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Gender: Female Meaning of Persis: "Persian woman" Origin of Persis: Greek

The name Persis is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "Persian woman". Persis and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names from Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Parents seeking a distinctive New Testament name might consider this one. Adopted by some Puritans in the seventeenth century, Persis was used in the William Dean Howells novel The Rise of Silas Lapham for the wife of the protagonist.

In Romans 16.12 of the New Testament, Persis is a Roman woman who was an early follower of Christ, mentioned by St. Paul in a letter as "beloved" and having "worked hard in the Lord."

Indian actress Persis Khambatta was Lieutenant Ilia in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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Famous People Named Persis

Persis Khambatta, Indian actress and beauty queen
Persis Drell, American physicist
Persis Kirmse, British painter
Persida, wife of Alexander Karadordevic, Prince of Serbia and ancestor to the monarchs of Yugoslavia

Pop Culture References for the name Persis

Persis Ford, character in "Anne of Ingleside", daughter of Leslie and Owen Ford
Persis, Latin form of "Persia"