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Cool Baby Names That Start With P

P, as in Peter, Paul, and....uh.... Patty, was a ubiquitous first initial at the middle of the last century. It's been keeping a low profile for a while now, but there are a lot of cool baby names that start with P. Here, our picks.
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  • Pablo

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    Pablo, the commonly used Spanish version of Paul, has the added bonus of some fantastic artistic bearers: painter Picasso, cellist Casals, and poet Neruda.  Read More 

  • Pace

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    Calm, straightforward, patrician sounding: Pace is one new-style name that's well grounded.  Read More 

  • Paloma

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    Paloma is vibrant and ruby-lipped a la jewelry designer Paloma Picasso, but also suggesting peace, as symbolized by the dove: Paloma is a highly recommended striking but soft name. Salma Hayak use... Read More 

  • Pandora

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    Pandora has occasionally been used by the British gentry (for girls with brothers who might be called Peregrine) but is rarely heard here, probably because Pandora was the mythological first woman ... Read More 

  • Pansy

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    Pansy is an early floral name that lost credibility when it became a derogatory slang term for gays. Better these days: Posy or Poppy. Read More 

  • Pascal

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    The French-accented Pascal was historically used for sons born at Easter, and can make an interesting choice for a boy with Gallic roots arriving around that holiday. Pascal has a number of notab... Read More 

  • Patience

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    Patience is a passive virtue turned engaging name, fresher than Hope, Faith, or even Charity. After slumbering along at the bottom of the Top 1000 for decades, Patience is beginning to climb the l... Read More 

  • Patrice

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    Patrice is a more modern-sounding and polished unisex alternative to Patricia.  Read More 

  • Patrick

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    Patrick, long tied to a hyper-Irish image, is enjoying something of a renaissance as a stylish classic, as it has long been considered in England. Along with such choices as Charles and George, Pat... Read More 

  • Patsy

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    Sassy, spunky name used for the mostly Irish jump-roping pigtailed girls of the thirties and forties -- and some Irish and Italian boys as well.  Read More 

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