Calpurnia

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Gender: Female Pronunciation: Cal-PERN-ee-ah Meaning of Calpurnia: "chalice; cup" Origin of Calpurnia: Latin "chalice; cup"

The name Calpurnia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "chalice; cup". Calpurnia and is often added to user-created lists like Extravagant names....... and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Calpurnia is a name with a massive history. As the third and final wife of Julius Caesar, Calpurnia has been forever depicted in literature (Shakespeare) and film (Cleopatra; Rome) as a modest and sweet woman, utterly devoted to Caesar. She is said to have foretold his death and to have tried (and failed) to have warned him of the treachery of his trusted allies. Following Caesar's assassination, Calpurnia never remarried.

Calpurnia is also familiar to us from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird as the housekeeper at the Finch household.

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Famous People Named Calpurnia

Calpurnia, third and last wife of Julius Caesar
Calpernia Sarah Addams, American author, actress and activist
Calpurnia, fourth wife of Pliny the Younger

Pop Culture References for the name Calpurnia

Calpurnia, housekeeper in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Calpurnia Virginia Tate, main character in "The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate," novel by Jacqueline Kelly
Calpurnia Addams, great-aunt in The Addams Family series
Calpurnia, Canadian band