GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
OTHER SCRIPTS: Πτολεμαιος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: TAHL-ə-mee (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Greek name Πτολεμαιος (Ptolemaios), derived from Greek πολεμηιος (polemeios) meaning "aggressive" or "warlike". Ptolemy was the name of several Greco-Egyptian rulers of Egypt, all descendents of Ptolemy I, one of the generals of Alexander the Great. This was also the name of a Greek astronomer.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ptolemaios (Ancient Greek)