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From Padma to Pythia and everything in between, hundreds of baby girl names starting with the letter P along with the meanings and origin of each name.
Baby Naming Tip – Think about the meaning of a name and how it relates to family history (crazy Uncle Bob?), your own experiences (that boss you hated?), and your personal style (Moonflower or Elizabeth?). How different names make you feel in relation to your style, your heritage, and combining those between you and your partner can help make the decision for you when choosing baby girl names.
Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting with P
First we’ll start with the most popular baby girl names from 2018. They were:
Penelope was the most popular baby girl name starting with P in 2018. This should come as no surprise as Penelope has been the most common baby girl name starting with P as far back as 2009. What a run!
Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:
Penelope wasn’t just popular for P girl names in 2018. Overall it was the number 26 most popular name among all baby girl names in 2018. Here’s how it looked when compared to all baby girls born in 2018.
While Penelope was a popular choice in 2018, you can see it was only about 94% as popular a baby girl name as Luna. Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most popular baby girl names beginning with P throughout history.
Now let’s look into what girl’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with P.
As you can see, Palmer jumped by 10 slots and Paisleigh was the smallest gainer in 2018, gaining only 1 spots.
Unique Baby Girl Names Starting With P
While it’s fun to see what lots of other people are naming their babies, many people prefer to find baby names that are more uncommon. To that end, below is the some of the more unique baby girl names starting with P.
Overall, Paityn was the 1001th most popular girl name in 2018 with 259 babies. That means there were 25x more Penelopes than Paityns last year. That makes it a very unique name!
If you don’t have your name in mind yet, don’t worry! Below we present a list of literally every baby girl name — including middle names — starting with P, the name’s meaning and origin. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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.
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