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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.

Paula is a feminine given name and a family name.
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:
Panorea is a female name of Greek origin. It is also sometimes used as an adjective.
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).
Paraskevi (in the Greek Παρασκευή, Paraskevi) is a female given name, there are many variants (Praskovie, Praskovya, Paraskeva, Pascha, Petka, Pyatnitsa, Pyetka, Paraskevoula, Voula...)
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).
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).
Philine is a feminine given name.

In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.

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