Opera star Domingo was responsible for giving this popular Latin name its green card. It was commonly used by early Christians to convey their serenity in the faith, and it was borne by several minor saints.
(José) PlacidoDomingo, Spanish operatic tenor
Plácido Enrique Polanco, Dominican-American baseball player
Placido Puccinelli, Italian Cassinese monk, historian and scholar
Plácido, Tonkawa American Indian chief
Placido Falconio, Italian composer
Placido Zurla, Italian Camaldolese Cardinal and writer on medieval geography