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Pericles meaning and name origin
Pericles \p(e)-ric-les, per(i)-cles\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Pericles is "far-famed". Name of an Athenian statesman from Greece (fourth century BC) who supported both democracy and dominance of Athens. In the 19th century, slave owners in the South of America sometimes gave slaves classical names such as Pericles or Aeneas, and they have been passed on since in those families.
Baby names that sound like Pericles are Berkley, Berkeley, Barcley, Berklee and Brickel. Other similar baby names are Hercules and Herakles.
Popularity of Pericles
Pericles is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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