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American Names Starting with P

Whether you’re looking for a name for your child, a new pet, or even a character in a story you’re writing, there are tons of ideas out there. We’ve compiled helpful guides of names and their meanings...
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The meaning of Pansy is ‘violet flower’. The name is believed to have been derived from the French word ‘pensée’ which means 'thought'. There are few known personalities with the name Pansy, including Lady Margaret Pansy Felicia Lamb, also known as Lady Pansy Lamb, who was a British author best known for her works such as 'The Old Expedient' and 'The Mystery Of The Holy Innocents'. Another known association is Pansy Tsang Sau Ching, who is a voice actress in China.

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The name Passion is of English origin, and the meaning of Passion is 'strong desire'. Some people use Passion as their last name, in which case it is usually derived from the Old French word 'pasche' meaning 'Easter'. Passion is sometimes given as a virtue name that describes a quality the parent wants their child to embody. Famous people named Passion include Passion J. Richardson, who is an American athlete.

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Patch is a name of Greek and German origins. The meaning of Patch is ‘stone, fight’. It is related to the names Peter and Pazzo. It is also simply an alternately spelled version of the German names Patsch or Petsch. Some variations of the name include Pace, Page, Pich, and Peak. Well-known personalities with this name include Patch Adams, an American physician, author, social activist, and comedian, and the founder of the Gesundheit Institute in 1931.

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Peace is a name of American origin. The meaning of Peace is ‘tranquility’. It is derived from the Latin word 'pax,' meaning 'peace, agreement, harmony or calm'. The English word 'Peace' comes into use after the transformation of the Hebrew word 'shalom' which comes from the Hebrew verb 'to be complete or whole'. Famous people associated with this name include Peace Hyde (British education activist and entrepreneur) and Peace Pilgrim (American spiritual teacher and peace activist). Peace can be used as a given name or as a surname.

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A name of American origin, the meaning of Peanut is literally the 'name for the groundnut'. It is a gender-neutral name and is a common first name and nickname in English-speaking countries. Peanut is also used as a term of endearment. 'The Peanut Butter Falcon' is an American feature movie released in 2019, directed by Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz. and featuring Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson. Peanut Edmonson is an American actor from Ohio who started his career as Billy in the theatre 'Billy Elliot The Musical'.

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Pebbles is a name of American origin and the meaning of Pebbles is 'small rocks or stones'. It became popular through the American cartoon series 'The Flintstones' in which Pebbles Flintstone is the daughter of Wilma and Fred Flintstone. Perri Arlette Raid, known by her professional name Pebbles, is a singer, producer, entrepreneur, and lyricist in America.

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Peeta is a name of American origin. The meaning of Peeta is ‘rock’. It is a variation of the names Peter and Peta. This name comes from the fictional character Peeta Mellark in 'The Hunger Games', a series of novels written by American author Suzanne Collins. It is not a popular or common name in reality, and there are no notable personalities associated with the name.

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Pepper is of American origin and is a very common name and surname, especially in the United States. The meaning of Pepper is 'berry'. This name was first used during the Middle Ages as a name for someone with the occupation of a spicer or someone who owned a pepper farm. It was an occupational name but has since become a name given to baby girls. The word 'pepper' simply means 'a kind of hot spice'.

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In American origin, the meaning of Phyre is 'fire'. Variants of this name include Phire, Phyer, and Phirre. It is not commonly used or heard as a person’s name.

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Picabo is a feminine name of American origin. It is mostly used as a nickname or a first name in the United States and other English-speaking countries all over the world. The meaning of Picabo is 'shining waters' in American English. Picabo is also derived from the game 'Peek-A-Boo'. Picabo Street is a former alpine ski racer from the United States.

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The name Pilot belongs to multiple origins and has different meanings in numerous languages. In French origin, the meaning of Pilot is 'to stake' or 'to pile’. In its American origin, it means 'ship or plane operator'. It also has a Latin root, where it has been derived from the word 'pilotus' which in turn comes from the Greek pēdon meaning 'oar' or 'rudder'. The variations of Pilot include Pilon, Pilott, and Pilotte. This name is highly associated with the occupational term 'pilot' meaning 'someone who drives a plane or aircraft'.

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Pink is a name that has emerged from numerous origins. In Latin origin, the meaning of Pink is 'noble or patrician’, whereas in English origin, it has been derived from the word 'penk' or 'pinc' meaning 'minnow'. It is also derived from a German word 'pien' which means 'log or tree stump’, and which is also used as a pet name for a stubborn person. Additionally, Pink is an alternative form of the German name Pinck which is a professional name for an ironsmith. In American origin, the name refers to 'light red color, rose or healthy.' The name is highly associated with the colour pink. Throughout history, pink was considered a masculine color because of its resemblance with red, which symbolizes the blood of Christ or the constituent of fire but in recent years it has become a feminine color.

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The meaning of Pixel is ‘small area of illumination on a display screen’. Pixel is a name of American origin. As a surname Pixel is derived from Pickshill, a place name in Somerset, England. There are no notable personalities with the name Pixel, and it is rarely used or heard as a person’s name.

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Pooh is a name of American origin, and the meaning of Pooh is ‘little one’. It is a popular name for stuffed animals or pets. The name Pooh rose to popularity after the character Winnie The Pooh. It is rarely used as a person’s name, but as a pet name in some cases. A famous person with this name is Pooh Shiesty, who is an American songwriter and rapper from Memphis, Tennessee.

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The meaning of Prairie in French origin refers to ‘meadow or grassland’. In American origin, the name Prairie means ‘flatland’. Prairie is a geographical name for a large expanse of fertile rolling grasslands. According to French origin, it is a topographical name, which means ‘pasture’. In North America, the name Prairie is often seen as a translation of French surnames such as Dupre and Lepre. In English origin, this name is used to describe a person who comes from an area of flatland. It is not a popular name, and there are no notable personalities associated with the name.

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Precia is a feminine name of American origin. Precia is mostly used as a first name in the United States and many English-speaking countries all over the world. It is derived from the Latin word 'precious'. The meaning of Precia is 'of great value, highly esteemed' in American English. It also means 'an important lady'.

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Precious is a feminine name of American origin. The meaning of Precious is 'of great worth, expensive' or 'highly esteemed' in the American English language. In the Catholic religion, it also means 'the precious blood of Christ'. Precious Ramotswe is the main character in the series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith called 'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency'. Precious Achiuwa is a professional basketball player from Nigeria who plays for the NBA.

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Prissy is typically a girl's name and is of American origin. The name is a diminutive form of Priscilla. The meaning of Prissy is 'ancient' or 'overly picky'. The name also means 'venerable'. It is a popular choice of name in America, Columbia and Mexico.

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Promise is a gender-neutral name. The meaning of Promise is 'unique', 'gifted' or 'focused' and the name is of American origin. It is a popular name choice in many countries such as the United States, Nigeria, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, and Tanzania.

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