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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 13 Views | 🔊 13 Pronunciations
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Gender: Female

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Person Slayer

Pronunciation: per-SEH-fuh-nee, /pɜːrˈsɛfəni/, P AH R S AH F OW N

Popularity Rank: #142,104

On this page:

  • 1. Persephone Meaning
  • 2. Persephone Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Persephone
  • 4. Translations of Persephone
  • 5. Persephone Name Popularity
  • 6. Persephone popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Persephone
  • 8. Persephone Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Persephone

Persephone Meaning

Persephone is derived from the Greek name Persephonē, possibly meaning 'destroyer of light'. In Greek mythology, she was the queen of the underworld and also the goddess of spring growth.

Persephone also means "Person Slayer, Wife of Hades, Goddess of the underworld and spring growth in Greek mythology.".

Persephone is commonly found in United States of America, United Kingdom, France, and 25 more countries.

Persephone Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: per-SEH-fuh-nee

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /pɜːrˈsɛfəni/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: P AH R S AH F OW N

P: Pronounce as in "pig" (P IH G)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

F: Pronounce as in "fish" (F IH SH)

OW: Pronounce as in "go" (G OW)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Persephone

Persephone Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Persephone is recorded 150 times globally, ranking it as the 142,104th most common name worldwide.

Persephone is most prevalent in United States of America, with 74 occurrences, making it the 21,196th most popular name in the country.

In United States of America, the name Persephone is found among 1 in every 24447 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

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Persephone popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Persephone from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Persephone

  • Persephone Borrow is a Immunologist from United Kingdom.
  • Persephone Painter is a Potter from Greece.
  • Persephone Swales-Dawson
    Persephone Swales-Dawson is a Actor from United Kingdom.
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