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Gender: Male Meaning of Placido: "serene" Origin of Placido: Italian and Spanish

The name Placido is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "serene". Placido and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would be the perfect twin?".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Placido

(José) Placido Domingo, 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

Pop Culture References for the name Placido

Spanish for 'calm' or 'pleasing'

Placydo, Plácido, Placidus, Placide, Placijo, Placedo, Plasedo

Placido's International Variations

Palacido (Spanish) Placyd (Slavic)