Aspasia - Meaning of Aspasia
[ 4 syll. as-pa-sia, asp-as-ia ] The baby girl name Aspasia is pronounced as aa-SPAA-Siy-aa- or aa-SPEY-Z-aa †. Aspasia has its origins in the Old Greek language, and it is used largely in English, German, and Spanish. It is derived from the element aspasios which is of the meaning 'welcome one'. Aspasia was the second wife of the 5th-century Athenian statesman Pericles. The name was later adopted by English speakers in the 19th century due to interest in classical culture. In literature, it has appeared in the form Aspatia in the Beaumont and Fletcher play The Maid's Tragedy (1619), and as the name of an Irishwoman Aspasia Fitzgibbon in the Anthony Trollope novel Phineas Finn (1867).
Aspasia is uncommon as a baby name for girls. It is not in the top 1000 names.
† Pronunciation for Aspasia: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"