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Perseus Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Perseus is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Perseus is "destroyer".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2589 in baby name popularity for boys with 47 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Perseus Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Perseus has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Perseus to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Perseus include Pertho.

Other Tidbits

Perseus falls into the Greek myth name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Perseus in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Perseus.

Just for fun, see the name Perseus in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Perseus in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.