Given Name PROSPER

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: French, English
PRONOUNCED: PRAWS-PER (French), PRAHS-pər (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Latin name Prosperus, which meant "fortunate, successful". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a supporter of Saint Augustine. It has never been common as an English name, though the Puritans used it, partly because it is identical to the English word prosper.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Prospero (Italian), Prosperus (Late Roman), Próspero (Spanish)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017