416 Boy Names That Start With P (with Meanings and Popularity)

416 Boy Names That Start With P (with Meanings and Popularity)

Boy names that start with P all have a certain peppiness to them, no matter what their origin or style: think Pedro, Pax, Porter, Prince...

In the US, the top-ranking P name for boys is Parker, which just squeaks onto the Top 100.

Along with Parker, other P names for boys in the US Top 400 are Patrick, Peter, Paxton, Paul, Phoenix, Preston, and Prince.

Along with Parker and Patrick, vintage P-starting male names like Peter, Paul, Philip and Percy rank among the UK's Top 400 boy names.

Similarly classic are the top P boy names in Spain: Pablo, Pedro, Pau and Pol. And in the Netherlands, cute P names Pepijn and Pim come out on top.

Quirky boy names beginning with P have been chosen by famous parents Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (Pax), Julia Roberts and Danny Moder (Phinnaeus), and Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf (Pilot). Other unique P-starting boy names we recommend include upstanding picks like Peregrine, Percival, Pascal and Piers, which are all popular with our visitors.

Here, our full selection of boy names that start with P, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. Peter
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "rock, stone"
  2. Percy
    • Origin:

      French surname from place name Perci-en-Auge
  3. Parker
    • Origin:

      English occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "park-keeper"
  4. Peregrine
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "traveler, pilgrim"
  5. Phineas
    • Origin:

      English, Egyptian
    • Meaning:

      "the Nubian"
  6. Phoenix
    • Origin:

      Arizona place-name and Greek
    • Meaning:

      "dark red"
  7. Patrick
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "noble, patrician"
  8. Paul
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "small"
  9. Philip
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "lover of horses"
  10. Percival
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "one who pierces the valley"
  11. Paxton
    • Origin:

      Latin and English
    • Meaning:

      "peace town"
  12. Pax
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "peaceful"
  13. Pierce
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "son of Piers"
  14. Poe
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "peacock"
  15. Preston
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "priest's estate"
  16. Perseus
    • Origin:

      Greek mythology name
    • Meaning:

      "to destroy"
  17. Perry
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "dweller near a pear tree"
  18. Pascal
    • Origin:

      French; English
    • Meaning:

      "of the Passover; Easter"
  19. Penn
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "enclosure"
  20. Porter
    • Origin:

      English from French occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "doorkeeper or carrier"