50 Best Baby Names That Start With The Letter P

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Whether you're helping a friend decide on baby names, expecting a little one of your own, or planning far into the future for your perfect baby name, finding the name that fits can be challenging. But sometimes, the name may start with a particular letter; in this case, the letter P.

We have compiled a list of unique baby names and everything you need to know about them. With popular names like Pallas, Phoenix, Peta and more, we have sifted through names from every origin to help you pick the best one for your bundle of joy.


If you're looking for a name that has deep meaning, these are some of our favorites.

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1. Paisley

Origin: Scottish

Meaning: A particularly patterned, usually colorful fabric first produced in Paisley, Scotland

2. Pallas

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Another name for Athena, Goddess of wisdom

3. Paloma

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Dove

4. Pamela

Origin: English

Meaning: Possibly derived form the Greek word "pan," meaning all and "meli" meaning honey

5. Pandora

Origin: Greek

Meaning: All gifted

6. Panteha

Origin: Persian

Meaning: Name of a princess

7. Parca

Origin: Latin


Meaning: Named for the furies; myth name for a jewel

8. Parisa

Origin: Persian

Meaning: Like a fairy

9. Parker

Origin: English

Meaning: Park keeper

10. Pascala

Origin: French

Meaning: Born at Easter

11. Patricia

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Noble, patrician; feminine form of Patrick

12. Paula

Origin: Latin 

Meaning: Small


13. Paz

Origin: Hebrew and Spanish

Meaning: Golden, peace

14. Penelope

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Bobbin worker, weaver; faithful wife of Odysseus during the Trojan War

15. Peony

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Flower known for its medicinal powers; from Greek Paion, the physician of the gods

16. Peta

Origin: Native American

Meaning: Golden eagle

17. Petra

Origin: German; Greek

Meaning: Rock; feminine variant of Peter

18. Pheobe

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Sparkling

19. Peyton

Origin: English

Meaning: Warrior’s village

20. Pomona

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Apple, Roman goddess of fruit tree and fertility 

21. Priscilla

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Archaic, ancient; feminine variant of Roman name Priscus


22. Prudence

Origin: English

Meaning: Derived from the Latin word "prudens," meaning good judgement

23. Phoenix

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Dark red

24. Poloma

Origin: Native American

Meaning: Bow

25. Pansy

Origin: English and French

Meaning: Flower name from the French word "pensee," meaning though

26. Paco

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Free one

27. Palash

Origin: Hindi

Meaning: Flowering tree

28. Palmer

Origin: English

Meaning: Pilgrim bearing a palm branch

29. Pascal

Origin: French and Hebrew

Meaning: Born at Passover or Easter; to celebrate the birth of a child during either spring holiday

30. Patrick

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Noble, patrician

31. Paul

Origin: Latin 


Meaning: Little

32. Paxton

Origin: English

Meaning: From the peaceful or settlement

33. Penn

Origin: English

Meaning: From the enclosure

34. Per

Origin: Swedish

Meaning: Rock

35. Perry

Origin: English

Meaning: Pear tree; a nickname for the Latin Peregrine

36. Pert

Origin: Celtic

Meaning: From the thorn bush or thicket

37. Phelan

Origin: Celtic

Meaning: Wolf

38. Philip

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Lovers of horses; was one of the twelve apostles; this name has been borne by numerous kings of Spain, France and Macedonia

39. Pili

Origin: Egyptian

Meaning: Second born

40. Placido

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Tranquil

41. Powell

Origin: Welsh

Meaning: A contraction of Ap Howell, meaning son of Howell


42. Prescott

Origin: English

Meaning: From the priest’s cottage

43. Presley

Origin: English

Meaning: From the priest’s meadow

44. Preston

Origin: English

Meaning: From the priest’s estate

45. Pax

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Peace

46. Peter

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Rock

47. Philihert

Origin: Teutonic

Meaning: Sharp–willed

48. Ponce

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Fifth

49. Puck

Origin: English

Meaning: Elf

50. Pastors

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Shepherdess

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In addition to these unique baby names starting with the letter "P," we've also added a list of the top girls names, boys names, and overall top names of 2019. Hopefully, they provide more inspiration in your search for the perfect moniker.


Top 5 girls names for 2018

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Isla
  4. Emily
  5. Ava

Top 5 boys names for 2018

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Elijah
  4. Logan
  5. Mason

Top 100 names of 2019

1. Emma

2. Liam

3. Noah

4. Olivia

5. Ava

6. Isabella

7. Sophia

8. Elijah

9. Logan

10. Mia

11. Mason

12. James

13. Aiden

14. Ethan

15. Lucas

16. Jacob

17. Michael

18. Matthew

19. Benjamin

20. Amelia

21. Charolette

22. Alexander

23. William

24. Daniel

25. Jayden

26. Oliver

27. Carter

28. Sebastian

29. Joseph

30. David

31. Abigail

32. Emily

33. Gabriel

34. Julian

35. Jackson

36. Anthony

37. Harper

38. Evelyn

39. Dylan

40. Wyatt

41. Madison

42. Grayson

43. Isaiah

44. Christopher

45. Joshua

46. Victoria

47. Christian

48. Samuel

49. Andrew

50. Mateo

51. Sofia

52. Jaxon


53. Josiah

54. John

55. Scarlett


56. Luke

57. Aria

58. Ryan

59. Elizabeth

60. Camila

61. Nathan

62. Layla

63. Isaac

64. Owen

65. Ella

66. Henry

67. Levi

68. Aaron

69. Caleb

70. Chloe

71. Zoey

72. Jeremiah

73. Lincoln

74. Landon

75. Adrian

76. Hunter

77. Eli

78. Penelope

79. Skylar

80. Jonathan

81. Thomas

82. Jack

83. Jordan

84. Connor

85. Brayden

86. Cameron

87. Grace

88. Bryce

89. Mila

90. Lillian

91. Aaliyah

92. Jose

93. Lily

94. Paisley

95. Xavier

96. Dominic

97. Bella

98. Nicholas

99. Brooklyn

100. Savannah

Names and their meanings courtesy of Mom365.com and Babble.com

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