Name: Agrippa

Origin and Meaning of the Name Agrippa

  • Meaning:
    Feet first
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    (ah GRIH pah)
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    The meaning of the name is derived from a passage from the 'Naturalis Historia' of Pliny: 'in pedes procedere nascentem contra naturam est, quo argumento eos apellavere Agrippas ut aegri partus'. Roughly translated it means: 'Born with feet first in contrary to the natural procedure, it was decided he was to be named Agrippa'. It was a Roman cognomen (the used name) used in several Roman gens (families) and the name of a Jewish king and a philosopher as well.

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