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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 9 Views | 🔊 5 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Name of a Pharaoh

Pronunciation: TAH-luh-mee, /ˈtɒləmi/, T AA L AH M IY

Popularity Rank: #790,113

On this page:

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

Ptolemy Meaning

Derived from the Greek name Πτολεμαῖος (Ptolemaios), possibly meaning "aggressive" or "warlike". It was the name of several kings in the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt.

Ptolemy also means "Name of a Pharaoh, Aggressive, Greek name possibly meaning "aggressive" or "warlike", used by kings in ancient Egypt.".

Ptolemy is found in United Kingdom, United States of America, Nigeria, and 3 more countries.

Ptolemy Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: TAH-luh-mee

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈtɒləmi/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: T AA L AH M IY

T: Pronounce as in "top" (T AA P)

AA: Pronounce as in "father" (AA F TH ER)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

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

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

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 Ptolemy

  • Arabic: كلاوديوس بطليموس
  • Egyptian Arabic: كلاوديوس بطليموس
  • Belarusian: Клаўдзій Пталемей
  • Bulgarian: Клавдий Птолемей
  • Bengali: টলেমি
  • Danish: Ptolemæus
  • German: Claudius Ptolemäus
  • Greek, Modern (1453-): Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαίος
  • Persian: بطلمیوس
  • French: Ptolémée
  • Hebrew: תלמי (אסטרונום)
  • Hindi: क्लाडियस टॉलमी
  • Armenian: Պտղոմեոս Կլավդիոս
  • Japanese: クラウディオス・プトレマイオス
  • Georgian: პტოლემე
  • Kazakh: Клавдий Птолемей
  • Korean: 클라우디오스 프톨레마이오스
  • Kurdish: Batlamyûs
  • Luxembourgish; Letzeburgesch: Ptolemäus
  • Lithuanian: Klaudijus Ptolemėjus
  • Macedonian: Клавдиј Птоломеј
  • Malayalam: ടോളമി
  • Burmese: တော်လမီ
  • Occitan (post 1500): Claudi Ptolemèu
  • Panjabi; Punjabi: ਕਲੌਡੀਅਸ ਟੋਲੇਮੀ
  • Russian: Клавдий Птолемей
  • Serbian: Клаудије Птолемеј
  • Tamil: தொலெமி
  • Thai: ทอเลมี
  • Tatar: Клавдий Птолемей
  • Ukrainian: Клавдій Птолемей
  • Urdu: بطلیموس
  • Chinese: 托勒密

Ptolemy Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Ptolemy is recorded 17 times globally, ranking it as the 790,113th most common name worldwide.

Ptolemy is most prevalent in United Kingdom, with 7 occurrences, making it the 40,790th most popular name in the country.

Ptolemy Popularity by Country

Ptolemy popularity in U.S.


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

Famous People with Name Ptolemy

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Ptolemy Name Poster

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