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What does Pericles mean?

Pericles Pronunciation of Pericles [per-i-cles] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: greek, 19th century, classical (medieval).


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How popular is Pericles?

Pericles is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#71610 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Pericles has not been listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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Similar Names

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