Pleasant

Pleasant comes from an English word meaning "pleasant, delightful, agreeable". It comes from Old French plaisant (pleasant, nice) via plaisir (to please) from Latin placēre (to be acceptable, liked) deriving from a PIE root word. Pleasant is also an English surname. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Pleasance (Medieval English, Old French)  

Prentice

Prentice comes from an English surname, a shortened form of apprentice, referring to someone who is being trained in a specific trade or craft. It comes from Old French aprentis (apprentice) via aprendre (to learn; to teach) from Latin apprehendere (to take hold, to grasp; to learn), made up of ad- (to, towards, at) + prehendō (lay hold of, seize), both deriving …

Pollux

Pollux is the twin brother of Castor in Greek mythology, one of the Dioscuri, regarded as the protectors of sailors and associated with St. Elmo's fire, worshipped by both the Ancient Greek and the Romans. Pollux and Castor are the sons of the Spartan Queen Leda; Pollux is the son of her husband, Tyndareus, while Castor is the son of Zeus. When Castor and Polluxwere dying, Zeus offered Pollux immortality …

Priam

Priam is the name of the king of Troy in Greek mythology who had many children including his sons Hector and Paris and daughter Cassandra; apparently he had as many as fifty sons and daughters with his wife, Hecuba, and his many concubines. When Troy fell, Priam was killed by Achilles's son Neoptolemus. Priam may be derived from Luwian meaning "exceptionally courageous", Luwian being an …

Pastor

Pastor comes from Latin noun pastor meaning "shepherd, herdsman" via pastus (fed, nourished; pastured) derived from PIE root word *peh₂- (to protect, feed; to shepherd). In Christianity, pastor refers to a leader of a congregation as well as also being the name of a genus of bird known as the rosy starling. Pastor is also a surname, likely originating …

Prosper

Prosper is a French and English male name, coming from Latin Prosperus meaning "prosperous, fortunate, successful" derived from PIE root *speh₁- (to succeed, to prosper). Prosper is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Prosperus (Late Latin) Prospero (Italian, Spanish) Próspero (Spanish)   Female forms: Prospera (Late Roman, Italian, Spanish) Próspera (Spanish) Prosperine (French) …

Pyry

Pyry (pr. pyr-ee; Forvo) is a Finnish male name meaning "snowstorm, blizzard". Origin: Finnish  

Plutarch

Plutarch comes from Ancient Greek Plutarchos meaning "wealthy master", made up from Ancient Greek elements ploutos (wealth, riches) and archos (to lead, rule, govern; to begin). Plutarch is the name of a 1st century Greek biographer and essayist famous for his work Parallel Lives, a biography about the famous and powerful men of antiquity. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ploutarchos (Ancient Greek) …

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