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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… Continue reading Paxton

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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-… Continue reading Puck

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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… Continue reading Page

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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)  

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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… Continue reading Pernell

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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… Continue reading Pavo

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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… Continue reading Poe

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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… Continue reading Pallas

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Pepper

Pepper is the name of a spice belonging to the genus Piper which comes from Ancient Greek péperi (pepper; black pepper) via an Indo-Aryan source. It's similar to Sanskrit pippali (long pepper). Pepper is often used as a nickname instead of an actual name and is also an English and North German surname which originated as an occupational name for… Continue reading Pepper