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

The name Ptolemy is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "aggressive, warlike". Ptolemy and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Warrior and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

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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Comments

brittanyanitarose Says:

2019-03-03T19:42:50

The Italian spelling might seem more usable to some. Tolomei

Azi*Cwater Says:

2017-12-05T16:31:31

Nickname Ptom with a silent P anyone?

JossieChris Says:

2017-04-22T01:47:37

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:

2015-09-25T19:46:44

I love this name

eveyalecia Says:

2015-05-01T05:14:51

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