Baby Names Starting with P
Baby names starting with P encompass time-honored, traditional picks along with newer favorites. Mythological Penelope holds the top spot for girls. The classic name increased in use dramatically after celebrities such as Tina Fey and Kourtney Kardashian used it for their daughters. The most popular P name for boys is Parker, a unisex name that is also common among girls. Gender-neutral P names are a substantive mini-trend. In addition to Parker, Peyton, Presley, Phoenix, and Palmer are among the most stylish.
Along with Penelope, other girl names beginning with P in the US Top 400 include Paisley, Piper, Paige, Phoebe, and Paris. Along with Parker, other boy name starting with P in the US Top 400 include Patrick, Preston, Peter, Paxton, and Prince.
Names with the P initial are beloved in the Netherlands, where you can find many unusual-but-usable choices including Puck, Philou, and Petronella for girls and Pim, a diminutive of Willem, for boys. Rare P names with a connection to the natural world include Pepper, Peregrine, Posie, Prairie, and one of our favorite fruit names, Plum.
Explore our complete set of baby names starting with P. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.