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Gender: M Meaning of Pericles: "far-famed" Origin of Pericles: Greek

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Ancient Athenian statesman whose name was once used in this country mostly for slaves. Deserves to be liberated for use by the population at large -- though it might take a few generations.

Famous People Named Pericles

Pericles, ancient Greek statesman
Pericles Pantazis, Greek impressionist painter
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Pop Culture References for the Name Pericles

"Pericles, Prince of Tyre," play by William Shakespeare