patrician, meaning "noble", the masculine form of the name is Patrick. The name Patricia was the second most common female name in the United States according to the 1990 US Census.[verification needed]
Patricija
Ravi is a Lithuanian female given name, derived from Patricius, a forma by Patricia.
Patrizia
Patsy
Patsy is a given name often used as a diminutive of the feminine given name Patricia or sometimes the masculine name Patrick, or occasionally other names containing the syllable "Pat" or "Pet" (such as Cleopatra, Patience, or Patrice). Among Italian-Americans, it is often used as a pet name for Pasquale.
Paula
Paula is a feminine given name and a family name.
Paule
Paule is both a feminine given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:
Paulette
Paulette (po-LET) is the French feminine given name diminutive of the French/English/German given name Pauline, a derivative of the Latin Paulina, from the Roman family name Paulus, meaning "small" or "humble". The masculine given name Paul comes from the same cognate. It is uncommon as a surname. People with the name "Paulette" include:
Paulina
Paulina is a feminine given name.
Pauline
Pauline is a female given name. It was originally the French form of Paulina, a female version of Paulinus, a variant of Paulus meaning the little, hence the younger.
Pavla
Pavla is the Czech form of the given name Paula. Pavla may refer to:
Pazanne
Pazanne is an outdated female given name used in the region of Nantes. It refers to a Saint of Spanish origin, Sainte Pazanne, which owes its name to the municipality of Sainte-Pazanne.
Pádraigín
Pádraigín is a feminine given name in the Irish language. The name is a feminine form of Pádraig. It can be rendered into English as Patricia.
Pálma
Palma is a Hungarian female given name.
Päivi
Päivi is a Finnish female given name. He comes from the Finnish word Päivä (on German: day) off. The name in Finland for the first time in 1901 officially awarded, in the late 1950s and 1960s Päivi was the most popular female given name in Finland. In the Finnish cover version Poika Päivi nimeltä Päivi by Leevi and the Leavings of the country classic A Boy Named Sue is for typical's maiden name.
Pécine
Pecine is an outdated female name used Brittany and Poitou region. It refers to a Saint of Spanish origin, Sainte Pecine. It is celebrated on June 26.
Pélagie
Pétronille
Pınar
Pınar is a common feminine Turkish given name. In Turkish, "Pınar" means "Spring" (of water), and/or "Fountain".
Pegah
Pegeen
Pegeen is the anglicized spelling of an Irish given name, meaning "pearl", and may refer to:
Peggy
Peggy is a feminine given name.
Pelin
Pelin is a Turkish given name for females. People named Pelin include:
Penelope
Penelope is a feminine given name.
Pepe
Perdita
Perihan
Perihan is a Turkish female given name of Persian origin meaning "Queen of the fairies".
Pernilla
Pernilla is a Swedish female given name derived from Petronella, and may refer to:


Pernille
Pernille is a Danish and Norwegian female given name derived from Petronella. Pernilla is the Swedish form of the name.
Perrine
Perrine is both used as a given name and as a surname. The name is derived from the French word pierre, stone. Notable people with the name include:
Pervin
Pervin is a given name. Notable people with the name include:
Petek
Petek is a Turkish female name, meaning "the honeycomb".
Petra
Petra is a feminine given name.
Petre
Petrissa
Petronella
Petronella is a feminine given name. He is the Italian diminutive of Petronia.
Petunia
Petunia is a feminine given name.
Petya
Petya or Petia (Петя) is a Bulgarian female given name. It is of Slavic origin.
Pexine
Pexine is an outdated female name used in Brittany and Lusignan. It refers to a Saint of Spanish origin, Sainte-Pexine, which owes its name to the municipality of Sainte-Pexine. It is celebrated on June 26.
Pezenne
Pezenne is an outdated female given name was used in the region of Poitou. It refers to a Saint of Spanish origin, Sainte Pezenne, a district of Niort was also named of a former municipality of Sainte-Pezenne now.
Phanita
Phanita is an Indian female name. It is also common in Thailand and Indonesia. The Sanskrit meaning of the word is inspissated juice of the sugarcane. Kautilya's Arthshastra mentions use of Phanita in the preparation of alcohol. In addition, Ayurvedic literature such as Sushruta Samhita describes usage of Phanita in theraupetic preparations.
Philine
Philine is a feminine given name.
Philippa
Philippa is a given name meaning "lover of horses" or "horses' friend". Common alternative spellings include Filippa, Phillipa and, less often, Filipa. It is the feminine form of the masculine name Philip. It is composed of the Greek elements philein (to love) and hippos (horse), and is derived from the name of Alexander the Great's father, the ancient Greek king, Philip II of Macedon (aka Philippos, Filippos, and Pilipos), who was an avid horse lover. The name is commonly shortened to the nicknames Pippa, Pippy, and Pip. Notable people with the name Philippa include:
Philippine
Philomena
Philomena is a feminine given name.
Phoebe
Phoebe or Phebe is a female given name (Ancient Greek: Φοίβη), feminine form of the male name Phoebus, meaning "bright and shining" deriving from Greek 'Phoebus' (Φοίβος).
Pia
Pia
Pierret
Pikria
Pikria (George ფიქრია) is a given name. On the Arabian peninsula, he is used as a male first name in Georgia as a female first name.
Pilar
Pilar is a feminine Spanish language given name; traditionally short for "Maria del Pilar". It may refer to:
Pinar
Pınar is a Turkish female name, meaning "The source". The name also in the case of Pinar can occur outside Turkey.
Piper
Pippa
Pirjo
Pirjo is a Finnish female given name. Its nameday is celebrated on the 7th of October. It began to be used in the 1920s, and it reached its peak of popularity in the 1940s and 1950s. As of 2013 there are 34,650 women with this name in Finland.
Pirkko
Pirkko is a feminine given name.
Piroschka
Crystal and Piroska is a Hungarian female given name.
Piroska
Crystal and Piroska is a Hungarian female given name. Piroska comes from the Latin first name Prisca, it was Piriska, and later Piroska in Hungary. O'Neal originally means: the venerable, the beautiful, the magnificent. The old Hungarian word of Piros influenced probably also change.
Pitère
Pitere is an outdated female name used in Brittany. It refers to a Saint of Spanish origin, Sainte Pitere gave his name, the Church of Sainte-Pitere, le Tréhou.
Polina
Polly
Poloma
Poloma is a feminine given name.
Poonam
Poonam (hindi: पूनम) is an Hindu/Sanskrit Indian popular feminine given name, which means "full moon".
Pranė
Pranė is a Lithuanian feminine name. The male form is pranas.
Pranvera
Pranvera is an Albanian female given name. It is derived from the Albanian word pranverë meaning spring.
Pratibha
Pratibha (hindi : प्रतिभा) is a Hindu/Sanskrit Indian feminine given name, which means "genius", "ingenuity", "light", "intelligence" and "splendour"
Preeti
Preeti , also: Preety, Preity or Priti (hindi : प्रीती) is a Hindu/Sanskrit Indian popular feminine given name, which means "pleasure", "joy" and "love".
Prescilla
Prescilla is a feminine given name.
Prija
Prija is a female given name. It originates from Slavic mythology as the name of the goddess of good wishes.
Prisca
Priska (also Prisca) is a female given name. Translated the name from the Latin with "The venerable" is. It is called also "beauty" or "the splendid" etc. These forms are more prevalent in Germany, since the name Prisca comes from the Saint Prisca. Also the Saint Priscus was known. You can find this name more often in the Black Forest, and in France.
Priscilla
Priscilla is an English female given name adopted from the Roman Prisca, derived from the Latin priscus . One suggestion is that it is intended to bestow long life on the bearer.[citation needed]
Priska
Priya
Priyanka
Priyanka is a popular female given name in Hindu and Buddhist cultures. It is a name derived from the Sanskrit word 'Priyanker' or 'Priyankar' meaning, someone or something that is amiable; lovable, or makes you happy. In its adverb form it can also mean endearing behavior, for example an act of showing kindness or happiness or excitement; or kind agree-ability.
Prune
Prune is a feminine given name.
Puja
Pulchérie
Pulchérie is a feminine given name.





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