Given Name PLINY

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
PRONOUNCED: PLIN-ee (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Roman family name Plinius, which is of unknown meaning. Two 1st-century Romans are known by this name: Gaius Plinius Secundus (called Pliny the Elder), a scientist and historian who died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius; and Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (called Pliny the Younger), an author and statesman.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Plinius (Ancient Roman), Plinio (Italian), Plínio (Portuguese), Plinio (Spanish)
Entry updated November 18, 2011