Name Day:  August 24

Gender: Masculine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Aggressive; warlike.”

Pronunciation: (TO-leh-mee) Ptolemy

Nicknames: Tol, Tolo, Lemy

Detail: Greek name derived from the word polemeios, meaning “agressive, warlike.” Ptolemy was very popular with the upper class of Greece for several hundred years AD, so appears on many unrelated generals and leaders of the time.

Ptolemy was an Egyptian astronomer, mathematician, and geographer who flourished in Alexandria during the 2nd century A.D.

It was also the name of fifteen Egyptian kings.


  • Batlemos (Arabic)
  • Ptolemaeus (Greek)
  • Ptolemaeus (Latin)
  • Ptolemaios (Greek / German)
  • Ptolemais (Greek)
  • Ptolemäus (German)
  • Ptolemy (English)
  • Ptolomeo (Spanish)
  • Talmai (Aramaic)
  • Talmai (Hebrew)
  • Tolomeo (Italian / Spanish)

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