[ 3 syll. pros-pe-ro, pr-osp-ero ] The baby boy name Prospero is pronounced as PRow-SPEH-Row (Italian, Spanish) †. Prospero is used chiefly in the Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish languages, and its origin is Latin. Prosperus (Latin) is an old form of Prospero. The name is derived from the Latin 'prosper' (meaning prosperous, lucky) which is itself of the term 'pro spe'. The name was borne by various early saints including Saint Prosper of Aquitaine (390-455), a Christian writer. It was later widely adopted by English Puritans, probably from the positive association of the name with the English word 'prosper' (meaning prosperous, lucky). The form Prospero was introduced to English speakers from the central character of the Shakespeare comedy play The Tempest (1611). In France, the name is well-known from historian and writer Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870). The name Prospera (Italian) is the female form of Prospero.
The name Prosper (English and French) is a variant of Prospero.
Prospero is an infrequently used baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Prospero include the name Prosper (English and French) and the name Próspero (Spanish).
† Pronunciation for Prospero: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"