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