Persephone: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Persephone

[per-SEF-uh-nee]

Okay, prepare yourself: this name of Greek origin means "bringer of death" (Persephone, after all, was the Greek goddess of the underworld). But if you can look beyond that, it's a very pretty name - and the only thing your little Persephone will kill is your ability to go out without hiring a babysitter.

Nicknames:

Persy, Seph, Sephy.

Famous people named Persephone:

Actress Persephone Swales-Dawson.

Fun fact:

In addition to ruling the underworld, the mythological Persephone also ruled the harvest: grain and vegetation.

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