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Paltiel פַּלְטִיאֵל Paltiel "G-d is my deliverance" Paltiel refers to two people in the Bible, one of whom is a prince in the Tribe of Issachar (Numbers 34:26). The more famous Paltiel, son of Laish, was married to Saul's daughter Michal who was taken from him and given back to David as his wife. Paltiel is not a popular Modern Hebrew name. "And Ishbosheth sent, and took her from her husband, from Paltiel the son of Laish." (2 Samuel 3:15) gender male
Pazit פָּזִית Pazit Relating to gold Pazit is a girls' name which is a variation on one of the Hebrew words for gold, Paz. "His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars." (Song of Songs 5:15) gender female
Pele פֶּלֶא Pele Wonder, miracle Pele was not used as a name in the Bible, but has become a rather unique and beautiful name in more recent times. "O Lord, you are my G-d; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have performed wonders; your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth." (Isaiah 25:1) gender male and female
Peretz פֶּרֶץ Peretz Relating to breaching or bursting forth Perez was the son of Judah and Tamar and Zerah's twin brother. His name comes from the fact that he "burst forth" from the womb. He is also regarded as an ancestor of King David. "And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How have you broken forth? This breach be upon you: therefore his name was called Perez." (Genesis 38:29) gender male
Pinchas פִּנְחָס Pinchas Oracle Phinehas was an Israelite priest who was the son of Elazar the High Priest and the grandson of Aaron. He was known for his zealotry and famously stopped Israelite idol worship in the wilderness by executing an Israelite man and Midianite woman in their tent. Many say that the name is derived from an Egyptian name, possibly meaning "serpent's mouth." "Phinehas, the son of Elazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy." (Numbers 25:11) gender male
Pninah פְּנִינָה Pninah Pearl, gem Penninah was the name of one of Elkanah's wives (Hannah, the mother of Samuel was his other wife). While the meaning of the name is not readily apparent according to its context in the Bible, it has been accepted to mean "pearl", and is used as such in the Modern Hebrew language. "And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children." (1 Samuel 1:2) gender female