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Boy Names That Start With P

P is for Peter, Paul, Phillip, and Picasso—plus plenty of other great baby names that start with the letter P, perfect for your little prince.

Paul

Paul may mean "little," but Paul was a big deal in the Bible. The apostle and evangelist Paul (formerly Saul) was an important... Read more about Paul

Patrick

While you may assume Patrick is an Irish name (perhaps due to a certain holiday filled with pots of gold at the end of the... Read more about Patrick

Peter

From the Shakespearean plays Henry VI, King John, Romeo and Juliet and Measure for Measure Read more about Peter

Philip

From the Shakespearean play Taming of the Shrew Read more about Philip

Phillip

Phillip with two L's is slightly more popular than Philip with one, but both names share the same long and storied history... Read more about Phillip

Phoenix

Phoenix means "deep red," and is the name of the colorful, mythical bird reputed to live for a thousand years before erupting... Read more about Phoenix

Preston

English: From the priest''s estate

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Payton

While the Peyton spelling of the name is far more common, Payton has become a name hit in its own right. Moms will love its... Read more about Payton

Pax

English Origin

Latin: Peace

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Pedro

Portuguese Origin

Spanish Origin

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Pablo

Spanish Origin

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Paxton

English: From the peaceful town or settlement

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Perry

English: Pear tree; also a nickname for the Latin Peregrine

French Origin

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Pierre

French: Rock; variant of Peter

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Pascal

French: Born at Passover or Easter; This name derives from both Hebrew and Latin, and is appropriate to celebrate the birth of a...

Hebrew: Passover

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Pete

English: Rock

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Peyton

English: Warrior''s village; a unisex name. Peyton Place was the name of a popular TV show from the 1960s.

Irish: A variant of Patrick

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Parker

English: Park keeper

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Paris

From the Shakespearean play Romeo & Juliet Read more about Paris

Proctor

Latin: Administrator; an occupational name

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Pierce

English: Rock; a variant of Piers, an older form of Peter

Irish Origin

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Phineas

Greek Origin

Hebrew: Meaning uncertain; suggested definitions include oracle, dark-skinned, mouth of brass, and a serpent''s mouth

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Paco

Spanish: Free one; a nickname for Francisco, a popular Spanish form of Francis

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Presley

English: From the priest''s meadow; a surname evocative of Elvis Presley

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Puck

English: Elf; mischievous character in Shakespeare''s Midsummer''s Night Dream

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Palmer

English: Pilgrim bearing a palm branch

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Percy

English Origin

French: From Percy; also a nickname for Percival

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Powell

Welsh: A contraction of Ap Howell, meaning son of Howell; a surname

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Percival

English Origin

French: Pierce the valley; In Arthurian legend, Percival was a knight of the Round Table who glimpsed the Holy Grail.

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Paxon

Paxon is an off-beat inclusion in the "x" name trend. A variation of the more familiar Paxton, Paxon looks and feels very... Read more about Paxon