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Given Name ANDROCLES
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ανδροκλης (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: AN-drə-kleez (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Latinized form of the Greek Ανδροκλης (Androkles) which meant "glory of a man", derived from ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος) and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the name of a man who pulled a thorn from a lion's paw in one of Aesop's fables.
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VARIANT: Androkles