The name Pericles is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "far-famed". Pericles and is often added to user-created lists like Great Shakespeare Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".
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.