Gender: Male Meaning of Prosper: "favorable, prosperous" Origin of Prosper: Latin

Prosper Origin and Meaning

The name Prosper is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "favorable, prosperous".

In France, pronounced PRO-spare, Prosper is a fairly common name; here it presents a worthy aspirational message for a child.

Prosper was the name of several early saints, including a noted fifth century theologian, St. Prosper of Aquitaine, and was a favorite of English Puritans.

Prosper has strong associations with P.Merimee, who wrote the novel Carmen, upon which the opera is based. Prospers were also the protagonists of two other books, The Shining Company by Rosemary Sutcliff and The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.

The Italian version, Prospero, is another attractive option, with ties to Shakespeare's magician character in The Tempest.

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fifi_forever Says:


Amazing name. Potential sibling is Boniface 😂

I'm Dakota Says:


Have some ice

Prosper Says:


It's my name cunt

I'm a Banana Says:


I just can't see this as a name.

katinka Says:


I really like this. Pip as a nickname perhaps?

eveyalecia Says:


I really love this name. The Thief Lord's Prosper used the nickname Prop, but I'm not so fond of that.

kpearl8 Says:


Hmm, I think you could make it work. Maybe Prospera (pro-SPAIR-a)?

jenileigh Says:


Would it be crazy for a girl?

madmaddie Says:


I like the idea of sibset Prosper and Prudence.

AS Says:


Untapped potential right here.