P Names – Baby names starting with P

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Padraig

Meaning of the Irish name Padraig. Listen and learn how to pronounce Padraig so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: From the Latin patricius “”nobly born.”” The patron saint of Ireland, it is hard to differentiate between fact and myth. What is probably true is that he was born in Britain around 373 AD and was brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of seven, possibly by Niall of the Nine Hostages (read the legend). Forced to guard sheep on the Slemish Mountains in Country Antrim for six years he had a vision urging him to convert his captors. He escaped to France where he trained as a priest before returning to Ireland where he banished the snakes (i.e. paganism) and converted the population to Christianity. Both Patrick and Padraig are very popular names in Ireland.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Padraig Padraic

PRONUNCIATION: “”paw + drig”” or “”paw + rik””

ENGLISH: Patrick

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Parthalon

Meaning of the name Parthalon. Listen and learn how to pronounce Parthalon so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: The name of one of the twelve apostles, it is the Irish form of the Hebrew name Bartholemew “”Son of Talmai.”” Bartley is also a derivation of the name Parthalon who was the leader of the first people to occupy Ireland after the Biblical flood, about 2,800 BC, and who, according to legend, brought agriculture to their new homeland. As such it is not really an Irish name although it was in relatively common usage in times past, particularly in the west of Ireland. The present Prime Minister of Ireland is Batholomew Ahern, although he is more commonly known as “”Bertie.””

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Parthalon Bartley

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ENGLISH: Parthalon

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Partlan

Meaning of the name Partlan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Partlan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: The name of one of the twelve apostles, it is the Irish form of the Hebrew name Bartholemew “”Son of Talmai.”” Bartley is also a derivation of the name Parthalon who was the leader of the first people to occupy Ireland after the Biblical flood, about 2,800 BC, and who, according to legend, brought agriculture to their new homeland. As such it is not really an Irish name although it was in relatively common usage in times past, particularly in the west of Ireland. The present Prime Minister of Ireland is Batholomew Ahern, although he is more commonly known as “”Bertie.””

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Partlan Bartley

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ENGLISH: Partlan

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Patrick

Meaning of the name Patrick. Listen and learn how to pronounce Patrick so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: From the Latin patricius “”nobly born.”” The patron saint of Ireland, it is hard to differentiate between fact and myth. What is probably true is that he was born in Britain around 373 AD and was brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of seven, possibly by Niall of the Nine Hostages (read the legend). Forced to guard sheep on the Slemish Mountains in Country Antrim for six years he had a vision urging him to convert his captors. He escaped to France where he trained as a priest before returning to Ireland where he banished the snakes (i.e. paganism) and converted the population to Christianity. Both Patrick and Padraig are very popular names in Ireland.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Patrick Padraig Padraic

PRONUNCIATION: “paw + drig” or “paw + rik”

ENGLISH: Patrick

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Peadar

Meaning of the Irish name Peadar. Listen and learn how to pronounce Peadar so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Irish form of Peter and thus comes ultimately from Greek petros””the rock,”” it is still in common use in Ireland today.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Peadar Peadair

PRONUNCIATION: “”pad + ar””

ENGLISH: Peter

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Pearse

Meaning of the Irish name Pearse. Listen and learn how to pronounce Pearse so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Comes from the Norman French name “”Piers”” and is still very popular as it is given to honor Patrick Pearse, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916 when Ireland won its independence from England.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Pearse Pearce Pierce

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ENGLISH:

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Peter

Meaning of the name Peter. Listen and learn how to pronounce Peter so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Irish form of Peter and thus comes ultimately from Greek petros””the rock,”” it is still in common use in Ireland today.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Peter Peadar Peadair

PRONUNCIATION: “pad + ar”

ENGLISH: Peter

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Phelan

Meaning of the name Phelan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Phelan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Comes from the word faol “”wolf.”” The earliest record of the name seems to be for a follower of the warrior Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend) who was so loyal that he would have rescued Fionn from captivity, even from God himself.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Phelan Faolan

PRONUNCIATION: “fwail + awn”

ENGLISH: Phelan

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Phelim

Meaning of the name Phelim. Listen and learn how to pronounce Phelim so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: feidhil “”beauty”” or “”ever good.”” Three kings of Munster bore the name. Feidhelm Mac Crimthainn was both a king of Munster and a Bishop of Cashel. He contested the sovereignty of Ireland with the O’Neill kings. He was unsuccessful in the ensuing battle and in 842 AD the annals record… “”The crosier of devout Feidhelm was abandoned in the blackthorns. Neill, mighty in combat, took it by right of victory.””

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Phelim Feidhelm

PRONUNCIATION: “fail + im”

ENGLISH: Phelim

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Proinsias

Meaning of the Irish name Proinsias. Listen and learn how to pronounce Proinsias so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: The Irish form of Francis, a name originating from the figure of St. Francis of Assisi. The name means “”little French man”” and was popularised in Ireland by the Franciscans whose founder was St. Francis of Assisi. The Celts would have been responsive to the stories of St. Francis’s attitude to birds and animals.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Proinsias

PRONUNCIATION: “”pron + she + iss””

ENGLISH: Francis, Frank

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