Interested in giving your baby girl a P name? Great choice! There's lots of unique names with this letter that you can pick from. We've got dozens of them for you to look at in this article, so let's not waste any more time and get into it!
Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting with P
First, we'll start with the most popular baby girl names starting with P in 2023. They are:
Let's take a look at how Penelope compares to other names similar in popularity to it.
Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most popular baby girl names beginning with P throughout history.
Unique Baby Girl Names Starting With P in 2023
Looking for an uncommon or unusual girl name that starts with P? Look no further! Let's take a look at 15 of them right now.
If you don’t have your name in mind yet, don’t worry! Below we present a list of lots of baby girl names — including middle names — starting with P, plus the name’s meaning and origin.
Pacifica through Panna
- Pacifica Latin — Calm. Also after the Pacific Ocean.
- Padma Sanskrit — A lotus.
- Padmini Hindu
- Paige Old English/French — A young child. French: A young attendant or page. A boy or girl’s name.
- Pakuna Miwok Indian — deer jumping down hill
- Palila Hawaiian — A bird.
- Pallas Greek — Knowledge and wisdom.
- Pallavi Hindu
- Palma Latin — A Palm tree. Also the name of a town in Majorca.
- Paloma Spanish from Latin — A dove.
- Palomi Hindu
- Pamee Hindu — Pammy, Pammie
- Pamela English — A name invented by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney, possibly based on the Greek word for sweetness or honey.
- Pamelia — From the name Pamela. A name invented by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney, possibly based on the Greek word for sweetness or honey.
- Pandora Greek — All-gifted, talented. A figure from Greek mythology.
- Pangari Aboriginal — A shadow, or of the soul.
- Pania Maori — A mythological sea-maiden.
- Pankhudi Hindu
- Pankita Hindu
- Panna Hungarian — Grace, or favoured by God. Form of Anne.
Pansy through Pascale
- Pansy Old French — Thoughts. Also the name of a flower.
- Panthea Greek — All of the gods.
- Pantxike Latin — free
- Panya Latin, Swahili — crowned with laurel; mouse, small child
- Panyin Ghanese — older of twins
- Paola Italian — Small. Feminine form of Paul.
- Paolina — Small. Feminine form of Paul.
- Papillon French — butterfly
- Parisa Persian — angelic face
- Parnella Old French — A little rock. Also see Peta and Petronel.
- Parnika Hindu — auspicious Apsara
- Parnita Hindu — auspicious Apsara
- Parthenia Greek — Maidenly, virginal.
- Parthivi Hindu — the Goddess Sita
- Parul Hindu
- Parvani Hindu — full moon
- Parvati Sanskrit — The daughter of the mountain.
- Parveen Hindu — star
- Pasang Tibetan/Sherpa — Born on a Friday. A boy or girl’s name.
- Pascale French from Latin — Easter.
Patia through Pearly
- Patia Spanish — leaf
- Patience English — One of the seven virtues.
- Patricia Latin — Noble, wellborn. The feminine form of Patrick.
- Patsy — Noble, wellborn. From the name Patricia.
- Patty — Noble, wellborn. From the name Patricia.
- Paula Latin — Small. Feminine form of Paul.
- Paulette French — Small. Feminine form of Paul.
- Paulina Spanish — Small. Feminine form of Paul.
- Pauline French — Small. Feminine form of Paul.
- Paulomi Hindu
- Pauravi Hindu
- Pavi Hindu
- Payal Hindu — anklet
- Payge Old English — A young child.
- Paz Spanish from Latin — Peace.
- Pazia Hebrew — golden
- Peace Latin — peace
- Pearl Old French — A little sphere. Also a precious gem.
- Pearlie — A little sphere.
- Pearly — A little sphere.
Pebbles through Pepper
- Pebbles English — a stone
- Peg — A pearl. From the name Margaret; also used as independent names.
- Pegeen Greek — a pearl
- Peggie — A pearl. From the name Margaret; also used as independent names.
- Peggy — A pearl. From the name Margaret; also used as independent names.
- Pelagia Greek — From the sea.
- Pema Tibetan/Sherpa — A lotus.
- Penda Swahili — love
- Penelope Greek — The weaver. A character from Greek mythology.
- Pengana Aboriginal — A hawk.
- Peni Hawaiian — weaver
- Penina Hebrew — jewel, coral
- Penney — The weaver.
- Pennie — The weaver.
- Penny — The weaver.
- Penthea Greek — The fifth.
- Peony Latin — Healing. A flower name.
- Pepa Spanish — God shall add. .
- Pepita Spanish — God shall add. .
- Pepper English — from the pepper plant
Perdita through Phedra
- Perdita Latin — The lost one. A name invented by Shakespeare for a character in The Winter’s Tale.
- Peridot Arabic — A green gemstone.
- Perla Italian/Spanish — A little sphere.
- Perle — A little sphere.
- Perlina — A little sphere.
- Perouze Armenian — Turquoise.
- Perri English — wanderer
- Perry Old English/French — The dweller by the pear tree. Also from the name Peregrine. A boy or girl’s name.
- Persephone Greek — The name of the goddess of the underworld.
- Persia — From the name of the country.
- Persis Latin — A woman from Persia.
- Peta Aboriginal/Greek — Aboriginal: A tree. Greek: A rock or stone. A modern feminine form of Peter. Also see Parnella and Petronel.
- Petara Latin — Tara
- Petra — A rock.
- Petronel Latin — From the name of an early saint, and related to the boy’s name Peter. Also see Parnella and Peta.
- Petula English — A modern name possibly derived from the Latin word for ‘to ask’ or `to seek’.
- Petunia — A flower name.
- Phaedra Greek — The bright one. The wife of Theseus in Greek mythology.
- Phebe Italian — Radiant, bright. The name of a Greek deity.
- Phedra Greek — shining one
Phelia through Phutika
- Phelia — To help, a helper.
- Phila — Love.
- Philadelphia Greek — Brotherly love. The name of a city in the USA.
- Philana Greek — A friend of mankind.
- Philantha Greek — A lover of flowers.
- Philberta Old English — Very brilliant.
- Philena — Lover of mankind.
- Philida — A green bough or branch.
- Philippa Greek — A lover of horses. The feminine form of Philip.
- Phillida — A green bough or branch.
- Philomela Greek — A lover of song.
- Philomena Greek — A lover of the moon.
- Phoebe Greek — Radiant, bright. The name of a Greek deity.
- Phoena Greek — mystical bird, purple
- Phoenix Greek — The legendary bird that rose again from its own ashes. A boy or girl’s name.
- Phoolan Hindu — flower
- Photini — Light.
- Phrynia — From Shakespeare’s play Timon of Athens.
- Phuong Vietnamese — destiny
- Phutika Hindu
Phylicia through Polly
- Phylicia — Happiness.
- Phyliss Greek — A green bough or branch.
- Phyllida — A green bough or branch.
- Phyllis Greek — A green bough or branch.
- Pia Latin — Pious, devout. An Italian and Spanish name.
- Pier Aboriginal/Greek — Aboriginal: A tree. Greek: A rock or stone. A modern feminine form of Peter. Also see Parnella and Petronel.
- Pierah Aboriginal — The moon.
- Pierette Greek — Greek: A rock or stone. A modern feminine form of Peter. Also see Parnella and Petronel.
- Pierina Greek — Greek: A rock or stone. A modern feminine form of Peter. Also see Parnella and Petronel.
- Pierrette — A stone or rock. From the name Pierre.
- Pilar Aboriginal/Spanish — Aboriginal: A spear. Spanish: supportive, a pillar.
- Piltti — An unusual Finnish name.
- Piper English — A pipe player.
- Pippa — A lover of horses. The feminine form of Philip.
- Pivari Hindu — a wife of Sukha
- Pixie Celtic/English — A fairy or sprite.
- Piyali Hindu — tree
- Placida Latin — Peaceful, serene. Feminine form of Placido.
- Platona Greek — Wise, broad-shouldered.
- Polly — Bitter, as in a bitterly wanted child. Also – The star of the sea.
Pollyanna through Prasert
- Pollyanna — A combination of Polly and Anna.
- Poloma Choctaw Indian — bow
- Polona Slowenian
- Pomona Latin — Fertile, fruitful.
- Pooja Hindu — prayer
- Poonam Hindu
- Poppy Old English — A flower name.
- Portia Latin — An offering. The name of the heroine in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.
- Posy English — A bunch of flowers. Also a nickname for Josephine.
- Prabha Hindu — lustrous
- Prabhati Hindu — morning
- Prachi Hindu
- Pradeepta Hindu — glowing
- Pragati Hindu — progress
- Pragya Hindu — wisdom
- Prama Hindu — knowing truth
- Pramada Hindu — woman
- Pranati Hindu — prayer
- Prapti Hindu — gain
- Prasert Thai
Prashanti through Priya
- Prashanti Hindu — peace
- Pratiksha Hindu
- Pratima Hindu — image
- Preeti Hindu — love
- Preita Finnish — most loving one
- Prema Sanskrit — Love, affection.
- Premila Hindu
- Prerana Hindu
- Preyasi Hindu — beloved
- Prima Latin — The firstborn.
- Primavera Spanish — Springtime, a child of the spring.
- Primrose Latin — The first rose. A flower name.
- Primula — A flower name. See Primrose.
- Prioska Hungarian — The blushing one.
- Priscilla Latin — From a Roman family name.
- Prisha Hindu
- Priti Hindu — satisfaction, renowned wife of Pulastya/Sukha
- Pritika Hindu — beloved
- Priya Sanskrit — Beloved.
Priyanka through Pythia
- Priyanka Hindu
- Prospera Latin — Favourable.
- Prudence Latin — Provident, showing careful foresight.
- Prue — Provident, showing careful foresight.
- Prunella Latin — A little plum.
- Psyche Greek — Of the soul or mind.
- Ptolema Greek
- Pulkita Hindu
- Pundari Hindu
- Punita Hindu
- Purnima Sanskrit — The night of the full moon.
- Purva Hindu
- Purvaja Hindu — elder sister
- Purvi Hindu
- Pusti Hindu — nourishment, a form of the Devi, wife of Ganapati
- Pyrena Greek — The fiery one.
- Pythia Greek — A prophet.
Tips for Picking a Baby Name
Picking a baby name got you feeling stressed? Take a look at these tips to make the process easier for you.
Start early. You don't want to put extra stress on you by waiting until the last minute to pick a baby name. Aim to start in your second trimester, or early in your third trimester. This will give you lots of time to think over what to name your baby. You don't need the added stress of needing to rush to pick a baby name!
Respect the culture a name comes from. Some names are deeply embedded in their cultural origins, and aren't really appropriate for people not from that culture to use. Always research the origins and significance of a name before settling on it, to avoid stepping into cultural appropriation territory. There's thousands of names out there for you to choose from that avoid this issue.
How does your chosen name relate to your life? Think about the meaning of a name and how it relates to your family history, your own experiences, and your personal style. Thinking about how different names make you feel in relation to your style and heritage, and combining those between you and your partner, can help make the decision for you when choosing baby girl names.
Did you find a name you adore? We hope so! If P names just aren't up your alley, we've got lists for every other letter of the alphabet that you should definitely check out. If you're fed up with names and just want a break, check out some of our other articles on parenting! Congratulations on your baby girl.
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