Perry

Origin: English, Welsh Meaning: an English surname meaning “pear tree”. It’s also a Welsh surname from ap Herry meaning “son of Herry”, the later a medieval English form of Henry meaning “home ruler”. Perry or Peri is also a short form of Peregrine meaning “traveler, stranger” or “pilgrim”. Spelled Perri, it becomes an Italian surname derived from…

Piers

Origin: English, Medieval French Meaning: a medieval form of Peter from Greek Petros meaning “stone”. Piers is also the plural form of pier. Pier also happens to be the Dutch form of Peter, as well as being the English term for a raised structure extending from land over water and usually used as a landing place…

Perimede

Origin: Greek Meaning: from Greek peri meaning “around”, “exceedingly” and medos  meaning “plans” or “schemes” ultinateky meaning “surrounded by schemes” or “around schemes”. Perimede is the name of several minor figures in Greek mythology, as well as another name for Agamede, a witch mentioned in the Iliad as someone who knew the healing powers of every plant…

Porfirio

Origin: Greek Meaning: the Italian and Spanish form of Greek Porphyrios, derived from Greek porphyra meaning “purple dye”. Porfiria is the feminine form of the name. Variants: Porphyrios (Ancient Greek); Porphyry (Greek); Porfiry (Russian)

Perun

Origin: Slavic Meaning: “thunder”. I’ve also seen it listed as coming from an Indo-European root word parg meaning “to strike, to slay”, or perhaps coming from another Proto-Indo-European root word perku “oak”. In Slavic mythology, Perun is the god of thunder and lightning and the highest god in the Slavic pantheon. He’s also associated with the oak tree.

Pandora

Origin: Greek Πανδωρα (Greek) Meaning: from Greek elements pan “all” and doron “gift” meaning “all gifted” or “all giving”. In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first mortal woman created by the gods for the Titan Prometheus, who had stolen fire and given it to the humans. Displeased with this, Zeus and the other gods created Pandora, each giving…

Phyllis

Origin: Greek Φυλλις (Greek) Meaning: foliage In Greek mythology, Phyllis was the daughter of a king of Thrace who was in love with Demephon (or Acamas in some versions), who promised to return to her on a certain day. When he didn’t, she killed herself and was transformed into an almond tree. Variants: Phillis, Phyliss

Phoebe

Origin: Greek Φοιβη (Greek) Phoibe Meaning: the name has been associated with  Greek phoibos meaning “bright, light, radiant”, phoibaô “to purify” or phoibazô “to give prophesy”. Variants: Phoibe, Phebe, Phoibe; Phoebus (m) In Greek mythology, Phoebe was a Titan, goddess of the moon and the consort of her brother Coeus with whom she had two children, Asteria…

Peregrine

Origin: Latin Meaning: from Latin Peregrinus meaning “traveler, stranger” or “pilgrim”, the latter referring to those who went on pilgramages. Peregrina is the strictly feminine form of the name. Peregrine is also the name of the Peregrine falcon. Variants: Peregrinus, Pellegrino (Italian), Peregrin, Peregrina (f)

Pavo

Origin: Croatian, Latin Meaning: a short form of masculine name Pavao, the Croatian form of Paul meaning “small” or “humble”. Pavo is also Latin for “peacock”, which is what makes it a unisex name in my opinion. Pavo is also the name of a constellation.

Pax

  Origin: Latin, English Meaning: it means “peace” in Latin, the name of the Roman goddess of peace in Roman mythology. It could also be a variant spelling of an English surname, Packs or Pachs referring to a place name Pacca, as well as from Old French pasques meaning “Easter”. Pax is also an English word  meaning peace.

Poe

Origin: English Meaning: peacock. A surname that originally derived as a nickname for a vain person. Mr. Poe is a banker and the guardian of the Baudelaire children after the death of their parents, and was a rather bad one at that.

Paden

Origin: Irish, Scottish, English Meaning: I’ve seen it described as a modern invention using the popular aden suffix but it also has a long history as a surname as well. It could be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Páidín meaning “son of Páidín”, Páidín being a pet form of Pádraig/Patrick (Patrician/nobleman). It could also be a…

Petros

  Origin: Greek, Armenian Πετρος (Greek) Պետրոս (Armenian) Meaning: Greek and Armenian form of Peter meaning “stone”

Palmer

Origin: English, Latin Meaning: from an English surname meaning “pilgrim” denoting those who had gone on a pilgramage to the Holy Land. It comes from Latin palma meaning “palm tree”

Payton

Origin: English Meaning: variant spelling of Peyton meaning “Paega’s town” from Old English Variants: Peyton

Pernell

  Meaning: variant of Parnell, which either comes from Old French meaning “little Peter” or it’s a vernacular form of Latin Petronia, the feminine form of Petronius meaning “yokel” Variants: Parnell, Parnel (f)

Paloma

Origin: Spanish Meaning: dove

Pierrick

Origin: French, Breton Meaning: Breton diminutive form of Pierre, itsef the French form of Peteter meaning “stone”