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Cool Baby Names That Start with P

PlaxicoHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "peaceful"
  • Description:

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress brought this name, which was inherited from an uncle, into the mix, adding to the category of names with peaceful meanings.

PowellHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "son of Howell"
  • Description:

    Powerful surname choice with many distinguished bearers, fresher sounding than Parker.

PhilouHeart

  • Origin:

    Dutch
  • Meaning:

    "love"
  • Description:

    This Dutch name stems from the Greek root word "philos" meaning "love". It is relatively common in the Netherlands.

ParsonHeart

  • Origin:

    English occupational name
  • Meaning:

    "clergyman"
  • Description:

    The name Parson might have seemed ridiculous even a few years ago, but when Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe named their son Deacon, they opened up a whole new field of ecclesiastical cool. Bishop, Priest, and Pastor are other possibilities.

PendletonHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "overhanging settlement"
  • Description:

    Pembroke's brother.

PlatoHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "broad-shouldered"
  • Description:

    The name of one of the greatest Western philosophers is often used as a first name in its land of origin, Greece, and would make a really interesting, thought-provoking choice here. It is remembered here as the nickname of the memorable character played by Sal Mineo in the classic film "Rebel Without a Cause."

PlacidoHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian and Spanish
  • Meaning:

    "serene"
  • Description:

    Opera star Domingo was responsible for giving this popular Latin name its green card. It was commonly used by early Christians to convey their serenity in the faith, and it was borne by several minor saints.

PrewittHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "brave little one"
  • Description:

    Common surname rarely used as a first.

ProvidenceHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "divine protection or care"
  • Description:

    A Puritanical virtue name and also a place name, belonging to the state capital of Rhode Island and several other towns and cities in the US.

PattersonHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "son of Peter"
  • Description:

    Patterson is an upscale name worth considering if you're looking to continue a line of Peters, but soundalike Paterson is a downscale city in New Jersey.

PortlandHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "land near the port"
  • Description:

    There are two lovely Portlands, in Maine and Oregon, but not many babies with their name.

PemmaHeart

  • Origin:

    Tibetan
  • Meaning:

    "lotus flower"
  • Description:

    Variation of Pema.

PritiHeart

  • Origin:

    Sanskrit
  • Meaning:

    "pleasure, joy"
  • Description:

    A popular female name in India, Priti (or Preeti) is a sweet and pretty-sounding option.

PrattHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "trick, craft"
  • Description:

    In British slang, a "prat" is an idiot -- enough said.

PevensieHeart

  • Origin:

    Literary and surname name
  • Description:

    This rare English surname's most famous bearers are Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie: the four siblings who are the protagonists of C. S. Lewis' Narnia books. It probably derives from Pevensey, the name of the bay in East Sussex, England where William the Conqueror landed in 1066.

PenzanceHeart

  • Origin:

    Cornish
  • Meaning:

    "holy headland"
  • Description:

    Penzance is a port town at the very tip of Cornwall. With its associations with operetta and pirates, Penzance packs quite a bit of zip for a name.