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Boy Names Starting with P

Boy names starting 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, Prince, and Pedro.

Along with Parker and Patrick, vintage P-starting picks 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 options we recommend include upstanding picks like Peregrine, Percival, Pascal and Piers, which are all popular with our visitors.

If you’re looking for the perfect boy name beginning with P, start your search with our masterlist. 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.

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Top Boy Names Starting with P

  • Parker

    One of the first generation of surname names, along with Porter and Morgan, Parker's still one of the most appealing and remains firmly in the Top 100 for boys. About three times as many boys as... Read More 

  • Patrick

    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,... Read More 

  • Preston

    Britney Spears put this old-fashioned surname name back on the map when she chose it as her son Sean's middle name, which the family uses as his first.

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  • Peter

    Peter is derived from the Greek Petros, meaning “rock” or “stone.” One of the most important figures in the Christian hagiography is Saint Peter, keeper of the Gates of Heaven. Born Simon bar... Read More 

  • Paxton

    Paxton stands out from a lot of other two-syllable surname names for two reasons: the dynamic letter X in the middle, and its admirable peace association, providing the great nickname Pax. ... Read More 

  • Paul

    To the thousands of girls who screamed the name of their favorite Beatle in the 1960s, the boys' name Paul had a thrillingly unique image, but to the rest of the world, then and now, it's a name... Read More 

  • Phoenix

    Phoenix rolls a lot of cool trends into one: it's a place-name and a bird name, it ends in the oh-so-hip letter x, and as the mythic bird that rose from the ashes, it's a symbol of immortality.... Read More 

  • Prince

    Prince rose to its highest ranking in a century in 2015, and the tragic death of its most famous bearer in April 2016 propelled it even higher. The Purple Rain legend isn't its only tie... Read More 

  • Pedro

    Pedro is one of the most familiar Spanish names for boys, via baseball star Pedro Rodriguez and many others. Read More 

  • Peyton

    Peyton is the most-used spelling of this popular name, thanks to football star Peyton Manning, but it's playing increasingly for the girls' team. The Manning family excels in all-star names, with... Read More