Greek Names

Panteleimon

Meaning: Filled with Compassion Origin: Greek Rugged, Fearless, Gentle The Bear Panteleimon is a Greek name which hails from root words: pan All eleemon Compassionate The name Panteleimon has two, more common variants in Pantaleon and Pantelis – I particularly like Pantaleon and the ability to shorten it to Leon or Panther (seriously how smoking […]

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English Names German Names

Pepper

Meaning:SpicerOrigin:EnglishGerman Spirited, Vibrant, Zealous The Mustang The meaning of the name Pepper is “Spicer” or “Pepper Berry”. An English and German occupation name for someone who deals in spices. It can also mean, the literal “Pepper berry”, a spice harvested from the Black Pepper Vine (scientifically: Piper Nigrum).  Pepper is an English word derived from the Latin ‘Piper’ […]

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Italian Names

Perretta

Meaning: Rock Origin: Italian Fanciful, Fluid, with Fire in her eyes The Wolf Perretta is an Italian variant of Peter, thus meaning ‘Rock’. It is long and elegant, but can foster chic nicknames Perry and Etta which make it quite versatile. Perretta blends with names like Isabella, Marcella, Juliet and Marietta.

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English Names

Peter

Meaning: Rock Origin: English Solid, Mentor, Vivid The Keeper of the Keys Peter is a name that originates from the original Greek name Petros, which means ‘Rock’. Cephas is the name that Jesus gave to his disciple, Simon. This translates to Petros which is anglicized as Peter, hence this disciple is also known as Simon […]

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English Names Latin Names Nordic Names

Piper

Meaning: Pepper Pipe Player Origin: English Latin Romanian Scandinavian Darling, Lively, Fervent The Red Herring The meaning of the name Piper is “Pepper” or “Pipe Player”. As described in our post on the name Pepper, Piper is a Latin word used for the Black Pepper Vine, but is also an English/Romanian/Scandinavian surname used for someone who plays […]

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Asia South Names English Names

Pippa

Meaning: Horse Lover Drink and Digest Origin: English Indian Energetic, Athletic, Impassioned The Juliet The meaning of the name Pippa is “Horse Lover” or “Long Pepper/Drink and Digest”. Pippa is a name of its own these days, but originates from being the short form of the English name Philippa (French variant: Philippine, Polish variant: Filipina). Pippa can […]

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English Names

Poem

Meaning: Create Origin: English Expressive, Attentive, Bright The Day Dreamer The name Poem is an English word name that derives from the French poème. Originally they came from the Greek poiein – meaning ‘Create’. Poem makes a great literary name and blends well with mod options like Story, Ode and Sonnet. It also fits nicely […]

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