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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.

Palanivel (Tamil: பழனிவேல்) is an Indian given name for males. People named Palanivel include:
Pallav (पल्लव in Sanskrit Language) means a "newborn leaf" of any tree. The word is commonly associated with masculine usage. It is used (not very commonly) as names in the Indian subcontinent. Pallavi, which is used more commonly as a feminine name, is derived from Sanskrit word Pallav. Kopal{alt: Konpal} (कोंपल) is also synonymous to 'Pallav', but is often used as a feminine name.
Pankaj is a Hindu given name, common in Nepal and India. It has its roots in the Sanskrit word paṅkaja which refers to the lotus flower. The word is a compound of paṅka 'mud' and the suffix -ja 'born from, growing in'. The associated symbolism is of the lotus that is born in mud and blossoms after arising from mud. The lotus flower is also the national flower of India and is considered to be a symbol of Buddhist teaching (cf. Nalanda).
Phani may refer to ' Awakened Kundalini '
It means joy or happiness in Sanskrit and is one of the names of the Hindu god Vishnu.
Pranab is an Indian name, common among Assamese, Bengalis, Odias and Nepalis.
Pratul may refer to–
It is 3 syllables long and is pronounced 'p-riyabra- ta, pri ya(b)-ra ta'. The name Priyabrata or slight variations of Priyabrata are seen in the origins Indian
Prakash is a common given name in Asian, Hindu, Sanskrit names and widely used in Nepal, India and Sri Lanka. Prakash, is generally used as a masculine name. It is pronounced Pra-kash. The word Prakash is derived from the Sanskrit word "prakāśa", literally meaning "Bright light" or "Sun light" or "Moon light" or simply "Light". Metaphorically, it designates the person as a source of enlightenment or wisdom. From the Sanskrit 'pra' meaning "forth" and 'kāśa' meaning "shining." Hence the meaning "luminous; shining forth". Hindu given names are from Sanskrit. Given names derive from a number of sources including Religion, Nature, family names and Sanskrit vocabulary words. Sacred Hindu texts are the source of most names. And these names generally contain a given name followed by some Number of secondary names. Secondary names are often patronyms, names derived from the Father, grandfather or other paternal ancestor, village names, occupation names, or names of Gods.

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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