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  1. ORLAGH: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Órfhlaith, meaning "gold-princess."
  2. ORLENDA: English variant spelling of Italian Orlanda, meaning "famous land."
  3. ORMONDA: Feminine form of English Ormond, meaning "descendant of Ruadh."
  4. ORNA: Variant spelling of English Ornat, meaning "little sallow one." Compare with another form of Orna.
  5. ORNAT: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Odharnait, meaning "little sallow one." Compare with another form of Ornat.
  6. OSSIA: Feminine form of English Ossian, meaning "little deer."
  7. OWENA: Feminine form of English and Welsh Owen, meaning "born of yew."
  8. PAGE: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from a status name for a young boy who was apprenticed to a knight, hence "page; young servant."
  9. PAGET: Feminine diminutive form of English unisex Page, meaning "little patrician; little servant."
  10. PAIGE: Feminine form of English unisex Page, meaning "page; young servant."
  11. PAISE: Short form of English unisex Paisley, meaning "church." 
  12. PAISLEY: Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Pàislig, possibly meaning "church."
  13. PAM: Short form of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
  14. PAMELA: English name created by Sir Philip Sidney for his 1590 poem "Arcadia." It is composed of the Greek elements pan "all" and meli "honey," hence "all honey."
  15. PAMELIA: Elaborated form of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
  16. PAMELLA: Variant spelling of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
  17. PAMILA: Variant spelling of English Pamela, meaning "all honey."
  18. PANSY: English name derived from the flower name, from the Old French word pensee, meaning "thought."
  19. PARIS: Modern English unisex name derived from the French capital city, Paris, from the name of a Gaulish tribe called the Parisii, who once lived on the site. Compare with strictly masculine Paris.
  20. PARRIS: Variant spelling of English unisex Paris, a modern name derived from the French capital city, Paris, from the name of a Gaulish tribe called the Parisii, who once lived on the site. 
  21. PAT: English unisex short form of English Patrick and Latin Patricia, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
  22. PATIENCE: A Christian virtue name, derived from the English vocabulary word, patience, from Latin pati, meaning "to suffer." The Puritans considered it virtuous "to suffer" misfortune and persecution without complaint or loss of faith. 
  23. PATRICIA: Feminine form of Latin Patricius, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
  24. PATSY: English unisex name meaning "patrician; of noble birth." It is a pet form of both English Patrick and Latin Patricia
  25. PATTI: Variant spelling of English Pattie, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
  26. PATTIE: Variant spelling of English Patty, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
  27. PATTY: English pet form of Latin Patricia, meaning "patrician; of noble birth."
  28. PAULA: English feminine form of English/French Paul, meaning "small."
  29. PAULEEN: Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
  30. PAULENE: Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
  31. PAULETTA: Pet form of English Paula, meaning "small."
  32. PAULETTE: Pet form of French Paule, meaning "small."
  33. PAULINA: Feminine form of Latin Paulinus, meaning "small."
  34. PAULINE: French form of Latin Paulina, meaning "small."
  35. PAYTON: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from a place name composed of Old English Pæga and the word tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "Pæga's settlement."
  36. PEACE: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "peace." 
  37. PEARL: English gem name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin perla, meaning "pearl." The pearl is the birthstone for the month of June.
  38. PEARLE: Variant spelling of English Pearl, meaning "pearl."
  39. PEARLIE: Pet form of English Pearl, meaning "pearl."
  40. PEG: Short form of English Peggy, meaning "pearl."
  41. PEGGIE: Variant spelling of English Peggy, meaning "pearl."
  42. PEGGY: Pet form of English Peg, meaning "pearl." It is a variant spelling of Meggie, the pet form of Meg. The reason for the change from "M" to "P," which also occurs in Molly and Polly, is not known.
  43. PEN: English short form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
  44. PENE: English short form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
  45. PENELOPE: Latin form of Greek Penelopeia, meaning "weaver of cunning." In mythology, this is the name of the patient wife of Odysseus who waited ten years for his return during which she refused several proposals of marriage by princes.
  46. PENINA: Anglicized form of Hebrew Peninnah, meaning "coral" or "pearl." 
  47. PENINNA: Anglicized form of Hebrew Peninnah, meaning "coral" or "pearl." 
  48. PENNEY: Variant spelling of English Penny, meaning "weaver of cunning."
  49. PENNY: English pet form of Latin Penelope, meaning "weaver of cunning."
  50. PEONY: English name derived from the flower name, peony, which was named after the physician god Pæon because the flower was formerly used in medicine. 
  51. PERDITA: English name created by Shakespeare, derived from the Latin word perditus, meaning "lost."
  52. PERLIE: Variant spelling of English Pearlie, meaning "pearl."
  53. PERONEL: Medieval English contracted form of Roman Latin Petronel, meaning "little rock."
  54. PERONELLE: Variant spelling of English Peronel, meaning "little rock."
  55. PERSEPHONE (Περσεφόνη): Greek name probably composed of the elements persô "person; human being" and phonos "murderer, slayer," hence "person-slayer." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the underworld, a daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Her Roman name is Proserpina.
  56. PETRA: Feminine form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
  57. PETULA: Possibly an English Christian coinage derived from Latin petulare, meaning "to ask," hence "supplicant."
  58. PETUNIA: English name derived from the flower name, from French petun, an obsolete word for the tobacco plant.
  59. PEYTON: Variant spelling of English unisex Payton, meaning "Pæga's settlement."
  60. PHEBE: English variant spelling of Greek Phoebe, meaning "shining one."
  61. PHEMIE: Short form of English Euphemie, meaning "Well I speak."
  62. PHEOBE: Modern English variant spelling of Latin Phoebe, meaning "shining one."
  63. PHILIPA: Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
  64. PHILIPPA: Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
  65. PHILIPPINA: Anglicized form of Spanish Felipina, meaning "lover of horses."
  66. PHILIS: English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
  67. PHILLIDA: Variant spelling of Greek Phyllida, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
  68. PHILLIPA: Feminine form of English Philip, meaning "lover of horses."
  69. PHILLIS: English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
  70. PHOEBE: Latin form of Greek Phoibe, meaning "shining one." In mythology, this is the name of a Titan goddess of bright intellect.
  71. PHOENIX: Latin form of Greek Phoinix, meaning "crimson." In mythology, this is the name of an immortal bird who would rise from its own ashes after being consumed by fire every 500 years. The name has been adopted into English use as a unisex name.
  72. PHRONA: English short form of Greek Sophronia, meaning "self-controlled."
  73. PHYLISS: English variant spelling of Greek Phyllis, meaning "foliage."
  74. PHYLLIDA: Feminine form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage." In use by the English.
  75. PHYLLIS (Φυλλίς): Feminine form of Greek Phyllidos, meaning "foliage." In mythology, this is the name of a girl who killed herself over love and was transformed into an almond tree, meaning "foliage."
  76. PIETY: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "piety."
  77. PIPER: English occupational surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from Middle English pipere, meaning "pipe-player."
  78. PIPPA: Pet form of English Philippa, meaning "lover of horses." It is the feminine equivalent of masculine Pip.
  79. PLEASANCE: English form of Old French Plaisance, meaning "pleasant."
  80. PLEASANT: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "pleasant."
  81. PNEUMA (Πνεῦμα): English name derived from Greek pneuma, meaning "breath," or, metaphorically, a non-material being or influence, i.e. "spirit."
  82. POLLIE: Variant spelling of English Polly, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
  83. POLLY: Alternate form of English Molly, "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." The reason for the change from "M" to "P" is not known.
  84. POLLYANNA: English compound name composed of Polly "obstinate, rebellious" and Anna "favor, grace."
  85. POPPY: English name derived from the flower name, from Latin papaver, which may be a reduplication of the base *pap-, meaning "to swell." 
  86. PORTIA: English Shakespeare character name derived from Roman Latin Porcius, meaning "pig." A moon of Uranus was given this name.
  87. POSEY: Variant spelling of English Posy, meaning both "bouquet, flower" and "(God) shall add (another son)."
  88. POSIE: Variant spelling of English Posy, meaning both "bouquet, flower" and "(God) shall add (another son)."
  89. POSY
    1. English name derived from the flower name which originally meant "a line of verse engraved on the inner surface of a ring," but later acquired the meaning "bouquet, flower."
    2. Pet form of English Josephine, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
  90. PRAISE: English name derived from the vocabulary word, "praise," from Old French preisier, from Late Latin preciare, meaning "price," hence "to value."
  91. PRIMROSE: English name derived from the flower name, from Latin prima rosa, meaning "first rose." 
  92. PRIMULA: English name derived from Latin prima, meaning "first, prime."
  93. PRINCESS: English name derived from the title, itself from Old French princesse, a feminine form of Prince, meaning "chief, first."
  94. PRIS: English short form of Roman Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
  95. PRISCILLA: Latin form of Greek Priskilla, meaning "ancient." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of Aquila's wife.
  96. PRISSY: English pet form of Latin Priscilla, meaning "ancient."
  97. PRU: Short form of English Prudence "cautious" and Prunella "little prune."
  98. PRUDENCE: English form of Latin Prudentia, meaning "cautious." This is a virtue name popular with the Puritans. Some others are Charity, Chastity, Faith, Honor, and Hope.
  99. PRUE: Short form of English Prudence "cautious" and Prunella "little prune."
  100. PRUNELLA: English name composed of Latin pruna "plum" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little prune."
  101. PURDIE: Pet form of English Perdita, meaning "lost."
  102. QIANA: Modern English name derived from the name of a silky nylon fiber developed by DuPont in 1968. 
  103. QUANDA: Old English name meaning "companion."
  104. QUANNA: African American name, of uncertain origin, possibly a variant form of the masculine Comanche name Quanah, meaning "fragrant."
  105. QUEEN: English name derived from the vocabulary word, queen, from Old English cwen "queen," from Germanic kwen, meaning "wife."
  106. QUEENA: Elaborated form of English Queen, meaning "queen" or "wife."
  107. QUEENIE: Pet form of English Queen, meaning "queen" or "wife."
  108. QUELLA: Old English name derived from the word cweald, meaning "kill."
  109. QUENBY: Old English name meaning "queen's castle."
  110. QUIANA: English variant spelling of Hawaiian Kiana, meaning "divine, heavenly."
  111. QUIANNA: Variant spelling of English Quiana, meaning "divine, heavenly."
  112. QUIBILAH: Egyptian name meaning "peaceful."
  113. QUILLA: Middle English name meaning "feather, quill."
  114. QUINTA: Feminine form of English Quintin, meaning "fifth."
  115. RACHAEL: Variant form of English Rachel, meaning "ewe."
  116. RACHEAL: Variant spelling of English Rachel, meaning "ewe."
  117. RACHEL: Compare with another form of Rachel.
    1. Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Raghnaid, meaning "battle counsel."
    2. Anglicized form of Greek Rhachel, meaning "ewe." In the bible, this is the name of Jacob's wife.
  118. RACHELLE: Variant form of English Rachel, meaning "ewe."
  119. RACHYL: Variant form of English Rachel, meaning "ewe."
  120. RACQUEL: Variant form of English Rachel, meaning "ewe."
  121. RAE: English name, possibly derived from the vocabulary word ray, meaning "sunbeam."
  122. RAELENE: Elaborated form of English Rae, possibly meaning "sunbeam."
  123. RAELYN: English compound name composed of Rae "sunbeam" and Lyn "lake," hence "sunbeam lake."
  124. RAHAB: Anglicized form of Greek Rhaab/Rhachab and Hebrew Rachab, meaning "ample, broad, spacious, wide." In the bible, this is the name of a harlot of Jericho who aided the spies in their escape and was saved from destruction.
  125. RAHEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Rachel, meaning "ewe." In the bible, this is the name of Jacob's favorite wife, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin.
  126. RAIN: Modern English name, either derived from from the vocabulary word, or a revival of the medieval English personal name Rayne, meaning "queen." Compare with masculine Rain.
  127. RALPHINA: Feminine form of English Ralph, meaning "wise wolf."
  128. RANDA: Short form of English Miranda, meaning "worthy of admiration." 
  129. RANDI: Variant spelling of English Randy, meaning "worthy of admiration."
  130. RANDY: Pet form of English Miranda, meaning "worthy of admiration." Compare with masculine Randy
  131. RAPHAELA: English feminine form of Greek Raphael, meaning "healed of God" or "whom God has healed."
  132. RASCHELLE: Elaborated form of English Rachel, meaning "ewe."
  133. RAVEN: English unisex name derived from the bird name raven, from Old English hræfn, so-called from the harsh sounds it makes.
  134. RAVENNA: Either from the Italian city name, of unknown meaning, or a feminine form of English unisex Raven, meaning "raven (the bird)."
  135. RAYLENE: Feminine form of English Ray, meaning "wise protector."
  136. RAYMONDA: Feminine form of English Raymond, meaning "wise protector."
  137. RAYNE: Medieval English name derived from Old French reine (Latin regina), meaning "queen." Compare with another form of Rayne.
  138. REAGAN: Irish surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riagáin, "descendant of Riagán," hence "furious, impulsive."
  139. REANNA: Variant spelling of English Rhianna, meaning "maiden." 
  140. REBA: Pet form of English Rebecca and Rebekah, meaning "ensnarer." Compare with another form of Reba.
  141. REBECCA: Anglicized form of Greek Rhebekka, meaning "ensnarer." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of Isaac.
  142. REBECCAH: Variant spelling of English Rebecca, meaning "ensnarer."
  143. REBECCANNE: Compound name composed of English Rebecca "ensnarer" and French Anne "favor, grace."
  144. REBECKA: Variant spelling of English Rebekah, meaning "ensnarer." Compare with another form of Rebecka.
  145. REBECKAH: Variant spelling of English Rebekah, meaning "ensnarer."
  146. REBEKAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Ribqah, meaning "ensnarer." In the bible, this is the name of the wife of Isaac.
  147. REENE: English variant spelling of French Renée, meaning "reborn."
  148. REENIE: English pet form of Latin Irene, meaning "peace."
  149. REETA: English variant spelling of Spanish Rita, meaning "pearl." Compare with another form of Reeta.
  150. REGAN: English Shakespearian name, possibly derived from the Irish Gaelic word ríogan, meaning "queen."

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