Pasqua

Pasqua is an Italian female name and word meaning "Easter". It comes from Latin pascuus (pasture, grazing) from Ancient Greek páskha (Passover) derived from Aramaic pasḥā from Hebrew pasách (to pass over, skip). Pasqua is also an Italian surname deirved from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Pascale (French) Pascaline (French) Pasqualina (Italian) Pascuala (Spanish)   Male forms: Pascal (French, German, Dutch) Paskal … Continue reading Pasqua

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Peregrine

Peregrine is the English form of Late Latin Peregrinus which means "traveler, foreigner" from Latin peregrē (foreign, abroad) made up from Latin per (through, by means of) deriving from Proto-Indo-European *per- (to go over); and ager (field, farm) also derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field, pasturage). Peregrine is also a surname usually given to those who went on a pilgrimage so it also connotes the idea of a "pilgrim". It's … Continue reading Peregrine

Pierce

Pierce is a variant of Piers, a medieval form of Peter meaning "stone, rock" which comes from Greek petros (stone, rock) as well as being a surname originating from the given name. Pierce is also an English word meaning "to penetrate; to thrust or bore through" which derives from Latin pertundo which comes from Proto-Indo-European elements per (through) and tundo (beat, strike). Origin: Ancient Greek; Proto-Indo-European … Continue reading Pierce

Porfirio

Porfirio is the Italian and Spanish form of Porphyrios, an Ancient Greek name meaning "purple dye" from Greek porphyra. Purple (also known as Tyrian purple where it was produced) was an expensive dye in the ancient world, created using sea-snails, and was a color that became associated with royalty and power. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Porphyrios (Ancient Greek) … Continue reading Porfirio

Parley

Parley is an English word (also spelled parlay) meaning "to talk, to speak, to confer", referring to a temporary truce between enemies. It derives from French parler (to speak, to talk) which comes from Latin parabola (comparison, likeness; parable) via Ancient Greek parabole (to set side by side). Parley is also an English surname derived from a place name meaning "pear … Continue reading Parley

Peyton

Peyton comes from an English surname meaning "Pæga's town" or "Pæga settlement". The second element comes from Old English tun (enclosure, settlement) while the first part of the name comes from a given name of unknown meaning. Origin: Old English Variants: Payton (English)  

Peridot

Peridot is the name of a gemstone in the olivine family which comes in an olive-green color though in some cases it looks like a yellowish-green color. Though the name is of uncertain etymology, it could be derived from Anglo-Norman pedoretés which comes from Ancient Greek paiderôs meaning "child of love" from paîs (child) and eros (love, desire) though it may also come … Continue reading Peridot

Piero

Piero is the Italian form of Peter, the English form of Greek Petros meaning "stone, rock". Piero is also an Italian surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Pierino (Italian diminutive) Origin: Greek Variants: Pietro (Italian) Pier (Italian, Dutch) Peter (English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Slovak)   Female forms: Piera (Italian) Pietra (Italian) Pierina (Italian diminutive … Continue reading Piero