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.

PaulPaul may mean “little,” but Paul was a big deal in the Bible. The apostle and evangelist Paul (formerly Saul) was an important…
PatrickWhile you may assume Patrick is an Irish name (perhaps due to a certain holiday filled with pots of gold at the end of the…
PeterFrom the Shakespearean plays Henry VI, King John, Romeo and Juliet and Measure for Measure
PhilipFrom the Shakespearean play Taming of the Shrew
PhillipPhillip with two L’s is slightly more popular than Philip with one, but both names share the same long and storied history…
PhoenixPhoenix means “deep red,” and is the name of the colorful, mythical bird reputed to live for a thousand years before erupting…
PrestonEnglish:From the priest”s estate
PaytonWhile the Peyton spelling of the name is far more common, Payton has become a name hit in its own right. Moms will love its…
PaxEnglish OriginPeace
PedroPortuguese Origin
PabloSpanish Origin
PaxtonEnglish:From the peaceful town or settlement
PerryEnglish:Pear tree; also a nickname for the Latin Peregrine
PierreFrench:Rock; variant of Peter
PascalFrench:Born at Passover or Easter; This name derives from both Hebrew and Latin, and is appropriate to celebrate the birth of a…
PeytonEnglish:Warrior”s village; a unisex name. Peyton Place was the name of a popular TV show from the 1960s.
ParkerEnglish:Park keeper
ParisFrom the Shakespearean play Romeo & Juliet
ProctorLatin:Administrator; an occupational name
PierceEnglish:Rock; a variant of Piers, an older form of Peter
PhineasGreek OriginMeaning uncertain; suggested definitions include oracle, dark-skinned, mouth of brass, and a serpent”s mouth
PacoSpanish:Free one; a nickname for Francisco, a popular Spanish form of Francis
PresleyEnglish:From the priest”s meadow; a surname evocative of Elvis Presley
PuckEnglish:Elf; mischievous character in Shakespeare”s Midsummer”s Night Dream
PalmerEnglish:Pilgrim bearing a palm branch
PercyEnglish OriginFrom Percy; also a nickname for Percival
PowellWelsh:A contraction of Ap Howell, meaning son of Howell; a surname
PercivalEnglish OriginPierce the valley; In Arthurian legend, Percival was a knight of the Round Table who glimpsed the Holy Grail.
PaxonPaxon is an off-beat inclusion in the “x” name trend. A variation of the more familiar Paxton, Paxon looks and feels very…
PippinFrench:Eighth-century king of the Franks, father of Charlemagne, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
PimDutch:Short form of William/Willem
PrescottEnglish:From the priest”s cottage; surname
PanchoSpanish:Free; a variant of Francisco. Pancho Villa was a rebel general during the Mexican Revolution.
PiersEnglish Origin
PhilippeFrench Origin
ProsperoFrom the Shakespearean play The Tempest
PatonEnglish Origin
PauloSpanish Origin
PatrizioItalian Origin
PenleyEnglish:From the enclosed pasture meadow; surname
PascualHebrew Origin
PorfirioGreek:Purple stone
PachoSpanish Origin
PabiyanRussian:Russian form of Fabian bean farmer
PadenScottish Origin
PadraicIrish Origin
PaidiIrish Origin
PaigeA variation of the French boy name Page, Paige has never been a common boys name.
PalWhile Pal sounds like it’s probably the name of your child’s invisible friend, it’s actually a variant of Paul. Even still…
PalaemonGreek:A sea god of Greek mythology
PalashHindi:Flowering tree
PanGreek:The mythological god of shepherds and flocks, Pan is often depicted with a reed pipe and chasing nymphs through the forests…
PanagiotisGreek:All or holy
PanyWelsh:Son of Harry
PaquitoSpanish Origin
ParlanGaelic:Variant of Bartholomew
ParrishEnglish:Lives near the church