Palma- A Spanish surname that evokes scenes of the beach.
Pamina- A great way to honor a Pamela. Plus, you can call her Mina or Minnie.
Pasha- I've been hearing a lot of Sashas around lately (and she might be going to the boys), but Pasha is a darling alternative.
Penna- Penna is the quirky-cute name many parents are looking for. I prefer her on her own, but she also works as a nickname for Penelope.
Peridot- This gemstone name has only one pitfall--is it pear-ih-doe or pear-ih-dot? I'm a fan of the latter, because then you can call her Dot.
Pimm- Pimm was a favorite of mine for a long time. I was first introduced to her by Abby, and I think she'd make the perfect sister name for Nell. Alas, whenever I bring her up, I get a less than warm reception.
Plum- Food names can be hit or miss, but Plum is definitely a winner. This sweet, purple-hued name should be used more often.
Pomme- She's the French word for apple, which makes Pomme a sort of food name as well. I love her as a nickname for Pomeline (a guilty pleasure name of mine), but she works well on her own, too.
Posy- Posy is so charming! She works as an unusual nickname for Sophia.
Prairie- Prairie is an unexpected nature name ready to be picked up by hipsters. She could become quite popular in the coming years.