"Persian woman"

Persis Origin and Meaning

The name Persis is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "Persian woman".

Parents seeking a distinctive New Testament name might consider this one. Adopted by some Puritans in the seventeenth century, Persis was used in the William Dean Howells novel The Rise of Silas Lapham for the wife of the protagonist.

In Romans 16.12 of the New Testament, Persis is a Roman woman who was an early follower of Christ, mentioned by St. Paul in a letter as "beloved" and having "worked hard in the Lord."

Indian actress Persis Khambatta was Lieutenant Ilia in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Persis Popularity

Famous People Named Persis

  • Persis KhambattaIndian actress and beauty queen
  • Persis DrellAmerican physicist
  • Persis KirmseBritish painter
  • Persidawife of Alexander Karadordevic, Prince of Serbia and ancestor to the monarchs of Yugoslavia

Persis in Pop Culture

  • Persis Fordcharacter in "Anne of Ingleside", daughter of Leslie and Owen Ford
  • PersisLatin form of "Persia"