Given Name PTOLEMY

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
OTHER SCRIPTS: Πτολεμαιος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: TAHL-ə-mee (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Πτολεμαιος (Ptolemaios), derived from Greek πολεμηιος (polemeios) meaning "aggressive, warlike". Ptolemy was the name of several Greco-Egyptian rulers of Egypt, all descendants of Ptolemy I, one of the generals of Alexander the Great. This was also the name of a Greek astronomer.

Categories

astronomers, pharaohs
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ptolemaios (Ancient Greek)