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

The name Pericles is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "far-famed". Pericles and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Pericles

Pericles, ancient Greek statesman
Pericles Pantazis, Greek impressionist painter
Pericles A. Sakellarios, Greek architect

Pop Culture References for the name Pericles

"Pericles, Prince of Tyre," play by William Shakespeare
Professor Pericles, evil mastermind parrot in Scooby-Doo cartoons.