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GenderMasculine
UsageItalian

Meaning & History

Means "pilgrim" in Italian. In medieval times it denoted one who had been a pilgrim to Palestine. It is ultimately from the word palma meaning "palm tree", because of the custom of pilgrims to bring palm fronds home with them. The name is sometimes given to a child born on Palm Sunday.
Feminine FormPalmira

Categories

food, fruits, green, nature, plants, sweets, trees
Entry updated March 18, 2010   Contribute