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…

Pentheus

Pentheus is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, a king of Thebes who banned the worship of the god Dionysos, who happened to be the son of his aunt Semele. As punishment, Dionysos sent the women of Thebes into a violent frenzy which ended in Pentheus’s death as the women (including his own mother) tore him limb…

Pernell

Pernell is an English surname, a variant spelling of Parnell, a matronymic name of Petronilla, a diminutive of Petronia, the feminine form of Petronius, a Roman family name of uncertain etymology though possibly derived from Latin petro, petronis meaning “rustic; yokel; young ram”. Petronius has also been associated with Ancient Greek petros meaning “rock; stone” but that seems rather shaky. It seems more…

Peredur

Peredur is the name of several figures in Welsh mythology from which the name Percival may have been based upon. The name possibly means “hard spear”.  Nicknames: Perry Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Pavo

Pavo is a Latin word meaning “peacock” via Ancient Greek taos (peacock) which derives from an unknown origin though perhaps from Tamil. It’s also possible that it is onomatopoeic, deriving from Latin paupulo. Pavo is also the Croatian short form of Pavao, the Croatian form of Paul meaning “small” or “humble” via Latin paulus (little, small) which derives from a PIE root word, *peh₂w- (few, little). Pavo…

Poe

Poe comes from an English surname, a variant of Peacock meaning “peacock”, originating as a nickname for someone who was vain or a dandy. It derives from Latin pavo (peacock) via Ancient Greek taos (peacock) which derives from an unknown origin though perhaps from Tamil. It’s also possible that it is onomatopoeic, deriving from Latin paupulo; combined with Old…

Petros

Petros is the Greek and Armenian form of Peter which is the English form of Ancient Greek Petros meaning “stone, rock” derived from an unknown source. Petros is also a surname, either derived from the given name or a shortened form of Greek surname Petropoulos. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Peter (English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Slovak) Petrus…

Pallas

Pallas is the name of several figures in Greek mythology. A female Pallas belongs to a nymph, the daughter of Triton, who was a foster parent to Athena; Pallas herself was close friends with the goddess Athena. During a mock battle Athena accidentally killed Pallas, she created the palladium in her honor as well as also taking on her name…

Penn

Penn comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who came from a place called Penn, which seems to be derived from a Proto-Celtic source meaning “head; chief” though I’ve also seen it listed as possibly meaning “hill”. It could also be derived from an occupational name for someone who was either a…