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Gender: Male Origin of Socrates: Greek philosopher; uncertain derivation

The name Socrates is a boy's name of Greek origin. Socrates and is often added to lists like Steampunk Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

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Quite common in traditional Greek families, but for others, we think Plato might be easier to handle.

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Famous People Named Socrates

Socrates, Greek philosopher
Aristotle Socrates Onassis, Greek shipping magnate
Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, simply known as Sócrates, was a Brazilian footballer and a medical doctor.

Pop Culture References for the name Socrates


xxmadhatterxx Says:


Love this name! Definitely going to use it

indiefendi2 Says:


I honestly like this name. It makes me think of wisdom.