Gender: Male Meaning of Ptolemy: "aggressive, warlike" Origin of Ptolemy: Greek

Ptolemy Origin and Meaning

The name Ptolemy is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "aggressive, warlike".

Pronounced "TAHL-a-mee," this was the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals and several Greco-Egyptian rulers, as well as the name of a famous Greek astronomer. Actress Gretchen Mol brought it into modern times when she chose it for her baby.

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brittanyanitarose Says:


The Italian spelling might seem more usable to some. Tolomei

Azi*Cwater Says:


Nickname Ptom with a silent P anyone?

JossieChris Says:


Gorgeous name and strong meaning. Needs an alternative spelling. I like nn Lemy. This pairs nicely with any last name. Cute for a child and sexy for a grown man.

Marlz81 Says:


I love this name

eveyalecia Says:


I've actually always had a soft spot for this name... though I don't consider it very usable today.