English nature name

Prairie Origin and Meaning

The name Prairie is a girl's name meaning "prairie".

Unspecific place name with a wonderfully wide-open, spacious, western feel; used for a character in Thomas Pynchon's novel Vineland.

Prairie is derived from the Old French word praierie, which ultimately came from the Latin pratum, meaning "meadow".

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Prairie in Pop Culture

  • Prairie DawnMuppet on "Sesame Street"
  • Prairie Johnsonmain character in the TV show "The OA"
  • Prairie Wheelera cool Valley Girl in Pynchon's "Vineland" (1990)
  • Prairie Flowercharacter played by Native American actress Mona Darkfeather in The Vanishing Tribe (1914)
  • "Little House on the Prairie"
  • "A Prairie Home Companion"
  • Pure Prairie Leagueband
  • Prairieterm for miles of fertile rolling grassland

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