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PronouncedPron.PRAWS-PER French
PRAHS-pər English

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 & CulturesProspero Italian Prosperus Late Roman Próspero Spanish
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