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25+ Pretty Perfect Boy Names that Start with P

May 10, 2022

25+ Pretty Perfect Boy Names that Start with P

AHEAD: The ultimate list of P names for boys—plus their meanings and popularity.

If you’re looking for a cool boys’ name starting with the letter P, you’re in the right place!

Below, I’ve rounded up every single P name that’s even the slightest bit modern and cool.

For each name, you’ll find its meaning and current popularity—which will hopefully help you narrow down your list of favorites.

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While there are only 17 “P” names ranking in the top 1000, there are a bunch of other princely names that are more rare (without being too out there).

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific style, or keep on scrolling and view all of these cool boys’ names starting with the letter P.

Related: P Girl Names

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Cool boy names that start with P

Kicking off our list with a bunch of “P” names that feel fresh and modern. Believe it or not, only 5 of them are ranking in the top 1000.

Pacey

  • Name meaning: Unknown meaning.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Paxton

  • Name meaning: Peace town.
  • Popularity: #255

Penn

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Pierce

  • Name meaning: Rock. Son of Piers.
  • Popularity: #499

Pike

  • Name meaning: A type of fish. Also a weapon. A fraternity.
  • Popularity: This short boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Porter

  • Name meaning: Gatekeeper (occupation).
  • Popularity: #441

Prince

  • Name meaning: Son of a ruler.
  • Popularity: #333

Princeton

  • Name meaning: Prince town. An Ivy League university.
  • Popularity: #477

If you like these trendy boy names that start with P you’ll also like this list of southern names and these edgy names.

Gender neutral “P” names

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All of these P names would work for a boy or a girl.

Palmer

  • Name meaning: He who holds the palm. A pilgrim who carried palm branches back from the Holy Land.
  • Popularity: Palmer ranks #990 for boys and #329 for girls.

Parker

  • Name meaning: Park keeper.
  • Popularity: Parker ranks #93 for boys and #115 for girls.

Perrin

  • Name meaning: Rock or pear tree.
  • Popularity: This name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Peyton

  • Name meaning: Fighter’s estate.
  • Popularity: Peyton ranks #471 for boys and #99 for girls.

Phoenix

  • Name meaning: A mythical bird that rises from the ashes and is born again.
  • Popularity: Phoenix ranks #248 for boys and #308 for girls.

Portland

  • Name meaning: Land near a port. The largest city in Oregon.
  • Popularity: This name isn’t ranking for either gender.

If you like these gender neutral names that start with the letter P you’ll also like this list of nonbinary names.

Timeless “P” names

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These boy names starting with P have been around forever and many of them continue to be popular today.

Pablo

  • Name meaning: Spanish version of Paul, meaning small or humble.
  • Popularity: #401

Pascal

  • Name meaning: Relating to Easter.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Patrick

  • Name meaning: Nobleman or ruler.
  • Popularity: #214

Paul

  • Name meaning: Small or humble.
  • Popularity: #257

Pedro

  • Name meaning: Spanish version of Peter, meaning rock.
  • Popularity: #432

Percy

  • Name meaning: Piercing the valley.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Perry

  • Name meaning: Dweller near a pear tree.
  • Popularity: This name last ranked in 2006.

Peter

  • Name meaning: Rock.
  • Popularity: #215

Philip or Phillip

  • Name meaning: Lover of horses.
  • Popularity: Philip ranks #451 and Phillip is #523.

Philippe

  • Name meaning: Lover of horses.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Prescott

  • Name meaning: Priest’s cottage.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Preston

  • Name meaning: Priest’s estate.
  • Popularity: #241

If you like these timeless boy names that start with P you may also like this list of 2-syllable names.

Final thoughts on “P” boy names

Hopefully, you’ve found a few lead contenders on this list, or at least come away with some baby name inspiration.

Whether you prefer a name that’s trendy or timeless, all of these boys’ names are fantastic choices.

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect name for your son!

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