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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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  • Persia

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    Despite -- or because of -- the country's name change, still retains the brilliant coloration of an ancient Persian miniature.  Read More 

  • Persis

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    Parents seeking a distinctive New Testament name might consider this one. Adopted by some Puritans in the seventeenth century, Persis was used in the William Dean Howells novel The Rise of Silas La... Read More 

  • Petal

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    Petal is the soft and sweet-smelling name of a character in the novel and film, The Shipping News . With the rise of such flower names as Poppy and Posy, we believe Petal - down-to-earth yet exotic... Read More 

  • Petra

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    An exotic Greek name with something of a Slavic feel, Petra is a relatively recent feminization of Peter, though it relates back to an incredible ancient city in Jordan that was rediscovered in the... Read More 

  • Petronelle

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  • Phaedra

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    This name of a tragic figure in Greek mythology, the daughter of King Minos, sister of Ariadne and wife of Theseus, has a mysterious and intriguing appea, and would make a dramatic choicel. Phae... Read More 

  • Phelan

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    Phelan, pronounced FAY-lan or FEE-lan, is an appealing Irish surname name, with a rich history in Irish myth and religious and secular life. One bearer was a fiercely loyal follower of the legendar... Read More 

  • Philippa

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    Philippa is a prime example of a boy's name adapted for girls that was common as crumpets in Cornwall, but rarely heard stateside, never having appeared in the Top 1000. That was before the advent... Read More 

  • Philippe

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    Philippe, pronounced fill-EEP, is Philip with Gallic flair.  Read More 

  • Philo

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    Could Philo be the next Milo? We love the o ending and sweet meaning of this dynamic and distinctive Greek name, often used in literature, but never particularly popular. The ancient Philo (aka P... Read More 

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