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Calpurnia

HeartCal-PERN-ee-ah
Latin "chalice; cup"
"chalice; cup"

Calpurnia Origin and Meaning

The name Calpurnia is girl's name of Latin origin meaning "chalice; cup".
Calpurnia is a name with a massive history. As the third and final wife of Julius Caesar, Calpurnia has been forever depicted in literature (Shakespeare) and film (Cleopatra; Rome) as a modest and sweet woman, utterly devoted to Caesar. She is said to have foretold his death and to have tried (and failed) to have warned him of the treachery of his trusted allies. Following Caesar's assassination, Calpurnia never remarried.

Calpurnia is also familiar to us from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird as the housekeeper at the Finch household.

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Famous People Named Calpurnia

  • Calpurniathird and last wife of Julius Caesar
  • Calpernia Sarah AddamsAmerican author, actress and activist
  • Calpurniafourth wife of Pliny the Younger

Calpurnia in Pop Culture

  • Calpurniahousekeeper in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird"
  • Calpurnia Virginia Tatemain character in "The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate," novel by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Calpurnia Addamsgreat,aunt in The Addams Family series
  • CalpurniaCanadian band