Pure perfection can be found with boy names that start with P. With their perky energy and playful vibes, there’s no surprise that baby boy names starting with P have been popular in recent years. As the surname trend sweeps the charts, P names for boys like Parker, Palmer, and Pierson are showing up more and more on the playground. At the same time, longstanding classics like Phillip, Peter, and Paul still remain popular picks among parents.

Baby boy names that start with P range from the poetic Plato to the prestigious Princeton with each name offering its own pinch of pizzazz. There are strong boy names like Pierce and Patton as well as gentler monikers like Presley and Pax.

If you’re looking for a phenomenal find outside of the norm, check out the many unique boy names that start with P. There’s the -aden trend darling of Paden meaning “fighting man’s estate” as well as the unexpected surname pick of Parks.

Among boy names that start with P you’ll find a number of origins to explore. There are vibrant Vietnamese names like Phong as well as handsome Hebrew picks like Phineas. Venture through each origin to find your favorite among boy names that start with P.

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Paahana
Paavo

Small

Latin

Pablo

A Spanish equivalent of Paul.

Spanish

#414 (0.0514%)  
Pablos

Spanish

Pace

Passover

Hebrew

#2,425 (0.0006%)  
Paciano

Peace

Spanish

Pacifico

Calm, tranquil

Spanish

Pacificus

Calm, tranquil

Spanish

Packard

German

Packer
Packert
Packey

Patrician, noble

Latin

Packston

Poecc's settlement

English

Paco

Spanish

Pacorro

Frenchman; free man

Spanish

Paddey

Patrician, noble

Latin

Paddie

Patrician, noble

Latin

Paddy

A diminutive form of Patrick.

Irish

Paden

Fighting-man's estate

English

Padget

French

Padgett

French

Padhraig

Patrician, noble

Latin

Padraic

Patrician, noble

Latin

Padraig

Patrician, noble

Latin

Padric

Patrician, noble

Latin

Pagan

Countryman

Latin

Page

“A boy in training for knighthood,” but based on the Greek pais, a child.

French

Paget

French

Pagett

French

Pagiel

God disposes

Hebrew

Paice

Passover

Hebrew

Paige

“An attendant on a knight.” See Page.

French

Pain

Countryman, rustic villager, peasant

Latin

Paine

Countryman, rustic villager, peasant

Latin

Penekiko
Peni’amina
Peniamina
Penlea

Enclosed meadow

English

Penleigh

Enclosed meadow

English

Penley

Enclosed meadow

English

Penly

Enclosed meadow

English

Penn

Enclosure; hill

English

#2,088 (0.0011%)  
Percival

Pierce the vale

French

Percivall

Pierce the vale

French

Percy

A diminutive form of Percival.

Latin

#2,264 (0.0008%)  
Perdido

Lost

Latin

Pennlea

Enclosed meadow

English

Peregrin

Traveler, wanderer

Latin

Pennleigh

Enclosed meadow

English

Peregrine

Traveler, wanderer

Latin