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Italian for Antonio?

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Re: Italian for Antonio?

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 4:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
PROSPERO
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Italian, Spanish
PRONOUNCED: pro-SPE-ro
Meaning & History
Italian and Spanish form of PROSPER. This was the name of the shipwrecked magician in 'The Tempest' (1611) by Shakespeare.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Prosper (English), Prosper (French), Prosperus (Late Roman)

PROSPER
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: French, English
PRONOUNCED: pro-SPER (French), PRAHS-pər (English) [key]
Meaning & History
From the Latin name Prosperus, which meant "fortunate, successful". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a supporter of Saint Augustine. It has never been common as an English name, though the Puritans used it, partly because it is identical to the English word prosper.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Prospero (Italian), Prosperus (Late Roman), Prospero (Spanish)
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