Paxton

Paxton comes from an English surname meaning “Pœcc’s town”, Pœcc being an Old English given name of unknown meaning. The first part of the name, Pax, sounds exactly like the Latin word for “peace” (which was also the name of the Roman goddess of peace), though I’m not sure if it’s related to the name or just a…

Puck

Puck is the name of a mischievous sprite in English folklore, also known as Robin Goodfellow, and appears in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream as a mischievous, clever elf who sets up all the trouble that follows in the play. The name comes from Old English pūca meaning “goblin, demon” via Proto-Germanic *pūkô (goblin, spook) derived from PIE *(s)pāuǵ-, *(s)pāug-…

Pedro

Pedro is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Peter, the English form of Ancient Greek Petros meaning “stone, rock” derived from an unknown source. Pedro is also a surname originating from the given name. The name was used by Shakespeare for one of his characters in his play Much Ado About Nothing (1598-99). Nicknames: Pedrinho (Portuguese) Origin: Ancient Greek Variants…

Phlox

Phlox is the name of a genus of flowers. The name comes from Ancient Greek phlox meaning “flame, blaze” derived from a PIE root word. In the language of flowers, phlox means “sweet dreams”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Page

Page comes from a surname meaning “servant, page”, an occupational name for a young servant or attendant of a knight. It comes from Latin pagius (servant) via Ancient Greek paidíon (little child, young child) made up from paîs (child) with the diminutive suffix -ion. Page is also an English word referring to a sheet of paper. The origin of this word…

Pablo

Pablo is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Paul which comes from a Roman family name, Paulinus, meaning “small” or “humble” via Latin paulus (little, small) derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Pablito (Spanish) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants Paulino (Spanish, Portuguese) Paulinus (Ancient Roman) Paulus (Ancient Roman) Paolino (Italian) Paul (English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian)…

Pagan

Pagan comes from Latin Paganus meaning “countryside; rural, rustic” which later became associated with heathens or people who didn’t practice or believe in a specific religion. It’s the opposite of Urban. Pagan is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Pagán (Spanish) Pagen (English) Pagon (English) Payne (English) Paine (English) Paganus (Latin)  

Python

Python is the name of a giant serpent or dragon in Greek mythology who lived near Delphi and was later slain by the god Apollo. Python is also the name of several figures in Ancient Greece, including a student of Plato. Python is also the name of a genus of nonvenomous snakes found in Africa, Asia, and Australia….

Preston

Preston comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning “priest town”, made up from Old English elements prēost (priest) and tun (settlement, enclosure, town), either referring to a place that had a priest, or a town that was owned by the Church. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Pyrrhos

Pyrrhos is another name attributed to Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles and Deidamia, so named because his father had been disguised as a girl under the name Pyrrha to prevent him from joining the Trojan War. The name means “flame-colored; yellowish-red; fiery; red” via Ancient Greek pûr πῦρ (fire) derived from PIE root word. In Greek mythology, Achilles hid as a woman at the court…