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

Calpurnia Origin and Meaning

The name Calpurnia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "chalice; cup".

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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livialucille Says:

2018-10-29T04:09:11

Cute. Could work as a cat name if you don't feel up to using it for a human baby. CalPURRnia!

Eliane Says:

2017-12-27T09:15:39

Looks almost as bad as Wallpurgia.