Female, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Princess

Princess is the feminine equivalent of Prince, referring to the daughter of a king. It comes from the same root as Prince, from Latin princeps meaning "first, foremost; chief, distinguished" made up from Proto-Italic *priisemos (first, foremost) derived from a PIE root word; and the suffix *-kaps (to take, seize) also derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Prince (English)  

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Male, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Prince

Prince comes from the name of a royal title, referring to a male son or grandson of a king or queen. It's also been used to refer to someone who is outstanding in a particular group or class or someone who possesses fine or admirable traits. The name comes from Latin princeps meaning "first, foremost; chief, distinguished"… Continue reading Prince

Female, P names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Pauline

Pauline is a French feminine form of Paul which comes from a Roman family name, Paulinus, meaning "small" or "humble" from Latin paulus (little, small) which derives from a PIE root word, *peh₂w- (few, little). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Paulene (English) Pauleen (English) Paulina (Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Lithuanian, English, Ancient Roman) Pavlina (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek) Polina (Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek) Polya… Continue reading Pauline

Female, Male, Nature, P names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Palmer

Palmer comes from an English surname meaning "pilgrim" which was originally used to refer to those who had gone to the Holy Land on a pilgrimage. Those who had gone would bring back palm leaves as proof that they had been there. The origin of the word comes from Anglo-Norman palmer via Medieval Latin palmarius via Latin palma (palm of… Continue reading Palmer

Female, Literature, Nature, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Posey

Posey is a variant spelling of Posy, a shortened form of poesy which originally referred to a small bunch or a bouquet of flowers, or as an archaic word for a motto inscribed inside a ring. The word poesy means "poem" from Middle French poesie (poetry, poem) via Latin poesis (poem, poetry) derived from Ancient Greek poíēsis (poetry, poem; a creation) via poiein (to create, compose) derived from a… Continue reading Posey

Male, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Philbert

Philbert is a French male name, a later spelling of Filibert meaning "much brightness" from Germanic elements filu (much) and beraht (bright). The spelling of the name seems to have been changed to resemble Greek philos (friend, lover) or to resemble Philippe, the French form of Philip meaning "lover of horses". Philbert is also a French surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Philbert

Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Polexia

Polexia is not a name that has much information behind it. From what I could find, it seems to be the anglicized spelling of Poleksija (the name of a former Serbian princess who also had a sister named Kleopatra), the Serbian form of Polyxena, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "entertaining many guests" or essentially "very hospitable" from Ancient… Continue reading Polexia

Greek mythology, Kin/Family, Male, Mythology, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Patroclus

Patroclus is the name of one of the Greek warriors in Homer's Iliad, the best friend of Achilles and portrayed as his lover. In the Iliad, Patroclus persuades Achilles to lend him his armor and lead his men into battle when he refuses to fight after his spat with Agamemnon over Briseis. He is killed by Hector in battle and this… Continue reading Patroclus

Male, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Prudent

Prudent is the French masculine form of Prudentius, a Late Latin name derived from Latin providere meaning "to see ahead, to forsee, provide" derived from a PIE root word. As an English word it refers to someone who shows good judgment or someone who is wise or discreet, and has good sense. Nicknames: Prue/Pru Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Prudentius… Continue reading Prudent

Ancient Greek, Earth, Elements, Female, P names, Place names

Petra

Petra is the feminine form of Peter which is the English form of Greek Petros meaning "stone, rock" as well as being the name of an ancient city in Jordan. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Peta (English) Petrina (English diminutive of Petra) Pietra (Italian) Piera (Italian) Pierina (Italian diminutive of Piero) Peta (English Australian) Perrine (French) Pierrette (French diminutive… Continue reading Petra

Female, P names, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Priscilla

Priscilla originated as a diminutive form of Prisca, the feminine form of Priscus, an Ancient Roman cognomen  meaning "old, ancient" derived from PIE *per (around; through). Nicknames: Pris, Prissy, Sissy, Cilla Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Priscille (French) Pricilla (English) Prisilla (English) Priscila (Spanish, Portuguese) Priskilla (Biblical Greek) Piroska (Hungarian form of Prisca) Prisca (Ancient Roman, Dutch, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek)… Continue reading Priscilla

Battle/War, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, P names

Ptolemy

Ptolemy is the name of several Egyptian rulers of Ancient Egypt as well as the name of a Greco-Roman mathmatician, astronomer, astrologer, and geographer. In Greek mythology, one of the rulers of Thebes is Ptolemy. The name comes from Greek polemeios meaning "warlike, aggressive" which comes from Ancient Greek pólemos (war, battle) derived from a pre-Greek origin. Origin: pre-Greek Variants: Ptolemaios… Continue reading Ptolemy

Male, Numbers, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Pompey

Pompey comes from Latin Pompeius, an Ancient Roman family name which derives from Oscan pompe meaning "five" derived from a PIE root word. Pompeii is the name of an ancient Roman city which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius, burying it under layers of ash which preserved most of the bodies and buildings over the millennia,… Continue reading Pompey

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Sorrow

Penthesilea

Penthesilea is the name of an Amazon Queen in Greek mythology, the daughter of Ares and the sister of Hippolyta. She fought in the Trojan War on the side of the Trojans and was killed in battle by Achilles, who apprently fell in love with her when he took off her helmet and saw her face. A fellow Greek… Continue reading Penthesilea

Elements, Female, Male, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Pearl

Pearl refers to a smooth rounded bead produced within the shell of a mollusk. This happens when a microscopic object becomes trapped within the mollusk. Natural pearls that occur without human intervention are very rare, making them very valuable. The name comes from Old French perle from Latin perla from perula meaning "little bag" derived from Ancient Greek pḗra (bag, satchel, wallet). It… Continue reading Pearl

Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, P names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Psyche

Psyche (pr. sie-kee) is the name of a figure in Greek myth, the youngest of three daughters of a king and queen. She was a very beautiful woman whose beauty rivaled even that of the goddess Aphrodite, which didn't please the goddess at all. She sent her son Eros to make Psyche fall in love with something hideous but he ends… Continue reading Psyche

Female, Hindu mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, P names, Sanskrit, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Padma

Padma is an Indian unisex name (though more common for girls) which means "lotus" in Sanskrit. It was one of the names of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi and her husband Vishnu and symbolizes purity and divine beauty while its expanding petals signal spiritual growth. It's also the name of a river in Bangladesh. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Padmini… Continue reading Padma