Gender Masculine
Scripts Περικλῆς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. PEHR-ə-kleez(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Περικλῆς (Perikles), which was derived from the Greek elements περί (peri) meaning "around, exceedingly" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian statesman and general. It is also the name of the central character in the play Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1608) written (or co-written) by William Shakespeare.

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Entry updated June 9, 2023